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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’

How Georgia hopes to cash in on Panama Canal expansion

6:00 am Jun. 27, 2016

The first wave of enormous boats chugged through the Panama Canal’s newly-expanded locks over the weekend, marking the end of a multi-billion construction project that escalated the push in Georgia to deepen Savannah’s port.

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Kasim and Nathan’s excellent Hollywood adventure

6:00 am Jun. 23, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are headed to California on Thursday to keep Georgia on Hollywood’s mind.

The annual “Georgia Night in L.A.” has been a staple on the governor’s schedule as the