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New lab incidents fuel fear, safety concerns in Congress

New lab incidents fuel fear, safety concerns in CongressScientists wearing space-suitlike protective gear searched for hours in May for a mouse — infected with a virus similar to Ebola — that had escaped inside Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana, one of the federal government's highest-security research facilities,...
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Obama aide predicts: U.S. will have allies in Syria

Obama aide predicts: U.S. will have allies in SyriaPresident Obama's ambassador to the United Nations is making a prediction about potential air strikes in Syria.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Obama, Biden to promote project to fight sexual assault

Obama, Biden to promote project to fight sexual assaultIf the Obama administration has its way, video screens at college football stadiums and basketball arenas across the country will soon show ads urging students to fight a scourge: sexual assaults on campus.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Deal: Cooked books producing high jobless data

Deal: Cooked books producing high jobless dataThursday, Gov. Nathan Deal's campaign planned a press conference, hoping to announce good news for the governor. Instead, the Republican found himself explaining a fourth straight month of rising unemployment.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

White House unveils new solar, energy efficiency steps

White House unveils new solar, energy efficiency stepsAhead of next week's international summit on climate change, the White House unveiled 50-plus new public and private efforts Thursday to boost the use of two non-polluting power sources: solar and energy efficiency.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Deal, Carter spar over jobless rate

Deal, Carter spar over jobless rateDemocratic candidate for governor Jason Carter says an increase in the unemployment rate is the result of Gov. Nathan Deal's cuts to education.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Three questions appear on November ballot

Three questions appear on November ballotA proposed state constitutional amendment would freeze income tax at current rates with highest bracket six percent.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Military

Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in Iraq

Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in IraqPresident Obama doubled down Wednesday on an increasingly questioned pledge: There will be no U.S. ground combat troops back in Iraq.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

NRA launches $4M Senate ad campaign

NRA launches $4M Senate ad campaignAds were launched Wednesday to boost Tom Cotton in Arkansas, Cory Gardner in Colorado and Thom Tillis in North Carolina — all locked in tight races against Democratic incumbents that could help determine which party controls the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret

As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secretDuring his final year in Congress in 2008, then-senator Joe Biden heralded his top picks for the nation's elite service academies with a congratulatory news release and led a group of academy-bound students on a personal tour of his domain as Senate Foreign...
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

President Obama arrives at CDC for Ebola briefing

President Obama arrives at CDC for Ebola briefingPresident Barack Obama has arrived in Atlanta to visit the CDC.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forumRepublican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic challenger Jason Carter are attacking each other's public education record and questioning their opponent's plan to improve it.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bill Clinton campaigns for Michelle Nunn in Atlanta

Bill Clinton campaigns for Michelle Nunn in AtlantaBill Clinton made a surprise appearance in Atlanta on Saturday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Senate has a secret book of rules

Senate has a secret book of rulesThe U.S. Senate has for years lived by a secret book of rules that governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Sarah Palin, family involved in big Alaska party brawl

Sarah Palin, family involved in big Alaska party brawlIt sounds like a scene from a reality TV show. But this was just plain old reality! A birthday party in Anchorage gone bad, starring Sarah Palin and her family.It happened last Saturday night in South Anchorage.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Medical marijuana testimony shared

Medical marijuana testimony sharedTen speakers testified on the effects of medical marijuana and how they believe it could relieve severe health conditions
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

Obama to outline plans for Iraq, Syria

Obama to outline plans for Iraq, SyriaPresident Obama began putting the final touches Wednesday on a prime-time speech outlining expanded plans to battle the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Elections

Nunn, Perdue visit Central Georgia

Nunn, Perdue visit Central GeorgiaThe two candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat to replace Senator Saxby Chambliss made another stop in central Georgia
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Pres. Obama admits golfing amid crisis was a mistake

Pres. Obama admits golfing amid crisis was a mistakePresident Obama admitted in an interview airing Sunday that it was a mistake to go golfing on Martha's Vineyard immediately after condemning the beheading of American journalist James Foley last month.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Ex-House majority leader Cantor joins Wall Street firm

Ex-House majority leader Cantor joins Wall Street firmEric Cantor's post-congressional career will take him to the lucrative world of investment banking on Wall Street.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Macon

Nunn, Perdue meet with Farm Bureau

Nunn, Perdue meet with Farm BureauUS Senate candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn paid another visit to Macon Thursday.
  • Macon
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Mitt Romney: 'One of a million' chance of running in 2016

Mitt Romney: 'One of a million' chance of running in 2016What are the odds Mitt Romney runs for president in 2016? The former Republican nominee cited a memorable scene from Jim Carrey's Dumb and Dumber to explain.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Jason Carter picks up support from Ga. teachers' group

Jason Carter picks up support from Ga. teachers' groupOne of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Gov. Jindal sues Obama administration over Common Core

Gov. Jindal sues Obama administration over Common CoreLouisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

U.S. Sen. candidates Nunn, Perdue speak at Macon forum

U.S. Sen. candidates Nunn, Perdue speak at Macon forumU.S. Senate candidates Michelle Nunn and David Perdue made their first joint appearance today in Macon
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Paul Ryan on Mitt Romney in 2016: 'I'd drive his bus'

Paul Ryan on Mitt Romney in 2016: 'I'd drive his bus'With polls showing Romney could top President Obama if a rematch were held today, the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate attributes Romney's current popularity to "buyer's remorse" about Obama.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Obama makes himself more available to reporters

Obama makes himself more available to reportersThe president is making more statements to reporters who have occasionally criticized him for being inaccessible, and he's taking more questions from them — developments driven by major events and quite possibly the administration's political problems.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago