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  • Rothman: MSNBC’s Most Embarrassing Mockery of Romney’s Russia Warnings

    07/16/2018 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    MediaIte ^ | March 3rd, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    There were few who defended Romney’s comments. Even snake-bit Republicans, chastened by the swift backlash in the media, hedged when asked to back up Romney’s assessment of the challenges posed by Moscow. But MSNBC’s wagons circled particularly quickly in defense of the president. Volley after volley of snark was lobbed in the GOP nominee’s direction. ... “This is Mitt Romney’s severely conservative problem,” University of Georgia professor Cynthia Tucker opined on-the-air. “It made Romney look dumb. He’s not a dumb man, but he said something that was clearly dumb.” Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein agreed that Romney’s statement was evidence...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump's Putin press conference 'most serious mistake of his presidency'

    07/16/2018 3:23:29 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 286 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Newt Gingrich on Monday offered rare, scalding criticism of President Trump, demanding that the president explain the comments he made during his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the conclusion of their talks in Helsinki. "President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin," the former House speaker wrote on Twitter. "It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected—-immediately." Trump received widespread scorn on Monday after he said at the media availability that he has yet to see any compelling reason why the Kremlin would have interfered...
  • Women accused in Applebee’s attack granted bond

    07/16/2018 12:53:54 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 12 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 7-16-2018 | Chelsea Prince
    A judge has granted bond to two women charged in connection with the recent beating and stabbing of a waitress at a Henry County Applebee’s. Lasondra Boyd, 38, and Keterah Boyd, 30, were arrested Friday in Wilkinson County near Macon after McDonough police identified the women in a lookout, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told AJC.com on Monday. “Deputies received a tip of their whereabouts, and they were apprehended at a party down there,” he said. The women were booked into the Henry County Jail Friday night and granted $35,000 bond Monday morning, officials said. Two of their relatives, Lakisha...
  • The Latest Casualty In Afghanistan Was A Soldier On His 5th Ranger Deployment

    07/15/2018 10:02:50 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 41 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jared Keller
    The Department of Defense on Friday identified the American service member killed in Afghanistan on July 12 as Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz from Summerville, South Carolina. Currently, Army officials are trying to determine what the circumstances are surrounding Celiz’ death, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said on Friday. “I can tell you that sergeant first class was a hero,” he said. Celiz, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, died from wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations at a medevac landing zone in the eastern...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Minority of SNAP recipients spend benefits

    07/14/2018 10:18:44 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 104 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 7-10-18 | Nedra Rhone
    Most SNAP recipients spend ... early it increases food insecurity. 39% spend 2/3 of monthly benefit in the first 4 days. 14% of GA households are food insecure. Over 1.6 million (16%) utilized $2.54b in SNAP in GA. Few statistically significant differences explain why spending patterns are so different. We hoped we would be able to find something that said the ‘patient’ people do this and ‘impatient’ people do that, but we did not, Dorfman said. I guess it comes down to personality. Many households are connected to SNAP through local food banks and caseworkers at state agencies, DFCS, Camardelle...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • GOP Enthusiasm Fueled By Trump Could Undercut Democrats' Midterm Hopes

    07/09/2018 8:22:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | Jul 8, 2018 | Asma Khalid
    Mike Davis didn't think Donald Trump could get elected. Davis is the kind of Republican who backed Ohio governor John Kasich in the 2016 primaries, the kind of Republican who subscribes to the Wall Street Journal. Davis, 64, is the former mayor of Dunwoody, Ga., a small city in the state's 6th Congressional District, one of the most highly-educated districts in the country. Ultimately Davis voted for Trump, mainly because he was worried about the tilt of the Supreme Court. With the nomination of another conservative justice expected on Monday, following the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and a...
  • Georgia Primary Runoff

    07/07/2018 9:00:11 AM PDT · by ptcmama · 17 replies
    I want to vote in the Georgia primary runoff and am trying to figure out who to vote for in the state races. I'm thinking Brian Kemp for governor, but have no clue about other races.
  • Chick-fil-A named Americans' favorite fast-food restaurant

    07/07/2018 1:37:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 81 replies
    WSBTV ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    Forget the Golden Arches of McDonald’s, or the Whopper at Burger King, even the double double of In-N-Out Burger. Chick-fil-A is the tops for those wanting a fast meal. The chicken chain was named the favorite limited-service restaurant by consumers according to the 2018 American Customer Satisfaction Index’s Restaurant Report, USA Today reported. Chick-fil-A beat out other restaurants like Panera and Taco Bell based on interviews with 22,500 customers. They were asked about the products, services and satisfaction, USA Today reported. Specifically, those polled gave their ranking on a variety of topics including food quality and restaurant cleanliness, Fortune reported....
  • Florida wins the water war against Georgia.

    06/27/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Dacula · 43 replies
    US Supreme Court ^ | June 27, 2018 | US Supreme Court
    Florida has made a legally sufficient showing as to the possibility of fashioning an effective remedial decree equitably apportioning the water from an interstate river basin.
  • Disgruntled veteran set himself on fire in front of State Capitol, GSP says

    06/26/2018 9:14:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.wsbradio.com ^ | 06/26/2018 | By: Linda Stouffer Local | WSBTV
    ATLANTA - Roads around the state Capitol are closed after troopers said a man set himself on fire near it. We have several reporters and photographers at the scene for live updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. Troopers tell Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer that a disgruntled veteran drove up to and parked on Washington Street, near the west entrance of the Georgia State Capitol, around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. He got out of the car and walked toward the Capitol building, with homemade incendiary devices and fireworks on him, troopers said. He then doused himself in a liquid and...
  • Suspended Worth County sheriff pleads not guilty in third case (already indicted for sexual battery)

    06/24/2018 1:10:46 PM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    WFXL ^ | June 22, 2018 | Alexandria Ikomoni
    Suspended Worth County sheriff made another court appearance Friday morning. Jeff Hobby’s appearance was for the arraignment on his third case. This case is about the illegal recording device found in the attorney-client room in the Worth County Jail. According to the Worth County District Attorney's Office, Hobby pleaded not guilty for the 89 counts of eavesdropping and surveillance that invades the privacy of another and the one count of violation of oath of office.
  • 'Dancing Doctor' says Videos of Herself Performing over Anesthetized Patients were [Trunc]

    06/22/2018 11:53:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 22, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    The 'dancing doctor' has defended videos of herself dancing over anesthetized patients during plastic surgeries, insisting she had the patients' consent and was 'safe' at all times. Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, whose medical license was suspended after the videos came to light, appeared on Good Morning America on Friday. She is hoping that an Atlanta judge will overturn Georgia's Composite Medical Board's decision earlier this month. The doctor, who is being sued on the behalf of several patients who allege they had botched surgeries including a woman left permanently brain damaged by an operation, claims that the videos never put her...
  • 5-month-old girl mauled, killed by babysitter's dog

    06/21/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    CBS17 ^ | 6-17-2018 | CNN and Associated Press
    <p>FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP/CNN) - A Georgia family is in mourning after their babysitter's dog killed their 5-month-old child.</p> <p>Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury says the German Shepherd mauled Paige George on Tuesday at a home in Forest Park, south of Atlanta.</p>
  • Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton
    Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River. “Look, it says Trump!” he shouted. “What do you know about Trump?” I asked. “Do you like him?” “Yeah,” he answered without hesitation. “He’s our president. He keeps us safe.” Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so...
  • Would-Be Robbers Get Plugged With Bullets After Messing With the Wrong Armed Couple

    06/17/2018 9:20:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 17, 2018 | Cillian Zeal
    Several would-be robbers got an impromptu lesson in the Second Amendment outside a supermarket in suburban Atlanta, all thanks to the fact that they messed with the wrong couple. According to WSB-TV, the men were shot after approaching a couple outside of a Kroger in Decatur, Georgia, on Friday. Details are still sketchy, but police say the men followed the pair out of the store just after 4 p.m. and tried a robbery of some sort. That’s when one of the targets pulled out a gun and shot the men. “It was chaos,” one witness said. “I saw the guy...
  • Kind man pushes woman home after her electric wheelchair runs out of batteries

    06/15/2018 7:02:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    ABC NEWS via WSB TV ^ | 6/15/18 | By: Justin Tasolides
    A Smyrna man's good deed is inspiring people across the country and around the world. Bilal Quintyne spotted Belinda Whitaker in need when her electric wheelchair ran out of batteries, leaving her unable to get around. She asked Quintyne if he could call for help to get her home. Rather than call for help, Quintyne decided to lend her a helping hand — by pushing her all the way home himself. "I don't care what you're going through," he said in a video posted on Facebook that went viral. "When God calls you for help, you're supposed to help. Period....
  • ‘Dancing Doctor’ Objects to Emergency License Suspension

    06/15/2018 11:36:55 AM PDT · by Cecily · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 15, 2018 | Carrie Teegardin
    Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. In two filings in Fulton County Superior Court, Davis-Boutte seeks a court review and temporary restraining order that would allow her to return to practice. The doctor argues that the Georgia Composite Medical Board did not have an adequate basis to take the emergency action and it did so without providing her the opportunity to defend herself in a hearing.
  • Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police

    06/13/2018 8:52:13 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 6/13/2018 | ESPN online
    Six-time All-Star Kevin Brown holds alleged mail thieves at gunpoint for police 11:32 PM ET ESPN Kevin Brown has gone from striking out big league batters to retiring would-be mail thieves. The longtime major league pitcher seemingly put an end to a recent run of stolen mail in his north Macon, Georgia, neighborhood, apprehending a 15-year-old boy and another man before their arrests Wednesday. According to a report by The (Macon) Telegraph, Brown hid in a neighbor's yard and waited for the alleged thieves to swipe some mail. When they tried, Brown caught them, holding them at gunpoint until police...