Tag: Kemp, Brian P

Democrats Fret as Stacey Abrams Struggles in Georgia Governor’s Race

NEWNAN, Ga. — Georgia Democrats have grown increasingly pessimistic about Stacey Abrams’s chances of ousting Gov. Brian Kemp from office, pointing to her struggles to rally key parts of her party’s coalition and her inability to appeal to a slice of moderate Republican voters who can decide the state’s elections. Public and private polls have […]

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Northwest Georgia Hit by Severe Storms and Flash Flooding

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia declared a state of emergency in two counties on Sunday after a string of heavy thunderstorms flooded roadways, knocked down trees and submerged homes. The counties, Chattooga and Floyd, about 90 and 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, received an estimated 12 inches of rain, according to the executive order, which […]

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Brian Kemp Must Testify in Trump Inquiry After Election

ATLANTA — A judge ruled on Monday that Gov. Brian P. Kemp of Georgia must appear before a special grand jury investigating election interference by former President Donald J. Trump, but will not be compelled to do so until after the Nov. 8 election. Mr. Kemp, who is running for a second term this year, […]

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Georgia Governor Seeks to Keep Distance from Trump Inquiry

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp was one of the Georgia Republican officials who declined to help Donald J. Trump overturn his 2020 election loss in the state — a decision that had him hailed as a hero in some quarters. And yet, on Thursday, Mr. Kemp’s lawyers showed up in an Atlanta courtroom to argue […]

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Is a Fetus a Person? An Anti-Abortion Strategy Says Yes.

Even as roughly half the states have moved to enact near-total bans on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, anti-abortion activists are pushing for a long-held and more absolute goal: laws that grant fetuses the same legal rights and protections as any person. So-called fetal personhood laws would make abortion […]

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Graham Ordered to Appear Before Atlanta Grand Jury Investigating Trump

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Friday turned down a request by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to avoid testifying next week before a special grand jury investigating attempts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn his November 2020 election loss in Georgia. The order, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Leigh […]

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Will Asian American Voters Continue to Rally Behind Democrats?

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — At a brightly lit restaurant in suburban Atlanta, nestled in a tidy neighborhood of office buildings and private drives, State Senator Michelle Au brought up the mass shooting that lingers as a singular trauma in the local Asian American community. Addressing a predominantly Chinese American group of about 40 people, Dr. […]

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The New Politics of Abortion

Some liberals seemed genuinely surprised by the results of the Kansas referendum on abortion. A reliably Republican state, a sweeping pro-choice victory. Who could have foreseen it? Others suggested that only the pro-life side should be shocked. “The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that voters would reward Republicans for overturning Roe,” wrote Slate’s Mark Joseph […]

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What’s the Matter With Arizona?

In The Washington Post, Dana Milbank marveled at the possibility that Ivana Trump’s burial at her ex-husband’s golf course was part of recasting it as a cemetery and avoiding taxes that way: “In his forced (and, he hopes, temporary) retirement, defeated former president Donald Trump has come up with a new undertaking. He’s undertaking.” (James […]

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These Republican Governors Are Delivering Results, and Many Voters Like Them for It

Republican flamethrowers and culture warriors like Donald Trump and Representatives Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene typically draw an outsize amount of media attention. Americans may conclude from this that there is a striking, and perhaps unfortunate, relationship between extremism and political success. But Republicans aren’t hoping for a red wave in the midterms only […]

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Pence Backs Trump Loyalists and Skeptics in House Elections

WASHINGTON — As Representative Darin LaHood, Republican of Illinois, prepared to campaign with Mike Pence, the former vice president, in his district last month, he braced for a backlash from his party’s right-wing base. Just days before, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol had re-created in chilling detail how […]

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