Tag: Georgia

Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The […]

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Supermarket Worker Stole $1 Million and Bought Cars and Guns, Police Say

A teenage employee stole nearly $1 million from a Kroger supermarket in the metro Atlanta area and then went on a shopping spree for guns, shoes and cars, including a Chevrolet Camaro that he totaled, the authorities said on Thursday. The employee, Tre Brown, 19, obtained more than 40 refunds on several credit cards for […]

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Georgia Senate Victories of Warnock and Ossoff Are Certified

ATLANTA — Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, on Tuesday certified the runoff election victories of Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, setting in motion the formal legal process that will seat the two Democrats and give their party control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2015. The swearing-in of […]

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The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time

For Antwan T. Lang, a member of the Chatham County Board of Elections in Savannah, Ga., Dr. King’s words meant we cannot be afraid to learn from one another and understand our differences and similarities. “My hope is that one day white America will understand that we harvest no hate, but we want to be […]

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Raphael Warnock and the Legacy of Racial Tyranny

Revels’s backers argued that he was in fact a lifelong citizen of the United States, because he was born to free Black parents. After more objections and heated debate, the efforts to block Revels’s admission were voted down by the antislavery Republicans who dominated the Senate. “When the Vice-President uttered the words, ‘The Senator elect […]

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Atlanta Prosecutor Appears to Move Closer to Trump Inquiry

Mr. Worley said he would introduce the motion based on an outside complaint filed with the state election board by John F. Banzhaf III, a George Washington University law professor. Mr. Banzhaf and other legal experts say Mr. Trump’s calls may run afoul of at least three state criminal laws. One is criminal solicitation to […]

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Proud Boys Member Denied Bail After Threatening To Kill Raphael Warnock

NewsOne Featured Video A new development from the FBI confirms what the general public already understood, pointing to the insidious intent held by members of the Capitol Hill rioters who planned to carry out violence against members of Congress. In a filing pertaining to the detention of Jacob Anthony Chansley, prosecutors allege his own “words and […]

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They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area struck a hard bargain with its tech workers. Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn’t like you. If you lived in San Francisco, you might have commuted an hour south to your job at Apple or Google or Facebook. Or if your office was in the city, […]

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San Francisco’s Tech Workers Make the Big Move

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area struck a hard bargain with its tech workers. Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn’t like you. If you lived in San Francisco, you might have commuted an hour south to your job at Apple or Google or Facebook. Or if your office was in the city, […]

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In Georgia, Trump’s Attacks on Election Still Haunt Republicans

ATLANTA — The impeachment charge that House Democrats have filed against President Trump stems from his role in inciting a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol last week. But included in the resolution is another element of Mr. Trump’s behavior that is also drawing condemnation as an abuse of presidential power: His pressure campaign to […]

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Citing Taylor Swift, Supreme Court Seems Set to Back Nominal Damages Suits

WASHINGTON — About 70 minutes into what had been a meandering and technical Supreme Court argument on Tuesday about whether two Georgia students could sue their college for nominal damages, a series of questions about Taylor Swift brought the issue into focus. Justice Elena Kagan asked about “the most famous nominal damages case I know […]

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How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Imprisonment Changed American Politics Forever

NINE DAYS The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life and Win the 1960 ElectionBy Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick The African-American struggle for freedom and civil rights is replete with dramatic and harrowing stories, many involving intimidation and threats of violence from white supremacist defenders of the status quo. One of the most […]

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State Capitals ‘on High Alert,’ Fearing More Violence

It was opening day of the 2021 legislative session, and the perimeter of the Georgia State Capitol on Monday was bristling with state police officers in full camouflage gear, most of them carrying tactical rifles. On the other side of the country, in Olympia, Wash., dozens of National Guard troops in riot gear and shields […]

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Georgia Senate Race Is Proof: The South Is Really Changing

But Republicans still hold the power in almost all Southern state legislatures (Virginia’s is the exception, and only since 2019), and they will continue to do everything possible to make it harder for Democrats to vote. In Georgia, state legislators are already eyeing new ways to avoid a repeat of the elections that turned Georgia […]

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Inside the Billion-Dollar War Against Right-Wing Conspiracists

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS | How To Chief Executive John Poulos says Dominion Voting System’s $1.3 billion defamation suit against Sidney Powell is the “first step” in the voting machine company’s efforts to counter a “malicious campaign of lies” spread by right-wing media outlets and the conspiracy theorists in […]

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Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism

“An act of terror,” she called it, as we spoke over the phone. “Seeing the faces of those people as they were in the Capitol, seeing their hubris, that’s what pained me,” she said. “They looked so confident that they were not going to face any consequences. That was a reminder of the systemic issues […]

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Despite Chaos and Big Losses, Republicans Still Control Most of Georgia

“I think that an overwhelming majority of the voters will come back our direction and reward us,” Mr. Duncan said. “And if they don’t see that as a valuable trait of their lieutenant governor, then I don’t want to represent them. I’ll be perfectly fine getting defeated if they don’t reward or recognize the value […]

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Georgia Officials Reveal Third Trump Call Trying to Influence Election Results

ATLANTA — More than a week before President Trump called Georgia’s secretary of state, pressuring him to “find” votes to help overturn his electoral loss, the president made another call, this one to a top Georgia elections investigator, in which he asked the investigator to “find the fraud” in the state. The earlier phone call, […]

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I Desegregated the University of Georgia. History Is Still in the Making.

A few months before we enrolled in college, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges exercised her right to enroll in the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Her walk, accompanied by federal marshals, was immortalized in the Norman Rockwell painting “The Problem We All Live With.” (The same painting formed a shadow in Bria Goeller’s photo […]

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Trump incites mob at the Capitol on the same day as Democrats take Georgia

Listen and subscribe to “The Argument” from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher | RSS Feed Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg debate whether the events that unfolded on Wednesday should be classified as a “coup.” Then, Michelle Cottle deploys her expertise on Congress to analyze the Georgia […]

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‘Hateful’ Tweet About Stacey Abrams Costs University Football Coach His Job

An assistant football coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga lost his job after smearing Stacey Abrams and the state of Georgia in a Twitter post that perpetuated unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, university officials said on Thursday. The coach, Chris Malone, was in his second season as an assistant and offensive line coach […]

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The Capitol Riot Showed Us America’s Ugly Truth

This is America. This has always been America. If this were not America, this coup attempt would not have happened. It’s time we face this ugly truth, let it sink into the marrow of our bones, let it move us to action. With everything that took place in Washington on Wednesday, it was easy to […]

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Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia

Two months ago, Republicans in Georgia won more votes for Senate than the Democratic candidates, even as Joe Biden defeated President Trump at the top of the ticket. On Tuesday for the runoff races, the Georgia electorate was very different; so was the outcome. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock prevailed in Georgia with the help […]

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A Democratic Triumph in Georgia, Overshadowed by Right-Wing Violence in Washington

ATLANTA — Democrats gained control of the Senate on Wednesday by winning both of Georgia’s runoff races, an electoral repudiation of President Trump that will give the incoming Democratic administration broader policy latitude even as the victory was temporarily overshadowed by a violent mob storming the United States Capitol in the name of the ousted […]

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Trump’s Real Claim to Fame

Donald Trump’s worst nightmare has come true: He’s going to be remembered by history as the Biggest Loser. Think about it. He lost the election. Then he threw his energy into the campaigns of two Senate candidates in Georgia, both of whom lost. Then he returned to Washington, where his supporters delayed the certification of […]

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Ossoff and Warnock Win in Georgia, Democrats to Gain Control of Senate

Mr. Perdue, 71, and Ms. Loeffler, 50, are both white millionaires who adopted more conservative policy positions on issues like gun rights and abortion. They also made the case to voters that their business success gave them real-world experience in handling economic matters. Mr. Ossoff, 33, and Mr. Warnock, 51, were a more diverse team, […]

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‘We’ve Got to Keep People Engaged’: LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, Dishes On How She Helped Turn Georgia Blue

Photo: VALERIE MACON (Getty Images) For years, Jemele Hill has thrived at the intersection of sports, entertainment, politics, and pop culture. And prior to Tuesday’s Georgia Senate runoffs, she sat down with Latosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, to discuss how Brown’s organization reached out to thousands of Black voters throughout the state, why […]

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Stacey Abrams Is Not Your Superhero, Mule or God. She Is a Black Woman With a Vision You Can Honor by Showing Up for Black Women, Too

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) There’s a thin line between celebration and the kind of deification that can veer into a sort of dehumanization, and too many people seem to cross it when it comes to Black women. In the wake of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s history-making election to the Senate and Jon Ossoff’s anticipated victory […]

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Ding, Dong, the Witch Is Dead—and the WNBA Helped Usher In Her Demise

WNBA players have urged people to vote against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican U.S. senator running to keep her seat in Georgia. Photo: Susan Walsh (AP) Sen. Kelly Loeffler is having a bad day. When last we left her, the Wicked Witch of the West South was seen licking her wounds after flooding […]

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