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‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ weaves past, present together

Jul. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — To watch “John Lewis: Good Trouble” is to take a ride on a time machine, a trip exploring the remarkable life of an Alabama sharecropper’s son who became an icon of the civil rights movement and preserved his ideals through a career in Congress. But this brand-new...

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Review: A timely portrait in ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Jun. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it’s not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. Ossoff, a young Georgia media executive known for breaking fundraising records during a 2017 special election loss for a U.S. House seat, beat back a field of Democratic primary opponents to win a spot taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, according to votes tallied as of late Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Jon Ossoff wins Georgia Senate primary; will face Perdue

Jun. 10, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff, a young Georgia media executive known for breaking fundraising records during a 2017 special election loss for a U.S. House seat, beat back a field of Democratic primary opponents to win a spot taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November. Ossoff received about 50.7% of the...

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to a GOP women's group on March 3, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene is one of nine Republicans seeking her party's nomination in Georgia's 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (John Bailey/Rome News-Tribune via AP)

Runoffs set in 5 Georgia congressional primaries

Jun. 10, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's next congressional delegation was coming into clearer focus after Tuesday's voting, with Jon Ossoff winning the Democrats' Senate primary and at least five House races heading to runoffs. House incumbents won their primaries, including Rep. John Lewis, who was nominated for an 18th...

In this  Feb. 15 2017 photo, state Rep. Matt Gurtler, R-Tiger, presents HB 156 to a subcommittee of the Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in Atlanta. State Rep. Matt Gurtler and Athens gun dealer Andrew Clyde advanced to a runoff in northeast Georgia’s 9th Congressional District from a nine-candidate field in the state's primary election Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Runoffs set in 5 Georgia congressional primaries

Jun. 10, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff was leading six other Democratic contenders Tuesday in Georgia voting for a position challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Republican David Perdue. Georgia will see runoffs in at least five congressional primaries, including battles for open seats in suburban Atlanta,...

People wait in line to vote in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia's Democratic Senate race is too close to call

Jun. 10, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Senate primary in Georgia is too early to call. In Georgia, candidates must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. With more than three-quarters of the expected vote counted as of 3:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Jon Ossoff has approximately 49% of the counted vote. He leads...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson poses for a photo in Columbus, Ga. Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff and Tomlinson, two of the top Georgia Democrats vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, took hard swipes at each other during a virtual debate Sunday, May 3, 2020, as criticism of the official response to the coronavirus took center stage. (Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP, File)

Democratic Senate race headlines ballots for Georgia voters

Jun. 6, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats will choose between seven contenders in a U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Republican David Perdue on Tuesday. Ballots also include 16 contested U.S. House primaries, dozens of state House and state Senate races, and two nonpartisan general elections for the state...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ocasio-Cortez backs challenger of House Democratic chairman

Jun. 4, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed the Democratic primary challenger of a veteran House committee chairman and fellow New Yorker in her latest challenge to party leaders. Ocasio-Cortez, who in less than two years has shot from obscurity to one of Congress' most recognized names...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Congressman John Lewis talks with media members after signing paperwork to qualify for reelection to his District 5 seat in Atlanta. Lewis said Thursday, June 4,  that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.” “I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered?” the Georgia congressman said on CBS. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

John Lewis says video of George Floyd's killing made him cry

Jun. 4, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.” “I kept saying to myself: How many more? How many young black men will be murdered?” said Lewis, D-Ga. “It made me so...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ocasio-Cortez endorses challenger of House Dem chairman

Jun. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed the Democratic primary challenger of a veteran House committee chairman whose New York district is adjacent to her own, the progressive freshman's latest challenge to party leaders. Ocasio-Cortez, who in less than two years has shot from...