A hard debate question for Democrats?
Man, I should have watched..
Trump is also a fool…
Time for Marco to go…
Does all this turnout matter…
The high turn out numbers show excitement for a clebrity candidate, doesn’t show much more. Will these huge turnouts lead to a GOP victory?
Not with Trump…
Trump event cost Madison, AL $30k…
Police were initially called to the scene on a report of several car break-ins. They were reviewing store surveillance video in that case when they saw the suspect getting into one of the vehicles.
“They saw the suspect break into one vehicle and then go into another unlocked vehicle,” Bridges told Scott Buttram of The Trussville Tribune. “Then they saw the female victim come to her car and put her merchandise inside. She left her back door open and she pushed her shopping cart to the appropriate area and our officers saw the black, male suspect jump in her car.”
“When she returned to the car, she closed the door and got in. She never saw him inside,” Bridges said. “The officers knew immediately that they were dealing with a possible kidnapping.”
Whether you love the conservative policies of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks or despise them, he is a polished public speaker if nothing else.
So to hear him stumble briefly during a Huntsville luncheon speech on Wednesday before about 1,000 north Alabama community and business leaders when asked about Donald Trump, it spoke to the unique nature of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination process.
During a Q&A following Brooks’ comments about the “bad news” regarding the state of the U.S. economy, he was asked who he would support if Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton faced Trump, the Republican frontrunner, in the November general election.
“If Donald Trump is our nominee and I’m forced to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton … I’m … I’m having to decide which one is worse not only short term but also long term,” Brooks said. “And with Donald Trump, you at least have a chance he’s going to do some good things for our country so that’s how I would go in November – assuming between now and November he’s not found guilty of fraud over Trump University (in a civil lawsuit, not a criminal case).
“If he’s found guilty of fraud and Hillary Clinton is under indictment (from the FBI investigation into her private email server when she was U.S. Secretary of State) … I mean, what are the American people thinking? You can see my frustration. I’ll be wrestling like y’all will be wrestling on which is the lesser of evils and who has the chance of doing some good during this timeframe.”
Following the speech, Brooks explained his hesitation to AL.com.
“I am campaigning right now for Ted Cruz,” said Brooks, who is Cruz’s campaign chair in Alabama. “I’m involved in a national campaign. And to ask me if I’m going to support in November someone who is running against the candidate that I believe would be best for America, that’s a difficult question because I think our nominee is going to be Ted Cruz.
“I have said I would vote for him if he is our nominee right now. It is a long way (to November).”
Attorneys for the U.S. government are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the state over placing refugees within Alabama borders.
In January, lawyers for the state sought to force the U.S. government to follow the Refugee Act of 1980 and “consult with the state regarding the placement of refugees before those refugees are placed within its borders.”
At a news conference after the filing, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said they chose to file the lawsuit after receiving no response from federal authorities to questions and concerns about refugee resettlement.
“It is my duty as the governor of the state to secure and protect the people of Alabama,” he said at the time. “I am not able to do that if we don’t know who is coming from foreign nations and we know nothing about them and we don’t even know where they go when they leave the state.”
The motion to dismiss was filed Tuesday by Michelle R. Bennett and Stuart J. Robinson, attorneys for civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The state’s claims are not supported by law because none of the statutes on which the complaint relies require the federal government to consult states before resettling refugees, they argue.
As part of the lawsuit, the state is seeking not only additional information on the refugees who have been resettled in Alabama or could be resettled but also their medical histories. And perhaps most importantly, the lawsuit seeks the federal courts order “a certification by the (U.S) secretary of state or the relevant federal official with knowledge … that those refugees pose no security risk.”
In the motion to dismiss, the DOJ attorneys write that the Refugee Act of 1980 requires federal authorities to consult regularly with states on the “sponsorship process” and “the intended distribution of refugees among the states.” They are not required to provide information about individual refugees.
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