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House Speaker honors Rep. Jay Powell

On the first day of the 2020 legislative session, House Speaker David Ralston honored former Rep. Jay Powell. Powell, 67, was Chairman of the House Rules Committee. He died Nov. 26, 2019 after collapsing at a GOP leadership caucus retreat. Ralston said Powell loved the Georgia House of Representatives. “He regarded it as a place […]

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The UK threatens to abandon its alliance with Trump

Adam Bienkov, Business Insider The UK threatens to tear up its defense alliance with the US after Trump’s Iran crisis triggers a rupture between the two countries. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace says that the UK is looking to forge stronger alliances with other international partners which share its priorities. He says the US risks […]

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Impeachment Standoff Could Be Coming to a Close

BY ALANA ABRAMSON , PHILIP ELLIOTT AND MOLLY BALL, TIME ‘He Gave Us No Choice.’ Nancy Pelosi Opens Debate on Trump’s Articles of Impeachment Before Vote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off the debate on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying he “gave us no choice” but to charge him […]

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Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia. By Falih Hassan, Ben Hubbard and Alissa J. Rubin (Reprinted With Permission) BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday (Dec. 31) and […]

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Islamist Militant Group al Shabaab Attacks Kenya Base Used by Kenyan, US Forces

SUN, JAN 5 REUTERS NEWS KEY POINTS ● Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group attacked a military base in Kenya Sunday, Jan. 5. ● The base is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames. ● U.S. Africa Command confirmed an attack on the […]

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Ralston Speaks to Mountain Patriots About Library, State Budget & Legislative Session

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Over $1 million dollars is set to funnel into Fannin County from the State of Georgia to aid in building a new pubic library. Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston spoke to the Blue Ridge Mountain Patriots Jan. 2 at their monthly meeting, telling them of the $1.3 […]

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Schumer Again Pushes for Ukraine Documents in Senate Impeachment Trial

AP NEWS Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer renewed his push for the Senate impeachment trial investigation on Monday, demanding new documents into how aid to Ukraine was formally frozen 90 minutes after President Donald Trump’s July phone call with the country’s leader. In a letter to all senators Monday, the New York Democrat pushed for […]

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Governor Kemp Issues Statement on Special Master Ruling in Water Litigation

Atlanta, GA – Following Special Master Paul Kelly’s ruling in Georgia’s water litigation, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement: “We greatly appreciate Special Master Kelly’s recognition of Georgia’s strong, evidence- based case in this litigation,” said Governor Kemp. “We will continue to be good stewards of water resources in every corner of our […]

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Federal judge issues injunction against diverting military funds for border wall

Lauren Villagran, El Paso Times (Reprinted With Permission) A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday (Dec. 10_ against the Trump administration’s use of military construction funds to build a border wall. U.S. District Judge David Briones in El Paso said in a memorandum filed Tuesday that funds appropriated by Congress to the Department of […]

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Supreme Court to take up all 3 Trump subpoena challenges this term

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear President Donald Trump’s appeal in three separate cases challenging subpoenas for his personal financial records. The justices issued the one-page order without explanation Friday, Dec. 13. Oral arguments will be scheduled in March 2020, with the cases likely decided by June 2020. The court also extended […]

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