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  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 75 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 were 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...
  • Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beams with delight after beating deadly disease

    08/21/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Associated Press and Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
    Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beamed with delight today as he thanked God for sparing his life and prepared to leave hospital after being declared free of the deadly disease. The American missionary doctor looked a little frail but healthy as he gripped the hand of his wife Amber amid a large medical team at a Emory University Hospital press conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 33-year-old said: 'Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.' He thanked God for saving his life, saying that the thousands of...
  • 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

    08/21/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Katie Foody and Jeff Martin - AP
    ATLANTA (AP) After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. An official at Emory University Hospital stressed that their release poses no public health risk, and Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, called it a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family. As a medical missionary I never imagined myself in this position, Brantly said. He spoke at a news conference after his release Thursday. Nancy Writebol,...
  • Georgia County Won't Pay Medical Bills for Toddler injured in drug raid (shortened)

    08/19/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 9:14 am | Ed Krayewski
    Politicians like Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) who have supported the militarization of police but have found it politically unfeasible to do so now have been looking for a way to square their support with a little bit of politically-motivated outrage. Clay, whose district includes Ferguson, the town that helped catapult the issue of police militarization into the national news cycle, defended his vote, saying he only disapproved of the use of such police forces for crowd control in his district. But while their presence at protests may be the most prominent manifestation of militarized police, the problem is endemic. Perhaps...
  • Ridiculous: Dems Doing Really Well In Montana, Will Hold Senate Majority

    08/19/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is simply living in an alternate universe. While yelling into the clouds over the Koch Brothers’ evil plot to destroy America, he said today that Democrats “are doing really well in Montana.” And is optimistic that they'll maintain control of the Senate (via the Hill): Reid predicted Democrats would lose a seat in South Dakota, but was optimistic about Montana despite Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mt.) recent decision to drop out of the race after a plagiarism scandal. We are doing really well in Montana," Reid told reporters on Monday. … If the election were held today, we'd...
  • UPDATE: Deadly church shooting suspect led authorities on chase in stolen car

    08/17/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WRDW ^ | Aug. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. Deputies confirm a suspect has been arrested in Jacksonville, Florida for the deadly shooting of a 55-year-old man in Columbia County last night. The coroner's office identifies the victim as William Davitte. He was shot and killed at Marvin United Methodist Church on S. Belair Rd near Wheeler Rd. Davitte and his wife, Jennifer Davitte, were turning on the sprinkler system at the church around 10:30 p.m. when the shooting happened, said Columbia County Cpt. Steve Morris. The husband was shot three times and died on the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital with...
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earths perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash Americas fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and fundamentally transform our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. Hes proud that...
  • KING: Immigration and the children: Georgia not ready for Obama-built crisis

    08/15/2014 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | D A King
    SNIP The Washington Times reports that according to Border Patrol statistics, most of the illegal alien children apprehended in the recent border rush are actually entire families. Less than one-fourth of all those apprehended are unaccompanied alien children from Central America. The number of illegally arriving families shot up five times faster than unaccompanied alien children arrivals over last year SNIP ...the CIS report: There is little evidence to suggest that the recent arrivals are victims of trafficking, which involves coercion. Instead, families and their children are willing participants in smuggling operations, having paid smugglers (up to $10,000) to bring...
  • Rep. Lewis to Obama: Declare martial law

    08/14/2014 3:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Thursday called on President Obama to use executive authority and declare martial law in Ferguson, Mo., where protesters have clashed with police after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. My own feeling is right now is President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law, Lewis said on MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell Reports. Federalize that Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest, Lewis, an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement, said it is unreal to see what the police are doing in Ferguson. People have a right to...
  • David Perdue Leads Michelle Nunn In New Poll (Georgia Senate race)

    08/13/2014 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    1) In the November election for the United States Senate between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue, for which candidate would you vote today? David Perdue 47.6% Michelle Nunn 41.5% Undecided 10.9%
  • Georgia Town to Atheists: Stop Bullying our Kids

    08/13/2014 1:36:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 13, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson -- folks around Gainesville, Georgia dont take kindly to out-of-town atheists trying to bully their children. More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Thursday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the Chestatee High School football field. The previous day, the atheists (acting on behalf of a single, unnamed citizen) sent a letter to school officials demanding that the football coaching staff stop participating in team prayers and that they remove all biblical references and religious messages...
  • Atheist group tells Georgia high school football team to punt the prayers

    08/13/2014 4:32:10 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 48 replies ^ | August 12, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Georgia high school football program may have God on its side, but not the Constitution, according to critics who say prayer and proselytization have no place in the playbook. Football coaches at Chestatee High School in Gainesville are accused of quoting scripture on team documents and pre-game banners and regularly leading the War Eagles in prayer in a religious blitz the American Humanist Association (AHA) declares unconstitutional. Theres really no defense for doing this, AHA attorney Monica Miller told Its not even solely student prayer its teachers and coaches praying with students. And we have reason to...
  • More Immigrant Students Swarm DeKalbs School Registration Center

    08/11/2014 1:38:12 PM PDT · by Cecily · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 11, 2014 | Ty Tagami
    Nearly two hundred families with immigrant children had lined up outside a school registration facility in DeKalb County Monday by the time officials arrived around 7:30 a.m., a reminder of the crowd that swamped the building Friday. We got here and there was a long line, said Sandra Nunez, who runs the school districts International Welcome Center. People camped outside the building from Thursday night to Friday morning, apparently because of a rumor that if they didnt register by then their kids wouldnt get into school this year. Nunez said facility workers heard that falsehood repeated by numerous families. In...
  • Jason Carters delicate dance on his grandfathers Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carters camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpas views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didnt come out strongly against his grandfathers position. Carters strategists dont want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Whatever Happened to Cynthia McKinney?

    08/10/2014 7:01:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/10/2014 | John Hinderaker
    Cynthia McKinney was one of the looniest Democrats of her generation. A 9/11 Truther, she lost not one but two Democratic primaries because she was considered too far out. Her fathers explanation that she was in trouble because the Jews have bought everybody. J-E-W-S added to her legend. After her second primary rebuff, McKinney left the Democratic Party. She was the Green Party candidate for president in 2008which tells you all you need to know about the Greensand got 0.12% of the vote, mostly, one assumes, from nearsighted voters who checked the wrong box.McKinney, testifying to US war crimes in...
  • Hundreds Rally in Support of Right to Pray at Georgia Mall

    08/10/2014 8:31:05 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies ^ | August 20, 2014 | Heather Clark
    DUBLIN, Ga. Several hundred people attended a rally on Friday in support of the right to pray inside of a Georgia mall after a womens power walk group had been stopped from praying by security last month. As previously reported, Dublin Girls Run has been meeting at Dublin Mall each week since November of last year for a power walk, and opens each meeting in prayer. But the women state that a few weeks ago, their weekly prayer was interrupted by a security guard who advised that they needed to discontinue the practice. The security guard came running toward...
  • Women Ordered to Stop Praying Inside Mall (Dublin, GA, CHRISTIANS)

    08/06/2014 4:56:11 AM PDT · by GailA · 68 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/5/2014 | Todd Starnes
    A few weeks ago the Dublin Girls had gathered inside the local mall for an evening power walk. They formed a small circle and as they had done many times before, they bowed their heads to petition the Almighty. But before one of the runners could say, Lord Jesus, she was interrupted by a mall cop barreling down a corridor. The security guard came running toward us and said, You are not allowed to pray at the mall. Thats against the policy, Tammy told me. The ladies were aghast. I told him weve been praying since last November and no...
  • Ebola Comes to the United States: Deadly Virus Crosses U.S. Border

    08/03/2014 6:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Decoded Science ^ | August 3, 2014 | Janelle Vaesa, MPH
    Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are going through the worst Ebola outbreak in history and health officials believe that it has killed more than 700 people there. Now, for the first time, Ebola has entered the United Sates via two health aid workers that contracted the disease while working in Africa where the Ebola outbreak continues. Ebola in the U.S. The first patient landed in the United States on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Dr. Kent Brantly was then flown from Africa to the United States and then transported via ambulance to Emory University Hospital. The second person, Nancy Whitebol, will...
  • American Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly 'Seems to Be Improved': CDC Head

    08/03/2014 10:32:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    e American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with an aid organization in Liberia appears to be improving, a top U.S. health official said Sunday, less than 24 hours after the doctor was admitted to an isolation unit at an Atlanta hospital for treatment. Dr. Kent Brantly "seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier," Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Authorities and doctors are still closely monitoring Brantly, who is being treated at Emory University Hospital. Ebola has no known cure and can be...
  • Ebola Spiraling Out of Control: WHO

    08/02/2014 10:24:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    The deadly Ebola virus is moving faster than efforts to control it, the World Health Organization says. The warning came at the launch of a $100 million response plan to the epidemic.The leaders of the three countries hardest hit by the recent Ebola epidemic - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - met on Friday in the Guinean capital, Conakry, along with the head of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan. Also at the meeting was the President of Ivory Coast. The group came together to launch a $100 million (74.5 million euro) response plan to counter the rapidly spreading...
  • Officer Puts Gun To Boys Throat In McDonalds Drive Thru For Taking Too Long

    08/02/2014 4:26:16 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 74 replies
    PCMD Gazette ^ | Aug 2, 2014
    3 Weeks ago, Scott Biumi plead guilty to assault. According to Forsythe News, he was sentenced to 10 years on probation for pointing a gun at teenagers in the drive-through line at a south Forsyth McDonalds. Scott Biumi, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault stemming from the April 9 incident at the fast-food eatery on Old Atlanta Road. WATCH VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT
  • American doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S.

    08/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT · by mojito · 249 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/2/2014 | Joel Achenbach, Brady Dennis and Caelainn Hogan
    An American doctor stricken by Ebola in West Africa arrived home for treatment in Atlanta on Saturday, and U.S. government officials are urging the public to remain confident in the health-care systems ability to keep the deadly disease isolated. A charity organization, Samaritans Purse, said two Americans in serious condition with the disease were being evacuated: Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who had been treating Ebola victims in Liberia, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary from Charlotte. Brantly and Writebol have been hospitalized in serious condition in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Brantly was brought back to the United States first,...
  • Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly on Flight From Liberia to Atlanta

    08/02/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 2, 2014
    An American doctor in serious condition after he contracted Ebola was on a specially outfitted plane on the way to the U.S. for treatment Saturday morning, the organization Samaritan's Purse told NBC News. Dr. Kent Brantly the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S. will land at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, before he is transported to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
  • For Michelle Nunn, What Kind of Week it Has Been

    08/02/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 2, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    Dominating the Senate race headlines this week was a leaked campaign memo from Democratic nominee in Georgia, whom their party establishment has touted as the vehicle to revival in the state for well over a year. What a memo it was, too, laced with language thats going to dog her campaign from now through November. Some real whoppers could be found, including but not limited to planning to raise more money out of state than in, admitting that a Peach State Pledge to reject outside groups pouring money into the race was a fundraising gimmick, and listing her message...
  • Emory Healthcare to treat Ebola patient

    07/31/2014 2:25:13 PM PDT · by Wage Slave · 148 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 31 July 2014 | Misty Williams
    Emory University Hospital is expected to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus within the next several days, the university announced Thursday.
  • Youll Never Guess Why Liberals Are Attacking This Business!

    07/30/2014 10:41:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa
    Politi Chicks ^ | 7/30/14 | Michele Holt
    Weve been witnessing attacks against conservatives and their principles for quite some time so this recent example really should be of no surprise. Just this week on Twitter, liberal artist Cher went on her predictable tirade against Senator Rand Paul suggesting he was against civil rights for minorities. Of course she was lying and twisting her interpretation of what Sen. Pauls stance is on the matter, but is that not what liberals in Hollywood and media are known for? Morris Communications is a multi-media conglomerate that seems to have been a recent target of liberal website Gawker as well as...
  • Schools prepare for immigrant children in GA

    07/30/2014 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies ^ | July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Rawlins
    SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's still unclear where more than 1,000 immigrant children are living in Georgia after crossing the Mexican border. Over the last six months, the Office of Refuge and Resettlement announced they sent these children to live with families or sponsors in Georgia, but we don't know exactly where they are. School systems in Georgia are wondering if these children will be enrolling in school. Officials at the Board of Education said they don't know if they'll be getting any of these immigrant children, but by law all public schools in Georgia are required to have specially...
  • Mayor Reed supports unaccompanied, illegal immigrant kids in Atlanta

    07/29/2014 10:26:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies ^ | July 29, 2014
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says there should be no debate unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children who cross the border into the U.S. should have a home in the city of Atlanta. Reed held a news conference on the issue Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. He said the city of Atlanta will be a safe place for the unattended children. Reeds comments came after Gov. Nathan Deal recently sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to stop sending unaccompanied illegal children to Georgia. "I'm going to send a message in no uncertain terms that these children need a safe place,...
  • Georgia Senate: Perdue (R) 46%, Nunn (D) 40%

    07/29/2014 4:04:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 25, 2014
    Businessman David Perdue, coming off his Republican runoff win on Tuesday, holds a six-point lead over Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgias closely-watched U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Perdue with 46% support to Nunns 40%. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and 10% are undecided.(
  • Last surviving Enola Gay crewman dies in Stone Mountain

    07/29/2014 3:47:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 41 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/29/2014 | Mike Morris and Steve Visser
    The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, died overnight at his Stone Mountain home. Theodore Dutch Van Kirk, 93, was the navigator on the Aug. 6, 1945 flight that dropped the Little Boy atomic bomb. With the 2010 death of Morris Jeppson, Van Kirk became the only one of the dozen crew members left. For a number of years, he lived at a retirement community in Stone Mountain where by chance he found himself sharing the place with James Starnes, an Atlantan who had a front-row seat at history. Starnes...
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidates leaked campaign memo: She sort of funded Hamas.

    07/29/2014 5:43:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Wish I could take credit for that headline but it’s Aaron Gardner’s. Here’s a nice scoop for Eliana Johnson, who somehow got hold of an early memo prepared by Michelle Nunn’s Senate campaign in Georgia after they stupidly posted it online briefly last winter. Of the many gems within, my second-favorite is the one emphasizing “rural” photo ops to show Georgians that Nunn is one of them. She’s a creature of the Beltway since birth, having grown up in Maryland while her dad Sam served in the Senate, but it’s important when trying to inherit a Senate seat as...
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidates leaked campaign memo:

    07/28/2014 2:44:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | July 28, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Wish I could take credit for that headline but it’s Aaron Gardner’s. Here’s a nice scoop for Eliana Johnson, who somehow got hold of an early memo prepared by Michelle Nunn’s Senate campaign in Georgia after they stupidly posted it online briefly last winter. Of the many gems within, my second-favorite is the one emphasizing “rural” photo ops to show Georgians that Nunn is one of them. She’s a creature of the Beltway since birth, having grown up in Maryland while her dad Sam served in the Senate, but it’s important when trying to inherit a Senate seat as part...
  • They're Off!

    07/24/2014 4:55:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall. His win has placed the final piece of the puzzle for the political landscape this season in Georgia. With less than four months until the fall election, not a minute can be wasted by either side. The Senate race has become an oddity, with two CEOs (one business, one non-profit and both with politically recognizable family names) vying to become the next United States Senator from Georgia. David Perdue, (former Republican Dollar General CEO and cousin of former Georgia...
  • Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

    07/23/2014 10:00:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 3 replies
    EPA will hold public hearings in four locations for the proposed Clean Power Plan the week of July 28, 2014. The hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views or arguments concerning the proposed action. EPA is pleased by the tremendous public interest in the proposed Clean Power Plan. Already, we have received nearly 300,000 written comments on the proposal. We have found that there are some additional speaking slots still available in Pittsburgh on August 1st, and are reopening the registration for Pittsburgh ONLY. Register for the Pittsburgh hearing on August 1st. The other hearings in...
  • Ex-Reebok CEO Wins GOP Senate Primary

    07/23/2014 1:33:24 PM PDT · by PoloSec
    Newser ^ | July 23 2014 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) Businessman David Perdue has won the GOP nomination for a Senate race the party cannot afford to lose. Perdue, former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, narrowly beat 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston in a runoff election in Georgia to become the party's Senate nominee, reports the New York Times. He will face Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, in a race seen as key to control of the Senate for the last years of President Obama's term. Democrats see Georgia as their best chance of picking up another Senate seat this fall, while Republicans need...
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

    07/21/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies ^ | 7/21/14 | Emily Cahn
    Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for Senate in a runoff Tuesday, ending Democratic nominee Michelle Nunns nine-week wait for an opponent in the open-seat contest. The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday. In the statewide race, many Republicans said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a small edge over former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue. Both of whom have spent millions on the anticipated low-turnout contest, and polls close at 7 p.m. In May, Perdue came in first in a seven-candidate Republican...
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  • Carter calls for end to fighting in Gaza

    07/22/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT · by NCjim · 59 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 22, 2014 | Shelia Poole
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for an end to the fighting and bombing in Gaza. Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law. More immediately, all combat operations must stop, and Israeli troops should withdraw from Gaza, Carter said in a statement released Tuesday. So far, more than 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the fighting, according to reports. The Israeli death toll is estimated at 29, including two civilians. Humantarian groups have also called for an end to...
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Michelle Nunn, Meet Primetime

    07/18/2014 10:31:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 18, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    This week National Journal unveiled its Against the Grain awards, an evaluation of campaigns, candidates, and ads at what could be called the halfway point of the 2014 cycle. Finding her way into the mix was Michelle Nunn, the anointed Senate choice of Georgia Democrats. She drew an honorable mention for most surprising candidate, falling to Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa. All due respect, but Michelle Nunn has yet to actually be tested as a candidate. The pop quizzes shes had thus far have largely been failed. What she has done well comes in the form of fundraising. Nunn again...
  • Uh Oh: Democratic Senate Candidate Attended Fundraiser Hosted By Felon

    07/15/2014 12:25:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 15, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn attended a fundraiser hosted by an ex-convict. No, Im dead serious. The $2,600 a head Capitol Hill fundraiser for Ms. Nunn was co-hosted by Virtual Murrell; an early leader of the Black Panther Party who served some prison time for extorting businesses when he worked as an aide in city government in the 1990s (via National Review): Murrell was indicted in 1994 by a federal grand jury on charges that he solicited and received over $37,000 in bribes from businesses in San Francisco while serving as an aide to an Oakland city...
  • Police Accuse Man of Faking Residency for Daughter to Attend UGA

    07/15/2014 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Cecily · 10 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 14, 2014 | Steve Visser
    Pierre Mortemousques daughter apparently really wanted to attend UGA; he really didnt want to pay for it at least full price. That is what the University of Georgia police say they found after they got a tip the Virginia man was passing himself off as an in-state resident while his daughter was on Greek Row. Now the Lynchburg, Va., resident is facing four felony charges of theft totaling nearly $40,000 for the two years his daughter got her education subsidized by Georgia taxpayers, said UGA Chief Jimmy Williamson. Mortemousque has since paid his financial debt in the...
  • Georgia Senate runoff debate turns nasty (runoff is next Tuesday July 22nd!)

    07/14/2014 10:31:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 7/14/14 | Abby Smith
    It wasnt a friendly meeting between Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and businessman David Perdue on Sunday evening as they faced off in the only debate of the Georgia GOP Senate runoff. Both used the lone opportunity ahead of next Tuesdays vote to wage personal attacks against their opponent. Kingston targeted Perdue, a former Fortune 500 CEO, as an out of touch businessman only concerned with his own profit. Perdue fired back, accusing the congressman of being a "career politician" who has accomplished little in his 11 terms in office. Hosted by the Atlanta Press Club and televised on Georgia Public...
  • Gay Teacher Uses Creative Legal Tactic Against The School That Fired Him

    07/13/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Salman · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    ... Music teacher Flint Dollar has filed a lawsuit claiming Macon, Georgia, Catholic school Mount de Sales Academy discriminated against him based on gender, NPR reports. Dollar can't sue the school for bias against him based on sexual orientation because federal law does not bar such discrimination and neither does the state of Georgia. Dollar's lawyer, Charles Cox, argues Dollar can use Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which forbids discrimination based on gender to sue the school because he was essentially penalized for not conforming to gender stereotypes. ...
  • Undocumented Children Escorted by Feds to Meet Families

    07/10/2014 11:59:56 AM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jaclyn Schultz
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A handful of undocumented children, among the thousands held in federal facilities around the country, were flown to Atlanta to reunite with their families at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Wednesday. The teenagers were escorted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with several other children from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, to reunite with their loved ones. Federal Health and Human Services workers are trying to link some of the thousands of undocumented children flooding into the country, with relatives legally here, ICE officials say.
  • Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge

    07/07/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | June 29, 2014
    Federal investigators are probing a whistleblower's allegations that applications for veterans seeking health care benefits may have been improperly purged from the VA's Health Eligibility Center in suburban Atlanta. Eligibility Center program specialist Scott Davis .. that health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from ... Davis said the VA placed him on paid administrative leave after he filed the complaints