Tag Archives: Georgia

Disney Threatens Georgia Boycott Over Abortion Ban

The New York Times reports: Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law is carried out. Iger’s comments were the strongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull back from Georgia, which has lured television and film producers with generous tax …

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Georgia Christian Coalition Leader Surrenders To FBI On Charges Of Stealing $2 Million From Ex-Employer

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was accused today by a federal grand jury of stealing more than $2 million from his former employer. The 38-count indictment charges Beck, an ex-insurance lobbyist and long-time leader of the Georgia Christian Coalition, with fraud and money laundering in an elaborate scheme to defraud the Georgia Underwriting Association. With the …

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Surgery For Jimmy Carter After Breaking Hip In Fall

Via press release from the Carter Center: While leaving to go turkey hunting this morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him. …

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Stacey Abrams: 2020 White House Bid Still Possible

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader who lost the contentious race for governor race last year, has not ruled out the possibility of running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In an excerpt from a new interview for “Pod Save America,” Abrams simply replied “yes” when asked whether she would ever consider joining the already-crowded pool …

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Georgia City Councilman: Interracial Marriage Makes My Blood Boil, That’s Not How Christians Should Live

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The mayor of Hoschton, a nearly all-white community 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, allegedly withheld a job candidate from consideration for city administrator because he was black, an AJC investigation has found. According to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and interviews with city officials, Mayor Theresa Kenerly told a member of the City Council she …

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Stacey Abrams Bows Out On 2020 Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams said Tuesday that she won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 but left open the possibility she could launch a presidential campaign. The decision not to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue follows months of speculation about the Democrat’s next political step after her narrow loss in last year’s race for governor. …

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GEORGIA: State House Pastor Invocation Declares That In “Baptist Terms” 70% Of Georgians Will Burn In Hell

“The command is there: Do all in the name of Jesus Christ. People always ask me, ‘Why are there so many lost people in the state of Georgia?’ The statistics came out that there’s 70 percent of the people in the state of Georgia that are lost. That are lost. Seventy percent. There are over 10 million people in the …

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Stacey Abrams: 2020 WH Bid “Definitely On The Table”

CNN reports: Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year. Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she …

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Georgia GOP Attempts Another “Religious Liberty” Bill

Georgia Republicans are taking another shot at an anti-LGBT “religious liberty” bill similar to the one vetoed in 2016 by then-Gov. Nathan Deal after major corporations threatened to boycott the state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: “Georgians need to be fully protected under the First Amendment,” said state Sen. Marty Harbin [left in photo above], a Republican from Tyrone who introduced …

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GOP Rep. Bob Woodall Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

Our first likely pickup for 2020! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, who narrowly won the closest congressional race in the nation last fall, will not seek reelection next year, all but ensuring his rapidly-diversifying suburban House district will become one of the country’s fiercest political battlegrounds in 2020. A relentlessly sunny policy wonk who has represented Georgia’s …

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Lifetime Series Prompts Criminal Probe Into R. Kelly

TMZ reports: R. Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia and it’s all because of Lifetime’s docuseries, TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the case tell us the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into allegations made against the singer in “Surviving R. Kelly.” We’re told the probe was launched over the past few days as a …

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GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Reports To Jail On Insurance Fraud Charges

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State senator and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams turned himself into Hall County jail Wednesday, days after news broke that he had been indicted on charges that included insurance fraud. Williams’ attorney, A.J. Richman, said he negotiated bond with the district attorney and that his client will be “out soon.” The charges against the Forsyth …

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GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Charged With Insurance Fraud, Lying To Police

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary. The indictment, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, accuses the Forysth County Republican of insurance fraud, making …

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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles US Southeast

USA Today reports: Residents in Tennessee and Georgia got a big surprise Wednesday morning: the rumblings of an earthquake. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at around 4:14 a.m. ET, with its epicenter near Decatur, Tenn., which is roughly more than 150 miles from Nashville. An aftershock was felt about 13 minutes later with a …

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GEORGIA: Kemp Hires Disgraced Trumper Tom Price

Crooks And Liars reports: Grifters gotta grift. Tom Price donated the maximum from his leftover campaign funds to the Kemp for Governor campaign, and now he gets a spot on the transition team to “help” with healthcare policy. This is the guy who was fired by Trump because word of his love for private jet travel leaked out. Kemp announced …

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Dem Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat In Georgia Gov Race With Blistering Speech Denouncing Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy” for her bid for governor against Kemp, Abrams announced a new voting rights group that will …

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Stacey Abrams Files Suit To Get All Votes Counted

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit late Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win. As of Sunday afternoon, …

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GEORGIA: Brian Kemp Resigns As Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Brian Kemp on Thursday resigned as secretary of state, saying he needs to start the work of transitioning to the state’s top office after earning a “clear and convincing victory” at the ballot box. But Stacey Abrams is not conceding anything yet, hopeful that a trove of provisional ballots could be enough to swing the …

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GEORGIA: Democrat Lucy McBath Flips US House Seat

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Karen Handel has conceded the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race to Lucy McBath Thursday morning. In a letter to Channel 2 Action News, Handel said, “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday. Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good …

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Kemp Declares Victory, Abrams Not Yet Conceding

Time Magazine reports: Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff. The Associated Press has not called the contest. Ryan Mahoney, a top Kemp campaign adviser, told reporters in a conference call that the numbers show Abrams can’t win …

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