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  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 150 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Democrat Candidate Refuses To Reveal Source of Million-Dollar Donations

    09/18/2018 6:56:38 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 42 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2018-09-18 21:00 | Jason Hopkins
    Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee in Georgia’s gubernatorial election, is refusing to disclose the origin of millions of dollars donated to two foundations that helped propel her political career.
  • College students hoping to create new interstate from Texas to Georgia

    09/15/2018 10:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The LaGrange Daily News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Alicia B. Hill
    A group of college students is working together with lawmakers and communities to try to make the route to locations throughout the southeast a little shorter by using Interstate 14 to connect Killeen, Texas, with Columbus, Georgia. The idea started when Frank Lumpkin was in high school, taking part in Youth Leadership Columbus. While taking part in the class, he said he realized that the city needed more infrastructure to succeed, and he said he has been working on the project ever since. “From the moment I saw this robust transportation network that linked the southern military instillations, would address...
  • Kemp, Abrams in dead heat in race for Governor of Georgia

    09/15/2018 9:27:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | September 4, 2018 | Giovanna Drpic
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - The latest poll has Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams in a statistical dead heat in the race for Governor of Georgia. The big poll -- who likely voters would vote for -- shows it's a tie, for now, so we asked two strategists to look at what the related polling results show to gauge where the race is going. Kemp and Abrams may be polling neck-and-neck in the latest UGA Survey Research Center Poll for WSB-TV, but Gov. Nathan Deal is casting a long shadow. Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson said he's not surprised at the...
  • Rift Between Police, Feds Allowed New Mexico Terror Compound To Fester

    09/14/2018 2:41:55 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 14, 2018 | Kyle Shideler
    Questions keep coming about how the U.S. justice system responded to a New Mexico compound that housed five alleged would-be jihadists and 11 reportedly malnourished children along with the remains of a twelfth child who died on the compound. A federal grand jury recently indicted the five alleged jihadists on weapons and conspiracy charges, alleging the group created their compound in the desert outside Taos, New Mexico as a training camp and firing range to facilitate a “Common plan to prepare for violent attacks government, military, educational and financial institutions” and sought to “engage in jihad and form an army...
  • Hurricane Florence. (weatherbell)

    09/12/2018 6:46:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | September 12,2018 | Hojzyk
    Florence makes landfall in Savannah, Georgia..SUNDAY Storm sits of coast..48 inches of rain possibe in North Carolina
  • Steve Phillips: Meet the Mega-Wealthy ‘Marxist-Leninist’ Behind Four Potential Governors in November

    09/08/2018 9:38:48 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 41 replies
    Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 7, 2018 | Outside Contributor
    Democratic Party power-player Steve Phillips is behind the rise of four potential far-left governors who have already won their primaries. The San Francisco attorney is a mega-wealthy self-identified student of “Marx, Mao, and Lenin” directing huge resources into socialist and communist-led groups, with the goal of putting his personal far-left proteges into governor’s mansions in Maryland, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona. Phillips and his partners in the highly secretive group Democracy Alliance hope that by electing far-left governors into four currently Republican-led states, the drive to impeach President Donald Trump and destroy his “Make America Great Again” agenda will be accelerated....
  • Hurricane Florence set to disrupt events weekend of Sept 15-16 in GA, NC, and SC

    09/08/2018 8:24:10 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    Vanity based on current projected path via web site ^ | 8-Sept-2018 | Part Vanity/Part NHC-NOAA info
    Here is the projected path of Hurricane Florence. Since the NHC/NOAA updates this IMAGE, it should change with passing time:
  • Kennesaw State Cheerleader Sues Officials over National Anthem Protests

    09/07/2018 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Cecily · 17 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Consititution ^ | September 7, 2018 | Eric Stirgus
    A Kennesaw State University student has filed a lawsuit accusing university and elected officials of violating her civil rights during a dispute over her decision and other cheerleaders to kneel during the national anthem at football games last year to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. Tommia Dean, a sophomore, said in her complaint, filed Wednesday, that the officials conspired against the cheerleaders by keeping them off the field during the anthem after the first protest. She accused two elected officials, Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, of attempting to stop the protests because...
  • Dangerous Georgia Abortionist Gets Out of Jail and Gets License Back

    09/06/2018 12:18:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | August 31, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    It was March 21, 2008, when a 23-year old woman known only as S.M. walked into the Summit Medical Association abortion facility in Atlanta, Georgia, for an abortion in her sixth month of pregnancy. She would never return to her home or family. Tyrone Cecil Malloy conducted her 25-week dismemberment abortion. Records show that during her abortion, Malloy lacerated her cervix, then repaired it with stitches. But that wasn’t the only injury he inflicted on his patient. Records show that Malloy either did not know or ignored the fact that he had perforated her uterus and stabbed her intestine causing...
  • Atlanta mayor signs order to stop accepting ICE detainees at city jail

    09/06/2018 12:14:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Justin Wise
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday signed an executive order declaring that the city jail will no longer accept people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Atlanta has permanently ended its acceptance of ICE detainees and will immediately transfer all those remaining out of our City jail," Bottoms tweeted with a photo of her signing the order. "We will not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery on vulnerable populations." A spokesperson for ICE confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that all of the agency's detainees at the Atlanta City Detention Center would be transferred by...
  • Old-School Eulogy at Aretha Franklin Funeral Ignites Wrath

    09/01/2018 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat for many in the crowd and prompted a social media uproar when he declared "black America has lost its soul," black women are incapable of raising sons alone and the Black Lives Matter movement is unfounded in the face of black-on-black crime. And that was just 26 minutes into the nearly 50 minutes of words provided by the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta as Franklin's marathon funeral wound down Friday. Williams, who also eulogized Franklin's father, minister and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin,...
  • Thousands Of Foreign Nationals Were Registered To Vote In 13 Jurisdictions, Study Finds

    09/01/2018 9:52:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 31, 2018 | Molly Prince
    More than 3,000 foreign nationals were removed from voter rolls across 13 sanctuary jurisdictions from 2006 to 2018, according to Public Interest Legal Foundation research released Monday. The study, which collected data on 13 sanctuary cities and counties in seven different states, discovered that approximately 3,120 non-U.S. citizens had been removed, and that some of those non-citizens had cast votes in U.S. elections. The breakdown of jurisdictions and foreign voters removed is as follows: Arlington, Virginia — 145 voters Chesterfield County, Virginia — 321 voters Chicago, Illinois — 232 voters DeKalb County, Georgia — 11 voters Essex County, New Jersey...
  • Emory University investigating Professor’s Use of N-word in Class

    08/30/2018 7:53:42 AM PDT · by Cecily · 24 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Consitution ^ | August 29, 2018 | Eric Stirgus
    Emory University is investigating a white law school professor’s use of a derogatory word used to disparage African-Americans in a classroom discussion about a racial discrimination case. More than 200 students, the university’s president and faculty including the professor at the center of the controversy, gathered Wednesday afternoon in front of the law school for a “unity rally” to begin discussions about how Emory can be more inclusive and tolerant. Another faculty member is teaching professor Paul Zwier’s class as the university reviews what happened in his class on Aug. 23. Zwier was discussing a 1967 case about an African-American...
  • Judge dismisses all charges against 3 [update: 5] 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects

    08/29/2018 12:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 197 replies
    fox ^ | 8/29/18
    Judge Jeff McElroy on Wednesday dismissed all of the charges against three of the five defendants arrested in connection to a New Mexico compound linked to “extremist Muslims” because authorities violated the state’s “10-day rule.” This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • Primary upset in Florida makes it official – It’s gonna be Trump vs the looney left in November

    08/29/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 29, 2018 | John Fund
    Tuesday’s primaries show there’s no doubt the Democratic Party is lurching to the left. The last time Florida Democrats won the state’s governorship was in 1994. With GOP Gov. Rick Scott leaving office to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic Party leaders were determined to nominate a candidate who could appeal to centrists. They recruited former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of a popular former governor and U.S. senator, who had won support from business in the past. But in a major upset, Graham lost the gubernatorial primary to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who had the endorsement of Bernie Sanders...
  • Kayaker tied large rock to ankles to drown herself, officials say (student loan death)

    08/28/2018 3:40:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | 7:03pm | Katherine Lam, Fox News
    A 24-year-old kayaker who vanished during a family camping trip in Georgia had tied a rock to her ankles with an extension cord in an apparent intentional drowning, police said on Monday. Maranda Whitten’s body was located in Point Lake Monday morning, three days after she was last seen in a teal-colored kayak. The vessel, along with the paddle, life jacket and Whitten’s uncharged phone, were located near a dam in Shaefer Heard Campground on Saturday. “Maranda did have an extension cord which was missing from the campground tied to her ankles which was then tied to a large rock,”...
  • Renaming Senate office building after McCain sparks GOP backlash

    08/28/2018 3:20:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    A push to rename a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is facing political headwinds on Capitol Hill from Republican lawmakers. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are working on a resolution that would rename the Russell Senate Office Building, named in honor of former Democratic Sen. Richard Brevard Russell (Ga.), after McCain. But the proposal is facing skepticism, and in some cases outright opposition, threatening to inject partisan fighting into the chamber's bipartisan mourning. "Senator Russell was a well respected man from the South and up here too,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.),...
  • Man (Illegal) accused in Macon rape was sought in stabbings, kidnapping before alleged assault

    08/28/2018 11:17:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Macon news ^ | Aug 28, 2018 | Liz Fabian
    An accused rapist jailed in Bibb County will also face aggravated assault and kidnapping charges in Newnan. A massive manhunt already was underway for Adrian Jobany Garcia-Zamarron when he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at about 7 a.m. Saturday in the 6200 block of Rivoli Drive in north Macon. Garcia-Zamarron, 22, a foreign national with a Riverdale address, is accused of stabbing four people at a Newnan laundromat and abducting the teen just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Newnan Police Department. He had a “violent altercation” with the victim’s family before fleeing in a...
  • Abrams tells Georgia Democrats turnout is key to success

    08/27/2018 3:50:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 25, 2018 | Ben Nadler
    ATLANTA Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor told more than 1,000 attendees at the party's state convention Saturday that Democrats' fate in November rests with people who don't usually vote. "In the areas of town we pass by and write off because no one there votes; we've gotta stop the car and go back," Stacey Abrams told the crowd in Atlanta. Driving turnout was a major theme of the event and has long been a staple for Abrams in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state chief executive. "We need...