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Biden taps FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel as acting chair
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.98   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Jessica Rosenworcel testifies during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to examine the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden tapped Democratic Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Jessica Rosenworcel to be the acting chair of the U.S. telecommunications regulator on Thursday. Biden has not disclosed his choice for the permanent FCC chair. Rosenworcel said in a statement Thursday she was “honored” to be named interim chair. Rosenworcel is among those under consideration to be permanent chair, Reuters reported previously.
Persons: Jessica Rosenworcel, Alex Wong, Joe Biden, Biden, Rosenworcel, Organizations: U.S . Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, Federal Communications Commission, WASHINGTON, Democratic Federal Communications, FCC, Reuters Locations: Washington , U.S
FILE PHOTO: Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai testifies during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to examine the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Last month, the FCC began the process of revoking China Telecom’s authorization to operate in the United States. China Telecom is the largest Chinese telecommunications company. “That is a serious threat not just to internet freedom but to national security for us and for many of our allies.”The Chinese foreign ministry said in December U.S. claims about risks to national security were false. The FCC first warned in April might terminate U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies including China Telecom.
Persons: Ajit Pai, Alex Wong, ” Pai, Donald Trump, , Pai Organizations: WASHINGTON, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Communications, U.S . Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, Reuters, FCC, Huawei, ZTE, China Telecom, Chinese Communist Party, China Mobile, ZTE Corp, U.S Locations: Washington , U.S, China, United States, U.S, Asia, Hong Kong
FILE PHOTO: Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai testifies during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to examine the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Last month, the FCC began the process of revoking China Telecom’s authorization to operate in the United States. China Telecom is the largest Chinese telecommunications company. “That is a serious threat not just to internet freedom but to national security for us and for many of our allies.”The Chinese foreign ministry said in December U.S. claims about risks to national security were false. The FCC first warned in April might terminate U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies including China Telecom.
Persons: Ajit Pai, Alex Wong, ” Pai, Donald Trump, , Pai Organizations: WASHINGTON, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Communications, U.S . Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, Reuters, FCC, Huawei, ZTE, China Telecom, Chinese Communist Party, China Mobile, ZTE Corp, U.S Locations: Washington , U.S, China, United States, U.S, Asia, Hong Kong
The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff. Here's what we know about the highly-confidential program to replace the current Air Force One. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovBoeing won't be building the new Air Force Ones from scratch and in fact, the Air Force will technically be buying the aircraft secondhand. But the feature has never been used, Air Force sources told DefenseOne, except in the Hollywood movie "Air Force One." Pete Marovich - Pool/GettyTrump flew his final flight on Air Force One on the morning of Inauguration Day from Andrews Air Force Base to his new residence in Palm Beach, Florida at his private club, Mar-a-Lago.
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How to get a job working for a member of Congress
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Kayla Epstein | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
So you want to get a job working for a US Senator or a member of the House of Representatives? You don't have to be Ivy League-educated or well-connected to snag one of the Capitol Hill job openings, although networking and relationships always help. Most congressional job openings lurk in a "hidden job marketplace," said Margaret Gottlieb, the career director at the George Washington School of Political Management. Intern for a member of Congress or committeeMost internships can be found through the congressional job boards and are listed on individual member's websites. Working in a politics-adjacent field, such as consulting, policy work, journalism, and other fields can also eventually lead to a job in Congress.
Persons: It's, Margaret Gottlieb, Adam Sarvana, Raul Grijalva, Jimmy Stewart, Gottlieb, Washington Gottlieb, shouldn't, it's, Tom Manatos Jobs, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Zach Gibson, youngs, you've, they're, Nancy Pelosi, Alex Wong, Sarvana, Grijalva, you'll, It'll Organizations: School of Political Management, George Washington University, Ivy League, Arizona Democrat, Natural Resources Committee, Capitol, Senate, George Washington School of Political Management, White, Congressional, Diversity, Traverse, U.S, Getty, LinkedIn, Hill, Natural Resources, Washington Locations: Capitol, Arizona, Washington, lawmaker's
The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. People sit in a waiting room to make sure they don't have a reaction after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at UNLV on January 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Why Israel's vaccine roll out outpaced the US'sIsrael expects to administer COVID-19 vaccines to all of its citizens aged 16 and up by the end of March. An Israeli receives a coronavirus vaccine from medical staff at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 6, 2021. Hundreds wait in line in Florida to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on December 30, 2020.
Persons: Israel, Ethan Miller, Peter Hotez, Hotez, Sebastian Scheiner, it's, Elad Gil, Benjamin Netanyahu, Amir Cohen, Ronit Calderon, Margalit, Moncef Slaoui, Alex Azar, Alex Wong, Ashish Jha, Dean, Andrew West, Boaz Lev, Avish, Dave Kolpack, Andy Dunn, Aria Bendix, Hilary Brueck Organizations: US, Bloomberg, Pfizer, BioNTech, UNLV, Getty, Baylor College of Medicine, Washington Post, Sheba Medical, AstraZeneca, Hadassah, Hebrew University, CNBC, CDC, Human Services, Health, Human, White House, HHS, Brown University School of Public Health, USA, Network, Reuters, Premier Inc, Israel's Ministry of Health, States Locations: Israel, Las Vegas , Nevada, Texas, COVID, Israeli, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Ramat Gan, Florida, North Dakota, West Virginia
Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images$400 weekly boostWorkers got $323 a week in state benefits, on average, in the third quarter last year, according to most recent U.S. Labor Department data. That aid replaced about 38% of their average pre-layoff wage, which was $843 a week. A $400 increase in benefits would bump that replacement rate to 86%. The supplement would go further in some states, especially those that tend to pay more meager benefits.
Persons: Alex Wong Organizations: Getty, Workers, . Labor Department
Alex Wong | Getty ImagesThe incoming Biden administration will push Congress to expand food benefits for Americans struggling because of coronavirus until at least September 2021 or until the crisis is over. "This helps to make sure that some struggling families won't lose food assistance because they are receiving modest unemployment benefits," Davis said. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a state-by-state guide to applying for SNAP benefits. If accessing Internet is a problem right now, you can look up your state's SNAP phone number on the DOA's website. Where can I use my SNAP benefits?
Persons: Joe Biden, Alex Wong, Biden, Lisa Davis, Davis, Carrie R, Welton, Lauren Bauer, didn't Organizations: Queen, Biden, Assistance, SNAP, College, Hope Center for College , Community, Justice, Budget, of Agriculture, Brookings Institution Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, America, Hawaii
A lack of commissioners has largely sidelined the Federal Election Commission during the 2020 elections. Through legislation, they want put the Federal Election Commission, the nation's hobbled political money regulator, out of its prolonged misery — then reanimate it stronger than ever. Republican Trey Trainor testifies before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee for a confirmation hearing to be a member of the Federal Election Commission in Washington on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The Biden campaign declined to comment on how it would approach campaign finance reform if Democrats controlled Congress. It instead directed questions to its campaign finance reform platform, which calls for a host of changes to election law.
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Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Nick Lyon testifies during a hearing before the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee and Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee April 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rick Snyder, also pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of willful neglect of duty in Flint. Each of the involuntary manslaughter counts is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $7,500 fine. Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder exits after video arraignment on two counts of willful neglect of duty over the lead-poisoning of drinking water in Flint, at the Genesee County Jail in Flint, Michigan, U.S. January 14, 2021. The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.
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Pence made that clear in a Tuesday night letter on White House stationary to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "They're telling him he can't," one of the GOP sources close to the White House said. And a wave of recent departures also came from top White House staffers citing the attack on the Capitol.. "This is him by himself and it is something that has never happened before," said one former senior Trump administration official. I just think that's a goofy theory," said the former Trump administration official.
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The US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday threatened to cut campaign donations, following "inexcusable" actions by President Donald Trump. "By his words and actions, he has undermined our democratic institutions and ideals," said Thomas Donohue, chief executive of the chamber, in a statement issued Tuesday. The US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday threatened to cut campaign donations to lawmakers, following what he described as "inexcusable" actions before, during, and after the Capital riots by President Donald Trump. By his words and actions, he has undermined our democratic institutions and ideals," said Thomas Donohue, chief executive of the chamber, in a statement issued Tuesday. US Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue gives a speech.
Persons: Donald Trump, Thomas Donohue, Donohue, Neil Bradley, Josh Hawley, Roger Marshall, Read, Gina Raimondo, Alex Wong, Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: US, of Commerce, Reuters, Trump, Capitol, Hallmark, American Bankers Association, Rhode, Commerce, The New York Times Locations: Washington, The
What is quantitative easing? America's household wealth hit a record high in the third quarter, reaching $123.52 trillion as the wealthy profited from a recovering stock market. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP) Associated PressWhere is the quantitative easing for Main Street? Only 5% of small businesses were able to get relief before the first infusion of PPP loans ran out. This also isn't Powell's fault — eight months of political gridlock over a second stimulus package left many small businesses closing their doors.
Persons: Jerome Powell, it's, Powell, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Alex Wong, America's, Stephen Mnuchin, hasn't, Matthew Zeitlin, Yellen Organizations: Federal Reserve, Fed, Federal Reserve System, US, Treasury, Financial, Treasury Department, Federal, Capitol, Associated Locations: Washington
HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wall Street institutions in Hong Kong said they are reducing exposure to Chinese companies named in a U.S. ban on investments in companies Washington considers linked to China’s military before the rules comes into force later on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A floor trader walks during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, China September 26, 2016. The investment banks’ filings cited a piece of guidance saying the three telecom companies were specifically included in the initial executive order. The New York Stock Exchange - after some flip-flopping - last week said it would delist the three firms’ U.S.-traded American Depositary Receipts on Monday. China’s foreign ministry has previously said it firmly opposes what it called U.S. abuse of its power to oppress Chinese companies.
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HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wall Street firms in Hong Kong including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have set out plans to reduce exposure to Chinese telecom companies named in a U.S. ban on investments in companies Washington considers linked to China’s military. FILE PHOTO: A floor trader walks during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, China September 26, 2016. The investment banks’ filings cited a piece of OFAC guidance saying the three telecom companies were specifically included in the initial executive order. They also said the order would take effect for the structured products from 0930 EST (1430 GMT) on Monday, when Wall Street opens. China’s foreign ministry has previously said it firmly opposes what it called U.S. abuse of its power to oppress Chinese companies.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Bobby Yip, Morgan Stanley, Donald Trump, Alex Wong, Dow Organizations: Wall Street, JPMorgan, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Stock Exchange of Hong, China, China Telecom, U.S . Office, Foreign Assets, Bourse, Hong Kong Exchanges, Securities, Futures Commission, Seng, Hong, MSCI Inc, FTSE Russell, Dow Jones, The New York Stock Exchange, U.S Locations: HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, Hong Kong, U.S, Washington, China, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, China Mobile, Europe
The U.S. attorney in Washington initially refused to rule out investigating Mr. Trump’s role in the riot. The deadly storming of the Capitol by Mr. Trump’s supporters transformed the politics of Washington in ways that were still hard to measure. The December call to the investigator, like the call Mr. Trump made to Mr. Raffensperger, was recorded, the official said. Mr. Trump had pressured Mr. Pence publicly and privately to overturn the certifications and throw them back to the states so that Mr. Trump could try to undo results in states that Mr. Biden won. Parler is one of several upstarts that have courted President Trump’s supporters with promises of “unbiased” and “free speech” social networks.
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FCC chairman will not move to set new U.S. social media rules sought by Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission testifies during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to examine the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will not move forward to set any new rules sought by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump to limit key social media liability protections, a spokesman for the agency confirmed. Trump last year demanded the FCC set new rules to limit protections for social media firms under Section 230, a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act that shields social media companies from liability for content posted by their users and allows them to remove lawful but objectionable posts. Pai had said on Oct. 15 he would move forward to set new rules but the FCC confirmed he told C-SPAN Thursday there was not enough time before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20 to proceed.
Persons: Ajit Pai, Alex Wong, Donald Trump, Pai, Joe Biden Organizations: Federal Communications Commission, U.S . Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, WASHINGTON, Trump, FCC, SPAN Locations: Washington , U.S
FILE PHOTO: Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission testifies during an oversight hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to examine the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, U.S. June 24, 2020. Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Donald Trump’s top communications regulator said on Thursday he did not object to decisions by Facebook and Twitter to block the president from their social media platforms. “Given the circumstances that we saw yesterday... I’m not going to second-guess those decisions,” Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told C-SPAN on Thursday, according to a recording of the interview seen by Reuters. Both Twitter and Facebook removed the video and have barred Trump from making new postings. The FCC under Biden is not likely to move ahead as the two current Democratic FCC commissioners have previously called for rejecting Trump’s effort.
Persons: Ajit Pai, Alex Wong, Donald Trump’s, I’m, Pai, ” Pai, Joe Biden, Trump Organizations: Federal Communications Commission, U.S . Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, WASHINGTON, Facebook, SPAN, Reuters, Trump, U.S, Capitol, FCC, U.S . Capitol, Twitter, Biden, Democratic FCC Locations: Washington , U.S
Yuan may appreciate 4-5% against the U.S. dollar in 2021: Analyst
  + stars: | 2021-01-07 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailYuan may appreciate 4-5% against the U.S. dollar in 2021: AnalystAmple Capital's Alex Wong thinks China will use a stronger yuan as an opportunity to deleverage its economy this year.
Persons: Alex Wong Organizations: U.S Locations: China
Federal authorities and other law enforcement will likely make more arrests within days, if not hours. "These fools made it easy for law enforcement to find them because they were posing for pictures. An Insider analysis of the United States Code, coupled with interviews with several leading experts on federal law, identified at least a dozen different federal crimes that could apply to Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol. Assaulting, resisting, or impeding government officialsVideos both inside and outside the Capitol showed numerous pro-Trump extremists physically fighting with and otherwise interfering with federal law enforcement and other government officials. Anyone who "willfully injures or commits any depredation against any property of the United States" commits a federal crime.
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FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies during a hearing on "Examination of Loans to Businesses Critical to Maintaining National Security" before the Congressional Oversight Commission at Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday signed an agreement to provide Sudan a bridge loan to clear the $1.2 billion the African country owes in World Bank arrears, allowing Sudan to access new World Bank financing. The Treasury said in a statement that the loan would be granted once Sudan implements the conditions agreed upon under a bilateral memorandum of understanding and with the World Bank. A World Bank spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment on next steps. Sudan’s finance ministry said on Dec. 16 that the World Bank bridge loan would allow it to access $1.5 billion annually in funds from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), the lender’s financing arm for the world’s poorest countries.
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Bipartisan majorities in both chambers are prepared to meet late into the night to beat back the challenges and confirm Mr. Biden as the winner. Presiding over the whole affair will be Vice President Mike Pence, whom statute and tradition dictate must ultimately declare Mr. Biden the winner. Mr. Trump is pressuring him to go rogue and reject electors in key battleground states he lost, handing them a second term. The demand ensures Mr. Pence, too, must choose between the Constitution and his loyalty to Mr. Trump. With his victory, Mr. Warnock became the first Black Democrat elected to the Senate from the South.
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A lack of commissioners has largely sidelined the Federal Election Commission during the 2020 elections. Through legislation, they want put the Federal Election Commission, the nation's hobbled political money regulator, out of its prolonged misery — then reanimate it stronger than ever. Republican Trey Trainor testifies before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee for a confirmation hearing to be a member of the Federal Election Commission in Washington on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The Biden campaign declined to comment on how it would approach campaign finance reform if Democrats controlled Congress. It instead directed questions to its campaign finance reform platform, which calls for a host of changes to election law.
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At a Monday rally, President Donald Trump said he hoped Vice President Mike Pence "comes through" to help him overturn the 2020 election results. Trump appears to be under the impression that Pence has the power to certify him as the winner when the Electoral College votes are officially certified on Wednesday. President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally on Monday that he hopes Mike Pence "comes through" to help overturn the 2020 election results, when the vice president presides over a joint session of Congress on Wednesday to formally announce the winner. On Saturday, the vice president said he "welcomes" those attempts. Pence's inner circle expects him to follow the rules and fulfill his ceremonial role as Senate president, The Times reported, citing the vice president's aides.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Trump, Pence, Joe Biden, Alex Wong, David McIntosh Organizations: Electoral College, Electoral, New York Times, Academy, Senate, The Times, Associated Press, AP, Club for Growth Locations: Dalton , Georgia, Georgia
Raphael Warnock said he was “going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia.” Seated in front of a placard that read “Thank you, Georgia,” Mr. Warnock invoked the Rev. “These thousands of election workers have been working diligently for a free and fair election for the people of Georgia,” Mr. Sterling said. Mr. Warnock, 51, the pastor who took the pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Together, Mr. Warnock and Mr. Ossoff have the chance to expand Mr. Biden’s legislative agenda. And in Macon County, also heavily Democratic, both Mr. Warnock and Mr. Ossoff appear to have outperformed Mr. Biden.
Persons: Warnock, , Raphael Warnock, Kelly Loeffler, Lynsey Weatherspoon, , ” Mr, Martin Luther King Jr, Mr, , ” Read, Reid J, Epstein, Stacey Abrams, Elijah Nouvelage, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock inched, Abrams, haven’t, — Stacey Abrams, Joseph R, Biden, we’ve, ” Deborah Scott, “ It’s, Felicia Davis, we’re, , Audra Melton, David Perdue, Perdue, Gabriel Sterling, Sterling, President Trump, Read, Loeffler, Trump, Erin Schaff, Ron Klain, Trump’s, Klain, Ronald Klain, Kamala Harris, Ossoff, Tom Bonier, Ben Gray, Raphael Warnock’s, Jon Ossoff’s, Atlanta Lynsey Weatherspoon, The New York Times Atlanta Ben Gray, Associated Press Atlanta Alex Wong, Marietta Nicole Craine, The New York Times Atlanta Erik S Lesser, Georgia’s, Doug Mills, “ You’ve, Jim Crow, Barack Obama, Cory Booker of, Frazier Lively, Erik S Lesser, you’ve, Tucker, — Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock —, The New York Times Chang W, Lee, New York Times Curtis Compton, Associated Press Michael Holahan, Associated Press Michael M, Nicole Craine, Charles S, Bullock, Marietta Chang W, New York Times Alpharetta Chang W, New York Times Marietta Chang W, New York Times Atlanta Chang, We’re, weren’t, we’ll Organizations: Republican, The New York Times, Atlanta, Senate, Ebenezer Baptist Church, United, Democratic, Reuters, New, New Georgia Project, canvassers, Democratic Party, Georgia, Democrats, Credit, CNN, Biden, ., White, Electoral, Black, Black Voters, Georgia’s, Washington Counties, Georgians, U.S . Senate, TargetSmart, Associated Press, The New York Times Atlanta, Associated Press Atlanta, New York Times, Southern Black Democrats, coronavirus, Black Democrats, Trump, Republicans, Campaign, Tucker First United Methodist Church, Georgia Senate, Augusta, The New York, Georgia Republican, University of Georgia, New York Times Atlanta Locations: Georgia, Atlanta, Kelly Loeffler ., Ebenezer, Georgia’s, America, United States, New Georgia, American, Clayton County, Southern, DeKalb County, Dekalb County, The, The New York Times DeKalb County, Coffee County, Fulton, DeKalb, Dalton , Ga, York, Jonesboro, Ga, Black, Calhoun County, Clay, Macon, Randolph, Washington, Fulton County Georgia, Atlanta ., Democratic, Illinois, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Tucker , Ga, Fulton County, Macon County, Washington County
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