Video: Bloody Sunday, as remembered by John Lewis

1:10 pm Feb. 26, 2015

Here’s a preview of our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., which starts in Sunday’s paper with a story on Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta.

Lewis returned to the bridge last month and spoke with the AJC and other news outlets about the experience. He returns with President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush and other VIPs on March 7, for the anniversary.

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Atlanta lawmaker picks fight with Stacey Dash

12:03 pm Feb. 26, 2015

State Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, D-Lithonia, recanted the Facebook post addressed to actress and outspoken African-American conservative Stacey Dash.

Dash,  best known for her role in the 1995 classic film “Clueless,” stirred the pot in a Fox News appearance by criticizing Patricia Arquette’s Academy Awards speech on equal pay. “I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights,” Dash said.

It was the spark for your Twitter Fight of the

Georgia House Republicans balk at Senate DHS plan

12:04 pm Feb. 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – Georgia’s House Republicans are not thrilled with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to separate Department of Homeland Security funding from a strike at President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration.

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Tip Sheet: Icy weather may provide a window for medicinal marijuana bill

6:00 am Feb. 25, 2015

With a hard eye on the weather, the House and Senate will convene at 10 a.m. today.

The House has four bills on its calendar, but will be lucky if it gets to one before noon, when a shutdown of state offices will take effect. That bill is likely to be H.B. 1, the medical marijuana bill sponsored by state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon.

The Senate has apparently taken the precautionary