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A Trumpian bill makes its debut in the state Capitol

6:00 pm Mar. 1, 2017

The most Trumpian bill in the Legislature, the one that may best reflect the political angst that our new president has tapped, made its debut in the state Capitol on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 195 was greeted mostly with awkward silence from members of the Senate economic development committee, and will not move this session. But it is the kind of measure that could bedevil Republicans next year — an

Homeland Security tried to hack Georgia’s election system?

4:23 pm Dec. 8, 2016

The world just got a little more strange. From our AJC colleague Kristina Torres:

The Wall Street Journal is also chasing the story, and has added what might be construed as a dose of paranoia:

Georgia was one of the states that had declined the federal government’s assistance for election security, citing state sovereignty. “Right now, we’re just demanding answers,” said David Dove, a top aide to the Georgia secretary

Fight for $15 wage hits convention floor

8:45 pm Jul. 28, 2016

The people joined most of the pols Wednesday in pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage at the Democratic National Convention. Questions remain, though, whether Hillary Clinton is on board.

Henrietta Ivey, a Michigan home

LGBTQ community excoriates Trump, extols Clinton

6:19 pm Jul. 28, 2016

In a year of historic change – certainly in America’s collective consciousness — the LGBTQ community vowed further civil rights advancements Wednesday, but only if Donald Trump is defeated in November.

Sarah McBride embodied the social

Harry Reid takes aim at Donald Trump

8:39 pm Jul. 27, 2016

U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid — who rarely fails to remind an audience he was once a boxer — took the gloves off Wednesday. His targets: Donald Trump. And Mike Pence. And Mitch McConnell. And