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Democrat gets backup in hunt for Georgia’s Sixth District

A left-leaning super PAC founded by former presidential candidate Howard Dean endorsed Democrat Jon Ossoff on Friday in the race to replace Rep. Tom Price. Democracy for America said it made Ossoff its first congressional endorsement since the 2016 election because the April 18 special election is a way to show the power of the “rapidly growing grassroots resistance movement” ...

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Despite other testy town halls, Isakson’s telephone forum stays polite

While recent congressional outreach events in Georgia have proven to be raucous and rocky affairs, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s telephone town hall event on Thursday evening was remarkably civil. Missing entirely from the 55-minute call were the protests, chanting and overall testiness that have marked in-person events across the state and nationally, including a constituent service event Isakson’s staff hosted with two other GOP offices last ...

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David Perdue gets a seat at the White House table

WASHINGTON —The photograph Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Wednesday was a striking one. It showed President Donald Trump, Pence and their senior aides huddling with Republican congressional leaders at the White House over glasses of iced tea. Smiling and seated next to Pence and across from the president was a certain GOP senator who is not a member of the ...

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‘Dredge-ready’ Savannah port tests Georgia’s clout in Trump era

Georgia politicians are preparing a new push for the infrastructure project that’s long been a top state priority, in hopes that President Donald Trump’s plan to inject $1 trillion into the country’s aging underbelly can add momentum to ongoing work to deepen Savannah’s port. Trump called for a “new program of national rebuilding” Tuesday during his first Capitol Hill address, ...

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Your tip sheet: Guns, pipelines and a big Delta tax break. Welcome to Crossover Day!

Days remaining in the session: 13 The frenzy known as Crossover Day has finally arrived at the Georgia Legislature, with both the House and Senate set to start at 10 a.m. Among high-profile proposals on the bubble: allowing guns on the state’s college campuses, new limits on petroleum pipelines and a $30 million tax credit for Delta Air Lines. The Senate has ...

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Hunter Leaves Fellow Gwinnett Commissioners Hanging

Protesters addresses other Gwinnett County commissioners after Commissioner Tommy Hunter left the Board of Commission meeting, again. If you’re unfamiliar with who Commission Tommy Hunter is, Facebook will tell you everything you need to know about him. Hunter posted a status on Facebook calling civil rights leader and U.S. Representative of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District, John Lewis, a “racist pig.” ...

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Kasim Reed starts with a ‘hug’ for press – then ends with a hammer

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed opened his last address to the Atlanta Press Club as mayor with a nod to the Donald Trump-inspired war against the media, saying “even members of the press need a hug.” By the time it was over, he had unleashed his own barrage of criticism at the city’s journalists. Amid an ongoing bribery investigation that he ...

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Trump warns anti-Semitic threats could come from ‘the reverse’

President Donald Trump said that the anti-Semitic threats targeting Jewish community centers and cemeteries across the nation was “reprehensible” but also seemed to have suggested they could have been politically coordinated. At a meeting with a bipartisan group of attorneys general, Trump was asked by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about the wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions. Georgia ...

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ISIS, policy details and reconciliation: Georgia’s hopes for Trump’s big speech

WASHINGTON — Republicans want details and Democrats want an olive branch. What’s unclear is whether either side will get ’em. Anticipation is running high for President Donald Trump’s first speech before a joint session of Congress later tonight. Georgia lawmakers have a long list of issues they hope the new president will address during his prime-time speech. U.S. Sen. Johnny ...

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Your copy of Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress

WASHINGTON — Forty days into his presidency, Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress. Here’s a copy of his prepared remarks, courtesy of the White House: TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we ...

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