Monday, January 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, touched on the hot-button issue during an address to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Tell us what you think of Gingrey’s comments.
The phrase “legitimate rape,” uttered by the now former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin last August in the midst of his re-election campaign, is one he and Republicans likely hoped most Republicans would forget last year. Akin’s comments suggesting that victims of "legitimate rape" have a built-in defense against pregnancy likely played a factor in the Missouri Republican's political defeat in November. While Akin’s comments became part of the political landscape in 2012, they have resurfaced in the early days of 2013, but this time in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, said as he spoke to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce that the former representative was “partly right.” Here’s what Gingrey, an OB-GYN, said during his…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Rep. Tom Price's 6th district would still include East Cobb but features major changes under the proposed redrawing.
Georgia has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking federal approval of the newly drawn state legislative and congressional redistricting plans. Under the federal Voting Rights Act, Georgia must receive approval from the Justice Department or the D.C.-based federal court before any changes in election law are put into effect. This is the first redistricting process since Republicans took control of the state government. However, this is not the first time the state has chosen to go first to court, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Ten years ago, Democrats tried the same tactic to get around a Republican Justice Department. The courts tossed out much of the Democrats' plan. If the maps are …
Friday, September 2, 2011
A sampling of Cobb-area headlines for Friday, Sept. 2.
Friday, September 2, 2011
For more on today's featured stories, please click the links below: Voters Express Anger at Gingrey Walton Edges Pope in Volleyball Local Escape to Art Festival
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The former Cobb commission chairman is the featured guest at Wednesday's East Cobb Civic Association meeting.
Former Cobb commission chairman Sam Olens is returning to his political roots Wednesday. Olens, an East Cobb resident who was elected Georgia's Attorney General last November, will be the featured speaker at the East Cobb Civic Association's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road. Olens also is a former president of the influential ECCA, which also was the springboard to electoral office for current East Cobb commissioner Bob Ott. Gingrey to hold Cobb town hall meeting U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey will conduct the second of two town hall meetings this week in Kennesaw on Thursday. The meeting takes place from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Ben Robertson Community Center in Kennesaw. Gingrey, a …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Plus: Olens endorses and Gingrey speaks.
Cobb commission chairman Tim Lee announced his re-election bid last week by scheduling an initial campaign fundraiser and by calling out one of his rivals. Lee will hold a fundraiser Monday at the home of Marietta couple Mary Lou and Dan Stephens. He's already drawn the opposition of former Cobb commission chairman Bill Byrne for the Republican nomination, with the county's fiscal situation a central issue "As we meet the challenges of today and focus on tomorrow, we cannot pretend we’re living in the past. The same old politicians, the same old political ego games, and the same old angry rants won’t solve these problems. We can not allow Demagoguery to become a substitute for real leadership in these critical times. This election is a …