Georgia Dome: 1992-2017

Georgia Dome: 1992-2017

The Dome debuted in August of 1992 as the Falcons won a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. MC Hammer performed a pre-game concert (one of the few items the Georgia Dome may have outlived was MC Hammer’s career) and John Denver sang the national anthem. Twenty-five years later, the Georgia Dome secured its place on every “9 short-lived sports venues” list likely put together.

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‘Florida is on fire’

‘Florida is on fire’

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Democratic Party chairman resigned Friday in shame. A Republican state senator faces possible expulsion for sexual harassment. The state Senate’s top Democratic leader abruptly stepped down after admitting an extramarital affair with a lobbyist.

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A Tale of Two Countries

A Tale of Two Countries

If you follow the national news media, there is no doubt that Roy Moore is likely to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race any day now. After the Washington Post stories reporting allegations from at least eight women who said that Moore behaved improperly toward them when they were teenagers – one only 14.

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Atlanta’s Confederate Monuments Committee Holds Final Meeting

Atlanta’s Confederate Monuments Committee Holds Final Meeting

The Confederate Monuments Committee in Atlanta held its final meeting on Tuesday. They settled on a number of recommendations that will be presented to the full city council and the mayor. There is still time for the committee to change the recommendations as the final plan will be presented next week.

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Isakson, Perdue praise judicial nominees

Isakson, Perdue praise judicial nominees

Last week Senate Republicans were able to confirm four of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees and Georgia’s two Republican US Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson praised the choices.

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RNC cuts off Moore

RNC cuts off Moore

The Republican National Committee is withdrawing its support for besieged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, leaving him increasingly isolated as he confronts charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers.

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Virginia: A harbinger of things to come?

Virginia: A harbinger of things to come?

By Hastings Wyman –

Democrat Ralph Northam won an unexpected landslide victory – 54% to 45% – over Republican Ed Gillespie in last Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in Virginia. In addition, Northam’s running mates, Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor and incumbent Mark Herring for attorney general, also won, each by 53% to 47%. And Democrats won major gains in the House of Delegates that could end the GOP’s control of that body.

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Goodlatte to retire after 2018

Goodlatte to retire after 2018

By Elena Schneider (Politico) –

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the term-limited chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday that he will not seek reelection in 2018.

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Democrats sweep Virginia

Democrats sweep Virginia

By Hastings Wyman –

Ralph Northam (D), Virginia’s mild-mannered lieutenant governor, scored a surprisingly strong victory over Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, in yesterday’s gubernatorial election. Less than two hours after the polls closed, Gillespie conceded. With 90% of precincts reporting, Northam led by 53% to 45%. The margin may tighten as many rural counties, which usually vote Republican, continue to report their returns, but the final result was not in doubt.

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Why a Corporate City is a Logical Next Step for Amazon

Why a Corporate City is a Logical Next Step for Amazon

Jeff Bezos is known as a creative genius, taking a cardboard box and disrupting the world’s entire retail industry, making Amazon worth more than twice what the state of California spends in a year. But channeling Bezos’ plans for Amazon for the next 10 to 20 years takes bold vision. And Bezos is a very big thinker – now exploring everything from getting into pharmaceutical sales to allowing a deliveryman access to your home.

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