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Despite Early Legislation, Georgia Still Struggles to Deal With Synthetic Cannabinoid K2

Synthetic cannabinoids (herbal incense) like K2, Spice, Kronic Juice and others are bad news because of their potency, addictive qualities, and significant health risks. The Peach State continues to wrestle with these harmful designer drugs despite recent legislation to stop them. Herbal incense is attractive to teens and young people and still being sold at…

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Tourism in Georgia Is Booming, Do We Really Need Casinos?

Well placed geopolitically, the nation of Georgia has historically been coveted by its neighbors. At the junction where Europe and Asia converge, this country inspired a jealous contest among Turkey, Persia and Russia over the centuries, the last acquiring control in the 19th century. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Georgia finally…

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3 Billion-Dollar Casino Complex May Sway Legalized Gambling in Georgia

Legalized gambling in the U.S. has been a controversial subject for decades with the Southern States often seeming to be the last bastion of conservatism to the changing face of popular culture. Despite its conservative image, the state of Georgia has already led the way in becoming the new home of Hollywood within the U.S….

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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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