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  • UAE Touts Helping U.S. Coalition Forces... USAID at Same Time Building Gas Pipeline Benefiting UAE

    05/08/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The United Arab Emirates embassy in the U.S. a little while ago bragged in a tweet that "UAE participated with US in 5 coalition actions in 20 years: Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Bosnia-Kosovo, Gulf War." U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor in response poses the question, "Does that possibly explain why the U.S. Agency for International Development is planning to build a 47 km. pipeline extension in the former Soviet republic of Georgia -- a project whose goal is to promote the UAE-owned Poti Free Industrial Zone near the Black Sea?" Just a thought. Related: "U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves...
  • First Veteran Exclusive Jail Dorm Opens

    05/07/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Georgia sheriff says he is opening the first county jail in the U.S. exclusively for inmates who are military veterans. "The people in the veterans dorm get access to programs that will hopefully be addressing their concerns or needs," said Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr. "When they transition back into the community we don't have the problem [of recidivism.]" Darr went on to say, true crime prevention is having people not commit the same offense or crimes over and over again. He wants to keep folks from circulating in and out of the jail system. And it's not costing...
  • Civil War shipwreck creates hurdle for government's $653M plan

    05/05/2012 6:24:33 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | AP
    Before government engineers can deepen one of the nation's busiest seaports to accommodate future trade, they first need to remove a $14 million obstacle from the past -- a Confederate warship rotting on the Savannah River bottom for nearly 150 years. Confederate troops scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union troops took Savannah in December 1864. It's been on the river bottom ever since. Now, the Civil War shipwreck sits in the way of a government agency's $653 million plan to deepen the waterway that links the nation's fourth-busiest container...
  • (Cheating) APS teacher ready to fight for her job

    05/05/2012 4:14:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 5/04/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    APS teacher ready to fight for her jobBy Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6:31 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 An Atlanta teacher accused of cheating says she's ready to defend herself against claims she changed student answers. Camille Neely was a third-grade teacher at Gideons Elementary, where a special state investigation claims widespread cheating took place in 2009 and other years. Atlanta Public Schools is trying to fire Neely for allegedly changing answers on state exams and lying about her involvement to special investigators. **SNIP** Atlanta Public Schools is in the process of holding termination hearings to get some 90...
  • U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves Forward

    05/04/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 4, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S is moving forward with plans to help finance a gas pipeline-extension benefiting United Arab Emirate royals. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported late last year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) intends to provide an unspecified level of financial support to build the 47 kilometer natural-gas pipeline in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The agency claims that the Kutaisi-Abasha project, as it is known, will provide “energy security” in the region. The endeavor as originally described was to promote the development of the Poti Free Industrial Zone on the Black Sea coast, “and secure power...
  • Cobb Parents Caution Their Children in Light of Trayvon Shooting Death

    05/03/2012 6:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | May 3, 2012 | Kiri Walton
    The country, including South Cobb, continues to dialogue about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and to watch the impending trial of George Zimmerman. Many parents are wondering what, if anything, they can do to prevent their children from becoming the next Trayvon, the 16-year-old boy Zimmerman admitted to shooting in what he said was self-defense. Martin was walking to his father’s home in a Sanford, FL subdivision from a local store. During the second Cobb United for Change Coalition meeting held Wednesday night, a child asked what he could do to prevent becoming “another Trayvon Martin.” The answers from...
  • Atlanta Bans Mexican ID Card After Anti-Illegal Immigration Activist Complaint

    05/01/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-01-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona A stalwart foe of illegal immigration has won a victory over sanctuary city policies in a major U.S. city. Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID - the infamous "Matricula Consular" card - for city government transactions. The city council voted to repeal the ordinance - which was adopted in 2004 - after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board - which was created after passage of Georgia's Arizona-style immigration law H.B. 87 in July 2010. The complaint, filed in February by longtime...
  • Parents: Driver lacks remorse for running over, killing child (Ran over baby-twice! )

    04/30/2012 2:00:07 PM PDT · by cowboybeebop · 24 replies
    WBSTV ^ | 4-28-2012
    On September 17, 2011, his wife was walking with Olivia in a crosswalk at Lenora Park in Snellville when Glass slammed into her and Olivia's stroller. "She came at us so hard and so fast out of nowhere, in reverse, In the wrong lane," Hellwig said. "She hit us once in reverse the first time, and if that's not enough kept driving, drove forward, and drove backwards again." "Her lawyer issued an apology, but there was nothing from her," Hellwig said. "I didn't feel any real remorse from her in court."
  • Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

    04/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters back state over fedsThe Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of...
  • Russian Is Massing Troops On Iran's North Border And Waiting for Western Attack

    04/21/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT · by Thorliveshere · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 09, 2012 | F. Michael Maloof
    <p>WASHINGTON – The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic, according to informed Russian sources.</p>
  • Wife of Augusta attorney wanted on rape charges

    04/16/2012 6:08:17 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    WFXG TV ^ | March 7, 2012 | Lauren Powell,
    Wife of Augusta attorney wanted on rape charges Lauren Powell, Executive Producer March 7, 2012 WFXG (Augusta, GA) RICHMOND COUNTY (WFXG) - The wife of an Augusta attorney is wanted for a Grand Jury Arrest Warrant for rape and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Caroline Neal, the wife of attorney Joe Neal Jr., is believed to be in the Greenville, SC area. Richmond County investigators say the alleged incident happened at the couple's Summerville home late last year. An 18-year-old babysitter says Mr. Neal gave her alcohol and marijuana and then sexually assaulting her. Mr. Neal turned himself in yesterday....
  • There Is Still Time (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/15/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 116 replies
    Vanity | April 15, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    While everyone is in the weeds counting delegates and wondering who Santorum will endorse (it will be Romney), few people are talking about the degree to which the GOP will be emboldened if Romney gets the nomination. It will be a sign to them they can get the evangelical, social and fiscal conservatives to fall in line, all they have to do is wait them out. A few days ago, Mark Levin said he was disgusted with the Republican establishment, right after he said, 'we conservatives have to work together to pull out a victory for Mitt Romney’, just one...
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • Gingrich and Paul Defy Calls to Rally Around Romney

    04/15/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT · by KSanders · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    With Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential field, clearing a path to the nomination for Mitt Romney, the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer is over, right? Well, not entirely. Despite the nearly unanimous view that Mr. Romney will be President Obama’s challenger in the fall, there are still two men — Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House — who have not yet agreed. In the face of scorn from their peers, they continue to campaign, even if fewer people are paying attention. Both men say they are seeking influence over...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Ringgold man shot in the chest during argument, other man not charged

    04/14/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 13 April, 2012 |
    A Ringgold man is recuperating from a gunshot wound after being shot in the chest by another man after the two were arguing. According to Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office reports: Robert Wilson, 37, of Ringgold, was shot in the chest Sat-urday afternoon, April 7, by a man who was doing yard work for Wilson’s next-door neighbor. The shooter, Dustin Talley of Fort Oglethorpe, was not arrested and is not currently facing any charges. Talley told police that he was acting in self-defense. Sheriff’s deputies responded to 63 Karen Drive in Ringgold about 12:45 p.m. on April 7 in regards to...
  • (Macon, GA) Easter egg hunt canceled after parents got violent

    04/06/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 53 replies
    Macon Telegraph via Fox 5 Atlanta/AP ^ | 6 April 2012 | Unattributed
    MACON, Ga. - An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years. This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won't be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.
  • The Russian Military Has an Action Plan Involving Georgia if Iran Is Attacked

    04/05/2012 11:52:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 4/5/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Russian Defense Ministry sources told the semiofficial news agency Interfax that action plans are being finalized to react to an armed conflict involving Iran and its nuclear program. The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces “calculates” that military action against Iran will commence “in the summer” of 2012. Since Israel does not have sufficient assets to defeat Iranian defenses, the Russian military considers US military involvement inevitable (Interfax, March 30). Bits of information have been appearing, indicating the essence of Russian military action. Last December it was disclosed that families of servicemen from the Russian base in Armenia have...
  • The Cutting Edge(GA knife preemption)

    03/28/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 27 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Cutting Edge March 26, 2012: Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Preemption Bill SB432 must be scheduled for a vote in the next three days or it will not become law. It is critical for you to take a moment and call the office of Georgia's Speaker of the House David Ralston and POLITELY request that he "please schedule SB432 for a vote as soon as possible." That's all the message you need to leave. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: 404-656-5020 Email:
  • New Black Panther Party leader arrested in DeKalb Co.

    03/26/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 24+ views
    WGCL-TV ^ | March 26, 2012 | Katie Kosciolek
    The DeKalb Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad Members arrested the New Black Panther Party's Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Nzinga, 49, recently announced that the New Black Panther Party is placing a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the shooter of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said Nzinga was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7x28 handgun. An investigation revealed that he pawned the gun at a Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on Rockbridge Road. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Nzinga's convictions of felony deposit account...
  • Russia's Stake in Syria and Iran

    03/19/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT · by U-238 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/18/2012 | Melik Kaylan
    Now that Vladimir Putin has allowed the Russian electorate to rubber-stamp him back into power, he can return with redoubled purpose to his consistently regressive interference in world affairs. That nobody is surprised at his obdurate defense of the regimes in Tehran and Damascus speaks volumes. Dictators support dictators, don't they? At this point Mr. Putin apparently doesn't mind much that anyone should include him in that category. After all, if Putinism could be defined by any single principle, if it had a formula, it would have at its core the "power now people later" approach common to all strongmen....
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Remembering Proposition 187

    03/16/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT · by Pelham · 17 replies
    The Social Contract Press ^ | Winter 2011-2012 | Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Change is in the air. States from Arizona to Virginia have enacted laws cracking down on illegal immigration. Some target the immigrants; some target their employers. Some rely on local police to do the job; others require that employers use the federal e-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Many of these statutes have been challenged in court. Some have been put on hold while others — including an Alabama statute regarded as the most stringent of all — have been endorsed by federal appeals judges. These initiatives share a common goal: enforcement of federal immigration laws, something...
  • Lindsey Graham blasts Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan(Rino not happy about wanting out of Afghan)

    03/14/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 23 replies ^ | Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2012 | By Ed O'Keefe
    A clearly miffed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential candidates Tuesday to temper their remarks on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, warning they run the risk of dividing the GOP and emboldening the Taliban. Graham, a vocal defender of military action in Afghanistan and previous operations in Iraq, said he was “very disappointed” with the former House speaker’s recent comments that the United States no longer has “the willpower or the capacity to do the things you have to do to fundamentally change” Afghanistan.
  • Liberals Dismayed that Southern Women Voted for Santorum and that I Still Exist

    03/14/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Karen Finney is the Democrat strategerist. She was on MSNBC last night. They were in total shock, total shock. "Santorum won last night! Santorum? Conservative women? How can this happen? " Karen Finney, big-time Democrat strategerist, said it hurt her that women voted for Santorum. FINNEY: (haltingly) Well... This woman vote really hurts me, I gotta say. (snickering) It's a little painful 'cause I'm wondering if those women really heard the full message that: Yes, there is the economy, but if you've gotta worry about your basic health care, how are you then gonna be able to...
  • Hearings first step to firing educators (cheating Atlanta perps hard to get rid of)

    03/10/2012 7:31:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 3/09/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Hearings first step to firing educators9 accused Atlanta educators to go before tribunals next week By Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5:38 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 Atlanta Public Schools next week will hold the first in a series of hearings necessary to fire educators accused of cheating, the district confirmed Thursday. After months of delay and millions spent in payroll and legal expenses, nine educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system’s widespread test cheating are scheduled to go before a tribunal. For the school district, it’s a chance to bring resolution to a case...
  • 'Mossad warns Turks of Iranian plan to hit Israelis'

    03/10/2012 9:46:05 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/08/2012 | Staff
    Turkish media reports Israel alerted Ankara that Iran Revolutionary Guards seeking to harm diplomats in Turkey. The Mossad has warned Turkey that Israel's diplomatic missions in the country could be in danger of Iranian "bomb attacks," Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Wednesday, citing a story aired on the NTV news channel. According to the report, the Israeli intelligence agency sent a letter to its Turkish counterpart warning of a plot by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force to attack Israeli targets on Turkish soil. Four individuals have already entered Turkey from Iran and are in possession of weapons and materials...
  • Corrupt Georgia Superior Court DISMISSES legal appeal of Obama eligibility ruling

    03/06/2012 9:21:18 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/6/2012 | Doug Book
    The Georgia Superior Court Clerk’s office did everything in its power to thwart the very filing of a legal appeal in Weldon v Obama, the case in which Judge Michael Malihi ruled that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and therefore eligible for the Georgia ballot. And the Superior Court itself has just dismissed plaintiff David Weldon’s appeal of that ruling. The numerous questions surrounding Malihi’s February 3rd decision and the clear errors of law and procedure upon which it was based have been discussed by countless members of the new media. And now Van Irion, head counsel for...
  • Gingrich wins Georgia, predicts 3rd comeback

    03/06/2012 5:11:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/06/2012
    ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich won the Georgia primary Tuesday, ending a weeks-long drought in the Republican presidential race for the former House speaker who quickly tried to capitalize by looking to upcoming Southern primaries. Far behind in the Republican presidential delegate hunt, Gingrich campaigned in Alabama even before the polls closed in Georgia, and predicted his neighboring state would mark a third resurgence for his up-and-down campaign. In visiting Huntsville, he also sought to get GOP voters to look beyond Super Tuesday, with Gingrich only assured one of the 10 states voting. "For the third time, we're going to come...
  • Fox News Projects Gingrich as Winner of Georgia Primary

    03/06/2012 4:07:59 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | March, 6, 2012
  • Corrupt Georgia Superior Court Dismisses Legal Appeal Of Obama Eligibility Ruling

    03/06/2012 1:22:15 PM PST · by GregNH · 13 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 3/06/2012 | Doug Book
    The Georgia Superior Court Clerk’s office did everything in its power to thwart the very filing of a legal appeal in Weldon v Obama, the case in which Judge Michael Malihi ruled that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and therefore eligible for the Georgia ballot. And the Superior Court itself has just dismissed plaintiff David Weldon’s appeal of that ruling.
  • Gingrich, Santorum battle for Bible Belt voters

    03/03/2012 7:55:23 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/3/2112 | Russ Bynam
    The GOP presidential candidates are fighting to win over conservative voters in the Bible Belt as the race takes on a more prominent Southern focus. After bowing out of recent contests north of the Mason-Dixon line, Newt Gingrich is staking his entire campaign on a big victory Tuesday in Georgia, where the onetime House speaker represented a suburban Atlanta district for 20 years.
  • Gingrich carries double-digit lead into Georgia primary (Mason-Dixon poll- Newt 38 R24 S22)

    03/03/2012 10:37:31 AM PST · by VinL · 13 replies
    AJC ^ | 3-3-12 | Sheinin
    Newt Gingrich is poised to win Georgia's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, as a new poll for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows him with a double-digit lead in a state that he represented for 20 years in Congress. The poll, conducted Wednesday through Friday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, shows Gingrich with the support of 38 percent of respondents. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are essentially tied for second place, with Romney favored by 24 percent and Santorum 22 percent. Only 3 percent of those polled said they plan to vote for Ron Paul. Another 12 percent are undecided. The poll's...
  • Santorum Declares Georgia In Play

    03/01/2012 5:54:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies · 22+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constittution ^ | March 01, 2012 | Craig Schneider and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    March 1, 2012 Santorum Declares Georgia In Play By Craig Schneider and Aaron Gould Sheinin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swept into Georgia Thursday searching for votes in a state that could be ripe for the picking. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has moved into a solid second place in the state, according to recent polling, and said he believes he can shock the political world in the state's primary on Tuesday. "There will be no bigger surprise than if on Super Tuesday Rick Santorum is the winner of the Georgia primary," Santorum said to about 100...
  • Georgia Democratic party exec resigns; chairman denies financial crisis

    02/27/2012 7:08:08 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10:27 pm February 26, 2012 | Jim Galloway, Political Insider
    The state Democratic party has problems. On Saturday, the chief of staff of the party, Page Gleason, handed in her resignation. The letter announcing her decision included these lines: I have dedicated my adult life to fighting for the Democratic Party and its ideals throughout the State of Georgia. The situation at the Democratic Party of Georgia, however, has made it impossible for me to continue serving effectively as your Executive Director. …I strongly recommend that the Executive Committee and the By-laws Committee review the sections of the Democratic Party of Georgia by-laws…. A thoughtful review and additional wording would...
  • Santorum town hall meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (GA)

    02/29/2012 5:46:11 PM PST · by writer33 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Dalton Daily Citizen/Georgia ^ | 02/29/12 | Charles Oliver
    Dalton will host its second presidential candidate in three days when former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum comes to town Thursday. Santorum, who is seeking the Republican nomination, will participate in a town hall meeting at City Hall at 8:30 a.m., according to campaign officials. State Sen. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton, said the public is advised to arrive early to go through Secret Service screening. Santorum’s visit comes two days after former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also seeking the Republican nomination, spoke to about 500 people at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. And it comes just five days...
  • Gingrich Zeroes In On Santorum In The South

    02/29/2012 12:46:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Local News 8 ^ | February 28, 2012 | Shawna Shepherd
    Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) -- NewtGingrich zeroed in on RickSantorum as a "big-labor Republican" Monday, and said the GOP presidential race is "going to redefine itself again" one week before crucial contests on Super Tuesday. The longtime Georgia congressman praised his opponent's successful early state strategy but predicted on February 28 Santorum will lose to Mitt Romney in Arizona and Michigan, two states Gingrich ceded so he could focus on March 6 primaries that include his home state and Tennessee,.. "You will see things start to clarify if, as people expect, you end up with a Romney victory in Michigan. I...
  • Gingrich crushing the field in Georgia

    02/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday. Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found. Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen. Both of those polls...
  • Georgia Presents its Infantry Fighting Vehicle 'Lazika'

    02/27/2012 4:06:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Civil Georgia ^ | 25 Feb.'12
    Georgia Presents its Infantry Fighting Vehicle 'Lazika' President Saakashvili attended a presentation of first-ever Georgian produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), Lazika, in the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi on February 25. “Lazika is equipped with remotely controlled weapon module and fire control system. It is armed with 23-mm cannon and 7.62-mm machine-gun. Its day/night thermal sighting system makes [IFV] capable to control fire, detect and locate targets in any weather conditions,” the president’s administration said in a statement. Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia told President Saakashvili that the IFV was currently undergoing “the last stage of testing.” He said that the...
  • Poll: Pennsylvania’s perking up for Rick Santorum; Update: Rick Within five of Newt in … Georgia?

    02/23/2012 7:00:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2012 | Tina Korbe
    In a GOP primary in which all four GOP candidates face the rare prospect of a home-state loss, Rick Santorum looks like he might be able to pull off a win in Pennsylvania, after all. Washington Wire calls attention to a new Franklin and Marshall College poll that has good news for the former senator from the Keystone State: Mr. Santorum [now leads] former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 45 percent to 16 percent. The other two candidates are in single digits: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich comes it at 9 percent and Ron Paul at 7 percent.Mr. SantorumÂ’s victories in...
  • Georgia Democrats propose limitations on vasectomies for men

    02/23/2012 3:37:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Cable News Network ^ | February 21st, 2012 | 06:23 PM ET | Jamie Gumbrecht
    As members of Georgia’s House of Representatives debate whether to prohibit abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant, House Democrats introduced their own reproductive rights plan: No more vasectomies that leave "thousands of children ... deprived of birth." Rep. Yasmin Neal, a Democrat from the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro, planned on Wednesday to introduce HB 1116, which would prevent men from vasectomies unless needed to avert serious injury or death. The bill reads: "It is patently unfair that men avoid the rewards of unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment...
  • Georgia Primary: Gingrich 33%, Santorum 28%, Romney 20%, Paul 9% (Rasmussen)

    02/23/2012 9:42:03 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 38 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/23/12 | staff
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the Republican Primary race in his home state of Georgia. A new telephone survey of Likely Georgia Republican Primary Voters shows Gingrich with 33% support, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum at 28%. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney runs third with 20% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with nine percent (9%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Gingrich taps Rick Perry on campaign trail in Arizona

    02/22/2012 12:16:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/12 01:50 PM ET | Alicia M. Cohn
    Rick Perry will campaign with Newt Gingrich and attend the GOP debate in Arizona on Wednesday, according to reports. It will be the Texas governor’s first public appearance with Gingrich since he dropped out of the GOP race and endorsed him last month. Perry dropped his presidential bid in mid-January, endorsing Gingrich just days before the South Carolina primary. Gingrich won the vote in the state, but has since fallen behind the other GOP candidates in the polls and has failed to win any other nominating contests. Perry’s appearance with Gingrich in Arizona is his first major campaign event for...
  • Should Georgia exempt itself from federal law?

    02/21/2012 10:09:59 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/21/2012 | Kristina Torres
    The measure has the backing of the Senate's top two leaders -- President Pro Tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, and Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock -- who have signed on as co-sponsors. "The federal government has excessively abused the authority of state and local governments for some time," Albers said, explaining why he sponsored the proposal. SR 889 has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Was The Georgia Secretary Of State’s Decision “Greased”?

    02/21/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by NJ_Tom · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    ”That thing was greased,” as they say in Chicago, referring to a political phenomenon known as “being handled before table.” Well, bloggers are asking, was it? Word now coming out reveals just two days after Secretary of State Brian Kemp gave Barack Obama the green light to appear on Georgia election ballots,, the Department of Energy awarded Kemp’s state an eye popping $8.3 billion loan guarantee to begin construction on two nuclear plants. In the face of “a shocking dissent by Nuclear Regulatory Commission CHAIRMAN Director Gregory B. Jazcko,” four other commissioners approved awarding Southern Energy the first nuclear construction...
  • Former CA Secretary of State Bill Jones Endorses Newt Gingrich

    02/20/2012 11:58:45 AM PST · by GVnana · 9 replies
    email from | 2/19/2012 | R.C. Hammond
    Former CA Secretary of State Bill Jones Endorses Newt Gingrich Atlanta, GA - Former California Secretary of State Bill Jones today endorsed Newt Gingrich for president, saying he has the "right knowledge and experience" to turn America around. "In these challenging economic times, we need a bold leader like Newt Gingrich who has the right knowledge and experience to get the American people back to work," said Bill Jones. "Newt's proven track record of balancing the budget and paying down the national debt is exactly the type of leadership we need in the White House. Newt is the only candidate...
  • Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Obama eligibility decision "greased" as crooks in Chicago say

    02/19/2012 9:34:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    ”That thing was greased,” as they say in Chicago, referring to a political phenomenon known as “being handled before table.” Well, bloggers are asking, Was it? Word now coming out reveals just two days after Secretary of State Brian Kemp gave Barack Obama the green light to appear on Georgia election ballots, the Department of Energy awarded Kemp’s state an eye popping $8.3 billion loan guarantee to begin construction on two nuclear plants. In the face of “a shocking dissent by Nuclear Regulatory Commission CHAIRMAN Director Gregory B. Jazcko,” four other commissioners approved awarding Southern Energy the first nuclear construction...
  • Herman Cain rallies Georgia crowd for Newt Gingrich

    02/18/2012 1:42:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-18-12 | Juliet Eilperin
    CUMMING, Ga.— Herman Cain may no longer be seeking the GOP presidential nomination, but he still has plenty of fans in Georgia. The erstwhile presidential candidate received a standing ovation at South Forsyth High School, where he introduced former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) at a county precinct meeting. “You know, I knew I had some friends in Forsyth County,” Cain said, as the crowd cheered. “But we’re here because we believe Newt Gingrich should be the next president of the United States in America.” “And contrary to what the mainstream, lame-stream, lapdog media want you to believe, he can...
  • Top GOP Senator Says ‘If Romney Loses Michigan, We Need a New Candidate’ (Anonymous Coward)

    02/18/2012 7:19:05 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 65 replies
    ABC The Note ^ | Jonathan Karl
    A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity. The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not. “We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win...