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Rep. Phil Gingrey visits Milledgeville


Rep. Gingrey said his bus tour remains focused on repealing Obamacare and replacing it with health care reform initiatives that lower costs and protect the physician-patient relationship.

Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder


Gov. Deal encourages support of causes affecting children
Deal told a group of elected and business officials, mainly from across the Southern Crescent, that children have to face a cornucopia of problems. They can range from eating too much to not having enough to eat, and from dodging drunk boat drivers on lakes to avoiding serious brain injuries on football fields.
Source: Henry Daily Herald


Rep. Lynn Westmoreland addresses issues in Coweta County
Questions ranged from the boundaries of the NSA (as Westmoreland serves as chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Oversight) to issues such as health care reform, student loans, the ongoing investigation into Benghazi and the identity crisis the GOP appears to be undergoing.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald


Newt Gingrich says most lawmakers have ‘zero’ ideas on healthcare
At the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting in Boston on Wednesday, Gingrich said his fellow Republicans are too “caught up in a culture … [where] as long as we’re negative and as long as we’re vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don’t have to learn anything — and so we don’t.”


Audio: Gov. Deal talks about controversial death penalty issues


Audio: Gov. Deal still opposes expanding Medicaid
Gov. Nathan Deal remains opposed to expanding Medicaid under President Obama’s health reform law, despite what he characterizes as intimidation by the federal government.


South Georgia farmers ask Congress to make a deal on immigration reform
Many farmers want the federal government to expand and improve a program that provides work visas to migrant workers. They say they simply can’t find enough South Georgians willing to do the field work they need.
Source: WTVM-TV


Sen. Saxby Chambliss addresses security issues at Athens Rotary Club meeting
Hacking of corporate databases, particularly by the Russians, the Chinese and the Iranians, has been a serious, but largely hidden, issue in this country for some time, said Sen. Chambliss.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald


Michelle Nunn brings Senate campaign to Athens
U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn spent time in Athens hammering nails and sawing boards for a Habitat for Humanity project in the morning before meeting with potential supporters, volunteers and donors in the afternoon.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald


State lawmakers from around the nation promise to make push on voting rights
Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams describes the effort as nonpartisan, but leaders of the effort are all Democrats and states adopting more restrictive voting laws are run by Republicans.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald


Lawmakers to address child hunger at national conference
Organizers of the National Conference of State Legislatures say lawmakers competed Wednesday morning to see who could pack the most bags with food that will be donated to Atlanta area children.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald


State legislators may ask for constitutional convention
The U.S. Constitution doesn’t give states authority to directly alter the way the federal government works, but it does empower them to call for a constitutional convention. If enough request one, Congress is required by the Constitution’s Article V to set it up.
Source: Georgia Times-Union


Political Insider: The new pro-gay agenda over at Fox News
“The truth about Sean Hannity’s loss of his nightly slot on Fox News has finally come out.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Kyle Wingfield: Who’s afraid of sequestration, round two?
“There were many dire warnings about the sheer catastrophe that was sure to occur if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration were allowed to proceed earlier this year. So far, they have largely turned out to be overhyped — not only individually but in their impact on the broader economy.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution




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