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The aide who helped Sonny Perdue land a Cabinet spot

6:00 am Jan. 24, 2017

Washington – The stir quickly spread through the ballroom at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, where hundreds of Georgians were schmoozing and dancing for a bipartisan pre-inauguration gala.

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue, who

Trump on protesters: ‘Why didn’t these people vote?’

7:58 am Jan. 22, 2017

Washington – President Donald Trump kept silent Saturday about the hundreds of thousands of protesters who marched in Washington, Atlanta and other cities across the nation to demonstrate against his administration.

But early Sunday, he took

Trump to CIA: I am so behind you

4:53 pm Jan. 21, 2017

Washington – President Donald Trump made no mention of the protests in Washington or around the nation at a Saturday stop at the CIA headquarters, but he did try to put his fight with intelligence

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A strong-man speech, delivered by a strong-man president

7:13 pm Jan. 20, 2017

On Friday, the 2020 presidential election became the most important in the history of the United States.

That’s not my idea. It is the property of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who served as master of ceremonies at President Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony Friday.

“As important as the first transfer of power was, many historians believe that the next election was even more important,” Blunt told the inaugural celebrants, offering his history