6 months ago

7 Things: Russia nonsense back in the news, Alabama Dem leader says everyone is racist, Moore says it isn’t 2017 and more …

7. Apparently, this is MAGA country, too

  • State Representative Erica Thomas (D-GA) is nine months pregnant and posted a video on Facebook, claiming that a white man harassed her at a grocery store and told her, “You lazy son of a bitch, you need to go back where you came from.” She has since walked back some of her claims.
  • Thomas was actually on the local news and had a chance to confront the man she accused of harassment, liberal Cuban-American Eric Sparks. He has said that he did call her out on having too many items in the express lane, but denies tell her, “[G]o back where you came from.” He’s also said he’s a Democrat and that this is a stunt being done for political gain.

6. Bernie Sanders is realizing how unrealistic $15 per hour is

  • U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a strong supporter of a $15 per hour minimum wage, and while he promised those working for his campaign $15 minimum wage, his campaign will now be limiting workers’ hours to afford the expensive wage.
  • The Washington Post released a report last week that said some of the campaign workers have been lobbying for higher wages since they’re only making $13 per hour, so in response to workers, campaign manager Faiz Shakir said that they will be “limiting hours so no employee is receiving less than $15 for any hours worked.”

5. There was an attempt by illegal aliens to swarm a border station

  • A “group of individualsattempted to rush port of entry in a series of three waves meant to overwhelm the Customs and Border Protection agents on duty and gain entry into the United States, but you won’t hear much about this in the mainstream media.
  • The group was made up of 47 individuals who ignored commands to stop as they rushed the temporary barricades. Border agents were assaulted in an incident that resulted in 16 illegal aliens being taken into custody by the United States. Mexican officials took the rest before the entry port was shutdown.

4. Tuberville is still loving Trump

  • Former Auburn football coach and 2020 U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville spoke at a meeting of the Young Republicans of Northeast Alabama where he continued to stand by Trump’s side and display how much he supports Trump.
  • During the meeting, he also focused attention on “The Squad” of four progressive congresswomen and said, “It really tees me off – I hear these kids on television – kids in Congress trying to talk bad about our country. Donald Trump is exactly right: If you don’t love it, go back to where you want to go.” Later in his speech, Tuberville also said that he’s a politician’s “worst nightmare” and he isn’t going to be “politically correct.”

3. This race is going to be different

  • On WVNN’s “Politics and Moore,” former Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore said he is confident that this U.S. Senate race is going to be different and not as “vicious” because it’s not a special election and there “are hundreds of races going on across the country.” Moore also mentioned how Democrats like Reid Hoffman and George Soros attempted to stop his candidacy during the special election.
  • Moore is correct. There are a lot of other races going on that take attention away from the Senate race in Alabama, but this race may also not be as vicious for Moore because there are several other strong candidates still in the race that have taken the spotlight, such as U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope), former football coach Tommy Tuberville and Secretary of State John Merrill.

2. The head of the Alabama Democrats sounds like a conspiracy theorist

  • The barely relevant Alabama Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy Worley appeared on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal” where she declared that not only is the president racist, so are many Alabamians, and, basically, “we all” are a little racist.
  • Worley also took the senator from her own party, Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) to task for meddling in Alabama Democratic Party issues by pointing out that he ran for her seat and lost. She strangely wondered if Republicans were behind the struggles within the leadership of her party.

1. Trump is “guilty” regardless of the facts

  • On Sunday, U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) appeared on “Fox News Sunday” where he said that the Mueller report provides evidence that President Trump “is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.”
  • Nadler and Democrats can gnash their teeth on this issue as much as they want to and bring special counsel Robert Mueller before them to talk all day, but it won’t change the fact that there was no proof of the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians.
9 hours ago

Alabama softball preseason No. 1 in USA Softball Top 25, ranked No. 2 on NFCA and Softball America lists; Auburn rated No. 23 by NFCA, Softball America

As the 2020 season approaches, Alabama softball was highlighted in three separate preseason ranking polls as either number one or number two on the lists, while Auburn also made its way in the top 25 on two of the lists.

Alabama softball is the preseason No. 1 in USA Softball’s rankings and No. 2 in the NFCA and Softball America top 25 lists.

A press release from the Alabama Athletics Communications noted:


The Crimson Tide earned 12 first-place votes in the USA Softball poll and 11 in the NFCA poll, the most of any team. The preseason rankings are Alabama’s highest in those two polls since the 2013 season. The Tide finished last year ranked No. 4 in all three rankings. Last week, the Tide claimed the top spot in D1Softball’s preseason poll, the inaugural set of rankings for the site.

Defending SEC champion Alabama will receive a total of 13 players from last year’s team that won 60 games, claimed the program’s fifth SEC regular-season title and advanced to the final day of bracket play at the 2019 Women’s College World Series.

The Crimson Tide softball team will open its 2020 season, head coach Patrick Murphy’s 22nd season at the school, at the Joanne Graf Classic in Tallahassee, Florida, on February 7 and 8. They are slated to play two games each against North Carolina and host Florida State.

Auburn’s softball team was rated No. 23 by both NFCA and Softball America, but was left out of USA Softball’s top 25 list.

The Tigers open the season with Baylor in Clearwater, Florida, in the NFCA Leadoff Classic on February 7.

Kyle Morris also contributes daily to Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @RealKyleMorris.

10 hours ago

‘Scary’: Jeff Sessions fears Trump in danger of physical harm from Deep State

In a radio interview on Tuesday, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed his worry for President Donald J. Trump’s physical safety.

Featuring on “Alabama’s Morning News with JT” on 105.5 WERC, Sessions with just over two minutes left in the interview was prompted to talk about the subject after the host said he hoped that members of Trump’s Secret Service detail were not a part of the “Deep State” and “The Swamp.”

“[I]f he wins this election again, there’s no telling what people will do to get him out of that office. And I’m talking about physical harm,” Birmingham radio host JT Nysewander said to Sessions. “Do you fear that?”

“Absolutely, it’s a scary thing,” Sessions responded. “There’s so much hostility out there. It is scary, number one.”


He then referred to his ongoing Republican bid to return to the U.S. Senate in 2020.

“And number two, this is what I believe right now, one reason I feel like that I can contribute in this race if I’m elected to the Senate,” Sessions continued. “They fear Donald Trump. The Republicans, not just what he says and does in the short run, but he has brought together a coalition of over 50% of the American population that if he can solidify that — and the Republicans will get on board, which they haven’t sufficiently, in my opinion, enthusiastically understood the historic importance of the Trump coalition  — that should be the ‘Republican Workers Party.’ People who go to work every day. They need to be brought into this party. … and move this country against the ‘Socialist Left’ that’s radical, that’s for open borders, for [more] government, taxes, regulations of all kinds and try to run the whole world with military power and trade that doesn’t protect our interests. So those things, I think, the American people are behind [Trump]. The president historically is leading it. And I want to push the Republicans to get on board more enthusiastically with it.”

“I was there first, and I’m still there,” Sessions concluded.

Sessions’ campaign on Monday released internal polling showing him with a sizable lead in Alabama’s March 3 GOP Senate primary. The ultimate Republican nominee will face Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) in November.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

11 hours ago

Poll: Doug Jones reelection chances take hit if he votes to remove Trump

According to polling data provided to Yellowhammer News, Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) could be in a weaker position for reelection should he vote to convict and remove President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial currently underway.

The survey, conducted by WPA Intelligence on behalf of Club for Growth PAC of 500 likely voters, found that nearly two-in-five Alabama voters say they would be less likely to reelect Doug Jones if he votes to remove President Trump.

That is compared to just 14% who say they would be more likely to reelect Jones if he votes to remove.


(WPAi/Club for Growth PAC)

Overall, the survey showed a lack of support for impeachment among Alabama voters. One-third of Alabama voters support the Senate removing President Trump from office compared to an overwhelming two-thirds who say they oppose his removal.

(WPAi/Club for Growth PAC)

The poll also found an overwhelming number of Alabama voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, by a margin of 61% to 37%, approve versus disapprove.

(WPAi/Club for Growth PAC)

As one might expect, in hypothetical general election match-ups against two of the Democratic presidential front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Trump dominates by a 20-point-plus margin.

(WPAi/Club for Growth PAC)

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University, the editor of Breitbart TV and host of “The Jeff Poor Show” from 2-5 p.m. on WVNN in Huntsville.

11 hours ago

Alexander Shunnarah wins national Golden Gavel Award

Birmingham-based Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. in recent days won a coveted Golden Gavel Award at the 2020 National Trial Lawyers Summit.

The summit was held last week in Miami, FL.

Alexander Shunnarah was the only law firm from Alabama selected in any of the Golden Gavel Awards categories and represented the state at the prestigious national ceremony. The awards celebrate the top legal advertisements of the year and Alexander Shunnarah, arguably the most recognized personal injury law firm in the state, competed in categories covering both traditional and digital media.


The firm came away as the winner of the best public relations campaign Golden Gavel Award. Alexander Shunnarah was also a finalist in five of the other 11 award categories.

In a recent statement celebrating being named a finalist in the six total categories, Shunnarah himself said, “I am extremely proud to be recognized as a finalist in half of the categories for the National Trial Lawyers’ Golden Gavel awards.”

“This honor is a testament to our diverse and creative portfolio of marketing, advertising and public relations efforts. We work diligently every day on our brand and this national recognition further solidifies our place as a legal marketing force,” he concluded.

The National Trial Lawyers is headquartered in Dothan.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

12 hours ago

Doug Jones: Abuse of power ‘should be’ impeachable

In his latest thoughts about President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) spoke about arguments made by Trump legal team members.

Appearing in a video released Tuesday afternoon that lasted just over six minutes, Jones spoke about some of the core points made by Alan Dershowitz and Pam Bondi Monday afternoon and evening.

One of the most striking remarks in the video came towards the end, when Jones declared, “I am not persuaded at all that the abuse of power is an unimpeachable offense. I think it can be, I think it should be [impeachable].”

Trump is charged by the U.S. House of Representatives with abuse of power on the first impeachment article against him, as well as a second charge of obstruction of justice.


Jones started off the latest video by criticizing Ken Starr, who is best known as the independent counsel that investigated then-President Bill Clinton. Starr spoke out in the Senate against impeaching Trump on Monday.

Alabama’s junior senator subsequently chastised Trump’s legal team for accusing House impeachment managers of utilizing “distractions.”

“[Trump’s legal team] continue to push distractions,” Jones asserted.

“[T]hey talk about, of course, Hunter Biden — the biggest distraction of all,” he added.

The senator, who has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, lamented that Republicans did not start scrutinizing Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings until his father’s current campaign kicked off.

“We spent most of yesterday talking about distractions,” Jones further said.

He also reiterated that he has “some concerns” about the obstruction of justice impeachment charge against the president.

“I do think that there were serious issues raised yesterday that we’re trying to work through,” Jones advised. “I’m anxious to hear how House managers are going to respond to some of the issues that were raised by the president’s lawyers when it comes to article two, obstruction of justice.”


Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn