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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

...dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.The U.S. Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/poverty-rate-drops-first
Don't believe attack ad

...firm is awarded bids, and taxes increase? Amazing! If it's true, do not put out bids! Then again, Barrow and Barack Obama ? the man with whom he works "side-by-side" (his words, not mine), and whose agenda he supports 85 percent of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-12/dont-believe-attack-ad
Jay Carney joins CNN

...country will deal with the Islamic state. Carney resigned in May after spending three and a half years as President Barack Obama's primary spokesman. He was communications director for Vice President Joe Biden from 2009 to 2011 and worked at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-10/jay-carney-joins-cnn
ISIS crisis seems lost on this president

...Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, on the gathering threat of terror group ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet."? Barack Obama Thirteen years after 9-11, four years after the intelligence community began tracking ISIS and just days after other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-30/isis-crisis-seems-los
Senate hopefuls Michelle Nunn, David Perdue spar over business backgrounds

...Georgia as one of about a dozen races that will determine control of the Senate for the last two years of President Barack Obama's term.Also on the November ballot is Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford, a paralegal and former Flowery Branch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-08
US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

...government would run a deficit of $506 billion for the budget year that ends Sept. 30. That would be the lowest level of Barack Obama's presidency.When the deficit is measured against the size of the economy, the comparison used most by analysts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/us-economy-forecast-grow-1
Rants & Raves

...OF WATCHING the Republican establishment wring its hands and give lip service to stopping the destructive agenda of Barack Obama? This is now issuing a wake-up call to freedom-loving Americans fed up with GOP lawmakers' refusal to act. I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-31/rants-raves
Words matter - none more than these

...self-evident, that all men are created equal.' Just words? 'We have nothing to fear but fear itself.' Just words?"? Barack Obama, in 2008, countering Hillary Clinton's criticism of his campaign Candidate Obama reminded us eloquently of the importance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-05/words-matter-none-mor
US launches Iraq airstrikes

...Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.President Barack Obama authorized such airstrikes Thursday when the Islamic state militant group advanced on Irbil, in northeaster Iraq...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-08/us-launches-iraq-airstrikes
Animals entering political ads

...parrot in a Club for Growth Action ad that ran earlier in the year in Arkansas. It was meant to ridicule President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Pryor's now-abandoned claims that state residents could keep their health insurance if they liked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-14/animals-enteri