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Millenials, beware: Jon Ossoff as a cautionary social media tale

9:28 am Mar. 22, 2017

Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old Democratic candidate backed by his party’s top leadership in the Sixth District congressional race, is getting some recognition from his alma mater, Georgetown University.

But is recognition of a cautionary nature. The Hoya, the university’s campus newspaper, points to the Republican use of video that features Ossoff’s Han Solo-like antics:

Georgetown students and those familiar with the university’s culture will likely find these videos innocuous —

ISIS, policy details and reconciliation: Georgia’s hopes for Trump’s big speech

6:55 pm Feb. 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republicans want details and Democrats want an olive branch. What’s unclear is whether either side will get ’em.

Anticipation is running high for President Donald Trump’s first speech before a joint session of Congress later tonight. Georgia lawmakers have a long list of issues they hope the new president will address during his prime-time speech.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is looking for more details on Trump’s plan to defeat

Where every Georgia congressman stands on Donald Trump’s refugee ban

1:03 pm Jan. 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — One by one, Georgia’s Republican members of Congress lined up behind President Donald Trump’s divisive executive order barring some Middle Eastern refugees from entering the country.

Nearly all of the dozen Republicans elected to represent the Peach State on Capitol Hill came out in favor of the executive action — or most of it — on Monday, three days after Trump first issued the directive.

“America will always be a compassionate country, and

Georgia’s D.C. Democrats divided on strategy as Donald Trump era begins

7:00 am Jan. 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Still reckoning with a crushing election loss that relegated them to at least two more years in the minority on Capitol Hill, Georgia’s four Democrats are divided on how the party should handle President-elect Donald Trump going forward.

With mere days until the New York businessman takes the oath of office, some Georgia Democrats say they’re open to working with him and congressional Republicans on select issues such as

Which Georgia Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration?

1:01 pm Jan. 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis appears to be the only Georgia Democrat who is planning to skip President-elect Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration at the moment.

The Atlanta Democrat told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it will be the first presidential swearing-in he’ll miss in his 30 years as a member of Congress.

“You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right,” he said. 

When reached in recent days,

On Capitol Hill, Democrats lick their wounds as Republicans celebrate after Trump’s victory

1:19 pm Nov. 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — You’ll have to excuse us for feeling a little whiplash here on Capitol Hill.

Earlier this fall, Nancy Pelosi, the House’s Democratic leader, called Donald Trump “the gift that keeps on giving” and projected her party was within striking distance of regaining control of the chamber after six years in the wilderness.

How quickly things have changed.

After a disastrous election that saw them unexpectedly lose the White House and maintain

All of Georgia’s congressmen appear poised for reelection

9:04 pm Nov. 8, 2016

All of Georgia’s members of the House of Representatives appear poised to return to Congress in 2017, according to early election returns.

Few of the 13 House incumbents on the ballot today — Republican or Democrat — faced competitive challengers and all appeared to have punched their tickets back to Washington as of 11 p.m. The only race that had yet to be called at that point was Lawrenceville Republican Rob Woodall’s in the 7th District