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Gov. Nathan Deal, with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, at a Wednesday press conference to announce plans by health care giant Anthem for a 1,800-job expansion in downtown Atlanta. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Nathan Deal’s personal investment in Amendment 1

7:07 pm Oct. 26, 2016

As you sort out the pros and cons of Amendment 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot, one of the more important things to remember is this:

Before Nathan Deal was born in 1942, but while the future governor was still in the womb, his father got crossways with the powerful Gillis family, which ran Treutlen County and its school board. Noah Deal was booted from his south Georgia teaching job –

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. AP/Mel Evans

One reason why you shouldn’t expect to see Hillary Clinton in Georgia before Nov. 8: Jim Barksdale

1:20 pm Oct. 26, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has so far bypassed Georgia as part of her push into traditional Republican strongholds.

Atlanta Mayor and top Clinton surrogate Kasim Reed on Wednesday hinted that Georgia could see some more attention in the coming days. But with less than two weeks until Election Day, color us a little skeptical after reading the political tea leaves.

We start with Jim Barksdale.

Despite his deep pockets — he’s

Fox News

Megyn Kelly, Newt Gingrich brawl over Donald Trump, sexual assault

8:56 am Oct. 26, 2016

Fox News host Megyn Kelly and former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich got into a fascinating free-for-all last night over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the accusations of sexual assault that followed the revelation of the Access Hollywood tape.

More fascinating: The entire exchange was posted on YouTube by Trump’s campaign. Take a look:

A partial transcript:

Gingrich: Let me point something out to you. The three major networks spent 23 minutes