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From Congressman Tom Price
Rep. Tom Price: Combating the Threat of Terrorism
This past Thursday was the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It was a time to honor the memory of those souls that were lost on September 11, 2001, and to express our gratitude for the courage and sacrifice of the first responders and others who ran toward danger to save lives.
Over the years since 9/11, through the heroic service of our military and our intelligence community, through the hard-work and vigilance of local, state and national authorities, we have protected our homeland and taken the fight to those who seek to murder innocent men, women and children. It’s a fight that continues today. As we have been reminded in the past months and as the president outlined in his speech to the nation last week regarding the ISIS army in Iraq and Syria, the threat of terrorism remains. It is born of instability and extremist ideology and intent on fomenting more of both.
At times like these, the world understandably turns to America for leadership. (more…)
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From Governor Nathan Deal
Carter to Obama: ‘Forget what I said before’
Senator Jason Carter doesn’t seem quite as excited to have his longtime friend, President Obama, in town as he has in the past. The president will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in DeKalb County tomorrow. Carter’s unusual silence on social media suggests he will not attend.
The pair have much in common. Both Obama and Carter are inexperienced state senators from Chicago who rely on Hollywood celebrities, union bosses, and New York liberal elites for fundraising.
“Carter has been an outspoken supporter of President Obama’s, whether it’s tweeting adoringly or advocating for his failed policies,” Deal for Governor spokeswoman Jen Talaber said. “In fact, Carter supports a Medicaid expansion plan more expensive than President Obama’s plan, which is where the pair differ. But since Carter decided to run for governor, he’s changed his tune. No Obama fundraisers. No excited tweets.
I’m sure the president will miss him when he arrives in Atlanta tomorrow.”
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From The Georgia Republican Party
This morning, the GAGOP launched a new website to expose Jason Carter’s blatant efforts to trick Georgia voters.
The Carter Con (www.TheCarterCon.com) uncovers Carter’s deceitful campaign tactics and reveals his undeniable desire to advance President Obama’s radical left wing agenda in Georgia.
Follow @TheCarterCon on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag #TheCarterCon. (more…)
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From Senator Johnny Isakson
Isakson Celebrates “Constitution Day” On Wednesday
Releases PSA to Encourage Educating Students on Nation’s Founding
In advance of the “Constitution Day” observance on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is encouraging teachers and students in Georgia to celebrate by learning more about the role of the U.S. Constitution in the founding of our nation and in the federal government today.
“In honor of Constitution Day on September 17th, I encourage Georgians to read, study and learn the contents of the United States Constitution,” said Isakson. “I call on our educators, elected officials, community leaders and parents to educate our youth about the foundations of our great country and how the principles of the Constitution play out in our daily lives as Americans.”
Isakson has used the opportunity to highlight the importance of the Constitution through various means (more…)
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From David Perdue U.S. Senate
Perdue Receives Former President George H.W. Bush Endorsement
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, has received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush. The announcement came after Perdue personally visited with President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush over the weekend.
David Perdue said, “President George H.W. Bush is a steadfast leader for the conservative values that are needed to move Georgia and our country forward. I am truly humbled and honored to have his confidence and support in this critical election. President Bush understands the urgency to getting our country back on track, and I remain committed to being a problem solver in Washington.”
President Bush said, “I am proud to endorse David Perdue in this critically important Senate race because I am genuinely worried about the direction in which our beloved country is heading – and I understand many Georgians share this deep concern. (more…)