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Republicans try to scrap Obamacare one last time

7:00 am Sep. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON —The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare seemed all but dead this summer. Now it’s not. Again.

Against all odds, Georgians both for and against the effort are watching warily as GOP leaders try one last pass at taking down the signature health care law of the Obama administration before their ability to do so expires Sept. 30.

What exactly the legislation’s impact would be on Georgia isn’t entirely

The price for ‘dream kids’ could be David Perdue’s immigration bill

1:41 pm Sep. 17, 2017

Huddled masses yearning to breathe free may be about to take it in the neck.

That could be the price for saving nearly 800,000 “dream kids” from the threat of deportation. If you’re David Perdue, that’s a fair trade.

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Georgia GOP lawmakers condemn white supremacists but steer clear of Trump

6:00 am Aug. 16, 2017

Several of Georgia’s Republican members of Congress condemned the white supremacists, nationalists and members of the Ku Klux Klan whose rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly over the weekend. But all on Tuesday evening steered clear of criticizing President Donald Trump directly, even after a particularly testy news conference in which the commander-in-chief doubled down on his initial claim that “both sides,” including the “alt-left,” were responsible for

Isakson hedges on Trump, Perdue’s contentious immigration proposal

12:00 pm Aug. 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was conspicuously silent earlier this month as his Georgia GOP colleague David Perdue rolled out a bill slashing immigration levels with President Donald Trump at his side.

So when a group of constituents asked the third-term Republican whether he supported the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, at his rowdy town hall on Monday, the crowd leaned in a

Trump endorses David Perdue’s proposal to halve legal immigration levels

12:40 pm Aug. 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave his seal of approval Wednesday to Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s legislation that would halve legal immigration levels, providing a notable boost to a contentious proposal that has yet to advance on Capitol Hill.

Perdue and his Republican colleague Tom Cotton of Arkansas flanked Trump during a brief event in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, where the

Senate to vote on FBI pick Christopher Wray Tuesday

12:53 pm Aug. 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would vote to confirm Georgia-based attorney Christopher Wray as FBI director on Tuesday afternoon.

The vote comes roughly two months after the Atlanta-based former federal prosecutor was tapped to lead the agency, which is currently investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“I would hope that with all the threats facing us at home and abroad, our Democratic colleagues would not launch the first filibuster