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All about the Georgia 6th congressional district election

8:48 am Feb. 28, 2017

Much of the nation will be watching

Something different happened in November. Many conservative voters chose Hillary Clinton for president. Donald Trump only won the district by 1.5 percentage points even as GOP District 6 incumbent

Strangest moments of the campaign season

6:12 am May. 19, 2014

By Aaron Gould-Sheinin

It’s not easy being a candidate for public office, especially in high-profile races where your every utterance, quip and off-the-cuff remark is liable to be parsed by opponents and media. There are self-inflicted wounds and there are simple mistakes. Then, there’s the just bizarre moments where a candidate looks for an opportunity to stand out in the crowd.

Whether intentional or unintentional, we are thankful for them all. Here’s

Georgia Senate votes to bar some workers from unemployment benefits

7:03 pm Mar. 20, 2014

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By Kristina Torres

The Georgia Senate approved a measure Thursday that would ban bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other people who work for private firms in public schools from claiming unemployment benefits when school

Drug-testing for food stamp recipients passes late Senate hurdle

4:54 pm Mar. 20, 2014

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By Ariel Hart

A bill headed for the governor’s desk would require recipients of food stamps and welfare to undergo drug tests and pay for them, if a Department of Human Services worker suspected