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Mary Norwood picks up an early endorsement from Atlanta police union

2:28 pm May. 9, 2017

Dominos are falling early in this year’s race for mayor of Atlanta. IBPO Local 623, the union for Atlanta police officers, on Tuesday endorsed Mary Norwood in the contest – something that didn’t happen eight years ago. From an emailed statement by the at-large city councilwoman:

“We want our officers to live, work and play in the communities  they serve and we can do that with an attractive plan for our

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

Donald Trump could change what it means to be a Sixth District conservative

9:39 am Apr. 10, 2017

So far, the storyline of the Sixth District congressional race has focused on Jon Ossoff, and whether the young first-time candidate can consolidate his Democratic vote, tap the anti-Trump angst of  GOP women and independents, and win the north metro Atlanta contest outright on April 18.

But there’s a subplot that hasn’t been fully explored, in part because it’s still taking shape. And that is how a President Donald Trump has