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Hice: Obama’s a communist, and a socialist too

7th Congressional District candidate Jody Hice, who’s competing with seven others for the GOP nomination, erects billboards in Gwinnett County implying that Barack Obama is a communist. And not only that, Hice says, he’s also a socialist . . .

Tags: Clay Cox , Doug Heckman , Jody Hice , politics , Tea Party

Bryant sworn in as school superintendent

Brad Bryant has been sworn in as interim state school superintendent, replacing Kathy Cox. He will try to qualify as an independent candidate to run for a full term in November . . .

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Too many tax breaks, Democrats say

In an appearance before the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Democratic candidates for governor say some of the many tax breaks and exemptions handed out by the General Assembly in recent years will have to be suspended while the state tries to deal with its budget crisis . . .

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Supreme Court boots Twiggs probate judge

The Georgia Supreme Court permanently bans Kenneth Fowler, a non-lawyer who served as Twiggs County probate judge, from ever holding judicial office again for a wide range of misbehavior. Lawmakers may want to address the question of why they’re allowing non-lawyers to serve as judges in the first place . . .

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Political Notes: Qualifying week for independents, judges

This is the week for people who don’t want to call themselves Democrats or Republicans to file their intentions to qualify for the general election. At least one of them, Ray Boyd, has already thrown in the towel . . .

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Political Notes: Isakson, Chambliss block jobless benefits

Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss joined their Republican colleagues to block a Senate vote on legislation that would have extended the payment of unemployment benefits to laid-off workers . . .

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Political Notes: Primary debates begin Friday

Televised debates for statewide and congressional races will kick off Friday at the Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Atlanta,  an important milestone in the countdown to the July 20 primary elections . . .

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More TV spots roll out, but still no attacks

Gubernatorial campaigns continue to crank out the TV spots, and they remain for the most part positive, issue-and-image commercials rather than the negative attacks you might expect to see this close to a primary . . .

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New poll puts Barnes above 60 percent in primary

A second poll has shown former governor Roy Barnes with more than 60 percent support among likely Democratic voters – suggesting that Barnes might win the gubernatorial nomination without a runoff in the July 20 primary if that support holds up . . .

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Political Notes: Hearing delayed on Oxendine ethics complaint

The State Ethics Commission has postponed the hearing originally scheduled for Thursday into questionable campaign contributions received by Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine from two insurance companies . . .

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