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US: Georgia (News/Activism)

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  • Liberals banking on AOC 2.0 scramble for Mark Kelly alternative in Arizona

    02/18/2019 4:17:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2019 | Seth McLaughlin
    When former astronaut Mark Kelly said last week he would run as a Democrat to try to unseat a sitting Republican U.S. senator in Arizona, the news sent liberal activists scrambling to try to come up with a candidate of their own. Left-wing groups urged Rep. Ruben Gallego, a vocal member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, to join the race to give liberals a more palatable option as they prepare for 2020. Across the country, those same liberal groups are eyeing next year’s elections with anticipation, hoping to prove that stunning primary season upsets in 2018, such as freshman Rep....
  • Elizabeth Warren heckled at Georgia campaign stop: 'Why did you lie?'

    02/17/2019 5:16:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/19 | Louis Casiano
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was once again reminded that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry and was heckled during a campaign stop in Georgia. While introducing herself to a crowd of about 1,000 supporters in a Lawrenceville high school, a man shouted “Why did you lie?" Warren replied back “Be easy, be easy,” while the crowd chanted her name and clapped. The man was holding up a campaign sign that read “1/2020” as he was quickly escorted out of the building. Warren released DNA results examining her possible Native American ancestry last year in response to criticism...
  • Arkansas becomes state #13 to pass the Convention of States resolution

    02/15/2019 7:09:29 PM PST · by Nateman · 33 replies ^ | February 13, 2019 | Kyle Key
    Little Rock, AR, February 14, 2019 – Convention of States Action, the largest Article V grassroots organization in the country, is pleased to announce that today Arkansas became the 13th state to call for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose fiscal restraints on Washington, limit its power and jurisdiction, and set term limits for federal officials. “We are very excited that Arkansas has become the 13th state to pass the Convention of States resolution,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “This success is the result of incredible grassroots effort in conjunction with great...
  • Abrams’ Nonprofit Faces New Liens; She Calls Them ‘Contractor Error’

    02/12/2019 12:35:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 10 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 12, 2019 | Greg Bluestein
    State regulators filed three liens worth about $3,500 in the past year against a nonprofit created by Stacey Abrams. The Democrat said through a spokeswoman that the liens were “entirely due to third-party contractor error” and that records still haven’t been updated despite timely payments. The filings involve Third Sector Development, an organization that Abrams created in 1998 that was slapped with four tax liens worth $13,000 between 2014 and 2016 citing unpaid unemployment contributions. Her campaign for governor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in February 2018 that a withholding error from a payroll service was to blame, and records show...
  • Police announce arrest in shooting death of businessman, philanthropist in Georgia

    02/11/2019 9:26:26 AM PST · by ETL · 52 replies ^ | Feb 11, 2019
    A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday in the shooting death of a beloved businessman and philanthropist who was gunned down while he waited for his wife in a CVS parking lot, Georgia police announced. DeMarvin Bennett, of East Point, Ga., was arrested Sunday in the death of Jack Hough, 73, an Air Force vet who was sitting in his car when he was fatally shot, Gainesville Police said. ..." Police found the gun they believed was used to kill Hough, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Sunday. Forensic evidence developed from the scene identified Bennett, of...
  • Nationwide Manhunt for 'Armed and Dangerous' Corrupt Lawyer who 'Stabbed his Mother to Death'[Trunc]

    02/09/2019 10:58:20 AM PST · by Cecily · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 10, 2019 | Luke Kenton
    Police have launched a nationwide search for an ex-lawyer who allegedly removed his ankle tracker and murdered his mother, after failing to surrender himself for a 30-year sentence. Richard Merritt, 44, was sentenced the one-and-a-half decades behind bars and another 15 on probation last month, after he was found guilty of stealing from and exploiting 17 of his clients. Given a week to 'get his affairs in order', Merritt never appeared at the County Cobb jail in Georgia to begin his sentence on February 1. US Marshalls headed to a Stone Mountain home to detain the disgraced lawyer but found...
  • Stacey Abrams SOTU Response Was Bizarre (And It's Based on Lies)

    02/06/2019 12:14:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 126 replies ^ | February 6, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams prepared the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Going into it, none of us really knew what to expect but honestly, the bar wasn't set too high. Abrams never conceded to Brian Kemp and she's continually pushed the idea that "voter suppression" (not the people's voice) is what kept her from winning her bid for governor of Georgia. Although the Democrats might not have known exactly what President Trump was going to address on Tuesday night, whoever wrote her speech cast a really, really wide net. She mentioned issues Trump didn't even touch on,...
  • Stacey Abrams, in State of the Union response

    02/05/2019 10:21:47 PM PST · by budj · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and a rising Democratic star, blamed President Trump for the partial government shutdown in her response to the State of the Union address -- calling the shutdown a "stunt" and its impact on federal workers a "disgrace."
  • 21 men arrested in football-themed child sex sting

    02/05/2019 9:02:04 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Kristen Reed
    Twenty-one men were arrested for allegedly arranging to have sex with a child. The GBI task force announced the arrests that followed an undercover sting that lasted five days, ending on Super Bowl Sunday. The men range in age from 20 to 55 and work in a variety of fields from rideshare drivers to construction and grocery store clerks. One of the men arrested was a behavioral health case manager. Some also were arrested for having illegal drugs on them, according to authorities. The sting was centered in Brookhaven, Ga. But included agencies across Georgia who are members of the...
  • Stacey Abrams SOTU response role comes with guaranteed privilege, hero status (doesn't hold office)

    02/04/2019 8:00:53 PM PST · by caww · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 2/4/2019 | Eddie Scarry
    She’s a female minority who can’t be held politically accountable for anything because she doesn't hold any office.......There is no other person on the national scene who enjoys more privilege among the national press than Abrams, who lost her bid for Georgia governor last year and refused to accept the result long after the writing was already on the wall. Even if she botches the response on Tuesday, Abrams will still be a hero for having taken on white male Trump. That's because she can expect the national media to frame the conflict as an epic battle between white and...
  • Super Bowl Viewership Falls To Lowest Since 2008 In Historically Low Scoring Game – Update

    02/04/2019 4:53:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 4, 2019 2:14pm | Dominic Patten
    The CBS broadcast game out of Atlanta was seen by a total audience of 100.7 million, according to CBS Sports. That number comes from when you add up everyone who watched on CBS the network, CBS Interactive, NFL digital properties, Verizon Media mobile properties, ESPN Deportes television and other digital properties. Besides being a very unique bundling spin on Super Bowl numbers that previous broadcasters haven’t shamelessly taken, that’s the first time the NFL’s big game on a network as fallen beneath 100 million viewers since 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII....
  • Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE in Atlanta: report

    02/03/2019 4:50:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2019
    Rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE in Atlanta on Sunday on allegations that he's actually a British citizen who overstayed his visa in the United States and may be deported. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA '21 Savage' during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta," ICE spokesman Bryan Cox told WSB-TV Atlanta. "Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon." Cox's statement continued, "Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered...
  • National Fixed League Has Fake Championship Today

    02/03/2019 10:40:22 AM PST · by Uncle Sham · 84 replies
    self ^ | 2-03-2019 | Uncle Sham
    Many who might not be interested might want to know that the National Fixed League is once again performing it's make-believe championship game later today in Atlanta, Georgia. We are being promised political knee jobs during the halftime show as well as real-looking referees handling the football portion of the show.
  • Conservatives frustrated over alleged deal for liberal 9th Circuit judicial picks

    01/30/2019 10:29:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    Conservatives warned the White House on Wednesday against striking a deal with California’s two Democratic senators to water down President Trump’s judicial picks for the West Coast’s federal appeals court. Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican close to Mr. Trump, said he will call and try to scuttle the negotiations, reported by The Wall Street Journal, that would have the White House pick one conservative, one consensus nominee and one liberal nominee for three openings on the already liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. “Why do we need to do a deal? This is totally within our purview. We...
  • Georgia man shoots, kills armed robber at Family Dollar

    01/29/2019 4:23:29 PM PST · by topher · 25 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 29-Jan-2019 | Paulina Dedaj | Fox News
    A customer shot and killed a would-be thief on Tuesday as he tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Atlanta, police said. The shooting took place in the early morning in DeKalb County. County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told WGXA that an unidentified suspect entered the store and pulled a gun on two employees.
  • Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response of the State of the Union

    01/29/2019 2:10:03 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | January 29, 2019 | Clare Foran and Phil Mattingly
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she has accepted an invitation to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address. Abrams has been talked about as a rising star in the Democratic Party. She gained a national following during her unsuccessful bid to become governor of Georgia last fall. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday said he called Abrams three weeks ago to discuss the idea and that she has since accepted.
  • Georgia TA: 'Some white people may have to die...'

    01/29/2019 1:20:25 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/17/2019 | Eduardo Neret
    A University of Georgia (UGA) teaching assistant wrote Wednesday on Facebook that "some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom." He added that to suggest otherwise is "ahistorical and dangerously naive." UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong made the comment during a conversation on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page. The comment has since been deleted. Osei-Frimpong claimed in May 2017 that Facebook suspended him for quoting from an article which detailed how Texas A&M professor Tommy Curry had said "in order to be equal, in order to...
  • Stacey Abrams chosen to give Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union

    01/29/2019 1:01:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/2019 37 mins ago | Andrew O'Reilly
    Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and a rising star among Democrats, will deliver her party’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union address next week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confirmed Tuesday. Abrams, who hoped to make history as the first black governor of Georgia and first female black governor of any state, lost November’s gubernatorial election to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, but her stock within the Democratic Party has remained high.
  • Abrams to Deliver Dems’ State of the Union Response

    01/29/2019 12:15:45 PM PST · by Cecily · 80 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 29, 2019 | Tamar Hallerman & Greg Bluestein
    Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week, giving the former gubernatorial candidate one of the nation’s most prominent pulpits as she considers whether to run for U.S. Senate in 2020. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters he asked her to deliver the address, which will air shortly after Trump finishes his address to a joint session of Congress next week, because “she has led the charge for voting rights, which is at the root of just about everything else.” The speech will be a pivotal moment for Abrams,...
  • Zuckerberg’s Lobbyist: ‘100 Percent’ Trump’s Base Will Back Amnesty

    01/29/2019 9:23:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | 29 Jan 2019 | Neil Munro
    Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration lobbyist says President Donald Trump’s 2016 voters will stick with him “100 percent” in 2020 if he signs amnesty legislation backed by the Koch business group. “Polling and common sense dictates this to be true,” said a tweet from Todd Schulte, director of the FWD.US lobbying group, which is trying to preserve the federal policy of importing more than 1 million new consumers and workers each year. He continued: People think the President is gonna see a bunch of people vote for a Dem or Howard Schultz if he signs a border and daca deal? This is...