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Three rounds of Kasim Reed versus an Atlanta TV station

10:00 pm Apr. 25, 2017

The pugilistic style employed by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in his responses to reporters who annoy him – whether in print, in person, or on video – is no secret.

The outraged phone call is most common, but has recently been supplanted by the long written rebuttal, as the AJC’s Bill Torpy can testify. But we have now entered new territory: The Internet-based video rebuttal.

Which offers an excellent case study

“I’ve been waiting to see y’all”: Sonny Perdue sworn in after months of delay

12:03 pm Apr. 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Sonny Perdue vowed to be a transparent and productive steward of the country’s farms and food supply as he took the reins at the Department of Agriculture Tuesday morning.

The Republican got a hero’s welcome as hundreds of federal employees crowded the Department’s ornate Independence Avenue headquarters to greet their new leader just 30 mins after he was sworn in:

“I’ve been waiting to see y’all, and it looks like y’all

Georgia 2018: Republican Hunter Hill will run for governor

9:48 am Apr. 25, 2017

Republican Hunter Hill entered the race for Georgia governor on Tuesday, emphasizing his background as a U.S. Army veteran who pledges to bring a “more efficient and effective state government” and a vow to advocate for school vouchers.

The Atlanta state senator told colleagues last week he was joining the growing field to succeed a term-limited Nathan Deal in 2018, and he made his formal announcement by sending out a tweet

What does Sonny Perdue’s new Cabinet post mean for Ga. and its largest industry?

7:00 am Apr. 25, 2017

WASHINGTON —When Matt Coley left his job on Capitol Hill a few years back, he decided to return to his family’s decidedly un-Washington business of growing cotton and peanuts.

He now tends to roughly 3,400 acres about 45 minutes south of Bonaire, the Middle Georgia town called home by the soon-to-be most powerful man in agriculture.

That man is former Gov. Sonny Perdue, whom the Senate confirmed as the 31st secretary

Sonny Perdue confirmed to lead Department of Agriculture

6:07 pm Apr. 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former Gov. Sonny Perdue will become the first-ever Georgian to lead the sprawling Department of Agriculture after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to the Cabinet Monday evening.

Thirty-seven Democrats joined every Republican to vote in favor of elevating the Republican to the position, 87-11, nearly 13 weeks after he was first tapped by President Donald Trump.

The ‘no’ votes came mainly from liberals, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

Karen Handel raises more than $1 million a week into Georgia 6th runoff

2:09 pm Apr. 24, 2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff may have raised an eye-popping sum of money in the lead-up to last week’s 6th District special election, but Karen Handel responded with an impressive haul less than a week into the runoff.

The Republican’s campaign said Monday afternoon it raised more than $1 million since she advanced into the runoff.

“We expected a surge of donations since Tuesday’s special election, but we never expected this kind of momentum,”