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David Perdue gets a seat at the White House table

7:00 am Mar. 3, 2017

WASHINGTON —The photograph Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Wednesday was a striking one.

It showed President Donald Trump, Pence and their senior aides huddling with Republican congressional leaders at the White House over glasses of iced tea. Smiling and seated next to Pence and across from the president was a certain GOP senator who is not a member of the leadership team: Georgia’s David Perdue.

His prime spot at the

Georgia’s senators stand by Jeff Sessions amid Russia criticism

5:33 pm Mar. 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue offered a full-throated defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday following reports that the former Alabama senator may have misled his onetime colleagues about meeting with the Russian ambassador.

“He’s a man of integrity. He is a man of principle. I trust him and I take him at his word,” Perdue said in a speech on the Senate floor.

Perdue, a Republican, said Democrats were

SonnyWatch: Cabinet nominee backlog leaves Perdue at the end of the line

1:40 pm Feb. 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Sonny Perdue was the last Cabinet pick announced by the Trump White House. The late timing may mean the Republican’s nomination to lead the Department of Agriculture may be among the last of the senior positions considered by the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., the leader of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has been anxious to get Perdue’s one and only confirmation hearing on the calendar. But a backlog of FBI background checks,

Delta, Braves, and Home Depot execs place their bets in Atlanta race for mayor

9:32 am Feb. 10, 2017

The Atlanta mayor’s race may seem like a free-for-all, but campaign finance disclosures from the candidates show who some of the big fish are betting on.

Peter Aman raked in big checks from some of Atlanta’s corporate heavyweights. Delta chief executive Ed Bastian gave $4,000, and developers Ken Ashley, Jim Borders, Matt Bronfman all chipped in. So did Doug Hertz, a giant of the liquor distributing industry, and Equifax chief Richard

Anti-Trump protesters pack Perdue, Isakson event

6:00 am Feb. 10, 2017

 Greensboro, Ga. – The protests that have rocked Republican events across the nation arrived in Georgia on Friday when Donald Trump opponents turned a mundane “mobile office hours” with aides to three GOP lawmakers into

Senate confirms Tom Price as health chief

2:16 am Feb. 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – Senators voted early Friday to confirm Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price as the 23rd secretary of health and human services, elevating the former orthopedic surgeon to a Cabinet-level position that will be at the crux of efforts to remake health care policy in America.

The 52-47 party-line vote was cast shortly after 2 a.m. Every Republican supported the seven-term congressman, while all Democrats and both left-leaning Independents voted to reject