Collins picks up GOP opposition; Gibbs may have oppositon
U.S. Representative Doug Collins of Gainesville picked up opposition from within his own party as qualifying closed Friday for the May 20 General Election primaries in Georgia - and Hall County Commissioner Scott Gibbs may have opposition in the fall from an independent candidate.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Statewide candidate qualifying ends with few surprises
The final half-day of the weeklong candidate-qualifying period brought few surprises Friday other than the addition of some unknowns in a handful of races.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Bell, Carter, Vogel among those qualifying Wed. for May 20 primaries
Candidates continue to qualify for Georgia's May 20 primaries, including state Sen. Jason Carter who is running for governor as a Democrat and Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell who is running for state schools superintendent as a Republican.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Funding College Education For Inmates Will Save Taxpayer Dollars In The Long Run
Recently, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his plan that the state will begin funding college courses for state prison inmates.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
U.S. House targets 'sue and settle'
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday sponsored by Gainesville Republican Rep. Doug Collins aimed at a strategy environmental groups have used to win stricter regulation of businesses.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Music Publishers Seek Help From Capitol Hill
This story has been updated to correct the bill's sponsor information. Without a change in federal law, songwriting as a profession could "give way to songwriting as a hobby."
Bill aims to improve royalty payments for songwriters and publishers
Federal legislation introduced on Tuesday would help increase royalty payments to songwriters and publishers, likely adding another layer to the ongoing conversation in Congress about broader copyright reform.
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Congressman wants to get government out of the songwriter royalty business
It all started with a hootenanny, when a 20-something-year old boy in Georgia who was "deeply in love with a 5'2" blonde girl" went with her to her family's home to sing and play instruments.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
White House offers US 'support' to Ukraine, on top of possible IMF package
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the U.S. government is prepared to provide support to Ukraine, under certain conditions, as the country tries to emerge from a bloody power struggle that is still in flux.
Collins sticks by 'all politics is local' maxim
Rep. Doug Collins's career experience goes beyond the eclectic. When he left college he became a HAZMAT instructor, teaching fire departments how to dispose of dangerous materials.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Brenau radio station to air U.S. Senate debate tonight
Brenau University's radio station, 89.1 WBCX-FM, will broadcast live tonight's debate involving the Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
House GOP to target administration on 'excessive' regs, executive power
FILE: October 3, 2013: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. House Republicans are plotting a broad effort to push the Obama administration to rein in federal regulations and reform a key part of the health care law in a bid to curb what lawmakers see as abuse of executive power by an ... (more)
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Congressman Collins outraged at Cuomo's free college ride for inmates
The blow-back continues over Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to give convicts a free college education.
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House bill seeks medal for Freedom Riders
The Freedom Riders, who braved firebombs and violent beatings, could be honored by Congress if a bipartisan resolution by U.S. Reps.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Hank Johnson Introduces Black History Month Measure to Honor Freedom Riders
Patch Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognition of Black History Month, Congressmen Hank Johnson and Doug Collins introduced a bipartisan resolution last week calling on Congress to award the Freedom Riders the Congressional Gold Medal.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Shifting the focus back to Obama
House Republican leaders, having dispensed with the debt limit and put immigration reform on the back burner, will return to their political comfort zone with a legislative agenda focused on attacking the Obama administration and government excess.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
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25 Years of Helping Children in Washington, D.C.'s Ward 8
By Alejandro Alba - She wants to solve crimes as an undercover FBI agent and become a famous rapper when she grows up.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Equivalent Expressions and the Common Core Standards
When I was in school, I learned about the transitive property of equality. That's the math principle that says if A = B and B = C, then A = C. For example, if 3*4=12 and 2*6=12, then 3*4=2*6.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Collins hosts constituents lunch in Dahlonega
Georgia's 9th District Congressman Doug Collins has scheduled a lunch meeting with Dahlonega constituents next week, according to a press statement from Collins' Gainesville office.
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Carver tells congressional panel of concern over military's religious freedom
Retired Gen. Doug Carver, who oversees Southern Baptists' chaplain ministry, noted concerns about "growing ignorance, insensitivity or intolerance regarding matters of religion" within the U.S. military to a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Jan. 29. Current military leaders testifying at the hearing held that no substantiated instances of ... (more)