Around the South for Nov. 27: TX, KY & FL

    Texas: Houston woman mails bombs. Julia Poff has been indicted in Federal court for mailing bombs in 2016 to President Obama and Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Neither bomb exploded. Poff was upset with Abbott for failing to make her ex-husband pay support payments to her when Abbott was Texas attorney general; she didn’t like President Obama ……. Kentucky: Paul has pneumonia. According to US Sen. Rand Paul’s (R) wife Kelley Paul, her husband returned to Washington with a 102.5 fever, diagnosed as pneumonia by his internist. Kelley Paul revealed her husband’s condition in a column for CNN.com, later reported in Roll Call. Paul is still recovering from being knocked to the ground by his next-door neighbor ……. Florida: Bipartisanship is not dead. US Reps. Vern Buchanan (R) and Alcee Hastings (D) coauthored a resolution calling for an end to the slaughter of cat and dog meat for human consumption. The measure has obtained more than 100 co-sponsors. Dog and cat meat is sold as food for humans in a number of Asian countries...

Around the South for Nov. 2: LA, FL & TX

  Louisiana: Kennedy questions tax bill. With one provision of the GOP’s tax plan raising the lowest tax bracket from 10% to 12%, some Republican senators are asking whether it’s too politically risky. “It can be explained, but it’s difficult to explain,” US Sen. John Kennedy (R) told Roll Call, “and I’m not sure the flame’s worth the candle.” …….Florida: Levine running for governor. Miami Beach’s two-term mayor Philip Levine (D) announced yesterday that he will run for governor next year. A wealthy businessman, Levine stressed he wants to address climate change and raise the minimum wage. “Today, here in Florida, it’s time to do what is right,” Levine said, reported News Service Florida ……. Texas: Trump names Ryan Patrick US Attorney. President Trump appointed former state judge Ryan Patrick the US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, which covers Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christie. Patrick is the son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), who chaired Trump’s presidential campaign in Texas last year...

Around the South for Mar. 21: GA, FL & TN

  Georgia: Ossoff edges Handel in new poll. In the special congressional contest in Georgia’s 6th District (Atlanta suburbs), it’s 18.31% for Jon Ossoff (D), film producer, and 17.98% for Karen Handel (R), former secretary of state, according to a new poll by the Trafalgar Group. Johns Creek city councilman Bob Gray (R) was third with 13.42% and state Sen. Judson Hill (R) fourth with 7.98%. Other contenders had about 3% or less ……. Florida: Bishop slams Gillum. Barney Bishop, a Tallahassee-based political analyst and self-described conservative Democrat, in a column for Sunshine State News, notes that a complaint against Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) has resulted in a state attorney asking the Leon County sheriff to investigate Gillum’s misuse of city funds to send emails that were essentially political. Gillum is a candidate for governor ……. Tennessee: Corker waffles on Trump budget. While acknowledging “the Trump administration’s effort to cut waste and encourage efficiency” in its proposed budget, US Sen. Bob Corker (R), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, noted that “until the president and Congress are willing to address the real drivers of our debut – Medicare and Social Security – we will be complicit in shackling future generations” with a financial burden...
Judge orders Virginia voter registration reopened

Judge orders Virginia voter registration reopened

By Josh Gerstein (Politico) – A federal judge has ordered voter registration in Virginia reopened through midnight tomorrow due to a failure of the state’s registration website earlier this week. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton issued the order Thursday morning, saying it would “make amends” for the state’s site being down beginning at mid-afternoon Monday, which was the last day to register under Virginia law. “I think you’re entitled to some relief [for] people who had trouble on the last day,” Hilton said during a brief hearing in his Alexandria courtroom. Read more:...

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