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Friday, February 3, 2012

First Slice 2/3/12: What would Phil Gingrey do?

Cycling in Atlanta increased between 2000 and 2009 by 398 percent

1. Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., walked out on yesterday's National Prayer Breakfast during President Barack Obama's speech because the commander-in-chief apparently went a bit too heavy on the politics. There's no evidence that Gingrey then jumped on Twitter to make ridiculous comments a la Paul Broun, his fellow Georgia congressman who called the president a socialist during last year's State of the Union. (To be fair, though, I probably would've walked out of this 2006 prayer breakfast which featured Bono.)

2. Cycling in Atlanta increased between 2000 and 2009 by 398 percent. That's great news. But it should be noted that the reason the percentage is so high is because, well, the base number is so low.

3. ICYMI: My colleague Scott Henry reports that the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, the controversial nonprofit which was scheduled to appear in a Fulton County court today, might learn if it could be booted from the massive shelter it operates at the intersection of Peachtree and Pine streets.

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