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Russian Trolls Release Fake Dirt on Robert Mueller

Evidence that was reportedly shared only with lawyers representing Russia’s Internet Research Agency was altered in a bid to “discredit the investigation,” Mueller warns. Kevin Poulsen, THE DAILY BEAST Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against Russian trolls accused of sowing disinformation to sway the 2016 election has itself fallen victim to what appears to be […]

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President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of […]

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks back to his office after a vote January 28, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate backs McConnell’s rebuke of Trump’s military drawdown plans in Syria, Afghanistan

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post The vast majority of Senate Republicans backed Majority Leader Mitch Mc- Connell on Thursday (Jan. 31) in a rebuke of President Trump’s rationale for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, voting to declare that the Islamic State’s continued operations in both countries poses a serious threat to the United […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in Moscow, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. ALEXEI NIKOLSKY, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Why US, Russia pulling out of INF Treaty raises fears of accidental nuclear war

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Feb 2, 2019 MOSCOW — Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump accused Moscow on Friday (Feb. 1) of violating the 1987 […]

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More Georgia Electric Co-Ops might offer Internet Service

State Sen. Steve Gooch is working to make Internet Service available in North Georgia ~ By Elaine Owen, Editor ~ State lawmakers continue their push to expand broadband in rural Georgia this year. One way is to explicitly allow electric membership co-ops (EMCs) to provide not just electricity but also internet service. In the North […]

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Representative Matt Dollar

Speaker David Ralston creates group to support Georgia’s film industry

Names Rep. Matt Dollar chair By Elaine Owen, Editor Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced earlier this month that he’s starting a legislative effort to boost the state’s film, TV and entertainment industry. Ralston created the House Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment, which will review the state’s tax incentives and other […]

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FBI Director Christopher A. Wray suggested bureau officials have not publicly spoken out because of the “polarized environment.” (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

FBI director blasts ‘mindboggling’ shutdown impact in message to unpaid employees

By Mark Berman, Washington Post (REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION) FBI Director Christopher A. Wray decried the government shutdown’s impact on the bureau’s employees in a video message released amid rising anxiety among thousands of agents and other personnel who have spent more than a month working without pay. In the unusual video message, Wray also offered […]

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Standard & Poor

S&P says US economy lost at least $6 billion during shutdown

SPECIAL TO THE FANNIN SENTINEL BY MORGAN G STALTER – 01/26/19 09:24 AM EST The U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion during the record-long partial government shutdown, S&P Global Ratings said Friday  (Jan. 25). The economic hit stems from a loss of productivity and economic activity lost to outside business during the shutdown, which […]

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State of the Union

2019 State of the Union Address

The 2019 State of the Union Address is scheduled to be given by the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump,on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. It will be addressed to the 116th United States Congress. It will be Trump’s second State of the Union […]

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Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) and Senator Elena Parent (D-Atlanta) speak to reporters after a series of floor speeches in the senate decrying female representation on committees.

Female Ga. Senators call out male-dominated committee assignments

By STEPHEN FOWLER, NPR A bipartisan group of women in the state senate delivered blistering remarks Wednesday about the makeup of the chamber’s 27 standing committees, most of whom are led by men. It’s the latest drama in the senate, which opened last week with a controversial rule change that limited the window someone could […]

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