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Georgia 6th: Handel backs Trump’s move to exit climate agreement

12:43 pm Jun. 2, 2017

Republican Karen Handel praised President Donald Trump’s move to abandon the 2015 Paris climate agreement, saying the U.S.’ withdrawal “presents an opportunity to do the right thing in the right way.”

The former secretary of state, who faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in the June 20 runoff to represent Georgia’s 6th District in the U.S. House, put herself squarely behind her would-be Georgia GOP colleagues who backed Trump’s.

“We need a fair agreement

Mixed reviews from Georgia for Trump’s climate plan exit

4:35 pm Jun. 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – Georgia politicians fell along strict partisan lines in their reactions to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of an international climate agreement that nearly 200 nations signed onto in 2015.

Republicans were quick to commend the president for “stand(ing) up for our own interests,” as U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, put it in a Facebook post.

In a Rose Garden speech Thursday afternoon, Trump argued the accord, known as

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