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The South: Solid once again - for Republicans

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of ...

Lynch Nomination will Test Obama’s Relationship with New Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving

Last month’s black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the white unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than whites over the past ...

Metro Board (Nov.14-20-2014)

In the event that power goes out for an extended period of time in your neighborhood, Fulton County Cooperative Extension, the food preservation specialists and food safety specialists at the University of Georgia want you to know that the food ...

NEWS BRIEFS - NOV. 14-20-2014

olice hope an autopsy Wednesday yields more information about the death of a 75-year-old woman found hog-tied inside her apartment west of Atlanta.

A Big Red Wave

For those Democrats who felt that Georgia had gone from a red to a purple state, the Republicans squashed that notion by putting on an extra layer of red paint over the state Tuesday night. The GOP victories in Georgia ...

The Metro Board - NOV.07-13-2014

During November and December, Meals On Wheels Atlanta will collect gifts from the community for our seniors. These gifts will be delivered on Christmas Eve by volunteers.

Economy, party control dominate Senate race in Ga.

Republican David Perdue beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia to win a U.S. Senate seat as final exit polls showed voters appeared troubled by the economy and considered how their decision might affect control of the U.S. Senate. Gov. Nathan ...

Exit poll: Voters unhappy with Obama and GOP

Most of the Americans voting Tuesday were unhappy or even angry with the Obama administration, exit polls show. But most weren't pleased with Republican congressional leaders, either.

ELECTION 2014: Spotlight - Washington, D.C.

It was Columbia Heights Day, an annual festival that takes place on 11th street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington, and ripe pickings for anybody running for elected office and looking for votes. So, David Catania was there, ...

Almost Half A Million Texas Voters May be Turned Away From Polls

In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP, and other civil rights groups, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14. But, the conservative-led Court sided with the state, and upheld the strictest voter photo identification ...

YOUR VOICE: Who do you blame for Georgia having the highest unemployment rate in the nation and will that have any influence on your vote this year?

“I blame the Governor. He is more interested in big business than he is in the ordinary people of this state. And it will definitely affect my vote because I don’t believe I will be voting to have him re-elected.”

The Metro Board - OCT.31-NOV.06-2014

The New Jim Crow Action Group invites you to hear House Minority Leader Rep. Stacey Abrams speak and join a discussion about changes needed in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System, including stopping private probation, on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 pm ...

In Senate battle, GOP’s weapon is Obama

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women’s issues in Colorado.

It’s Decision Time!

Registered Democrats have out-voted Republicans by double-digit margins among ballots cast early in two bitter southern Senate races. But the political climate favors Republicans nationally, and the GOP remains bullish on its overall momentum toward gaining the Senate majority.

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