Tag Archives: Georgia

GEORGIA: Stacey Abrams Wins Dem Gov Primary

NBC News reports: Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention. Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate. “We are writing the ...

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YouTube Spikes “Deportation Bus” Ad As Hate Speech

ABC News reports: A Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate’s ad featuring a “Deportation Bus” has been removed from YouTube for violating its policy on hate speech. The ad was taken down Wednesday. Michael Williams, former state co-chair for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says in the ad that his bus will send undocumented immigrants “home.” Williams is bringing the bus to what ...

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GEORGIA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Launches “Deportation Bus Tour” To Sanctuary Cities [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Republican candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race is bringing what he calls a “Deportation Bus Tour’ to the state’s sanctuary cities to tout his support for expediting deportation for undocumented immigrants. State Sen. Michael Williams’s campaign said in a press release that the tour will “expose how dangerous illegal aliens ruin local economies, cost American jobs, increase ...

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GEORGIA: GOP Candidate For Gov Pumps Shotgun, Vows To “Round Up Criminal Illegals Myself” [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Fresh off a gun-filled ad that stirred controversy, Secretary of State Brian Kemp tried to outdo himself with a new 30-second spot that featured firearms, explosions and a pledge that he would “round up criminal illegals” himself if needed. This spot takes viewers through a barrage of images to remind voters of his tough-on-crime policies and ...

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GEORGIA: At Least Two Dead In Military Plane Crash

NBC News reports: A military C-130 aircraft crashed near the Savannah, Georgia, airport on Wednesday, officials with the Air Force and Georgia National Guard told NBC News. The plane, part of the Air National Guard, had five people on board, the officials said. There was no immediate word on survivors. A spokesperson for the Georgia National Guard said it was ...

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GEORGIA: Dozens Of Nazis Rally In Town Park [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: With heavily armed riot police looking on from behind barricades, anti-fascist demonstrators held signs and chanted Saturday to protest a planned rally by neo-Nazis in Newnan, Ga. It appeared to be the largest face-off between the groups since clashes at Charlottesville last year that left one person dead. Members of Antifa, the loose-knit anti-fascist movement, gathered along ...

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GEORGIA: Nazis To Rally This Weekend [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The National Socialist Movement, a far-right hate group that celebrates Adolf Hitler’s birthday, will hold a rally at a park in downtown Newnan on Saturday afternoon. The neo-Nazis expect a turnout of 50 to 100. But they’ll also draw anti-fascist demonstrators as well as hundreds of police officers. “We will be hitting on all of the ...

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Georgia Police Sign Warns: We Might Kill You Back

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Sheriff Mike Jolley’s new welcome sign comes with a threatening warning for visitors: “Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!” According to an AJC investigation into gun violence in the state last year, people in Georgia are twice ...

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GEORGIA: ACLU Wins Battle For Protest Signs Against Mike Pence At Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Associated Press reports: Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade won a brisk free speech fight Friday as city officials in Savannah backed off prohibiting signs and posters at the event. City officials reversed course and announced signs would be allowed ...

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Only 13 NRA Members Ever Used Their Delta Discount

USA Today reports: How many airline passengers does it take to kill a $40 million tax break for Delta Air Lines? 13. The Georgia legislature removed a jet-fuel tax break from a larger tax package Thursday. Lawmakers were upset that Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, dropped the National Rifle Association from a discount-fare program in an effort to appear ...

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GEORGIA: Republicans Approve Bill Stripping Tax Break From Delta Over Dropping Discounts For NRA Members

The Associated Press reports: Georgia lawmakers punished Delta Air Lines on Thursday for its decision to cut business ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. A tax measure, which was stripped of a jet-fuel tax break, passed the GOP-dominated Senate 44-10, with only Democrats opposed. It ...

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GEORGIA: Teacher Who Fired Shot In School Charged With Making Terror Threats, Has Mental Issues History

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The longtime radio voice of Dalton High School football and basketball, who is facing charges after he fired at least one shot inside a classroom Wednesday, once tried to confess to having someone killed, police said. The confession was one of two previous incidents involving Randal Davidson and local police. Dalton police could not verify any ...

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GEORGIA: High School On Lockdown After Armed Teacher Fires Shots In Classroom, Teacher In Custody

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A North Georgia teacher, known as the longtime radio voice of Dalton High School football, is in custody after he fired at least one shot inside a classroom, police said. The incident at Dalton High School, about 91 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, sent panicked students running through hallways and alarmed parents already on edge in ...

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Democrats Woo Delta To Move Headquarters After Georgia Blocks Tax Break Over Yanked NRA Discounts

CNN reports: Georgia Republicans are threatening to withhold a hefty tax break for the airline because it ended a travel discount for the NRA. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle said corporations “cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.” Democrats in other states responded Tuesday by publicly wooing Delta. “Virginia is for lovers and airline hubs,” Virginia Governor Ralph ...

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GEORGIA: Republicans Block Tax Break For Delta Until They Again Give Discounts To NRA Members [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Senate blocked a lucrative tax break bill on Monday that would benefit Delta Air Lines after the Atlanta-based company severed ties with the National Rifle Association. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle [photo] said he would not support tax legislation that helped the airline “unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with ...

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GEORGIA: Senate Approves Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

The Georgia Voice reports: The Georgia Senate on Friday morning passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill would also prohibit the Georgia Department of Human Services from taking “adverse action” against such agencies. The bill passed 35-19 and will now head to the House ...

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GEORGIA: Senate Advances Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

The Georgia Voice reports: The Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill would also prohibit the Georgia Department of Human Services from taking “adverse action” against such agencies. There were no public comments allowed, and the bill ...

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GEORGIA: Election Server Wiped After Lawsuit Filed

The Associated Press reports: A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The server’s data was destroyed July 7 by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the state’s election system. The data ...

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Elton John Blasts GOP Rep’s HIV Quarantine Comment: Horrific, Discriminatory, And Astonishingly Ill-Informed

Politico reports: Elton John Monday condemned Georgia state Rep. Betty Price, wife of former HHS Secretary Tom Price, for making comments suggesting that HIV patients be quarantined. The singer, an advocate for HIV patients, said that Price’s comments captured on videotape during a legislative meeting last week are “horrific, discriminatory, and astonishingly ill-informed.” “As a doctor and elected official from ...

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Defends Her Suggestion To Quarantine HIV+ People: I Was Just Being Provocative

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Rep. Betty Price said her comments on people with HIV that ignited a national firestorm this week were “taken completely out of context.” Price, the wife of former U.S. health secretary Tom Price, was in a study committee Tuesday when she asked a state health official whether people with HIV could legally be quarantined. Price ...

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