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Friday, October 28, 2016
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump greets U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney after endorsing his candidacy for president at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. Trump could lose more states than Romney this November.

Landslide? 5 States Mitt Romney Won That Donald Trump Could Lose

Donald Trump once bragged about turning New York and California red. Then he promised to strike a path to victory through the Rust Belt.
Now, unless something drastically changes in the next few weeks, he will struggle to invalidate the results of a landslide worse than the one suffered by Mitt Romney — the man Trump once maligned as a “choker.”

October 17, 2016
Steve Sands takes pictures of the rising waters in the Mississippi River as flood waters approach their crest in Greenbelt Park in Memphis, Tennessee January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht

Doesn’t Mississippi Have More Pressing Concerns?

After all, Mississippi just passed a law that 80 percent of its eighth-graders would struggle to read.

April 10, 2016
The North Carolina State Capitol, home to the General Assembly from 1840–1963

New Religious Freedom Bills Legitimize Discrimination

The practice of using the Bible as a prop for prejudice has a long and ignominious tradition, spanning centuries and continents.

April 9, 2016
North Carolina Anti-LGBT Bill March

Republicans’ Anti-LGBT Laws Have Been Months In The Making

Socially conservative Republicans are at an advantage on the state level: the party holds 31 governorships across the country and 68 of 98 state legislatures. In 23 states, Republicans control both the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers.

March 28, 2016
Nathan Deal

Georgia Governor To Veto Religious Freedom Bill Seen As Anti-Gay

Deal said he could not support legislation that drew wide criticism from corporations and had triggered threats of a state boycott by the entertainment industry, including movie and TV studios and prominent actors.

March 28, 2016
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp speaks with visitors to the state capitol about the "SEC primary" involving a group of southern states voting next month in Atlanta, Georgia

Super Tuesday showdown: How The U.S. South Won The Spotlight

The seven states holding contests in the region appear poised to play a pivotal role in selecting the Republican and Democratic nominees.

February 29, 2016

Georgia Sheriff Declares His Community ‘Politically Incorrect’

“We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag,” says the posted sign. “If this offends you… LEAVE!”

November 25, 2015

Confederate Memorial Day Disappears From 2016 Georgia Holiday Calendars

Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia’s official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

August 6, 2015

Four Confederate Flags Left At MLK Center, Church In Atlanta

Four Confederate flags were placed overnight at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the MLK Visitor Center in Atlanta.

July 30, 2015

South Carolina Isn’t Only State To Have Struggled With Confederate Flag Displays

The flag, emblematic of slavery to most but a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride to others, has become something of a political football in the wake of the shootings.

June 23, 2015

Gun Rights Vs. Public Discomfort In Georgia

“There is not an airport official in the world who would say that carrying an AR-15 makes sense. So the question is why would that be allowed to happen?”

June 12, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

In Republican Stronghold, Worries About End Of Obamacare

Here, few really love Obamacare. Few want to lose it either.

June 9, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Texas Is Nuttier Than We Thought

With the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case, this was a big week for anti-gay nuts. Not to mention the paranoid Texans who defended their state from a federal invasion, or the preacher who took to Facebook to wage holy war against a comic book character. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”

May 1, 2015
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Former Georgia Gov. Sanders Dies

By Mark Davis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89. As a young man, Sanders gave up his role as a quarterback at UGA to go off to fight a war, now nearly 70 years […]

November 17, 2014
Perdue screenshot

Georgia: Republican Perdue Wins Senate Seat Over Democrat Nunn

There won’t be a runoff in Georgia’s Senate race after all.

November 4, 2014
Former President Clinton stumps for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan

What To Expect In The Senate Battleground On Election Day

Here’s where the key Senate races stand as voters head to the polls.

November 3, 2014
Tax forms

Voters To Weigh Tax Caps, Increases

Ballot issues on the ballot increase voter turnout, and this year’s election has many states with hot-ticket ballot issues.

November 3, 2014
Georgia Voter

How Will Georgia Voters Turn Out For Equal Pay?

A close look at the Peach State Senate race.

November 3, 2014
In Georgia’s US Senate race, it’s all about … race

In Georgia’s U.S. Senate Race, It’s All About…Race

Can black voters save the Senate for Democrats?

November 3, 2014
Joni Ernst ad

10 Moments That Won Or Lost Senate Control

Relive the moments that defined the midterm elections.

October 31, 2014
US Capitol

Midterm Roundup: How Democrats Could Still Win

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 29, 2014

Five States Where Senate Polls May Be Wrong

Are we in for some surprises on election night?

October 28, 2014
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The 5 Closest Midterm Races

With only about one week of campaigning left, polls show that many candidates are facing dead-locked races.

October 27, 2014
Capitol building

Midterm Roundup: Deadlocked, Two Weeks Out

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 24, 2014
Scott Brown

Midterm Roundup: Down To The Wire In New Hampshire

Get the latest headlines from the campaign trail.

October 23, 2014