Happy birthday, Nathan!
Here in Georgia…
– Georgia Republicans will be asked about three issues on their primary ballots in July, including casino gambling and ethics reform.
– Atlanta is interested in a new bowl game between SEC and Big 12 schools.
– Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons has come under fire for his recent veto of Sunday sales.
– Gov. Nathan Deal has formally switched his support to Mitt Romney.
– Jonie Scott explains how Henry County found itself with a $10 million budget gap.
National stories of interest…
– There is lots of lobbying going on in the White House.
– Nancy Pelosi says that 75 Republican-held House seats are in play.
– Newt Gingrich ended his campaign $4.8 million in the hole.
– The proposed tax aimed at Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is being described as a witch-hunt.
– The Lockerbie bomber has died in Libya.
– Occupy Wall Street may have overstayed their welcome.
– Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) was forced to sell his dream home due to falling home values and the switch from a lucrative private gig to a Senator’s salary.
– Conor Friedersdorf explains why attacking Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a bad strategy for Republicans.
– James Pethokoukis shows the stagnation in our economy.
– With Facebook going public, here is Politico’s six worst gaffes by politicians on the social media site.
– House Republicans can’t be bothered with that pesky Fifth Amendment.
– Tea Party freshman in the House have been drinking the kool-aid.
– Some House Republicans are working to lift the earmark ban.
– The Obama Administration has slapped tariffs on Chinese solar panels.
A few that I like…
– People seem fascinated by yesterday’s eclipse.
– Is the MPAA changing its tune on piracy?
– Braves: 2, Rays: 0
– Calvin Johnson isn’t a bad hitter.
– Here are the latest iPhone 5 rumors.
– The music scene in one Texas town has been a boost for the economy.
– I’ve launched a new baseball blog, called AtLOLnta.