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Medical marijuana signing provides a stage for start of House leadership contest

An 11 a.m. ceremony in the state Capitol is officially intended to mark Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature on a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia – which could be a big deal to hundreds of thousands of people afflicted with one disease or another. 1,784 more words

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Hank Johnson spars with Sean Hannity on police shootings and 'black-on-black crime'

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U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, sparred with Fox News host Sean Hannity last night on the subject of police officer shootings. 385 more words

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Hank Johnson: 'It feels like open season on black men in America'

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson took to the House floor today to give his thoughts on last week’s case in North Charleston, S.C., 497 more words

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Nathan Deal hints support for legalizing fireworks sales in Georgia

Most of this legislative session’s most significant bills already have Gov. Nathan Deal’s stamp of approval. But the governor is hinting he may also support a proposal that has sparked years of debate under the Gold Dome. 1,023 more words

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A strong hint: In 2016, Nathan Deal could take control of the 'religious liberty' conversation

On the day after the General Assembly left town, on Friday’s GPB’s “Political Rewind,” state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, pretty much said what all suspected: The fight over religious liberty legislation isn’t over, and that it could become a prime topic of conversation at the state GOP convention in May. 1,648 more words

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The day after: Fallout from votes on transportation, school rescue measures

There were rumors of a brewing floor revolt. Threats of an coming primary challenges. Predictions of an embarrassing rejection of GOP leaders by their own rank-and-file. 1,713 more words

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In one-week homeland security punt, Barry Loudermilk, Georgia Dems shift to yes

WASHINGTON — Congress’ Friday Night Lights homeland security showdown ended with a short punt.

After spiking a three-week bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. 394 more words

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