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Senators at last, today’s swearing-in caps Georgia’s 2020 election season

BY: - January 20, 2021

Georgia’s extended 2020 election is set to finally deliver the will of the state’s voters Wednesday as a new vice president conducts a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Sens. Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. After months of attack ads fueled by record campaign spending, baseless presidential election fraud conspiracies and even death threats aimed at […]

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Republican praise of Martin Luther King will sound even more hollow now

BY: - January 16, 2021

There’s a long list of Republicans who ought not part their lips this holiday weekend to praise Martin Luther King Jr., to quote from his most famous speech or suggest in any way that they know anything about content of character.  That list includes the 138 Republicans in the U.S. House and the six Republicans […]

Biden pledges massive vaccine uptick as states struggle to deliver shots

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging to open more centers for administering those shots, boost the public health workforce, and improve the information flow to states so they can better plan. Biden has called for administering 100 […]

More than 21,000 Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C.

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 21,000 National Guard men and women — from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security support for the […]

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Georgians Are Eager For Immigration Reform

BY: - January 12, 2021

In November and again last week, Georgia’s diverse electorate delivered a mandate for transformative solutions to build a vibrant and healthy country which includes a new immigration initiative centered on a path to citizenship that will power America’s economy and keep families together and safe. Across the country, voters came together to overwhelmingly reject anti-immigrant […]

Georgia lawmakers return to Capitol with COVID, security on their minds

BY: - January 12, 2021

State lawmakers raised their right hands Monday and swore an oath through face masks as the General Assembly started a new session in the wake of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol building and as COVID-19 cases surge in Georgia. Some Georgia Republicans have said they intend to pursue changes to the state’s election […]

Three Democrats catch COVID after sheltering with maskless Republicans

BY: - January 11, 2021

This post was updated Jan. 12 11:45 a.m. to include more members testing positive for COVID-19. WASHINGTON—The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and blamed Republicans who refused to wear masks in a secure room where lawmakers were kept during the mob attack on the U.S. […]

Georgia leaders denounce riot at U.S. Capitol as Senate vote count halted

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story was updated 9:45 a.m.  Several Georgia officials have condemned the mob violence inside the nation’s Capitol building that unfolded on live TV Wednesday as Congress began the process of certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump. But at least two of the state’s congressional leaders have argued for a more aggressive […]

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioters driven from the Capitol

BY: and - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election. But as they moved toward the certain outcome of victory for Biden, some Republicans backed away from their earlier objections to the certification. That included […]

Georgia election manager expects Ossoff, Warnock leads to hold

BY: - January 6, 2021

Georgia’s voting system manager said Wednesday that he expects the Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to win their runoffs. Gabriel Sterling, an aide to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, said that as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, at least 60,000 absentee ballots were still left to be counted following Tuesday’s pair of […]

Presidents, coming and going, try to fire up party faithful for Senate runoff

BY: - January 5, 2021

President Donald Trump continued to fuel doubt in the state’s election results during an election-eve rally held in conservative north Georgia for Republican senators who are locked in close election battles that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Trump took the stage at a Dalton airfield just hours after President-elect Joe Biden – […]

Georgia election officials again defend result against presidential do-over

BY: - January 5, 2021

The fallout of President Donald Trump’s released recording with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger continued Monday with calls for investigations and tensions flaring heading into today’s intense U.S. Senate election runoffs. Raffensperger said Monday that the hour-long phone conversation with the president over the weekend shines more light on the persistent false allegations that rampant  fraud […]