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Judge Steve Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Photo: John Disney/ALM

Federal Judge OKs Lawsuit Demanding Sweeping Reforms of Georgia Elections

The lawsuit by Fair Fight Action and several churches sprang from the ashes of Democrat Stacy Abrams’ unsuccessful campaign for governor last year. By R. Robin McDonald | May 30, 2019 at 06:45 PM A federal voting rights lawsuit demanding sweeping reforms to Georgia’s current election system, and its obsolete voting machines, will go forward, […]

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US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

A compilation of news put together by Elaine Owen taken from BBC NEWS with help from Will Grant, Mexico and Central America Correspondent Mexico has agreed to take “unprecedented steps” to help stem the flow of migrants to the US in order to avoid trade tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump revealed that […]

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China tariffs

Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do

Tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us.” — Donald Trump on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 in remarks at the White House By Louis Jacobson — PolitFACT As President Donald Trump has upped the ante in his tariff war with China, he’s consistently argued that consumers shouldn’t be worried. Trump […]

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller reiterates Investigation did NOT exonerate Trump

By Elaine Owen (from Press Conference reading full transcript) Wednesday, May 29, Robert Mueller faced the nation, encouraging Americans to read his Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. He reiterated his office’s position that, while President Donald Trump could not be charged with a crime while in office, that does not […]

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Xi Jinping, President of China.

Chinese State Media Cautions U.S. as Trade War Heats Up: ‘Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You’

The People’s Daily used the ominous phrase on Wednesday (May 29) — an expression historically used by the paper before wars and major conflicts. By Dominique Mosbergen, HUFFPOST (Reprinted with Permission) As the ongoing trade war between the United States and China continues to heat up, Chinese state media has issued a cautionary message to […]

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Fannin County WW II Veterans Robert Brown and Dale Dyer.

The soldiers of D-Day left an inheritance

By Elaine Owen, Editor Imagine. One day that changed every day since. There aren’t many such days in human history–but June 6, 1944 was one of them. That day, the beginning of the end of the worst and costliest conflicts of all time began. It was called Operation Overlord. D-Day. And the United States played […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws

President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro- Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night (May 18) while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the […]

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Senator David Perdue takes action to crack down on illegal robocall scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to crack down on predatory robocalls. The Senator joined colleagues in passing an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that would help identify and penalize scammers, as well as give federal agencies and state attorneys general the tools they need to enforce the laws on the books […]

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck.

Insurance commissioner suspended after federal indictment on fraud charges

By Elaine Owen, Editor Jim Beck, Georgia’s insurance commissioner, is now officially suspended from office in the wake of his federal indictment Tuesday on charges of fraud and money laundering. Beck announced Thursday that he was voluntarily taking a suspension. The insurance department said that in his absence, Drew Lane, the chief deputy commissioner, would […]

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Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., conduct a House Judiciary Committee markup in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over the unredacted Mueller report to the committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

House committee votes to hold AG Barr in contempt

Associated Press Report – May 8, 2019 Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the panel had to act because Trump’s stonewalling is creating a ‘constitutional crisis.’ The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert […]

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