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Congress on the Corner
During the month of June, Congress is spending every week in session to debate a number of important issues - including the farm bill, which will have a huge impact on the 12th District economy and the folks in Georgia.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Southeast Georgia Today
Williams Not Running for Congress
Williams had earlier said he was considering entering next Summer's Republican primary to challenge incumbent Democrat Congressman John Barrow in the Fall election.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Which Nine Democrats Love the War in Aghanistan So Much They Don't Want It To End?
Over the past few days, I have written a few diaries about the NDAA voting in the House of Representatives.
Blue Dogs to Obama: ‘Time to Approve Keystone Has Come’
Members of the fiscally conservative coalition sent a letter to Obama on Wednesday saying 'the time to approve the Keystone XL project has come.'
Fri Jun 14, 2013
BBQ Tour Stops At "Merely The Best Barbecue Joint On Earth" June 24th
It is time for the next stop on the Peach Pundit BBQ Tour . This month, we will be visiting Georgia's 3rd Congressional District and be hosted by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland at the original Sprayberry's Barbecue in Newnan .
Thu Jun 13, 2013
John Barrow tries to curb ACA's unintended condequences
John Barrow, of Augusta of late, has introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to fix the problem of the ACA's limitation on insurance agents.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Do Democratic partisans forget that House Dems Voted 2:1 against extending the PATRIOT Act in 2011?
Over the past few days, anyone who follows social media, reads blogs, or watches the TV has had the delightful opportunity of listening to Obama loyalists defend a sprawling, unaccountable security complex replete with domestic surveillance which they had criticized when George W. Bush was president.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Barrow commemorates Equal Pay Act, calls for passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
U.S. Rep. John Barrow released a statement today celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and calling for passage of a similar law, the Paycheck Fairness Act .
Latina Community: Democratic Party Will Lose More of the Fastest...
Dee Dee Garcia Blase is the Foundress and immediate past Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement which is a woman-led political movement that pushes for immigrant friendly policies and is a national Latino Get Out the Vote Effort motivating Latinos to vote for pro-immigrant politicians in 2012.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Screven County GOP reborn with familiar chairman
After several years of inactivity, Screven County's Republican Party has reorganized, with Osal J. Evans returning as its chairman.
NRC Head Tours Plant Vogtle
NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane was joined on the tour by Democratic Rep. John Barrow who said the reactors will provide electricity that allows for economic growth in the decades to come.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
NRC head visits Ga. nuclear plant being built
The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is promising the watchdog agency will monitor a new nuclear plant under construction in Georgia.
From 'a child of the House' to longest-serving member
In an institution where seniority has long been prized, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is about to set a new standard with 57 years, five months and 26 days of House service - a remarkable tenure that spans more than a quarter of the existence of Congress.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Local non-profits could take a hit from federal changes
A change in Washington could hurt local non-profits. It's all about how federal workers here donate to charities.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Activity In The 12th District: Reorganization Of Screven County's Republican Party
A release from the Georgia Republican Party regarding the reorganization of the Screven County Republican Party in Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Republican Allen runs again for Rep. Barrow's seat
Augusta businessman Rick W. Allen says he's running again for the Republican nomination to challenge the Deep South's last white Democratic congressman: Rep.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
How many more House seats might Republicans have won in 2012?
After conducting research that strongly suggested gerrymandering cost Democrats the US House in 2012 and after doing this same exercise for the Democrats , leading to a similar conclusion, I wondered how many seats Republicans might have left on the table that, with hindsight being 20/20, they could have won by making unilateral changes, within ... (more)
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Congress urges: Don't clip our wings
The nation's most powerful frequent fliers have a plea for the Obama administration: Don't mess with our convenient flights home from Reagan National Airport.
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Single-Minded Mission to Block an Immigration Bill
WASHINGTON>> These are hectic days for the federal deportation officer who has made it his single-minded mission to stop a bipartisan bill to overhaul the immigration system that is making its way through the Senate.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
GA-Sen: Is The GOP Afraid Of Michelle Nunn (D)?
I have been working on this diary for a while now and I am happy to finally release it.