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U.S. House conservatives balk at short-term funding patch that would avert shutdown

U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde of Athens, Georgia speaks at a House Freedom Caucus press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom WASHINGTON — The most conservative Republicans in the U.S. House announced Tuesday they won’t support the short-term spending bill that’s needed to stop a partial government shutdown from beginning on Oct. 1. Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican, said the group is not interested in a

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U.S. Senate hearing on book bans probes censorship attempts in local libraries

“Gender Queer,” a graphic memoir by Maia Kobabe, was the most challenged book in America in 2022, according to the American Library Association. (Photo by New Jersey Monitor) WASHINGTON — U.S. senators at a committee hearing Tuesday discussed the consequences of book bans and parents’ desire to control what their kids read — though they also acknowledged it’s not an issue for Congress to settle. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony about book bans, focusing

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Eugene Jones leaving as Atlanta Housing Authority’s CEO

Eugene Jones Jr., CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority since October 2019, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Andre Dickens and his board chair, Larry Stewart. Jones convened members of the AHA team Tuesday morning to let them know he was leaving, according to people who were present. His last day will be Dec. 31.  The post Eugene Jones leaving as Atlanta Housing Authority’s CEO appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

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‘Vote to Stop Cop City’ hits stalemate over petition deadline while protesters announce direct action

After submitting what it says is over 116,000 signatures, the “Vote to Stop Cop City” effort is locked in a legal stalemate over interpretation of a petition-submission deadline. Meanwhile, some Atlanta City Council members say they will push to get it on the ballot – and protesters say they will march on the public safety The post ‘Vote to Stop Cop City’ hits stalemate over petition deadline while protesters announce direct action appeared first on

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Trump ally moves to dismiss charges against him in Georgia election case

Ken Chesebro, an attorney indicted in the Georgia election racketeering case, has filed to have the charges against him dismissed, reported Lawfare correspondent Anna Bower. In the filing, Chesebro argues that he is immune from prosecution because he was “fulfilling his duties to a client as an attorney.” “Mr. Chesebro, being an expert in constitutional law, acted within his capacity as a lawyer in researching and finding precedents in order to form a legal opinion

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Tuberville blockade of military nominees roils hearing for top Air Force official

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, an Alabama Republican, is blocking more than 300 military nominations over his objections to Pentagon abortion policies. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday conducted a nomination hearing for the next U.S. Air Force chief of staff, a key appointment caught up in the more than 300 military promotions currently blocked by Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion policy. Gen. David W. Allvin,