Byrne v. Weatherford NAACP Candidate Forum

  Mrs. Deane Bonner, President NAACP Cobb branch, and Mr. Doc Holiday, Moderator, at last week's NAACP Candidate Forum for Cobb Commission District 1. Following are the questions and answers. Do you believe the Braves stadium bond … Read More »

Thomas Massie

Congressman Thomas Massie Calls for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents Upon Reading Them

Michael Krieger | Posted Tuesday Jul 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm Late last year, I published a post titled: Two Congressmen Push for Release of 28-Page Document Showing Saudi Involvement in 9/11. Here’s an excerpt from the piece: Since terrorists … Read More »

Independence Day

Why We Fight

In his “freedom” blog, Rob Cunningham reminds what is at stake in this dangerous game of power redistribution within government. Earlier this week there was a widely reported poll that showed just how low the numbers for the Obama administration have … Read More »

Citizen Petition

Citizens Petition Judge on Braves Bond

PETITION THE BRAVES BOND and putting millionaire handouts ahead of our schools and public safety. Honorable Judge Robert Leonard II, We concerned citizens of Cobb County encourage you to disavow a bond which commits Cobb Taxpayers to … Read More »

GOP Gone Cuckoo?

Have Republicans Gone Cuckoo?

[Editors Note: After the Thad Cochran vs. Chris McDaniel Senate primary, many Republicans are wondering if the GOP has lost its mind. Since this was posted, we received an update: BREAKING! There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran … Read More »

Dave Brat

Data at Work : Dave Brat’s $1,000 Earthquake

[Editors Note: Thanks to Rob Cunningham for bringing Steve Adler and his work to the attention of Deciding The Vote. Steve’s work was instrumental in ushering in a new age in American political strategy. Deciding The Vote was instituted to bring to … Read More »

Immigrant Children

DHS preparing for influx of 65k kids — IN JANUARY!

The Obama administration’s claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. Sundance of Conservative Treehouse noticed a very peculiar advertisement: On January 29th … Read More »

Tim Lee & Brooks Mathis

Muckraker exposes Chamber-Commission relationship

June 19, 2014 Kevin Schmidt and Justin Hayes Were Cobb County’s members on the Cherokee-Cobb Joint Development Authority asked to resign upon request by the Cobb Chamber? On Monday, we detailed how the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and its … Read More »

Kitchen Cabinet Definition

Kitchen Cabinet Controversy

Private Advisers to Public Officials Not New and That’s The Problem June 11, 2014 Kevin Schmidt and Justin Hayes In Tuesday’s Marietta Daily Journal, “Around Town” columnists Otis Brumby III, Lee B. Garrett, and Joe Kirby expanded on their recent … Read More »

Bill Byrne at Georgia Tea Party

Byrne delivers clear message

Bill Byrne spoke at the Georgia Tea Party meeting at the Marietta Museum of History this past Monday (June 16) as he continues what seems an inexorable win in the District 1 Commissioner race in Cobb. Despite his deep experience in Cobb County … Read More »

Barr & Loudermilk at Georgia Tea Party

Who will hit the ground running for District 11?

Congressional candidates Bob Barr and Barry Loudermilk spoke at the Georgia Tea Party meeting Monday evening at the Marietta Museum of History. The venue was fairly small and relaxed, but turned out a very nice crowd of engaged citizens. After … Read More »

Bob Barr & Barry Loudermilk

Barr & Loudermilk at KSU District 11 Runoff Debate

Bob Barr and Barry Loudermilk at the Kennesaw State University Debate last Saturday, June 14. … Read More »

RSS What’s on the House Floor Today

  • H.R.4809
    To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.4315
    21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.4709
    Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.5062
    Examination and Supervisory Privilege Parity Act of 2014 (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.4626
    SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.3896
    To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to provide a definition of recreational vessel for purposes of such Act. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.Res.693
    Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4315) to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes. (07/29/2014 legislative day)

RSS What’s on the Senate Floor Today

  • S.2648
    Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014 (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1833
    Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, vice Eric K. Shinseki, resigned. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.5021
    Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1137
    Michael Stephen Hoza, of Washington, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1709
    Joan A. Polaschik, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1152
    Larry Edward Andre, Jr., of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.Con.Res.108
    Providing for the correction of the enrollment of H.R. 5021. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • S.Res.526
    A resolution supporting Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, and for other purposes. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • S.2577
    A bill to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014. (07/29/2014 legislative day)
  • H.Con.Res.103
    Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. (07/29/2014 legislative day)

RSS Global Legal Monitor

  • Indonesia: Law Amended to Give Lawmakers Added Protection July 21, 2014
    Government ethics and transparency; Legislative bodies - The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), on July 8, 2014, adopted an amendment to the 2009 Legislative Institution Law, also called the MD3 Law. (Law No. 27, 2009 [in Indonesian], DPR website; Margareth S.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developm
  • Norway: Begging to Become Illegal Again July 16, 2014
    Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; State and local government - As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Librar
  • Israel: Precedent-Setting Decision on Rabbinical Court July 16, 2014
    Health; Judiciary - Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide.