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Month: July 2019

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House Committee Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS UPDATED: JULY 2, 2019 1:19 PM ET (WASHINGTON) — A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday (July 2) for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation […]

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dc-hotel

Trump’s DC Hotel Charged Secret Service $200,000 in First Year of Presidency

By Jamie Ross, Daily Beast The Trump International Hotel in Washington, just five blocks from the White House, charged the Secret Service more than $200,000 in taxpayer money during the first year of Trump’s presidency. Expense documents obtained by NBC News show that a total of $215,254 was spent by the agency at the property […]

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The Navy now possesses as few as three of the high-flying, 737-size BAMS-D drones, which can theoretically watch over the Persian Gulf around the clock.

The U.S. Drone Shot Down by Iran is $200 Million Prototype Spy Plane

By David Axe, Daily Beast – Reprinted With Permission The U.S. military drone Iran shot down over the Persian Gulf on Thursday (6-20) was a high-flying prototype model belonging to the Navy. The Navy for years has deployed the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator, or BAMS-D, drones on an emergency basis, stationing the 737-size unmanned […]

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Litigation begins over Georgia’s near-total abortion ban

Litigation begins over Georgia’s near-total abortion ban

Saporta Report by Maggie Lee Friday, Georgia joined the list of mostly Republican-led states that have been brought to federal court over moves to cut the length of time that people can seek abortions. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is the lead plaintiff on a list that includes individual Georgia doctors plus groups […]

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Senator Johnny Isakson

Georgia’s Sen. Johnny Isakson sponsors legislation to erase disabled vets student loan debts

By Elaine Owen, Editor Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is sponsoring new legislation that would see disabled vets student loan debts erased. Nearly 34,000 disabled veterans who haven’t paid back their federal student loans could see that debt automatically erased under bipartisan legislation proposed last week. The proposal follows moves last year […]

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Tom and Maureen Escott escorted Grand Marshals Elaine and Jim Owen in the July 4 Old Timers parade through downtown Blue Ridge. They were among the more than 62 participants in this year’s event.

Blue Ridge celebrates America’s birthday in grand style

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Dozens of parade participants and onlookers gathered July 4 in downtown Blue Ridge to celebrate the United States of America’s 243rd birthday in true red, white and blue fashion. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA), the parade kicked off the July 4 weekend with almost 50 entries […]

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Agr Sec Sonny Perdue

Agriculture secretary says Farmers ‘are one of the casualties’ of Trump’s trade war

By Katie Lobosco and Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged this week that farmers are getting hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war, but expressed optimism that a deal would be struck with China by the end of the year. American farmers “are one of the casualties here with trade disruption,” Perdue told […]

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Celebrate July 4th Fannin Sentinel

Celebrating Independence Day

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations go back to the 18th century and the American Revolutiony. Fannin County and surrounding areas will kick off 2019 events celebrating our country’s Independence with fireworks, pancake breakfast, Miners Homecoming festivities, parades and lots more. The following event schedule can help guide […]

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New Georgia Laws 2019

New laws go into effect July 1 in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Governor Brian Kemp signed 21 bills into law April 15 to take effect July 1. These laws cover issues from human trafficking to flag displays. Here is a summary of some of those laws that take effect July 1: HB 25 will provide military service members civil relief concerning certain contractual […]

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller to testify before House Judiciary, House Intel Committees

FROM AP NEWS REPORTS Robert Mueller agreed Tuesday (June 25) to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee in an open session. The special counsel is set to appear before both committees in separate but back-to-back hearings on Wednesday, July 17, according to Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who […]

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