Morning Reads for Monday January 25th

We hope you survived what’s becoming known as #Snowzilla or #snowmaggedon2016. In Washington, they got one of the worst storms ever, and Speaker Paul Ryan let the country watch it with a live video from the Speaker’s balcony. God help anyone who didn’t get enough bread and milk to make it through.

The reads continue after the jump.

Differing opinions on medical marijuana, craft beer and teacher pay for performance reflect the priorities of top Gold Dome Republicans in year six of the Deal administration.

Now that the governor and Georgia DOT have gone public with 18-month and 10-year plans for road and highway improvements, rural legislators fear there is too much for Atlanta and not enough for the rest of the state.

In an op-ed in Sunday’s Savannah Morning News, Governor Deal’s Education Study Commission Chair Charles Knapp tries to set the record straight about the commission’s recommendations, especially regarding teacher merit pay.

State Rep. John Pezold of Fortson sat down for an interview with the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. In the resulting video, Pezold explains why the relationship between Democrats and Republicans in Georgia is different than what you see in Washington, and how his conservatism makes limiting government important.

Throughout the summer and fall, right-wing talk show hosts stoked the anger of the GOP base by promoting Donald Trump as a conservative. That was fine until the conservatives for hire realized he might actually get the nomination.

A portrait of the people that will vote in the presidential primaries sharing their hopes, fears and frustrations.

A little more than a week away from the Iowa caucuses, Republican candidates are courting the evangelicals that make up so much of the voters. Problem is there are seven types of evangelicals, and they support different candidates. Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders has the support of Killer Mike, Big Boi, Bun B, and Lil B, who are much cooler than Hillary Clinton supporters Snoop Dogg, Usher and Waka Flocka Flame.

Denver edges out New England for the AFC Championship, 20-18, while Carolina trounced Arizona 49-15. Call it the Waffle House advantage.

When National Weather Service meteorologists write their Forecast Discussions … THEY EMPLOY AN UNUSUAL STYLE OF WRITING.


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