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  • Alice Marie Johnson to President Trump: 'I am going to make you proud'

    06/09/2018 9:22:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2018 | E. Greenberg, J. Lynch, N. Valencia
    Alice Marie Johnson's life changed on Wednesday -- and she has US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West to thank. And thank them she did as soon as she left an Alabama prison after 21 years behind bars. "I feel like my life is starting over again," an emotional Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Aliceville. Trump commuted the first-time nonviolent drug offender's life sentence on Wednesday, one week after Kardashian pleaded her case in an Oval Office meeting with the President. "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life....
  • With pardoned Alice Johnson shouting, 'I love you, President Trump!' - the left stews

    06/07/2018 7:44:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Only on the left would we see the presidential pardon of a non-violent drug offender, a cause that up until now has been a Sorosian shibboleth, greeted with grumbles. Why? Because President Trump took the initiative to get it done, hearing of the 63 year-old grandmother's plight from big-name celebrity Kim Kardashian. The left loathes Trump more than they value that woman and the cause she represents, so a good deed suddenly becomes a bad deed. Here's how the left and its media minions took it, starting with the Guardian: On Wednesday, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson,...
  • Please, no more threads about Trump, Kardashian, and Alice Johnson [vanity]

    06/06/2018 11:44:00 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 54 replies
    June 6, 2018 | self
    There are already 3 threads on this - enough, already.
  • After Kim Kardashian West Meeting, Trump Commutes Life Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

    06/06/2018 11:03:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/06/2018
    Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine.... “Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked...
  • Trump has pardoned Alice Johnson

    06/06/2018 9:19:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 71 replies
    Axios ^ | 06/06/2018 | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump has signed a pardon for Alice Johnson, currently serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, according to a source with direct knowledge. CNN first reported earlier today that the White House had prepped the paperwork for Johnson's pardon. The details: Johnson's cause was championed last week at the White House by Kim Kardashian West. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who pushed for Johnson's pardon, had been in contact with Kardashian West over the past several months on the issue. Per a source familiar, White House counsel Don McGahn is skeptical of the merits of pardoning...
  • ‘She Hates Me’: WaPo Reveals Why Evangelicals Jumped Aboard The Trump Train

    07/22/2018 2:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2018 | Chris White, Energy Reporter
    The Washington Post asked locals at a southern Baptist church in Alabama why they voted for President Donald Trump despite that the former reality TV star’s conduct. Their answer was short and to the point. Members of the First Baptist church of Luverne, Alabama say former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president was a no-go for them, according to a report Saturday from WaPo. “She hates me,” Terry Drew, a member of the church, said of Clinton, who lost Alabama by almost 700,000 votes. “She has contempt for people like me, and Clay, and people who love God...
  • Millennials outraged after baseball team advertises 'Millennial Night' (TR)

    07/19/2018 4:07:56 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/19/2018 | Emilie Ikeda
    If I say lover of naps, “selfies” and participation ribbons, you would say . . . Millennials? According to one Alabama minor league baseball team, those are the pillars of life for people born between the 1980s and early 2000s, along with avocados, craft beer and safe spaces. n an effort to bring younger fans to the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits are hosting "Millennial Night" this weekend, but their advertising on social media set off an eruption of mixed feedback from the very group they’re trying to attract. The Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate, currently with a record of 15-11,...
  • Trump backed Rep. Martha Roby, wins AL runoff primary.

    07/17/2018 6:18:55 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 21 replies
    Congresswoman, Rep.Martha Roby, Republican, has easily defeated her opponent, Bobby Bright in a run-off CD special election this evening, garnering 66% of the vote!!! Another win for the Trumpies!!!
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • Latino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit

    07/12/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of Latino civil rights organizations asked Thursday a judge in Alabama to include them as co-defendants in a lawsuit brought by the state against the federal government, seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census. The groups, led by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and Birmingham civil rights attorneys James U. Blacksher and Edward Still, said they don't trust the Trump administration to mount a defense to Alabama's lawsuit. “One legal outcome of the Civil War was a Constitution that abandons the previous ‘3/5 rule’ and treats all persons as full ‘persons’; that Alabama, of...
  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food “no longer be made to the sheriffs personally.” Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • Mike Lee's chances as SCOTUS pick

    07/06/2018 12:25:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 6, 2018 9:13 am | Herb Scribner
    Robert Costa, a Washington Post political reporter and NBC News political analyst, tweeted Thursday: "When I asked a prominent Trump ally about Sen. Lee/ SCOTUS, they said this article is floating around the WH, as evidence that he's a long shot." Costa included a link to an Associated Press story about Lee casting a "protest" vote in the 2016 presidential election for independent candidate Evan McMullin.
  • LG to Build New 500MW Solar Module Manufacturing Plant in Alabama (160 full-time jobs)

    06/30/2018 12:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Greentech Media ^ | June 27, 2018 | Julia Pyper
    LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. presence with a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The South Korean technology giant will invest $28 million to set up the factory that's expected to create 160 new full-time jobs. LG will add two production lines at its 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. The solar module plant will bring LG's total employment in the Southern city to more than 400 workers. Starting in early 2019, the new manufacturing plant is expected to produce 500 megawatts of solar modules per year. LG joins a...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters cancels Birmingham trip due to security concerns

    06/28/2018 10:29:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 28, 2018 | Jonece Starr Dunigan
    U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, has cancelled a planned trip to Birmingham due to security concerns. She was scheduled to speak Friday at an annual conference for black female politicians, local officials and community leaders. Waters was supposed to address an audience of black women for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women's Annual Legislative Conference, which starts today and ends Sunday. But NOBEL President Karen Camper, a state representative from Tennessee, confirmed that Waters was no longer coming because of security reasons. Details about the safety concerns have not been released and it's not known if a...
  • Three companies to hold upcoming job fairs (Alabama and elsewhere)

    06/19/2018 3:39:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | June 19, 2018 | Noel Geiger and Christine Mitchell
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Three Huntsville companies are searching for people with different skill sets this summer. Remington Arms Company, Mesker Doors and Torch Technologies will host their own job fairs in June and July. Below are the following details: JUNE: Who: Remington When: Thursday, June 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: 1816 Remington Trail SW (follow the signs on Wall Triana Highway) Why: Hiring for CNC Mill & Lathe Operators _____________________________________ Who: Torch Technologies When: Thursday, June 28, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: The Freedom Center, 4090 South Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL Why: Seeking individuals with technical degrees...
  • Australian company selects Huntsville for US manufacturing plant (200 jobs in Alabama)

    06/09/2018 4:37:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WAAY-TV ^ | June 6, 2018 | Sydney Martin
    EOS says in six to nine months the manufacturing plant will be in full production. Electro Optic Systems or EOS is an Australian company that's coming to the Rocket City. The company is based out of Australia but is now opening a United States Headquarters in Huntsville. The building will produce products of the company for the defense industry. Their United States President who has been a part of the defense industry in Huntsville for years told WAAY 31 about the products they will be manufacturing. "What you can do with this system is you can stay in the vehicle,...
  • US Rep. Roby forced into July runoff in Alabama GOP primary

    06/06/2018 8:43:57 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 6th, 2018 | KIM CHANDLER
    <p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, one of a handful of Alabama Republicans who criticized Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been forced into a July runoff for the GOP nomination for her seat.</p> <p>Roby will face Bobby Bright in the runoff in the state's 2nd congressional district, a conservative swath where loyalty to Trump became a central issue of the midterm primary.</p>
  • Polls close in Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, as eight states hold primaries

    06/05/2018 6:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Voting precincts have closed in Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota as eight states hold primaries Tuesday, including in California where the Democratic Party’s plan to regain control of the House of Representatives faces a big test. The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin will win Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in New Jersey. But it is too early to project a winner on the Democratic side, where incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is battling fellow Democrat Lisa McCormick. Menendez’s corruption and bribery case is expected to play a starring role in...
  • Marine manufacturer opening facility in Robertsdale - now hiring (Alabama)

    06/03/2018 8:12:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WALA-TV ^ | March 20, 2018 | Hal Scheurich
    ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - Baldwin County has landed another manufacturer from outside the US. Canada-based AdvanTec Marine will be setting up shop in Robertsdale. AdvanTec manufactures closures and fittings for yachts and ships and this will be their first facility in the southeast US. The company plans to hire 46 workers and AdvanTec will be putting out an annual payroll of nearly two and a half million dollars. Most of the jobs are high-paying, skilled labor jobs. Very soon, an empty warehouse in the Robertsdale Industrial Park will be a thriving business once again. It’s been vacant since Hydrotech Industries...