| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:20 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is taking on fellow Republicans as he seeks to mend a $700 million hole in the state's frayed $1.8 billion general fund with a tax increase.
The state party is urging lawmakers to defy him. Republicans...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:47 PM
A powerful winter storm that blew across the Gulf Coast and into the Carolinas and Virginia left many roads impassable and tens of thousands of people without power Thursday, especially in hard-hit North Carolina.
The wet, heavy snow dragged down...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 3:29 PM
A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.
Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials.
In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states.
The 11th U.S. Circuit...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia.
Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:39 PM
In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places -- including bars, churches and government buildings -- following Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing Wednesday of a bill celebrated by supporters as a victory for the 2nd Amendment but...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
"When will this insanity stop?"
That was the question asked over the weekend by the grieving father of a 20-year-old gunshot victim in Isla Vista.
The answer, tragically, is that it's not likely to end any time soon. ------------
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| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:02 AM
There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought GOP primary runoff for an open Senate seat in the Peach State.
Jack Kingston, the affable 11-term congressman,...