(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."
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.
(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."
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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."
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.