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District Attorney Fani Willis improperly hired an alleged romantic partner to prosecute Donald Trump and financially benefited from their relationship, according to a court motion filed Monday which argued the criminal charges in the case were unconstitutional.
The bombshell public filing alleged that special prosecutor Nathan Wade, a private attorney, paid for lavish vacations he took with Willis using the Fulton County funds his law firm received. County records show that Wade, who has played a prominent role in the election interference case, has been paid nearly $654,000 in legal fees since January 2022. The DA authorizes his compensation.
The motion, filed on behalf of defendant Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign official, seeks to have the charges against Roman dismissed and for Willis, Wade and the entire DAs office to be disqualified from further prosecution of the case.
Pallavi Bailey, a Willis spokeswoman, said the DAs office will respond to Romans allegations through appropriate court filings. Wade did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
I've worked for the State of Georgia since 1999 and this is the first time this has happened -- at least for teachers. Nevertheless, I'm still voting for a Democrat in the next gubernatorial election.
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The supplements will cost the state about $330 million and be included in the mid-year budget Kemp will submit to lawmakers during the first week of the 2024 session, which begins Jan. 8. But the bonuses should be delivered in end-of-the-year paychecks next week, his staff said.
With state coffers overflowing thanks to another big surplus, Gov. Brian Kemp is once again suspending the states gas tax to cut the cost of motor fuel to Georgians.
Kemp can only suspend the tax one month at a time through his state of emergency executive order, and the new suspension - which starts at midnight - will run through Oct. 12. But he can continue the tax break on a monthly basis through executive orders.
From runaway federal spending to policies that hamstring domestic energy production, all Bidenomics has done is take more money out of the pockets of the middle class, Kemp said in a statement announcing the executive order. While high prices continue to hit family budgets, hardworking Georgians deserve real relief and thats why I signed an executive order today to deliver it directly to them at the pump.
Kemp, a Republican, has been a consistent critic of the Democratic Biden administration, blaming it for rising prices. Inflation was at 3.2% in July, down from 8.5% the same month in 2022, according to the governments Consumer Price Index report.
And so it begins...
Katie Rinderle is believed to be the first teacher in the state to face consequences under censorship laws passed by the Legislature in 2022. While district officials said in a statement theyre pleased that this difficult issue has concluded, shes now able to appeal the local boards decision to the Georgia Board of Education, and her attorneys said theyre exploring all possible legal avenues forward.
This is not the end of this case, said Mike Tafelski, a senior attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, in a news release. This is the beginning. Although many in Cobb, including some teachers, feel the boards decision was justified, it sounded like a warning shot to some Georgia educators.
Rinderle was removed from her classroom at Due West Elementary School in March after reading My Shadow is Purple by Scott Stuart, a book that challenges gender norms. Parents complained that the content was inappropriate and they werent given a chance to opt out.
Good for Joe, Navy, and the Biden family. I gave Joe some grief over this issue for not acknowledging Navy when paternity was established in 2019 and I'm glad to see he's doing right by his seventh grandchild.
eta: For the sake of clarity, paternity was established in 2019, but they settled the money and last name issue last month.
President Joe Biden on Friday publicly acknowledged his seventh grandchild for the first time, while adding that his granddaughter Navy is "not a political issue."
In a statement first reported by People that was obtained by NBC News, Biden said that he and first lady Jill Biden wanted the best for all of their grandchildren, "including Navy."
Our son Hunter and Navys mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward," the president said. "This is not a political issue, its a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy.
Hunter Biden and Lunden Roberts last month settled a paternity case over their daughter Navy in an Arkansas court.
This is promising news. Most of the local politicians are Democrats, but they are deeply invested in Cop City happening.
The ruling restarts the 60-day timeline in which opponents of the facility must collect about 70,000 signatures.
Released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Cohens order temporarily blocks Atlanta from enforcing its requirement that those collecting signatures must swear they are Atlanta residents. Cohen also wrote that the citys requirement imposes a severe burden on core political speech. And he added that Atlanta failed to present any argument that the requirement is narrowly tailored to serve a compelling government interest.
But requiring signature gatherers to be residents of the city imposes a severe burden on core political speech and does little to protect the citys interest in self-governance, Cohen wrote. Because this court finds that plaintiffs are likely to succeed on their First Amendment claim, plaintiffs have established irreparable harm.
Most of us probably support the writers and actors strike, but it's hitting Georgia wallets hard.
Morgan has worked as a set decorator professionally since 2008, but hes been making movies since the 90s. His most recent job in the film industry was in May, but it shut down a few days after the writers strike began.
Since then, Morgan is picking up any work he can find. Right now, that happens to be at Rainy Day Revival and Obscure Props, but hes done a commercial here and there and worked on a stop-motion movie for an independent toy company. His wife, whos stayed at home with the kids for the past ten years, has started making and selling steel fire bowls to bring in a little extra income.
Were getting by, you know, Morgan said. Everybodys in this survival mode right now and just hustling every gig they can.
A beautiful things for a beautiful man.
But the event was more than just that. It was the first public memorial for Lewis life and legacy since his death from pancreatic cancer three years ago Monday.
It is a moment in which we get to say thank you, said Michael Collins, a former chief of staff to Lewis and the chair of the John and Lilian Miles Lewis Foundation. We get to remember, we get to think about the good work, the great work, the necessary work of Congressman Lewis life and legacy and recommit ourselves to the work ahead.
Bottoms must have impressed the Biden administration.
Bottoms, who served as mayor from 2018 through 2021, has been appointed as a member of the Presidents Export Council, which serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade, the White House announced last Friday.
Specifically, the White House said the Council advises the president on government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems in the business, industrial, agricultural, labor, and government sectors.
I saw the Grateful Dead as much as I could between 1984-1992 and loved every show.
I started seeing Dead&Co in 2017 and few times on this Final Tour. Its funny because it was the free previews of set opening songs on Nugs via Facebook that drew me in just like the free tapes of shows hooked me on the Grateful Dead in the early 1980s.
Its different without Jerry and Brent, but this year they turned up the tempo and really leaned into the new guys strengths.
I watched the last three shows in SFCA on Nugs and it was worth it. I will miss this iteration.
Anyone else fall for DeadCo?
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