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  • Atlanta fire chief suspended over book controversy

    11/24/2014 4:02:01 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/24/14 | Katie Lesley
    Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he describes homosexuality as a “sexual perversion” akin to bestiality and pederasty. Mayor Kasim Reed’s spokeswoman Anne Torres said the administration didn’t know about “Who Told You That You Are Naked?” until employees came forward with complaints last week. . . . Cochran has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training and has been barred from distributing copies of the book on city property after a number of firefighters said they received them in the workplace.
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • N. Ga.'s Collins vows congressional fight over Obama immigration plan

    11/21/2014 8:50:37 AM PST · by Principled · 10 replies
    Access North Georgia ^ | 11/21/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgia's 9th District Congressman Doug Collins issued a statement following President Obama's speech Friday night, promising that the president will get push-back from the House of Representatives on an immigration plan. "The majority of the People’s House will fight this because it is wrong. It is political retribution under the false guise of compassion, and it is yet another abuse of power the branch of government closest to the people will have to resolve," said Collins. In a prime time address to the nation, President Obama said he would use executive order to grant work permits to...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • AP U.S. History - How Low Will They Go?

    11/19/2014 11:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jane Robins
    On one level it’s been entertaining to watch the College Board scramble to defend its radical new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Framework. When the public can see the truth merely by going to the College Board website and reading the Framework, it’s certainly a challenge to prove that the document isn’t what it clearly is – a leftist polemic that presents American history in a relentlessly negative light. An unfortunate recent performance by College Board vice-president Trevor Packer before a Georgia House study committee suggests that the College Board team is cracking under the strain. The APUSH course that...
  • Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic

    11/18/2014 8:36:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:45 PM EST | Larry Neumeister
    The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the abusive practices have become so widespread that even a top FBI official in New York City got a call. “This has become something of an epidemic,” Bharara told a news conference. He described the workers at the defunct Williams, Scott & Associates LLC in Norcross, Georgia, as “ruthlessly persistent” as...
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Tony the Tiger Says, “Wear Your Stripes With Pride,” Gay Pride That Is (Kellogg’s promoting sodomy)

    11/08/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 89 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/7/14 | Michael Morris
    Kellogg’s was a sponsor of the Atlanta Gay Pride March and festival last month. Apparently, Tony the Tiger wants to make sure you and your kids “wear your stripes with pride,” gay pride that is. According to the American Family Association’s (AFA) Facebook page, “[t]hey even put an ad in the ‘Pride Guide.’” Also displayed on the ad is Human Rights Campaign (HRC), who considers Kellogg one of the “BEST PLACES TO WORK,” due to its support "for LGBT Equality."
  • [GOP] Deal, Perdue each won with more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote

    11/08/2014 6:11:44 AM PST · by madprof98 · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/7/14 | Jeremy Redmon
    Republicans David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal each won more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote on their way to victory Tuesday despite staking out get-tough positions on illegal immigration, a new report shows. The Pew Research Center report shows Perdue defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn for his Senate seat with 42 percent of the Hispanic vote and 53 percent of the overall vote. Deal turned back a challenge from Democrat Jason Carter with 47 percent of the Hispanic vote and 53 percent of the overall vote. *** In exit poll surveys, Latino voters ranked the economy as the most...
  • What the Pollsters Missed: Voters Crushing Obama

    11/07/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Towery
    I've been called a lot of things over the years, but "biased for the Democrats" has generally not been one of them. But that's what I and other pollsters were labeled following Tuesday's elections by statistical gurus such as Nate Silver of ESPN. What's that? You've never heard of Nate Silver? Well, don't worry; neither has 99 percent of America. The other 1 percent probably relied on his lousy statistical forecast and bet that Brazil would win the World Cup earlier this year. (They got routed.) But Nate is right. Pollsters, in general, got 2014 wrong. My firm, InsiderAdvantage, polled...
  • Congratulations to the Jewish Republican Winners of 2014

    11/06/2014 10:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 81 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | November 5, 2014 | Shari Hillman
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) offers our warmest congratulations to the Jewish Republicans who won their races yesterday in the important election of 2014. We are especially delighted that Lee Zeldin won his congressional race in New York’s first district, making him the Jewish Republican in the 114th U.S. Congress. We are also pleased that the Jewish Republicans in state offices around the country won their reelections. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, South Dakota State Senator Dan Lederman, Texas State Representative and House Speaker Joe Straus and Texas State Representative Craig Goldman all won reelection....
  • Starved of white voters, Tuesday night was 2010 redux for Democrats

    11/06/2014 4:28:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    AJC ^ | Nov 5th, 2014 | Jim Galloway
    At the root of the Democratic problem is the party’s lack of appeal among white voters, or – some Democrats might argue – the ease with which Republicans can take advantage of Georgia’s racially polarized politics....The answer, under those calculations, is that Democrats won approximately 23 percent of the white vote on Tuesday night. Which is about what Roy Barnes did in 2010. Nunn and Carter needed 30 percent of the white vote to be viable. For a party whose viability is based on a biracial coalition, that’s a serious chasm — not just for 2016, but 2018 as well.
  • Carter grandson goes down in Ga. gov race

    11/05/2014 1:27:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 04, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Gov. Nathan Deal (R) won a second term in Georgia on Tuesday, beating back a challenge from former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson. Deal had more than 56 percent of the vote when news outlets called the race for him, with 84 percent of precincts reporting.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Republican Perdue Wins Georgia Senate

    11/04/2014 7:53:48 PM PST · by Gigantor · 11 replies
    R - Perdue wins Georgia Senate
  • Joe Garcia defeated in traditionally Cuban American Florida District, GOP Picks up seat

    11/04/2014 7:07:53 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 3 replies
    This one was one of the most competitive races
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Per CNN: CNN says Fairfax co. all in, Gillespie still alive

    11/04/2014 7:32:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Someone's twitter acct
    CNN says Fairfax co. all in, Gillespie still alive.— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) November 5, 2014
  • Georgia's starting to look good....

    11/04/2014 7:27:27 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    WSB ^ | 11/04/2014 | Laz
    Also, results at Politico.... with 70 % county reports, including 50% totals in Dekalb and Fulton (heavy democrat), we have Perdue at 57% and Nunn at 41%. (997,236 for Perdue, 720,071 for Nunn) I expect it to tighten, but it has been 57% to 41% all evening, and with the 50% reporting-in of two heavy liberal enclaves, I would have expected a much more tight race. I'm starting to think Perdue will win without needing a runoff. Governor results are very similar.
  • Breaking Twitter - Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA

    11/04/2014 3:05:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 1,803 replies
    Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA - if those hold, GOP Senate majority is certain. Watch VA - closer than expected. Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA - if those hold, GOP Senate majority is certain. Watch VA - closer than expected.— Sean Noble (@seannobledc)
  • Kasim Reed: Ferguson mailers hurt Michelle Nunn

    11/04/2014 2:52:48 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 4 at 3:37 PM | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>Election returns from the Georgia Senate and gubernatorial contests will be closely watched tonight for what they might tell us about race, region and politics in the age of Obama.</p> <p>Democrats are hoping for evidence of a demographic realignment they could benefit from -- if not now, then perhaps in the coming years. And Republicans are looking to hold firm, maintaining their firewall among Southern white voters who have grown more and more Republican in recent years.</p>
  • Georgia, Connecticut: Voting irregularities reported on Election Day

    11/04/2014 11:08:20 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/4/2014 | unknown
    The office of Georgia's Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday that its website has been experiencing intermittent problems on Election Day. A website that provides poll location information was showing an error message earlier Tuesday. "We are experiencing difficulties with [our website]. Our IT folks are working on it. We're throwing resources at it to solve the problem," Jared Thomas, chief of staff and press secretary for the office, told CNN.
  • Election Day Brings Long Lines, Sporadic Problems

    11/04/2014 7:36:15 AM PST · by Cecily · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 4, 2014 | Nancy Badertscher and April Hunt
    On an Election Day with national implications in the U.S. Senate race and a deadlocked battle for governor, voters reported much longer lines than usual Tuesday morning and sporadic problems across metro Atlanta. Perhaps the most glaring problem: Voters reported having to pay to leave the parking lot adjacent to Georgia Tech’s student center polling site, despite signs announcing free parking. “We were told inside that we could get out for free with our Georgia voter stickers,” said Elizabeth Stell, an attorney in Atlanta who arrived promptly when polls opened at 7 a.m. “It took me maybe 15 minutes to...
  • GA Dem Michelle Nunn Hasn't Led In 7 of 7 Latest Polls

    11/03/2014 9:56:08 AM PST · by Hoodat · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Nov 2014, 9:13 AM PDT | John Nolte
    Democrats and the media have been making much of the fact that Democrat Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has a real chance to win Georgia, but the truth is that she has failed to post any kind of lead in 7 of the last 7 polls. Other than a tie in one poll, Nunn's Republican challenger, David Perdue, has not only led in every poll, but his lead has widened to 3 or 4 points. If neither candidate can reach the magic 50 percent plus one mark, there will be a run-off on January 6. Thus far, Perdue sits at a...
  • In Georgia, Michelle Nunn fadeout dashes Dem hopes, raises chance of outright GOP win [R 48 D 44]

    11/03/2014 7:58:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Washington Examener ^ | November 2, 2014 | Byron York
    For a brief time in mid-October, some Democrats believed Michelle Nunn, the party's Senate candidate in Georgia, could be the firewall that prevents a Republican takeover of the Senate. If Nunn could win the seat opened by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, then Republicans would need to pick up seven, not six, seats to take control. In half-a-dozen polls taken over a two-week period in the middle of October, Nunn led Republican opponent David Perdue in five, while the candidates tied in one. Democratic optimism surged. "National Democrats have just decided to pour $1 million into this race in Georgia,...
  • Michelle Nunn’s Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdue’s gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • Why isn’t Mary Landrieu smart enough to play the race card properly?

    11/02/2014 5:44:42 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    cfp ^ | 11/1/14 | g jarvis
    ‘Mary had a little scam To fleece the voters’ views And everywhere her campaign went Her race scam made the news.’ Most of us are dumbstruck by the over-exploitation of the race card by Democrats. Their exaggerated playing of the race card is incredibly cliched and worn out. Do they really think that voters are gullible enough to swallow their hokum? Do they really believe that the intellects of American voters are that small? If I were a black voter I would be incensed that Democratic candidates assume that I was boneheaded enough to fall for these idiotic racial accusations....
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races

    11/02/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 02, 2014
    New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races November 02, 2014 Republican Senate candidates are pulling away in the final days of key races, according to polls released this weekend. Republicans are either leading in Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana or will likely win runoff elections, according to a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday. In addition, the Republican nominee in Iowa, Joni Ernst, now has a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Rep Bruce Braley, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. Most polls have shown until now that the four races have essentially been deadlocked in the closing...
  • Myrtle Beach police charge Georgia police officer with sexual assault

    11/02/2014 1:19:26 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | 10/31/14 | Tonya Root
    A Georgia police officer was jailed Thursday on a sexual assault charge that occurred in 2011 in Myrtle Beach, according to authorities. It is the second arrest for Michael Luke Ledford, 46, of Columbus, Ga., according to news reports. Ledford was booked Thursday into the Myrtle Beach Jail on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to jail records. He was being held Friday. A Myrtle Beach police incident report, which did not list many details, said detectives received information from the victim that a sexual assault occurred sometime between March 25, 2011, and March 28, 2011, at a...
  • Desperate Democrats resort to race-baiting to spur black vote

    10/31/2014 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 9 replies
    Wash. Times ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The spate of campaign fliers that use images of lynchings, Jim Crow laws and the recent racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, to urge blacks to vote in next week’s election somehow failed to grab the attention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.The NAACP headquarters in Washington wasn’t prepared to answer questions about the fliers and mailers circulated in black communities in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina, despite widespread news coverage of it for the past week.“Can you send the photos of the literature and tell me the exact states they have been distributed in so that...
  • "Why I Am A Republican" - POWERFUL video by Black State Senator

    10/31/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 27 replies
    YouTube and Free At Last PAC ^ | 2013 (his PAC is making anti-Dem videos now) | Elbert Guilory
    You really want to watch this video. This is a link you will forward to your friends. You may decide to bookmark it so you can watch it again. A black Louisiana State Senator explains to his black brothers and sisters why he switched his party affiliation to Republican [see my comments]. You'll think he subscribed to a Best of FR feed, except that nobody on FR has ever put together all of these if-you are-black-in-fact-if-you're-an-American reasons to be a Republican instead of a Democrat so simply and eloquently in such a tight capsule. I think you'll enjoy hearing what...
  • Georgia judge rules against civil rights groups on voter registrations

    10/28/2014 1:37:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    A Georgia judge has denied a push from civil rights groups to force the state's secretary of State to add 40,000 recently registered voters to the rolls, a setback for groups working to register minority voters that could have a big impact on Georgia's hotly contested races next week. Judge Christopher Brasher has declined to issue a writ of mandamus filed by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP that would have forced Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) and local counties to make sure the voters the...
  • Survey USA: Senate race has flipped in Georgia [Perdue now leads]

    10/28/2014 1:15:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Going into the final week, the close Senate races are beginning to shake out — and perhaps get caught in the national wave. That may be the case in Georgia, where Survey USA’s polling shows a five-point shift in the race between Michelle Nunn and David Perdue to replace Saxby Chambliss. Last week, Nunn edged Perdue 46/44, but Perdue now leads 48/45 with seven days left. The “dramatic” difference, Survey USA reports, is among women: Compared to a WXIA-TV pre-election tracking poll one week ago, Democrat Michelle Nunn is upside down. One week ago, Nunn led Republican David Perdue...
  • Game-Changer! VIDEO UNEARTHED of Democrat Michelle Nunn Pushing Amnesty!

    10/27/2014 8:15:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Michelle Nunn wants you to believe she’s a “moderate.” She’s running as a Republican in conservative Georgia. Democrats always run as moderates. Then they get into office and push legislation to crush the middle class. Now there’s proof that Nunn is a diehard liberal… And she supports amnesty. GotNews unearthed video of Michelle Nunn pushing amnesty for illegal immigrants.
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Backs Michelle Nunn in Georgia, Trashes David Perdue

    10/27/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10/27/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Voters in Georgia have a pretty clear choice when it comes to a candidate for U.S. Senate — the Planned Parenthood endorsed Michelle Nun or David Perdue, who has the support of pro-life groups. The nation’s biggest abortion business is spending heavily to trash Perdue and make voters in Georgia wrongly think he opposes birth control. From a story: davidperdue2With Democrats increasingly pinning their hopes on Michelle Nunn winning a Georgia Senate seat, Planned Parenthood is among the groups sending reinforcements. For the first time, the organization’s advocacy and political arms are jumping into the race with digital ads and...
  • Arrest made in shooting of 1-year-old boy in SE Atlanta

    10/27/2014 3:13:37 PM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 23 replies
    A 17-year-old has been arrested for allegedly shooting a toddler in southeast Atlanta, police said Monday. Meanwhile, the 1-year-old boy is in danger of losing his arm and will undergo a second surgery, his family said. Investigators believe Rodrickus Robinson was caught in the crossfire when a group of men started shooting at each other Saturday night at Forest Cove Apartments on New Town Circle. Early Monday, Levar Antwan Reed was arrested in connection with the shooting, Officer Kim Jones with Atlanta police said.
  • Man Told To Remove His NRA Instructor Hat While Voting [VIDEO]

    10/27/2014 1:07:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 119 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-27-2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your...
  • Spoiler alert: rogues could determine fate of US Senate

    10/26/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | Oct 26, 2014 | Michael Mathes
    Independent or third-party politicians often roil American elections, and the current battle for Senate control could be determined by any of several unconventional candidates, including a pizza-delivering Libertarian in North Carolina. GREG ORMAN: This independent received a dramatic boost in the Kansas Senate race when the Democrat suddenly dropped out... SEAN HAUGH: A folksy, mild-mannered Libertarian who delivers pizza around Durham could hold the key to North Carolina on November 4. He is polling at six percent in a race where Democratic Senator Kay Hagan leads Republican Thom Tillis by half that margin.
  • How an 8-year-old's first touchdown resulted in a $500 fine, coach suspension

    10/26/2014 9:03:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 125 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | October 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM | By Allie Healy
    Elijah Burrell did what he was taught to do if he intercepted the football -- score a touchdown. But the 8-year-old's pick-six play wasn't much to celebrate after the team was fined $500 for violating the Gwinnett Football League's mercy rule... the Lawrenceville Black Knights were winning against their opponents, 32-0, in the fourth quarter. Burrell then intercepted a pass and went through with the touchdown, failing to comply with the league's mercy rule. That six-point score caused the Georgia-based team to surpass the 33-point rule, which earned the coach a week-long suspension and the team a $500 fine.
  • John Barrow pulls out his granddaddy’s anti-lynchin’ pistol again (Dem hits Boehner bill on amnesty)

    10/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    ajc.com ^ | By Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway
    Rep. John Barrow’s ad two years ago about how “my grandfather used this little Smith and Wesson here to help stop a lynching” was widely recognized as one of the best of the cycle. The Augusta Democrat is out today with a sequel in which he bears his grandfather’s gun again, and pulls out his concealed carry permit along with it. (SNIP) The main critique of Allen is that he supported, and Barrow voted against, a supplemental appropriations bill passed in early August to focus on the children coming across the Mexican border. It included a lot of money for...
  • The Wild Variations (Polling in GA,KY,SD)

    10/25/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Redstate ^ | By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 25th, 2014 at 10:41 AM |
    I have noticed some wild variations in polling in places like South Dakota, Kentucky, and Georgia. Places that should not be in play seem to be in play.
  • New Polls Show Democrats Have All The Momentum In Georgia Senate Race

    10/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/24/14
    A new CNN/ORC Poll is the latest in a long line of polls to show Democrat Michelle Nunn leading David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. More importantly, the CNN poll shows that Nunn would win a runoff between the two candidates. CNN reported, “Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday…Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is pulling 5% of the vote in Georgia, keeping Nunn and Perdue from reaching the 50% threshold….In a hypothetical runoff, Nunn still holds...
  • Does Georgia vote Democratic in 2014? Michelle Nunn is surging

    10/24/2014 8:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is not a mirage. In the Deep South, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is surging. Of all the polls in the field in October in the Peach State, Nunn has tied or enjoyed a slight lead over Republican nominee David Perdu. On Friday morning, a CNN/ORC survey showed Nunn with her widest lead yet – 47 to 44 percent – over her Republican challenger. A third party candidate is drawing another 5 percent of the vote while 4 percent remain undecided. That poll also found incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal trailing his opponent, Democrat and former President Jimmy Carter’s...
  • GA Senate: Nunn 47 - Perdue 44

    10/24/2014 6:26:06 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 69 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | CNN
    Excerpt - CNN poll: Nunn 47 - Perdue 43.
  • [Ferguson] Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (I-75/85 in downtown Atlanta)

    10/23/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 26 replies
    Ben Gray and Jon Gargis ^ | 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    A human blockade temporarily formed on I-75/85 northbound Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short time. No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added. . .
  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (Atlanta, I-75)

    10/23/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    The Atlanta Jounral Constitution ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short time. No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added.
  • From Texas To Wisconsin, Voters To Determine Transportation Policy

    10/22/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Curry
    In two weeks, voters decide which party will control the Senate and House, as well as choosing 36 governors and 6,049 state legislators.In some places voters will also be making transportation policy directly through ballot initiatives and referenda.A common factor in three states, Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin, is the attempt to ensure that some tax revenues are used only for transportation and aren’t diverted to other purposes.Texas voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment that would earmark revenue from the state’s oil and gas severance tax to the state highway fund. (You can see a TV...
  • Democrats Send Ferguson-Themed Pamphlets to Black Georgia Voters

    10/22/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democrats in Georgia are turning to the controversy in Ferguson, Missouri to bring out the vote for Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn on election day. A reader sent to the Atlanta Journal Constitution early voter turnout mailers dealing with the fatal shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and the conflict that has arisen from it.