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Buddy Carter looks to drug test recipients of unemployment benefits

1:53 pm Jul. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is reviving a fight over drug testing that could have major implications in Georgia.

The Pooler Republican introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Thursday that would let states screen unemployment insurance applicants for drug use if they so choose.

“Unemployment Insurance recipients should be drug-free and ready to reenter the workforce and my legislation works to make that happen,” Carter said in a statement.

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Georgia 6th: Republicans circle the wagons around Karen Handel

8:58 pm Jun. 19, 2017

Some of the top elected Republicans in Georgia on Monday evening had a message to relay just 12 hours before the polls opened in the 6th Congressional District: it’s all hands on deck for Karen Handel.

Top officials from the state Republican Party, the congressional delegation, local government and the state house huddled at Houck’s Grille in Roswell for a final get-out-the-vote rally before Tuesday’s special election to replace Tom Price.

Top billing

Georgia Republicans rally around Syria strikes

9:15 am Apr. 7, 2017

Many of Georgia’s Republicans in Congress are backing President Donald Trump’s move yesterday to launch missile strikes against an air base in Syria, a response to the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack earlier this week.

U.S. Sen. David Perdue said

Nathan Deal’s closing argument for why Georgians should back Johnny Isakson

6:28 pm Nov. 6, 2016

SAVANNAH – Gov. Nathan Deal had a parochial argument Sunday for why voters should back his pal Johnny Isakson on Nov. 8.

The governor said the incumbent Republican needs a third term in the Senate in order to continue looking out for the Savannah port expansion, a $706 million project that’s long been the subject of push and pull between Washington and the Peach State.

Deal argued that Isakson, through his seniority

Democrats: ‘Colored people’ remark why voters should reject OSD

2:14 pm Nov. 4, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal’s recent remarks that “colored people” should support his proposed Opportunity School District on Tuesday’s general election ballot has already sparked outrage and a call for an apology.

Now, Georgia Democrats are using it to criticize the governor and his proposal before votes are counted. The OSD proposal is Amendment 1 on this year’s ballot.

“Hearing the comments Governor Deal made only solidified in my mind, my neighbors’