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  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    12/18/2014 11:03:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    ABC News Via Yahoo! ^ | 12/18/14 | ALISON LYNN and MATT GUTMAN
    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying. “They messed up,” Alecia Phonesavanh told ABC News' "20/20." “They had a faulty search warrant. They raided the wrong house.” In the spring of 2014, the Phonesavanh’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin, was destroyed by fire. Homeless with four young children, they packed one of their last remaining...
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • 11-year-old girl steals $10K, takes cross-country cab ride

    12/15/2014 7:24:42 AM PST · by Borges · 22 replies
    KARK ^ | JEREMY TANNER
    An 11-year-old Arkansas girl on a mission pilfered $10,000 from her grandmother and called a cab — to go to Florida. Like so many rash decisions that feel like destiny, young Alexis Waller figured it was the only way she could reunite with a boy she met while vacationing two years earlier. They had been communicating ever since, she told KARK. So Waller gathered up the cash her grandmother kept in a sock drawer and quietly left their Bryant home after nightfall. Unsure where to go, she walked to a nearby gas station and convinced a stranger to take her...
  • List of Republican Senators Voting For Obama's Executive Amnesty Order (RINOs)

    12/15/2014 3:21:16 AM PST · by sr4402 · 42 replies
    vanity ^ | 12/15/2014 | self
    Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Barrasso (R-WY) Coats (R-IN) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Enzi (R-WY) Flake (R-AZ) Graham (R-SC) Hatch (R-UT) Heller (R-NV) Johnson (R-WI) Kirk (R-IL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Toomey (R-PA) Wicker (R-MS) Not Voting Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
  • Senate Averts Shutdown Fears [until Wednesday]; Fights Over Nominees

    12/13/2014 2:03:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. Lawmakers took a break in their intrigue long enough to send Obama legislation that provides funds for the government to remain open until Wednesday at midnight, easing concerns of a shutdown. A separate, $1.1 trillion long-term funding bill remained in limbo. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, a potential presidential candidate in 2016....
  • Dems try to OK Obama picks; funding deadline nears

    12/13/2014 12:27:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2014 2:54 PM EST | David Espo and Donna Cassata
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea partyer Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. The weekend session unfolded as measures that could prevent government operating funds from running out at midnight remained in limbo. Even so, there was little apparent concern about a shutdown that Democratic and Republican leaders said they wanted to avoid. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, R-Texas. One likened his actions to his role in...
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • "Potomac Fever" strikes again, Ethics panel slaps Gingrey on way out of Congress

    12/12/2014 7:22:17 AM PST · by BobNative · 8 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 11, 2014 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON — As U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey heads for the exits, the House Ethics Committee issued a “letter of reproval” Thursday for Gingrey’s actions on behalf of an Ellijay bank.The committee publicly revealed its findings that the Marietta Republican gave “special favors or privileges” to the since-failed Bank of Ellijay by allowing it to meet in January 2009 with top Treasury Department officials, a member of Congress and a high-ranking congressional staffer about its pending application for funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Gingrey helped start the bank and his investment in it was worth as much as $500,000,...
  • Ebola cases require rare dual air ambulance rescues

    12/11/2014 7:43:15 PM PST · by Nancy29 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 11, 2014 | Jason Sickles
    There has been an apparent first in the fight against Ebola this week. According to flight records, the private jet company contracted by the State Department to transport Ebola patients flew two air ambulances to West Africa on the same day. Until Wednesday, Phoenix Air had flown only one Ebola-fighting mission at a time. A second Gulfstream jet featuring the ability to treat infectious patients in flight had been held back in case of an emergency with the first aircraft. But last month, the Georgia-based operation finished customizing a third jet to handle the specialized medical equipment.
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • Army will take 160 female Ranger School volunteers

    12/06/2014 6:40:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12-5-14 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army’s plan to conduct an integrated Ranger School assessment in 2015 is looking good — interest is so high that the number of female volunteers must be cut to 160 candidates. All women selected by their commands and units will take part in the two-week Army National Guard Ranger Training and Assessment Course. Those who successfully complete the pre-Ranger course at Fort Benning, Georgia, will then move on to Ranger School, which is held 11 times a year.
  • In Top 10 States With Most Abortions, 60% of Babies Killed Were Black or Hispanic

    12/05/2014 2:32:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | 12/5/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    As LifeNews previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its national abortion report last month and the new statistics show the number of abortions in the United States have declined to a historic low. However, unfortunately, a new analysis reveals that out of the ten states where the most abortions occurred, 60.48% of the babies killed were African American and Hispanic. blackbaby6According to the Census Bureau, Blacks and Hispanics comprise only 13.2% and 17.1% of the population respectively; however they get 37.3% and 22% of all abortions. Additionally, while it definitely isn’t news that Planned Parenthood targets minority...
  • American possibly exposed to Ebola being transferred to Atlanta hospital

    12/03/2014 8:59:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-3-2014 | Tami Chappell
    A U.S. healthcare worker who had been in West Africa and may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The patient will be monitored and observed for signs of infection. The hospital said it did not have a time of arrival and was unable to share more details "out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with the patient's wishes." It did not say where the patient is currently located or when he or she returned to the United States.
  • Boy missing 4 years found behind false wall in Georgia

    12/01/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/29/14
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia.... Five people at the home were arrested, including the boy's father and stepmother. They have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, the Journal-Constitution reported. The boy's mother, who lives out of state, was traveling to Georgia to be reunited with her son, police said.
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • Atlanta fire chief suspended for publishing Christian views of homosexuality

    11/29/2014 10:17:10 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/27/14 | Ben Johnson
    Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended for one month without pay, ordered to undergo sensitivity training, and told by government officials to check his beliefs “at the door” for publishing a book affirming that homosexuality and other forms of sex outside marriage violate the Bible's teachings.
  • Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well (NPR)

    11/28/2014 7:04:59 PM PST · by Drango · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2014 | Eric Deggans
    For The Walking Dead, it was less like a conversation between two characters and more like a mini manifesto. The moment came during an episode called "Four Walls and Roof," as Bob Stookey spoke to hero Rick Grimes about a central theme this season: keeping your humanity in midst of a zombie apocalypse. "We push ourselves to let things go, and then we let some more go and some more ... and pretty soon there's things we can't get back," he tells Rick. "And if you let too much go along the way, that's not gonna work." "This is the...
  • Atlanta fire chief suspended over book controversy

    11/24/2014 4:02:01 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/24/14 | Katie Lesley
    Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he describes homosexuality as a “sexual perversion” akin to bestiality and pederasty. Mayor Kasim Reed’s spokeswoman Anne Torres said the administration didn’t know about “Who Told You That You Are Naked?” until employees came forward with complaints last week. . . . Cochran has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training and has been barred from distributing copies of the book on city property after a number of firefighters said they received them in the workplace.
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • N. Ga.'s Collins vows congressional fight over Obama immigration plan

    11/21/2014 8:50:37 AM PST · by Principled · 10 replies
    Access North Georgia ^ | 11/21/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgia's 9th District Congressman Doug Collins issued a statement following President Obama's speech Friday night, promising that the president will get push-back from the House of Representatives on an immigration plan. "The majority of the People’s House will fight this because it is wrong. It is political retribution under the false guise of compassion, and it is yet another abuse of power the branch of government closest to the people will have to resolve," said Collins. In a prime time address to the nation, President Obama said he would use executive order to grant work permits to...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • AP U.S. History - How Low Will They Go?

    11/19/2014 11:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jane Robins
    On one level it’s been entertaining to watch the College Board scramble to defend its radical new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Framework. When the public can see the truth merely by going to the College Board website and reading the Framework, it’s certainly a challenge to prove that the document isn’t what it clearly is – a leftist polemic that presents American history in a relentlessly negative light. An unfortunate recent performance by College Board vice-president Trevor Packer before a Georgia House study committee suggests that the College Board team is cracking under the strain. The APUSH course that...
  • Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic

    11/18/2014 8:36:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:45 PM EST | Larry Neumeister
    The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the abusive practices have become so widespread that even a top FBI official in New York City got a call. “This has become something of an epidemic,” Bharara told a news conference. He described the workers at the defunct Williams, Scott & Associates LLC in Norcross, Georgia, as “ruthlessly persistent” as...
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Tony the Tiger Says, “Wear Your Stripes With Pride,” Gay Pride That Is (Kellogg’s promoting sodomy)

    11/08/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 89 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/7/14 | Michael Morris
    Kellogg’s was a sponsor of the Atlanta Gay Pride March and festival last month. Apparently, Tony the Tiger wants to make sure you and your kids “wear your stripes with pride,” gay pride that is. According to the American Family Association’s (AFA) Facebook page, “[t]hey even put an ad in the ‘Pride Guide.’” Also displayed on the ad is Human Rights Campaign (HRC), who considers Kellogg one of the “BEST PLACES TO WORK,” due to its support "for LGBT Equality."
  • [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...
  • What the Pollsters Missed: Voters Crushing Obama

    11/07/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Towery
    I've been called a lot of things over the years, but "biased for the Democrats" has generally not been one of them. But that's what I and other pollsters were labeled following Tuesday's elections by statistical gurus such as Nate Silver of ESPN. What's that? You've never heard of Nate Silver? Well, don't worry; neither has 99 percent of America. The other 1 percent probably relied on his lousy statistical forecast and bet that Brazil would win the World Cup earlier this year. (They got routed.) But Nate is right. Pollsters, in general, got 2014 wrong. My firm, InsiderAdvantage, polled...
  • Congratulations to the Jewish Republican Winners of 2014

    11/06/2014 10:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 81 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | November 5, 2014 | Shari Hillman
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) offers our warmest congratulations to the Jewish Republicans who won their races yesterday in the important election of 2014. We are especially delighted that Lee Zeldin won his congressional race in New York’s first district, making him the Jewish Republican in the 114th U.S. Congress. We are also pleased that the Jewish Republicans in state offices around the country won their reelections. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, South Dakota State Senator Dan Lederman, Texas State Representative and House Speaker Joe Straus and Texas State Representative Craig Goldman all won reelection....
  • Starved of white voters, Tuesday night was 2010 redux for Democrats

    11/06/2014 4:28:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    AJC ^ | Nov 5th, 2014 | Jim Galloway
    At the root of the Democratic problem is the party’s lack of appeal among white voters, or – some Democrats might argue – the ease with which Republicans can take advantage of Georgia’s racially polarized politics....The answer, under those calculations, is that Democrats won approximately 23 percent of the white vote on Tuesday night. Which is about what Roy Barnes did in 2010. Nunn and Carter needed 30 percent of the white vote to be viable. For a party whose viability is based on a biracial coalition, that’s a serious chasm — not just for 2016, but 2018 as well.
  • Carter grandson goes down in Ga. gov race

    11/05/2014 1:27:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 04, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Gov. Nathan Deal (R) won a second term in Georgia on Tuesday, beating back a challenge from former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson. Deal had more than 56 percent of the vote when news outlets called the race for him, with 84 percent of precincts reporting.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Republican Perdue Wins Georgia Senate

    11/04/2014 7:53:48 PM PST · by Gigantor · 11 replies
    R - Perdue wins Georgia Senate
  • Joe Garcia defeated in traditionally Cuban American Florida District, GOP Picks up seat

    11/04/2014 7:07:53 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 3 replies
    This one was one of the most competitive races
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Per CNN: CNN says Fairfax co. all in, Gillespie still alive

    11/04/2014 7:32:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Someone's twitter acct
    CNN says Fairfax co. all in, Gillespie still alive.— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) November 5, 2014
  • Georgia's starting to look good....

    11/04/2014 7:27:27 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    WSB ^ | 11/04/2014 | Laz
    Also, results at Politico.... with 70 % county reports, including 50% totals in Dekalb and Fulton (heavy democrat), we have Perdue at 57% and Nunn at 41%. (997,236 for Perdue, 720,071 for Nunn) I expect it to tighten, but it has been 57% to 41% all evening, and with the 50% reporting-in of two heavy liberal enclaves, I would have expected a much more tight race. I'm starting to think Perdue will win without needing a runoff. Governor results are very similar.
  • Breaking Twitter - Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA

    11/04/2014 3:05:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 1,803 replies
    Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA - if those hold, GOP Senate majority is certain. Watch VA - closer than expected. Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA - if those hold, GOP Senate majority is certain. Watch VA - closer than expected.— Sean Noble (@seannobledc)
  • Kasim Reed: Ferguson mailers hurt Michelle Nunn

    11/04/2014 2:52:48 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 4 at 3:37 PM | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>Election returns from the Georgia Senate and gubernatorial contests will be closely watched tonight for what they might tell us about race, region and politics in the age of Obama.</p> <p>Democrats are hoping for evidence of a demographic realignment they could benefit from -- if not now, then perhaps in the coming years. And Republicans are looking to hold firm, maintaining their firewall among Southern white voters who have grown more and more Republican in recent years.</p>
  • Georgia, Connecticut: Voting irregularities reported on Election Day

    11/04/2014 11:08:20 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/4/2014 | unknown
    The office of Georgia's Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday that its website has been experiencing intermittent problems on Election Day. A website that provides poll location information was showing an error message earlier Tuesday. "We are experiencing difficulties with [our website]. Our IT folks are working on it. We're throwing resources at it to solve the problem," Jared Thomas, chief of staff and press secretary for the office, told CNN.
  • Election Day Brings Long Lines, Sporadic Problems

    11/04/2014 7:36:15 AM PST · by Cecily · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 4, 2014 | Nancy Badertscher and April Hunt
    On an Election Day with national implications in the U.S. Senate race and a deadlocked battle for governor, voters reported much longer lines than usual Tuesday morning and sporadic problems across metro Atlanta. Perhaps the most glaring problem: Voters reported having to pay to leave the parking lot adjacent to Georgia Tech’s student center polling site, despite signs announcing free parking. “We were told inside that we could get out for free with our Georgia voter stickers,” said Elizabeth Stell, an attorney in Atlanta who arrived promptly when polls opened at 7 a.m. “It took me maybe 15 minutes to...
  • GA Dem Michelle Nunn Hasn't Led In 7 of 7 Latest Polls

    11/03/2014 9:56:08 AM PST · by Hoodat · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Nov 2014, 9:13 AM PDT | John Nolte
    Democrats and the media have been making much of the fact that Democrat Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has a real chance to win Georgia, but the truth is that she has failed to post any kind of lead in 7 of the last 7 polls. Other than a tie in one poll, Nunn's Republican challenger, David Perdue, has not only led in every poll, but his lead has widened to 3 or 4 points. If neither candidate can reach the magic 50 percent plus one mark, there will be a run-off on January 6. Thus far, Perdue sits at a...
  • In Georgia, Michelle Nunn fadeout dashes Dem hopes, raises chance of outright GOP win [R 48 D 44]

    11/03/2014 7:58:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Washington Examener ^ | November 2, 2014 | Byron York
    For a brief time in mid-October, some Democrats believed Michelle Nunn, the party's Senate candidate in Georgia, could be the firewall that prevents a Republican takeover of the Senate. If Nunn could win the seat opened by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, then Republicans would need to pick up seven, not six, seats to take control. In half-a-dozen polls taken over a two-week period in the middle of October, Nunn led Republican opponent David Perdue in five, while the candidates tied in one. Democratic optimism surged. "National Democrats have just decided to pour $1 million into this race in Georgia,...
  • Michelle Nunn’s Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdue’s gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • Why isn’t Mary Landrieu smart enough to play the race card properly?

    11/02/2014 5:44:42 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    cfp ^ | 11/1/14 | g jarvis
    ‘Mary had a little scam To fleece the voters’ views And everywhere her campaign went Her race scam made the news.’ Most of us are dumbstruck by the over-exploitation of the race card by Democrats. Their exaggerated playing of the race card is incredibly cliched and worn out. Do they really think that voters are gullible enough to swallow their hokum? Do they really believe that the intellects of American voters are that small? If I were a black voter I would be incensed that Democratic candidates assume that I was boneheaded enough to fall for these idiotic racial accusations....
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races

    11/02/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 02, 2014
    New Polls Show Republicans Pulling Away In Key Senate Races November 02, 2014 Republican Senate candidates are pulling away in the final days of key races, according to polls released this weekend. Republicans are either leading in Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana or will likely win runoff elections, according to a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday. In addition, the Republican nominee in Iowa, Joni Ernst, now has a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Rep Bruce Braley, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday. Most polls have shown until now that the four races have essentially been deadlocked in the closing...
  • Myrtle Beach police charge Georgia police officer with sexual assault

    11/02/2014 1:19:26 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | 10/31/14 | Tonya Root
    A Georgia police officer was jailed Thursday on a sexual assault charge that occurred in 2011 in Myrtle Beach, according to authorities. It is the second arrest for Michael Luke Ledford, 46, of Columbus, Ga., according to news reports. Ledford was booked Thursday into the Myrtle Beach Jail on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to jail records. He was being held Friday. A Myrtle Beach police incident report, which did not list many details, said detectives received information from the victim that a sexual assault occurred sometime between March 25, 2011, and March 28, 2011, at a...
  • Desperate Democrats resort to race-baiting to spur black vote

    10/31/2014 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 9 replies
    Wash. Times ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The spate of campaign fliers that use images of lynchings, Jim Crow laws and the recent racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, to urge blacks to vote in next week’s election somehow failed to grab the attention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.The NAACP headquarters in Washington wasn’t prepared to answer questions about the fliers and mailers circulated in black communities in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina, despite widespread news coverage of it for the past week.“Can you send the photos of the literature and tell me the exact states they have been distributed in so that...
  • "Why I Am A Republican" - POWERFUL video by Black State Senator

    10/31/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 27 replies
    YouTube and Free At Last PAC ^ | 2013 (his PAC is making anti-Dem videos now) | Elbert Guilory
    You really want to watch this video. This is a link you will forward to your friends. You may decide to bookmark it so you can watch it again. A black Louisiana State Senator explains to his black brothers and sisters why he switched his party affiliation to Republican [see my comments]. You'll think he subscribed to a Best of FR feed, except that nobody on FR has ever put together all of these if-you are-black-in-fact-if-you're-an-American reasons to be a Republican instead of a Democrat so simply and eloquently in such a tight capsule. I think you'll enjoy hearing what...
  • Georgia judge rules against civil rights groups on voter registrations

    10/28/2014 1:37:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    A Georgia judge has denied a push from civil rights groups to force the state's secretary of State to add 40,000 recently registered voters to the rolls, a setback for groups working to register minority voters that could have a big impact on Georgia's hotly contested races next week. Judge Christopher Brasher has declined to issue a writ of mandamus filed by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP that would have forced Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) and local counties to make sure the voters the...