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  • Gov. Bentley booked on misdemeanor charges, Ivey swearing-in at 6 p.m.

    04/10/2017 3:04:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 4/10 | Leada Gore
    The resignation of Gov. Robert Bentley is expected later this afternoon, the political culmination of more than a year of controversy surrounding his relationship with former aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason. The official announcement from the governor's office is expected at any time. At around 4 p.m., Bentley was booked into Montgomery County Jail on two misdemeanor charges related to campaign finance violation. Each carried a $300 bond. The resignation comes after Friday's report from the House Justice Committee detailing Bentley's relationship with Mason, including allegations the governor used state law enforcement and other state resources to facilitate the relationship. Bentley...
  • (Alabama Governor) Robert Bentley (R) Resigns, Kay Ivey (R)Sworn In

    04/10/2017 6:37:56 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Al.com ^ | 4-10-2017 | Leada Gore
    Kay Ivey Sworn In as Alabama GovernorLt. Gov. Kay Ivey is sworn in as Alabama governor by acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart as her pastor Jay Wolfe looks on after the resignation of former Gov. Robert Bentley Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com) Julie Bennett Kay Ivey, the first female Republican in Alabama history to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor, is only the second woman to serve as Governor of the state. Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stewart administered the oath of office to Ivey just after 6 p.m. Monday. Ivey assumes the role...
  • Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to charges tied to to cover up of affair with a top aide

    04/10/2017 3:27:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 92 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-10-2017 | staff
    Gov. Robert Bentley (R) stepped down after being charged with two campaign and ethics violations on the same day that state lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him. Bentley has fought for more than a year against allegations that he used public resources to carry out and conceal an affair with his former top aide. According to the state's attorney general office, Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to covering up the alleged affair, one for failing to file a major contribution report and another for knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use. This is a developing story. It...
  • Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to Resign Over Affair

    04/10/2017 12:38:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has been under fire. The Alabama Ethics Commission found reason to believe he committed four felony crimes, and heā€™s in serious trouble.The focus is on an improper relationship with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his senior political advisor.Now, he will resign: It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor.Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor.Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday.Bentley has been under...
  • Sources: Agreement for Bentley's resignation reached

    04/10/2017 11:56:06 AM PDT · by alancarp · 13 replies
    FOX 6 WBRC (Birmingham, AL) ^ | 4/10/2017 1:32PM CT | WBRC Staff Report
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Multiple sources with knowledge of discussions tell WBRC an agreement has been reached for Gov. Bentley to resign from office, but when he would do it and how remains in discussion. Representatives of the governor have been in discussions about a possible resignation as the House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings. A spokeswoman for the governor told reporters the governor is "not personally involved" in any negotiation earlier Monday. Sources who have confirmed an agreement have also said details like when and how the governor would announce the decision have not been finalized with timing a...
  • Looks like Alabama’s governor is going to be impeached

    04/09/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | 04/09/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has been on the ropes for a while now. The origins of the story all boil down to allegations of improper relations with an aide which… Okay. Let’s just say it. The guy cheated on his wife with one of his staffers before divorcing her and she was less than thrilled with his behavior. Since that doesn’t technically qualify as breaking the law, you’d normally not see him getting the boot from his job unless the voters decided to do it in the next election. But the initial deed led to some complicating factors which the...
  • 6 finalists named for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' replacement

    02/02/2017 3:22:37 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    WAAY-31 ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | Travis Leder
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced the six candidates who are still in the running to replace U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' seat. •U.S. Congressman, Robert Aderholt. •ADECA Director, Jim Byard. •Former State Representative, Perry Hooper Jr. •Senate President Pro Tem, Del Marsh. •Representative Connie Rowe. •Attorney General, Luther Strange. Governor Bentley interviewed 20 candidates for the potential vacancy, as Sessions has been tapped by President Donald Trump to become the next U.S. Attorney General. ... Senator Sessions still has to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he becomes Attorney General, which is to be expected. He was approved by...
  • Gov. Bentley, AL lawmakers denounce Trump following controversial comments

    10/09/2016 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    WSFA 12 Montgomery, AL ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, United States Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) denounced Republican candidate Donald Trump on Saturday following a controversial recording that emerged this week. Recordings obtained by the Washington Post caught Trump on a live microphone speaking to Billy Bush, who worked for Access Hollywood at the time, talking about making sexual advances on women, one of whom was married. Trump has since released an apology in regards to the comments made in 2005, but many GOP lawmakers have expressed their disapproval, including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. Gov. Bentley...
  • PORSCHE REVEALS NEW V-8 ENGINE AT 37TH VIENNA MOTOR SYMPOSIUM

    05/10/2016 4:41:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Motor Trend ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Stefan Ogbac
    Porsche unveiled a new V-8 engine at the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium that will eventually power the range-topping variants of the upcoming second-generation Panamera and the next Cayenne SUV. In addition to powering the larger vehicles in Porsche’s lineup, the new V-8 will also be used by other Volkswagen Group brands including Audi and Bentley. Featuring two twin-scroll turbochargers, the new 4.0-liter V-8 is rated at 550 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque (up from 520 hp and 516 lb-ft), which puts it just shy of the current 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 utilized in the 570-hp Porsche Panamera Turbo S. Despite...
  • Bentley scandal: For cut of UA billboard funds, Jon Mason's company served as go-between

    04/20/2016 12:12:05 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 48 replies
    The Birmingham News / al.com ^ | 4/20/16 | Connor Sheets
    The University of Alabama paid a company owned by Jon Mason tens of thousands of dollars this year in connection with billboards the company neither designed nor physically installed. Mason is the husband of Rebekah Caldwell Mason, a former top adviser to Gov. Robert Bentley who resigned from his administration last month amid allegations that she and Bentley had an affair. [Sexual conversation between Rebekah Mason & Governor Bentley caught on tape, link in comments.] University spokesman Chris Bryant told AL.com via email that UA paid Jon Mason's company, JRM Enterprises, $74,450 so far this year "for JRM's coordination of...
  • Rebekah Caldwell Mason speaks on relationship with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, alleges gender bias

    03/24/2016 1:51:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | 3/23/2016 | Leada Gore
    Rebekah Caldwell Mason, the governor's political advisor whose name has been embroiled in controversy following the end of Robert Bentley's 50-year marriage last year, said allegations she exercises undue influence over government operations are incorrect. In a written statement, Mason said allegations by former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency chief Spencer Collier about her relationship with the governor are an example of "gender bias." "There is no way that man (Collier) would have said what he did...about another man. He only said what he said about my professional abilities because I am a woman. His comments were clear, demonstrated gender bias,"...
  • AUDIO: Alabama Governor Bentley’s romantic conversation with mistress

    03/23/2016 10:04:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 77 replies
    yellowhammernews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Cliff Sims
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A clip of the audio recordings revealing Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s illicit affair with a staffer has now surfaced online. Yellowhammer was given exclusive access to the content of audio recordings captured by Dianne Bentley, Governor Bentley’s ex-wife, during which Governor Bentley makes sexual advances on and recalls sexual encounters with Rebekah Mason, his former communications director who has since become his most senior external advisor. Mrs. Mason’s husband, Jon, also serves in the Bentley administration as Director of Serve Alabama, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service. ...
  • When Enemies Infiltrated the White House ( Harry Dexter White and fellow travelers )

    10/21/2015 10:30:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How a Soviet mole in FDR's inner circle triggered Pearl Harbor – and its dire relevancy to our conflict today. ... On December 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircraft delivered a shocking blow .. Nearly seven years later, Harry Dexter White, a senior official in the Roosevelt Administration, appeared to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities . Numerous witnesses, including Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, had implicated White in involvement with the Communist Party and the Soviet Union. ... Harry Dexter White, a Harvard PhD and Assistant Treasury Secretary, had played a major role in creating the World Bank...
  • Governor Bentley Refuses Syrian Refugees Relocating to Alabama

    11/15/2015 7:50:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 107 replies
    Alabama.gov ^ | 11/15/15 | Alabama.gov
    Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," Governor Robert Bentley said.
  • Kasich to pick up major endorsement from Alabama governor

    08/17/2015 4:29:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 17, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination with a unique message of compassionate conservatism and cultural inclusion, will pick up a head-turning endorsement Monday in the Bible Belt. Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley (R) plans to endorse Kasich at a campaign event in Birmingham, according to a Kasich campaign official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose the plans. With Bentley's backing, Kasich hopes to show that his message can appeal across the Republican spectrum — from the Midwest, where he has been a popular governor, to New England, where he is rising...
  • AL: Gun Free Zone Signs go Down; Governor Bently Fulfills 2010 Promise

    07/25/2015 1:04:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A year and a half ago, I wrote about the illegal "No Weapons" signs at rest stops in Alabama.Ā  The Alabama Department of Transportation doubled down and declared the signs legal ... because.Ā  Yesterday afternoon, Friday, the 24th of July, 2015, Governor Bentley stepped up to the plate and ordered the signs taken down.Ā  From yellowhammernews.com reporting the Governor's tweet: Gov. Robert Bentley ā€¸@GovernorBentley I have ordered the AL Department of Transportation to remove signs banning weapons at all Alabama rest stops to comply with state law. Good for the Governor. He knows how to count. He is also...
  • A Saudi Prince Just Promised Bentleys To Every Pilot Bombing Yemen

    04/22/2015 10:55:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 04/22/2015 | Michael Ballaban
    Being a fighter pilot, in general, sounds like a sweet gig on the surface. You fly in fast jets, and you get to wear sunglasses a lot. But to the 100 Saudi fighter pilots bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen right now, it just got better. Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal promised each and every one of them a Bentley. Oddly enough, bin Talal deleted the tweet shortly after, but I think the offer still stands. In case your Arabic is a little rusty, the original reads: I congratulate your success of Operation Decisive Storm and the start of Operation Restore...
  • Iconic Bentley all set to drive out world’s most expensive SUV

    01/07/2015 3:05:47 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    economic times ^ | 1-8-2015 | Benjamin Katz & Christoph Rauwald
    The SUV may cost about 180,000 ($214,000) and is part of a move to expand beyond sedans and coupes: the Continental GT, the Flying Spur and Mulsanne. Bentley announced a £800-million ($1.22 billion) three-year investment plan in 2013. The new vehicle will compete with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG and the top-of-the-line Range Rover from Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover unit. On Tuesday, Rolls-Royce Motors Cars said it would decide this year whether to join the fray with its own SUV model. Bentley parent VW, Europe's largest automaker, is making a broader push...
  • Dallas nurse cleared of Ebola has been reunited with her spaniel Bentley

    11/01/2014 1:13:11 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:30 EST, 1 November 2014 | Associated Press
    A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola has been reunited with her dog Bentley, who has spent 21 days in quarantine. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel has undergone twice-daily check-ups by vets in hazmat suits at a secret naval base while his owner, Nina Pham, was treated for the deadly virus. This morning, the pair were reunited privately on Saturday at the secret location near the Texan city where he had been isolated since she fell ill.
  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back

    10/30/2014 8:26:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 30 2014 | Associated Press
    DALLAS — A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month. She contracted the virus while caring for a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8. City spokeswoman Sana Syed said Thursday that the dog has tested negative for Ebola and that his 21-day quarantine — the Ebola incubation period — ends Saturday.