Rushed and skeptical voters give thumbs down to three proposed Cobb cities

BY: - May 26, 2022

Efforts to carve three new cities out of Cobb County failed Tuesday night after voters shot down ballot measures in the eastern, western and southern portions of the suburban Atlanta county. The proposed city of East Cobb failed by the largest margin with 5,900 in favor, good for 26.6% of the vote to 16,289 opposed, […]

Election shuffles state lawmakers; redistricting chair loses on map she helped draw up

BY: - May 25, 2022

A redistricting process set new boundaries for many state legislators ahead of Tuesday’s midterm primary, which led to some surprising outcomes, including the defeat of an incumbent lawmaker who oversaw the drawing of her district’s ‌new‌ ‌boundaries. Republican state Rep. Bonnie Rich of Suwanee, whose district was redrawn in her favor in a reapportionment committee […]

McBath wins D7 primary; June runoffs loom for GOP House hopefuls

BY: - May 25, 2022

Voters in a suburban Atlanta congressional district decisively picked a new Democratic representative, but several other congressional races remain to be settled with a runoff next month. Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath handily beat the 7th District incumbent, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux, with 63% of the vote. The two Democratic colleagues ended up in the same primary […]

FDA chief cites ‘egregiously unsanitary’ conditions at Michigan baby formula plant

BY: - May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that he’s found no evidence of intentional delay or malfeasance within the agency — though it took months to act on a whistleblower report of what he called “egregiously unsanitary” conditions at an infant formula plant in Michigan. FDA Commissioner […]

Frustrated Democrats call for GOP help on federal gun laws after mass school shooting

BY: - May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday implored Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan gun control legislation, following a mass school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in Texas. Tuesday’s massacre was the nation’s second-deadliest mass school shooting since another at Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Bipartisan tributes to Max Cleland’s upbeat spirit delivered at memorial service

BY: - May 25, 2022

The late Max Cleland is being remembered as a national leader who channeled his own personal struggles into a life of public service, particularly to other military veterans. The former U.S. senator and Veterans Affairs administrator died at the age of 79 in November and was buried with full military honors during a private ceremony […]

Raffensperger hangs upset on Trump-backed Hice in bid to remain Georgia election chief

BY: - May 25, 2022

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will join Gov. Brian Kemp as the state’s most prominent Donald Trump political targets to avoid a runoff against candidates endorsed by the former president. With 95% of precincts reporting, Raffensperger led with 51.2% of votes, outpacing U.S. Rep. Jody Hice’s 38% and followed by 9% cast for former […]

Trump battle cry muted in Georgia primary elections for non-football stars

BY: - May 25, 2022

Tuesday night was a disappointment for most of former President Donald Trump’s endorsed Republican candidates in Georgia’s statewide races. Herschel Walker, a former UGA football star and Trump surrogate in Georgia, ran away with a primary win and is set for general election fight against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. But Gov. Brian Kemp, the former […]

Kemp easily bests Trump-endorsed former Sen. David Perdue for GOP governor nod

BY: - May 24, 2022

Gov. Brian Kemp overwhelmingly defeated his Trump-backed challenger Tuesday, setting him up for a long-awaited rematch with his Democratic rival, Stacey Abrams. The contest between the governor and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue was originally expected to be competitive. But by the time Tuesday rolled around, Kemp was leading Perdue by 30 points in recent […]

Few hiccups reported in Georgia’s first big election since 2021 overhaul

BY: - May 24, 2022

A record number of Georgians were on track to have cast ballots for Tuesday’s Election Day, breaking 2018’s midterm primary record that sets up a repeat gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams.  Election day ended with nine of the state’s 2,500 voting precincts extending their voting hours after delays that were […]

It’s official: GOP voters deploy Herschel Walker to run against Sen. Raphael Warnock

BY: - May 24, 2022

Football star-turned politician Herschel Walker has fought off a crowded field of Republican competition and secured a spot in the general election against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November. The Associated Press projected Walker would be the winner about an hour after polls closed. With just under a quarter of the votes tallied Tuesday night, […]

Commission recommends new names for 9 Army bases to end ties to Confederacy

BY: - May 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The group in charge of renaming military installations that have continued to honor Confederates released its recommendations for nine bases on Tuesday. The Naming Commission, created by Congress in a defense authorization bill, is set to give its final report to the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services committees before Oct. 1, though […]