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Andrew Young: Don’t blame the Klan or ‘uneducated white people’

11:07 am Aug. 20, 2017

If you watched NBC’s “Meet The Press” this morning, you saw former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young address President Donald Trump’s self-made crisis over race and symbolism:

But if you relied on the video alone, you missed much of what Young said. Some 20 minutes before the Atlanta broadcast, MTP released a transcript of Young’s entire interview with Chuck Todd. Much of it was the 85-year-old

With collapse of Senate GOP effort, a sigh of relief from Georgia hospitals

9:41 am Jul. 28, 2017

In the hallways of many a hospital in Georgia, a sigh of relief rushed out at news of the collapse of the Senate Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a manner that would have would have sent the U.S. health care system deeper into uncharted territory.

Here’s the statement from Earl Rogers, president and CEO of the Georgia Hospital Association:

“The proposals being considered last night by the U.S.

Andrew Young: John Lewis made ‘a mistake,’ and so did Donald Trump

9:11 am Jan. 17, 2017

One of the stranger moments of Martin Luther King Day came Monday morning in Nashville, where – immediately following a speaking event – former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young received a phone call from President-elect Donald Trump.

Watch it here:

The conversation came after Trump had met with Martin Luther King III in New York, and was recorded on Young’s end, as his small audience listened in.

“We all ended up having hope for