How Georgia hopes to cash in on Panama Canal expansion

6:00 am Jun. 27, 2016

The first wave of enormous boats chugged through the Panama Canal’s newly-expanded locks over the weekend, marking the end of a multi-billion construction project that escalated the push in Georgia to deepen Savannah’s port.

Georgia leaders

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., , flanked by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., left, and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., participate in a news conference on gun legislation, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats wind down gun control sit-in after nearly 26 hours

1:07 pm Jun. 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Democrats on Thursday wound down their sit-in of the House chamber nearly 26 hours after they overtook proceedings as part of a push for action on a pair of firearms-related bills.

Members of the Democratic caucus began assembling in the

Kasim and Nathan’s excellent Hollywood adventure

6:00 am Jun. 23, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are headed to California on Thursday to keep Georgia on Hollywood’s mind.

The annual “Georgia Night in L.A.” has been a staple on the governor’s schedule as the

U.S. Rep. John Lewis watches primary returns roll in Tuesday evening March 1, 2016 as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speaks to the crowd at a Hillary Clinton watch party at Paschal's Restaurant in Atlanta. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

Updated: John Lewis leading gun control sit-in on House floor

11:51 am Jun. 22, 2016

Washington – U.S. Rep. John Lewis led Democrats in a surprise sit-in of the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon as the party pushed Republican leaders to allow for debate and votes on gun control legislation 10 days after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The rare form of protest began shortly before noon, when the Atlanta Democrat and civil rights icon stepped into the well of the House for a searing