Tag: Alabama

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Senate Election

Democrat Doug Jones will be the next senator representing Alabama. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, he defeated Republican Roy Moore by 21,000 votes in a contentious election that took a turn last month when several women came forward and accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his early…

Kayla Moore: We’re Not Anti-Semitic, Our Lawyer Is Jewish

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife dismissed allegations of anti-Semitism on Monday night by claiming that she and her husband have Jewish friends, including their lawyer. “Fake news will tell you that we don’t care for Jews,” Kayla Moore told rally-goers on the eve of the election, according to reporters on the scene. “One of…

Alabama’s Senate Race Goes To Voters Today

Alabama Senate candidates Roy Moore and Doug Jones face off Tuesday in their closely watched special election, with polls showing a dead heat. A Fox News poll published Monday showed Jones, the Democrat, up 10 points, but a rival poll by Emerson showed Moore, the Republican, with a 9-point lead. RealClearPolitics’ average between Nov. 27…

Trump Endorses Roy Moore In Morning Tweets

The polls are mixed and pollsters flummoxed heading into Alabama’s Dec. 12 special election for a Senate seat, with many Republicans leery of both Republican Roy Moore, credibly accused of sexual improprieties with teenage girls as young as 14, and Democrat Doug Jones, because he’s a Democrat. On Monday morning, President Trump moved from criticizing…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Senate Votes To Confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General

Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the next attorney general in President Trump’s administration on Wednesday night, earning a simply majority by around 7:20 p.m. with the vote total at 52 yes to 47 no. The night before Senator Elizabeth Warren made headlines for attempting to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King criticizing…

Senate Dems Will Filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that…

Report: 18 Dead in Southern Storms, Tornadoes [VIDEO]

At least 18 people have been killed in the last two days in sweeping storms that have hit Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Tornadoes hit Georgia early Sunday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring two dozen. Others died in Mississippi from tornadoes. More tornado watches have been issued for Monday in the Southeast…

Protesters At Sessions Hearing: No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

Before the confirmation hearing for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, protesters shouted and interrupted the proceedings. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” many demonstrators in the room yelled Tuesday morning before they were escorted out. Others held signs that said “End Racism—Stop Sessions.” The proceedings continued despite…

Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings Of Trump Nominee Sessions

The Senate is scheduled to launch three days of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday. First up in the morning is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s nominee for attorney general. WATCH LIVE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF TRUMP NOMINEE SESSIONS Sessions is expected to tout his conservative legal credentials; Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)…

NAACP President Arrested After Sit-In To Protest Trump

Several protesters, including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, were arrested Tuesday after an hours-long sit-in by about two dozen civil rights activists at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The protesters criticized Sessions’ record on voting rights and race relations, and Brooks said he was…

BP will pay $18.7B for Deepwater Horizon oil spill [VIDEO]

The Gulf Coast states and the federal government have reached a tentative settlement with BP for the British oil company to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years, to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, state officials said Thursday. “This is a landmark settlement,” Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama said. “It is…

Alabama Gov. Removes Confederate Flag

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered the immedate removal of a Confederate flag from his state’s Capitol grounds Wednesday morning. “Two workers came out of the Capitol building about 8:20 a.m. and with no fanfare quickly and quietly took the flag down,” The Birmingham News reports. “Moments later, Gov. Bentley emerged from the Capitol on his…

Ohio St. shocks #1 Alabama in Sugar Bowl 42-35 [VIDEO]

The Ohio State Buckeyes rallied from a 21-6 deficit to defeat Alabama 42-35 and advance to play Oregon in the Jan. 12 College Football Playoff National Championship. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, a former backup, came through again and teammate Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer’s quest to turn Ohio State…

5 children found dead in Alabama woods; father in custody

The bodies of five children were found in woods in Alabama on Tuesday, police said. They are believed to be siblings who were reported missing in South Carolina. The children, ages 1 to 8, went missing with their father a week ago. Authorities said the father is being held in custody in Mississippi.

State Of Emergency In Georgia: Winter Storm Stranded Thousands

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency as a winter storm coats the region with snow and ice. Thousands of people were stranded Wednesday — some of them sitting 18 hours or more on highways brought to a standstill across Atlanta — one day after a rare winter storm swept across an unprepared…

Fuel Barge Explosions Shake Mobile, Alabama

Three people were injured in several explosions on two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama, officials say. The first explosions occurred around 8:30 p.m. The barges, which reportedly contained natural gas, caught fire after the initial blasts, resulting in several more explosions over the next hour. The Mobile Fire and Rescue department plan to let the…