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Isakson, Perdue’s offices inundated by calls during Trump’s first days

WASHINGTON — Zachary LaVigne was a big supporter of Bernie Sanders during last year’s presidential primary, but the Atlanta chiropractor said he kept an open mind after Donald Trump won the election late last year. That was until the New York businessman began announcing his Cabinet picks. “It’s one thing if it’s one or two people, but it seems like ...

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How Sally Yates became a symbol of Washington’s bipolar political chaos

Sally Yates this week became a notable asterisk in Washington’s descent into bipolar political chaos, galvanizing a left wing that sees her as a hero and a right wing that views her as a pariah. Yates, the longtime Atlanta prosecutor, was summarily fired by President Donald Trump late Monday after 10 days as acting U.S. attorney general. A few hours ...

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Trump flirts with ‘religious liberty’ order that echoes Georgia debate

President Donald Trump said Thursday his White House would “totally destroy” a law that threatens to deny churches their tax-exempt status if they engage in political activity, and hinted at an executive order on “religious liberty” that critics said would discriminate against gays and lesbians. At a gathering of religious leaders, Trump said his administration would demand that Congress to ...

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MGM says Fox Theatre worries over ‘destination resorts’ are unfounded

One participant in the state Capitol fight over casinos – er, destination resorts – is a group calling itself the Georgia Arts and Culture Venues Coalition. The heavy hitters within include both the Woodruff Arts Center and the Fox Theatre. A spokesman for the group says they’re not fer or agin gambling. But on Monday, Allan Vella, CEO of the ...

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Brian Kemp drops a big hint he’ll run for governor

Secretary of State Brian Kemp dropped a strong hint on Thursday he could seek Georgia’s highest office, telling a crowd of business leaders that he wants to use his “unique experience to help lead our state during the next decade.” In remarks to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Athens Republican talked of his own struggles leading a real ...

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Georgia governor proclaims ‘Falcons Friday’ ahead of Super Bowl

Gov. Nathan Deal is rising up. The governor walked into his ceremonial office on Thursday with a wide grin on his face and a Matt Ryan jersey on his back. “Hello! Is everyone ready to rise up?” With that, he announced he was signing a proclamation declaring that Friday is Falcons Day ahead of the team’s Super Bowl game against ...

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A Democrat is making waves in Tom Price’s conservative turf

U.S. Rep. Tom Price could be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Donald Trump’s health secretary within days, and the race to represent his affluent suburban Atlanta district could be an early test of the new president’s popularity. On paper, the district stretching from east Cobb to north DeKalb should be the GOP’s to lose. Price won a commanding victory ...

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A Trump aide cites a ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened

When the current resident of the White House finally releases his tax returns, we are likely to find that he holds a majority stake in Twitter. He and his staff are setting it afire today. From the Associated Press: A top aide to President Donald Trump has cited a 2011 “massacre” in Kentucky that never happened as a reason why ...

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It’s not the Falcons vs. Patriots. It’s John Lewis’ team vs. Donald Trump’s

You had to know it would come to this. Ed Kilgore is a Democratic commentator with deep roots in Georgia. In New York magazine, he suggests that Sunday’s Super Bowl match between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots may be the billboard – but the subtext is a match between John Lewis and his maligned Fifth District, which is ...

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Newsmakers Live Recap with Al Bartell – Atlanta Mayoral Candidate January 23, 2017

Newsmakers Live January 23, 2016 - Al Bartell, Atlanta Mayoral Candidate

Newsmakers Live! continues the 2017 season having a conversation with Al Bartell – Atlanta Mayoral Candidate, moderated by Maynard Eaton, recorded on January 23, 2017.

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