Category: Politics

Well-known corporations, Hollywood elites and unions helped fund the deceptive campaign ad that targeted black voters in Alabama’s Senate race, and the PACs plan to do it again

That deceptive campaign ad that targeted Alabama’s black voters, warning them that their “community” would know if they didn’t support then-candidate Doug Jones because their vote was “public record,” was partially funded by some of the most well-known corporations, film makers and unions in the nation, according to data from…

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Who really embarrasses Alabama: Roy Moore’s surrogate or smooth talking Doug Jones?

[caption id="attachment_54107" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Screenshot/YouTube)[/caption]   By now many Alabamians have watched the campaign clip that had the rest of the country laughing at us for days: former Shelby County commissioner Ted Crockett’s interview last week with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Speaking on Moore’s behalf, Crockett said the judge “probably” believes…

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Alabama Senate Race Live Blog – It’s Senator Doug Jones, says the AP

  9:35 -- Oh well.  Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda.  It's time to re-group, to heal, to learn ... and to fight back. 9:25 -- AP calls it for Jones.  Too soon? 9:24 -- Tie ball game! 49.2 to 49.2 9:20 -- Those odds makers are all over the place. About an hour ago…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Washington Post asks ‘What’s the matter with Alabama,’ and Roy Moore’s new ad answers

A conservative writer for the Washington Post asked this week what many in our movement nationally have been pondering while watching Alabama creep ever closer to sending Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate: “What’s the matter with Alabama?” Examining a recent poll, columnist Jennifer Rubin bemoaned that Moore received nearly…

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Chris Matthews: Alabama’s ‘crazy … mythical’ beliefs about Israel caused Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

[caption id="attachment_52699" align="aligncenter" width="800"] George Will and Chris Matthews (MSNBC/Twitter)[/caption]   Chris Matthews appeared on MSNBC this week and made the absurd statement that Alabama’s “crazy” and “mythical” beliefs about Israel are what caused President Donald Trump to announce he’s moving our embassy from Tel Aviv to that nation’s eternal…

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Jimmy Kimmel says he’s coming to Alabama with ‘a team of high school cheerleaders’ to fight Roy Moore ‘in a mall’ after comedian disrupts Theodore rally

[caption id="attachment_51966" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Comedian Tony Barbieri disrupts a Roy Moore rally in Theodore (Al.com/YouTube)[/caption]   It’s come to this, Alabama: Jimmy Kimmel said he’s ready to fly down to Alabama and have a fist fight with Roy Moore. Why is this happening? The judge and the late night comedian…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Have pro-life Democrat candidates become an endangered species in Alabama?

[caption id="attachment_20691" align="aligncenter" width="840"] (Christine Szeto/Flickr)[/caption] Pro-life candidates in the Alabama Democratic Party have long been on the political equivalent of the threatened species list. Abortion rights extremists have hunted them mercilessly, their numbers have dropped precipitously, and their once vast territory has shrunk to a few measly electoral acres…

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Oorah! Alabama Marine launches write-in candidacy against Roy Moore and Doug Jones

[caption id="attachment_51639" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Retired Colonel Lee Busby (Southern Living/YouTube)[/caption]   A retired Marine Corps colonel from Tuscaloosa has launched a long shot write-in campaign seeking to outflank Roy Moore and Doug Jones in next month’s special election, reported the Washington Post. “I just don’t believe that either one of…

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J. Pepper Bryars: The anti-abortion movement must recapture some of the Democratic Party (or accept the GOP as a single point of failure)

  Remember that adage about not putting all of your eggs in one basket? That has happened to the anti-abortion movement. All of our votes are in the Republican Party’s basket. So too are the lives of millions of unborn babies, all depending upon the unpredictable success of a single…

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