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Your morning jolt: VP Joe Biden will come to Atlanta for a July fund-raiser

We’re told that Vice President Joe Biden will be in Atlanta on Bastille Day, July 14, for a fund-raiser intended to benefit both the Democratic National Committee and a future Barack Obama re-election campaign.

Bring your liberty caps and knitting.

Speaking in Augusta on Thursday, Secretary of State Karen Handel, the GOP candidate for governor, in essence took up the arguments that Democrats (and city and county officials) have made over the last two years. Perhaps trying to get ahead of the county tax bills that have already started going out.

This from the Chronicle:

True tax reform, Ms. Handel said, is more than making cuts at a state level that force counties and school boards to shoulder the burden of recouping lost revenues.

“That’s not tax reform,” she said. “That’s called a shell game.”

Atlanta’s oldest and largest corporate giant has found itself entangled in the volatile politics of Venezuela and its president. The country’s health minister has banned the sale of …

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