Despite ‘shortage of common sense’ in D.C., Obama expresses optimism
May 19th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Despite ‘shortage of common sense’ in D.C., Obama expresses optimism

(CNN) – Obama kicked off his fundraising tour for the Senate Democratic campaign arm on Sunday with a speaking gig in Atlanta, his first of six events for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

During his brief remarks, the president reported on the divisive political climate in the nation’s capital, saying “partisan thinking” has dominated Washington and added the country needs to elect more people "who are not ideological."
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Filed under: DSCC • Georgia • President Obama
Obama delivers college commencement address
May 19th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to new grads: "No time for excuses"

Atlanta (CNN) – Past, present and future came together on a thunderstorm-filled Sunday, as President Barack Obama received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement speech at historically black Morehouse College, where the Rev. Martin Luther King and many other prominent African-Americans spent their formative years.

After opening with several one-liners, and more smiles than we've seen from him in the damage-control-filled recent weeks, Obama delivered a serious message to the class of 2013.

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Filed under: Georgia • President Obama
No Senate bid for Price in Georgia
May 10th, 2013
01:54 PM ET
1 year ago

No Senate bid for Price in Georgia

(CNN) – Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, won't run for Senate in 2014, he announced in a statement Friday.

"As of today, it is my intention to offer myself for re-election to represent the citizens of the 6th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives in 2014," Price wrote. "I look forward to continuing the battle to preserve fundamental principles that allowed us to become the greatest nation in the world."
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Filed under: Georgia • Tom Price
Back to the future for Bob Barr?
March 28th, 2013
01:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Back to the future for Bob Barr?

(CNN) – Bob Barr wants to return to Capitol Hill.

The former four-term Republican congressman from Georgia launched a GOP bid Thursday to return to the House of Representatives.
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Filed under: Bob Barr • Georgia
Obama to speak at Atlanta college commencement in May
February 16th, 2013
09:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to speak at Atlanta college commencement in May

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta this spring, the college's president said Saturday.

The historically black men's liberal arts college has just over 2,400 students enrolled and will graduate the class of 2013 on May 19.
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Filed under: Georgia • President Obama
Obama continues post-State of the Union politicking
February 14th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama continues post-State of the Union politicking

(CNN) - For a second straight day, President Barack Obama will tout proposals from his State of the Union address at a campaign-style event outside Washington, visiting a Georgia pre-school where youngsters still on winter break showed up to mimic a regular day.

Obama's visit to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center near Atlanta followed his call in Tuesday night's speech to a joint sitting of Congress for investments in high-quality early childhood education programs.

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Filed under: Georgia • President Obama • State of the Union
Students called back to school for Obama visit
February 13th, 2013
06:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Students called back to school for Obama visit

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama visits College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center on Thursday, it will look like a normal school day: busses will be running, the cafeteria will be serving lunch, and kids will attend classes.

But what looks like business-as-usual at the Decatur, Georgia, school will be anything but – students there are actually on winter break this week. Parents were emailed on Monday offering a "one-day experience" Thursday that would mimic a school day to coincide with the president's visit.
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Filed under: Georgia • President Obama
Georgia Rep. Paul Broun to run for Senate
February 6th, 2013
05:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun to run for Senate

(CNN) – The 2014 Senate race in Georgia has its first candidate.

Republican Rep. Paul Broun announced Wednesday he's running for the seat currently held by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who announced last month he's not seeking re-election.
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Filed under: Georgia • Saxby Chambliss • Senate
Conservative activist and CNN contributor considers primary bid
November 28th, 2012
07:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Conservative activist and CNN contributor considers primary bid

Washington (CNN) - Conservative activist Erick Erickson, editor of the leading publication RedState.com, is considering mounting a primary challenge against Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

"I had been rather dismissive of it, but in the past two days have been approached by several organizations and individuals I greatly respect who have asked me to really consider it," Erickson, also a CNN political contributor, said Tuesday. "I owe them that and will consider it, but am not prepared to commit to it. I have plenty of time to think about it."
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Filed under: Erick Erickson • Georgia • Saxby Chambliss
A Democrat stumps in GOP country
November 6th, 2012
11:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Sole white male Democratic Congressman in Deep South keeps his seat

Washington (CNN) – Moderate Georgia Democratic Rep. John Barrow was re-elected to a fifth term in the House on Tuesday, CNN projects, and remains the last white male Democrat from the Deep South in the House of Representatives.

The remaining Democratic congressmen from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia are African Americans.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Georgia • Mississippi • South Carolina
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