Black Politics

Trump attacks Obama because he needs a black boogeyman

President Barack Obama is no longer in office, but you wouldn’t know this looking at how Donald Trump is carrying on these days. If there had never been a Barack Obama, Republicans would have invented him, because they need a black man to beat up for the sole purpose of keeping their base of angry, white, low-information voters happy. As ...

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Federal Judges Rule Texas Republicans Gerrymandered Districts To Suppress Minority Vote

Federal judges have discovered more flaws with voting rights laws in Texas. According to the Associated Press, on Friday, a three-judge panel in San Antonio ruled that Republicans in the state racially gerrymandered congressional districts in efforts to limit the voting power of minorities. From the Associated Press: The ruling late Friday by a three-judge panel in San Antonio gave ...

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Jeff Sessions Takes Aim At Obama Again With Plans To Axe 46 U.S. Lawyers

The Justice Department said Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants resignations from 46 U.S. lawyers nominated by former president Barack Obama, reports USA Today. From USA Today: Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former president Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump ...

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Getting Back To Our Roots, Looking To Modernize Southern Traditions The Millennial Way

South Fulton District 1 candidate Ehimen “E” Inegbedion might not have much political experience, but he is no stranger to democracy. Inegbedion’s father was instrumental in helping to establish democracy in Nigeria. His father came to the United States in 1980 with the goals of finishing his degree in political science and returning to Nigeria. During this time, Nigeria was ...

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Under pressure to do town halls, some Ga. Republicans opt for tele-forums

WASHINGTON – At a time when many constituents are demanding face time, several Georgia congressmen are instead choosing to pick up the phone. Demonstrators frustrated with the Trump administration are continuing to pressure the state’s 10 Republican congressmen and two GOP senators to hold in-person town hall events. Phone lines and email inboxes have been flooded, and protesters meet weekly ...

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SonnyWatch: Perdue’s paperwork has been sent to the Senate

The long delay for the U.S. Senate to set a confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue as agricultural secretary could soon be over. The former Georgia governor’s paperwork has been sent to the Senate, according to a source with direct knowledge of the development, meaning that lawmakers should soon begin to formally vet the Republican. The paperwork was held up for ...

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Trump tries to sell Georgia tea party leader on healthcare plan

President Donald Trump met with a Georgia tea party leader and other conservative groups upset with the House GOP’s healthcare plan, struggling to quell growing backlash from the right over the measure. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said she was encouraged that Trump heard her concerns about the healthcare plan, but said she left without any promises of ...

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David Scott: Rip up GOP health plan, let bipartisan panel start over

WASHINGTON — On many issues, U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Atlanta, fashions himself as a man in the middle on Capitol Hill, ready and willing to use his moderate credentials to broker agreements across the aisle. The question has always been whether there were any Republicans to meet him halfway. When it comes to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill, Scott, like virtually every Democrat, isn’t ...

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Sheriff slams ‘King Nathan’ over law enforcement pay

Some Georgia sheriffs have fumed for months that a 20 percent raise for state law enforcement officers bypassed local deputies. But few have done it quite as bluntly as Sheriff Butch Reece of Jones County. The sheriff was among hundreds of law enforcement officials at the Capitol this week for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. And the caption below his picture ...

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Your tip sheet: Rural Georgia represent, y’all

Days remaining in the 2017 legislative session: 10 It’s another getaway day in the General Assembly and both chambers start earlier than normal: The Senate convenes at 9 a.m.; the House at 9:30. Neither has much heavy lifting on the floor, although the House will consider — and easily pass — House Resolution 389, which creates the Rural Development Council. ...

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