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Congressman Says Low-Income Kids Should 'Sweep Cafeteria Floors' in Exchange for Hot Lunch
Over the weekend, Republican Congressman Scott Kingston of Georgia riffed on the failings of the federal school-lunch program in a speech at a Jackson County Republican Party gathering, saying: "Why don't you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of ... (more)
The Macon Telegraph
U.S. Rep. Scott blasts Senate, Affordable Care Act at Macon town hall meeting
Andres David Lopez/The Telegraph U.S. Rep. Austin Scott talks to about three dozen people gathered at a town hall meeting at the Georgia Farm Bureau, Monday.
The Macon Telegraph
Austin Scott plans Macon town hall Monday
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, an Ashburn Republican who represents much of Middle Georgia, has scheduled a town hall meeting for Monday in Macon.
Republican Lawmaker Raises Conflict Concern in Governor's Office
As Governor Dayton's chief of staff, Tina Smith is one of his most trusted advisors.
DesJarlais Tells Pachyderm Members Obamacare Is Unworkable
Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais on Monday told members of the Chattanooga Pachyderm Club that Obamacare is proving to be unworkable.
Republicans are AGAINST ... the Minimum Wage ...
Republicans are AGAINST ... the Minimum Wage . Not just against Raising the Minimum Wage -- but they are against the actual IDEA of the Minimum Wage, itself.
New York Magazine
John Boehner Teaching GOP How to Talk to Chicks
John Boehner is teaching Republicans how to talk to women, Politico reports . "When you look around the Congress, there are a lot more females in the Democrat caucus than there are in the Republican caucus," the Speaker of the House observed.
The Washington Post
The Morning Plum: Slowly, the political-media narrative on Obamacare turns around
It's now clear that news organizations are beginning to take seriously the idea that Democrats are not uniformly on the defensive over Obamacare.
Interactive: Republicans More Likely to Have Constituents Who Use Food Stamps
When the House voted last September to cut $40 billion from the federal food stamp program over 10 years, all but 15 Republicans supported the measure while not a single Democrat did so.
Don't weaken labor law's 'hot goods' provision
Migrant farmworkers, particularly hand-harvest laborers, are frequently paid less than the minimum wage.
Reservists asked for company nominations
WASHINGTON U.S. Congressman Austin Scott announced Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve , a Department of Defense office, is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense 8th District Congressman Austin Scott encourages National Guard and reserve members to nominate outstanding civilian employers for the 2014 Secretary of Defense ... (more)