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LETTER: Betsy DeVos To Senator Isakson On IDEA Enforcement

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.31.2017 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On January 28, 2017, Valerie Strauss posted a piece about a letter that Michigan billionaire and US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos wrote to Senate Health,...

GOP Senator Predicts Garland Will Be Confirmed This Year If Clinton Wins

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) thinks there’s a good chance President Barack Obama will get his nominee on the Supreme Court this year if Hillary Clint...

End-Of-Life Conversations Are Difficult, But Necessary

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Don't wait for a crisis. This can become part of your family's routine care. The conversations should be repeated over time, because preferences may change as people age. The result will be better care for your loved ones and peace of mind for all of us.

Is My Senator a Member of the KKK?

John A. Tures | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

I was shocked to learn that my U.S. Senator, Johnny Isakson, made the list. Could the legislator, one of the most respected members of the Senate and the state of Georgia, be a secret Klansman?

Boehner Wins Repeal Of Obamacare Provision You Never Knew Existed

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Monday night’s spending agreement between the White House and Congress would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. But the provision is a narrow o...

This Pastor May Run For The Senate -- And Help Turn Georgia Blue

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rev. Raphael Warnock has been arrested while advocating for Medicaid expansion and inspired black parishioners to go to the polls during...

Paige Lavender

Senator Reveals He Has Parkinson's Disease | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) revealed Wednesday he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “Over 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s and I a...

The Cancer That's Poised To Explode

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Not long ago, a new medical epidemic arose: 'the cancer.' When people started to live longer, their aging bodies began to succumb to this disease we only poorly understood. Looking back, it is clear that much has changed for the better.

Jennifer Bendery

It's Official: No Renomination For Michael Boggs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's over for Michael Boggs. Like, really over. Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson (R) and Saxby Chambliss (R) said late Tuesday night that...

Jennifer Bendery

Georgia Senator Defers To Obama On Fate Of Michael Boggs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) says he would support renomination for Georgia's beleaguered judicial nominee Michael Boggs next year. But h...

GOP Senator Admits He's Too Old For That Justin Bieber Stuff

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

When Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) took office in January 2005, Justin Bieber was still 10 years old. Nearly 10 years later, the senator has little opin...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Sparks All-Out Revolt Over Socially Conservative Judicial Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has now infuriated abortion rights advocates, civil rights leaders and Democratic lawmakers in his push to confir...

President Obama's Disappointing Georgia Judicial Nominees

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

Elsewhere in the country, President Obama has been very intentional about nominating diverse pools of qualified nominees, in an effort to have our federal courts reflect the people whom they serve. The Georgia slate is a troubling outlier.

Members Of Congress Look Back Fondly On Their Time In State Legislatures

Pew's Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

GOP Senator Has 'Some Reservations' About Summers

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Johnny Isakson on Tuesday expressed concerns about the potenti...

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...

GOP Senator: Susan Rice 'Thrown Under The Bus'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

While some Republicans continued to criticize Susan Rice Wednesday over her now-infamous Sunday show appearances in the aftermath of the attacks in Be...

Christina Wilkie

Sandy Hook Families Avoid Top GOP Senator | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lobbying firm representing Sandy Hook families in the nation's capital this week to pressure lawmakers on gun control has avoided sc...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Claims Constituents Are 'Glad' About Sequestration; Constituents Disagree | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he heads home for recess over the next two weeks, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) says he's not worried about facing blowback from his co...

GOP Senator Makes Extreme Claim About Benghazi Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday made a strong claim about the Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 anniversary terrorist attack on...

A is for Accountability*; What's at Stake in the ESEA Debate**

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

We know that setting annual (and ever-rising) targets in NCLB put pressure on states to keep their "cut scores" modest so they didn't unintentionally label every school in their jurisdiction as failing.

Sam Stein

Herman Cain's 2004 Campaign: 'Godless' Gays And Planned Parenthood Eugenics | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's widespread appeal, which has helped him ascend the ranks of the Republican primary field, stems in part from his ability t...

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

Elise Foley

John Ensign Lied To FEC, Violated Campaign Finance Laws, Obstructed Investigation: Senate Ethics Panel | Elise Foley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) violated campaign finance laws and conspired against lobbying laws while he was in office, leaders of t...

GA-Sen: 59% Isakson (R), 29% Thurmond (D) (Rasmussen 10/24)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/24/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Georgia 2010 Senate 59% Isakson (R), 29% Thurmon...