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  • John Merrill officially announces run for U.S. Senate

    06/25/2019 10:02:39 AM PDT · by commish · 70 replies
    WSFA Television ^ | June 25, 2019 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - John Merrill officially announced Tuesday he will run for the U.S. Senate. Merrill made the announcement around 10 a.m. Tuesday, releasing a video on social media. Merrill was elected Alabama’s chief elections officer in 2014 and won re-election in 2018. The Senate seat is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore in a 2017 special election.
  • Gaffe? Kirsten Gillibrand on CBS: Abortion is a 'Life and Death' Decision

    05/19/2019 2:11:59 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was a stunning admission for a hardcore abortion backer to make. Kirsten Gillibrand has described abortion as a "life and death" decision that women should have the right to make. Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, and a presidential candidate who is barely registering in the polls, made her astonishing recognition of what abortion is really about on today's Face the Nation. Gillibrand thus implicitly acknowledges that there is a human "life" at stake in abortion. Yet she wants to give women the virtually unfettered power to choose "death Get the rest of the story and view the...
  • How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary

    06/24/2019 10:19:09 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 416 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Live Blog: Women’s World Cup Jun. 20, 2019 | Geoffrey Skelley
    A large primary field may fragment the vote, making it unlikely that a candidate could win a majority and avoid a runoff and making it easier for Moore to advance to a runoff with only the support of his base. The point is that Moore does have a path — especially a path to a primary runoff if there’s a crowded GOP field. And if he does get there, he would be only one step away from a rematch with Jones. Moore would still have a decent chance of winning a general election in conservative Alabama, and that is surely...
  • Trump: My One ‘Do-Over’ Would Be Jeff Sessions

    06/23/2019 9:59:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” President Donald Trump said given another chance he would not appoint former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as attorney general. Host Chuck Todd asked, “If you could have one do-over as president, what would it be?” Trump replied, “It would be personnel.” He continued, “I would say if I had one do-over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. That would be my one.” Sessions’ recusal in the 2016 Russian interference probe led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
  • The Most Anti-Conservative Company in America is Making a Big Move - Greenfield

    06/22/2019 9:03:38 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 56 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 21, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Most Anti-Conservative Company in America is Making a Big Move Is the country run by the voters or by Marc Benioff? June 21, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 80 "You better consider the economic consequences of your social and political advocacy," Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff warned conservative states. It was 2016 and the smirking bearded billionaire was fresh off his war against conservative states, most notably Indiana, which had dared to pass laws protecting religious freedom against his wishes. The portly billionaire with a scraggly beard and a social justice brand that covers his ruthlessness in his business dealings responded...
  • 5 Weeks Since AL Passed Abortion Ban & Its Economy Is Bursting at the Seams

    06/21/2019 8:59:34 PM PDT · by Hostage · 29 replies
    The Western Journal - Conservative Tribune ^ | PUBLISHED JUNE 21, 2019 | BEN MARQUIS
    It was little more than a month ago in May when the Republican-led state of Alabama passed and signed into law what is arguably the nation’s toughest restrictions against abortion, and liberals could not have been more incensed at the pro-life measure. There were numerous calls for a boycott of the state in retaliation by prominent Democrats and donors, as well as liberal activists in the entertainment and media industries. Yet, it would appear that the proposed liberal boycott of Alabama was either never actually launched or had no measurable impact, as the state is flourishing economically. Advertisement - story...
  • Mark Levin endorses State Rep. Arnold Mooney for 2020 U.S. Senate — Moore ‘had his shot and he lost’

    06/20/2019 6:24:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | 6/20/2019 2 hrs ago | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore made his expected candidacy for the 2020 U.S. Senate Republican nomination official with an announcement in Montgomery. Reactions to Moore’s candidacy have been plentiful, and on the Thursday broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin, author of “Unfreedom of the Press,” offered his response with an endorsement for State Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs). Levin called Mooney “the most conservative individual” in a field that includes Moore, Mooney, former Auburn head football head coach Tommy Tuberville and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope). “I want to make...
  • McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid

    06/20/2019 4:47:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 06/20/19 04:06 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Thursday that he and his allies will actively work to oppose Roy Moore's bid for Alabama's Senate seat after the conservative firebrand announced he was jumping into the race. "We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously," McConnell told reporters after returning to the Capitol after a White House briefing on Iran. McConnell's comments come after he warned, during an interview with the Associated Press shortly before Moore announced his bid, that he would "oppose him in every way." Moore announced on Thursday afternoon that he would launch a bid for Alabama's Senate seat...
  • ‘Pure Fake News’: Don Jr. Slams Roy Moore for Claiming He’s Not Running Against the President

    06/20/2019 4:23:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 20 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Donald Trump Jr. says Roy Moore (R) – the failed Senate candidate who lost to Doug Jones (D) in Alabama’s special election in 2017 – is going directly against the president by launching another Senate bid and is doing a disservice to conservatives in the process. Moore announced his intentions to run for Alabama’s Senate seat Thursday afternoon. “I’m ready to do it again and yes, I will run for the United States Senate in 2020,” Moore announced. “The people of Alabama are not only angry, but they’re going to act on that anger,” he continued. “The people of Alabama...
  • Alabama's Roy Moore to run for U.S. Senate in 2020

    06/20/2019 12:30:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 346 replies
    abc3340.com ^ | June 20, 2019
    Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations. Moore announced his campaign Thursday, seeking an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. The announcement upends an election viewed by Republicans as a top priority in 2020 and ignores President Donald Trump's warning that he "cannot win."
  • Roy Moore to announce whether he’ll run for US Senate again

    06/20/2019 9:44:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2019 | Kim Chandler
    Three people with direct knowledge of Moore’s thinking say they expect him to jump into the 2020 race. They requested anonymity to speak before Moore’s announcement and noted the former judge has been unpredictable and could decide at the last minute not to run.
  • Roy Moore to announce plans for Alabama senate race Thursday

    06/20/2019 5:34:04 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 170 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6/19/19 | Hailey Auglair
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is set to announce his plans for the 2020 Alabama senate race on Thursday at 2 p.m. at The Ballroom in Montgomery. Moore lost the U.S. Senate race in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Moore denied the allegations. President Donald Trump last month tweeted that Moore “cannot win” and said Republicans need to retake the seat in the once reliable red state. Democratic Sen. Doug Jones currently holds the position. The event is open to invited guests and credentialed press.
  • Senators reach a deal on emergency border funding

    06/18/2019 5:46:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2019 | Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly
    The top two appropriators in the US Senate have reached an agreement on a $4.6 billion funding package to address the influx of migrants at the southern border that has been deemed a "humanitarian crisis," according to three people familiar with the deal. The agreement between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, and Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the panel, includes $2.88 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services to be directed to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which administration officials warned lawmakers would run out of money by the end of...
  • Man injured in apparent self-defense shooting after woman attacked

    06/18/2019 1:34:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    WSFA12 ^ | 16 June, 2019 | WSFA Staff
    HIGHLAND HOME, Ala. (WSFA) - A man was shot three times after cutting a woman at a Highland Home cookout, according to the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office. According to Lt. Robert Fulton, the shooting happened on Simon Road during a cookout. The victim in the shooting reportedly slashed a woman seven to eight times with a box cutter, then turned on the woman’s boyfriend. The boyfriend pulled out his gun and shot the victim three times. Fulton said the shooting victim was taken by helicopter to Baptist South. The victim who was cut also went to a hospital and required...
  • Man Shot in Memphis Arranged Car Theft Through Facebook, Shot Victim Five Times

    06/17/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    New American ^ | 14 June, 2019 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The 20-year-old “student” whom U.S. Marshals shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday was a violent felon who arranged a car theft on Facebook, met the owner, then shot him five times.Marshals fired on Brandon Webber because he resisted arrest and attacked the marshals with his vehicle, then brandished a weapon when he tried to flee.As well, the “intelligent and funny” Webber, as the Commercial Appeal of Memphis described him in its lachrymose profile, had more than one brush with the law before he embarked on his short career as a car thief.But rioters didn’t wait to find out...
  • Alabama horror story: ‘I’m fighting my rapist for custody of my children’

    06/11/2019 1:33:23 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6/11/2019 | J.D. Crowe
    This is an opinion cartoon. Read 'em and weep: Rapists have more protected rights than women in this state. Here is one Alabama woman’s horror story: “It’s sickening ... I’ve spent my entire life scared to death of my rapist, and now, I’m fighting him for custody of my children.”
  • Alabama governor signs chemical castration bill into law

    06/11/2019 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    FOX News8 / cnn wire ^ | June 11, 2019
    Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law Monday that requires someone convicted of a sex offense against a child under the age of 13 to begin chemical castration a month before being released from custody. The law requires individuals convicted of such an offense to continue treatments until a court deems the treatment is no longer necessary. It says offenders must pay for the treatment, and they can’t be denied parole solely based on an inability to pay. “This bill is a step toward protecting children in Alabama,” Ivey said.
  • Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs ‘chemical castration’ bill into law

    06/10/2019 6:21:43 PM PDT · by boycott · 32 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6-10-2019 | Mike Cason
    Gov. Kay Ivey this afternoon signed into law a bill to require sex offenders whose victims are younger than 13 to undergo “chemical castration treatment” as a condition of parole. The treatment consists of taking a medication to suppress or block the production of testosterone.
  • Culverhouse, UA feud was about ego, power and money, not Alabama’s abortion law

    06/10/2019 11:40:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6-10-2019 | Kyle Whitmire
    It was a narrative that would not die, kept alive by a social media frenzy and a lot of folks too eager to believe it. In an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Friday, Hugh Culverhouse Jr., again framed his ongoing feud with the University of Alabama as a political dispute over the state’s near-total abortion ban. Culverhouse Jr. is an heir of Hugh Culverhouse Sr., a University of Alabama alumnus and donor. Last year Culverhouse Jr, who is not himself an alumnus, pledged $25 million to the university’s law school, and in exchange, the university agreed to name...
  • University of Alabama trustees vote to refund $26M gift.(donor called for boycott over abortion law)

    06/07/2019 10:33:04 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 39 replies
    Fox 10 ^ | 6-7-19 | Patterson
    University of Alabama Denny Chimes Denny Chimes at the University of Alabama Wikimedia Commons TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a top donor who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old real estate investor and lawyer, has already given $21.5 million to the university after his pledge last September with the rest still to come. But in a news release last week, he urged students to participate in a boycott of the...