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Judd is serious about political run
Actress Ashley Judd is “a very serious potential candidate” for office, according to Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth. The congressman — who hinted at Judd’s political plans a few months ago — says she still might run, according to WDRB News. "I think she's very interested in becoming a candidate for some office,” Yarmuth said in an interview that aired Wednesday. “Whether it's next year against Mitch McConnell or whether it's against Rand Paul, whether it's for some other office, I don't know. But she's a very serious potential candidate." Politico
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Virginia poll: Armed school guards wanted
Bucking the national trend, Virginia voters, by a wide margin, want an armed guard in every school, but they do strongly back an assault weapons ban, according to a poll Thursday. A Quinnipiac University poll found that Old Dominion voters favor putting an armed police officer at every school, 66 percent to 29 percent. That figure is at odds with national sentiment: Most Americans oppose that idea, which was put forth by the National Rifle Association in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month. According to a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday, 50 percent of American voters don’t want armed guards in schools, while 41 percent do. Politico
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Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hail court's decision to re-examine Chinese import tariffs
Gulf of Mexico shrimpers on Wednesday hailed a federal trade court's decision to re-examine Chinese shrimp imports from 2009 and 2010. The Department of Commerce had asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to allow it to reopen its review of those Chinese shrimp imports to the United States. Times-Picayune
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Head of Louisiana utility regulators calls for investigation into electricity company profits
As Louisiana's largest power provider prepares to set its rates for the coming year, the state's head utility regulator is calling for an investigation into whether electric companies are making too much profit. Public Service Commission Chairman Foster Campbell said Monday he plans to propose reducing the rate of return utilities earn on the funds invested by shareholders, possibly by as much as 25 percent. Times-Picayune
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New Orleans named one of the 'Tastiest Towns in the South' by Southern Living
Not that this should really shock anyone, but Southern Living magazine finds New Orleans tasty. In its February issue, the Alabama-based glossy names the Crescent City one of the “Tastiest Towns in the South.” The edition hits newsstands next week. Here’s what the magazine has to say about the issue: Times-Picayune
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Anyone Who Thinks America Has High Taxes Needs To Look At These Charts
There is a vehement and polarized debate going on in this country about our budget deficit. One side argues that America's taxes (revenue) are already much too high and that the budget problem is "just a spending problem." The other side, meanwhile, argues that the deficit is the result of a combination of factors, including economic growth being too slow, spending being too high, and taxes being too low. Business Insider
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General Motors to open tech center in Roswell, Ga., 1,000 jobs expected
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says General Motors will open an information technology center in suburban Atlanta. Speaking at Georgia Tech, Deal said Thursdays that GM will buy a former UPS facility in Roswell for the project. It's expected to create 1,000 high-tech jobs and includes an investment of $26 million. GoUpstate.com
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Bericap investing $29 million, creating 50 jobs at Cherokee Co., SC plant
Bericap North America is expanding its manufacturing facility in Cherokee County – a $29 million investment that is expected to create 50 jobs during the next five years. GoUpstate.com
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The key to gun control: Walmart?
ice President Joe Biden and other members of President Obama's gun-safety task force are meeting with the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups on Thursday, one of a series of discussions as the task force prepares its recommendations for Obama after last month's massacre of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn. On Wednesday, for example, Biden met with gun control advocates and gun-violence victims groups — then freaked out gun control opponents by saying that Obama is considering unilateral action to reduce gun violence. That spasm of angst was probably unnecessary — as Dave Weigel at Slate points out, there's little the president can accomplish by executive order — and the NRA won't budge in its absolutist stance against any new restrictions on gun ownership. Another participant in Thursday's roundtable, though, should make the gun lobby nervous, says Bill Scher at The New Republic: Walmart, one of the nation's biggest firearms retailers. The Week
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