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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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Plan to allow drug imports will take time

Plan to allow drug imports will take time

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says he and President Donald Trump are working on a plan to allow Americans to import lower- priced prescription drugs from Canada. Azar made the comments Tuesday (July 30) in an interview with CNBC. As a candidate, Trump called for allowing Americans to […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council May 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump vetoes congressional action to block Saudi arms sales

By Joe Gould, Air Force Times WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday (July 24) vetoed three congressional resolutions meant to block his administration from bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Congress passed the measures as a reassertion of Congress’s power after the Trump administration declared an emergency […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Georgia election officials accused of deleting evidence

An election watchdog group is accusing Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that showed unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation of election results. The Coalition for Good Governance is suing the state, arguing the touchscreen voting machines used in Georgia are vulnerable to hacking. The group said the state began […]

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Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits – a total of $1,207,369,000 – to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for […]

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases Report on 2018 Election

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases Report on 2018 Election

Georgia Data Disproves Claims of Voter Suppression (ATLANTA) – The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released its Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Report for the 2018 elections. The EAVS report is the comprehensive, biennial national survey required by federal law that collects election data from all 50 states. This year’s report named […]

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Senator Johnny Isakson

Senator Isakson hospitalized following a fall at new apartment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) remained in the hospital Thursday (July 18), two days after falling and fracturing four ribs. The Republican’s office said he would likely remain at the George Washington University Hos- pital in downtown D.C. for at least another night for “continued observation and pain treatment.” “He is in good […]

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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens testifies in April 2014.

Justice John Paul Stevens, Who ‘Left Us a Better Nation,’ Dies at 99

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said, “He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom, and independence. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation.” Justice John Paul Stevens, whose decisions during almost 35 years on the U.S. Supreme Court triggered a revolution in criminal sentencing and curbed government […]

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