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‘Independent’ Barrow still fundraising off Obama

U.S. Rep. John Barrow once rode Barack Obama’s long coattails to reelection in 2008, a race and hope-filled political climate that must seem like little more than a dream now for the vulnerable incumbent. Even in the toxic midterm cycle, when fifty-two fellow Democratic lawmakers lost reelection, Barrow boasted he had worked “hand-in-hand” with the…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Barrow, 16 other Democrats vote for Holder contempt resolution

    U.S. Rep. John Barrow was among a group of 17 Democrats who broke rank on Thursday to support a contempt citation against the nation’s top law man, the first instance in which Congress had imposed the sanction on a member of any presidential cabinet. Early defection estimates were vague, with whip counts ranging…

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Reed thinks Bain is such a bad corporate actor that he hired two ex-execs

Kasim Reed’s weekend barbs for Republican Mitt Romney and his venture capital career have landed the Atlanta mayor in a minefield of his own making: if the payroll of his own administration is an accurate indicator, he thinks ex-Bain executives are quite adept at governing. Reed said on NBC’s Sunday political broadcast he was alarmed…

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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…

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