Saturday, March 30, 2013
Barr has announced his candidacy to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent District 11.
Saturday, March 30
Former U.S. Rep Bob Barr wants to return to Congress. Barr, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1995 and 2003, has announced his plans to run for the District 11 seat, which will be vacated by U.S. Rep Phil Gingrey as he plans to run for the U.S. Senate. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barr was the author of the Defense of Marriage Act, whose constitutionality was debated earlier this week in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also ran for the presidency in 2008 on the Libertarian Party ticket and currently practices law in Atlanta.
Monday, January 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, touched on the hot-button issue during an address to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Tell us what you think of Gingrey’s comments.
The phrase “legitimate rape,” uttered by the now former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin last August in the midst of his re-election campaign, is one he and Republicans likely hoped most Republicans would forget last year. Akin’s comments suggesting that victims of "legitimate rape" have a built-in defense against pregnancy likely played a factor in the Missouri Republican's political defeat in November. While Akin’s comments became part of the political landscape in 2012, they have resurfaced in the early days of 2013, but this time in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, said as he spoke to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce that the former representative was “partly right.” Here’s what Gingrey, an OB-GYN, said during his…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
He was one of 151 Republicans who opposed the bill.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
"It did not address spending, entitlement or tax reform in any meaningful way," he said on his Facebook page this afternoon.
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), whose district includes Acworth, voted against the fiscal cliff deal that Congress approved late Tuesday. "I opposed the Senate amendment regarding the fiscal cliff because it did not address spending, entitlement or tax reform in any meaningful way," he said on his Facebook page this afternoon. "Furthermore, it continues Washington's habit of kicking the can down the road, fails to provide certainty for job creators or protection for small businesses." The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257 to 167 to send the measure to President Obama's desk for his signature. Had a deal not been reached, broad tax increases would have taken effect this month and there would have have been $110 billion in automatic …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The representative of Georgia’s 11th district discussed the economy, gay marriage, Obamacare and this year’s presidential race Monday night.
On the heels of President Barack Obama's stated support of gay marriage, Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, addressed the issue during a town-hall meeting Monday night at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. “I don’t like the secularism that’s occurring in this country one bit and I think it is incumbent upon those of us [that] stand strong, to stand very strong, in regard to that and say ‘look, Billy and I believe that marriage is a sacrament,’” Gingrey said. “I’m not ashamed to say that, and I won’t be ashamed to say that, and I hope our nominee on my side of the aisle will not back away from saying that and stand strongly.” Gingrey, who is up for reelection this fall, said he will continue to “stand strong for Christian, …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sign up by Monday at 5 p.m. to get a hands-on demonstration of military opportunities and learn about applying for and attending one of the military service academies.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Teens can learn all about the five U.S. service academies and how to apply to attend them during the annual Military Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base on May 12. The free event is aimed at eighth- to 12th-graders who are interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “I am pleased to once again host this unique opportunity for Georgia students to learn about our nation’s military academies,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, the Georgia Republican organizing the event. “Students and their families will hear about what each academy has to offer, as well as learn more about the requirements and application process for attending these fine …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Submit your letters to the editor to Acworth@patch.com.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Dear Editor, Pancreatic cancer has the lowest relative survival rate of all the cancers tracked by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), with a five-year survival rate in the single digits at just six percent. This insidious disease is severely under-researched and under-funded. Part of the problem is that the NCI allocates only two percent of its $5 billion budget for pancreatic cancer research. The best way to fight this disease and change the status quo is to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act (S. 362/H.R. 733) which would require the NCI to develop a long-term comprehensive strategic plan to combat the disease. Having my members of Congress co-sponsor this bill is so important to me …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The 11th District congressman said today's gathering was "different" and was the most serious of those held in his recent memory.
Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) was on the defensive for nearly all of the town-hall meeting held today in Kennesaw. Near the end of the 1½-hour session, the Republican was asked if this is the best he and other Republicans can do. "I know what they're talking about," Gingrey said of many of the comments made. "They are frustrated, and I don't have any ready answers. They're telling me the best you can do isn't good enough." Below is the blog of the meeting: Rep. Phil Gingrey is holding a series of town hall meetings. He held one in Cartersville on Monday and today is at the Ben Robertson Community Center in Adams Park in Kennesaw. 1:45 The town-hall meeting has concluded. 1:35 Speaker said she is concerned with dependency on …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Here are some of the highlights for Aug. 30 from Acworth and nearby Patches.
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Monday, August 29, 2011
Click through these video highlights of the town-hall meeting hosted by Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, in Cartersville.
At a town-hall meeting at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville, Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, was asked about repealing Obamacare, instating term limits, curtailing federal spending and balancing the budget, and a lot more. Read the live blog here.