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Georgia Politics

Democrat Raises Huge Haul In Red State Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised $2.4 million in the first three months of 2014, bringing her total haul to $5.7 million ...

GOP Senate Candidate Gets A Call From Obama In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican running in Georgia's seven-way Senate primary released Friday an ad featuring a fake phone call from President Barack...

GOP Senate Candidate Criticizes Primary Challenger For Being Just A High School Grad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate and former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue (R) doesn't think much of his competition for the Republican nomination to ...

Gay-Bashed by Allies: Dirty Tricks in Politics

Cindy Abel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.

Samantha Lachman

Dozens Arrested In 'Moral Monday' Protest In Atlanta

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Thirty-nine people were arrested at the Georgia state capitol in Atlanta Tuesday as a coalition of organizations under the "Moral Mondays" banner urge...

'Moral Monday' Group Plans Protest At Georgia State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

A coalition of organizations under the "Moral Mondays" banner is planning to protest legislation at the Georgia state legislature in Atlanta on Tuesda...

Broun Has Double-Digit Lead In Latest GOP Senate Primary Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) -- the Senate candidate who has raffled off assault weapons, backed impeaching President Barack Obama, said Democrats need "il...

David Perdue Portrays GOP Primary Opponents As Crying Babies In Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

If Georgia Senate candidate and former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue (R) was aiming to set himself apart from a crowded field running for...

The Next State To Turn Blue?

The Washington Post | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

The two major parties here don’t agree on many things. One of them is that it is only a matter of time before Georgia goes from being a Republican s...

John Celock

State Legislators: 'Shut Down The Shutdown'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling Congress "childish," a group of 100 women state legislators asked lawmakers Monday to "shut down the shutdown." Members of th...

New State Law Will Ban Lawmakers From Getting Big Perk

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — One college football tradition in Georgia will soon disappear: Letting politicians into the stadium for free. A new law taking effect...

GOP Gov, Dem Mayor Forge Rare Partnership

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — As the last few minutes of Georgia's busy legislative session ticked off the clock, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was hanging out with Gov....

Outrageous Billboard Points Immigrants Toward South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.18.2013 | Latino Voices

This Georgia group has a message for immigrants: Check out our neighbor! A billboard in Georgia’s Cherokee County encourages undocumented immigr...

John Celock

GOP Fighting Kills Sweeping Gun Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Republican infighting over whether or not to allow guns on Georgia's college campuses ultimately killed sweeping gun legislation in the state Thursday...

John Celock

States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Georgia House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass legislation that would permit guns on college campuses, church...

John Celock

GOP Congressman Backs Ending Century-Long Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Georgia who want to cease direct elections of United States senators apparently have an ally in one of the state's Rep...

GOP Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Century Old Practice

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

A group of Republican state lawmakers in Georgia wants to end direct election of United States senators and return the power to state legislatures. ...

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Where Tea Party Lawmakers Get Their Wacky Ideas About Sustainability

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

In its ongoing quest to block implementation of the United Nations' sustainability agenda, the John Birch Society, a conservative advocacy group, is l...

Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Block Non-Binding Sustainability Resolution

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced legislation seeking to block the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21, the international o...

GOP State Senator Resigns After Attending Controversial Birther Lecture

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

The Georgia Republican leader who organized an October lecture for GOP lawmakers in which a birther activist said that President Barack Obama and the ...

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Georgia Republican Distances Himself From Obama 'Mind-Control' Lecture

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

The Republican majority leader of the Georgia state Senate is distancing himself from a lecture he organized last month for Republican senators in whi...

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State Senator Who Organized Obama 'Mind Control' Lecture Gets Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Georgia's Republican governor isn't saying why he gave a part-time seat on a state task force to the state senator who organized a four-hour briefing ...

GOP Hears About Obama 'Mind-Control' Program

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

Republican state senators in Georgia attended a four-hour closed door briefing last month in which they were told that President Barack Obama and the ...

Congressman Joins Dance Craze

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is the latest politician to dance his way into a pop culture craze. Lewis, a civil rights-era veteran, is shown dancing Ga...