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Bill pushes feds to notify families of sick, dying inmates

May. 20, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New legislation introduced in the Senate would require the Justice Department to establish guidelines for the federal Bureau of Prisons and state correctional systems to notify the families of incarcerated people if their loved one has a serious illness, a life-threatening...

Atlanta will bid for 2024 Democratic nominating convention

May. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is submitting a formal bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Mayor Andre Dickens announced Friday to Democrats holding their annual state party dinner. “We’re going to do everything in our power to bring the 2024 Democratic National...

Perdue suit pushing election fraud claims dismissed by judge

May. 12, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue that alleged fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in the state's most populous county during the 2020 general election. Perdue filed the lawsuit, along with an individual voter,...

GOP works to get out the vote after calling elections rigged

May. 06, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue has made election fraud the centerpiece of his run for Georgia governor. But if he hopes to win in this year's midterm elections, his supporters will have to use the same democratic system he says they shouldn't trust. The only way to win a...

Senate confirms key ambassador slots, including Kennedy

May. 05, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Australia, and Philip Goldberg to serve as ambassador to South Korea. Kennedy served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 2013-17 during Barack...

The story so far: AP's investigation into federal prisons

May. 05, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

An ongoing Associated Press investigation has uncovered deep, previously unreported flaws within the federal Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department’s largest law enforcement agency, whose secrets have long been hidden within its walls and barbed-wire fences. The AP’s reporting...

Georgia lawmakers fight plan to close pilot training center

May. 04, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers is asking congressional budget writers to reject the Biden administration's plan to close a training facility for military pilots in the state. The five Georgia congressmen, led by Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, sent a...

Georgia debates: Perdue runs on election, Kemp pushes record

May. 01, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After three Republican primary debates in Georgia's governor's race, a few things are clear: Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue wants the May 24 primary to be about the 2020 election, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp wants the election to be about his record, and when in doubt any Republican...

Dems hone populist appeal with proposed stock trading ban

Apr. 30, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Abigail Spanberger first introduced a bill banning stock trading by members of Congress and their families, the Virginia Democrat managed to get only eight co-sponsors. So far this session, 62 — or about one out of every seven House members — have signed on. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Apr. 28, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

Brunswick News. April 26, 2022. Editorial: Perdue needs to do more than blame Kemp to win votes If former U.S. Sen. David Perdue has any real expectations of being Georgia’s next governor, then he is going to have to do more than parrot former President Donald Trump...