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Sonny Perdue, David Scott and a slightly adjusted history of the Georgia state flag

3:31 pm Mar. 23, 2017

The history lesson may have been a little off, but one of the more amazing moments in Georgia politics occurred this morning in a U.S. Senate hearing room in which former Gov. Sonny Perdue was vetted as President Donald Trump’s secretary of agriculture.

U.S. Rep. David Scott, a Democrat, gave a passionate defense of his former state Senate colleague and told Senate Agriculture Committee members that he wanted to make sure

Smooth sailing for Sonny Perdue at Senate confirmation hearing

1:42 pm Mar. 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Things could not have gone better for former Gov. Sonny Perdue at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday even if he had tried.

The Trump administration’s nominee to lead the Department of Agriculture won praise from senators of both parties during his two-and-a-half hour turn before the Agriculture Committee, including an endorsement from the panel’s influential top Democrat, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.

His confirmation appeared all but assured — the real question was when

Lawmaker aims to revive Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia

12:00 pm Mar. 23, 2017

The Georgia NAACP urged Georgia lawmakers to reject a measure that would formally declare April 26 as Confederate Memorial Day, calling it a “pathetically divisive resolution.” Georgia leaders quietly erased the holiday from state calendars

Sam Nunn steps down as CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative

9:30 am Mar. 23, 2017

After 16 years, Sam Nunn is bowing out as chief executive of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the anti-proliferation group he helped create after his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate, it was announced this morning.

Replacing the 78-year-old Nunn will be Ernest Moniz, former U.S. secretary of energy during the Obama administration. Nunn will remain involved as one of three co-chairmen on the NTI board. The other two will be Moniz