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Some advice for Nancy Pelosi, from a Watergate veteran
 You meet the most unusual historical figures in hospitals. Several days ago, I paid a visit to an ailing Max Cleland, the former U.S. senator, and his significant other. (He’s much better and at home now, thank you very much.) I walked in on something like a conclave. Already with Cleland that Friday afternoon were Henry Turner, an...

Posted: 2 days ago

You meet the most unusual historical figures in hospitals. Several days ago, I paid a visit to an ailing Max Cleland, the former U.S. senator, and his significant other. (He’s much better and at home now, thank you very much.) I walked in on something like a conclave. Already with Cleland that Friday afternoon were Henry Turner, an...
The Jolt: Why a conservative split on medical pot could have MARTA implications
 Legislation filed Thursday would allow medical marijuana oil to be sold to patients in Georgia. The author of House Bill 324 is state Rep. Micah Gravley of Douglasville, vice-chairman of the House Republican caucus. Four other prominent Republicans have also put their name to the measure, along with Calvin Smyre of Columbus, the most...

Posted: 2 days ago

Legislation filed Thursday would allow medical marijuana oil to be sold to patients in Georgia. The author of House Bill 324 is state Rep. Micah Gravley of Douglasville, vice-chairman of the House Republican caucus. Four other prominent Republicans have also put their name to the measure, along with Calvin Smyre of Columbus, the most...
The Jolt: Gwinnett’s MARTA vote and the search for a GOP champion
 One of the more important referendums in the history of metro Atlanta is little more than 10 days away. Early voting to determine whether MARTA and heavy rail should be extended into Gwinnett County begins on Feb. 25. Election day is March 19. The original plan had been to conduct the referendum as part of last November’s general...

Posted: 3 days ago

One of the more important referendums in the history of metro Atlanta is little more than 10 days away. Early voting to determine whether MARTA and heavy rail should be extended into Gwinnett County begins on Feb. 25. Election day is March 19. The original plan had been to conduct the referendum as part of last November’s general...
The Jolt: Attempted health care rollback cost GOP the U.S. House, top Republican says
 In print editions of today’s AJC, you’ll see a column on the changing attitude of Georgia Republicans toward the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. Or waivers. “We don’t care if they call it manna from heaven. Whatever works for them,” one wag at the state Capitol told us. In that article, we note that...

Posted: 4 days ago

In print editions of today’s AJC, you’ll see a column on the changing attitude of Georgia Republicans toward the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. Or waivers. “We don’t care if they call it manna from heaven. Whatever works for them,” one wag at the state Capitol told us. In that article, we note that...
Georgia's business-driven shift on Medicaid 
 If you’re looking for the point at which Republicans in Georgia began their slow turn toward Obamacare and the expansion of health care coverage it offers, 2015 is one of several places to start. That’s when the state’s business leaders were presented with evidence that the U.S. could quickly end up with two economies: One...

Posted: 5 days ago

If you’re looking for the point at which Republicans in Georgia began their slow turn toward Obamacare and the expansion of health care coverage it offers, 2015 is one of several places to start. That’s when the state’s business leaders were presented with evidence that the U.S. could quickly end up with two economies: One...
The Jolt: Stacey Abrams welcomes a GOP shift on Medicaid
 We’ve got something of a theme this morning. For years, Stacey Abrams and her fellow Democrats have assailed Republicans for their refusal to expand Medicaid under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act. So she is taking the news that Gov. Brian Kemp is set to back legislation to allow “waivers” that...

Posted: 5 days ago

We’ve got something of a theme this morning. For years, Stacey Abrams and her fellow Democrats have assailed Republicans for their refusal to expand Medicaid under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act. So she is taking the news that Gov. Brian Kemp is set to back legislation to allow “waivers” that...
The Jolt: Democrats are coming, warns spokesman for a city of East Cobb
 Over the weekend, the Marietta Daily Journal noted that Phil Kent, the conservative pundit and anti-illegal immigration activist, had been hired to do some spokes-personing for supporters of a proposed city of East Cobb. Arguments for the new city has focused on law enforcement and roadways, but according to Kent, there’s another...

Posted: 6 days ago

Over the weekend, the Marietta Daily Journal noted that Phil Kent, the conservative pundit and anti-illegal immigration activist, had been hired to do some spokes-personing for supporters of a proposed city of East Cobb. Arguments for the new city has focused on law enforcement and roadways, but according to Kent, there’s another...
A bill made for millennials and their heavy student loan debts
 The most millennial of bills has begun its journey through the state Legislature. House Bill 42 would prevent the state from suspending the state-issued professional licenses of those who default on government-backed student loans. Whether nurses, insurance agents, or termite exterminators. “This is a really terrible way to collect...

Posted: 9 days ago

The most millennial of bills has begun its journey through the state Legislature. House Bill 42 would prevent the state from suspending the state-issued professional licenses of those who default on government-backed student loans. Whether nurses, insurance agents, or termite exterminators. “This is a really terrible way to collect...
The Jolt: Brian Kemp named a high-clout judicial commission. Here’s the law firm that won
 On Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his selected 25 attorneys who will make up one of the most influential bodies under his oversight -- the Judicial Nominating Commission, which builds short lists for vacancies on court benches throughout the state. It’s fair to say that the Robbins Firm, former home to executive counsel David...

Posted: 9 days ago

On Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his selected 25 attorneys who will make up one of the most influential bodies under his oversight -- the Judicial Nominating Commission, which builds short lists for vacancies on court benches throughout the state. It’s fair to say that the Robbins Firm, former home to executive counsel David...
The Jolt: The ‘no’ vote in the House just doubled
 Though the lift never would have been an easy, the odds against a bill to allow concealed weapons to be carried without a permit just got a good bit slimmer. On Wednesday, the state House cast its 15th vote of a slow-starting session, passing a resolution to name a new judicial building after Nathan Deal – a nod to the former...

Posted: 10 days ago

Though the lift never would have been an easy, the odds against a bill to allow concealed weapons to be carried without a permit just got a good bit slimmer. On Wednesday, the state House cast its 15th vote of a slow-starting session, passing a resolution to name a new judicial building after Nathan Deal – a nod to the former...
The Jolt: A debate coach grades Stacey Abrams’ post-SOTU performance
 Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of Michigan, is well-versed in the art of public discourse, and is the editor/co-author of “The State of the Union Is...Memorable Addresses of the Last Fifty Years." Last night, he was kind enough to tap out some thoughts on Stacey Abrams’ performance as the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of Michigan, is well-versed in the art of public discourse, and is the editor/co-author of “The State of the Union Is...Memorable Addresses of the Last Fifty Years." Last night, he was kind enough to tap out some thoughts on Stacey Abrams’ performance as the...
The Jolt: A debate coach grades Stacey Abrams’ post-SOTU performance
 Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of Michigan, is well-versed in the art of public discourse, and is the editor/co-author of “The State of the Union Is...Memorable Addresses of the Last Fifty Years." Last night, Kall was kind enough to tap out some thoughts on Stacey Abrams’ performance as the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of Michigan, is well-versed in the art of public discourse, and is the editor/co-author of “The State of the Union Is...Memorable Addresses of the Last Fifty Years." Last night, Kall was kind enough to tap out some thoughts on Stacey Abrams’ performance as the...
AG Chris Carr: Open Stone Mountain's history -- and raise that bell tower for MLK
 Something good might have come out of Stone Mountain Park on Saturday — an important acknowledgement that we need to open up the history that is told there, and sooner rather than later. Three days after the state’s largest tourist attraction was closed to avoid a confrontation sparked by a handful of white supremacists, Attorney...

Posted: 12 days ago

Something good might have come out of Stone Mountain Park on Saturday — an important acknowledgement that we need to open up the history that is told there, and sooner rather than later. Three days after the state’s largest tourist attraction was closed to avoid a confrontation sparked by a handful of white supremacists, Attorney...
The Jolt: Geoff Duncan brokers fix to ‘draconian’ Senate rules on sexual harassment
 On Monday’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” state Sen. Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta, said Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan would soon propose changes to Senate rules governing the treatment of sexual harassment complaints against senators and members of the chamber’s staff. Prompted by Rewind host Bill Nigut, Jordan...

Posted: 12 days ago

On Monday’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” state Sen. Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta, said Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan would soon propose changes to Senate rules governing the treatment of sexual harassment complaints against senators and members of the chamber’s staff. Prompted by Rewind host Bill Nigut, Jordan...
The Jolt: Behind D.C.’s mysterious subpoena fight is an Atlanta-based law firm
 In Washington, we have a mysterious fight over a federal grand jury subpoena, involving a state-owned foreign company, that has quickly progressed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On one side are two prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office. According to Politico.com, on the other are four attorneys from the...

Posted: 13 days ago

In Washington, we have a mysterious fight over a federal grand jury subpoena, involving a state-owned foreign company, that has quickly progressed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On one side are two prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office. According to Politico.com, on the other are four attorneys from the...
Georgia Democrats evade an information blockade on voting machines
 November is making itself felt in the state Capitol. A Republican senator, the chairman of the committee in charge of the topic, openly speaks of drawing down more federal Medicaid dollars to cover those without health insurance. As an epithet, “Obamacare” was somehow lost in the dust of 2018. Eight GOP senators have signed onto...

Posted: 16 days ago

November is making itself felt in the state Capitol. A Republican senator, the chairman of the committee in charge of the topic, openly speaks of drawing down more federal Medicaid dollars to cover those without health insurance. As an epithet, “Obamacare” was somehow lost in the dust of 2018. Eight GOP senators have signed onto...
The Jolt: Herman Cain on the Fed? Slow down.
 He wouldn’t exactly say so last night, but former GOP presidential candidate and ex-WSB Radio talk show host Herman Cain is apparently being considered for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. The report originated with Bloomberg on Thursday afternoon. Then CNBC confirmed that Cain, 73, met with President...

Posted: 16 days ago

He wouldn’t exactly say so last night, but former GOP presidential candidate and ex-WSB Radio talk show host Herman Cain is apparently being considered for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. The report originated with Bloomberg on Thursday afternoon. Then CNBC confirmed that Cain, 73, met with President...
The Jolt: Doug Collins makes Twitter debut as a top Donald Trump defender in Congress
 Doug Collins just made his formal Twitter debut as President Donald Trump’s chief defender in the U.S. House. On Wednesday, the Gainesville Republican put his signature on a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray – who also hails from metro Atlanta, demanding answers for the use of force in last week’s arrest of Roger...

Posted: 17 days ago

Doug Collins just made his formal Twitter debut as President Donald Trump’s chief defender in the U.S. House. On Wednesday, the Gainesville Republican put his signature on a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray – who also hails from metro Atlanta, demanding answers for the use of force in last week’s arrest of Roger...
The Jolt: Stacey Abrams and the ‘curse of the SOTU response’
 The next six days will be a test of nerves for Stacey Abrams. And a test of her sense of humor. On Tuesday, we learned that the former Democratic candidate governor will deliver her party’s Feb. 5 response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Trump will receive the applause and pageantry that comes...

Posted: 18 days ago

The next six days will be a test of nerves for Stacey Abrams. And a test of her sense of humor. On Tuesday, we learned that the former Democratic candidate governor will deliver her party’s Feb. 5 response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Trump will receive the applause and pageantry that comes...
Johnny Isakson splashes cold water on talk of another shutdown
 By Nov. 3, 2020, we may look back on last Thursday’s floor speech by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson as the dash of cold water that saved David Perdue’s re-election bid, along with the fortunes of many another Georgia Republican. Without that speech, and the subsequent votes Isakson and five other Republican senators cast against 35...

Posted: 19 days ago

By Nov. 3, 2020, we may look back on last Thursday’s floor speech by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson as the dash of cold water that saved David Perdue’s re-election bid, along with the fortunes of many another Georgia Republican. Without that speech, and the subsequent votes Isakson and five other Republican senators cast against 35...
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