Johnny Isakson, David Perdue split on highway funding bill

10:45 am Jul. 22, 2015

Georgia’s Republican U.S. senators split on a highway funding bill Tuesday, as a procedural vote failed and the clock kept ticking toward the latest congressional deadline.

The backstory: Last week the

Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader

U.S., Iran strike historic nuclear accord

8:28 am Jul. 14, 2015

Here’s the lead on the news of the day from the Associated Press:

VIENNA — After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s

House Republicans pull Confederate flag vote after firestorm

9:15 am Jul. 9, 2015

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. — U.S. House Republican leaders have yanked a controversial vote on keeping Confederate battle flags in national parks, following a reversal and a firestorm.

The vote would have put Southern lawmakers, in particular, in a