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John McCallum joins race for 1st Congressional District seat

Special to SEGAZINE

McCallum is a resident of St. Simons Island and former Newt Gingrich aide; he’s the sixth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jack Kingston’s House District seat.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Thousands arrive in Columbus for SOA Watch protest
It’s the 23rd annual School of the Americas Watch protest against the Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Political Insider: Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson weigh in on the ‘nuclear’ Senate
“U.S. Senate Democrats today changed the filibuster rules in order to make it easier to confirm President Barack Obama’s nominees, a maneuver known as the “nuclear option” that has been oft threatened but never before deployed.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jay Bookman: On filibuster, Senate voting to restore wisdom of the Founders
“Update: By a vote of 52-48, the filibuster has been abolished as a means of blocking votes on executive appointments and all judicial nominations except for the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kyle Wingfield: After filibuster change, expect only more partisanship
“The Senate’s vote Thursday to eliminate the filibuster in certain cases will only exacerbate partisanship in Washington. Any argument to the contrary is either foolish, misleading or both.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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