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  • Doug Jones to seek re-election in 2020

    11/14/2018 4:22:42 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sean Ross
    Senator Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020, according to a tweet by Zach Cohen of the National Journal. Jones’ comments came in a small press “scrum” on Capitol Hill, with Alabama’s junior senator reportedly saying his campaign is “[a]lready off and running.” He was named by CNBC on the same day as the senator most likely to lose his or her seat in the upcoming 2020 cycle.
  • Now Washington Post questions SPLC's credibility

    11/09/2018 9:02:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09 NOV 2018 | Art Moore
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has become the go-to “expert” on “hate groups” for establishment media and companies such as Amazon, but when a Washington Post Magazine reporter was commissioned to produce an in-depth feature on the organization, he came away with a least some doubt about SPLC’s credibility as an arbiter of “hate.” The reporter, David Montgomery, clearly is an admirer of SPLC, but his article was titled “The State of Hate: Researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center have set themselves up as the ultimate judges of hate in America. But are they judging fairly?” The Post writer...
  • Alabama Voters Pass Amendment to Display Ten Commandments at Public Schools

    11/10/2018 6:22:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 9, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In the Nov. 6 elections, residents of Alabma voted overwhelmingly to amend their state constitution to authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools. The measure, Alabama Amendment 1, also defined certain religious liberty rights to be included in the state's constitution.
  • Jeff Sessions weighs possible bid for old Senate seat in Alabama

    11/09/2018 11:06:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Nov 18 | Alex Pappas
    Jeff Sessions, ousted as President Trump’s attorney general this week, is contemplating a run for his old Alabama Senate seat in 2020 against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones -- though those who know Sessions aren't convinced he will ultimately pull the trigger on another campaign. A source close to the former attorney general told Fox News that Sessions is “considering it but his mind isn't made up.” That person added that Sessions, known for his stances on illegal immigration and trade, “was advocating for the Trump agenda back when it was called the Sessions agenda.” Others, though, don’t see Sen. Sessions...
  • Sessions weighing bid to win back former Senate seat

    11/08/2018 7:06:10 AM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 8, 2018
    Dumped Attorney General Jeff Sessions is weighing a bid to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, a report said. Sessions, fired by President Trump a day after Republicans lost control of the House in the midterm elections, left the seat in 2017 when he was nominated to head up the Justice Department. But Sessions could run against Democrat Doug Jones, who won a special election in December 2017 to fill the seat and is up for re-election in 2020, Politico reported late Wednesday.
  • Jeff Sessions Resigns [if you want to discuss Q, do it on the Q conspiracy thread or not at all]

    11/07/2018 11:46:02 AM PST · by Raebie · 567 replies
    Breaking now
  • Trump says Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general

    11/07/2018 12:14:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 184 replies
    WP ^ | November 7 at 2:50 PM
    Trump says Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general.
  • In the Midterms, Alabama votes to uphold ‘rights of unborn’ in state constitution

    11/07/2018 11:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/07/2018 | Claire Chretien
    Alabama voted Tuesday to amend its state constitution to recognize the “sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children,” clarifying there is no constitutional “right” to abortion in the Yellowhammer State. The amendment would expand legal rights for pre-born children if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, a possibility about which abortion supporters seem to be increasingly concerned. The amendment will “declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all...
  • Alabama Approves Amendment Saying Unborn Babies Have a “Right to Life”

    11/06/2018 8:53:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Alabama voters proved once again that when people get a chance to go to the polls they generally vote for unborn children. And they did just that tonight by approving a amanemdment saying unborn babies have a right to life. The proposed constitutional amendment asked voters to “affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful.” The amendment also would guarantee that “the constitution of this state does not protect...
  • Fox News: GOP Retains Governorship of MA, MD, and AL

    11/06/2018 5:13:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    In Maryland, Republican Governor Larry Hogan will win a second term by defeating Democrat Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP. In Massachusetts, Republican Governor Charlie Baker will win a second term by defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez. In Alabama, Republican Governor Kay Ivey will win election to a first full term by defeating Democrat Walter Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa.
  • Alabama Talladega County Voter Machine "Problems With Rain"

    11/06/2018 10:15:44 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    Nov 6 2018
    Voters are reporting that polling places in Sylacauga, Alabama are stacking up the marked ballots, and will run them in their machines later, due to"Machine Problems Due to Rain". The Sheriff's Deputy was guarding the ballots at the downtown polling office in Sylacauga.
  • Neil Young confirms he married Daryl Hannah — in push to get Americans to vote.

    11/01/2018 3:36:00 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 101 replies
    NBC POP CULTURE NEWS ^ | 11/1/2018 | David K. Li
    Music icon Neil Young finally acknowledged his marriage to actress Daryl Hannah — and then begged Americans to rock the vote next week. The "Harvest Moon" crooner reportedly tied the knot with the 57-year-old "Splash" actress back in August but hadn't commented on the union until casually mentioning it this week on his website. He referenced "my wife Daryl and I" in a plea to Americans to get out to the polls on Tuesday.
  • Fetal homicide ruling mandates 'Roe exception' challenge, Alabama justice says

    10/31/2018 8:12:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/30/18 | Alex Swoyer
    As the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the state’s fetal homicide law in a ruling this month, one of the justices said the decision should force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Justice Tom Parker said it is a “logical fallacy” for the government to consider a fetus a life for the purposes of a murder conviction but not when it comes to a woman deciding to end her pregnancy. Even lawyers within the pro-life community were conflicted on whether that is the kind of challenge the high court would — or even should —...
  • Attacks on Mueller, rumors about Sessions and Rosenstein, need for congressional protection (tr)

    10/31/2018 12:04:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 31, 2018 | By Barbara McQuade and Joyce Vance
    FULL TITLE: "New attacks on Mueller, coupled with rumors about Sessions and Rosenstein, highlight need for congressional protection" New speculation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will leave Donald Trump's administration after the midterm elections raises the stakes about the fate of the Russia investigation. This week, The AP reported that Sessions’ allies are hoping that the White House permits a graceful exit from the Department of Justice, indicating that they believe that his departure is inevitable. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s days also may be numbered. Congress cannot leave something as important as the special counsel’s investigation unprotected. Given Trump’s...
  • Alabama McDonald's gunman killed by armed dad, who is injured in shootout

    10/29/2018 11:44:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 35 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche, Ryan Gaydos
    A brave dad armed with a pistol stopped what could have been a mass shooting Saturday inside an Alabama McDonald's when he took down a masked gunman who had stormed in and opened fire. The unidentified father was leaving the establishment with his sons when a masked man walked into the Birmingham fast-food restaurant and started shooting, WBRC-TV reported. The father returned fire and, during the ensuing shootout, the gunman, the father and one of the man's teenage sons were struck, according to the station. The gunman, who was not identified, later died of his injuries. The other two injuries...
  • Alabama woman’s zombie Halloween costume turns into medical nightmare after $3 fake teeth get stuck

    10/29/2018 11:20:54 AM PDT · by ETL · 30 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Alexandria Hein
    An Alabama woman’s $3 finishing touch to her zombie Halloween costume landed her a terrifying trip to the dentist after her fake vampire fangs wouldn’t detach from her actual chompers. Anna Tew, of Mobile County, claims she used the temporary glue that came with the store-purchased fake teeth. She said her efforts to remove the teeth, which had grown uncomfortably tight in her mouth, went on until around 2 a.m. “I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tips of those two off,” she told WKRG.Her growing pain led her to search for an emergency dentist who...

    10/28/2018 6:40:49 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | October 28 2018 9:12 PM | Jared Leone, Cox Media Group
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A father fatally shot a masked man Saturday who opened fire inside a McDonald’s restaurant, police said. The father and his sons were leaving the restaurant as the masked man walked in and started shooting, WBRC reported. The father then started firing at the masked man. It is unclear if the man was targeting someone at the restaurant or attempting to rob it, WBRC reported. The father and one of his children were struck in the hail of bullets. The father had life-threatening injuries, WBRC reported. The child is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the father,...
  • Mo Brooks: ‘Now’ Is Time to Build Wall, Caravan ‘Hell-Bent on Assaulting Our National Sovereignty’

    10/24/2018 7:08:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2018 | John Binder
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is urging Congress to build President Trump’s proposed border wall, saying that a 7,000-strong migrant caravan is “hell-bent” on “assaulting our national sovereignty.” Brooks has cosponsored House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018 — which fully funds a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — and Rep. Bradley Byrne’s (R-AL) 50 Votes for the Wall Act, which Brooks says “neuters open borders Democrat Senator obstructionism by allowing a majority vote to pass legislation.” The populist-nationalist lawmaker says a border wall along the southern border is “now more than ever”...
  • Doug Jones: Trump’s words can lead to violence, just like George Wallace’s did in 1963

    10/24/2018 6:18:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 62 replies
    Senator Doug Jones drew comparisons on Wednesday between the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls in Birmingham to the pipe bomb threats that targeted several prominent Democrats this week. “I can tell you that there was a bomb that exploded in Birmingham in 1963 that killed four girls because (former public safety commissioner) Bull Connor and (former Governor) George Wallace said things that empowered them,” said Jones, who as a federal attorney, prosecuted two of the four KKK members responsible for the bombing in the early 2000s. “None of those folks meant to do something like that,” Jones...
  • Andrew Gillum’s Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud

    10/21/2018 3:15:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2018 | Steve Stewart
    Marcus Gillum...a resident of Chicago, Illinois...The Leon County Property Appraiser indicates that Andrew Gillum sold 5325 St. Ives Lane on February 27th, 2015...However, like her brother Marcus, voting records also show that Monique Gillum is still currently registered to vote at the St. Ives address...other records, including work she did as a registered lobbyist for the Southern Poverty Law Center, indicate that Monique resided in Montgomery, Alabama...