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What’s happening with Jack?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Few championed the cause of disgraced Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, more than Birmingham Republican State Rep. Jack Williams. From organizing a letter to the Obama Administration’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch to pushing legislation to aid Hubbard, it has been Williams who has fought so faithfully for the Read More

Electoral College votes for Trump

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, December 19, 2016, Alabama’s Republican Electors met in Montgomery and there were no surprises as all nine voted—as they had pledged—for Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) was present for the historic moment. Representative Roby wrote in an email Read More

McCutcheon announces new committee chairmen

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Monday, December 19, 2016, the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) announced the members who will chair the body’s Rules, Internal Affairs, Public Safety and Homeland Security, Commerce and Small Business, and Insurance committees when the Legislature convenes for its 2017 Regular Session in Read More

ASU Board votes to fire Boyd

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The Gwendolyn Boyd tenure at Alabama State University is officially over. ASU’s Board of Trustees voted 8-6 on Friday, following a nearly six-hour meeting, to terminate her contract. Boyd was in her third year at the school and finishing up the first year of a three-year contract extension granted Read More

Can Joe Reed save Gwendolyn Boyd at ASU?

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter A week prior to the annual Turkey Day Classic football game last month at Alabama State University, ASU employees discovered that someone had broken into the school’s football stadium and cut a fiber optic wire – a costly act that threatened some of the activities planned for the game. Read More

Eight Alabama judges file amicus brief supporting Roy Moore

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Thursday, December 14, 2016, eight current and retired Alabama judges filed an amicus curiae in support of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) who is suing the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) over his recent suspension. The judges state several points… First they are subject to the same Read More

The Governor is devising a plan to combat Alabama’s opioid epidemic
Chief Justice Roy Moore files brief in appeal to Special Supreme Court
Finance, Revenue officials suggest reforms for budget process
Moore Defense asserts JIC exceeded authority
Byrne wants new joint employer rule changed

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JIC’s bogus, twisted excuses for denying records in Moore case

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter The Special Alabama Supreme Court appointed to hear the appeal of Chief Justice Roy Moore suspension on December 7, sent an order to the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) giving them fourteen days to show cause as to why the Motion to Intervene and Unseal filed by The Alabama Political Read More

  • JIC’s bogus, twisted excuses for denying records in Moore case
  • Hubris, secrecy and duplicity
  • The incomparable cost of gross incompetence
  • The shadowy autocracy of the JIC, the State Supreme Court and the legal elites
  • Thanksgiving Day brings little to be thankful for in State government
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    How is America great? Again?

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter It’s Christmas week. Merry Christmas. This is the obligatory Christmas column. OK, neither Bill nor Susan Britt told me to write a Christmas column. But I’m going to just the same. I despise Christmas. I hate what it’s become. It’s like a Donald Trump holiday. Get everything you want, Read More

  • How is America great? Again?
  • Writing about politics can be depressing
  • I’m as wrong as wrong can be
  • End the economic embargo against Cuba, not because it’ll help Alabama, but because it’s cruel not to
  • The truth will prevail, thank goodness
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    Ain’t Alabama politics fun?

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers Historically speaking, Alabamians have been more interested in the governor’s race than presidential politics. For years, from 1876 to 1964, we were a totally Democratic state, more so out of tradition than philosophically. The hatred for the radical Republican Reconstruction shackles invoked on the South made an indelible mark Read More

  • Ain’t Alabama politics fun?
  • Prison central item for upcoming session
  • Ethics ruling risks charity fundraising
  • Sessions a shoo-in
  • Shelby: an Alabama treasure
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    Save the indignation as Alabama’s clown show goes national

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The outrage was evident from coast to coast on Wednesday. As news outlets learned that disgraced Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore – twice removed from the bench for failing to meet the standards of judicial ethics – had been interviewed by Gov. Robert Bentley to possibly fill Read More

  • Save the indignation as Alabama’s clown show goes national
  • Why isn’t the environment more important in Alabama?
  • The toughest man in America
  • No one should be surprised by Alabama’s bogus graduation rates
  • The suits pick up another ethics win
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    Hannah Ford

    Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps

    By Hannah Ford Alabama Political Reporter It’s been a bizarre election cycle—replete with false headlines, vitriolic attacks, conspiracy theories, illogical sound-bites, deleted emails, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and gross immorality. “The Deplorables” deserve a victory party and if you’re with Her, you can shed a few tears. We’re all reeling from an astonishing political Read More

  • Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps
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