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  • Protesters stage sit-in outside Governor's mansion (Georgia)

    07/11/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 14 replies
    wsbtv ^ | 07/11/2016 | Carl Willis
    Protesters have gathered for a fifth night, this time starting in Buckhead at the Lenox Square MARTA station. Channel 2’s Carl Willis is with the protesters who marched through Buckhead. Around 8:30 p.m., police began arresting protesters marching down Peachtree Road. There is no word yet on what they may be charged with. More protesters continued to march on. By About 9:30 p.m. the group had reached the Governor's mansion on West Paces Ferry Road.
  • Georgia Gov. Sides with Everytown: Vetoes Campus Carry

    05/04/2016 6:18:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 5-4-2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    On May 3 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) took the action Everytown for Gun Safety had urged by vetoing campus carry legislation that had been on his desk for over a month. The legislation–HB 859–was passed by the Georgia House on February 22. On February 26, Deal took front and center in defending the bill, even suggesting that those who opposed it were using old arguments that had proven vacuous after other concealed carry expansions.
  • Governor Deal Vetos Campus Carry

    05/03/2016 3:19:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has vetoed HB 859, which would authorize the carry of concealed weapons by concealed carry permit holder on Georgia campuses. The bill was very popular in the legislature, passing with wide margins. The bill passed the House 113 to 59, and the Senate 37 to 17.From Governor Deal’s statement on the veto at HB 859 seeks to amend O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1, which relates to the carrying of weapons within school safety zones. It would add an exception to the prohibition of carrying or possessing a weapon in such school zones, to “any licensed...
  • Nathan Deal On Religious Liberty: ‘I See What’s Happening In North Carolina, Mississippi’

    04/14/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 27 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/13/2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation lands on his desk. In his first interview since his veto two weeks ago of House Bill 757, Deal said Tuesday he’s concerned religious conservatives who plan to revive the measure next year will put Georgia through another contentious debate. “I don’t want to go through the same process all over...
  • The “Bigger Problems” of Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal

    04/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 4/10/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The Governor of my home state of Georgia, Nathan Deal, has been soundly, and frequently, taken to task for his recent “Craven Capitulation” on religious liberty. I don’t wish to rehash the merits of the very weak bill Deal rejected (it only protected churches, religious schools, and “integrated auxiliaries”), nor do I wish to highlight again the rampant ignorance and hypocrisy of those who lobbied Deal to veto religious liberty in Georgia. What I would like to do here is give some explanation as to why I believe Deal caved on the defining moral issue of his governorship.
  • Opposition to 'Campus Carry' Bill at UGA Grows

    03/31/2016 7:02:38 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 12 replies
    Flagpole ^ | March 29, 2016 | Blake Aued
    Members of the University of Georgia community continue to add their voices in opposition to House Bill 859, the “campus carry” bill that would allow guns on most parts of the UGA campus. In the past week, parents of children enrolled in UGA daycare facilities and the College of Education faculty Senate have written letters to Gov. Nathan Deal urging him to veto it. They’ve joined the university administration, University Council, Franklin College faculty Senate and numerous individual students and faculty members.
  • Gov. Nathan Deal Cowers Before Big Business, Gaystapo

    03/29/2016 9:12:35 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/28/16 | Mollie Hemingway
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed religious freedom legislation similar to that adopted by the federal government and nearly half of the states, he announced. He says he would have accepted the legislation if it only protected pastors, but can’t countenance the protection of other religious adherents who are not clergy. As with other religious freedom bills, Georgia’s had faced strong opposition from the media and corporations. The media, which tend to be ignorant, at best, of religious freedom, mischaracterized the bill as “anti-gay.” Corporations that manufacture or market their products in China, Saudi Arabia, and other locations with deadly...
  • Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto (Georgia)

    03/28/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 28 replies
    Mike Crane for Congress website ^ | 3/28/2016 | State Sen. Mike Crane
    Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto March 28, 2016 “Today, we saw exactly why our government needs committed conservatives who never stop fighting to protect the Constitution. The announcement by Governor Deal is another example of how the political class is bought and paid for by corporations and lobbyists. Rather than standing up and protecting the 1st Amendment, the political class would rather sacrifice those rights to keep the money flowing. It is fair to note, that Governor Deal voted in favor of the Federal RFRA when in Congress. A RFRA that is far stronger than what...
  • Gov. Nathan Deal kills Religious Freedom bill

    03/28/2016 10:07:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Atlanta. JC ^ | 3/28/16
    Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed the controversial Religious Freedom bill, saying it "contains language that causes me concern." “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which I and my family have been part of all of our lives,” Deal said.
  • Georgia governor vetoes religious exemptions bill on gay marriage

    03/28/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2016
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday said he will veto legislation shielding opponents of same-sex marriage, after a groundswell of opposition from companies threatening to boycott the state if it became law.The Republican announced his decision during a news conference in his office at the Georgia Capitol, saying, “I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state."Deal added, “I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in...
  • BREAKING: Nathan Deal will veto Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

    03/28/2016 7:19:56 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 182 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/28/16 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said he will veto the “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism from gay rights groups and business leaders and presented him with one of the most consequential challenges he’s faced since his election to Georgia’s top office. The measure “doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people,” the governor said Monday in prepared remarks. He said state legislators should leave freedom of religion and freedom of speech to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Georgia Guts Religious Freedom Bill

    03/23/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 25 replies ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ryan T. Anders and Roger Severino
    On Wednesday night the Georgia legislature introduced new language to its religious freedom bill and passed the bill in mere hours. Haste makes waste. This new language significantly waters down a religious freedom bill that had real force even though it was, as we pointed out three weeks ago, already lacking in certain respects.
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower — featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell — would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyr’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • [GOP] Deal, Perdue each won with more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote

    11/08/2014 6:11:44 AM PST · by madprof98 · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/7/14 | Jeremy Redmon
    Republicans David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal each won more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote on their way to victory Tuesday despite staking out get-tough positions on illegal immigration, a new report shows. The Pew Research Center report shows Perdue defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn for his Senate seat with 42 percent of the Hispanic vote and 53 percent of the overall vote. Deal turned back a challenge from Democrat Jason Carter with 47 percent of the Hispanic vote and 53 percent of the overall vote. *** In exit poll surveys, Latino voters ranked the economy as the most...
  • Ted Cruz on Democratic ticket: It’s like ‘That ’70s Show’

    10/26/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 25, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    More GOP cavalry arrived in Georgia today as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal in Canton, invoking memories of long gas lines and stagflation as he attacked their Democratic rivals. “Here in Georgia, we’ve got on the ballot Jimmy Carter and Sam Nunn,” he said. “It’s like ‘That 70’s Show.'” The Texas firebrand echoed Perdue’s talking points by saying that an election of Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee, equals a stamp of approval for President Barack Obama’s agenda. Republicans need a net gain of six Senate seats to take control of the chamber, and...
  • WXIA Poll Shows Tight Race for GA Senate and Governor

    09/24/2014 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Bettyprob
    Peach Pundit ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Richards
    Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a makeshift boat carrying nine Cuban rafters landed in front of Key Biscayne’s multi-story oceanfront Mar Azul condominium. As the rafters – all men in their 20s, 30s and 40s - scrambled ashore, Mar Azul residents came out to take a peek, said Police Chief Charles Press. One condo resident shot video of the rafters as they walked away from the boat, which had inner tubes on the sides and what appeared to be an engine in the back. The words Brayan and Yoanni were painted on the back. Several were wearing soaked T-shirts, shirts and...
  • Jason Carter’s delicate dance on his grandfather’s Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carter’s camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpa’s views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didn’t come out strongly against his grandfather’s position. Carter’s strategists don’t want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Georgia Governor: Carter (D) 48%, Deal (R) 41%

    05/29/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05-26-2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    Incumbent Republican Nathan Deal trails Democratic challenger Jason Carter by seven points in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the Georgia gubernatorial race. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Carter with 48% support to Deal’s 41%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • E.J. Dionne: The gun supremacists’ folly (Dionne wets his pants)

    04/29/2014 11:03:26 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 27, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Have we gone stark raving mad? The question is brought to mind by the gun law signed last week in Georgia by Gov. Nathan Deal. You might have thought that since the United States couldn’t possibly have more permissive firearms laws than it does now, nothing more could be done to coddle the gun lobby and tip the balance of our statutes away from law enforcement. Alas, you would be wrong. -snip- Oh yes, and while conservatives claim to hate the centralization of power, this law wipes out a series of local gun regulations. The gun supremacists just don’t trust...
  • Georgia governor to sign 'unprecedented' bill expanding gun rights

    04/23/2014 3:45:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 4-23-2014 |
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation Wednesday expanding gun rights in the state. The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history," expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms. The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a...
  • Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law

    03/25/2014 12:18:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25,2014 | Herbrt Buchsbaum
    ATLANTA — Pro- and anti-gun forces do not agree on much, but they do agree on the breathtaking sweep of the Georgia legislation allowing guns in bars, schools, restaurants, churches and airports that is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Georgia GOP Rushing Approval of Common Core

    02/25/2014 1:47:56 PM PST · by RobaWho · 19 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Feb. 25, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Dear parents, teachers, preachers and voters – we need your help to stop the GOP led Common Core (CC) march into Georgia! Friends, we must STOP this CC bill in the Georgia House. House education hearings will begin next week after the GOP led Senate passes SB 167 this week. As Georgia Senator William Ligon admits, his bill DOES NOT give Georgia anything resembling a CLEAN BREAK from the Common Core standards but, it instead gives all local school districts the authority to choose to continue using CC math and/or English and Language Arts (ELA) standards or return to using...
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Calls Winter Storm That Snarled Atlanta 'Unexpected.' Really?

    01/30/2014 5:51:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 1/30/14 | Eric Zerkel and Chris Dolce
    In a briefing late Tuesday night, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal deflected criticism for the traffic nightmare plaguing Metro Atlanta saying in part that the crippling weather was "unexpected" and that government officials made preparations based on forecasts that called for "the majority of the effects of the storm" to be "south of here." "We have been confronted with an unexpected winter storm that has hit the metropolitan Atlanta area," the governor said.  But a timeline of winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories paints a different picture, one that shows that the governor and other government officials had nearly a day to prepare...
  • District attorneys weigh indictments in APS cheating case (Atlanta Public Schools)

    07/10/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 9, 2011 | Bill Rankin
    The Atlanta schools cheating case is now in the hands of three local district attorneys, who must decide whether the scandal is also criminal. District attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb and Douglas counties said they are reviewing the voluminous report by state investigators and will decide whether to seek indictments. Douglas County DA David McDade said Friday he expects it will take prosecutors a considerable amount of time to reach decisions. He noted that the GBI’s investigative file in the case amasses 120 volumes. As prosecutors consider their options, scores of current and former APS educators and administrators, some at the...
  • Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level (Atl Public Schools))

    07/06/2011 5:29:35 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 28 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 6, 2011 | Heather Vogell
    Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes.Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets.Area superintendents silenced whistle-blowers and rewarded subordinates who met academic goals by any means possible.Superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides ignored, buried, destroyed or altered complaints about misconduct, claimed ignorance of wrongdoing and accused naysayers of failing to believe in poor children’s ability to learn.For years — as long as a decade — this was how the Atlanta school district produced gains on state curriculum tests. The scores soared so dramatically they brought national acclaim...
  • Fox 5 banned from Nathan Deal immigration bill signing

    05/13/2011 3:45:53 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    AJC ^ | 3:54 pm May 13, 2011 | Rodney Ho
    Fox 5/WAGA-TV’s Justin Gray was blocked by state troopers from a public immigration bill signing held today by Gov. Nathan Deal at the Gold Dome. Why? Deal’s press office was angry about an unrelated, unflattering story Dale Russell had done the night before about Deal. Below is the story that upset Deal’s office. The campaign had paid $90,000 to a fund-raising company the I-Team had never heard of called Southern Magnolia Capital. Russell discovered that company was connected to Deal’s daughter in law Denise Deal. Phil Wilheit, identified in the story as Deal’s campaign manager, told Russell the transaction was...
  • Deal tells AJC he intends to sign immigration bill

    04/15/2011 9:11:04 AM PDT · by Dacula · 6 replies
    AJC ^ | 11:43 a.m. Friday, | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Gov. Nathan Deal told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that the immigration bill adopted by the General Assembly appears to meet his criteria for necessary and needed changes. Deal said he will review the legislation, House Bill 87, to be sure, "but at least the broad parameters of what we know are there appear to be consistent with what we would be agreeable to." The General Assembly approved the sweeping, Arizona-style bill Thursday in the final hours of the 2011 legislative session. Deal said he has been consistent since his campaign last year that he would support a "balanced immigration...
  • Gov Nathan Deal talks about GOP Governors Challenge to the Health Care Law

    02/10/2011 2:57:35 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/10/11 | Fox - Cavuto
    While we are all praying for repeal (ultimately) let's hope between the House defunding, the courts ruling unconstitutional and the Governors fighting that they can slow this thing to a crawl until we take back DC in 2012.
  • Newt Gingrich tells Georgia Republicans he’ll be a candidate in ‘12

    01/21/2011 2:31:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 71 replies
    AJC ^ | Friday January 21, 2011
    In the last 24 hours, former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich has touched base with several prominent Republicans in his former home state, telling them that he intends to make a run for president in 2012 using Georgia as his base – and that he already has his eye on office space in Buckhead for a campaign headquarters. Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich Gingrich met on Thursday with Nathan Deal, whom Gingrich endorsed during a critical phase of last year’s Republican primary for governor. House Speaker David Ralston introduced Gingrich Thursday night at a downtown Atlanta affair hosted by...
  • Nathan Deal quickly sheds Facebook friendship with ‘birther’ attorney

    09/09/2010 10:53:38 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 22 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 09/09/2010 | Jim Galloway
    The campaign of Nathan Deal says the Republican nominee for governor shed “birther” attorney Orly Taitz as a Facebook friend this morning, within minutes of finding out who she was. Taitz is the infamous attorney – the term is used loosely — who has persuaded a handful of military personnel, including officers, to resist overseas deployment on the fiction that Obama is a non-citizen and thus ineligible to be president and commander-in-chief. She’s currently fighting a $20,000 fine imposed last year by a federal judge in Columbus. On Wednesday, Taitz posted the following on her web site: If you recall,...
  • Breaking news: Handel calls Deal, concedes GOP nomination for governor

    08/11/2010 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Dacula · 149 replies · 2+ views
    AJC ^ | August 11, 2010 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Just in from Karen Handel: I want to thank all of my friends, supporters, volunteers and my campaign team for a tremendous effort over the last 16 months. We ran a terrific campaign, beat the odds to come in first place in the Primary, and came so very close in the runoff election. As of this morning, we are four tenths of a percentage point behind Nathan Deal with absentee ballots and overseas military votes yet to be counted. We certainly have the option of requesting the automatic statewide recount. But we are not going to do that. The best...
  • Gingrich Now Owns This Deal

    08/11/2010 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    With Karen Handel conceding to Nathan Deal in the race for governor in Georgia, Newt Gingrich's possible presidential campaign should not hang in the balance. There is no way, none whatsoever, that Deal would have beaten Handel if home-state icon Gingrich had not weighed in so heavily for him. He barely squeaked past Ms. Handel. But Mr. Deal has a pending federal investigation against him. If this investigation finds Deal to have seriously erred, and it costs Georgia Republicans the governorship, it is Gingrich who should get the blame. Gingrich already has insulted conservatives not just by endorsing DeDe Scozzafava...
  • Handel concedes to Deal

    08/11/2010 10:52:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies
    Politco ^ | 8/11/10 | Jessica Taylor
    Republican Karen Handel has conceded to former Rep. Nathan Deal in the Georgia runoff for governor, saying Wednesday morning it was best for the party to rally around Deal as the nominee. With only provisional ballots and military and overseas ballots uncounted, Deal held a slim lead of fewer than 2,500 votes over Handel late Tuesday evening, or a 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent advantage. While Handel could have requested a recount had the margin remained less than 1 percent, she said her campaign wouldn’t pursue that option and threw her support behind Deal. “As of this morning, we are...
  • Huckabee Backed Winner in George: What's teh Big Deal?

    08/11/2010 10:44:41 AM PDT · by · 50 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | August 11, 2010 | David Shedlock
    The headline could have read "Deal, Huckabee and Gingrich beat Handel, Palin, and Romney in Georgia GOP Governor Run-Off." Of course only Deal and Handel were running. Each candidate rises and falls on his or her own merits. As I posted earlier, endorsements may actually do more for or against the candidate doing the endorsing rather than the one being endorsed. But in Georgia Tuesday, Nathan Deal upset conventional wisdom and Karen Handel with a come-from-behind win in Tuesday’s run-off election. Handel lsot to Deal by only about 2500 votes after beating him handily in the primary race. Deal...
  • Huckabee gives late support to Deal

    08/05/2010 1:01:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/5/10 | Jessica
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is throwing his support to former Rep. Nathan Deal’s campaign for governor of Georgia on Thursday, just five days before the Republican runoff primary that pits Deal against former Secretary of State Karen Handel. The endorsement puts Huckabee at odds with two other potential presidential candidates — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — who have endorsed Handel, and places him in the same company as former House Speaker and Deal endorser Newt Gingrich. Deal spokesman Brian Robinson predicted that Huckabee, who won Georgia’s presidential primary in 2008, would help...
  • Poll: Handel leads Deal by 9 points in GOP runoff (Georgia)

    08/02/2010 8:39:16 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 27 replies · 30+ views
    AJC ^ | August 2, 2010 | AJC Staff
    The local Republican-oriented strategy firm of Landmark Communications is out this afternoon with the first polls in the Republican runoffs for governor and attorney general. In the governor’s race, former secretary of state Karen Handel has a nine-point lead over former congressman Nathan Deal, 45.8 percent to 37.1 percent. Undecideds were measured at 17.1 percent.
  • Sarah Palin: Getting a Handel in Georgia benefits the state and, ultimately, the entire country

    07/12/2010 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | Monday July 12, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    I’m proud to lend my support to a great commonsense conservative woman running for Governor this year in the Peach State. My recent visit back to this beautiful area allowed me to meet more of the patriotic Americans who call Georgia home and who are ready for a reformer to help strengthen their families, businesses, state and, ultimately, our United States. Karen Handel is that reformer. Throughout her career in public office – from serving as Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to Georgia’s Secretary of State – Karen has brought the common sense fiscal discipline and positive...
  • ChuckTodd- House GOPers have convinced GA Rep. Nathan Deal to postpone resignation

    03/04/2010 1:16:46 PM PST · by Chuck54 · 37 replies · 859+ views
    Apparently Representative Deal will NOT resign until the Health Care Bill is decided. Tweet from Chuck Todd
  • Awesome: GOP congressman to delay resignation so he can vote no on ObamaCare- Nathan Deal of Georgia

    03/04/2010 1:27:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 108 replies · 4,539+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2010 4:15 pm | Allahpundit
    Yesterday they needed 216 to pass it, now they need 217. Like Ace says: Nomentum. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal will delay his resignation from Congress by three weeks, citing intense pressure from House Republican leaders to remain and vote against President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system…News of Deal’s decision was inadvertently broken by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, who congratulated Deal on his decision.On Monday, before 100 supporters at the Gainesville Civic Center, Deal said he would leave Congress, effective March 8, in order to devote all his time to his campaign for governor. Obama could...
  • Raw Deal - What GOP Rep. Nathan Deal's resignation means for ObamaCare.

    03/03/2010 5:17:58 PM PST · by Fichori · 20 replies · 1,794+ views
    WSJ ^ | MARCH 2, 2010, 12:38 P.M. ET | JOHN FUND
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs one fewer vote to pass a health care bill thanks to the resignation yesterday of GOP Rep. Nathan Deal of Georgia. His departure next week will take sitting House members down to 431, meaning the magic number to pass health care drops to 216.
  • Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer (call this guy!)

    03/02/2010 9:32:17 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2009 | David Feddoso
    Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 03/01/10 10:13 AM EST Soon-to-be former Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga. An e-mail alert from Congress Daily: Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., announced today he will resign from Congress to devote his "full energies" to the governor's race, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. One of seven Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Deal will step down from the House next Monday. The earliest Deal would be replaced is probably late July, when Georgia holds its 2010 primary election. Among other things, this...
  • Birtherism in Gubernatorial Debate [Georgia, Rep. Deal doubles down on Obama's birth certificate]

    01/22/2010 10:06:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,693+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | January 22, 2010 | David Weigel
    Quite a catch by Jason Pye–Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), who has waged a fairly under-the-radar campaign to demand President Obama’s birth certificate, was asked about it at a gubernatorial forum. Incredibly, Deal doubled down. I don’t have any issues with his birth certificate, and I really don’t think it’s really something that is an issue in the governor’s race. None of these folks serve in Congress. None of them get asked the questions that I get asked by constituents, “tell me what the status of the president’s birth certificate is.” I have simply asked the president, “tell me where I...
  • The Barack Obama Nationality Question Heats Up

    01/09/2010 9:32:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 241 replies · 8,685+ views
    Big News ^ | January 9, 2010
    President Barack Obama's nationality scandal is gathering speed and refusing to go away now that Congress has got involved. There have been rumbles of unrest around the world regarding Obama's nationality since the day he stated he would run for the presidency. Now, after more than a year as president of the USA, the rumbles have turned into a full on eruption. The Barack Obama nationality scandal is refusing to burn itself out and seems to be gathering even more speed with Congressman Nathan Deal questioning the eligibility of Obama to hold the presidency. This is the first time in...
  • Barack Obama Nationality Scandal

    01/09/2010 1:34:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 310 replies · 6,765+ views
    Independant News ^ | January 9, 2010
    There have been rumbles of unrest around the world regarding Obama’s nationality since the day he stated he would run for the presidency. Now, after more than a year as president of the USA, the rumbles have turned into a full on eruption. The Barack Obama nationality scandal is refusing to burn itself out and seems to be gathering even more speed with Congressman Nathan Deal questioning the eligibility of Obama to hold the presidency. This is the first time in history that a serving president has been questioned about eligibility by a member of congress. Over the last week...

    01/06/2010 6:30:17 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 695 replies · 13,333+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | P. Patriot
    (Jan. 5, 2010) — The Post & Email can publicly confirm that on the first of December, last, U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal (GA-R) challenged the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of the U.S. presidency. Todd Smith, Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district, has confirmed today that Deal has sent a letter to Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility for the office of President of the United States of America. The letter was sent electronically the first of December 2009 in pdf...
  • Rep. Deal purportedly mailed formal request to BO for Birth Certificate

    01/05/2010 8:29:50 PM PST · by rocco55 · 46 replies · 2,263+ views
    Article dated 01/05/2010 from Phil from the Right Side After I reported on Rep. Nathan Deal’s (R-GA) forthcoming request for Mr. Obama’s birth certificate (along with a previous update), the following commentary from “Pixel Patriot” at the CitizenWells blog reports that Rep. Deal sent a PDF document to the White House on December 1, 2009: I have just spoken with Todd Smith, the Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district. (FACT) Representative Deal has sent a letter to Putative President Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility...
  • Official Request byCongressmen to See Obama's Birth Certificate-Straw Which Breaks This Camel's Back

    12/04/2009 4:47:27 PM PST · by cycle of discernment · 426 replies · 11,258+ views
    OFFICIAL REQUEST BY CONGRESSMEN TO SEE OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE WILL BE THE STRAW WHICH BREAKS THIS CAMEL’S BACK Political analysis by John Charlton Obama's presidential campaign was hailed for its forceful imagery, but after 11 months the public has come to understand the undisputed facts about him, don't fit the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. (Dec. 4, 2009) — Georgia’s representative in the U.S. House, Nathan Deal announced in early November that he and 10 House colleagues were going to sign a joint letter, asking Obama to publicly reveal his birth certificate,. The simple enough question was rebuffed and ridiculed...
  • Rep. Deal Wants Obama’s Birth Certificate; Let the Blowback Begin !

    11/07/2009 2:27:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 38 replies · 2,477+ views
    The Right Side of Life ^ | November 06, 2009 | Phil
    Apparently Rep. Deal knew he was going to stir up quite the proverbial hornet’s nest by seriously suggesting that he was going to ask the President to see his birth certificate. So, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (h/t PeachPundit), the castigations are now beginning. As you read through what I post from the article, below, I’m going to interject my own commentary into what the included public figures say, because I think most of them are seriously full of it; the idea that somehow someone is considered to be, essentially, other than rational for daring to question the President is,...
  • Nathan Deal says he’ll ask for Barack Obama’s birth certificate

    11/06/2009 9:02:06 AM PST · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,485+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11-5-09 | Jim Galloway
    U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, now a Republican candidate for governor, this morning declared himself in sympathy with those questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A. The occasion was an online chat the congressman had with supporters this morning. And the question came from Tom Crawford of Capitol Impact. Do you believe that Barack Obama is a native-born American citizen who is eligible to serve as president? I am asking because your comments on this issue have been a little ambiguous. I would appreciate your clearing this up. At 9:17 a.m., Deal tapped out this: I am joining...
  • Congressmen ask for Obama's birth certificate -U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal & "several colleagues" to ask

    11/05/2009 4:27:31 PM PST · by Man50D · 15 replies · 1,151+ views ^ | November 5, 2009
    The rest of the title: - U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and "several colleagues" to ask Obama to release birth certificate U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, now a Republican candidate for governor, this morning declared himself in sympathy with those questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A. The occasion was an online chat the congressman had with supporters this morning. And the question came from Tom Crawford of Capitol Impact. Do you believe that Barack Obama is a native-born American citizen who is eligible to serve as president? I am asking because your comments on this issue have been...