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  • Thompson: Associate of Dallas Ebola patient under close monitoring ( second case )

    10/01/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 103 replies
    WFAA ^ | October 1, 2014 | Marjorie Owens
    DALLAS — Due to close contact with a patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus, a second person is under the close monitoring of health officials as a possible second patient, said the director of Dallas County's health department Wednesday morning in an interview with WFAA. Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who've been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that...
  • 'The Many Faces of the Hijab’: KSU Students Opt to Wear Muslim Head Scarf

    10/01/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cecily · 90 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    Some Kennesaw State University students have committed to wearing head scarves for 24 hours in a show of support for Muslim women who wear a hijab, or head covering. Caitlin Syfrett, a senior at KSU majoring in anthropology, said she wants to see if she gets any questioning looks or mean-spirited glances from people while she wears a head scarf, even though she’s not Muslim. “I’m wearing it as a sign of solidarity because there are women who do this every day, and they’re judged,” Syfrett said Tuesday, when the 24-hour period began. “I want to see how prevalent the...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • GA woman mistakenly jailed for more than a month after cops confused SpaghettiOs for meth

    09/30/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 156 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9-30-14 | Lee Moran
    A Georgia woman was mistakenly jailed for one month after cops confused her SpaghettiOs for meth. Ashley Gabrielle Huff was first detained on July 2 after officers in Gainesville found a spoon with a dried substance baked onto it inside her car during a routine traffic stop. The 23-year-old, from Commerce, claimed it was residue from the canned pasta that she liked to eat in the vehicle. Police, however, believed it to be methamphetamine. Huff, who had no criminal history, was sent to Hall County Jail for two days so cops could conduct crime lab tests on the mysterious texture.
  • Nunn-Linked Group Under Investigation for Voter Fraud Starts Handing Over Documents

    09/29/2014 5:23:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-29-14 | Andrew Johnson
    The New Georgia Project, a group currently under investigation for “significant illegal activities” regarding voter-registration applications, began handing over subpoenaed documents on Friday, and says it’s reached an agreement to limit the scope of the documents it’s required to turn over. Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp launched the investigation of the New Georgia Project earlier this month after receiving “numerous” complaints regarding applications submitted by the group, including forged signatures and applications. The investigation has turned up 33 fraudulent applications thus far, ahead of the thousands of pages of documents set to be turned over. The group is run...
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    For years, three House Democrats — West Virginia’s Nick Rahall, Georgia’s John Barrow and Minnesota’s Collin Peterson — have been survivors, defying political calculus to win term after term in solidly red Republican districts. They paddled through the 2010 GOP wave. They even overcame the flood of Mitt Romney’s double-digit margins of victory in each district in 2012. But 2014 could be their ultimate survival test. In an era of increasing polarization, Rahall, Peterson and Barrow are the three Democrats running for reelection who represent the most Republican districts in Congress. They’ve managed to hang on to their seats, even...
  • American Legion demands name be removed from veterans park

    09/28/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Dalton Georgia Daily Citizen ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 | Charles Oliver
    They were some of the driving forces behind creation of the Murray County Veterans Memorial Park, but now the members of Chatsworth American Legion Post 167 have sent a letter to county Sole Commissioner Brittany Pittman asking that the post’s name be removed from monuments at the park and the refund of $10,000 in funds donated for the park. “We can no longer support the park in any fashion or form,” said Bruce Kendrick, a spokesman for the post. Soon after the park, which is off Hyden Tyler Road, was dedicated four years ago, post members discovered problems with some...
  • ( Montana ) Missoula doctor, nurse return from treating Ebola patients in Africa

    09/21/2014 6:07:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Missoulian ^ | September 19, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    Dr. George Risi had to pass a dozen armed checkpoints to leave Sierra Leone – four of which ordered him out of the car so a guard could take his temperature. The Missoula infectious disease specialist is still checking his thermometer twice daily since his return from 20 days of volunteer work in an Ebola virus ward. He and fellow Missoulian intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley cared for up to 95 patients, from babies to grandparents, suffering from the often-fatal disease. ... While untreated Ebola tends to be 70 percent fatal, Risi said about half of the patients in...
  • American doctor exposed to Ebola admitted to NIH for observation in isolation unit

    09/27/2014 7:44:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 September 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Physician will be admitted to National Institutes of Health unit in Maryland. The patient, who has not been named, was volunteering in Sierra Leone . Expected to arrive at isolation center in Bethesda in the next few days. Agency says the action is being taken 'out of an abundance of caution'. Comes as third US victim of the disease celebrates a full recovery . An American doctor will be treated for Ebola after being exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. The physician, who has not been named, is expected be admitted for observation and clinical trials at...
  • Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices

    09/25/2014 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn. The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack...
  • Here's How An Alleged Cheating Ring That Could Send Atlanta Teachers To Prison Was Uncovered

    09/25/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    Prosecutors are using a law originally enacted to go after mobsters to accuse former principals, teachers, and administrators of trying to boost their bonuses by conspiring to artificially raise kids' test scores. While only 12 ex-educators are on trial in Atlanta, dozens of teachers and administrators were initially charged and many have since pleaded guilty in exchange for their cooperation. The dozen on trial could get up to 20 years in prison, and they might never have been prosecuted if it weren't for a pair of ambitious reporters at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Back in 2008, Heather Vogell, now a...
  • Strange New “2014” Addition to the Georgia Guidestones

    09/24/2014 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    The Vigilant Citizen ^ | 23SEP2014 | Staff Writer
    A new block on which is inscribed “2014” was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. A new block on which is inscribed “2014” was recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. This eerie and mysterious monument just became even more eerie and mysterious. georgia-guidestones-2014-block In my article Sinister Sites : The Georgia Guidestones, I took a thorough look at the Georgia Guidestones and at its ominous message for humanity. In short, it is all about massive depopulation, world government, a single language and a single religion. While this monument...
  • U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

    09/24/2014 11:33:34 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/14 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Ebola symptoms can include copious amounts of vomiting and diarrhoea, and nurses and doctors at Emory donned full hazmat suits to protect themselves. Bags of waste quickly began to pile up. "At its peak, we were up to 40 bags a day of medical waste, which took a huge tax on our waste management system," Emory's Dr. Aneesh Mehta told colleagues at a medical meeting earlier this month. Emory sent staff to Home Depot to buy as many 32-gallon rubber waste containers with lids that they could get their hands on. Emory kept the waste in a special containment area...
  • Atlanta rappers lose freestyle battle to woman, set her on fire

    09/22/2014 6:42:57 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 79 replies
    Rolling Out ^ | Sept. 22 | Mo Barnes
    Three miserable rappers in Atlanta have also shown themselves to be miserable human beings. Joey Garron, 28, Robert Johnson, 23 and Ketorie Glover, 23, apparently thought they had mad skills when it came to freestyle rap. However, over the weekend at a house party they met their match in a 36-year-old black female rapper. During the freestyle battle she matched all three men, rhyme per rhyme, topping them each time. Finally, after the last exchange the three sore losers could take no more. One of the men pulled out a gun and forced her into a car. The other two...
  • Freepers: Will be showing "Rockin' the Wall" in Atlanta, NC

    09/20/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    self ^ | 9/20/2014 | LS
    Southern Freepers My film "Rockin' the Wall" is on tour in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are the Georgia and North Carolina tour dates; Monday, 9/22, we'll be in Atlanta/Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, 7:00. Tues., 9/23, Asheville, NC, Montreat College, Gaither Chapel, 7:00 Wed., 9/24, Greensboro, NC, Carousel Theatre, 7:00 (free), courtesy of the John Locke Foundation Thurs., 9/25, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, 7:00, (free) courtesy of the John Locke Foundation, and Saturday, 9/27, 2:00 p.m., Western Carolina University, (free) courtesy of the...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

    CANTON, Ga. (September 11, 2014) - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom. Hundreds of students poured into hallways at Sequoyah High School Tuesday, holding signs and chanting in support of history teacher John Osborne. Osborne told WXIA-TV that he didn't feel supported by administrators, so he decided to take a few days off. He said he's talked about God at school for years.
  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • The national GOP just labeled Marco Rubio’s immigration bill ‘amnesty’

    09/10/2014 2:59:08 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aaron Blake
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is out with a new ad in the Georgia Senate race hitting Democrat Michelle Nunn for supporting "amnesty." It's a pretty interesting ad -- especially given Republicans appear to be starting to use immigration as a wedge issue. It's most interesting, though, because the "amnesty" cited in the ad appears to be the Senate immigration bill -- the very same Senate immigration bill spearheaded by potential GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and supported by 13 other GOP senators. The citations used in the ad are an Obama speech from 2013 -- in which...
  • What's Bruce Levenson's real motivation for selling the Hawks?

    09/09/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 8, 2014 | Chris Mannix
    ... “I think what happened was he saw how much teams were going for and wanted to make some money,” a rival team executive said. “What he said was wrong but to me it seems like an excuse to sell.” ...
  • Michelle Obama warns Republican wins ‘bad’ for Washington

    09/09/2014 9:54:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    First lady Michelle Obama is warning Democratic voters that Washington will “be even worse” if they let Republicans win in November. “Instead of leaders coming together on behalf of hardworking families and finding consensus on the issues that matter most, we’ll just see more conflict and more obstruction,” Mrs. Obama said at a voter registration rally Monday night in Atlanta. She said Republican victories in places like Georgia would result in “more lawsuits and talk about impeachment, more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or even shut the government down — behavior that just wastes time and wastes taxpayer...
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    09/08/2014 2:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said. …
  • Hollywood Dems Stage Last-Minute Fundraising Drive to Save Senate Majority

    09/08/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/07/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Major fundraisers are planned in September for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn to boost faltering campaigns With their control of the Senate hanging in precarious balance, Democrats are papering Hollywood with last-minute fundraising appeals, and three of the entertainment industry’s anointed political stars this season are coming west to make their 11th-hour midterm cases in person. One email invitation to the coming weeks' full calendar of events desperately urged the industry Democrats to open their wallets because “there’s so much at stake.” Two of the favored trio — Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia —...
  • Complete e-mail sent by [Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Bruce] Levenson [Race Controversy]

    09/07/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 18 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/7/14 | Chris Vivlamore
    Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cited an “inappropriate and offensive” e-mail he sent two years ago in an abrupt announcement Sunday that he will sell his controlling interest in the team. “I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true. That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate e-mail to the NBA." ***** 4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off....
  • I’m a senior GOP spokesman, and I’m gay. Let me get married.

    09/05/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/5/14 | James Richardson
    The federal government’s number crunchers believe some 21,318 same-sex couples call Georgia home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent accounting, and new research forecasts that as many as half would jump the broom within three years if allowed by their government. I’m one-half of one of those aggrieved couples — denied, for more than five years, the social stability and legal protections of marriage. And, as a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee and adviser to prominent party figures, I’m also a professional political operative who’s helped install in government those who perpetuate marriage bias in America....
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Dems in Key House Races

    09/04/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 4 Sep 2014, | Caroline May
    The business group that has been pushing for amnesty but that has often backed Republican candidates is throwing its support behind Democrats in several key House races this cycle... the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will have endorsed four Democratic candidates in the House races by the end of the week. Wednesday the Chamber endorsed California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, a vulnerable freshman facing reelection against Republican challenger Carl DeMaio. ... Georgia Democratic Rep. John Barrow is also slated to receive the Chamber’s official endorsement at an event on Friday... Other Democratic House members receiving the Chamber’s endorsement this year to...
  • JIMMY CARTER: Georgia’s Nutjob OR Hamas’ Little Helper Monkey?

    09/04/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 9/3/14 | Audrey Russo
    It’s the unofficial start to Fall…which means it’s Harvest time. Peanuts are a fave of mine, particularly the roasting kind. Peanut harvest time is 130 to 150 days after planting, for roasting varieties. But, the yummy nuts can go rancid if they aren’t stored properly. Which might explain why Georgia’s most famous old peanut, Jimmy Carter, went rancid. And that rancid nut is out and just keeps spreading his putridity across the Free World… Since his failed presidency (second worst to Obama’s), Carter has willingly become Hamas’ Hoe, bending over backwards for the terror group, at every opportunity. Here’s just...
  • More than 57,000 gun-friendly bars, eateries crop up across America

    09/03/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Kelly Riddell
    The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state’s bars and restaurants. The eatery hung up a “No Guns” sign on its front door. PHOTOS: Best concealed carry handguns Its customer backlash was so harsh and quick that the steakhouse immediately took down the sign and then posted a mea culpa on its Facebook page. “The sign that was put up regarding firearms has been removed,” TBonz said in its Facebook...
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-28 : What Would Reagan Do?

    08/28/2014 4:59:07 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 24 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-28 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 28, 2014 Newt Gingrich : What Would Reagan Do? ===================================================== Instead of criticizing President Barack Obama's lack of an effective national security policy as the terrorist threat of the Islamic State grows in Syria and Iraq, it might be helpful to imagine the speech President Ronald Reagan would have given in response to the videotaped beheading of James Foley. There are many things a great power can do if it has leadership. This fictional speech is an effort to describe a Reagan-like grand strategy, clarity of moral purpose and emphasis on effective actions. This is not a speech...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-22 : President Obama and the 500 British Terrorists

    08/22/2014 5:58:03 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-22 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 22, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama and the 500 British Terrorists ===================================================== Traveling in Europe this week, I had a chance to see the world through the eyes of the London Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. The view from Britain was startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing. There is a consensus in Britain that at least 500 young Brits have gone to the Middle East as jihadists. There is a clear belief, stated by Prime Minister David Cameron, that the ISIS fighter who executed journalist James Foley...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-21 : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem

    08/20/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-21 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 21, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem ===================================================== A lot of people have commented on and made fun of the frequency of President Obama’s golfing. The more I watched President Obama, however, the more I concluded the problem was what was not happening between golf rounds. Two earlier presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan, golfed frequently but their presidencies were stunningly successful. The difference seemed to be that Eisenhower and Reagan were really effective when they weren't golfing. President Eisenhower was a very serious golfer who had been a varsity football player at West Point. Eisenhower...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-08 : ISIS, Hamas, and Boko Haram

    08/09/2014 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 17 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-028-08 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 8, 2014 Newt Gingrich : ISIS, Hamas, and Boko Haram ===================================================== Grim, unyielding and violent reality is beginning to confront the American political establishment with facts from which it cannot hide. For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Year after year since then, radical Islamists have grown more militant, more sophisticated and more numerous. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas...
  • ISIS, Hamas and Boko Haram: Believe their intentions

    08/08/2014 11:21:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, there is a clear wave of vicious religious warfare being waged against civilization by fanatics who openly promise and engage in genocidal killing. ISIS has made its murderous intentions painfully clear. It has proven in town after town that it...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-06 : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality

    08/07/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-06 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 6, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality ===================================================== President Obama is in serious danger of joining a select group of disastrous leaders who put their people and their country in desperate circumstances that cost lives and risked ruinous defeat. Almost everywhere you look around the world, the situation is worse for the United States and worse for freedom than when President Obama took office—in many cases catastrophically so. There isn’t much sign that he recognizes this or is particularly concerned. Iraq is the most obvious (and potentially most dangerous) example....
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-23 : Obama’s Attack on Israel

    07/24/2014 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 20 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-23 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 23, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama’s Attack on Israel ===================================================== "The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” a Hamas spokesman said today. When Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, the United States became the first country in the world to recognize the Jewish state, just 11 minutes later. That recognition, however, came after one of the greatest foreign policy disputes in American history—a fight in which Secretary of State George C. Marshall told President Truman that “if the President were to [recognize...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-11 : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools

    07/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 21 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-11 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 11, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools ===================================================== Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border. That's right: EASIER. After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy. On Monday, however, the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 53 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich We are watching the most significant crisis of constitutional order since Watergate, the last time an administration broke the law deliberately and repeatedly. And none of the current cases look more Nixonian than what has been happening at the IRS. Thirteen months ago, President Obama stood before the American people, acknowledged that the IRS had “improperly screened conservative groups,” and promised to get to the bottom of the matter and to “hold the responsible parties accountable.” “It’s inexcusable,” he said, “and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about...
  • GINGRICH: OBAMA DIDN'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORIST -- HE SURRENDERED TO THEM (VIDEO)

    06/05/2014 1:06:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2014
    Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire," former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said the prisoner exchange of five top Taliban terrorist for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not an example of President Barack Obama negotiation with the terrorist but instead the president surrendered to the Taliban saying "this deal is a totally surrender to the terrorist." To prove his point Gingrich showed the videos released by the Taliban showing the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the greeting of the terrorist in Qatar. Co-host and former deputy campaign manager for Obama, Stephanie Cutter dismissed the...
  • Gingrich: Hillary Clinton's Boko Haram problem

    05/09/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Newt Gingrich
    Hillary Clinton's leadership as secretary of state regarding the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram could become at least as serious an issue as her decisions surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Much of the attention Thursday was on the announcement that the House will create a select committee to investigate Benghazi, but the same day, Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin revealed details about her time as secretary of state that raise significant questions about her broader record on issues of terrorism. Rogin reported that from 2011 through early 2013, the Clinton State Department repeatedly rejected efforts to...
  • Newt Gingrich provides Monica Wehby with another out-of-state endorsement in Senate race

    04/29/2014 9:01:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/29/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday joined a growing list of out-of-state political figures who have endorsed Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby in her race for the Republican Senate nomination. . . Wehby's chief rival in the Republican primary, state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, has been promoting himself as the real conservative in the race and has been emphasizing his opposition to abortion rights. Wehby has said that she supports a woman's right to choose.
  • Nancy Pelosi provides Newt Gingrich ethics report

    12/06/2011 12:44:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 32 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/6/11 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    In case you haven’t been watching cable TV, two former House Speakers named Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich are having a bit of a fracas related to all that Gingrich baggage about which GOP primary voters in Iowa appear to be blissfully ignorant. Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat and now House minority leader, promised to release records that are public but haven’t seen much sunshine lately about the congressional ethics investigation of Gingrich back in the day.Gingrich said that would be foul play and promised to retaliate, claiming Pelosi was threatening to disclose non-public information. But Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill...
  • Georgian’s video of gay intervention goes viral

    08/29/2014 10:30:20 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 35 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/29/14 | Mike Morris
    When Daniel Ashley Pierce told his family last October that he was gay, his stepmother seemed to be supportive, and his father had no response. All that changed Wednesday, when Pierce’s family staged a delayed intervention, berating the 20-year-old for “choosing” to be gay and demanding that he move out of the family’s home. But Pierce, who, according to his public Facebook page, is studying business administration at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, might have the last word, as a video he recorded of the confrontation has gone viral.
  • Why Republicans Will Take the Senate

    08/28/2014 8:16:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | August 28, 2014
    Netting six Senate seats is a challenge, especially since part of that equation would require Republicans to retain their own competitive seats in places like Georgia and Kentucky. But Republicans believe that the stars, moons, and planets are all aligning for just such a changing tide this November.
  • Study: Same-sex marriages would add $80M to Georgia economy

    08/28/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 31 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/28/14 | Dan Chapman
    Allowing same-sex marriage in Georgia would pump nearly $80 million into the state’s economy, according to a study released Thursday by the UCLA school of law. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 21,318 same-sex couples live in Georgia. Half would choose to marry within three years, the law school’s Williams Institute estimates, based on similar patterns in Massachusetts and other states where same-sex marriage is legal. Highlights of the study include: - Spending on wedding arrangements by the couples, and their out-of-town guests, would add $78.8 million to the state and local economies over three years.
  • David Pennington: Republicans are Georgia’s problem

    08/27/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 20 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | August 27,2014 | David Pennington
    Recently, a friend lamented that the liberal left is destroying America, but I disagreed. The left is consistent and transparent in its belief that big government, higher taxes and more regulation serve the greater good. The right espouses a limited government platform of lower taxes, less spending and less regulation, which frees capital resulting in innovation and job creation. But do Georgia Republicans practice what they preach Georgia’s fiscal year 2014 results illustrate the reality vs. the rhetoric. Our revenue jumped $879 million over fiscal year 2013; but $473 million of this increase resulted from the new way cars are...
  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/23/2014 | TK BARGER
    The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. ... A “secret special guest” is also on the bill. The convention‘‍s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress,
  • Nunn won't commit to voting for Harry Reid

    08/23/2014 7:09:12 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn won't commit to voting for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) if she wins her Senate race. "I look forward to changing the composition in the leadership of the Senate. The way that we’re going to change Washington is to bring more people to recognize — to have the humility to recognize — that there are good ideas on both sides of the aisle," Nunn told reporters following a forum with her opponent, businessman David Perdue (R). "I will vote for the Democratic leader that I think best represents our capacity to get things done and...
  • Nunn won't commit to voting for Harry Reid

    08/22/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014
    Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn won't commit to voting for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) if she wins her Senate race.
  • Ex-CIA Officer: 'There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country'

    08/22/2014 9:33:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Cathy Burke
    A former CIA officer said Thursday he has no doubt Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells are already planted on U.S. soil. ... former CIA officer Bob Baer told the network ISIS is already on this side of the Atlantic. "I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country," he said. ... Islamic State fighters suggest their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is planning something for the West – and that attacks could take place through sleeper cells in both Europe and the United States. “The West are idiots and fools," one fighter taunted, according...