Politics Jan 06

Georgia’s new GOP senator sworn into office amid impeachment

Wealthy Republican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler was sworn in Monday as the newest senator from Georgia, a political newcomer who takes office amid a presidential impeachment, swirling tensions with Iran and at the dawn of what looms as a bruising national…

Politics Dec 19

A polling place worker hands out "I Voted" stickers to people after they cast their votes in the 2018 U.S. midterm election at a Gwinnett County polling place at Annistown Elementary School in Snellville, Georgia, U.S. November 6, 2018. Photo by REUTERS/Leah Millis
Georgia restores 22,000 purged voter registrations

After purging more than 300,000 voters from the rolls, Georgia election officials restored roughly 22,000 of them Thursday, citing an error in the way their voting history had been screened.

Nation Dec 18

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Georgia purge removes nearly 309,000 voter registrations

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones allowed Georgia's purge to move forward Monday after a lawyer for the state said the voter maintenance program was already running and that any voters deemed to have been wrongly removed could have their registrations…

Nation Dec 04

Atlanta owner Kelly Loeffler (right) talks with Atlanta Dream General Manager Chris Sienko (left) during the WNBA game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Atlanta Dream on September 5th, 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. Loeffler is the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream professional woman’s basketball franchise and CEO of financial services company Bakkt. Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Georgia governor picks political newcomer for U.S. Senate

Gov. Brian Kemp’s selection of Kelly Loeffler pushed aside intense criticism from hardcore Trump advocates who said Loeffler is too moderate and inexperienced for the job. Many of those critics wanted Kemp to tap Rep. Doug Collins, one of Trump’s…

Oct 01

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

The law signed in May by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women realize they're expecting. It allows for limited exceptions.

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