Black Politics

Your tip sheet: House takes up hospital ‘provider fee’

Days remaining in the 2017 Legislative session: 27 The House and Senate will be back in session at 10 a.m. today. The House has several insurance bills on its calendar, including House Bill 74, which would help identify troubled insurance companies. The Senate has a couple of minor bills requested by the state Department of Agriculture, including SB 69, which ...

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Survey: Approval ratings for new US president worst ever

According to several different surveys published Friday, Donald Trump has the worst approval rating of any President at this point in their presidency. Americans on the whole are seemingly unsatisfied with their new President and his controversial executive orders. The CBS survey gave him an approval rating of only 40 percent. The CNN and Gallup surveys were only slightly better ...

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Anti-public school billionaire to be confirmed despite attempts to block

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate was poised on Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie, despite a last-ditch effort by Democrats to sink the nomination. The vote was expected after an all-night speaking marathon by Democrats on the Senate floor, in ...

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Mike Pence breaks tie to confirm Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

After a bitter confirmation battle, Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Education Secretary for President Donald Trump. The historic vote was split exactly evenly, at 50-50, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to come to the Senate in order to break the tie and cast the final vote. He cast his vote in favor of confirming DeVos and then announced her ...

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Drake rips into Donald Trump: ‘F**k that man’

During a concert in London for his “Boy Meets World Tour,” Drake got political onstage in a brief, yet unfiltered tirade against President Donald Trump. “Every day I wake up, I see all this bullshit going on in the world, people trying to tear us apart, people trying to make us turn against each other,” the Canadian rapper said to an ...

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Kanye West Goes Anti-Trump And Shockingly Deletes All Tweets

Kanye West has gone anti-Donald Trump and deleted his tweets about the president, reports TMZ. From TMZ: [The rapper] has scrubbed his Twitter account of all things Trump, and it’s because he’s super unhappy with the president’s performance over his first 2 weeks in office. Kanye had tweeted about Trump in a positive light after the election. In December, the day ...

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Meet Diane Adoma, District 5 City Council Candidate, Stonecrest

Diane Daniels Adoma was born in Bainbridge, Georgia and resides in Lithonia. Diane has more than 25 years of work experience with companies such as Turner Broadcasting Systems, AT&T, ING Group and other Fortune 500 businesses. Diane’s passion is entrepreneurship, and she believes the small business is the “economic engine” for a revitalized community. Diane is also a graduate of ...

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Meet Anthony Cunningham, District 4 City Council Candidate, South Fulton

I am Anthony Cunningham, candidate for Councilman – District 4, South Fulton. If elected, I will strive each day to earn your vote. I have been a part of the South Fulton Community for nearly 15 years and with my wife, have raised three sons. As a resident of South Fulton, I have seen a lot of change. I have ...

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Meet Mandisha Thomas, District 4 City Council Candidate, South Fulton

Smart Growth Plan We, as a city, will control our planning, zoning and ordinances – it is time to develop District 4. ​ District 4 is the geographical part of the city that has the most undeveloped land. I, as your councilwoman, intend to create a Smart Growth Plan that would outline development plans, with the partnership of council-members and citizen approval. ...

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Meet Naeema Gilyard, District 4 City Council Candidate, South Fulton

Newsmakers Live Naeema Gilyard South Fulton

Dear Neighbors,   I joined the People’s Campaign to help organize unincorporated South Fulton and provide facts to citizens so they could make an informed decision to vote for cityhood.   As Co-Chair of the HOA Coalition, we contacted more than 300 subdivisions.  There were informational town hall and other meetings.  It was a grassroots effort.  Our goal  was to chart ...

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