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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 06.08.2014 | 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...

GOP Hits Dem Gubernatorial Candidate For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Republicans looking to boost one of their incumbents, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are making a calculation that they can tarnish his Democratic opponent...

Lessons, Guns and Money: Why Bloomberg's War on the NRA May Change the Face of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Zachary Dominitz

The ease with which one can acquire automatic weapons and cop-killer bullets in the United States has created a very violent country. It makes sense, then, that rational citizens would want practical regulations limiting access. For NRA supporters, though, this isn't about reason.

The NRA Will Love Colbert's 'Everywhere Is Guns' Law

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.07.2014 | Comedy

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert dug into the NRA annual meeting as well as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signing the "guns everywhere" bill into law. And a...

Gov Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a sweeping gun rights bill on Wednesday. House Bill 60, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, will allow...

Georgia Governor Pitches New Plan For Medical Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By David Beasley ATLANTA, April 10 (Reuters) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana for trea...

Ex-Ethics Chief Wins Major Fight

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors ruled in favor of the former director of Georgia's ethics commission on Friday, awarding her $700,000 in a lawsuit alleging re...

What the Controversial New Georgia Gun Law Really Says

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Pro-gun and anti-gun groups can always manufacture a good argument -- but they might try, just once, to ground their opinions in real facts.

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...

Jon Ward

Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter's Grandson, Says He Is Not A 'National Democrat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Jason Carter, a 38-year-old Democratic state senator from Georgia, is running for governor of the Peach State this year against incumbent Gov. Nathan ...

Jon Ward

To Revive The Carter Name, The Former President's Grandson Distances Himself From It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

ATHENS, Ga. -- There was a lot going on in the opening moments of a recent stump speech by former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, who is running fo...

Nikki Haley Apologizes To Nathan Deal Over 'Furious' Snowstorm Comment

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) apologized to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Thursday, clarifying a comment she made about the snowstorm that wre...

Governors Propose Solutions to End Mass Incarceration

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 03.30.2014 | Crime
Inimai Chettiar

While New Jersey has already made progress in lowering the state's prison population and recidivism rates, all while keeping crime down, Christie warned that "we can do better, and we must." Whether Christie's motivation is political or moral, his stated commitment to rolling back mass incarceration deserves recognition.

An Open Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Alisha L. Gordon

Since 2003, the state of Georgia has underfunded education every year by 1 billion dollars. Yes, for over the last decade or so, school districts have received less money to educate students while the number of children who are entering the school systems have increased.

More Drama Surrounds Ethics Complaints Involving GOP Gov

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury has been scheduled to meet next month to receive documents related to ethics complaints involving Georgia Gov. N...

Republicans Put Spotlight On Obamacare Critics In Georgia

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Steve Norder GAINESVILLE, Ga., Nov 25 (Reuters) - Republicans went to the American South on Monday to press their opposition to Pre...

Despite Outcry, Stand Your Ground Repeals Are Unlikely

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the ...

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....

Supporter Of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Charged In DUI

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A Georgia state lawmaker who supported legislation to drug test welfare recipients was arrested last week, suspected of driving under the influence, R...

Governor Vs. School Board

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — The suspension of two-thirds of the school board members in a troubled suburban Atlanta school district has rendered the board tempora...

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 ...

GOP Govs Reject Key Provision Of Obama Healthcare Reform

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack O...

John Celock

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 ...