Why Tom Graves got a primary challenge

6:00 am Apr. 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – Mickey Tuck has a long list of grievances against his congressman.

The 54-year-old Floyd County electrician announced a Republican primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Tom Graves this week. He’s been an active conservative who

Cynthia McKinney gives props to controversial French comedian

11:03 am Mar. 12, 2015

Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney is back in the news in a major way.

Here’s some context from a Politico story on why the French comedian is so controversial:

Dieudonné, who was detained by police in January after posting a comment that seemed to support the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, has a history of making anti-Semitic jokes and remarks. His website, Quenel+, is a play on the French TV channel Canal+ as

Check out the top salaries in the General Assembly

10:35 am Feb. 10, 2015

The Atlanta Business Chronicle Gay marriage officially arrived in Alabama on Monday, but not everywhere. The key paragraphs from the New York Times:

Although court officials in some of the state’s largest cities — including Birmingham,

Georgia Democrats to conduct an ‘autopsy’ of 2014 campaign

5:49 pm Nov. 12, 2014

Imagine that you’re Moses and have just toiled up the side of Mount Sinai. But instead of a matched set of stone tablets and an H-1B visa to the Promised Land, you find this chiseled note from the Almighty:

“You’re early. Come back in another 20 years.”

This is how it feels to be a Georgia Democrat, one week after a national Republican wave poured cold water on the first step of