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Georgia Gun Owners launches grassroots push to repeal gun free zones

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Georgia Gun Owners

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta -Today, Georgia Gun Owners (GGO) launched a statewide grassroots campaign to pressure Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to publicly support and call for passage of pro-gun legislation — without “poison pill,” anti-gun amendments.

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Attorney General Olens Recognizes National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – January 11, 2014, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is a brutal, complex and widespread crime in which vulnerable individuals are sold into commercial sex and/or forced to engage in activity against their will. Many of the victims are children. In fact, the average age of [...]

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Congressman Bishop Follow Up Statement on Temporary Health Issue

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal Washington, D.C. – In order to keep the citizens of the 2nd Congressional District fully informed, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the successful conclusion of his temporary health issue:

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP REMARKS ON POVERTY IN AMERICA

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal Washington, D.C. – Today, on the 50th Anniversary of the commencement of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) submitted a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the issue of poverty in America today. Below is the full text of Congressman Bishop’s statement:

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Chambliss, Isakson Continue Their Efforts to Protect Military Retirement Pay

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson R-Ga., urged their colleagues to support their amendment to the unemployment benefits legislation that would reverse the unfair Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) reduction for military retirees and disabled military retirees included in the recent budget agreement. The amendment [...]

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Democratic Party of Georgia Hires New Executive Director

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman DuBose Porter announced the hiring of Rebecca Bukant DeHart as the new Executive Director of the Party.

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Dr. Rad, Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate, Visits Fort Stewart

By   /  January 4, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, GA – January 4, 2014 – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Branko Radulovacki MD (aka Dr. Rad) travels to Fort Stewart, GA this afternoon to attend Major General John M. Murray’s New Years Reception. Major General Murray is the Commanding General of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. “I am [...]

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Attorney General Olens Part of $2.1 Billion Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Ocwen

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion dollar joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Sam Olens, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia and the federal government. In Georgia, Ocwen may provide approximately 7,602 troubled borrowers with an estimated $35.7 million [...]

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Isakson to Administration: Stop Targeting Small Family Farms

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Joins Senate Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter to Labor Secretary Demanding the Agency Stop Unlawful Regulation of Family Farms WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today joined 42 of his Senate colleagues, from both sides of the aisle, in a letter to the administration demanding the Occupational Safety and Health [...]

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Chambliss Statement on FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act

By   /  December 20, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Last night, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The Senate approved the measure 84-15, [...]

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