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  • CODELs: Boehner to Israel, McCarthy to Tunisia, Pelosi to Asia

    03/30/2015 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4:08 p.m. March 30 | Emma Dumain
    Not everybody gets to travel overseas during the two-week House recess — just ask Louie Gohmert. However, many of those lawmakers who are participating in high-profile congressional delegations, or CODELs, will come back to Capitol Hill armed with new insights into some of the biggest policy issues facing Congress this year. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is leading a delegation that will culminate in a meeting in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who just won re-election and addressed a joint meeting of Congress earlier this month. According to readouts from the speaker’s office, the group started out in Manchester,...
  • Roby on CODEL: ‘I want the people of Israel to know we stand with them’

    03/30/2015 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | March 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm CDT
    MANCHESTER, UK — Alabama congresswoman Martha Roby is currently with eight of her colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner, on a CODEL (congressional delegation trip) reinforcing the need for strong American leadership in the world, including in the fight to defeat ISIS. The CODEL began with British allies in Manchester, U.K., where more than 70 years ago General George S. Patton and the Third Army were stationed prior to the Normandy invasion. The delegation then traveled to Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently won re-election at a time of heightened tensions between Netanyahu’s government and the Obama administration over...
  • In Jordan, Boehner Delegation Discussions Focus on Iranian-Backed Violence, Growing Terrorist Threat

    03/30/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 30, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    AMMAN, JORDAN – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior lawmakers met with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday during a visit to Jordan where talks focused on Iranian-backed violence in the region and the growing terrorist threat. King Abdullah hosted the delegation for a luncheon at Beit al-Urdun Palace. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells, Nasser Judeh, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, as well as senior embassy officials. Discussions focused on two major trends in the region: the violence caused by Iran’s allies and proxies, and the spreading of the terrorist threat. There was also...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Alabama in Redistricting Case

    03/25/2015 3:19:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Mach 25, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with black and Democratic lawmakers in Alabama who said the State Legislature had relied too heavily on race in its 2012 state redistricting by maintaining high concentrations of black voters in some districts. The vote was 5 to 4, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joining the court’s four more liberal members to form a majority.
  • Family grieves for toddler who died after drinking drug-laced soda

    Davonna Hendon planned to take her son, Demonie, to Chuck E. Cheese's for his birthday Saturday. The 2-year-old was so excited that, last week, as they passed the interstate, he pointed to the sign and said that was the way to Chuck E. Cheese's. But Davonna Hendon won't be able to take Demonie to a birthday party Saturday. "I've got to bury him on his birthday," she said through tears Friday night. Demonie died after he drank grape soda laced with methadone in Bessemer last Friday night. The bottle had apparently been left unattended by a babysitter. The babysitter realized...
  • Alabama Fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller Back in US After Deportation From Thailand

    03/20/2015 10:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    al.com ^ | 3/20/15 | Carol Robinson
    Longtime fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller is back on U.S. soil after she was arrested last week in Thailand. Miller, convicted in a 2004 fatal DUI crash, arrived in California via commercial airline about 8:30 p.m. CDT after being deported from Thailand, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. U.S. Marshals and other government investigators escorted her to California. She will be held at either the Los Angeles County Jail or the San Bernardino County Jail until she is brought back to Alabama. It will be up to officials in Alabama to coordinate her return here, and it wasn't immediately clear how...
  • Transferring red-snapper control to states is adored and despised

    03/18/2015 3:12:00 PM PDT · by Vob · 15 replies
    NOLA.com I Times Picayune ^ | March 18, 2015 at 3:16 | Todd Masson
    "Coordinated management among the states is the only solution to an unaccountable federal system of fisheries management. Faced with an untenable situation, the states have risen to the challenge and collectively identified a clear path to a more balanced fishery."
  • Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's son arrested [blames crooked cops, liberals]

    03/17/2015 7:53:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    AL.com ^ | 03/16/2015 | Kelsey Stein
    The son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was arrested Sunday for drug possession near the scene of an attempted break-in, court records show. Caleb Moore, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. According to court documents, officers responded to the 1200 block of Allen Street in Troy to a report of an attempted home break-in. They found five men, including Moore, outside near a pickup truck that smelled strongly of marijuana. After the men said there were no drugs in the vehicle, officers searched the truck and found a bag of marijuana in...
  • EXCLUSIVE–TOM COTTON STANDS FIRM AGAINST LEFT, MEDIA: OBAMA ‘PAVING THE PATH’ FOR IRAN TO GET NUKE

    03/12/2015 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) unloaded on President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the mainstream media over the Iranian nuclear deal—and the letter of 47 Republican senators he led about it—in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning with Breitbart News. Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran, is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate (age 37) and defeated sitting Democrat Mark Pryor last election. This first big battle has created a firestorm that the bold southern conservative is handily winning against the entire...
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With Rape, Sodomy Of 10-Year-Old Alabama Girl

    03/13/2015 3:21:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | march 12, 2015 | al weaver
    An illegal immigrant was arrested Monday in Alabama after sexually assaulting a young girl. According to reports, Ramiro Ajualip, a 27-year-old who entered the country illegally, was accused earlier this week of raping a 10-year-old girl on Feb. 27 while he was living with the child’s family. Ajualip was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, which are both Class A felonies in Alabama and carry with them sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison with parole a possibility if convicted, according to a local report. “From the information we have received, he has been here about four weeks,” Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett...
  • Selma Plus 50

    03/10/2015 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    I liked the movie "Selma," though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced "hands up, don't shoot," a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose actions the Justice Department recently determined did not "constitute prosecutable violations" of federal civil rights law. As President Obama marched last weekend in Selma, Alabama, along with others commemorating that seminal civil rights demonstration, it became clear that the time has come to stop focusing on marches and take a sober look at what really troubles the African-American community today and...
  • ON THIS DAY IN 1965 – Angry Democrats with Billy Clubs & Dogs Attacked Selma Civil Rights Marchers

    03/09/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/07/2015 | staff
    On this day in 1965, state police under the command of the Democrat Governor, George Wallace, attacked African-Americans who were demonstrating for voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The rampaging Democrats used billy clubs and tear gas and dogs in their “Bloody Sunday” assault. A Republican-appointed federal judge, Frank Johnson, soon ruled in favor of the demonstrators, enabling them to complete their march two weeks later.
  • KKK fliers left at Selma homes on 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

    03/09/2015 2:00:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    http://www.al.com ^ | 3/8/15 | Emily Hill
    Ku Klux Klan fliers were left at Selma homes on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Robert Jones, the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK spoke with AL.com Sunday afternoon and said about 4,000 KKK fliers have been distributed throughout Selma and Montgomery in the last two weeks. "We pretty much put out fliers, some against King and some against immigration," Jones said. "It's time for the American people to wake up to these falsehoods that they preach about MLK." Jones said bags containing a flier and a rock were thrown onto the doorsteps of people's...
  • The GOP’s Conspicuous Absence from Selma

    03/09/2015 6:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This afternoon, in the hot center of the state of Alabama, a parade of Americans will pay homage to a historic march. Meeting on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, on which hundreds of black Americans were beaten for the crime of standing up to their government, Barack Obama will remember a heroic feat of rebellion, and a brutal act of repression. The president, the White House has announced, will speak personally “about what it means to stand on the spot where police beat and gassed 600 unarmed protestors,” and he will explain what the moment means to him as an African...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • WATCH: Civil Rights Leader Refuses to March With Bush

    03/08/2015 7:59:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 8, 2015 | Rip Curl
    Diane Nash, a leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960s civil rights movement, refused to march in Selma on Saturday because former President George W. Bush also attended the event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famous nonviolent protest.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Credits 1965 Selma March for Inspiring His Birth… In 1961

    03/08/2015 6:07:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama marched with New Black Panthers at the Selma rally in 2007. ... New Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is seen speaking at the rally on the left. Then Obama speaks to the Selma crowd at the same rally. This was the same visit to Selma where Obama credited the 1965 marchers with empowering his black father and white mother to marry… Obama was born in 1961. He was off by 4 years when the Selma march took place. But, it made a good speech.
  • Crowds arrive in Selma for 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary

    03/07/2015 9:52:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2015
    SELMA, Ala. - Thousands of people are gathering in Selma, Alabama to see President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement. Charter buses from across the nation are clogging traffic in the riverside town of 20,000. It's a carnival atmosphere with vendors selling souvenirs commemorating the violent confrontation called "Bloody Sunday."
  • Obama to mark 50 years since Selma civil rights march

    03/07/2015 8:56:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/7/15 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama is due to take part in events celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. He will deliver a speech to mark "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965, when security forces attacked demonstrators. His wife Michelle and about 100 members of Congress are also due to attend. Afterwards Mr Obama and his wife Michelle will join marchers in a recreation of a walk on a bridge that was severely repressed. Police beat and used tear gas on demonstrators at the foot of Edmund Pettus Bridge on 7 March, 1965.
  • African-American Pastors to Give Alabama Judge Moore Courage Award

    03/07/2015 3:54:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/5/2015 | Jack Kenny
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will receive the first “Letter From Birmingham Jail Courage Award” from the Coalition of African-American Pastors, the CAAP announced this week. The group plans to present to Moore the first of what is planned as an annual award sometime this spring, according to the announcement sent out on Wednesday. The award is named for civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s impassioned plea to fellow clergymen to stand united in opposition to segregation, written while he was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. CAAP announced the award would got to Moore the day after the...
  • AL Supreme Court Halts Issuance of Counterfeit Marriage Licenses

    03/04/2015 6:54:44 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 78 replies
    Barbwire ^ | March 4, 2015
    Montgomery, AL – In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court of Alabama in a 7-1 decision has affirmed natural marriage and ordered Alabama’s probate judges to immediately stop issuing illegal marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling represents a significant shift of momentum in the same-sex marriage agenda, and is a direct challenge to the orders of U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade, who in January purported to overturn Alabama’s marriage laws. The ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court offers the most forceful and clearly articulated rebuttal to date of the imaginative arguments for same-sex “marriage” employed by federal courts....
  • Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags

    03/03/2015 5:56:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory. “The sport of professional barbecue is extremely American and family oriented,” said pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius. So you can imagine Jeff’s extreme displeasure when organizers of an Alabama barbecue competition ordered him – along with other competitors to take down the American flags hanging from their barbecue trailers.
  • Alabama Supreme Court orders halt to same sex marriage

    03/03/2015 5:47:51 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 86 replies
    al.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Kyle Whitmire
    Weeks after a United States District Court Judge in Mobile ordered a probate judge there to issue same-sex marriage licenses, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in the state. The order, called a writ of mandamus, had been requested by the Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program last month. "As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for 'marriage' between only one man and one woman," the order said. "Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the...
  • Kierra’onna Rice shot dead in fight with girls after a Facebook feud (Alabama)

    03/01/2015 2:42:47 PM PST · by george76 · 89 replies
    News ^ | March 02, 2015
    A FEUD between teenage girls on Facebook has boiled over, ending with one of the girls dead and two injured. The Facebook fight led to the girls planning to meet at a park in Birmingham, the capital of the US southern state Alabama, to settle their differences. It is alleged that the group of teenage girls arranged the brawl, which they planned to film before posting the footage on social media. “This was an absolutely senseless killing,” Lieutenant Sean Edwards, of Birmingham Police ... Birmingham police arrested two suspects, a 17-year-old male and an 19-year-old male, who were identified by...
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • Obama Taking His Family to Selma; Remembers Trayvon Martin at WH Event

    02/27/2015 8:25:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Next week, Michelle and I and the girls will be traveling to Selma to pay tribute, not just as a president or a first lady or as African Americans, but as Americans -- to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge," President Obama told a gathering at the White House on Thursday. Obama mentioned the "legends and giants of the civil rights movement" as well as "the countless American heroes" who aren't named in the history books, all of whom marched and sang and organized "to change this country for the better." He...
  • Roy Moore, a Man for All Seasons

    02/26/2015 1:57:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    In my career as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing all sorts of movers and shakers within modern Christendom. I’ve seen them on camera and off camera. One leading example of such is the Hon. Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. From 1995 to 2003, I traveled to that state about ten times with a TV crew for Roy Moore-related cases. Now he’s in trouble again---for sticking to his guns. I’ll get to that in a moment. When I first met Roy Moore in 1995 and interviewed him...
  • Alabama Governor Throws Judge Roy Moore Under the Bus – Succumbs to Federal Tyranny

    02/24/2015 5:08:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/23/2015 | Tim Brown
    I am greatly concerned that state governors are so spineless as to not stand against federal tyranny. This has been demonstrated over and over in many states that are supposed to be led by governors who claim to hold to American values and to the Law of God. The latest to fall on the sword of statism is Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Bentley, a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at a Baptist Church, told Politico Friday that he believes he must bow to a federal court's ruling and that he cannot uphold Alabama's constitution against the redefinition of marriage...
  • Workers Finally Decertify Autoworkers Union

    02/22/2015 7:03:13 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    In a fourth attempt to decertify the United Autoworkers (UAW) union, workers at NTN-Bower Corporation in Alabama voted to rid themselves of the UAW Friday. Although the official tally has yet to be released, sources tell The Daily Caller News Foundation that workers voted 82 to 50 to decertify the United Autoworkers. Previous decertification elections were deemed invalid, resulting in workers having to hold a fourth round.
  • Gerritson "will pray" about run for Congress

    02/21/2015 7:36:22 AM PST · by BamaBelle · 2 replies
    The Wetumpka Herald ^ | 2/18/2015 | Kevin Taylor
    Gerritson said she would oppose current Congressional Second District Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) because Roby "is not conservative enough."
  • Sen. Sessions Releases Lengthy Timeline Of Obama Administration’s Dismantling Of Immigration Law

    02/17/2015 7:27:49 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Breibart ^ | February 16, 2015 | Caroline May
    As Republicans work to overcome a Democratic filibuster of a House-passed Department of Homeland Security bill that blocks President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting the Obama administration’s long history of dismantling immigration laws. In a lengthy timeline released Monday, Sessions — the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest — lists every instance of the Obama administration ignoring, rewriting, delaying and breaking the nation’s immigration laws. The timeline begins in January 2009 with the administration ending worksite enforcement actions and, 50 pages later, ends on February 13, 2015 with the House Judiciary...
  • Family Can't Believe Their Son was Shot While Committing Armed Robbery

    02/17/2015 5:15:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 92 replies
    Video below shows the family of a suspected thief lashing out after their son was shot during an armed robbery. Relatives of Adric White, 18, believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have "just left the store." The Good Samaritan told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store. "He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees," said the man. "I drew my gun on him and I said 'Hey don't move.' At...
  • Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiance 'places Alabama a step backwards,' says Montgomery probate judge

    02/16/2015 12:41:21 PM PST · by Ray76 · 26 replies
    Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed says he didn't feel any pressure to listen to Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore's order to all probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples "was a desperate attempt to defy the federal government," Reed said in an interview with Jonathan Karl on Sunday's 'This Week' on ABC. Reed was the first probate judge in the state of Alabama to publicly say he would issue marriage licenses to gay couples when a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay...
  • GOP cools on Loretta Lynch

    02/16/2015 9:06:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    President Obama’s pick to serve as the next attorney general is having a hard time finding Republican supporters. To be confirmed by the Senate, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch only needs four Republicans to support her nomination. But it is unclear where those votes will come from. Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) is the only Republican so far who has signaled his intention to vote for Lynch, though several others have spoken favorably about her. But many Republicans are expressing concerns about Lynch's stance on immigration and what they suggest is a lack of “independence" from the White House. Lynch’s confirmation...
  • Judge Granade Pulls the Pin on Marriage

    02/15/2015 8:43:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | Peter Sprigg
    Most of the media is blaming the current chaos in Alabama over whether same-sex couples will or will not be issued marriage licenses on Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. However, it really should be laid at the feet of U.S. District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade (pronounced, according to National Public Radio, like “grenade”). It was Granade’s January 23 decision to blow up Alabama’s one-man-one-woman definition of marriage which set events in motion. The decision by Granade (a George W. Bush appointee) is startling to read. For one thing, it is extraordinarily short—only 10...
  • WHAT CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE DID IN ALABAMA

    02/15/2015 5:49:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 41 replies
    2/15/2014 | Self
    The elected Chief Justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, Roy Moore, is set to be a guest on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. I don't know what the spin from Wallace will be or from any discussion that will follow, but I did receive emails this week from a Roy Moore supporter. Considering the way the media spins things in a negative way towards those who take a stand against gay marriage, I think it appropriate to share what was being said by Justice Moore supporters. I frankly don't take a position on gay marriage other than it is part...
  • Southern Baptist Leader Says Roy Moore Should Comply with Judge’s Order or Resign

    02/14/2015 10:41:40 AM PST · by fwdude · 80 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Russell Moore (no relation to Roy Moore), the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm, “says Alabama judges who in good conscience cannot issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, should resign instead of fighting the law while in office.” What if judges in Germany refused to approve legal orders to transport Jews to death camps? What if they just resigned? Would that have been enough? A resignation would only mean that a new judge would be appointed who would comply with the order. A line has to be drawn somewhere.
  • Alabama's Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

    02/13/2015 9:03:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 15, 2015 | KIM CHANDLER
    Alabama's Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Feb 13, 2015 By KIM CHANDLER Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil. Many counties in the Bible Belt state began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples after the latest strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. She said Thursday that a judge could no longer deny marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, reiterating her ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
  • Alabama Judges' Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

    02/13/2015 12:46:09 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 13, 2015 | KIM CHANDLER
    Gays and lesbians could get licenses to marry in more than half of Alabama's counties Friday after a federal judge affirmed her ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. More than a dozen counties reversed course Friday and began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples in the wake Thursday's strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. By mid-day Friday, at least 35 of the state's 67 counties were complying.
  • Jeff Sessions to Dick Durbin: ‘You and Your Team of Filibusterers’ Endangering National Security

    02/13/2015 8:36:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    oneoldvet.com ^ | 2/13/15
    BREITBART | When Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused Republicans opposed to spending federal funds to implement President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty of threatening the nation’s security, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) had to set the record straight on Thursday. Senate Democrats have used the filibuster and blocked the House’s Homeland Security spending bill, which funds the department except for Obama’s executive amnesty, three times, and Sessions said Democrats like Durbin are putting Obama’s executive amnesty, which also undermines the country’s security, ahead of funding the department. Earlier in the day, Durbin said he has “been trying to understand what is holding...
  • Levin: Cuomo Interpretation Of The Origin Of Rights "The Defintition Of Tyranny"

    02/13/2015 5:29:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    Earlier on Thursday, CNN “New Day” co-host Chris Cuomo debated Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on the issue of the Alabama courts’ ruling versus a federal court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.
  • Substituted Morality

    02/13/2015 5:21:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    The United States Supreme Court will, by June, plunge the nation back into the throws of culture war. At least five justices will substitute their values for those of democracy, further undermining the democratic underpinnings of our republic. By June, the nation's top court will find that gay marriage is in the constitution. They will, more likely than not, go all the way instead of deciding the states can decide for themselves. In 1973, the Supreme Court again substituted the morality of five members of the court for the nation and legalized abortion. At the time, liberal publications assumed the...
  • Federal Judge Orders Alabama County to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses [Civil Disobedience?]

    02/12/2015 8:10:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 12, 2015
    Federal Judge Orders Alabama County to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Feb 12, 2015 By JOSHUA HOYOS At Least 51 Alabama Judges Take A Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage A federal judge ordered an Alabama judge today to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in his county. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade has instructed Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "If Plaintiffs take all steps that are required in the normal course of business as a prerequisite to issuing a marriage license to opposite-sex couples, Judge Davis may not deny them a license...
  • Video shows Alabama police throwing grandfather from India to ground

    02/12/2015 6:09:22 PM PST · by cold start · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12th Feb 2015
    Madison police today released video of officers throwing a 57-year-old Indian citizen on the sidewalk outside his son's home. The incident left the grandfather temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae. Chirag Patel said his father, Sureshbhai Patel, was visiting to help his wife care for their new baby, a 17-month-old son, so he could pursue his masters degree in electrical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Madison police officer Eric Parker today turned himself in to face assault charges. Chief Larry Muncey told a small press conference in Madison that he also recommended that Parker be fired...
  • Alabama police fire, arrest the officer who badly injured Indian grandfather during sidewalk stop

    02/12/2015 3:53:43 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 60 replies
    Madison police officer Eric Parker today turned himself in to face assault charges, following the severe injuries to an Indian citizen who was walking down the street outside his son's new home. Chief Larry Muncey told a small press conference in Madison that he also recommended that Parker be fired for his use of force against a man who committed no crime, did not speak English and could not understand the commands.
  • BREAKING: Ala. County Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    02/12/2015 2:16:21 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 147 replies
    Law 360 ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jeff Overley
    An Alabama federal judge on Thursday ordered the state’s second-largest county to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, paving the way for other holdout parts of the state to fall in line. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade was directed at Don Davis, probate judge of Mobile County, the most populous of several dozen Alabama counties that had not complied with a same-sex marriage ruling that took effect on Monday. Granade’s decision may convince other probate judges to no longer heed an order from Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore to continue refusing to issue same-sex...
  • Chris Cuomo Battles Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in Epic 25 Minute Interview on Gay Marriage

    02/12/2015 11:58:29 AM PST · by FR_addict · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 12,2015 | CNN debate
    This is a 25 minute long video. It's well worth listening to instead of reading the parts the liberals want you to hear. Judge Moore made many excellent points. Cuomo refused to answer his questions. "The chief justice also invoked Dred Scott v. Sandford, the 1857 Supreme Court decision that found African-Americans were not U.S. citizens, and Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 decision that upheld the constitutionality of segregation. The decisions are considered the worst handed down by the nation's high court, and have been superseded by constitutional amendment or subsequent decisions." Moore asked Cuomo if he would follow those...
  • Chief Alabama judge would defy Supreme Court in gay marriage ruling

    02/12/2015 11:24:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court insisted Thursday he will continue to resist efforts to implement same-sex marriage in his state, even if the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage later this year. Chief Justice Roy Moore likened an eventual U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage to the Dred Scott ruling and Plessy v. Ferguson, two 19th century Supreme Court rulings that upheld slavery and segregation, respectively. "If it's an unlawful mandate you can refuse to mandate it. You can dissent to the United States Supreme Court," Moore said in a...
  • Grandfather visiting Alabama from India stopped by police while taking walk, left partly paralyzed

    02/11/2015 1:19:11 PM PST · by Theoria · 67 replies
    AL ^ | 11 Feb 2015
    Madison police last week roughed up a 57-year-old Indian citizen who was walking on the sidewalk outside his son's home, leaving the older man temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae."He was just walking on the sidewalk as he does all the time," said his son, Chirag Patel, this morning. "They put him to the ground."No crime had been committed. Madison Police on Monday issued a statement saying the department had suspended the officer and were investigating the use of force in this case. The police statement wished the man a "speedy recovery."Chirag Patel, an engineer for one of the many government...