Rep. John Lewis. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

John Lewis calls for unity after police shootings, says racism, guns must be addressed

11:25 am Jul. 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement and the country’s leading proponent for non-violent forms of protest, said Americans must take action to address racism and access to firearms after string of brutal police shootings this week once again called into question the police’s treatment of African Americans.

But the Atlanta Democrat also said unity was essential during a Congressional Black Caucus press conference (see above video courtesy of C-SPAN) and in a series of

Donald Trump eyes a defensive move in Georgia

9:59 am May. 18, 2016

Georgia has reliably voted Republican in presidential contests since 1996, but the polarizing billionaire has Democrats salivating over a potential pick-up. Now comes word from the Associated Press that Trump is looking to shore up

090811 - Smyrna - Congress Scott talks to a reporter about the incident, and about the town hall meetings that have been disrupted.   Congressman David Scott's Smyrna office was vandalized with a swastika.  The Secret Service, FBI, Capitol police and Smyrna police are investigating.  Reports indicate it happened about 7:30 am this morning.  Tues, Aug. 11,  2009.  Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

David Scott calls for major boost to Israel’s military aid

7:00 am Mar. 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – A familiar face was included on the agenda for the country’s largest gathering of pro-Israel activists this week — Atlanta Democratic U.S. Rep David Scott.

The seven-term congressman’s 13th District isn’t home to Atlanta’s traditional Jewish