Here's what's trending in politics in Georgia and around the nation.
1. Trump to speak to the nation about Afghanistan
President Donald Trump will give a nationally televised address outlining plans for the U.S. strategy to win the war in Afghanistan. The speech is set for Monday night.
2. Can a Trump presidency survive?
The president continues to deal with the fallout of his comments last week on the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. According to The Associated Press, Trump is in so much political trouble following his remarks many believe his presidency may not survive. Chip Lake, a Georgia-based GOP operative told the AP, "It's impossible to see a scenario under which this is sustainable under a four-year period," Lake said.
3. North Korea warns about military exercises
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are ramping up again as North Korea warns that the annual South Korea-U.S. military exercise will “add fuel to the fire.” The exercises are held every year at this time. One North Korean newspaper described the annual drill as "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” CNN reported.
4. No requirement for sex offenders to live away from victims
Georgia is one of 45 states that do not have legislation that specifically bars sex offenders from living near their victims, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia do have such laws, AP reports.
5. Lawmaker apologizes for Trump assassination remark
The Missouri lawmaker who said on Facebook she hoped that President Trump would be assassinated has apologized to Trump and his family. Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, (D), said she will not resign over the remark, the Kansas City Star reported.
6. Trump disbands National Climate Assessment panel
An advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment has been disbanded, according to a story from The Washington Post. The group’s purpose was to help incorporate the government’s climate research into long-term planning for those who make policy in D.C. and for private-sector officials.
7. Confederate flags come down at Six Flags
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. removed Confederate flags from its parks, according to the AJC. The ‘‘Stars and Bars’’ were replaced with U.S. flags at three parks this weekend.
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