With races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate neck-and-neck, every vote counts -- and civil rights groups want to know where thousands of new voter registration applications have gone.
If 50,000 potential votes seem like a small prize in a state of nearly 10 million, consider that outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss was forced into a runoff in 2008 when he finished with 49.8 percent of the vote, about 8,000 votes short of the 50 percent mark required for an outright win under Georgia law. read more
Televangelist and Christians United For Israel founder John Hagee said that the Ebola crisis, Islamic radicals and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, are God's judgment on the U.S. for President Barack Obama's failure to adequately support Israel. "There are grounds to say that judgment has already begun," Hagee said, "because he, the president, has been fighting to divide Jerusalem for years now." read more
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) was an in-studio guest on the Point Of View radio program yesterday, where he went off on a bizarre tangent about Ancient Greece in trying to make the case that allowing gays to serve in the military "is not a good idea." Gohmert said, "I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks,'" he said. "Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it's a different kind of fighting, it's a different kind of war and if you're sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you're not going to last very long. It's guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism ..." read more
In a Florida gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, Gov. Rick Scott (R) was asked whether he supports the concept of a minimum wage. "Sure," he replied. But when asked what it should be, he responded, "How would I know -- I mean, the private sector decides wages." He may not have an answer for where the minimum wage should be, but he's ensured that Floridians can't decide for themselves. In 2013, he signed a bill that bans local cities and counties from passing their own higher wages or other benefits like paid sick days. read more