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‘We’re not a nanny state here’: Georgia gov says ‘we can’t keep fighting the virus from our living room’

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Georgia governor Brian Kemp announced this Wednesday that he’ll continue to roll back lockdown orders as long as people continue to practice social distancing guidelines, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kemp says that the state’s data is looking good and downplayed reports about rising numbers of new cases.

“It’s one reason I opened up the state when I did. I felt like our people had learned a lot. They get it. They know what they need to do,” he said. “We can’t keep fighting the virus from our living room.”

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As AJC points out, figures show an increase in week-to-week cases of coronavirus in the state, “though it’s unclear whether it’s a statistical blip or it represents a marked change.”

“If we continue to drive the numbers down and continue to get further past our peak and take care of that vulnerable population that’s out there, we can continue to lift restrictions,” he said.

When it comes to wearing masks, Kemp says he won’t require Georgians to wear them.

“We’re not a nanny state here,” adding that he plans to “lead by example.”

Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Lindsey Graham is ‘hellbent’ on interrogating Robert Mueller in a hearing that isn’t even scheduled and may not happen

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is in the fight for his political career, but his focus is on investigating former special counsel Robert Mueller for his investigation into President Donald Trump. While Graham is rattling off talking points about what he wants to ask Mueller, the hearing not only hasn't been scheduled, it may not even happen.

Politico reported Tuesday that Graham has described himself as “hellbent” on investigating the investigators in the Mueller probe. It is a talking point his golfing buddy, Trump, has demanded in the months following Mueller's findings that the president obstructed justice at least ten times. Pledges to press Mueller about the Russia investigation have been going on for almost a year, when GOP members began questioning the FISA warrant that ordered the monitoring of Trump's foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

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WATCH: White man yelling racial slurs has a meltdown in Sioux Falls after he gets doused with water

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Although police received multiple calls about a South Dakota man yelling racial slurs and homophobic comments in downtown Sioux Falls this Monday, the man was never arrested, the Argus Leader reports.

The man's tirade was caught on video, which shows him arguing with residents on a sidewalk. At one point during the incident, someone apparently doused him with water. According to police spokesman Sam Clemens, the man wasn't arrested because his rant was well within his rights.

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Former White House lawyer explains why Roger Stone shouldn’t put away his orange jumpsuit just yet

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Former solicitor general Neal Katyal and Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection chief Joshua Geltzer penned a column for The Atlantic explaining why Roger Stone shouldn't assume that he's free and clear after having his sentence commuted.

Stone, who was found guilty on seven felony counts by a jury last year, was supposed to report to prison on Tuesday, but his longtime friend, President Donald Trump, saved him.

The legal experts explained that Stone's commutation isn't indelible. Stone could be indicted by a future Justice Department.

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