Tag Archives: Alabama

Multiple Senate Republicans Laughably Claim To Know Nothing Of Roy Moore’s Long History Of Batshittery

Despite weeks and weeks of nonstop national headlines, many Senate Republicans are claiming that they hardly know anything about Roy Moore.   What about Moore’s history of racially insensitive comments? Haven’t heard anything. Homophobic remarks? Nada. Moore’s claim that some American communities are living under Sharia law? Crickets. Moore’s statement that 9/11 happened “because we’ve distanced ourselves from God”? Nothing for ...

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ALABAMA: Police Dismiss Complaint That Roy Moore Illegally Brandished Handgun At Campaign Rally

AL.com reports: Roy Moore pulled out a revolver during his pre-election campaign rally in Fairhope Monday, and the action drew national media headlines. It also generated a complaint to the local police department. Fairhope police report that they received a complaint at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday on allegations about the possession of a firearm at a political rally. Fairhope ...

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Trump “Embarrassed And Pissed” About Alabama Senate Result, Rages About His Staff And McConnell

CNN reports: Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President Donald Trump watched aboard Air Force One as Fox News called the Alabama Senate primary for Roy Moore against Trump’s favored candidate, Luther Strange. What ensued was a barrage of angry venting at his political team and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had consolidated ...

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OPEN THREAD: Alabama Senate Runoff Results

The New York Times reports: Alabama votes today in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. Polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. The winner will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, on Dec. 12. Northern Alabama may end up being a pivotal region, with ...

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ALABAMA: Birmingham City Council Approves Sweeping LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections, First In State

Via press release: Today, HRC hailed the Birmingham City Council for passing city-wide non-discrimination protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, public accommodations and employment. This ordinance is the culmination of more than ten years of work from local LGBTQ grassroots organizers and a pro-equality coalition including Equality Alabama and HRC. “Today, the City of Birmingham made ...

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ALABAMA: Anti-Gay Former Republican State House Leader Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud, Faces 20 Years

AL.com reports: State Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, pleaded guilty to devising a scheme to commit mail fraud, U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin in Montgomery announced today. Hammon used campaign money to pay his personal expenses, Franklin said. Hammon has represented the 4th district in the Alabama House since 2002. He served as majority leader in the House from the time Republicans ...

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Roy Moore Brandishes Gun At Final Campaign Rally

ABC News reports: Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew a handgun from his pocket during a campaign rally on Monday as he made a final push to sway voters ahead of the state’s Republican runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Moore — who’s vying for the Republican Senate nomination against the incumbent, Sen. Luther Strange — pulled the gun ...

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Trump Warns Alabama: If “Ray” Moore Wins Senate Runoff, Democrat Doug Jones Will Win The General

AL.com reports: A primary win by “Ray” Moore would open Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts “Rick and Bubba” this morning. Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. “Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator,” Trump ...

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Steve Bannon To Headline Roy Moore Rally

Via Breitbart: Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News and President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, is headed to Alabama Monday night to campaign for Judge Roy Moore in a fierce runoff election. Bannon will appear along with Phil Robertson, businessman and star of Duck Dynasty, at a rally in the Mobile, Alabama area — the heart of Trump Country. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Rally For Sen. Luther Strange Hours After Humiliating Obamacare Repeal Smackdown

AL.com reports: The president is making his first trip to Alabama since taking office in January to headline the campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange. But the early birds in line to get the best seats for the rally said they were there to see Trump, not Strange. Waylon Turner of Scottsboro said he was the first in line at ...

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Dr. Stabby Breaks With Trump And Backs Roy Moore: He Reflects Judeo-Christian Values That Founded USA

Mediaite reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson sent out a statement this afternoon praising Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore… hours before President Trump‘s rally for Moore opponent Luther Strange. The President’s support of Strange over Moore was one of the many subjects the two debated last night. Moore has received support from people like Sarah Palin and Sebastian ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Roy Moore Debates Luther Strange

AL.com reports: Roy Moore and Luther Strange stand face-to-face tonight in Montgomery for what could be the defining event of a bitter campaign for the U.S. Senate. With no moderator, the two men will take turns telling voters where they stand and why they are the right Republican to send to the U.S. Senate. It will be the only debate ...

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CNN Reminds America Of The Times Roy Moore Said That Homosexuality Should Be Criminalized [VIDEO]

CNN’s K-File reports: Roy Moore, a Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, said in a 2005 interview that he believes “homosexual conduct” should be illegal. Moore, a hardline conservative Christian and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, made the comments in an interview with liberal commentator Bill Press on C-SPAN2’s After Words. Moore appeared on the show to ...

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Breitbart Furious After CNN Recalls When Roy Moore’s Christian Hate Group Called Obama A Secret Muslim

CNN reports: Alabama US senate candidate Roy Moore’s foundation shared a video on its Facebook page in 2015 that uses out-of-context video clips of then-President Barack Obama to promote the conspiracy theory that Obama is a Muslim. The Foundation for Moral Law, the non-profit Christian legal organization that Moore founded in the early 2000s, shared the video titled “OBAMA THE ...

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Breitbart Mocks Size Of Trump/Strange Rally Venue

A couple of days ago a leaked internal Breitbart message revealed Steve Bannon’s order for the staff to go all-in on their mission to destroy Sen. Luther Strange’s chances against Roy Moore in next week’s GOP Senate runoff. Multiple pro-Moore and anti-Strange articles have since littered the site. Here’s their latest attack: Friday, President Donald Trump will appear in Huntsville, ...

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Dead Heat In Alabama GOP Senate Poll, But….

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Luther Strange trailed former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, both Republicans, by 1 percentage point in a closely watched special Senate election in Alabama. The upstart Moore led Strange, appointed when Jeff Sessions resigned to become U.S. attorney general, 41 percent to 40 percent. The special election is Sept. 26. The survey was produced ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Hate Group Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief In Support Of Anti-Gay Colorado Baker

Via press release from Christian Newswire: The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery nonprofit corporation dedicated to the defense of the Constitution as written and intended by its Framers and to the free exercise of religion, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in defense of a Colorado bakery and its owner. A gay couple filed ...

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US Senate Frontrunner Roy Moore: What Is DACA?

The Hill reports: The frontrunner in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary Roy Moore said he did not know what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is, during a radio interview. Moore was asked by host Dale Jackson on WVNN about President Trump potentially ending the Obama-era program, in which nearly 800,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Takes 18-Point Lead In Senate Runoff Poll Despite Trump’s Support For Luther Strange

The runoff is in four weeks: Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has taken a commanding 18-point lead in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary runoff, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Opinion Savvy-Decision Desk HQ poll released Wednesday finds Moore with 50.3 percent support in the state, compared to just 32.2 percent for his challenger, Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.). ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore And Luther Strange Head To Runoff After Neither Takes 50% In GOP Senate Primary

The New York Times reports: Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Senator Luther Strange emerged from a crowded Republican field on Tuesday in a special Senate primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press. They will face off for their party’s nomination next month in a runoff election, a contest that will test ...

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