According to a report by a trusted statewide political news source, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will soon resign.
The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) is reporting that Bentley has come to an agreement with “state lawmakers and law enforcement officials” to resign sometime Monday.
The report comes on the heels of the start of impeachment proceedings today in the state legislature and calls from the leadership of the Alabama Republican Party for Bentley to resign.
APR said that the terms of the deal that allegedly secured Bentley’s resignation is not yet known.
This is a developing story that we will update as more information becomes available.
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About the AuthorRich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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The election of Jared Hunter as the third ever African-American UA SGA president was marred by the fact that he was endorsed by “The Machine”– a not so secret organization of Greek organizations that use hardline tactics to win elections.
Hunter, by all objective measures ran a terrible campaign.
He was not allowed to campaign for most of the electioneering period because of alleged violations of student election rules.
And he tried to score points by admitting that he was the candidate of “The Machine”, ignoring the organization’s racists and sexist history for the sake of his own political advancement.
But he still won by nearly 30 percentage points because of “The Machine”.
If this is the future of Alabama politics, then we are all in trouble.
And apparently the official UA SGA Twitter account agrees with that sentiment as discovered by Crimson White news editor Jordan LaPorta on Twitter:
— Jordan LaPorta (@JordanLaPorta) March 9, 2017
Folks are salty in T-Town right now and who can really blame them?
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If you are going to be anywhere near the University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa on April 29th, you may want to wear some sunglasses. Because there’s gon’ be some fireworks.
Turning Point USA, a national conservative student group is hosting a “Socialism Sucks” event on the Alabama quad in an effort to rain on all that Bern.
From the national group:
“May 1 is International Worker’s Day — a day of celebration for workers that is often promoted by socialists, communists, and labor movements across the world. In response, TPUSA is organizing a national “Socialism Sucks” Day of Action on college campuses across the country!”
Very sneaky how they lump “socialist, communists and labor movements” together into one pile. Just ask all those Trump loving Teamsters if they would call themselves commies.
Anyway, judging by some of the reaction to the Alabama event on Facebook, it is poised to be a controverisal outing to say the least.
Tell us if you plan to attend and what your views on socialism are in the comments below:
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MIAMI- Alberto Paradela and Victor de Zarraga stood near the bakery section of Versailles, the famed Cuban restaurant that serves as an anchor point for the diaspora forced out by the brutalities of Fidel Castro.
The two young men, both 23, took deep puffs from cigars while staring out in awe of the scene before them.
“This is our generation’s Berlin Wall,” Paradela said.
They both looked out on SW 8th St, better known as Calle Ocho in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.
Around them were thousands of people. Some young, many old. Most were Cubans, and everyone seemed to be in a joyous mood.
A constant melodic buzz of car horns, mixed with the occasional vuvuzela burst, drum line tap, and air horn squeal made the street sound like a sporting event.
But for Paradela and de Zarraga, this was personal.
Not only are there the descendants of one of the first flights from Castro’s despotism in 1961, they both also graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in southern Miami.
Castro was himself a grad from Belen when it was located in Havana.
But when he came to power, Castro forced the Jesuit religious community from the island. They relocated to Miami where the school became a breeding ground for anti-Castro thought and action.
“Fidel was taught the same things as us but he used it for evil,” Paradela said. “This is a night where we can move past that history.”
“It’s still a journey but a giant motivating for progress [moving forward,” de Zarraga said of the impact on Castro’s death.
While this younger generation of Cuban Americans feels excited about Castro’s death, there is also a level of surrealness.
“It’s very hard for us because our families talk about a Cuba that doesn’t exist anymore,” Paradela said.
Mauricio Pons was born and raised in Miami like Paradela and de Zarraga. He is very politically active, serving as the president of the FIU college Republicans.
“Most of us have been waiting for this for a very long time,” Pons said. “We’ll go out and celebrate the death of a tyrant and the opportunity for the process for Cuba to become a democratic state.”
Some of the young Cuban Americans in the crowd wore pro-Trump shirts and “Make America Great Again” hats.
However, one recent college graduate whose parents were born in Cuba, and didn’t want his name published, said that he felt a bit uncomfortable about the celebration of a man’s death. He said that he is a member of the Green Party.
A few hours later as the steady rain slowed, Paola and Carla Llaneza banged on pots and pans in front of the entrance of Versailles. Sisters, their parents were born in Cuba.
Paola heard the news of Castro’s death while watching Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them in a theatre. She jumped up and came to 8th Street.
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