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Sources: Tom Price close to being named top health official in Donald Trump’s cabinet

6:53 pm Nov. 28, 2016

Georgia Rep. Tom Price is expected to be named President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services as early as Tuesday, according to a dozen Republican operatives and political figures with knowledge of the plan, putting a prominent critic of the Affordable Care Act in position to make vast changes to the law.

The operatives, all of whom requested anonymity since they are not authorized to speak on the record, said

Lawmaker to withdraw ‘anti-burqa’ bill after wave of criticism

4:03 pm Nov. 17, 2016

State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, said Thursday he will withdraw his proposed legislation that would ban women from wearing burqas on public property in Georgia.

Spencer filed the bill on Monday, the first day lawmakers could present legislation to be considered when the Legislature returns in January.

House Bill 3 would have made clear that no one could wear a burqa in a driver’s license or state identification photo or while driving. It also

On Capitol Hill, Democrats lick their wounds as Republicans celebrate after Trump’s victory

1:19 pm Nov. 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — You’ll have to excuse us for feeling a little whiplash here on Capitol Hill.

Earlier this fall, Nancy Pelosi, the House’s Democratic leader, called Donald Trump “the gift that keeps on giving” and projected her party was within striking distance of regaining control of the chamber after six years in the wilderness.

How quickly things have changed.

After a disastrous election that saw them unexpectedly lose the White House and maintain

Going home

7:00 am Nov. 11, 2016

My father left high school early for the U.S. Army, six months before Pearl Harbor. Any 17-year-old could see what was coming.

None of the seven Galloway brothers were born in this country. Nonetheless, four would