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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Senators weigh in on plans to deal with Islamic State

U.S. Senators Chambliss and Isakson issued statements following President Obama’s Sept. 10 speech.

Secretary of State’s Office investigating voter registration fraud in Gwinnett

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Candidate encourages fundraising by offering points, ‘cool stuff’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter launched a new social platform last week.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys file response in Georgia same-sex marriage suit

Lamda Legal — which represents group of plaintiffs including gay couple from Snellville — argued against Attorney General Sam Olens’ motion to dismiss.

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Middle East expert: Israel is America’s ‘canary in a coal mine’

George Birnbaum, former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was the guest speaker at the Sept. 4 Gwinnett Tea Party meeting.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Commissioners discuss ‘rules of engagement’

The Gwinett County Board of Commissioners held a two-hour informal discussion on Sept. 2 regarding how to have productive discussions.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Education remains focal point for gubernatorial candidates

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter issued education-related announcements during the past week.

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Woodall: Securing border, employment controls key to immigration reform

Rep. Rob Woodall describes a robust immigration policy as “the secret to American success.”

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Refugee resettlement, national security on Tea Party agenda

Former military intelligence officer Edward Hayes and Refugee Resettlement Relief Executive Director Joe Newton are scheduled to address the Gwinnett Tea Party.

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State GOP seeks nominee to replace Michael Brown

The state Republican Party has set a deadline of Sunday at 5 p.m. for applications to replace the candidate who died Tuesday.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Carter, Deal put different spin on unemployment numbers

During a visit to Gwinnett, Carter said state is falling behind. Deal campaign disputes claim, touts job creation and labor pool growth.

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Colleagues mourn state house candidate

Michael Brown, Republican candidate for State House District 98, was unopposed on the November ballot.

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Carter on chances in Gwinnett: 'We fully expect to do really well here' | VIDEO

State Sen. Jason Carter spoke to the Gwinnett Rotary on Aug. 19 and said his campaign is reaching out to every corner of the county.

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Unsealed testimony offers insight into bribery case against Kevin Kenerly, David Jenkins

For the 10 months following Dec. 3, 2009, a special grand jury met every other Friday to investigate land acquisitions by the Gwinnett County governtment. The testimony they heard is no longer shrouded in secrecy.

Perdue calls Obamacare a ‘disaster,’ says it is only getting worse

The senate candidate vows to fight for the repeal of the healthcare law if elected.


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