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  • New Cruz ad: Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton

    02/12/2016 8:15:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    As Matthew Continetti remarked on Twitter, whoever handles Team Cruz' campaign ads deserves a raise - assuming this comes directly from the campaign, as MSNBC reported today. While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders argued over the record of Henry Kissinger and the foreign policy of the Nixon administration, the Cruz campaign launched a pitch-perfect shot at Hillary in this Office Space spoof. Rather than destroying a printer, however, "Hillary" and two aides destroy an e-mail server while the soundtrack raps out, "Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton": ...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 6:28:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 197 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • WATCH: Debunking anti-Cruz myths (video)

    02/11/2016 6:35:03 PM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Trevor Loudon
    There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate. Why create false...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Ted Cruz: Closest to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 6:13:48 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the best bet for returning Ronald Reagan's principles to the White House.The controversial radio host said on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" Wednesday that no other Republican presidential candidates have come this close to Reagan in terms of articulated, implementable conservatism."If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan," Limbaugh said. He...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

    02/11/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 11, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest. Cruz's presidential campaign is set to announce Thursday that he now has the support of nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties. "Conservatives in...
  • SC Poll: Trump 32, Cruz 26, Rubio 20, Bush 10

    02/11/2016 9:35:08 AM PST · by TBBT · 91 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Bill Kristol
    I've just heard from a political operative whom I've known a long time and whose integrity I trust. This person is working with an organization—not one of the campaigns—that was in the field (using a very reputable pollster) Wednesday night in South Carolina. Here's what the pollster found:
  • SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)

    02/11/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016
    SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)...
  • “Our Hands Are Tied Because Of This Damn Brother-Sisterhood Thing”

    02/09/2016 3:59:28 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 50 replies
    For decades, students at Spelman — the elite historically black women's college — have spoken out about instances of sexual assault committed by students from Morehouse College, their unofficial brother school. Now, in the wake of a petition, protests, and a federal investigation, their messages are ringing louder than ever. Why haven't we heard them?
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Georgia Executes Its Oldest Death Row Inmate, 72

    02/03/2016 12:19:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 3, 2016
    Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, its oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago. Brandon Astor Jones was pronounced dead at 12:46 a.m. Wednesday after an injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted in the 1979 shooting death of suburban Atlanta store manager Roger Tackett. Jones declined to make a final statement in front of witnesses but agreed to have a prayer read.
  • Georgia set to execute its oldest death row inmate

    02/02/2016 2:08:51 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 2, 2016 | Kate Brumback
    Georgia’s oldest death row inmate, who was convicted in the 1979 killing of a convenience store manager, is set to be executed Tuesday. Brandon Astor Jones, 72, is scheduled to be put to death by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted in the shooting death of Cobb County convenience store manager Roger Tackett. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, which is the only entity in Georgia authorized to commute a death sentence, on Monday declined to grant clemency for Jones. As is its custom, the board did not...
  • Woman Thwarts Robbery (71-Year-Old Women Forced Intruder Out at Gunpoint)

    02/01/2016 3:57:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Morgan Citizen County ^ | January 31, 2016 | Patrick Yost
    A 71-year-old Buckhead convenience store owner forced a suspected armed robber out of her store at gunpoint last Thursday morning. Janet Willis, owner of Buckhead Grocery on Seven Islands Road, said 21-year-old Prince William Dennis entered her store at approximately 5 a.m. Willis said Dennis demanded the keys to Willis' vehicle, which was parked in front of the store. "He said, 'I want your car,' I said, 'so do I.'" Willis said she pressed a "panic button" under a counter at the store and the man saw her and became agitated and forceful. "He said 'I have killed my mother,...
  • Jimmy Carter to Address British Parliament.

    01/30/2016 7:24:24 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/16
    Former president Jimmy Carter on Wednesday will make a rare address to the upper chamber of the British Parliament to draw attention to the eradication of the Guinea worm disease, according to the Associated Press.
  • Student who is police officer made to leave class because he had gun

    01/30/2016 4:54:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 71 replies
    WALB ^ | 1/30/15 | Andrew Gorton
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - On Wednesday, a police officer was escorted from a classroom at Darton State College. The officer is a student at the college, and was wearing his full police uniform. The teacher was reportedly uncomfortable with having a gun in the classroom, and asked the officer to be escorted out. The university has issued a statement, reading: "Darton State College is appreciative for the service of our law enforcement, and welcome them as students on our campus. We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this...
  • Law Enforcement Could Seize Semiautomatics Under Ga. Bill

    01/29/2016 12:02:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 29, 2016 | 11:57 AM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Georgia lawmakers have put forth several gun control bills this year, including a measure that would call on law enforcement to seize and destroy what the proposal deems "assault weapons" from gun owners. A major purpose of HB 731 is "to designate certain weaponry and ammunition as contraband and to require seizure of such by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation." ...
  • A Georgia Tech fraternity fight spills into the state Capitol

    01/29/2016 7:26:35 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 15 replies
    “Double-secret probation” has been brought to an end at Georgia Tech. The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is no “Animal House.” And Tech President Bud Peterson is no Dean Wormer. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that arguments over frat-house behavior and student justice rarely spill over into the holy confines of the state Capitol. But that’s what’s happening. And the fraternity may be winning. Last August, an African-American woman lodged a complaint against Phi Delta Theta, alleging that members of the fraternity shouted racial slurs at her from the windows of their campus house. The fraternity denied that any such...
  • Lynn Westmoreland Won’t Seek Re-election (GA alert)

    01/26/2016 4:04:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | January 7, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    Party operatives suggested there would be a crowded primary field to replace Westmoreland and that there is no “heir apparent” who was tipped off to his departure ahead of time. Potential candidates include: •State Sen. Mike Crane, who was elected in 2011 to represent Coweta and Heard counties. •Former State Sen. Majority Leader Ronnie Chance, who declined to seek re-election in 2014. •State Sen. Rick Jeffares, who represents portions of Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties. GOPAC, which recruits and trains Republicans at the state level to run for higher office, made him an “Emerging Leader” in 2011. •State Sen. Joshua...
  • American reported killed while walking on Caribbean beach with her husband

    01/25/2016 2:00:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 25, 2016
    An American tourist was brutally stabbed to death at a deserted beach on the Caribbean island of Grenada Saturday, according to police who say the suspect quickly turned himself in. The 39-year-old woman had been walking in the sand with her husband when the attacker stabbed her with a cutlass, a short sword, The Telegraph reports.
  • Atlanta Paper Epitomizes Gun Grabbers’ In 2 Sentences Back-to-Back (Georgia dem gun grab)

    01/24/2016 2:10:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 16, the Atlanta Progressive News (APN) used one sentence to explain a Democrat-proposed ban that will require owners to hand over "assault weapons" by the end of October 2016 and in the very next sentence mocked pro-gun citizens who "are already yelling that Democrats are trying to take their guns away.” In other words-Sentence 1: New Democrat-proposed bill means your "assault weapons" will be taken away. Sentence 2: Pro-gun people are already trying to malign the law by claiming Democrats want to "take their guns." Here are APN's exact words: This bill will require people who possess assault...
  • Trump holds 10 point lead over Cruz among Georgia voters, poll shows [Trump 33% Cruz 23%]

    01/19/2016 8:03:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    jax-cdn.com ^ | Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 5:22 am | Walter C. Jones
    ATLANTA Donald Trump's 10-point lead over Ted Cruz among Georgia voters is as strong as anywhere in the country, according to a survey for Morris News Service released Monday. Trump claims one out of every three people questioned who said they plan to vote in the March 1 primary or 33 percent. Cruz has the allegiance of nearly one in four or 23 percent, up from 16 percent on Dec. 18. The other candidates were in single digits in the survey of 803 likely voters conducted by automated callers to phones and mobile devices. It was conducted Sunday by OpinionSavvy...
  • Psychiatrist arrested after 36 of his patients died

    01/15/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 40 replies
    WMBF (NBC Affiliate) ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Adam Harding
    JONESBORO, GA (CBS46) - A psychiatrist was arrested after 36 of his patients died, 12 of whom passed away due to overdose on prescription medication. Doctor Narendra Nagareddy's office in Jonesorbo, just south of Atlanta, was raided by DEA agents Thursday. Dr. Nagareddy is accused of violating Georgia's Controlled Substance Act. "The search warrant [alleges] 36 of his patients have died, 12 of whom were autopsied with cause of death being overdose on prescription medication," said the Clayton County District Attorney.
  • 10 U.S. sailors in Iranian custody

    01/12/2016 2:26:41 PM PST · by Signalman · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/12/2016 | By Barbara Starr, Jim Sciutto and Jim Acosta,
    Washington (CNN)Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody after two small U.S. naval craft apparently briefly entered Iranian territorial waters, a U.S. senior defense official said Tuesday. The official, however, expects the situation to be resolved quickly. A senior administration official said there is nothing to indicate this was anything hostile on the part of any entity in Iran, adding that the U.S. has received high-level assurances that the sailors will be released promptly. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told CNN's Jake Tapper that President Barack Obama will be in touch with members of Congress about the incident. "Certainly,...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says

    12/29/2015 4:26:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | June 12, 2002 | MICHELLE MUNN
    A yearlong investigation into whether Clinton administration aides left the White House in fraternity-party disarray as they vacated the presidential premises has turned up about $15,000 in damage, according to a government report released Tuesday. Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) asked the General Accounting Office last June to look into allegations that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the "W" keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen. "The Clinton administration treated...
  • Prof to all white Americans: Admit your 'racist poison' [John 8]

    12/29/2015 4:30:31 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    A college professor has taken to the New York Times to implore "white America" to go to "war" with itself over its alleged racism. Professor George Yancy of Emory University published "Dear White America" as a "gift" for white people. His challenge: "White America, are you prepared to be at war with yourself, your white identity, your white power, your white privilege?" Yancy, a black professor, told Times readers Dec. 24 that, just as he considers himself sexist, all white people should admit to possessing latent racism. "I can see your anger. I can see that this letter is being...
  • Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stop Four Violent Crimes in Five Days

    12/26/2015 9:03:00 PM PST · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | Dec. 26, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Macon, Georgia, December 26, 2015: A Warner Robins man told police that he shot and killed a man who tried to rob him. According to police, it happened around 8:10 p.m. on Christmas night on the 100 block of Oakridge Drive. . . . Antonio Bagley, 29, told [police] Jerrell Walker tried to rob him so he fired his pistol at him. Walker later died from a gunshot wound to the torso. Bagley has not been charged, and the case is still under investigation. . . .
  • US Tehran, Iran Embassy hostages finally compensated

    12/25/2015 11:31:35 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 24, 2015 | AFP
    American hostages held in Iran will get up to $4m compensation each from the US government - 36 years after ordeal The former 1979 American hostages in Iran will get financial compensation after US lawmakers included a payment provision in spending legislation The men and women were taken hostage by militant Iranian student groups at the US embassy spending 444 days in captivity They will be given restitution of up to $4.4million each, or $10,000 for each day they were held There were 66 original captives in the Iran hostage crisis with 13 released in November 1979, and one was...
  • Bill would prohibit gun sales to divorcing spouses (BLATANTLY Unconstitutional!)

    12/22/2015 6:01:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    A Georgia attorney shot by her estranged husband in 2014 is pushing state legislators for a law to stop spouses from buying weapons while going through a divorce. April Ross, a prosecutor for Fulton County, Ga., was left paralyzed by multiple bullets fired by her husband, Tranard McConnell, who later took his own life. Ross was shot April 25, just two days after filing for divorce to end her three-year marriage. Ross told WSBT she later learned her husband had purchased guns and ammunition shortly before shooting her. Now, she is working with state legislators to pass a bill to...
  • McDonald's employees' vicious brawl in Georgia parking lot is caught on camera by shocked customer

    12/22/2015 6:15:28 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 12/21/2015 | Hannah Parry
    Two female McDonald's workers have been caught on camera brawling in the parking lot of a Georgia restaurant. The women were captured fighting outside on a customer's cellphone who was sat filming from her car. She later uploaded the video online where it has been seen more than 120,000 times.It is not yet known what sparked the vicious fight between the pair.Both wearing their blue McDonalds uniform shirts, the footage begins with the pair squaring up to each other in the parking lot. Their co-workers quickly attempt to intervene in the row, and stand in between the women.The video shows...
  • Poll Shows Trump Still Favorite In Georgia And South Carolina Among Likely GOP Voters

    12/19/2015 8:20:12 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | December 18
    Billionaire Donald Trump remains the top choice for South Carolinians and Georgians likely to vote in the Republican primary, capturing 28 and 35 percent, respectively, according to results of an Opinion Savvy poll. People were asked which candidate they would support out of 13 candidates running in the primary to determine the Republican presidential nominee. When the choices were limited to only five candidates, 32 percent chose Trump in the South Carolina poll, while 40 percent selected Trump in Georgia. The two states parted ways on their No. 2 choice, however. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz came in second in the...
  • Desertions Slow Progress of Afghan Air Force Training in U.S.

    12/18/2015 6:17:27 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Mujib Mashal
    The latest case involves two airmen who were last seen at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 4, two weeks before they were scheduled to graduate and return to duty in Afghanistan. They are still being sought...Most of the Afghan airmen now being trained at Moody Air Force Base are pilots and maintenance crews for 20 new Brazilian-made A-29 light attack planes, bought for the Afghans by the United States at a cost of $427 million...Colonel Lawhorn said a total of 80 Afghans were now being trained at eight American air bases. General Wardak gave a higher...
  • New FOX 5 Poll: Trump Has Huge Lead in Georgia [Trump 34% Cruz 15.8% Rubio 12%]

    12/17/2015 11:50:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 63 replies
    fox5atlanta ^ | Dec 17 2015 02:07PM EST | Cal Callaway
    ATLANTA, Ga. - A new FOX 5 poll conducted after Tuesday night's CNN GOP presidential debate shows businessman Donald Trump with a huge lead among likely Georgia voters. The poll conducted by OpinionSavvy for FOX 5 shows Trump with 34% of the surveyed voters, followed by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 15.8%. The only other candidate in double digits is Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 12%. A second question which limited choices to the top tier of candidates creates a virtual tie for second between Cruz and Rubio. In that second horse race question, Trump's support shot up...
  • Lawsuit by ex-Atlanta fire chief critical of homosexuality to proceed

    12/17/2015 10:52:51 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | December 17, 2015 | David Beasley
    ATLANTA (Reuters) A federal judge will hear a high-profile discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Atlanta fire chief who claims he was fired for his religious beliefs after publishing a book critical of homosexuality. In a 2013 self-published book, 'Who Told You That You Were Naked?,' Cochran called homosexuality 'vulgar' and 'the opposite of purity.' Cochran distributed about 20 copies of the book at work, and the city fired him early this year after employees complained to city council members, city attorney Robert N. Godfrey said.
  • 'Take Off with Ted' Savannah Rally (December 19 9:00 am)

    12/15/2015 9:40:51 AM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    'Take Off with Ted' Savannah Rally Saturday, December 19, 2015 Doors Open: 9:00 am Program: 10:00 am Ottawa Farms 702 Bloomingdale Road Bloomingdale, GA 31302 Register for the event.
  • 'Take Off with Ted' Atlanta Rally (December 18 4:30 pm)

    12/15/2015 9:07:09 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    'Take Off with Ted' Atlanta Rally Friday, December 18, 2015 Doors Open: 3:30 pm Program: 4:30 pm Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field Hawthorne Aviation Hangar 1723 McCollum Pkwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30144 Register for the event.
  • Black Lives Matter activists spar on Twitter

    12/14/2015 3:55:21 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 4 replies
    Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 12.13.15 | Jennifer Brett
    Two key and prominent leaders of the influential Black Lives Matter movement, DeRay Mckesson and Atlanta’s Shaun King, publicly sparred via Twitter Sunday night and shortly thereafter starting trending. The disagreement apparently stems from a financial matter. “I’ll keep this brief, but I’ll begin by saying that Shaun King blocked me when I asked questions re: planning/money re: JusticeTogether,” Mckesson posted Sunday evening, referring to a now-shuttered charitable organization.
  • San Bernardino victim who shielded co-worker

    12/13/2015 5:36:30 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/15 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    The man who saved a co-worker by shielding her with his body during the San Bernardino shooting was remembered in an emotional funeral on Saturday. Shannon Johnson, 45, of Los Angeles, received a hero's funeral in his home state of Georgia 10 days after the attack where he and 13 others were killed in California. One of the health inspector's colleagues wounded in the attack, Denise Peraza, said later that Johnson wrapped an arm tightly around her as bullets went flying and assured her: 'I got you'.k
  • Flashback: Iowa Poll: Gingrich Leads Paul, Romney

    12/12/2015 3:19:39 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 03 Dec 2011
    A surge in support for Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has made him the new front-runner in Iowa, which holds the first of next year's U.S. presidential nominating contests, according to a closely watched opinion poll published Saturday. Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, up from just 7 percent in late October, the poll conducted for The Des Moines Register newspaper found. --- Texas Representative Ron Paul and Romney finished second and third, with support at 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Support for Minnesota Representative...
  • Teacher asks 13-year-old Muslim student if she has a bomb

    12/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2015 11:27 AM EST
    The father of a Muslim middle school student says a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. Abdirizak Aden said the teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, stopped his 13-year-old daughter, who wears a hijab, and asked if she had a bomb. ...
  • Ted Cruz to Visit Georgia on December 18th and 19th

    12/11/2015 7:13:22 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | December 11, 2015 | Jon Richards
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will visit Atlanta and Savannah next weekend as part of a “Take-Off With Ted" tour that will include twelve rallies in seven SEC Primary states in one week. The candidate will appear in Atlanta at 4:30 PM Friday, December 18th, and Savannah at 9 AM on Saturday the 19th.A new poll commissioned by WSB TV shows Cruz in second place behind Donald Trump, with 19% of Republicans supporting him. Details of where Cruz will appear will be available soon. In addition to Georgia, Cruz will visit Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • Georgia Teacher Asks 12yr old Muslim student if she has a bomb in her backpack

    12/11/2015 4:11:35 PM PST · by ealgeone · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-11-15 | regina f graham
    A Muslim parent is upset after his eighth-grade daughter was asked by a teacher if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. Abdirazik Aden, who was born in Somalia, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his daughter was heading to class at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia when a teacher stopped her to ask what she had in her backpack Monday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3356630/Georgia-teacher-asks-Muslim-student-10-bomb-backpack.html#ixzz3u3pn5fM8 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • EXCLUSIVE: Newt Gingrich: ‘The Country Is in Rebellion,’ Trump Can ‘Kick Down the Doors’

    12/11/2015 3:46:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Patrick Howley
    Newt Gingrich told Breitbart News that the country is in rebellion against the coastal power centers and that Donald Trump might be the candidate who can "kick down the doors" of the establishment. Former House speaker Gingrich weighed in on Trump's rise. "I think he represents a different era" in the same conservative movement, Gingrich said. "The system has become so incompetent and outrageously buracratic. The centers of power are so, so in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, that the whole rest of the country is in rebellion. And people are looking for somebody who can kick down...
  • Poll: Trump lapping the field in Georgia [Trump 43.1, Cruz 16.2, Rubio 10.6, Carson 6.7]

    12/11/2015 12:07:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2015 | By Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is the overwhelming leader in the Georgia primary, according to a poll released Friday. The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll, first reported by Channel 2 News in Atlanta, shows the real estate mogul with 43.1 percent support in the Peach State, distantly followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), with 16.2 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) places third in the poll, with 10.6 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 6.7 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 4.8 percent. Carson had 18 percent support in the state in the same poll in September. The retired...
  • Missing Afghan men who were training at Georgia Air Force base reportedly identified

    12/11/2015 10:35:54 AM PST · by mojito · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2015 | Unattributed
    The two Afghan nationals who were training at a Georgia Air Force and were reported missing earlier this week have reportedly been identified Thursday. Several federal law enforcement agencies are searching for Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah, unnamed Air Force officials told Channel 2 Action News. The officials said the two men were a part of a 23-man group learning to fly and maintain an A-29 fighter plane at Moody Air Force Base outside Valdosta. The Homeland Security and State Department have taken the lead, the Moody Air Force officials said in a statement Thursday and reiterated that they didn’t...
  • Air Force withholding names, photos of missing Afghans

    12/10/2015 1:21:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    Moody Air Force Base officials are not releasing the names or photographs of two missing Afghan trainees. Capt. Korey Fratini said Wednesday the decision to not release the names is a U.S. Air Force decision and not one that has been made by the base commander. "It is a matter of policy," Fratini told The Valdosta Daily Times. The Air Force has maintained a policy of not releasing the names or images of any Afghan personnel in the interest of their personal safety and the safety of their families back in Afghanistan, the captain said. Fratini said the fact the...
  • Packed house for active shooting seminar

    12/10/2015 6:10:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 41 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 | Dan Klepal
    The Marietta High School auditorium was packed Wednesday night, but not for a performance of the Nutcracker or some other holiday play. The 800-capacity theater was overflowing with people who spent two hours learning how to increase their odds of surviving an attack by an active shooter. The program, called Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event, was put on by the Marietta Police Department and combined a lecture of best practices, with video training and 911 calls from actual mass shooting events. The major take-away: be aware of the surroundings; have a plan; and take action as soon as...
  • Sanctions Against Iran Remarks Announcing U.S. Actions [Jimmy Carter Flashback]

    12/09/2015 10:25:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The American President Project Archive ^ | April 7, 1980 | President Jimmy Carter
    Ever since Iranian terrorists imprisoned American Embassy personnel in Tehran early in November, these 50 men and women—their safety, their health, and their future—have been our central concern. We've made every effort to obtain their release on honorable, peaceful, and humanitarian terms, but the Iranians have refused to release them or even to improve the inhumane conditions under which these Americans are being held captive. It must be made clear that the failure to release the hostages will involve increasingly heavy costs to Iran and to its interests. I have today ordered the following steps. Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury...
  • Donald Trump swastikas appear in Atlanta

    12/09/2015 3:28:07 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 9 Dec 2015 | Joe Kovacs
    Achtung, political fans! Images of Donald Trump on swastikas are now making their debut into this presidential race. Police in northeast Atlanta spent much of Wednesday morning trying to scrape the swastikas from at least two bridge supports in the area. The symbols feature a cartoon of Trump sporting a Hitler-style mustache and a bow tie made out of money. Their appearance comes only days after Trump's controversial call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. until a proper vetting process is developed. Trump said in a statement released Monday there should be a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims...