Alabama: A battle for second place

Alabama: A battle for second place

By Hastings Wyman –

The Republican Primary to fill the three-year US Senate vacancy of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) will be held August 15, with a runoff on September 26. The likely winner in the first primary is Roy Moore, one of the three heavyweights in the race. Moore gained fame by being removed twice from Alabama’s Supreme Court for sticking with his religious/ conservative beliefs. But Moore almost surely will lack the majority necessary to avoid a runoff.

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Red, Purple and Blue: Racing to Lead Atlanta

Red, Purple and Blue: Racing to Lead Atlanta

In less than four short months, Atlanta will vote to elect itself a new mayor. Mayor Kasim Reed will leave behind large shoes to fill, as his bold leadership and forward-thinking vision for the city pulled it out of the recession and solidified Atlanta’s reputation as one of the best cities in the country to not only do business, but to live and raise a family as well.

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Georgia Reps Help Pass Defense Authorization Act

Georgia Reps Help Pass Defense Authorization Act

By Baker Owens –

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA). The final bill included $695.9 billion in spending for base budget national defense funding and Overseas Contingency Operations. It passed the House by a vote of 344 to 81.

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It’s the economy, or is it?

It’s the economy, or is it?

By Hastings Wyman –

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, appearing on CNBC about a month ago, said that since the election last year, the stock market added $4 trillion in wealth. He noted that the Dow Jones industrial average had gained 16%, the S&P 500 gained 13% and the Nasdaq composite gained 18%. And in the month since then, despite the Russian news, the markets have only gotten higher. At the end of last week, all three major indices on the New York Stock exchange closed in record territory.

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Senate delays recess following Perdue letter

Senate delays recess following Perdue letter

It was announced Tuesday that the U.S. Senate would be delaying its annual August Senate recess so that the upper house could work to complete its healthcare reform bill, among other tasks. The delay will “provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is responsible for making the call.

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Florida: Democrats expand target list

Florida: Democrats expand target list

By Hastings Wyman –

Democrats have targeted 79 GOP congressional seats nationwide for 2018, relying on polls showing President Donald Trump’s low approval ratings. In addition, a recent Quinnipiac Poll found only 21% of respondents nationwide approved of the GOP’s “American Health Care Act.”

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Right threatens McConnell’s Obamacare repeal

Right threatens McConnell’s Obamacare repeal

By Burgess Everett (Politico) –

Conservative groups are aggressively backing Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in their bid to move the Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill further to the right, setting up a major confrontation between the party’s warring factions next week.

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