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Open Letter to Gov. Nathan Deal Regarding Kelly Gissendaner From a Catholic Theologian

Tobias Winright | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Tobias Winright

​The execution of Kelly Gissendaner is not necessary for the protection of the citizens of Georgia (or for the protection of the officers, staff, or fellow inmates at the prison).

Georgia Governor Signs 'Ban The Box' Order Helping Ex-Offenders Get Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed an executive order Monday banning the state from requiring job seekers to disclose their criminal histories in the...

To Georgia Lawmakers: Louisiana Scholarship Eligibility Isn't Happening for State-run New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) Graduates

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

RSD schools need to be comprehensively and regularly audited, and that audit must reconciling state-level testing and graduation data with data from outside agencies such as ACT. Otherwise, the state can just produce whatever it wants by way of high-stakes data and slap an official label on it unchecked.

Georgia's GOP Governor Gives Inaugural Address Worthy of a Democrat

John A. Tures | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

On a rainy day in Atlanta, Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal and the audience had to move indoors from the Liberty Plaza to the State Capitol. One would think he also moved political parties, giving an Inaugural Address that a Democrat could have just as easily delivered.

Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

Jason Carter Defeated In Georgia Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Jason Carter lost to Gov. Nathan Deal (R) in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial race. Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy ...

Nathan Deal Wins Georgia Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) defeated Democrat Jason Carter in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial race. Deal, who was first elected in 2011, f...

Nathan Deal Defeats Jason Carter In Georgia Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) defeated Democrat Jason Carter in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial race, CNN projected. Deal, who was first ele...

Will Georgia Voters Embrace Political Corruption on Tuesday?

Kathy Gill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Kathy Gill

Georgia voters have the power to kick corruption in the face in two key, statewide races on Tuesday.

Georgia Chooses Between Two Pairs of Moderates

John A. Tures | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Now I'm sure folks on both sides in the Peach State are going to cry foul, and insist their candidate is a true liberal or conservative, and the other guy or gal is from their party's extreme wing or faction, but that's simply not the case.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearni...

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP's Senate Hopes

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearni...

Nathan Deal vs. Jason Carter Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Georgia Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Nathan Deal vs. Jason Carter Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

Jimmy Carter Returns To The Campaign Trail

AP | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — It's been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor. ...

Latino Voters Could Hold the Key in Georgia's Elections

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Politicians in states like Georgia may find it convenient to ignore or scapegoat Latinos in the short term; but elected officials ignore their voices and candidates ignore their influence at their own peril.

Seriously Flawed Latino Polling in Georgia Leads to Wildly Incorrect Speculation

Latino Decisions | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Latino Decisions

In order to understand Latino political preferences in Georgia, or anywhere in 2014, election polling must be accurate, culturally competent and unbiased.

David Perdue Holds A Narrow Lead In Georgia Senate Polls

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Two new polls in Georgia find Republican David Perdue running narrowly ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in one of the year's most competitive Senate ra...

Ethics Could Tip Scales In Georgia Governor Race

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do ...

Nathan Deal Just Invited His Dem Challenger To His Fundraiser Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

Jason Carter, Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, probably wasn't expecting friendly correspondence from incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal when he ...

Michelle Nunn Receives Endorsement From Very Conservative Democrat

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Michelle Nunn (D), who's running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, was endorsed on Thursday by former Democratic Gov. Zell Miller. Miller also previousl...

Jason Carter Solidifies Support For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter (D), who's running for governor of the state, solidified his support for marriage equality this week, first in a campa...

Gov Pushes Clinical Trials For Marijuana-Derived Seizure Treatment

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure d...

Atlanta Mayor Says City Facilities Will Be Gun Free

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Following a statewide deregulation of gun restrictions, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) said Tuesday that city facilities will be gun-free zones, accordi...

Jimmy Carter Plays A Limited Role In His Grandson's Campaign

AP | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Inside a small Baptist church packed with out-of-state visitors wanting to hear from former President Jimmy Carter, one of the mo...