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Senate votes 57-43 to impeach Trump on charges of inciting Capitol riot but falls short of needed 67 votes. Ossoff, Warnock voted to impeach.

Senate votes 57-43 to impeach Trump on charges of inciting Capitol riot but falls short of needed 67 votes. Ossoff, Warnock voted to impeach.

U.S. Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump in second impeachment trial. Vote: 57 guilty, 43 not guilty. Two-thirds vote of 67 was needed to find him guilty. Form the AJC: The latest impeachment charge — authored by U.S. Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California — alleged… Read more

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First Democrat announces bid to unseat Greene in 2022. Move comes hours after House votes to remove Greene from committees. 11 Republicans joined Democrats. Loudermilk votes no.

First Democrat announces bid to unseat Greene in 2022. Move comes hours after House votes to remove Greene from committees. 11 Republicans joined Democrats. Loudermilk votes no.

THE LATEST Let’s bring the fight against extremism. I’m running to represent Georgia Congressional District 14. Follow me and donate to our campaign. Together we can bring civility back to our political discourse. https://t.co/Yt641L5L8F — Marcus Flowers For Georgia (@MarcusO_Flowers) February 5, 2021 Just hours after Greene’s expulsion from two House committees, the first public… Read more

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Politics: Cartersville Sen. Bruce Thompson eyeing labor commissioner’s post? Rosemary Greene named Bartow-Gordon superior court judge. SNL laser-focused on the other Greene.

Politics: Cartersville Sen. Bruce Thompson eyeing labor commissioner’s post? Rosemary Greene named Bartow-Gordon superior court judge. SNL laser-focused on the other Greene.

We’ve picked up word that state Sen. Bruce Thompson is preparing a possible run for state Labor Commissioner — a job now held by fellow Republican Mark Butler. A few GOP insiders told us Thompson, a military veteran and insurance agent from the northwest Georgia city of White, was calling activists and donors about a potential… Read more

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Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?

Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?

  There’s a click you can make on Facebook that allows you to “unfollow” someone but stay friends. It lets you avoid the rhetoric you’d rather not see but still have access to the person in case there’s a need or a reason to be in touch in rhe future. That’s been our policy with Marjorie… Read more

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Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

  Below are the House committee assignments and how the Northwest Georgia delegation did. Full list. House Majority Whip: Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown Human Resources.  Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, chair Insurance, Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, chair. Members, Matthew Gambill, R-Cartersville Economic Development and Tourism, Matthew Gambill, vice chair Members: Dempsey Judiciary, Mitchell Scoggins, R-Cartersville, secretary. Special Committee on Access… Read more

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

    President Joe Biden’s inaugural address:  THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America… Read more

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They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

Above: From left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris (to his front left) as was Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., far right, on Wednesday afternoon. Below: Watch  video of the swearing in. It comes toward the end of the video. From Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.: Today, as I was sworn… Read more

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Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

The drop off in GOP turnout from Nov to Jan was driven by Trump and most prominently in areas represented by Doug Collins and Marjorie Taylor Greene. These folks cost the GOP two senate seats and control of the Senate. Giving Biden and Dems a free hand. #gapol pic.twitter.com/TnmuV1CO9U — Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) January 16,… Read more

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House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

  The Georgia Congressional Delegation voted along party lines (from House Clerk). 8 Republicans voted “nay;” 6 Democrats voted “yea.” Allen Republican Georgia NAY Bishop (GA) Democratic Georgia YEA Bourdeaux Democratic Georgia YEA Carter (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Clyde Republican Georgia NAY Ferguson Republican Georgia NAY Greene (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Hice (GA) Republican Georgia… Read more

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The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.

The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.

  In context: On its own, the Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration conducted an audit of the votes cast in the Perdue-Ossoff runoff election concluded on Jan. 5. The official outcome of that race: David A. Perdue (I) (Rep) 32,239 votes or 75.02% Jon Ossoff (Dem) 10,735 or 24.98% (Ossoff won statewide) Total votes cast:… Read more

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Once election is certified, Warnock, Ossoff to take over as Georgia’s U.S. senators. Warnock’s seat on the 2022 ballot; Ossoff’s term is for six years.

Once election is certified, Warnock, Ossoff to take over as Georgia’s U.S. senators. Warnock’s seat on the 2022 ballot; Ossoff’s term is for six years.

THE LATEST Georgia’s newly elected senators, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, will be sworn in once the state’s election results are certified. Warnock replaces Kelly Loeffler who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson after he retired because of health issues. Warnock will stand for re-election in 2022. That’s the same year… Read more

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All eyes on Tuesday’s runoff elections with local turnout estimates up to 60%. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. And a look at what’s ahead in 2021.

All eyes on Tuesday’s runoff elections with local turnout estimates up to 60%. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. And a look at what’s ahead in 2021.

  What to know: Election Day weather: Sunny with a high of 56 degrees. Precincts open at 7 a.m. (around 37 degrees)  and close at 7 p.m. (around 46 degrees). Where do you vote: Please check here before heading out on Tuesday: Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. Election results: We’ll post links to the Secretary… Read more

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The Call: ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes …’ Secretary of State: ‘Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.’

The Call: ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes …’ Secretary of State: ‘Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.’

Listen to the full audio of Pres. Trump pressuring the Georgia secretary of State to overturn the 2020 election results. https://t.co/m8ZfsAxlH7 — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 4, 2021 In context: With hours to go before critical votes in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, a 60-minute phone call placed by Donald Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad… Read more

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Next up: Tuesday’s U.S. Senate and PSC Runoff, precincts open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 117th U.S. Congress to be sworn-in today.

Next up: Tuesday’s U.S. Senate and PSC Runoff, precincts open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 117th U.S. Congress to be sworn-in today.

  Next up: Tuesday’s U.S. Senate and Public Service Commission runoff. Precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots will be collected through 7 p.m. Tuesday. (details below) Today: The 117th U.S. Congress will be sworn-in today. AJC takes a look at the Congress and what’s ahead. ABSENTEE BALLOTS Additional drop boxes… Read more

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