Austin Scott, Tom Graves on opposite sides of majority leader race

5:08 pm Jun. 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – California’s Kevin McCarthy is the new U.S. House Majority Leader and Louisiana’s Steve Scalise is the Majority Whip, after a secret ballot election among House Republicans this afternoon.

McCarthy’s rise from whip was a foregone conclusion, while Scalise’s first-ballot victory over competitors from Illinois and Indiana was a win for Southern influence, as Galloway fleshed out over the weekend.

During the closed-door House GOP meeting, McCarthy was nominated with a

Lynn Westmoreland endorses Jack Kingston as delegation circles wagons

3:10 pm May. 22, 2014

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is the first non-candidate in Georgia’s Republican House delegation to weigh in on the Senate primary with an endorsement of Rep. Jack Kingston today.

Expect the “G-9,” as they are known, to quickly rally around one of their own. All had been neutral in the primary out of respect for Reps. Phil Gingrey and Paul Broun, though the wives of Reps. Austin Scott and Tom Price had

Snowjam puts Nathan Deal on the spot

10:54 am Jan. 29, 2014

Atlanta’s worst snowjam in decades – the most comparable one is the mid-afternoon blizzard of 1982 — presents Gov. Nathan Deal with the worst weather disaster of his administration.

The irony here is about as thick

Gov. Nathan Deal in talks with Grady hospital

11:38 am Jan. 16, 2014

The $20.8 billion budget that Gov. Nathan Deal outlined yesterday isn’t quite complete. And the hole that needs to be filled could involve Georgia’s largest hospital.

Chris Riley, Deal’s chief of staff, told us his boss