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  • A Hero Again: DeKalb K-9 Indi Helps Nab Suspected Cop Killer

    12/15/2018 12:07:04 PM PST · by Cecily · 22 replies
    A four-legged officer not only helped his human colleagues track down a suspected killer, but also took a bullet to the head, DeKalb County police said Friday. The K-9 officer, Indi, is expected to lose an eye as a result of his work on last night’s DeKalb police confrontation that left an officer dead. Despite his severe injuries, it’s possible Indi could eventually return to duty, Chief James Conroy said Friday. “The dog was very helpful in apprehending and locating the subject in this case,” Conroy said. That subject, Brandon Taylor, is accused of running from Officer Edgar Flores and...
  • Military plane crash that killed 16 blamed on faulty maintenance at Georgia air base

    12/06/2018 9:51:44 AM PST · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Dec 5 2018 | Zachary Hansen
    Faulty work done at Robins Air Force Base in Houston County is being blamed for a military plane crash that killed 16 service members in 2017, an investigation found. On July 10, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., killing the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor who were on board, previously reported. It suffered a catastrophic failure at 20,000 feet, crashed and scattered debris over a wide area of farmland. A report of the investigation conducted by the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing was obtained by the Macon Telegraph, and it concluded that...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Republican Brad Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia secretary of state

    12/04/2018 7:38:45 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2018 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Republican Brad Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia secretary of state amid debate over voter access, security.
  • Georgia runoff election results Dec. 4, 2018

    12/04/2018 5:34:29 PM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 44 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 Dec 2018 | Robert A Cook PE
    Only 24% of precincts reporting so far (8:30 pm, EST), and the honest (er, republican) precincts will be least likely to have vote and absentee ballots fraud (er, over-counts and recounts and illegal counts), but the Republican is ahead 64% to 36%. Less important, the other race for Public Service Commission, the republican is also ahead by the same margin. Makes sense, there will be almost no ticket splitting in this runoff.
  • Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginning

    06/13/2018 10:02:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13,2018 | Newt Gingrich
    In fact, my own conversion to Trump as a very real contender only occurred after his July 11, 2015 rally in Phoenix, which led my former colleague, Vince Haley, to come in the office and say: “You had better watch what Trump is doing because his Phoenix rally was emotionally powerful when he turned the microphone over to the father whose child had been killed by an illegal immigrant.” Still, all the elites fervently believed Trump had lost the debate. The gap between the American people and the elites had never been clearer. Two years ago, in June 2016, all...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just...

    06/12/2018 3:59:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginningWith his historic summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump has once again done something astounding and unpredictable. Yet, the surprise over the sudden summit should not have come as a surprise at all. By now we should be used to President Trump surprising us. Consider his record over the last four years. Four years ago, in June 2014, almost no one would have dreamed Donald J. Trump would be a serious candidate for president. Then, nearly...
  • Police Thought Cotton Candy Was Meth. She Spent 3 Months in Jail for Their Mistake.

    11/29/2018 5:54:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 80 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Mihir Zaveri
    A Georgia woman spent more than three months in jail on drug charges after sheriff’s deputies mistook congealed cotton candy they found in a car she was riding in for methamphetamine. A state crime lab eventually showed that they were wrong. Now, she’s suing. In the lawsuit, filed this month, Dasha Fincher alleges that she was wrongfully arrested and incarcerated in December 2016, when she and her boyfriend were pulled over by Monroe County sheriff’s deputies. The deputies found a blue, crystal-like substance in a bag on a floorboard in the car and evaluated it using a roadside test kit,...
  • Why Putin’s Game Of Russian Roulette With Ukraine Is A Big Deal

    11/29/2018 4:07:00 AM PST · by tlozo · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 27 2018 | Douglas V. Mastriano
    In a stunning sequence of events, the Russian military opened fire then seized three Ukrainian navy vessels in an unprovoked attack on the Black Sea last Sunday. In the melee, several Ukrainian sailors were wounded and 24 captured. Moscow followed up this flagrant act of war by parading the sailors on Russian television to give clearly coerced confessions of guilt. This attack is but the latest escalation in the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine that has been churning since 2014. It’s also the first great test for the Trump administration regarding Russia and one that will have lasting consequences on...
  • What will be on Brian Kemp’s agenda for health care?

    11/27/2018 2:46:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 11/27/18 | Andy Miller
    Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Republican Kemp, who will take office in January, opposed Medicaid expansion during the campaign, while Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams strongly supported it. Gov. Nathan Deal and his fellow Republicans who control the Georgia General Assembly have resisted expansion since it became an option for states several years ago. But there may be other health care ideas coming under a Kemp administration that can bring coverage to more Georgians. And those ideas come under the general heading of...
  • Abrams, Gillum oppose Trump judicial pick in North Carolina

    11/27/2018 9:36:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 27, 2018
    After losing close governor’s races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump’s picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say in a joint statement Tuesday that the Senate should reject Thomas Farr’s nomination to a district court in North Carolina. The Democrats say Farr has a “discriminatory ideology” that threatens the voting rights of nonwhites. …
  • Newt Gingrich is right about the Democrats’ IT scandal - the cover up must end

    11/25/2018 11:06:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** “[I]n the July 2018 plea agreement,” writes Gingrich, “the DOJ stated that approximately 40 witnesses were interviewed throughout the duration of the investigation. Upon further examination, this number seems substantially inadequate for an investigation potentially involving so many individuals.” If investigators had simply interviewed all the members of Congress who Imran Awan and his crew worked for they would have had to speak with more than 40 people. As $120,000 in missing equipment is known to have been illegally written-off in just one member’s office Imran Awan was involved with (Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.), investigators would have also clearly...
  • GA GOV: Newt Gingrich On Sore Loser Democrats: ’

    11/24/2018 5:33:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
     Democrats have short memories. That can be the only explanation for their shoddy, immature, and ultimately laughable assertion that the Georgia gubernatorial election was stolen from them. Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged her defeat after a prolonged legal battle showed that she would be unable to trigger a recount or a runoff, as Republican Brian Kemp maintained his two-point lead (50/48). Granted, she admitted defeat, she did not technically concede. She feels that the election was illegitimate, and refuses to call Kemp a legitimate governor. Here’s what she said last Sunday (via WaPo): As the Associated Press called the Georgia governor’s...
  • Rob Woodall Wins by 433 Votes in Georgia’s 7th District

    11/21/2018 4:01:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 21, 2018
    Four-term congressman defeats Democrat Bourdeaux in once safe GOP seat Georgia Republican Rep. Rob Woodall barely survived his re-election against Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, prevailing in a recount two weeks after Election Day. Woodall led Bourdeaux by just 419 votes after the first count, which was a slim enough margin for the challenger to request a recount. The four-term congressman’s margin grew to 433 votes after Wednesday’s recount, and Bourdeaux conceded in the afternoon, shortly before The Associated Press called the race.
  • Abrams Continues Media Tour, Unloads on ‘Insidious’ Kemp After Georgia Election Loss

    11/21/2018 7:11:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies ^ | David Rutz
    While Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is continuing to unload on Republican Governor-elect Brian Kemp since losing the election last week, he's not firing back, saying what she does with her time is her own business. Abrams acknowledged defeat 10 days after the election on Friday, trailing by nearly 55,000 votes and more than 17,000 votes short of forcing a runoff. However, she did not give a normal concession speech, blasting her opponent as an architect of voter suppression and saying the "state failed its voters." Since announcing the formation of a new group called "Fair Fight Georgia" and...
  • Radio Host: Where Is Media Coverage of 'Purged' Georgia Voters?

    11/20/2018 11:23:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 20, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stated on Friday in her near concession speech that the winner, Brian Kemp, owed his victory "on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote." As we have seen, this talking point was taken up by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown who, along with many of his fellow liberals, claimed that Georgia election was "stolen." In addition, that talking point has gone pretty much unchallenged by most of the mainstream media. As a result of the latter, the Steve Kane Radio Show co-host, Brian Craig, made an interesting observation on Monday while taking a call from...
  • Stacey Abrams Says Georgia Gubernatorial Election Was Neither Fair Nor Free

    11/20/2018 7:39:41 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 98 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 11/20 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Georgia’s hotly contested election for governor was neither fair nor free, former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said in a Monday night interview. Abrams, who announced on Friday that she was ending her gubernatorial bid, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that her Republican opponent Brian Kemp had for years undermined democracy as Georgia’s secretary of state. “It was not a free and fair election,” Abrams said. “We had thousands of Georgians who were purged from the rolls wrongly, including a 92-year-old woman who had voted in the same area since 1968 ― a civil rights leader.”
  • Former IRS employee in Georgia sentenced for identity theft

    11/20/2018 6:45:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Staff
    A former employee for the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta has been sentenced to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. On at least five occasions, Stephanie Parker obtained taxpayers' Social Security numbers and addresses and used the information to file fraudulent tax returns, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release. Parker worked as a contact representative between September 2012 and March 2013, the release said. She directed the fraudulent tax refunds to bank accounts controlled by her friends, prosecutors said. At least once, she had money withdrawn from one of those accounts and...
  • Stacey Abrams Refuses To Call Brian Kemp The ‘Legitimate’ Governor-Elect Of Georgia

    11/18/2018 1:11:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 62 replies ^ | 11/18/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Throughout the course of the interview, Tapper pressed Abrams several times on the issue — and she repeatedly refused to use the word “legitimate.” “Sherrod Brown says the election was stolen. Do you agree that it was stolen and do you think that Brian Kemp is not the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?” Tapper asked. (RELATED: Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Admits She’ll Lose But Doesn’t Concede The Race) “The law, as it stands, says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia,” Abrams began. “And I acknowledge the law as it stands. I am...
  • Democrats Fail to Steal Georgia, Florida

    11/19/2018 4:22:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Rush ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Stacey Abrams in Georgia has conceded, but — well, she hasn’t. She’s ripping Kemp, she’s gonna run again, refusing to really accept the results of the election in formally conceding, just bitter and angry and calling for a boycott. Hollywood actors are calling for a boycott of the state of Georgia. Georgia has become a major Hollywood production place because they’ve been given tax breaks. And Hollywood actors are claiming they’re gonna start a boycott of Georgia because Stacey Abrams lost an election. This is where we’re headed. It’s not where we’re headed; it’s where we are. They...