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Black Ga. GOPer invites Biden to sweet tea summit

    Controversial remarks this week by Joe Biden in which the vice president told supporters in Virginia that Republicans would put them “back in chains” has drawn a curious, if vaguely familiar, response from the Georgia Republican Party’s black coalition: an invitation to a sweet tea summit. Michael McNeely, chairman of the Georgia Black…

Rhode Island Democrat lifts platform of Georgia state senator

A Rhode Island Democratic state legislative candidate became ensnared in a plagiarism scandal this week when it was revealed he lifted whole passages of campaign literature from the website of Georgia Democratic state Senator Jason Carter. William O’Brien, a Providence educator, and aspiring pol was so inspired by the education and jobs manifesto of Carter,…

Rep. Scott mum on Chick-fil-A controversy

  The Georgia Democratic congressman in whose district Chick-fil-A is headquartered has remained curiously silent on controversial comments its chief executive made that have drawn reactions from everyone from mayors to muppets. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy set off a firestorm last Thursday when he told the Baptist Press that America’s embrace of gay marriage was…

Seven GA congressmen tell federal regulators to abandon green building program

A bipartisan group of seven Georgia congressman have asked federal bureaucrats to forswear its suspected adoption of a series of controversial new green building regulations, according to a letter obtained by Georgia Tipsheet. The entire state GOP House delegation save for two partnered with Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop to press the General Services Administration not…