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Today is Sonny Perdue’s big day in the Senate

8:00 am Apr. 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Senators will weigh in on whether to confirm Sonny Perdue as the 31st secretary of agriculture today, nearly 13 weeks after President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate the businessman and former Republican governor.

Fresh off their two week spring recess, senators are slated to debate his nomination on the Senate floor for less than three hours before putting the matter to a vote at 5:30 p.m.

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Ethics group: Hank Johnson improperly aided Jon Ossoff with taxpayer resources

6:00 am Apr. 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – An ethics group is alleging that U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson improperly aided the campaign of his onetime aide, 6th District candidate Jon Ossoff, using his official House website.

The conservative-leaning Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, said it plans to file an ethics complaint against the Lithonia Democrat with the Office of Congressional Ethics Monday.

The group wants the independent ethics office to investigate Johnson for potentially running

Nancy Pelosi dismisses ads linking her to Ossoff

12:01 am Apr. 24, 2017

In the final weeks before the first vote in Georgia’s 6th District election, Republicans aiming for Democrat Jon Ossoff found a ready foil in Nancy Pelosi.

Internal polls showed the House minority leader with abysmal favorable

Yes, Georgia Democrats believe they can take the Sixth District. And Republicans should, too

9:00 am Apr. 22, 2017

You might think that there is a certain futility that comes with going to a Democratic gathering to sniff out how Democrats really think they are doing in the contest for Georgia’s Sixth District.

And you’d be right, but only in part.

Forty-eight hours after Jon Ossoff pulled 48 percent of the vote in a GOP stronghold, the Democratic state party apparatus held its annual fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in downtown

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Chewing over the Sixth District vote

7:23 pm Apr. 21, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focused on the new Sixth District runoff contest between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, and the maneuvering on both sides.

Ossoff collected congratulations at Thursday’s annual fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Georgia, and Handel began the process of emphasizing unity within GOP circles.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click below to listen now. Bonus: Pledge drive talk has been excised:

Today’s panelists: