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Friday, June 23, 2017

Analysis: Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health law. And Democrats are struggling to translate the energy of their core supporters into actual election victories.

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race.

Georgia official to be reprimanded for ‘racist pig’ comment

Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia a “racist pig” on Facebook.

In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

Republican Karen Handel declared victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District with a promise that she’ll work to gain the confidence of voters who backed her Democratic opponent.

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

The nation is anxiously awaiting the results of the most expensive House race in US history.

Georgia high court: State can’t be sued without its consent

A challenge to a Georgia law banning most abortions after 20 weeks has led the state’s highest court to reaffirm that the state can’t be sued without its consent.

Trump tweets about Democrats, Georgia election

President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats and promoting the Republican running in Tuesday's House runoff election in Georgia.

Former courthouse clerk in Ga pleads guilty to stealing $1,100

Figueroa said she could pay back about $500 of the money. The judge ordered her to repay the rest within 90 days of getting out of prison.

Ex GOP county leader in Georgia sentenced in child sex abuse

One victim, now an adult, said in court that he has nightmares of the abuse and became a military police officer to help other victims.

National figures make closing arguments in Georgia race

Tuesday will decide whether or not Republicans will lose one of their longest-held Republican seats to Democrats in a special election.
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