Isakson attempts to create clout in a time of reduced influence

12:05 pm May. 10, 2014

If you were watching C-SPAN on Thursday, you saw mild-mannered Johnny Isakson test-drive a new style of Washington politics.

He got angry. In public. As best he could, anyway. “I think I was respectful. I tried to be,” Isakson said afterwards.

In the short-term, whether the senator’s tactics bear fruit could mean a great deal in terms of economic development – here and on the Georgia coast.

More broadly, Isakson’s strategem could also

Johnny Isakson to HHS pick: Savannah harbor project is more important than your nomination

3:03 pm May. 8, 2014

A few weeks after officialdom in Georgia learned that another federal budget would exclude funding for a deepening of the Port of Savannah, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation.

In her stead, President Barack Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget – and the woman who put the brakes on the Savannah project.

Since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., invoked the