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John Linder endorses David Shafer in GOP race for lieutenant governor

12:15 pm Jul. 12, 2017

Former Georgia congressman John Linder today endorsed State Sen. David Shafer in the Republican race for lieutenant governor, citing a shared concern on fiscal matters.

Linder, first elected to Congress in 1992, became one of House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s top lieutenants. He retired in 2011 and now lives near Athens. Shafer, the president pro tem of the Senate, describes Linder as “one of the pioneering leaders of the Republican party in

Sally Yates is about to change the subject in Washington

9:50 am May. 8, 2017

Former acting U.S. attorney general Sally Yates, a former federal prosecutor in Atlanta, will testify before U.S. senators this afternoon about warnings she gave to the Trump Administration that contacts with the Russian ambassador by