Government & Politics

Trump spread claims of election fraud debunked by his own legal team, Jan. 6 panel says

BY: - June 13, 2022

Former President Donald Trump planted the seeds for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by continually promoting theories that he lost the 2020 election through fraud, even though top advisers and officials told him there was no evidence to support the claim, according to testimony a U.S. House committee presented Monday. In its […]

Former Georgia prosecutor denies ‘black suitcase’ voting fraud at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena

BY: - June 13, 2022

BJay Pak, the former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia who refused to certify former President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud, on Monday told the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee that there was no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Pak did not detail for the panel the […]

Echoing 2018, Georgia youth rally for gun law changes

BY: - June 13, 2022

Chloe Lipton of Fulton County experienced her first active shooter drill when she was 9. “They used like a code word I can still remember,” she said. “Over the intercom, they said, ‘The rock wall is closed, I repeat, the rock wall is closed.’ That’s what the key was for the teachers to do it. […]

5 things we learned about Jan. 6 and Trump from the first hearing

BY: - June 10, 2022

The opening U.S. House hearing in a series on the Jan. 6 attack included some eye-opening new details about the events of the day and the broader plot to halt the peaceful transfer of presidential power. The nine-member investigative committee put former President Donald Trump at the center of the plot, while accusing leaders of two […]

Jan. 6 panel says Trump, far-right groups responsible for insurrection

BY: - June 10, 2022

A widely anticipated hearing Thursday by the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol alleged two groups supporting then-President Donald Trump planned the riot to stop the transfer of presidential power — while Trump tacitly endorsed the insurrection and was indifferent to calls to hang then-Vice President Mike Pence. […]

Democrats in runoff for Georgia Labor Commissioner ding GOP incumbent

BY: - June 9, 2022

When everything is going well, few Georgians keep track of goings on at the state labor department. Things haven’t been going well the past few years. The initial pandemic shutdowns of 2020 caused Georgia businesses to lay off workers in record-breaking numbers, leading to record-breaking problems for people trying to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Jobless […]

What to know about Thursday’s public hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - June 8, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol will launch the first in a series of public hearings Thursday night in the hopes of drawing a major prime-time national television audience. The Democratic-led committee, which includes two Republicans who defied their party leadership to join, has been tight-lipped about […]

‘My mom’s life mattered’: Son of Black shooting victim urges Congress to act

BY: - June 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — The son of a Black woman shot and killed by a white supremacist begged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to take action against such domestic terrorism. The gunman in Buffalo, New York, was motivated by the “great replacement theory,” a racist conspiracy theory that claims growing numbers of immigrants and people […]

New Georgia election board chair takes helm ahead of midterms

BY: - June 7, 2022

A newly rebuilt State Election Board is positioned to determine whether the state takes over Fulton County election operations, oversee Georgia’s pivotal midterms, and investigate election security challenges. The‌ ‌new chair of the state board ‌is‌ retired U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia Judge William Duffey Jr., who was appointed Friday by Republican Gov. Brian […]

Dems running for state elections chief aim debate attacks at Raffensperger

BY: - June 6, 2022

The two remaining Democratic candidates for Georgia’s secretary of state took to the debate stage Monday to make their case for selection as the party nominee ahead of the June 21 runoff. But rather than go after each other, state Rep. Bee Nguyen of Atlanta and former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler of DeKalb trained their […]

Georgia’s high-dollar election campaigns now waged in your social media feeds

BY: - June 6, 2022

If it seems like Stacey Abrams or Herschel Walker have been popping up on your social media timeline more than usual, it’s not your imagination. Over 7,000 groups ranging from political parties to environmentalists and anti-union coalitions spent money to beam Facebook ads to Georgians’ screens last month during the buildup to the May 24 […]

Biden urges assault weapons ban, as U.S. House Democrats advance gun control bills

BY: - June 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass gun control legislation in a speech at the White House Thursday evening, following mass shootings in New York, Texas and Oklahoma during the last three weeks. “This isn’t about taking away anyone’s rights. This is about protecting children,” Biden said. “How much more carnage are […]