David Perdue starts Senate career as No. 96 of 100

9:53 am Dec. 18, 2014

No. 96.

That’s where Republican David Perdue will begin his U.S. Senate seniority climb. The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson Previous service in the U.S. House, or as governor, cabinet secretary or vice president counts towards one’s

Kennesaw set to reverse mosque rejection

8:39 am Dec. 11, 2014

Last night, after a closed work session, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews sent word via email that the four city council members who voted last week against issuing a use permit for a storefront mosque have

Watch Saxby Chambliss bid farewell to the U.S. Senate

6:46 pm Dec. 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss delivered his farewell speech today, followed by a series of tear-inducing tributes from colleagues.

The Republican went through the litany of thank-yous to friends, family, staff, constituents and America’s soldiers. About some of his closest pals, Chambliss said:

“My three best buddies from my House days, Speaker John Boehner, Congressman Tom Latham, and Senator Richard Burr, along with Senator Tom Coburn have been legislative

Watch Jack Kingston and Stephen Colbert raise a ruckus on Capitol Hill

11:00 am Dec. 10, 2014

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, was the first member of Congress to appear on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” and with both men now leaving their jobs — Colbert for The Late Show, Kingston for “to be determined” — the two reunited in a bit that aired Tuesday night.

It’s all there: The awkward pauses and uncomfortable Colbert innuendos, followed by an Alice Cooper-themed romp around Capitol Hill with a special cameo by

Herman Eugene Talmadge Jr. has died

9:16 pm Nov. 24, 2014

We’re in the season of obituaries. We’re told that Herman Eugene Talmadge Jr., son of the late senator and governor, and grandson of yet another governor, has died at the age of 72. We are bereft of details, but are told that he suffered from liver cancer.