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  • Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman

    11/24/2014 2:19:11 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-24-2014 | The Editors
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE NOVEMBER 24, 2014 4:00 AM Keep Sessions as Budget Chairman By The Editors One of the best advocates Republicans and conservatives have had on Capitol Hill for years has been Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, now the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. It’s unfortunate that there’s a chance he will not become chairman of the Budget Committee next year. Sessions might get bumped from the chairmanship by Senator Mike Enzi. The two entered the Senate the same year, 1997, but Enzi technically holds seniority over Sessions with regard to committees, having gotten the upper hand...
  • Immigrants, activists in Birmingham praise Obama immigration plan, but say it's not enough

    11/22/2014 6:50:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    al.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jon Reed
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- President Obama's executive action Thursday to change immigration policy opens up legal status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Natividad Gonzalez said her family is one of those, for now, from fear of deportation. Gonzalez, an immigrant from Mexico, is one of nearly a dozen people who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham Friday at a rally organized by the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. She said the new policy will give her some peace of mind. "I don't want my daughters to endure the suffering, the pain and...
  • Alabama politicians react to President Obama's immigration action

    11/20/2014 6:30:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    abc3340.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ben Culpepper
    U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican “It is time to stand strong for the American people. It is time to champion the interests of those constantly neglected on the question of immigration: the men and women and children we represent—the citizens of this country to whom we owe our ultimate allegiance. Every American must ask their Senator where they stand.” U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, Republican “President Obama's plan to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of individuals who have broken our nation's immigration laws is unconstitutional and must not be tolerated. If the President truly believed that this approach was in the...
  • Jeff Sessions dares Obama to veto bill blocking funding for amnesty

    11/13/2014 5:49:22 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/12/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday night said there is growing support in the Senate to deny President Barack Obama the funding he needs to executive his immigration plans, and said Obama’s veto of that legislation would not be supported by the American people. Sessions said on the Mark Levin Show that Republicans will be looking to pass a government funding bill that prevents Obama from using any money to implement an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants. Sessions admitted that passage of this language might have to wait until next year, when Republicans take over the Senate.
  • Alabamian’s anti-veterans rant lands him in serious hot water

    11/13/2014 2:29:11 AM PST · by GailA · 71 replies
    Yellowhammernews ^ | 11/12/14 | NA
    It looks like what we have here is a classic case of when “keeping it real” goes wrong. On Veterans Day, while most Americans were thanking members of the U.S. armed forces for their service and enjoying their community’s holiday festivities, Michael Schuette of Anniston, Alabama took to Facebook to explain that veterans are not American heroes. In fact, he believes they “kill for profit,” “terrorize” other countries, have “never sacrificed for this country” and do “nothing for the American citizens.”
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • GOP dominates in Alabama Legislature

    11/05/2014 5:53:47 AM PST · by alancarp · 8 replies
    FOX10TV.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Kim Chandler
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republicans strengthened their grip on the Alabama Statehouse in a Tuesday election sweep that saw House Speaker Mike Hubbard win re-election despite his indictment on felony ethics charges. The GOP built upon the existing supermajority won in 2010 and increased their numbers in both chambers. Republicans will hold nearly 70 percent of the seats, a formidable number that will allow them to cut off filibusters and push through legislation if they stick together as a caucus. ...[snip]... Republican defeated several Democratic incumbents in the 105-member House of Representatives to boost their numbers from 66 to 72...
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Huntsville, AL Schools Pay Ex-FBI Officer to Spy On Kids Online Activity

    Huntsville City Schools paid a former FBI agent $157,000 last year to oversee security improvements, including the investigation of social media activity of public school students. That online snooping effort, according to records provided on Thursday, led to the expulsion of just 14 students last school year. Of those students, 12 were African-American. Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison said the numbers suggest the system is targeting social media activities of black children. "That is effectively targeting or profiling black children in terms of behavior and behavioral issues," said Harrison. But board member Laurie McCaulley, the only African-American member of the...
  • Beshear Says GOP Control of House Would Set Kentucky Back to "19th Century"

    11/02/2014 10:35:40 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WFPL News ^ | 10/31/2014 | Kevin Willis
    Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky risks running off the “progressive path” it’s on if voters give the GOP a majority of state House seats. Beshear made the comments in Barren County Thursday. Democrats currently hold a 54-to-46 advantage in the chamber, but Republicans have made a major push to win control of the House for the first time in more than 90 years. To help Democratic incumbents, Beshear has been on the road this week, announcing funding for infrastructure projects in districts where these members are facing competitive challenges by Republican candidates. Beshear said if the GOP does gain control...
  • Jeff Sessions: Obama's Impending Amnesty Burdens Americans, Benefits Billionaires

    10/31/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 30 Oct 14 | Kassandra Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sounded the alarm today for those concerned about our borders: Obama is helping open borders billionaires while planning “to deny millions of Americans their shot at entering the middle class and a better life.” Sessions posted a statement today in response to the Wall Street Journal’s October 29 report entitled, “Obama May Cut Deportations.” The report revealed that President Obama is likely to announce an executive order that grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants as soon as one week after...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit from man who says circumcision went wrong

    10/23/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/23/2014 | AP
    A judge in Alabama issued an order Wednesday throwing out the lawsuit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. and his wife against a hospital and doctors he says injured him. . . . Banks says he awoke from what should have been a routine circumcision to realize his penis was gone. The hospital and doctors deny any wrongdoing.
  • Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury

    10/20/2014 2:41:12 PM PDT · by sunmars · 73 replies
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value. Hubbard, 52, who led a historic Republican takeover of the state Legislature during the 2010 election, was charged after an investigation in his home county that has lasted more than a year. The charges against Hubbard include 23 class B felonies. Those charges include: Four counts of using of his office as Chairman of the...
  • What's in that lunch? Students in Huntsville, Madison still leery of healthier school meals

    10/19/2014 6:09:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Crystal Bonvillian
    Four years into the new, healthier federal guidelines for school lunches, there are mixed feelings about the program. With mandates that they use no salt, butter or margarine, and that they offer the children no fried foods, that task can be difficult. Even the students' milk has limits: 1 percent milk if plain; flavored milk must be fat-free. "We can offer dessert, but you end up where you can't offer it because then you can't meet the calorie limit," Vaughn said. "Basically, school food is now hospital food," Vaughn said. Vaughn said he would like to see flexibility in the...
  • MFR: Possible Ebola Case in Mobile County

    10/14/2014 5:48:10 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 10 replies
    Wala ^ | 10/14/2014 | Cassandra McAboy
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile Fire-Rescue is taking a woman to USA Medical Center. She earlier came to the Mobile County Health Department, showing some symptoms associated with Ebola. The woman said she has family members who had been to Africa.
  • Possible Ebola case in Mobile County (Alabama)

    10/14/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    Fox 10 TV ^ | October 14, 2014 | Cassandra McAboy
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile Fire-Rescue is taking a woman to USA Medical Center. She earlier came to the Mobile County Health Department, showing some symptoms associated with Ebola. The woman said she has family members who had been to Africa.
  • Sharpton friend and gambling company owe $72M in taxes: authorities

    10/13/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ny post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    An associate of the Rev. Al Sharpton who is trying to open a glitzy upstate casino is an accused tax deadbeat — joining another pal of the preacher and the rev’s own National Action Network as targets of tax collectors. Alabama authorities claim that Greenetrack and its CEO, Luther Winn, Jr., owe $72 million in sales taxes and interest from electronic bingo game revenue in its betting facilities in that state. Winn, who serves on the network’s board, is the lead partner in the bid to open a massive 140-acre Grand Hudson casino resort near Stewart Airport in Orange County....
  • Army Fleet Support lays off workers ( Fort Rucker, Alabama )

    10/12/2014 5:20:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Dothan Eagle ^ | Oct 10, 2014
    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers announced the layoffs on its Facebook page Thursday night. The initial number reported by the union was 58. ... L-3 Army Fleet Support is reducing its workforce in order to address recent decreases in our customer’s flying-hour program and projected requirements ... Workers at Army Fleet Support went on strike briefly near the end of April... AFS announced layoffs of 50 workers in April of 2013 and 70 workers in August of 2013.
  • 5-Year-Old Shooting a Crayon 'Gun' Forced to Sign No-Kill Contract

    10/12/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 10-11-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    An elementary school in Mobile, Alabama forced a 5-year-old student to sign a "safety contract" promising not to kill herself or anyone else because the girl allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "pew pew." The girl's mother was summoned to E.R. Dickson Elementary school and told that her daughter had drawn something that resembled a gun and pretended to shoot with the crayon. The mother told Local 15 News that while she waited in the lobby and without her consent, the school gave her daughter a questionnaire evaluating her for depression and suicidal thoughts, and finally forced...
  • Gay Rights Advocates, Dealt a Supreme Court Victory, Focus on Tough Terrain

    10/07/2014 9:23:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 10/7/14 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    FLORENCE, Ala. — There are countless churches but not much openly gay life in this city by the banks of the Tennessee River. So when Benjamin Newbern, a onetime field organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union, convened gay residents and those he calls “straight allies” for dinner one recent evening, it was a radical act.....
  • Here’s how Alabama’s senators became major players in the GOP’s efforts to retake the senate

    09/25/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    All eyes are on the 35 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs this year. Republicans need to pick up 6 seats to regain the majority and the election map is tilted in their favor. 21 of the 35 seats in play are currently held by Democrats; 7 of the seats held by Democrats are in states that Romney won in 2012; and history shows that the minority Party normally gains 6 or more seats in a midterm election of a president’s second term. (SNIP) Sen. Shelby is a fundraising juggernaut. For decades he has been one of the top fundraisers...
  • Alabama toddler drowned in church's baptismal water: coroner

    09/22/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 9/22/2014
    A toddler found submerged in a tank of baptismal water in an Alabama church died of accidental drowning, the local coroner said on Monday. Brayden King, who was two months shy of his second birthday, was under the supervision of a sister in her early teens when he fell into the tank on Friday at the Pentecostal House of Prayer in Decatur, about 75 miles north of Birmingham, said Morgan County Coroner Jeffrey Chunn. The toddler was found in 33 inches of water and declared dead after unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him, Chunn said.
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • Missouri, Alabama schools drop Michelle O’s lunch program

    09/17/2014 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | Victor Skinner
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – New federal school food regulations promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama are becoming a massive headache for many schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. And many, like Missouri’s Notre Dame Regional and Saxony Lutheran high schools, are taking matters into their own hands. Those schools and numerous others across the country are ditching the federal regulations and the funding that comes with them to save their cafeteria programs, which have experienced a nose-dive in sales and skyrocketing waste since the new rules were implemented in 2012. At Notre Dame, school officials turned to...
  • Five children aged two to eight found dead in Alabama

    09/10/2014 4:44:27 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/9/2014
    The bodies of five children aged between 2 and 8 were found stuffed into garbage bags on Tuesday near a logging road in Alabama after their father confessed to killing them and led police to the scene, authorities said. Timothy Ray Jones, the father of the children, did not reveal a motive for the killings, which he confessed to authorities in Mississippi, Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said.
  • A bullet in his head and a Bible in his pocket, man slain in Birmingham park always served the Lord

    09/01/2014 5:59:55 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 23 replies
    The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 9/1/14 | Carol Robertson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The mother of a man gunned down Friday night during a botched robbery in a Birmingham park said she's thankful to have had her only child for as long as she did, and knows he is now in a better place. "He made me happy,'' 88-year-old Cellie Watson told Al.com today. "I was hurt when I found out, but the Lord knows best." McDaniel "Mac" Watson Jr., 50, was walking with his wife of 13 years in George Ward Park off Green Springs Highway about 10 p.m. Friday when a man approached the couple and demanded Watson's...
  • Letter: Re-enactment could be educational (Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin deaths)

    09/01/2014 9:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 1, 2014 | John C. Stevens
    I am having trouble understanding the error the teacher in Selma, Ala., made that was serious enough to warrant suspension without pay (“Sixth-graders re-enact Missouri shooting; teacher suspended,” Reuters article, Aug. 23 Dispatch). It sounds like a good idea to give an assignment requiring students to act out a current event. If the students themselves chose the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and the Trayvon Martin incident, perhaps they gained a deeper understanding of racism, crime and other societal problems. It would be a great exercise in communication, teamwork and addressing emotionally charged issues. The principal at the school was quoted as...
  • 17 Alabama gun owners tell us "Why I Carry"

    08/29/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 49 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Joe Songer
    Reporter: "I wanted to find out why many Alabamians make the important decision to carry a concealed weapon. Over three three weeks, I logged 1,400 miles traveling from Empire to New Market, from Mobile to Dothan, from Oxford to Heflin. In the end, 17 Alabamians posed for portraits and told me why."Lakeisha Kennan-Turner, 33, is a housewife from Birmingham. She has had her concealed carry permit for two years. Kennan-Turner carries a Taurus .38 Ultralight revolver. (Joe Songer/jsonger@al.com) Lakeisha Kennan-Turner, 33, is a housewife from Birmingham and a mother of five. Her motivation is close to home. "I conceal carry...
  • Rep. Mike Rogers touts conservative policies in visit to Opelika

    08/27/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    oanow.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Patrick Johnston
    Many Americans grumble about what is often described as a “do nothing Congress.” Rep. Mike Rogers, who represents Lee County and much of east Alabama in Washington, counters that Americans actually chose a divided Congress in the 2010 midterm elections. That’s when Republicans won control of the House, breaking Democratic control in the House, Senate and presidency. For now, Rogers said many Americans would rather have a divided Congress that does little instead of a Democratic-controlled Congress that enacts liberal policies. “I believe it’s because (voters) want to put the brakes on,” Rogers said Tuesday afternoon during a town hall...
  • States where you can get a ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate

    08/25/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 27 replies
    An Alabama group is working to get an official state license plate featuring the Gadsden flag, the yellow Revolutionary War-era flag with a rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread On Me” that has become popular with Tea Party groups. The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based religious liberty group that has taken on cases dealing with abortion, marriage, and public prayer, is working to get 1,000 pre-orders, the threshold that must be reached before the Alabama Revenue Department will manufacture plates, according to the Associated Press. Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia now offer license plates featuring the...
  • UPDATED: Teacher suspended after lesson on shooting [Ferguson]

    08/21/2014 6:56:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Selma (AL) Times Journal ^ | 8/20/2014 | Sarah Robinson
    A sixth grade Brantley Elementary teacher was put on paid administrative leave Wednesday after a Facebook post revealed the teacher allegedly instructed the students Tuesday to reenact a Ferguson, Mo. shooting known nationwide.Jessica Baughn, the mother of Brantley sixth grade student Jimmy Griffin, posted a complaint Tuesday on the Sound Off Selma Facebook page. In the post, Guaghn expressed her shock after learning a teacher had told the class to reenact the shooting in which an unarmed Mike Brown was shot by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.Students were reportedly asked to research the shooting online, finding out such details...
  • Dallas County (Alabama) elementary school teacher accused of having students reenact Ferguson, Mo...

    08/20/2014 4:40:08 PM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 35 replies
    AL.COM ^ | August 20, 2014 | Erin Edgemon
    SELMA, Alabama -- A sixth grade teacher at a Selma elementary was placed on administrative leave after having students reenact the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that took place Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. WSFA reported the school system is conducting an investigation into the alleged incident that took place Tuesday at Brantley Elementary School. The unrest in Ferguson is ongoing with people continuing to protest the death of the black teenager shot by a white police officer. Dallas County Schools Interim Superintendent Don Willingham didn't immediately return a message left by AL.com today. Jessica Baughn, the parent who reported...
  • Sessions Calls Out Big Business for Pushing Amnesty After Laying Off US Workers

    08/19/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Tony Lee
    Companies that have recently laid off workers are scheming to get President Barack Obama to give them more guest-worker visas by executive action. After the New York Times reported that Obama is working on crafting executive actions behind closed doors after having met with representatives from "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," which Politico detailed, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the White House for "actively working against the interests of the American worker." Sessions mentioned that American politics is at "a crisis point," as companies that "are laying off current employees in droves,"...
  • 15-foot, 1,000-pound alligator captured in Alabama

    08/18/2014 9:25:23 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    CAMDEN, Ala. – A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds. Al.com reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state's alligator hunting season. Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries biologists were able to measure the gator at 15 feet, but weighing it posed a challenge.
  • Three Congressmen Are Using Red Tape to Bind SpaceX to Earth

    08/12/2014 9:02:42 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    Slate.com ^ | 12AUG2014 | Phil Plait
    Hey, remember Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the guy who threw needless layers of bureaucracy at SpaceX because the private space company was doing its job of launching rockets into space a little too well? Well, it looks like he’s being joined by gentlemen from the other side of the Capitol: Three congressmen are trying to do the same thing.
  • 'War on whites'? No way

    08/10/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Clarence 'the Cross-eyed' Page cpage@tribune.com
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., claims liberals are waging a "war on whites." If so, Barack Obama must be at war with himself. That's how goofy Brooks' logic sounds. But he's not nuts. It is an old reflex, when cornered in politics, to lash back with the same charge others have leveled at you — or, put another way, to project your own flaws onto other people. What's sad about Brooks' claim is his feeble attempt to play the white victim card, plucking the strings of white nationalism, just to have his way with the nation's immigration policy.
  • Accused Home Invader Chased Out of House 'Stark Naked' by Armed Teen

    08/05/2014 5:59:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A Muscle Shoals, Alabama, home invader was run out of a house "stark naked" by a 17-year-old boy who grabbed his father's gun when the suspect entered the home.
  • GOP Congressman Accuses Democrats Of Waging 'War On Whites'

    08/04/2014 3:25:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 4, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) thinks Democrats are waging "the war on whites" in America. "This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It's part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008," Brooks said Monday morning in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Brooks made the comments when he was asked to respond to critics who say the Republican Party is alienating itself from a growing bloc of Hispanic voters by staking...
  • U.S. judge rules Alabama abortion law unconstitutional

    08/04/2014 9:18:33 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/04/2014 | Reuters
    A U.S. judge on Monday ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that threatened to close three of the state's five abortion clinics. The measure, similar to laws passed by 10 other states, requires doctors who perform abortions to have privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Alabama's law imposed an undue burden on a woman's ability to choose an abortion. "The evidence compellingly demonstrates that the requirement would have the striking result of closing three of Alabama's five abortion clinics," the judge wrote. "The court is convinced that, if this requirement would not ......
  • Sen. Sessions: Pro-Amnesty Billionaires Have No Clue What Congress Owes 318 Million Who Employ Them

    07/11/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) responded today to a New York Times Op-Ed promoting amnesty by billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Sessions said the billionaires' opinion piece shows they're clueless about the obligations of Congress to the American people: "It is clear that three of the richest billionaires in the world have no clue what Congress 'owe[s] to the 318 million who employ them'. "We owe them our loyalty, our compassion, our devotion. It is precisely because of our duty to the working people of this country that we must stop legislation that would import tens of millions...
  • Sessions: Border Crisis ‘A Direct Failure of Presidential Leadership’

    07/10/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Philip Wegmann
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said President Obama would rather play politics than follow the law to remedy the humanitarian crisis festering at the southern border. “This is a direct failure of presidential leadership,” Sessions said Thursday at the Eagle Forum’s annual leadership conference. “I’ve never seen anything like this steadfast refusal to follow the law.” Session said the president’s refusal to deport young illegal immigrants gathering at the border lends credence to the amnesty rumors in Central America that fuel the crises. He said if Obama instead would “establish clarity,” it would cause all the “anger and frustration would go...
  • Wielding shotgun, late judge's son said 'I just shot my baby mama,' detective testifies

    08/02/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    al.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – One minute the son of a prominent Alabama judge was rolling a marijuana cigar on his couch; the next he was shotgunning the mother of his infant child to death, a detective testified on Wednesday. With a packed courtroom listening intently, Prichard Police Cpl. Robert Martin chronicled an eye-witness account of how Richardson Johnson Kennedy, 22, allegedly killed Tylandria Rivers over prescription pain medicine. According to Martin, the only other person at the Jarrett Road home near Prichard Municipal Park on July 6 told police the defendant was "rolling a blunt" in the living room of the...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Jeff Sessions makes history by being unopposed for U.S. Senate, and re-election campaign in no hurry

    07/30/2014 2:51:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    al.com ^ | Jim Stinson
    Jeff Sessions is the safest bet this year in the U.S. congressional midterm elections. The incumbent U.S. senator from Mobile was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 3. And on Nov. 4, he will be unopposed in the general election. That's a historic first, according to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, a publication Winger has edited since 1985. A Republican has always been opposed by a Democrat for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama since selection of U.S. senators was given to the voters in 1914, said Winger, 70, of San Francisco. (SNIP) Sessions mocked Adelson and former...
  • Maxwell Air Force Base could be used to house thousands of immigrant children

    07/30/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    al.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Leada Gore
    Maxwell Air Force Base could be used to house unaccompanied minors who are being detained in the U.S., according to reports. The reports come just days after Bentley and four other Republican state leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama about concerns they have about the impact the tens of thousands of immigrant children could have on state education and social service resources. As many as 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October. It is not known how many children could be housed at the Montgomery military base.
  • Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

    07/29/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/29/14 | KATIE M
    Home> Health Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida Jul 29, 2014, 12:12 PM ET By KATIE MOISSE Katie Moisse More from Katie » Katie Moisse Health Editor via Good Morning America PHOTO: Crescent Beach in Sarasota, Fla. is pictured in this file photo. Florida Officials Warn About Deadly Bacteria in Water Next Video Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Service Dog Auto Start: On | Off Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in...
  • Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher's sentencing

    07/25/2014 11:58:07 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Fox via YJNews ^ | Jul 25, 2014 | Melynda Sides
    CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post. Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m. The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.
  • 3 men pull out guns outside of Rouses after man tries to shoplift steak, Mobile police say

    07/25/2014 9:30:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- On Friday afternoon a tense scene played out in front of the Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. Three people drew their guns after a reported theft, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said. Donnie James Moore, 60 had shoplifted steaks from the grocery store before officers arrived at 12:20 p.m., according to MPD. When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, Moore shoved past him. Moore made it to his car, where he grabbed a gun. He pulled it on the officer, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. The loss prevention officer stepped back and pulled...
  • Birmingham Protesters Join National Movement to Protest Federal Immigration Policies

    07/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Donna Francavilla
    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham was one of 400 cities to have participated in what the group claims is the largest anti-amnesty nation-wide protest in history. The group calls themselves "Make Them Listen." They took to the streets expressing frustration with the federal government's stance on immigration. Using Facebook to get the word out, they staged a national day of protesting against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. Car horns blared and beeped in response to the "no amnesty" and "no illegal immigrants period" signs. More than two dozen people rallied on the grassy area on Highway 280 in front of...
  • The Fragmentary South

    07/19/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago, a decade ago, an old friend emailed me a classic Southern news story. It went down straight. Neat. Like a shot of Early Times. The story came out of the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama back when it was still a daily. That newspaper has since been reduced to a fragment of its old self, and now puts out a print edition only three days a week. The oldest paper in that state, the Press Register or one of its predecessors had been publishing daily since the early 1800s. The same thing happened, briefly, to Louisiana's fabled Times-Picayune...