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.

Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

Raising Minimum Wages Wound be Benefit Economy

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

The Metro Board - Oct. 17-23-2014

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DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis:

The long protracted, complex and often time heated corruption trial of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis showed some signs of heading towards a mistrial Wednesday morning. That is what many trial watchers are thinking after jurors were ordered to resume deliberations.

Korean Wig Shop Owners Feel Pinch of Globalization

ATLANTA — For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U. S. wig industry — a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile ...

Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you “superpowers'' that will translate into employer trust and other “good karma'' that will eventually come back around to your purse.

New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.

ATLANTA (AP) - A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents - including media mogul Ted Turner - who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the ...

At 90, Jimmy Carter is back campaigning in Georgia

ALBANY, Georgia (AP) - It's been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor.