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GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

Eaves, Deal face tough battles come November

he dust has settled on another primary election season, but things are far from over for incumbents Fulton County Chairman John Eaves and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Taking the 5th: Round 1

A political veteran and the son of an Atlanta political icon are headed for round 2 in the battle for a new political seat in Fulton County.

2014 Ga. Primary Election Results

Gov. Nathan Deal easily claimed victory over two challengers in the Republican primary. His focus is now on Democratic opponent Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

Primary Focus: Gov. Deal faces 2 challengers in Ga. GOP primary

Republicans across Georgia were to decide Tuesday whether to stick with incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal as their party's nominee or support one of two challengers.

Ethics Blame Game: Gov. Deal Denies, Denies, Denies

Gov. Nathan Deal is facing fresh questions about his role in an ongoing saga at the state ethics commission.

Georgia Explores Medical Marijuana Options

A bill to allow a form of medical marijuana in Georgia may have failed to become law this year, but Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to look for other options to help families who believe cannabis oil could help ease ...

Michelle Obama's reasons to study abroad

Although Michelle Obama's primary White House initiative has been conquering childhood obesity, the first lady is focusing on a new area during her first official trip to China: studying abroad.

Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

Busy finish to Ga.'s annual legislative session

Eager to get campaigning, Georgia's lawmakers will wrap up an unusually quick legislative session Thursday, likely making decisions on whether to expand the places people can carry firearms and whether to support a medical marijuana program for the ill.

Effort to build gay marriage support heads South

Less than two weeks after a federal judge declared Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a new effort has been launched in the South seeking to build wider acceptance of gay and lesbian couples in the hope of overturning similar ...

Mayor Reed Serves Tough Menu at 2014 State of the City Address

Mayor Kasim Reed Wednesday (Feb. 19) served up raw facts and hard truth as food for thought at the annual State of the City Address breakfast at the Marquis Ballroom of Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Budget, education among top Ga. legislative issues

The legislative session began on Monday, and state lawmakers have a short list of top priorities amid a busy election year.

Atlanta City Council Cites Major Plans for 2014

Street improvements, better code enforcements, economic development, better public safety are just part of a long list of goals set for 2014 by the newly sworn-in members of the Atlanta City Council.

Let’s Do It Again: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sworn in for 2nd term

The brutal cold of an unusual winter did not stop a near capacity crowd of more than 500 people from giving a warm reception for Mayor Kasim Reed, as he was sworn into office Monday, Jan. 6, as the 59th ...