If you hated the the 2014 Braves, you might love the 2014 World Series. The Braves drove us to distraction and brought “termination” to Frank Wren, the general manager who built them, by swinging big, missing big and spitting the bit in September.
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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
David Vitter is one of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate, but in his campaign for governor of Louisiana he’s open to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. From The Associated Press:
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, running to be Louisiana’s next governor, is leaving the door open to a possible expansion of the state’s Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor, as allowed under the federal health care law.
Vitter said Monday that he’s not opposed to the expansion if Louisiana can improve the performance of its Medicaid program and if the expansion doesn’t draw state resources away from other spending priorities like higher education.
The comments came in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with the Press Club of Baton Rouge, largely looking ahead to the 2015 governor’s race.
Vitter’s stance on the Medicaid expansion was in contrast to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s staunch opposition to the idea. The Republican governor has refused to consider any proposals for expanding the program.
It also stands in contrast to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who has been adamantly opposed to the expansion as unaffordable in the long run. Democrat Jason Carter, meanwhile, is playing up his support for Medicaid expansion as he steps up his attacks on Deal.
Daniel Malloy is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington Correspondent, covering the Georgia Congressional delegation and other D.C. goings-on that affect the state since 2011. He's a zealous fan and proud graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.