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Former US President Jimmy Carter speaks.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Carter Backs Diplomacy Plan To Disarm Syria

Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes the best path forward in Syria is for the United States to work out a deal with Russia for Syria to give up its chemical weapons.

09/10/2013

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Sen. Isakson Plans To Vote Against Striking Syria

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he plans to vote against authorizing a military strike in Syria.

WAOK-AM–09/09/2013

Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn, and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visit after news briefing to unveil legislative proposals on health care at the Capitol on May 4, 2005 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Gov’t Shutdown To Defund Obamacare ‘Reckless Game That Will Not Succeed’

In the past three years, Rep. John Barrow has outraged fellow Democrats with his vote against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and been attacked by Republicans for refusing to support a full repeal. And the deep South’s last white Democratic congressman is still defying both parties with his stance on the law.

09/03/2013

A rebel fighter points his weapon at regime forces in an industrial area of Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on Sept. 2, 2013. (credit: ABO SHUJA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: I’m ‘Deeply Skeptical’ Using Force Against Syria In Nation’s Interest

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson says he’s “deeply skeptical” that using force against Syria is in the nation’s interest.

09/03/2013

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Congress Commemorates 1963 March On Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats are meeting in the grand Statuary Hall of the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Wednesday’s ceremony was being […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

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Father and Son Graduate From Morehouse

ATLANTA (WAOK)-History will be made on Sunday at the 129th Morehouse College Commencement. According to a Morehouse press release, when President Barack Obama speaks, this will be the very first time a “sitting President has […]

WAOK-AM–05/18/2013

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FBI: Miss. Man Arrested, Accused In Ricin Letters

A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.

04/17/2013

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Ga. Hopes To Avoid New Delays For Harbor Expansion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say they’re taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The nation’s fourth […]

04/15/2013

Screen capture of Gov. Phil Bryant, with his wife Deborah. (Credit: governorbryant.com)

Bryant: Obama Budget Undercuts Medicaid Expansion

Top Mississippi Republicans say their opposition to Medicaid expansion is getting a boost from an unlikely source — Democratic President Barack Obama.

04/10/2013

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Gov. Nikki Haley: We Will Not Expand Medicaid On President Obama’s Watch

As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states.

03/30/2013

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