Holder Big Data Targeting

Applause for AG Eric Holder – Big Data and the Frame of Justice

Attorney General Holder sees a danger in the use of predictive analytics in the pursuit of criminal justice, but only insofar as there may be racial, socioeconomic or geographic indicators contained within such data sets. These technologies should, … Read More »

Braves Falcons Dooley Press Conf

Falcons & Braves Stadium Opposition Moves Forward in Unity

Monday, August 2, several groups came from Fulton County, Cobb County, and as far as 90 miles away, to converge on the Georgia State Capitol and let their voices be heard on the new Falcons and Braves stadium 'deals.' Debbie Dooley, of the Atlanta … Read More »


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 »

RSS What’s on the House Floor Today

  • H.J.Res.124
    Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • S.476
    A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.5462
    To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.24
    Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013 (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • H.Res.726
    Strongly supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely determine their future, including their country's relationship with other nations and international organizations, without interference, intimidation, or coercion by other countries. (09/17/2014 legislative day)

RSS What’s on the Senate Floor Today

  • PN1772
    David Pressman, of New York, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1521
    Bradford Raymond Huther, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, vice Douglas A. Criscitello. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1773
    David Pressman, of New York, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1128
    Eric T. Schultz, of Virginia, 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 Zambia. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1144
    Thomas Frederick Daughton, of Arizona, 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 Namibia. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1641
    Debra S. Wada, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, vice Thomas R. Lamont, resigned. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1735
    Laura S. Wertheimer, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, vice Steve A. Linick, resigned. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1738
    John R. Bass, of New York, 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 Turkey. (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • S.2651
    DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014 (09/17/2014 legislative day)
  • S.2141
    Sunscreen Innovation Act (09/17/2014 legislative day)

RSS Global Legal Monitor

  • United Nations: Protection for Manta Rays and Sharks in Effect September 16, 2014
    Biodiversity; Endangered species; Environmental protection; Marine resources and fisheries - United Nations-sponsored restrictions on trade in sharks and manta rays became effective on September 14, 2014. Permits and certificates establishing that sustainable, legal methods have been used to harvest five kinds of sharks and all manta... The Global Legal Moni
  • Gambia: Parliament Adopts Stringent Anti-Homosexuality Law September 16, 2014
    Crime and law enforcement; LGBT rights - On August 25, 2014, The Gambia's 53-member unicameral National Assembly adopted the Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014, aimed at including a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" in the country's Criminal Code. (Gambia Passes Bill to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress c
  • Indonesia; Singapore: Maritime Border Pact Signed September 11, 2014
    Boundaries; Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - On September 3, 2014, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the Treaty Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore Relating to the Delimitation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Lib