February 4, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, February 3, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, February 3, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 11 Comments On this date in 1861, delegates from six southern states met in Montgomery, AL to form the Confederate States of America. Peaches Georgia’s highest paid employees Casinos? Prison official says YES drugs were smuggled in NAACP slams Governor Deal New voter registration record for Georgia Georgia Power paying customers? Jimmy Carter Trump breaks another record Hard feelings hurting Cruz? $100 million in political ads My favorite campaign video ever Sweet Tea The homeless are disappearing ahead of the Super Bowl? Abortions at sea for Zika virus? 24 hours without a break Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 11 Comments John Konop Carson, Trump and Rubio have all called foul on Cruz campaign spreading false rumors about Carson to take votes in Iowa. Will it hurt Cruz for organizing a campaign prior to Iowa caucus falsely telling voters that Carson dropped out of the race, and they should vote for him? Do you think the GOP party should do anything about this, if so what? Is Carson right to ask voters to reconsider any support for Cruz, via playing dirty tricks to win? …………..CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin said Ted Cruz’s blaming of a CNN report for the rumor that primary rival Ben Carson was dropping out of the race was “BS.” “We reported it accurately and here are the facts: Dr. Carson’s staff told us that he would return home to Florida to ‘take a breath’ from the campaign before resuming his activities on the campaign trail,” Baldwin said on her show, “CNN Newsroom.” “That accurate report was disseminated on television and CNN digital, and that was that. That was that,” she said. “Congressman, forgive me, but I’m going to call out BS if I hear BS, and that was BS,” she said to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who was her guest on the show at the time……….. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/268104-cnn-anchor-calls-cruzs-excuse-on-carson-bs February 4, 2016 7:19 AM Log in to Reply Calypso Hey Jessica, your Georgia Power link is kaput… February 4, 2016 7:29 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal February 3…February 4…whatever it takes. February 4, 2016 8:00 AM Log in to Reply xdog I saw something new to me yesterday while looking over a survey/solicitation from the RNC. After the expected questions and the suggested tiers for donations was this option: “No, I cannot contribute at this time, but I am enclosing $15.00 to help defray the cost of processing my survey.” What? I can’t imagine they really expect people to send them 15 bucks. Has this been going on for a while? February 4, 2016 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s another indication that party organizations/campaigns are a business just like any other. February 4, 2016 9:00 AM Log in to Reply gcp Former UGA president Michael Adams has been out of office for two years and he gets paid over $676,000. Other university presidents are paid over $1,000,000. We hear nothing from our legislators. February 4, 2016 9:21 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Government pay is more often increased by comparing to other government scales as they left the private comparison behind long ago. Remember the article where if 3 super paid teachers retirement admins they didn’t want to write the $250,000 or so checks for unused vacations. Aside from the working pay, fear the pensions and benefits no private firm could afford for another 30 years not working and sometimes double dipping somewhere else. February 4, 2016 2:23 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Put an equal effort into demanding corporate executive pay cuts and maybe you could save enough from buying their products to afford the extra teacher pay. February 4, 2016 3:28 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Corporate execs don’t work for me but I do have options on their products. Teachers work for me, they are underpaid and over administered workers and overpaid retirees. After 10-15 years they are burned out by folks like you and waiting on 30. February 4, 2016 3:42 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Sika virus sans vaccine and the blood test for Down’s syndrome are presenting hot topics between the no exceptions pro-life and medical exceptions pro-lifers. February 4, 2016 2:32 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Would love to read one of our interns give us some insight on the millennials leaning to Progressives and social democrats. Just listened to Hillary claim she was more progressive than Bernie who was said to be drawing great support from millennials and is a professed social democrat. What we hear is the reasons reside in mostly social issues. As a spark, Perhaps it is a smoke screen as their real concerns are economic. Education costs, Student loans, employment, health care, home loans, a scary world that progressive politicians promise to save them from. February 4, 2016 2:47 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.