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  • Gingrich to play up southern roots in Georgia campaign swing (Newt 43% Mittens 29% Santorum 12%)

    02/17/2012 12:40:44 PM PST · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Fox ^ | February 17, 2012
    ATLANTA – The campaign trail in Georgia is getting crowded. With less than three weeks left until the state's March 6 presidential primary, candidates in the topsy-turvy Republican race are turning their attention to Super Tuesday's biggest delegate prize. Newt Gingrich will play up his roots when he returns to his old home state to campaign for two days, beginning with a rally in Peachtree City Friday night. Surging after a trio of wins in recent weeks, Rick Santorum will focus on his evangelical base, appearing Sunday night at a "God and Country" rally at First Redeemer Church in Cumming....
  • Live Thread:Newt speaks at a Peachtree City, GA Rally February 17, 2012 7:30-8:30 pm.

    02/17/2012 10:33:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 6 replies
    2/17/2012 | nikos1121
    I'm going to try attend this rally tonight as it's open to the public. Will be at the PTC airport. If I can get in, I'll post pixx. Newt speaks at a Peachtree City Rally Friday February 17, 2012 - 7:30-8:30pm ET Hanger B4 500 Aviation Drive Peachtree City, GA Note: This event is free and open to the public
  • Bill proposes massive overhaul to Georgia gun laws

    02/17/2012 5:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 16 February, 2012 | Laura Diamond and Christopher Quinn
    Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in bars, public schools, most government buildings, college campuses and other locations under a sweeping gun bill filed in the House. In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from disarming people during states of emergency, and it would allow citizens to sue if that occurred. Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, one of the bill's co-sponsors, said Thursday that it strikes a balance between the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms, and personal property rights. For instance, any church or business,...
  • DeKalb mosque faces mounting violations (DeKalb County, GA)

    02/16/2012 7:44:32 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    WSB TV ^ | Posted: 2:56 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Leaders of a DeKalb County mosque face legal trouble after mounting code enforcement violations landed them in front of a judge. Mosque leaders said they are being harassed. Neighbors said it’s not a story about religion, but about code enforcement and following the rules. A judge had already put the mosque and its leaders on probation, but that hasn't stopped them from holding services. Attendees arrive by the dozens from around the metro area every Friday. Sometimes there are several hundred people, but their mosque doesn't look like most. "They would park in my yard and...
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • Gingrich expected to draw big crowd Saturday in Cobb

    02/15/2012 11:41:55 PM PST · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | February 16, 2012 12:41 AM | Marcus E. Howard
    MARIETTA — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is coming home to Georgia this weekend with a campaign rally in Cobb County. Gingrich, who represented much of Cobb and Marietta in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as speaker, will speak in southeast Cobb at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at the Galleria hotel, 200 Interstate North Parkway SE. The rally is open to the public. At least 300 people are expected to attend, but Gingrich usually exceeds such campaign estimates, said Susan Meyers, Gingrich’s southeast communications director and a senior communications strategist. The venue, in...
  • Herman Cain to join Gingrich in Georgia

    02/15/2012 3:39:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ajc ^ | 4:06 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Daniel Malloy
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Herman Cain will join Newt Gingrich on the campaign trail in Georgia this weekend. A Gingrich spokeswoman confirmed that Cain, a Stockbridge businessman and former presidential hopeful, will campaign with Gingrich at three appearances Saturday. Gingrich and Cain are scheduled to appear at a town hall Saturday at South Forsyth County High School in Cumming at 10 a.m., a town hall Collins High School in Suwanee at 11:30 a.m. and a rally at the Marriott Atlanta Northwest near Smyrna at 3 p.m. Gingrich will also hold a rally at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Atlanta Regional Airport in...
  • Randy Evans on why Newt Gingrich’s campaign isn’t finished

    02/14/2012 8:32:10 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    ajc ^ | 8:43 pm February 14, 2012 | jgalloway
    Randy Evans, the Atlanta attorney and long-time associate of Newt Gingrich, has posted a long, long defense of the viability of former U.S. House speaker’s campaign for president at Newsmax.com. It includes these paragraphs: Indeed, in Nevada, Gingrich proved that when deployed, his ground operations could outperform the Paul army. Second, that while in the next two major races Romney’s ability to outspend by 5 to 1 in attack ads and drive down turnout will have real impact in Arizona and his other home state of Michigan , the approach of Super Tuesday — with10 states and 437 delegates at...
  • Georgia officials join a growing list of Gingrich supporters

    02/14/2012 8:22:46 PM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Paulding County Republican Examiner ^ | February 14, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    (Paulding County, Georgia) Ahead of the much anticipated March 1, 2012 debate here in Atlanta, co-hosted by the Georgia Republican Party, Ohio Republican Party, and CNN, Presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich has assembled a large list of endorsements from elected state officials communicated through the Gingrich Political Southeast Director, Maria Strollo Zack. Among the state and local officials who are endorsing Newt Gingrich comprise of Georgia Congressmen Austin Scott, Lynn Westmoreland, Tom Price, Jack Kingston, and Phil Gingrey. Former Georgia officials include Congressmen Mac Collins, Bob Barr, and former State Representative and State Department of Transportation Member, Jeff Lewis. Former State...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Ga. poll gives Gingrich big lead over Romney (Mason-Dixon)

    02/11/2012 7:48:22 AM PST · by VinL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Poliotics ^ | 2-11-12 | ap
    A new poll shows Newt Gingrich maintaining a big lead over his Republican rivals in Georgia with less than a month to go before the state's March 6 presidential primary. The former House Speaker leads Mitt Romney 43 percent to 29 percent among likely Georgia voters, the poll says. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 12 percent and Texas congressman Ron Paul trailed with 6 percent. The poll shows Gingrich leading in every region of the state except metro Atlanta, where he and Romney are in a statistical tie. The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of...
  • GOP Presidential Candidates Address CPAC [Santorum, Romney, Gingrich]

    02/10/2012 3:56:22 PM PST · by thouworm · 22 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | February 10, 2012 | Santorum, Romney, Gingrich
    C-SPAN's coverage of the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) continues Friday with speeches by the leading presidential candidates and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. The three top GOP candidates for the Republican nomination -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum -- are taking a break from the campaign trial to address attendees. Rep. Ron Paul was invited to speak but will instead continue campaigning.
  • Billionaire Gingrich Contributor [Sheldon Adelson] To Cut Support

    02/10/2012 3:59:14 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 293 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jaywon Choe
    While billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have rescued Newt Gingrich’s campaign in its early days, today, he may have just buried it. Bloomberg News reports that Adelson, who has donated $11 million to Gingrich’s Super PAC, does not plan to send any more money Gingrich’s way. Bloomberg is citing an anonymous source “familiar with their deliberations,” though an Adelson spokesman declined to comment. The move seems to be weeks in the making. After poor showings by Gingrich in the last several races and the re-resurgence of Rick Santorum, the former House speaker has once again been pushed to the...
  • Will Dr. Romain Dallemand's Dream Become Macon's Nightmare?

    02/10/2012 10:17:39 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 3 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 2-10-2012 | Bill Knowles
    Back in 2010 before the hiring of Bibb County School Superintendent Romain Dallemand, I wrote an article called ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Dallemand and Mr. Hyde’ warning the citizens about the good doctor and what he has done in the past. Unfortunately, the ‘Macon Miracle’ plan is proving me to be correct. Below is a few of the things that Dallemand did before he came to Bibb County but I’ve updated it to show some things he’s done while he’s been here. It appears from every source that I have checked Dr. Dallemand is not a problem solver, but...
  • Bill Preventing Destruction of Guns Passes Georgia Senate Committee

    02/10/2012 7:19:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 9 February, 2012 | NRA
    Yesterday, Senate Bill 350 passed unanimously in the state Senate Judiciary Committee, along with an amendment submitted by bill sponsor and state Senator Don Balfour (R-9) that would require law enforcement agencies to begin the process of returning seized firearms within thirty days of a court’s final judgment. SB 350, along with the supported amendment, would mandate municipal, county and state police authorities return all seized firearms, not currently being held as evidence in a criminal investigation, to the lawful owner if able. If the lawful owner is not found or unable to take possession of the firearm, SB 350...
  • NRCC Announces New ‘On the Radar' Candidates

    02/10/2012 6:27:09 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    NRCC ^ | 02/09/2012 | NRCC
    Twenty-One Republican Candidates Take Steps Toward ‘Young Gun' Status Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) today announced its newest round of ‘On the Radar' candidates. By reaching the second step of the four-step ‘Young Guns' program, these Republican candidates have reached the fundamental benchmarks to place them on the road to victory. Now, these 21 candidates are ready to take on the Democrat establishment and return fiscal sanity to Washington. "These candidates have worked hard to meet the benchmarks that have been laid out before them and are determined to hold Washington Democrats accountable this November," said NRCC Chairman...
  • Georgia Bill: Concealed Gun Carrying without Permit

    02/09/2012 8:52:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 7 February, 2012 | John Velleco
    State Rep. Jason Spencer introduced legislation that will allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without first having to get a permit from the government. Rep. Spencer told Georgia Gun Owners that, “Law-abiding citizens should not have to be fingerprinted and cataloged like common criminals just to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property.” Indeed, violent thugs will not show up at the police station or sheriff’s office to apply for a permit. Yet, law-abiding gun owners are forced to apply for a permit, pay fees that can total more than $100, submit fingerprints, and then wait...
  • New nuclear reactors set to be OK'd for Georgia

    02/08/2012 6:35:56 PM PST · by matt04 · 29 replies
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to approve licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first approvals in over 30 years. The reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Co. They will be sited at the Vogtle nuclear power plant complex, about 170 miles east of Atlanta. The plant already houses two older reactors. Spokespeople for Southern Co. and the NRC were quiet on the matter Wednesday ahead of the vote set for Thursday at 12 PM ET. If approved, NRC staff would likely issue a construction and operating license...
  • Ga. court overturns assisted suicide restrictions

    02/06/2012 8:12:07 AM PST · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2002 | Associated Press
    ATLANTA – Georgia's top court on Monday struck down a state law designed to discourage assisted suicides after a legal battle brought by four members of a suicide group who said the law also violated free speech rights. The Georgia Supreme Court's unanimous ruling concludes the 1994 state law "restricts speech in violation of the free speech clauses" of the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. The court's opinion held that Georgia only criminalized assisted suicides that include a public offering to assist. It said the law didn't expressly prohibit assisted suicides, meaning some were legal in Georgia. The opinion, penned by...
  • Newt Gingrich leaves Las Vegas with plan to woo NASCAR voters, sweep South

    02/05/2012 5:21:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | February 5, 2012 | Shannon McCaffrey
    LAS VEGAS — Newt Gingrich is wooing NASCAR voters. As he charts a possible course to the Republican nomination, aides say Gingrich will paint frontrunner Mitt Romney as the candidate of the PGA golf tour while the former House speaker pursues the blue collar mantle of Dale Earnhardt. It’s a strategy that exploits the class warfare Gingrich professes to oppose. Still, it could pay dividends once the GOP race again swings South. Gingrich sees delegate-rich Texas as a firewall in April. But he must slog through more than 30 contests before that....