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Isakson Will “Whip” Trump Over McCain Smears

A.B. Stoddard at The Bulwark reports that later today, Senator Johnny Isakson will make good on his word that anyone who attacks the late Senator John McCain deserves “a whipping.” What makes it interesting is that said person is President Donald Trump. “I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves

Cong. Lewis Goes to the Oscars

Who knew Congressman John Lewis was such a cineaste? Atlanta’s celebrity-congressman will be one of the eight “recognized talents” to present the nominees in the Best Picture category. The Academy didn’t say which movies will be introduced by whom but I’m sure you can guess the one for Cong. Lewis. “Wow! What an honor! sniff

Brian Robinson Says Perdue Can’t Replicate 2014 or Kemp Strategy for Re-Election

What will it take for Senator David Perdue to be reelected? Not being a Trump-like candidate in a fast-trending Democratic state says Brian Robinson. As part of his weekly appearance on WABE’s “Political Breakfast”, Robinson said last Friday the then-ongoing shutdown would give Senator Perdue the opportunity to present himself in a new light to

Rep. Carolyn Hugley to Chair Voting Rights Caucus

On Monday, a group of Democrats formed the Voting Rights Caucus and elected the nascent group’s leadership. The press release announcing the caucus came from Fair Fight Action–the continuation of Stacey Abrams unsuccessful bid for governor. Fair Fight Action focuses on…well, voting rights. “This past election cycle showed us that the rights of our voters

Woodall a Toss Up, McBath Leans Democratic

The best part about 2019 being 17 days old is we can start looking ahead to 2020 already. Larry Sabato released his first “Crystal Ball” predictions for next year’s election Thursday morning. The prognosticator finds only two competitive Georgia Races: Rob Woodall in the 7th as a toss up and Lucy McBath in the sixth

Isakson Proposes Legislation to Expand Ft. Frederica, Kennesaw Mt. and Ocmulgee Mounds Parks

Apparently, Thursday was “Expand Georgia’s National Parks Day” in Senator Isakson’s office. He reintroduced legislation to protect and expand the parks of Fort Frederica, Kennesaw Mountain and the Ocmulgee Mounds. The legislative effort included Senator David Perdue and a bi-partisan coterie of Georgia’s congressional delegation introducing the same legislation in the House of Representatives. The Fort

Stacey Abrams: I Spent $24.7 Million Running for Governor and All I Got Was this Advocacy Group

Imagine, dear readers, all the good $100,000,000 could do for the state of Georgia. Perhaps funding the $123 million in unmet needs for Georgia’s parks. Or maybe buying up-to-date textbooks for our students. Or anything better than buying off candidates for office. Well more than $100,000,000 was spent on last year’s elections. Some lowlights from