ATLANTA -- A federal judge Thursday denied a bid to force Major League Baseball to reverse its decision to pull this year’s All-Star Game out of Georgia in protest of a state law putting new restrictions on voting.
Politics: Floyd County
WASHINGTON – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced, 38-26, a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation bill largely along party lines early Thursday morning. Two Republicans, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Jenniffer González-Colón of Puerto Rico, supported the bill. Members had submitted a whopping 229 amendments to the sweeping legislation, which was ...
WASHINGTON — Dan Crenshaw had to take a break from making skydiving videos as he continues to recover from surgery on what he’s called his “half a good eye.” “If you go above a thousand feet, your eye explodes,” the Texas Republican said. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, is easily identifiable by his eye patch. It’s a constant reminder of the roadside bomb blast in 2012 that destroyed his right ...
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., is putting his entire stock portfolio into a blind trust, the first-year senator announced Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise.
ATLANTA — A second Republican candidate has entered the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Greensboro, who is leaving Congress to run for Georgia secretary of state.
Wendy Davis, a Rome city commissioner and member of the Democratic National Committee, has filed paperwork to run for Congress in Northwest Georgia’s 14th District.
Jun. 6—The Georgia Republican Party reelected David Shafer as its chairperson Saturday, the party announced. "I am proud to serve another two years as Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party," Shafer said in a prepared statement. "The enthusiasm we have witnessed this weekend will carry our State to victory for our Republican candidates in 2022." Shafer bested two other candidates: Gwinnett's ...
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., has drawn the most well-known Republican challenger to date to his looming reelection bid next year.
ATLANTA — State Sen. Bruce Thompson launched a campaign for Georgia commissioner of labor Friday with an attack on the leadership of incumbent Commissioner Mark Butler.
ATLANTA — The Biden administration is sending a key component of Gov. Brian Kemp’s health-insurance reform plan back to the drawing board.
DALLAS – When Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, invited submissions from whistleblowers in the armed forces last week, he vowed not to let the U.S. military fall prey to “woke ideology.” He probably wasn’t expecting quite so many references to classic television shows "M*A*S*H" and "The A-Team" that used politically incorrect dialogue and plots to ridicule the congressman. The plan by Crenshaw, a ...
WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Friday introduced a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that they hope will comprise a key part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal. The plan, which is scheduled for markup on June 9, is $53 billion higher than last year’s $494 billion House highway bill and includes $343 billion for roads, bridges and safety; $109 ...
ATLANTA — The state Board of Education voted Thursday to essentially endorse Gov. Brian Kemp’s opposition to teaching Critical Race Theory in Georgia schools, despite criticism it would muzzle open discussion of America’s history of racism.
Former President Donald Trump is going to have to find a new way to reach his MAGA supporters. The exiled tweeter in chief scrapped his personal blog after less than a month amid poor readership numbers and his indefinite ban from social media. Once hosted on donaldjtrump.com, the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” blog now does not appear. Instead, supporters are offered the chance to sign up ...
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is preparing a summer agenda that’s set to bring more confrontation than deals with Republicans even as President Joe Biden continues his quest to bring the GOP on board for his infrastructure plans. Senators return to work next week expected to deliver a bipartisan victory with passage of a bill designed to bolster the U.S. competitive posture toward ...
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is facing criticism in her Georgia constituency over her comments comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust. CNN's Martin Savidge speaks to voters in Rome, Georgia.
County officials are beginning to take major steps in a multi-agency project with Georgia Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern to create an alternate exit for residents on Hall Road.
ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers Wednesday launched an effort to examine what’s behind a rise in violent crime in metro Atlanta and consider potential solutions.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s two U.S. senators are urging Senate leaders to fast-track legislation aimed at preventing shortages of semiconductors, citing next week’s temporary closure of the Kia plant in West Point for the lack of those electronic components.
WASHINGTON — Negotiations over a multibillion-dollar infrastructure package have forced President Joe Biden to an inflection point where he must choose between his campaign promises of seeking bipartisan consensus and achieving major policy changes sought by the liberal wing of his party. The emerging legislation — focused on an issue long seen as the most likely area of bipartisan compromise ...
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene honored Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Garigan for his service and devotion to his community during a floor speech on Wednesday.
Georgia lawmakers are eying proposals to increase the amount longstanding state legislators receive in retirement benefits once they leave office, potentially upping the monthly payout by hundreds of dollars.
WASHINGTON — Amid increasing tension between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over the January insurrection, the House is expected to vote this week on whether to establish a commission to investigate what led to the violence and whether to pay nearly $2 billion for police back pay and the security reinforcement needed to respond to the incident. More than four months out from Jan. 6, the ...
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to slow down its review of a plan to build a commercial spaceport in southeastern Georgia.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan officially announced Monday he will not seek reelection to another term as Georgia’s second-highest state elected official, opening the door for a fierce 2022 campaign between Republicans and Democrats vying to replace him.
Rep. Liz Cheney, ousted last week from House Republican leadership, told “FOX News Sunday” that she won’t temper her critique of former President Donald Trump, arguing his repeated false claims that the 2020 election was rigged represent a “continuing danger” to the republic. FOX News’ Chris Wallace pressed the Wyoming conservative on why she’d knowingly alienate GOP voters, particularly Trump ...
MARIETTA — As a group of women laughed over a game of “two truths and a lie” in the shade of her home near Lockheed Elementary School, former Cobb NAACP President Deane Bonner explained why she had started her annual mothers appreciation luncheon almost 20 years ago.
The Floyd County Republican Party is seeking to have a larger presence in the 14th Congressional District.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor and reportedly berated her for supporting “terrorists” — prompting AOC’s staff to call for better security in Congress. The Wednesday confrontation, first reported by the Washington Post, began when Greene tried to get the progressive lawmaker’s attention in the chamber by calling out her ...
Georgia U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff will introduce legislation this week aiming to restore Georgians’ ability to hand out food and water to voters waiting in lines outside of polling precincts.
ROCKMART — Speaking on similar issues raised by former president Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, made a stop in Polk County last week to speak to a group of constituents in the strongly Republican county.
Gov. Brian Kemp has through Monday to sign or veto legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly this year, or the bills automatically become law.
The Biden administration is pitching Georgia on a $1.8 trillion plan aimed at helping families cover childcare costs via tax credits, boosting federal funds for college education and creating a national program for paid family leave.
WASHINGTON — The Facebook Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld the social media company's decision to suspend former President Donald Trump from its platform after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. However, the board said the decision was "inappropriate" based on the company's own policies, which allow for removal of content, a time-limited suspension, or permanent deletion of a user's ...
MARIETTA — Amid the clink of silverware and the din of patrons chattering during their lunch break, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blamed President Joe Biden for Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Georgia during an appearance at the Marietta Diner Tuesday.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court Monday rejected a bid to place the name of an independent candidate for the state House of Representatives on last November’s general election ballot.
MARIETTA — Between bites of lamb chops and chicken pot pie, former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and a small group of Cobb County Republicans mulled how the GOP can dominate again in Georgia at the Marietta Diner on Friday.
The field of Democratic candidates lining up to flip Republican-held state offices in Georgia for the 2022 election cycle has added another contender.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed three bills Tuesday aimed at boosting protections for victims of human trafficking in Georgia and raising awareness for children on the dangers and signs of trafficking.
Stone Mountain could see changes around the park’s controversial Confederate carving and other symbols under proposals expected to face votes next month.
ATLANTA — Georgia will not be allocated additional congressional seats by the U.S. Census during the coming decade for the first time since the 1980s.