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Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

The process, which allows voters to rank multiple candidates, will be in effect for the 2020 general election, but not the primary. By Sam Levine, HuffPost Maine will be the first state in the country to use ranked choice voting to choose a president, the state’s governor announced Friday. Under the new system, voters will […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Anne Branigin, Associated Press/NPR The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress last week (AUG 29) that it will reallocate $271 million from its budget, including disaster aid, to the U.S.-Mexico border to support the Trump administration’s stringent immigration policies. DHS confirmed the transfer at the height of hurricane season in the Atlantic; as I write […]

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Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

BY ROBERT BURNS, AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society, saying he views “tribalism” as a greater risk to the nation’s future than foreign adversaries. The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute with President Donald Trump, said he […]

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Speaker David Ralston Thanks Senator Johnny Isakson

Speaker David Ralston Thanks Senator Johnny Isakson

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) issued the following statement on the news that Georgia’s senior United States Senator Johnny Isakson will resign from office at the end of the year: “The loss of Johnny Isakson from public life will leave a void in Georgia which is beyond comprehension. While I respect his reasons, […]

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Remembering 9/11: Eighteen Years Later

Remembering 9/11: Eighteen Years Later

By Elaine Owen, Editor Those born after 2001 are familiar with the strict air travel rules that forbid taking even water past security gates. However, airports were not always like that. Eighteen years ago, passengers were not only allowed to carry on board liquids, but also “dangerous” items such as baseball bats, box cutters, darts, […]

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Collins statement on new rule implementing Flores Settlement Agreement

Collins statement on new rule implementing Flores Settlement Agreement

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new rule to implement the Flores settlement agreement. “Adults are buying, exploiting and endangering children in order to enter the United States as a result of a court’s misguided interpretation of the […]

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This file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga. on May 22, 2018. By Mike Stewart—AP

Judge Blasts Georgia Officials’ Handling of Election System

By Kate Brumback / AP / As Printed in Time Magazine (With Permission) ATLANTA — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state’s election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said those […]

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Trump and His Allies’ New Rallying Cry: Media Creating Recession to Swing 2020 to Democrats

Trump has long feared a possible recession and what it could do to his re-election chances—so amid talk of a downturn, he and his defenders are naming a scapegoat and motive. For years, President Trump has discussed with his advisers— with a hint of worry—the possibility of an economic recession occurring on his watch. Ever […]

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Ralston Announces Paid Family Leave Policy for Georgia House Employees

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced a new paid family leave policy for employees of the Georgia House of Representatives. Effective January 1, 2020, this policy will provide for three weeks of paid leave to an employee who welcomes a new child into their family through birth, adoption or foster care. “We […]

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Banks hand over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump

Banks hand over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump

MARKET WATCH Deutsche Bank has turned over emails, loan agreements and other documents related to the Trump Organization to the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with Trump, his […]

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