Government & Politics

National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states

BY: - January 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — The full Democratic National Committee is set to vote in just days about a decision to ratify a new lineup of five states that would lead the nation in primary voting for Democratic presidential candidates in 2024. But approval of the new calendar at a meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 in Philadelphia won’t […]

Kemp declares state of emergency; National Guard troops on standby in wake of Atlanta protest damage

BY: - January 27, 2023

This story was updated at 9 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2023.  Up to 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops could be coming to the Capital city in response to protests over an Atlanta police public safety training facility known as “Cop City.” Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency and authorizing […]

National Dems give New Hampshire, Georgia more time to change 2024 primary dates

BY: - January 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — New Hampshire and Georgia will have a bit longer to implement key changes to when and how they hold Democratic presidential primaries, under an extension a Democratic National Committee panel approved Wednesday. Election officials will have until June 3 to move New Hampshire’s 2024 Democratic presidential primary to Feb. 13 and Georgia’s to […]

Kemp pushes to get tough on crime, add more worker housing in 2023 State of the State speech

BY: and - January 25, 2023

The next couple months will see lawmakers hash out raises for state workers, stiffer penalties for some crimes and a new partnership for worker housing if Gov. Brian Kemp gets his way. Kemp laid out his vision for this year’s legislative session and beyond Wednesday in his annual address to Georgians. “I’m proud to report […]

Georgia GOP lawmaker pushes bill to protect ‘vital and precious’ Okefenokee from new mining proposals

BY: - January 25, 2023

While an Alabama-based company’s controversial mining proposal moves through the permitting process, a south Georgia Republican lawmaker is again attempting to head off any future attempt to mine an important site near the Okefenokee Swamp. Rep. Darlene Taylor, a Thomasville Republican, has revived the legislative effort just days after the state Environmental Protection Division started […]

Classified material found in the Indiana home of former VP Mike Pence

BY: - January 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence is the latest top public official to have been discovered possessing classified material in his personal home, according to a letter his lawyer sent to the National Archives. A dozen documents with classified markings were discovered in Pence’s residence in Carmel, Indiana, in mid-January. The former vice president […]

Biden, Democrats to U.S. House Republicans: Show us your debt limit plan

BY: - January 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders huddled with President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday, ahead of what will be a tumultuous few months, with lawmakers sharply divided on the debt limit and short on time. “I have no intention of letting the Republicans wreck our economy, nor does anybody around this table,” Biden said […]

Fulton DA says ‘decisions are imminent’ on indictments in Trump 2020 election interference

BY: - January 24, 2023

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Tuesday that “decisions are imminent” in an investigation into potential illegal interference by former President Donald Trump and his allies in the 2020 presidential election. Willis’ comments regarding the timing of the case were made during a hearing where prosecutors asked Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney […]

Postal service on-time performance similar in rural, urban areas, report finds

BY: - January 24, 2023

WASHINGTON – Challenges with the cash-strapped United States Postal Service sent many Americans to their wit’s end during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in communities reliant on the mail for essential goods. Yet despite concerns from members of Congress that recent service changes hit rural communities more than urban centers, a new report from the U.S. Government […]

Georgia AG takes lead in domestic terror cases after protests of planned Atlanta police training center turn violent

BY: - January 24, 2023

Leaders in Georgia are ready for action after protests over an Atlanta police public safety training facility erupted into violence and vandalism last week, including thrown Molotov cocktails, a patrol car set ablaze, a 26-year-old protester killed and a state trooper shot. Georgia Republican Attorney General Chris Carr announced on Monday that he is preparing […]

White House says DOJ had ‘unprecedented access’ to Biden home during search

BY: - January 23, 2023

WASHINGTON — Department of Justice officials had “unprecedented access” to every room in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home Friday during a search that followed several days of disclosures that classified material from the Obama era had been found in Biden’s garage and think tank office, White House officials said Monday. The historic 13-hour search of […]

Ukrainians by the thousands arrive in states, but with a time limit

BY: - January 23, 2023

WASHINGTON — As the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches next month, Ukrainians who were welcomed to the United States under a special program offering an escape from war are watching another timeline. The temporary Uniting for Ukraine program, sometimes called U4U, offers a two-year stay in the U.S., given that individuals […]