Politics

(Photo Courtesy of the Stacey Abrams For Governor Campaign)
Maria Boynton
September 18, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Exactly 7 weeks until the Nov. 6 election, and Democratic nominee for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams continues to reiterate "If we vote, we will win". Abrams pushes what she calls a "very robust" plan on criminal justice reform, which includes prison and sentencing reform, and police accountability...
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(Photo Credit: Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
September 17, 2018 - 4:22 pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has decided to postpone pushing for a vote today on the proposal to redevelop the area known as the Gulch. It's the "hole in the ground", as Bottoms calls it, that is located near Mercedes Benz Stadium and State Farm (formerly Philips) Arena. Currently, it's...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Michelle Obama will headline voter registration rallies in Las Vegas and Miami later this month during a week of action to encourage voting for the November elections by a nonpartisan organization she co-chairs, organizers said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 05, 2018 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are stepping up their political involvement ahead of the November midterm elections, moves aimed at bolstering Democratic enthusiasm as the party aims to regain control of Congress. Advisers cast a speech Barack Obama will give...
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File-This combination of May 20, 2018, file photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. Officials have fired a consultant, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after widespread opposition erupted over a proposal to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county, the county’s lawyer said Thursday. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman gave The Associated Press a letter he sent Wednesday to consultant Mike Malone ending the contract. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in a majority black county in rural south Georgia took less than a minute Friday to scrap a proposal to eliminate most of the local polling places, after the plan drew criticism from all over the country. Concern about the proposal to close seven of the county's...
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Maria Boynton
August 15, 2018 - 4:48 pm
The federal corruption investigation at Atlanta City Hall continues to yield defendants. Wednesday, Katrina Taylor-Parks pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for vendor contracts. She is the second member of former Mayor Kasim Reed's cabinet to be charged with conspiracy and accepting...
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The defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, center, Thomas Zehnle, right, and Richard Westling walk to federal court during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2018 - 6:54 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election. The testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman's...
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(Photo Credit: Fulton County Solicitor General's Office)
Maria Boynton
August 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
According to the Fulton County District Attorney's office, between 1963 and 2012, more than 705,000 people were convicted of non-violent felonies. During the same period, there were 3.8 million non-violent misdemeanor convictions in Georgia. On Saturday, August 11, 2018, there will be a Restorative...
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