Latest Jon Ossoff News

How Schumer's messy style delivers for Dems: 'I persist'

Aug. 08, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoes off, an almost-empty container of leftovers, an unfinished glass of wine -- this was the exhausted portrait of one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington after Senate passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping health, climate and economic package. New...

US keeping ex-prison chief as top adviser after rocky tenure

Aug. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is keeping its former director on the payroll as an adviser to his successor, rewarding him with an influential new role after concerns about his leadership — including from staff, inmates, Congress and the Biden administration — hastened his...

Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it's not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before...

Sen. Warnock cites 'bipartisanship,' avoids Biden in Georgia

Jul. 31, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in Georgia predict dire outcomes should Sen. Raphael Warnock lose to challenger Herschel Walker this fall and Republicans regain control of Capitol Hill. “They’re going to take away our democratic rights one after another,” longtime state lawmaker Nan...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 28, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 27, 2022. Editorial: Ossoff’s scrutiny is also needed in other areas The nation can only hope that U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff scrutinizes the effectiveness of the frequently criticized Department of Veterans Affairs with the same ardor as he is the...

Prisons chief deflects blame for failures, angering senators

Jul. 27, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just days left in his tenure, the embattled director of the federal prison system faced a bipartisan onslaught Tuesday as he refused to accept responsibility for a culture of corruption and misconduct that has plagued his agency for years. Bureau of Prisons...

Senate panel subpoenas federal prisons director to testify

Jul. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outgoing director of the Bureau of Prisons has been subpoenaed to testify before a Senate committee examining abuse and corruption in the beleaguered federal agency. Michael Carvajal was served a subpoena to appear at a hearing later this month. The subpoena...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 14, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

The Times and Democrat. July 12, 2022. Editorial: Bipartisanship works for heirs’ property owners A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill was important in providing “fair access” to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., worked...

Warnock collects $17.2M, Walker $6.2M in Georgia Senate race

Jul. 13, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Herschel Walker's $6.2 million in fundraising looked impressive when unveiled Wednesday, until Democrat Raphael Warnock rolled out his $17.2 million total a half-hour later. The dueling Senate campaign numbers underlined two truths. Georgia is again going...

Georgia's Abrams tries to one-up Kemp in call for payments

Jul. 11, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams is calling for another round of payments to Georgia taxpayers, suggesting incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp should use federal COVID-19 relief money to act now. Abrams' call, made at a Saturday campaign event,...