Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,272
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

US: Alabama (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Millennials outraged after baseball team advertises 'Millennial Night' (TR)

    07/19/2018 4:07:56 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/19/2018 | Emilie Ikeda
    If I say lover of naps, “selfies” and participation ribbons, you would say . . . Millennials? According to one Alabama minor league baseball team, those are the pillars of life for people born between the 1980s and early 2000s, along with avocados, craft beer and safe spaces. n an effort to bring younger fans to the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits are hosting "Millennial Night" this weekend, but their advertising on social media set off an eruption of mixed feedback from the very group they’re trying to attract. The Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate, currently with a record of 15-11,...
  • Pair beheaded girl, 13, after fatally stabbing her grandmother, police say

    07/15/2018 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded last month after watching her grandmother be fatally stabbed in a cemetery, an investigator testified Thursday.The details emerged in a Madison County court during a preliminary hearing for Yoni Aguilar, 26, AL.com reported. Aguilar and Israel Palomino, 34, are charged with two counts each of capital murder in the June slayings of Oralia Mendoza, 49, and her granddaughter, Mariah Lopez.
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • Latino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit

    07/12/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of Latino civil rights organizations asked Thursday a judge in Alabama to include them as co-defendants in a lawsuit brought by the state against the federal government, seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census. The groups, led by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and Birmingham civil rights attorneys James U. Blacksher and Edward Still, said they don't trust the Trump administration to mount a defense to Alabama's lawsuit. “One legal outcome of the Civil War was a Constitution that abandons the previous ‘3/5 rule’ and treats all persons as full ‘persons’; that Alabama, of...
  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food “no longer be made to the sheriffs personally.” Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • Mike Lee's chances as SCOTUS pick

    07/06/2018 12:25:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 6, 2018 9:13 am | Herb Scribner
    Robert Costa, a Washington Post political reporter and NBC News political analyst, tweeted Thursday: "When I asked a prominent Trump ally about Sen. Lee/ SCOTUS, they said this article is floating around the WH, as evidence that he's a long shot." Costa included a link to an Associated Press story about Lee casting a "protest" vote in the 2016 presidential election for independent candidate Evan McMullin.
  • Police: Man in custody after pulling out a gun at Huntsville immigration policy protest [AL]

    07/01/2018 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    WIAT, CBS 42, Birmingham AL ^ | Jun 30, 2018 07:41 PM CDT | Jordan Highsmith
    A former Huntsville City Schools teacher is in custody after police said he pulled out a gun at a protest in Big Spring Park. Lt. Michael Johnson of the Huntsville Police Department confirmed Shane Ryan Sealy, 34, was arrested Saturday and charged with menacing and reckless endangerment. Huntsville City Schools spokesperson Keith Ward confirmed that Sealy previously taught at Grissom High School. Ward added Sealy has not worked for the school system in “roughly two years.” Bond has not yet been set. Police say no shots were fired and no one was hurt. The Families Belong Together rally is part...
  • US Rep. Roby forced into July runoff in Alabama GOP primary

    06/06/2018 8:43:57 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 6th, 2018 | KIM CHANDLER
    <p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, one of a handful of Alabama Republicans who criticized Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been forced into a July runoff for the GOP nomination for her seat.</p> <p>Roby will face Bobby Bright in the runoff in the state's 2nd congressional district, a conservative swath where loyalty to Trump became a central issue of the midterm primary.</p>
  • Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’ for GOP

    06/06/2018 9:11:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 06, 2018 | Steve Peoples and Michael R. Blood
    With the prospect of a “blue wave” in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats appeared to have escaped embarrassment Wednesday after primaries across eight states. President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for Republicans. “So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave,” he tweeted Wednesday morning, hailing what he called “the Trump impact.” While some California contests remained too close to call, Republicans avoided disaster in the race for governor by nominating business executive John Cox to the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson, a Democrat, easily captured the top spot in...
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto

    05/26/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 96 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 5/26/2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto. Gradual strengthening is forecast until the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar...
  • Roy Moore to announce filing new lawsuit in Gadsden

    05/24/2018 11:23:43 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Al.com ^ | 05/23/18 | Paul Gattis
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has scheduled a press conference for Thursday in Gadsden at which he said he will announce the filing of a new lawsuit. The press release announcing the upcoming lawsuit said the new lawsuit will be brought "against different defendants regarding false allegations made against him during the special election for U.S. Senate." The announcement gave no other details about the lawsuit. Moore previously called a press conference April 30 to announce the filing of a political conspiracy lawsuit against five defendants related to allegations made against Moore a month before election day in last...
  • Can a Democrat win the Alabama governor's race?

    05/24/2018 10:30:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | John Sharp
    Alabama last elected a Democrat as governor 20 years ago. Former Gov. Robert Bentley received nearly twice the votes as Democrat Parker Griffith in the most recent gubernatorial contest four years ago. The Cook Political Report labels Alabama's governor's race as "solid Republican." The same label comes from the Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball, produced at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "Barring some major developments in this race, it's difficult to see a path for a Democrat to win," said Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor with the Crystal Ball. Said Waymon Burke, a political science professor at Calhoun Community...
  • Alabama sues Census Bureau for counting undocumented immigrants

    05/22/2018 9:02:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Justin Wise
    Alabama has reportedly filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of counting undocumented immigrants in its official Census Bureau population counts. The state filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday arguing that the new census numbers for 2020 will result in Alabama losing a congressional seat and a vote in the Electoral College to a state with a bigger “illegal alien population,” according to the Associated Press.The state of Alabama and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) are the plaintiffs in the suit. Citizens and noncitizens with a residence in the U.S. are included in official census and apportionment counts.
  • Sarah Palin Reacts to John McCain's Regrets Over Picking Her as Running Mate: 'Perpetual Gut Punch'

    05/11/2018 7:53:43 AM PDT · by ethom · 46 replies
    People Politics ^ | 2 hours ago | Dave Quinn
    John McCain may have admitted that he regrets picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, but according to the former Alaska governor, “that’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years.” The one-time Republican vice-presidential candidate told The Daily Mail on Thursday that she feels a “perpetual gut punch” every time she hears reports about McCain’s regrets and that having to read the news every day is “not a real fun thing.” “I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters,” Palin said. “I...
  • 'Their profession is violent crime': Alabama police operation seizes 140 guns, indicts 71 suspects

    05/07/2018 2:44:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | By Carol Robinson
    A two-month operation aimed at reducing violent crime in Birmingham and beyond led to the seizure of 140 guns and federal indictments against 71 people. Among those indicted is a 24-year-old man who was acquitted in one murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in another and now is awaiting trial in yet a third killing. Others indicted under the operation include a man who was convicted of manslaughter as a teen and arrested last month on two Birmingham bank robberies, a sex offender who also has convictions for burglary and carrying a pistol without a license, and a man...
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s Campaign Donations To Dems Went Over Legal Limit

    05/05/2018 8:07:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/05/18 | Anna Sanders
    Rosie O’Donnell made illegally over-sized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, according to a Post analysis of campaign filings. The liberal comedian has regularly broken Federal Election Commission rules limiting the total any one person can give to an individual candidate at $2,700 per election. The limit applies separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections. “Nothing nefarious,” the outspoken star and Donald Trump arch-nemesis wrote in an email to the Post. “I was not choosing to over donate. “If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote. “I don’t look to see...
  • Sources contradict Sessions' testimony he opposed Russia outreach

    03/18/2018 3:04:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 50 replies
    reuters ^ | 3-18-18
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team to meet with Russians has been contradicted by three people who told Reuters they have spoken about the matter to investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional committees.
  • Roy Moore: I could run for governor

    05/03/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/18 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost a December special election after allegations of past child molestation and sexual misconduct surfaced, floated a possible future bid for office in a statement released Thursday. "I have no plans at this time to run for office. Nevertheless, plans change. If the opportunity arises to make a difference, I will have no reluctance to again run for political office, including that of governor," he said in the statement. Moore lost the recent special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Senate seat in no small part thanks to the allegations that...
  • Texas sues to stop DACA [updated: there’s a world more info in the article now]

    05/01/2018 2:47:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Lawsuit could undercut 2012 amnesty, end ongoing legal battles over Trump phaseoutTexas and a half-dozen other states filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the legality of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, opening up a new legal front in the increasingly messy battle over illegal immigration. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in southern Texas, asks judges to rule against the 2012 program that’s granted tentative legal status to more than 800,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers.”