Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

Her testimony delivered shocking and consequential revelations, but they have hardly been the only ones.

#cipollone-pat-a, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #georgia, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #pence-mike, #secret-service, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #watergate-affair

Rudy Giuliani at Center of Georgia’s Trump Investigation

Of all the legal threats Rudy Giuliani faces, the criminal inquiry into efforts to reverse the 2020 Georgia election may be the most dire.

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Bee Nguyen wins the Democratic nomination for secretary of state in Georgia.

Ms. Nguyen, a Democratic state representative, will face off in November against Brad Raffensperger, the Republican incumbent, who resisted Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

#democratic-party, #elections-secretary-of-state, #georgia, #nguyen-bee-1981, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries

Mo Brooks faces Katie Britt in a fateful Senate runoff in Alabama, and Virginia and Georgia Republicans choose their House contenders against entrenched Democrats.

#alabama, #britt-katie-1982, #brooks-morris-jackson, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #georgia, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #virginia

Jan. 6 Hearing Will Highlight Trump’s Pressure Campaign on State Officials

The House committee investigating the Capitol attack will also underscore the vitriol and suffering that election workers endured because of President Donald J. Trump’s lies.

#arizona, #georgia, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Sees a Wave of Heat-Related Warnings Ahead of Summer’s Start

Nearly a third of the U.S. population was under an extreme heat warning, with high temperatures breaking daily records in multiple cities on Wednesday. Heat indexes were expected to reach 110 degrees in some regions.

#georgia, #heat-and-heat-waves, #midwestern-states-us, #odessa-tex, #southwestern-states-us, #weather

Herschel Walker, Critic of Absentee Fathers, Has a Second Son He Doesn’t See

The football star and G.O.P. Senate candidate has often praised his relationship with his 22-year-old son, Christian. Left unmentioned: He also has a 10-year-old son.

#child-custody-and-support, #elections-senate, #georgia, #republican-party, #walker-herschel

A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

Donald Trump has pointed to so-called crossover voters as a significant factor in his chosen candidates’ heavy losses. Some Democrats, too, embrace the theory. But the reality seems more complicated.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

They Insisted the 2020 Election Was Tainted. Their 2022 Primary Wins? Not So Much.

Republicans are accepting their primary victories with little concern about the voter fraud they once falsely claimed caused Donald J. Trump’s loss.

#alabama, #brooks-morris-jackson, #georgia, #mccormick-david-h-1965, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The Good News in Georgia That’s Bad News for Trump

Republicans in key swing-state offices can know that they have a future in the party if, in the event of a contested election, they simply do their job.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-governors, #georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

With many of Donald J. Trump’s endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.

#bannon-stephen-k, #cotton-tom, #desantis-ron, #endorsements, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #mastriano-doug, #mcconnell-mitch, #midterm-elections-2022, #pence-mike, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-governors-assn, #republican-party, #scott-timothy-eugene, #trump-donald-j, #winred

What Dominated the World Economic Forum

Our takeaways from Davos, plus how some influencers hype crypto without disclosing their financial ties.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #europe, #florida, #georgia, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #xinjiang-china

The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

#audio-neutral-informative, #elections, #elections-governors, #georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #mastriano-doug, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Trump Didn’t Get What He Wanted This Week

When everything seems awful, one little ray of sun …

#alabama, #brooks-morris-jackson, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #endorsements, #georgia, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #walker-herschel

Stacey Abrams Fights Headwinds From Washington in Georgia Rematch

The Democrat is facing off for a second time against Brian Kemp, a Republican — but in a far-more-difficult political climate.

#abrams-stacey-y, #atlanta-ga, #cobb-county-ga, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #georgia, #johns-creek-ga, #kemp-brian-p, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party

Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Georgia voters rejected Donald Trump’s 2020 fixation, G.O.P. governors proved their strength, and Georgia Democrats backed a gun-control champion on the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #mcbath-lucy, #midterm-elections-2022, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention

Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.

#abrams-stacey-y, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kemp-brian-p, #midterm-elections-2022, #perdue-david-a-jr, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

Donald Trump Is Desperate for Vindication in Georgia

If the former president continues his crusade, he will be endangering not only the G.O.P.’s chances in November but also his own political future.

#conservatism-us-politics, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Democrats See Headwinds in Georgia, and Everywhere Else

Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams, viewed as strong candidates by their party, will be running against President Biden’s low ratings as well as their G.O.P. rivals.

#abrams-stacey-y, #bourdeaux-carolyn-1970, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #georgia, #mcbath-lucy, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

What Donald Trump Didn’t Count On in Georgia

Brian Kemp, the incumbent governor, is at the top of the former president’s enemies list. But to many Georgia Republicans, he is ‘one of us.’

#elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Perdue Had Trump. In Georgia, Kemp Had Everything Else.

David Perdue challenged Gov. Brian Kemp because of Donald Trump’s fury over his 2020 loss. Thoroughly outflanked and failing to gain traction, he is now staring down defeat.

#elections-governors, #endorsements, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux Battle Over A Georgia District

A primary for the new Seventh District, outside Atlanta, is forcing two popular incumbents, Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux, to do battle.

#bourdeaux-carolyn-1970, #democratic-party, #georgia, #mcbath-lucy, #midterm-elections-2022

Democrats, the Midterm Jinx Is Not Inevitable

Standard political history may not be a good guide to 2022.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #fetterman-john-1969, #georgia, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #pennsylvania, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #vance-j-d, #walker-herschel, #warnock-raphael-g

On Race, Herschel Walker’s Offer of Absolution Divides Georgia Voters

Georgia will still have a Black senator next year, but the likely Republican nominee, Herschel Walker, and the incumbent Democrat, Raphael Warnock, offer far different visions on race.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #elections-senate, #georgia, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-herschel, #warnock-raphael-g

America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cawthorn-madison, #constitution-us, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #le-pen-marine, #little-brad-1954, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mastriano-doug, #pennsylvania, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #wallace-george-c

Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #charleston-sc-shooting-2015, #el-paso-tex, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mass-shootings, #pew-research-center, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sharpton-al

Georgia Candidates Try to Outdo One Another on ‘Woke Mob’ in Schools

In the Georgia governor’s race, Republicans have made the supposed indoctrination of children their focus.

#debates-political, #elections-governors, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #republican-party

Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

The panel will have up to a year to recommend whether the prosecutor should pursue criminal charges against the former president and his allies.

#bragg-alvin, #carr-christopher-m, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #mcburney-robert-c-i, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia?

It may represent the most serious prospect of prosecution that Trump and his associates are facing.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #immunity-from-prosecution, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Marjorie Taylor Greene Could Represent 2 Largely Black Atlanta Suburbs

Powder Springs is one of two predominantly Black suburbs drawn into the far-right Republican’s district. If Ms. Greene is their voice in Congress, will she speak for them?

#cobb-county-ga, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #scott-david-a-1945

Kemp and Perdue Debate, Looking Back at 2020 and Ahead to Abrams

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia and his Republican primary opponent, former Senator David Perdue, bickered over the previous election — and over who would be more likely to defeat Stacey Abrams in November.

#abrams-stacey-y, #atlanta-ga, #debates-political, #elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Only the Feds Can Disqualify Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene

State courts or elections boards lack jurisdiction in keeping alleged insurrectionists off a congressional ballot.

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Herschel Walker’s Senate Bid in Georgia Is Powered by Fandom

The football-star-turned-candidate has been converting Bulldogs fans into supporters. But some Republicans worry voters are blinded by his celebrity.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #lagrange-ga, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #senate, #university-of-georgia, #walker-herschel, #warnock-raphael-g

Democratic Dollars Flow Once Again to Likely Lost Causes

New fund-raising figures show emerging Democratic stars like Marcus Flowers in Georgia and Gary Chambers Jr. in Louisiana, with no clear path to victory.

#campaign-finance, #cawthorn-madison, #democratic-party, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #kennedy-john-neely, #louisiana, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #ojeda-richard-1970, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #warnock-raphael-g

Effort to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Ballot Can Proceed, Judge Says

The case that Ms. Greene unsuccessfully sought to have dismissed mirrors efforts against other Republicans centered on the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

#cawthorn-madison, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Democrats Soon Be Locked Out of Power?

With a little more electoral ambition, Republicans have a clear majority in reach. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #florida, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #scott-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

In Several States, Teachers Get Their Biggest Raise in Decades

Budget surpluses have enabled states to pass bills giving teachers a bigger paycheck, but not everyone is certain that will help improve schooling.

#alabama, #bonuses, #education-k-12, #florida, #georgia, #idaho, #mississippi, #new-mexico, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

In a Georgia Mill Town, Soccer Presents a New Opportunity

Dalton, Ga., has not always welcomed the Mexican immigrants who came to work in its carpet mills. But the community is united behind its powerhouse high school soccer teams.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #dalton-ga, #foreign-workers, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #interscholastic-athletics, #mexican-americans, #mohawk-industries-inc, #soccer

Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins

A trial is underway to determine whether Georgia’s handling of the 2018 election for governor was discriminatory, in a case brought by Stacey Abrams’s voting rights group.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections, #fair-fight-political-organization, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kemp-brian-p, #raffensperger-brad, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

This Cake Gives You a Moment of Warmth in the Middle of the Day

Chamomile cake is just right at teatime, an excuse to give yourself and friends an hour to sit down and linger.

#cakes, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #georgia, #tea

South Braces for Second Wave of Storms After 2 Deaths

Nearly 14 million people across the region faced an enhanced risk of severe weather on Wednesday. Forecasters said the storms could produce tornadoes.

#alabama, #atlanta-ga, #birmingham-ala, #chattanooga-tenn, #deaths-fatalities, #georgia, #tennessee, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

The Masters: 10 Most Memorable Shots

The tournament tends to inspire magnificent moments, and there have been many.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #georgia, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #mickelson-phil, #nicklaus-jack, #omeara-mark, #palmer-arnold, #watson-bubba, #woods-tiger

Severe Weather in the South: What to Know About the Forecast

Parts of Texas were hit by fast-moving storms on Monday. More than nine million people were under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Tuesday, meteorologists said.

#alabama, #florida, #fort-worth-tex, #georgia, #national-weather-service, #severe-weather, #south-carolina, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather

$4.8 Million Settlement Reached in Julian Lewis Shooting Case

Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis, 60, was killed in August 2020 after a Georgia state trooper stopped him for a broken taillight.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #georgia, #lewis-julian-edward-roosevelt, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sylvania-ga

Herschel Walker, the Worst Candidate, Trump-Approved

Why would Trump urge the former football star to run for the Senate in Georgia? There are a few reasons, all of them part of a callous racial calculus.

#black-people, #elections-senate, #georgia, #midterm-elections-2022, #national-football-league, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-herschel

Powerful Storm Kills at Least 2 in Florida Panhandle

At least two others were injured, the authorities said. The damage came a day after a tornado destroyed buildings and left several injured in Arkansas.

#florida, #florida-panhandle, #georgia, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #weather

Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill

As Republicans rush to pass a second round of new voting and election rules, a bipartisan group of election officials is fighting back.

#absentee-voting, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-journal-constitution, #dekalb-county-ga, #elections-state-legislature, #forsyth-county-ga, #georgia, #germany-ryan, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

With Gas Prices at Record Highs, States Look at Cutting Taxes to Ease Strain

Actions by Maryland, Georgia and Connecticut could be followed by other states soon.

#american-automobile-assn, #california, #connecticut, #gasoline-tax-us, #georgia, #hogan-lawrence-j, #inflation-economics, #kemp-brian-p, #lamont-ned, #maryland, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sales-and-excise-taxes, #tax-foundation, #taxation

In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters

The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.

#abrams-stacey-y, #atlanta-ga, #elections, #elections-governors, #endorsements, #georgia, #governors-us, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #hice-jody-1960, #jones-vernon-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #republican-governors-assn, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Book Review: ‘Flipped,’ by Greg Bluestein

Greg Bluestein’s “Flipped” argues that Georgian voters are turning away from the Republican Party.

#abrams-stacey-y, #bluestein-greg, #books-and-literature, #democratic-party, #flipped-how-georgia-turned-purple-and-broke-the-monopoly-on-republican-power-book, #georgia, #ossoff-jon, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government