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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
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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
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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
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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
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How Will Georgia Voters Turn Out For Equal Pay?

A close look at the Peach State Senate race.

November 3, 2014
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In Georgia’s U.S. Senate Race, It’s All About…Race

Can black voters save the Senate for Democrats?

November 3, 2014
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10 Moments That Won Or Lost Senate Control

Relive the moments that defined the midterm elections.

October 31, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: How Democrats Could Still Win

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 29, 2014
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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
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Midterm Roundup: Deadlocked, Two Weeks Out

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 24, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Down To The Wire In New Hampshire

Get the latest headlines from the campaign trail.

October 23, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Democrats Jump Back Into Kentucky

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 22, 2014
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Despite Polls, GOP Still Quietly Opposes Marriage Equality

Republicans still oppose marriage equality — they’ve just learned to keep quiet about it.

October 18, 2014
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Georgia Seat — And U.S. Senate Control — Might Require Runoff

Senate candidates Nunn and Perdue in Georgia are neck and neck as November 4th draws near.

October 14, 2014
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Jimmy Carter Campaigns For His Grandson

The Democrat’s underdog campaign is finally unleashing it’s most famous asset.

October 13, 2014
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Party Of Lincoln Takes Aim At Black Voters

Since winning control of the governorship and both houses of the state Legislature in 2004, Georgia Republicans have passed a series of new laws restricting access to the polls. Their mission is clear: To suppress the African-American vote in the Peach State. Now, as the November elections draw near, Georgia’s restrictive ballot-access laws are about […]

September 6, 2014
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Endorse This: Stephen Colbert Introduces 2014’s Craziest Candidate

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive The midterm campaigns are loaded with weird candidates, but this Georgia Republican may be the nuttiest of them all. Click above to watch Stephen Colbert introduce the man who doesn’t know the difference between John Quincy Adams and Dolly Parton — […]

September 5, 2014
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Endorse This: Here’s What Happens When You Film The GOP

When Republican politicians assembled for a rally in Dawsonville, Georgia two weekends ago, nobody thought that things could turn violent. But that was before a journalist showed up with a camera. Click above to see what happened when the organizers decided that they didn’t want to be recorded — the confrontation begins at the 14 minute mark […]

September 2, 2014
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2nd American Ebola Patient Arrives In Georgia

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times A second American aid worker with the Ebola virus was back in the United States on Tuesday after a medical air ambulance flew her from the West African nation of Liberia to Georgia, where she will join a colleague receiving treatment for the often lethal illness. The plane carrying […]

August 5, 2014
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Georgia Dad Charged In Son’s Hot Car Death Fired From Job

By Rodney Thrash, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — Justin Ross Harris, the father of the 22-month-old toddler who died after being left in the family’s SUV for seven hours, has been terminated from Home Depot. Company spokesman Stephen Holmes confirmed Harris was let go in a brief statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We do not […]

July 11, 2014
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Georgia Grand Jury Indicts Allman Film Producers In Sarah Jones’ Death

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times The producers of a Gregg Allman biopic has been indicted in the train crash that killed a film crew member. A Georgia grand jury has indicted film producers Randall Miller, Jody Savin, and Jay Sedrish on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in connection with the February death […]

July 3, 2014
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Georgia, Missouri Execute Convicted Killers; First Since Botched Lethal Injection

By Matt Pearce and Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times Convicted killers in Georgia and Missouri were executed late Tuesday about an hour apart, marking the first executions in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of an Oklahoma prisoner in April. Shortly before midnight in Georgia, Marcus Wellons, 59, was executed by lethal injection after a […]

June 18, 2014
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In Georgia, Lawmakers Taking Pride in Policies That Hurt the Poor

This post is the final installment in the Roosevelt Institute’s National Women’s Health Week series, which addresses pressing issues affecting the health and economic security of women and families in the United States. Today, a close look at the state of Georgia, where the legislature is taking active steps against the Affordable Care Act. Georgia […]

May 18, 2014