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

  • S.Con.Res.44
    A concurrent resolution providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives. (09/19/2014 legislative day)
  • H.J.Res.124
    Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 (09/19/2014 legislative day)

RSS What’s on the Senate Floor Today

  • S.2432
    Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • H.J.Res.124
    Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • H.R.4323
    Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1934
    Thomas Frieden, of New York, to be Representative of the United States on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, vice Nils Maarten Parin Daulaire, resigned. (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1107
    Bathsheba Nell Crocker, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs), vice Esther Brimmer, resigned. (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1534
    Alfonso E. Lenhardt, of New York, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, vice Donald Kenneth Steinberg. (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1112
    Adam M. Scheinman, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador. (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1290
    Eric Rosenbach, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Paul N. Stockton, resigned. (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1754
    Kevin F. O'Malley, of Missouri, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland. (09/18/2014 legislative day)
  • PN1844
    Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, vice Daniel B. Poneman. (09/18/2014 legislative day)

RSS Global Legal Monitor

  • Egypt: Presidential Decree Enhances Punishments Against Legal Persons and Individuals Receiving Foreign Funding September 26, 2014
    Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights - On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress cover
  • Japan: Three New "Promotion Acts" Under Jurisdiction of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry September 25, 2014
    Agricultural practices; Agriculture and food; Aquaculture - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law
  • Mexico; United States: Agreement on Product Safety September 25, 2014
    Consumer protection; Treaties and International Agreements - In August 2014, it was announced that Mexico's Federal Consumer Protection Agency (known as PROFECO) and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at reducing, through the exchange... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Libra