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After Sunday Show Stumble, Special RFRA Metting Cancelled

A fumbled Sunday show interview in which Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who this week approved a controversial religious freedom measure that mirrors proposed legislation here in Georgia, repeatedly refused to say wether the legislation would give broad license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has caught Gold Dome Republicans flat footed. Georgia’s own religious freedom…

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General Assembly Trade Group: GA. To Lose ‘Hundred of Millions’ Over RFRA

The chief executive of Dragon Con, the massive science fiction convention that draws some 50,000 attendees to Atlanta annually, said in a statement on behalf of the conference Thursday that it considers the religious freedom legislation “discriminatory.” Dragon Con President Pat Henry* said his team, which has called the capital city home for nearly three…

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A study in Carters

    Earlier this week, former President Jimmy Carter made headlines when he weighed in on the escalating situation in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to remove its forces. “Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law,”…

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Former Black Panther and ex-felon co-hosts DC fundraiser for Michelle Nunn

    A Tuesday evening fundraiser on Capitol Hill for Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn could prove troublesome for her campaign. As reported by National Review, former Senator Sam Nunn, her father, was the special guest for the event’s proceedings, with suggested entry fee being $2,600 a head. However, co-hosting the event was Virtual Murrell,…

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Reports: Gingrey raises $326k, Broun $345k

  First quarter fundraising numbers for the crowded field of Republicans running for Senate in Georgia are beginning to trickle in. According to ZPolitics, “sources close” to Rep. Phil Gingrey say the Marietta congressman will report a haul of $326,000, with a cash on hand figure not yet available. Such a figure would mark a…

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Jason Carter’s ‘dadgum mind’

    Yesterday Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter, himself a former lawmaker, tweaked members of his own party for backing a Republican-backed measure to cap Georgia’s income tax at 6 percent for the state level. “I can’t believe Rep. Tyrone Brooks and Rep. Hugh Floyd voted for SR 415. They have voted with…

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Perdue on Common Core and likeability

    In a free-wheeling interview with WSB host and Red State editor-in-chief Erick Erickson, Republican Senate hopeful David Perdue offered further thoughts on the controversial Common Core education standards and his own likeability in a crowded primary field. “I’ve been flooded with conservative activists who are upset with you over your statements to the…

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Ga. sheriff pledges no future cooperation with A&E after ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension

    A suburban Atlanta sheriff says he will no longer assist A&E in local productions after the network suspended a popular reality television personality for comments criticizing homosexuality as sinful and “not logical.” Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said in a statement late Friday that the suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Roberts by…

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PPP criticized for gaming Ga. poll results

    The methodology of two recent Georgia surveys by a Democratic robopoller that found Republican support sliding has drawn withering criticism for tweaking the sample’s racial composition to allegedly tilt the results. Public Policy Polling, the high-volume automated polling firm, released a pair of surveys over the last two weeks that showed Democratic contenders…

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Isakson: Heritage Action torpedoed GOP compromise efforts

    Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson says a prominent conservative advocacy group is to blame for the failure of a last-ditch compromise effort Tuesday by House Republicans to reopen the federal government. Isakson said the continuation of the two-week shutdown was due in part to the uncompromising position of Heritage Action for American, the…

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