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  • Newt Gingrich: Trump's Putin press conference 'most serious mistake of his presidency'

    07/16/2018 3:23:29 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 286 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Newt Gingrich on Monday offered rare, scalding criticism of President Trump, demanding that the president explain the comments he made during his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the conclusion of their talks in Helsinki. "President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin," the former House speaker wrote on Twitter. "It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected—-immediately." Trump received widespread scorn on Monday after he said at the media availability that he has yet to see any compelling reason why the Kremlin would have interfered...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Teen on vacation survives nearly 10 hours in waters off St. Simons Island

    07/14/2018 5:06:40 AM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    https://www.actionnewsjax.com/ ^ | 7/12/18 | Amber Krycka
    T. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - A 19-year-old spent nearly 10 hours in the ocean fighting for his life. “Worst vacation ever, but also my most exciting ever,” said Blake Spataro. But it’s the kind of excitement we’d all like to avoid. “I was out there sitting by the shore when a rip tide washes me straight into the ocean,” he said. The teen was stranded in the ocean for nearly 10 hours. “I didn’t want to die out there. I was talking to God the entire night,” Spataro said.He screamed for help, but no one heard him over the waves...
  • Applebee’s waitress was stabbed after she brushed up against diner’s leg, cops say

    07/13/2018 11:44:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 13, 2018 | Chelsea Prince
    A waitress required 15 stitches after she was attacked by four women she served Tuesday night at a Henry County Applebee’s. The women beat and punched the waitress and stabbed her in the forearm with a steak knife, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told AJC.com. They allegedly took her tips before they skipped out on a $62.57 bill. Helgerson said it all started when the women were having dinner at the Industrial Boulevard location in McDonough, and one of the diners was sitting with her leg out in an aisle. “The waitress had brushed up against her leg,” Helgerson said....
  • Twilio Opens Buckhead Office, Plans to Hire 50 (Georgia)

    07/12/2018 7:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Atlanta Inno ^ | July 9, 2018 | Madison Hogan
    Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications platform company, has opened an office in Buckhead. According to company representatives, Twilio plans to add more than 50 employees at the new office in the next few years, including positions in sales, human resources and engineering. The Atlanta office will hold a recruiting event for some of these positions from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at WeWork Terminus. “Incredible momentum in Twilio’s customer base is fueling our need to expand the company’s presence in new regions,” George Hu, Twilio’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Atlanta brings us closer to...
  • Sitel Group Immediately Hiring 500 Full-Time Positions in Augusta Customer Experience Center (GA)

    07/12/2018 10:40:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Markets Insider ^ | July 11, 2018 | Press Release
    AUGUSTA, Ga., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sitel Group, a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 2.5 million customer experiences every day, announced today that it will be immediately hiring 500 full-time associates to support one of Sitel Group's largest retail clients – a multi-billion dollar global wholesale leader – and assist its shoppers through the online ordering process. Interested applicants should visit jobs.sitel.com and enter the keyword "Augusta" to begin the application process. Then, stop by our career fair taking place at the Sitel Group Augusta location. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet with...
  • UPS Set To Hire Up To 3,000 For Westside Atlanta Hub (Georgia)

    07/12/2018 10:28:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 12, 2018 | Parrish Walton
    In building its Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal Hub in Atlanta, the Georgia-based logistics giant knew it would need thousands of workers, and the hiring for these roles has begun in earnest. While the vast majority of these roles will be part-time, that still leaves around 700 full-time positions, too. What skills do you need to perform these tasks? For UPS, it’s all about work ethic. Chris Franzoni is the human resources director at the facility, and he told the AJC he and his team are looking for hard workers who show up on time. UPS is incentivizing those looking...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • GOP Enthusiasm Fueled By Trump Could Undercut Democrats' Midterm Hopes

    07/09/2018 8:22:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | Jul 8, 2018 | Asma Khalid
    Mike Davis didn't think Donald Trump could get elected. Davis is the kind of Republican who backed Ohio governor John Kasich in the 2016 primaries, the kind of Republican who subscribes to the Wall Street Journal. Davis, 64, is the former mayor of Dunwoody, Ga., a small city in the state's 6th Congressional District, one of the most highly-educated districts in the country. Ultimately Davis voted for Trump, mainly because he was worried about the tilt of the Supreme Court. With the nomination of another conservative justice expected on Monday, following the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and a...
  • Subway Employee Calls 911 on Black Family Because She Thought They Would Rob Her

    07/05/2018 5:59:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Root ^ | July 5, 2018 | Breanna Edwards
    Add eating out as a family on your way back from vacation to the list of things that black people can’t seem to do in peace. A family of seven who stopped at a Subway in Coweta County, Ga., on Monday to eat dinner said that they had the police called on them while they were there because of their race. The employee’s 911 call was released and in it, she could be heard saying that he needed someone to respond “now” because the family kept going back and forth the bathroom and maybe putting soda in water cups, according...
  • MEET THE MILLENNIAL GEORGIAN INSPIRING ASIAN-AMERICAN VOTERS

    06/30/2018 7:56:59 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    OZY ^ | June 2018 | Nick Fouriezos
    Sam Park picks at his lunch at El Torero, a Mexican restaurant in Duluth, a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. It’s a somewhat ironic choice, given that the 32-year-old politician could have picked from dozens of nearby places to emphasize his Korean heritage in a neighborhood where Eastern churches and Asian grocery stores abound. This is home, though. And so the fact that Park knows his tacos as well as his Korean BBQ is kind of the point. Increasingly, the area will be known less as the “Seoul of the South,” than simply the modern iteration of “the South.” Gwinnett County,...
  • Suspended Worth County sheriff pleads not guilty in third case (already indicted for sexual battery)

    06/24/2018 1:10:46 PM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    WFXL ^ | June 22, 2018 | Alexandria Ikomoni
    Suspended Worth County sheriff made another court appearance Friday morning. Jeff Hobby’s appearance was for the arraignment on his third case. This case is about the illegal recording device found in the attorney-client room in the Worth County Jail. According to the Worth County District Attorney's Office, Hobby pleaded not guilty for the 89 counts of eavesdropping and surveillance that invades the privacy of another and the one count of violation of oath of office.
  • Would-Be Robbers Get Plugged With Bullets After Messing With the Wrong Armed Couple

    06/17/2018 9:20:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 17, 2018 | Cillian Zeal
    Several would-be robbers got an impromptu lesson in the Second Amendment outside a supermarket in suburban Atlanta, all thanks to the fact that they messed with the wrong couple. According to WSB-TV, the men were shot after approaching a couple outside of a Kroger in Decatur, Georgia, on Friday. Details are still sketchy, but police say the men followed the pair out of the store just after 4 p.m. and tried a robbery of some sort. That’s when one of the targets pulled out a gun and shot the men. “It was chaos,” one witness said. “I saw the guy...
  • Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton
    Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River. “Look, it says Trump!” he shouted. “What do you know about Trump?” I asked. “Do you like him?” “Yeah,” he answered without hesitation. “He’s our president. He keeps us safe.” Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so...
  • Amazon to hire 1,000 for new furniture warehouse in Georgia

    06/16/2018 1:46:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Woodworking Network ^ | June 3, 2018 | Bill Esler
    JEFFERSON, Ga. - Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) formally announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Jefferson, Georgia. The 850,000 sq.ft. facility will help Amazon move more deeply into furniture and other large items. When opened, Amazon will create 1,000 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state. A warehouse currently operating in Jefferson describes positions as paying up to $11.50 per hour, and handling items up to 49 lbs. “Georgia has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding...
  • Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police

    06/13/2018 8:52:13 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 6/13/2018 | ESPN online
    Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police 11:32 PM ET ESPN Kevin Brown has gone from striking out big league batters to retiring would-be mail thieves. The longtime major league pitcher seemingly put an end to a recent run of stolen mail in his north Macon, Georgia, neighborhood, apprehending a 15-year-old boy and another man before their arrests Wednesday. According to a report by The (Macon) Telegraph, Brown hid in a neighbor's yard and waited for the alleged thieves to swipe some mail. When they tried, Brown caught them, holding them at gunpoint until police...
  • Supporters hold vigil for Reality Winner, accused NSA leaker

    06/08/2018 10:45:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.wistv.com/ ^ | 6/4/18 | Destiney Burt
    LINCOLNTON, GA (WFXG) - In two days it will have been one year since Reality Winner was identified as the source of a leaked National Security Agency memo. An investigative website -- The Intercept -- posted a story based on that memo about a Russian government hack into computers at a voting machine company. The report said at least one email account was compromised. Winner, a government contractor at the time, allegedly leaked the document to The Intercept. Sunday, June 3rd, almost a year later she is still in jail - charged with violating the Espionage Act. Her mother, Billie...
  • Newly-elected Ga. official refuses Bible, takes oath of office on 'Autobiography of Malcolm X'

    06/07/2018 5:26:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    TheWashingtonTimes ^ | 6/07/18 | Victor Morton
    One of the new council members in one of Georgia’s biggest cities picked Malcolm X over the Bible for her swearing-in. Mariah Parker was sworn in this week to represent District 2 on the Athens-Clarke County Commission and refused to take her oath of office on the Bible, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “They asked if they would like the Bible and I said no. My mother asked if there was a copy of the Constitution around. No,” Ms. Parker told the AJC. “I wanted Malcolm’s book,” she said, referring to “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” which, despite its title, was...
  • Georgia county official takes oath of office on Malcolm X autobiography

    06/07/2018 2:15:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Aris Folley
    A 26-year-old doctoral student elected to be Athens-Clarke County Commissioner took her oath of office Monday holding her hand not to the bible, but rather a copy of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” According to The Atlanta Journal-Constituion, Mariah Parker, who won the seat by 13 votes, ran as a progressive, declaring on her campaign website that “it’s time for bold, progressive leadership in Athens.” “They asked if they would like the Bible and I said no. My mother asked if there was a copy of the Constitution around. No,” Parker, who studied linguistics and is a rapper who goes...
  • Cop Who Was Fired After Ramming Suspect With Car Hired By Nearby County

    06/05/2018 6:43:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/5/18 | Nina Golgowski
    A Georgia police officer fired a day after video captured him hitting a suspect with his patrol car during a chase has been hired by a nearby sheriff’s department. Taylor Saulters, who was a rookie in the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, was picked up by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, its sheriff announced on Facebook. “I have known him since he was a baby and I know he will be a great asset to our county,” Sheriff David Gabriel saidSaulters, who was fired on Saturday, remains the subject of a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for...