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  • BREAKING NEWS: Greg Albritton endorses Dick Brewbaker for Congress

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Friday, State Senator Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) endorsed former State Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election. "Good morning, Greg Albritton here on the steps of Capital of Alabama," said Albritton. "I am her to introduce my good friend, if you don't know him, Dick Brewbaker running for Congressional District Two. I want to let him know I support him. I endorse him. I am going to do all I can to get his sorry self up there so we can have good...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits Birmingham

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to announce visited Birmingham last week to announce a $14.5 million federal grant to revitalize 4th Avenue North – once nicknamed 'Black Main during the segregation era. The $14.5 million federal grant will be used to restore two-way traffic on the Avenue that used to be home to a myriad of Black owned businesses. Secretary Buttigieg was welcomed by Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, and other community leaders to c...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Caroleene Dobson wins Republican nomination in CD2

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, Republican voters went to the polls in Alabama's Second Congressional District and voted to make real estate attorney Caroleene Dobson their nominee for Congress. According to preliminary results for the primary runoff, Dobson was victorious with 14,688 votes (58.42%) to former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker's 10,454 votes (41.58%). Only 25,142 Republicans voted in the GOP primary runoff. Dobson comes from an Alabama farming family in Monroe County. Caroleene Dobson spoke at length with...

  • Suspect arrested in connection with the bombing at the Alabama Attorney General's building

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, a federal court unsealed two indictments against and arrested, Benjamin Douglas Calvert – age 26 of Irondale – in connection with a bomb detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General's building in Montgomery on February 24. A second explosive device was later recovered undetonated in Montgomery. The case was unsealed Wednesday by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Calvert will appear in federal court in Montgomery Wednesday. "Thanks to the work of the F...

  • House nonconcurs with Senate version of the gambling bill

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Thursday, April 7, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a motion of nonconcurrence on the Senate's gaming substitute sending the legislation to a conference committee. "From the very beginning, we had three key goals with the House's comprehensive legislation," said Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) in a statement. "Those included eliminating illegal gaming operations in the state of Alabama, developing a framework for the taxation and regulation of facilities...

  • The Navy descends on Montgomery

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    Montgomery hosted the Capitol's first Navy Week from April 1 to 7. The celebration emphasized the importance of the U.S. Navy to Montgomery, the state of Alabama, and the nation. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed issued a proclamation to salute the Navy and kick off Navy Week. "This week as we enjoy the festivities, let us also renew our commitment to supporting our servicemembers, veterans and their families, fostering a community that recognizes and appreciates their unyielding commitment to our...

  • Marijuana is back before the Legislature

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, April 5 the Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee considered legislation to significantly increase the number of medical cannabis licenses that the state will award to businesses. The 2021 legislation that legalized medical marijuana in the state of Alabama, strictly restricted the number of licenses that could be awarded. The most sought-after license is the integrator license, it allows a business to grow, process, transport, and dispense medical cannabis. The legislation...

  • Legislature holds military appreciation day

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Tuesday the Alabama Legislature held a joint session in House chambers to honor America's military and salute active-duty military members, the reserves, veterans, and their families. "It was a privilege to honor Alabama's men and women in uniform during a joint session of the Alabama Legislature," said Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) on the social media platform X. "Those who answered the call to serve our country represent the very best of us. Without them, there is...

  • Britt questions Mayorkas

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Alabama) questioned embattled U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden Administration's Fiscal Year 2025 budget request for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Despite the ongoing border crisis, the Administration's FY25 DHS budget request represents a cut of 2% to DHS' base budget as compared to FY24 levels. Britt said that the small request fails to make the strategic investments to secure the border and keep...

  • Special primary elections in CD2 are on April 16

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    The Alabama Republican party runoff and the Alabama Democratic party runoff are both coming up on April 16. There are a number of races on the ballot across Alabama; but none bigger than in Alabama's Second Congressional District. This year, the state of Alabama has a rare open congressional election with no incumbent. The new Congressional District 2 was created by the federal court to make the district much more likely that the choice of minority voters is ultimately elected to Congress....

  • Kelley says we will do everything we can to make sure that President Biden is on the ballot in Alabama

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Thursday, the Alabama Gazette spoke with Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Randy Kelley on Thursday about the possibility that President Joseph R. Biden (D) will not be on Alabama's November 5 general election ballot. Kelley says that he and the Alabama Democratic Party will do everything possible to make sure that the President is given ballot access in Alabama. "I wanted to make sure that the White House knew about this," Kelley told the Gazette. "They released a statement saying that they...

  • House votes to reject Senate gambling bill

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Thursday, April 3 the Alabama House of Representatives passed a motion of nonconcurrence on the Senate's gaming substitute and will send the gambling bill to a six-member conference committee. "From the very beginning, we had three key goals with the House's comprehensive legislation," said Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville). "Those included eliminating illegal gaming operations in the state of Alabama, developing a framework for the taxation and regulation of facilities...

  • Senate Committee gives favorable report to legislation to educate children about the dangers of fentanyl

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Wednesday the Senate Finance and Taxation education committee voted to give a favorable report to a bill to require K-12 public schools to include research-based prevention education about the dangers of fentanyl and drug poisoning. The Price Hornsby Act was named after Lee County native 17-year-old Price Hornsby – one of the 110,000 Americans killed by a drug overdose. U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Alabama) said recently in a Senate hearing that fentanyl is now the number one cause of death f...

  • Stallions home opener is Saturday

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    The Birmingham Stallions professional football team will play in front of their home crowd at Protective Life Stadium in Birmingham for the first time this season Saturday after having to open with two games on the road. The Stallions return home undefeated at 2 and 0 and in sole possession of first place in the USFL Conference. They play the Memphis Showboats (1 and 1) in what is an important conference matchup. The Stallions are in the Ultimate Football League (UFL) this year after the USFL...

  • Steve Marshall to be the keynote Speaker at St. Clair Republican banquet event

    Brandon Moseley

    The St. Clair County Republican Party announced recently that Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) will be the keynote speaker at the party's annual Reagan/Adkins banquet dinner to honor the military and first responders at the Moody Civic Center. Freddie Turrentine is the Chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party. "This Raffle and Dinner supports the St. Clair County Scholarship Fund," explained Chairman Freddie Turrentine. "With all the hard at last year's event we were able to...

  • Rogers fears that a Russian victory in Ukraine could be a harbinger of an invasion of Eastern Europe

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL03) warned: "I fear Putin will use a victory in Ukraine as a springboard to invade Eastern Europe." Rogers' comments were made during a hearing by the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. military posture and national security challenges in Europe. Rep. Rogers is the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. "Today we continue our posture hearings with EUCOM," said Chairman Rogers. The United States is moving into an era of unprecedented...

  • Republican Sheriffs endorse Dobson for Congress

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    All of the Republican sheriffs currently holding office in Alabama's Second Congressional District jointly announced on Wednesday that they have endorsed real estate attorney Caroleene Dobson in the April 16 GOP runoff election for Congress. The sheriffs cited Dobson's commitment to border security and combatting illegal immigration. "Caroleene Dobson understands that securing our border is the only way to stop the fentanyl pipeline, end sex trafficking, and keep our communities safe from illega...

  • Alabama A-Day Game is Saturday

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    The University of Alabama football team takes the field for A-Day on Saturday. The current Tide players were small children the last time that Alabama played a game without Nick Saban. This will be the first time that will take the field with Kalen DeBoer as the Tide's head coach. A lot of Tide players transferred out after Saban's departure and most of the coaching staff is new to Tuscaloosa. More players have transferred into the program along with 2024 recruits that were able to enter...

  • Tide baseball team falls to number one rated Arkansas

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    The University of Arkansas baseball team defeated the University of Alabama on Friday in Tuscaloosa 5 to 3. Arkansas is the number one ranked team in the country so presents a considerable challenge for the Tide. Rob Vaughn is the Coach of the Tide baseball team. "We didn't get it done, but when I see a team that is coming in and battling each day the way that we did tonight, then we are going to be just fine when the dust settles," Vaughn said. Third baseman Rob Gage had 2 hits and a run in...

  • Singer/songwriter Lee Greenwood endorses Dick Brewbaker

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    Country music legend Lee Greenwood announced last week that he has endorsed former State Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) in the Republican primary runoff for Congressional district two Republican run-off election on Tuesday. "Hello to all my friends in the great state of Alabama," said Greenwood. "This is Lee Greenwood. And I'm deeply honored to extend my wholehearted endorsement to a true American patriot: Dick Brewbaker for Congress. His proven track record of principled advocacy,...

  • Birmingham Stallions trounce Memphis Showboats

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    Saturday was the home opener for the Birmingham Stallions, and they would not be denied the opportunity to show out for their fans at Protective Life Stadium. The nationally televised game turned into a showcase for the talent of the Stallions team. Birmingham scored 33 points, while holding Memphis to just 14 points the entire night. Two-time USFL Champion Skip Holtz has returned for his third season coaching Birmingham. "I think there were an awful lot of positive things out there today on...

  • Barry Moore opposed reauthorization of FISA

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Friday, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 273 to 147 to reauthorize the nation's warrantless surveillance powers, FISA, for two more years. Congressman Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) voted against the bill after the House ers narrowly rejected an amendment that would require authorities to get a warrant for some searches. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) would have expired on April 19 without congressional action. Rep....

  • Democratic and Republican primary runoffs in Congressional District 2 are today

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    Republican and Democratic voters in Alabama's recently redrawn Congressional District Two go to the polls today to select their choice to represent them in the United States House of Representatives. Polls open today at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. There is no same day voting registration in Alabama so you must already be a registered voter to participate. There is also no electronic voting in Alabama so you must actually go to the polls to vote and you must vote only at the polling place...

  • Dobson says that cutting spending may mean shutting the government down

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    On Monday congressional candidate Caroleene Dobson spoke with the Alabama Gazette about her campaign and what she would do if elected to the United States House of Representatives. One of the biggest issues facing the country moving forward is the $35 trillion debt and the unwillingness of Congress and both Democratic and Republican administrations to live within their means. "We have got to cut spending," Dobson told the Gazette in a phone interview. "We are headed to a financial cliff."...

  • Dick Brewbaker says that costs of transportation will skyrocket under Biden's green energy orders

    Brandon Moseley|Apr 1, 2024

    Former State Senator Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) is running for Congress in Alabama's Second Congressional District. Brewbaker spoke with the Alabama Gazette on Tuesday. The Alabama Gazette asked: Gas prices are up twenty percent in a month. Is there something that Congress can do to bring down the cost of fuel and are you concerned that that might be detrimental to the environment? "Yes there are things that Congress can do using the power of the purse," Brewbaker said. "The Biden...

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