Politics

The Employee Privacy Protection Act on the Way to the House

CONGRESSMAN DREW FERGUSON

Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.)  voted to pass the Employee Privacy Protection Act and Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act out of the Education and Workforce Committee. The Employee Privacy Protection Act would give workers the ability to choose what personal contact information is given to employers and unions during a union election process. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act would reverse…

President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi Talk Relations

1/4Trump and Modi Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Trump and Modi Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4President Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Trump and Modi Show Caption Hide Caption President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi spoke warmly of relations between the two democracies during a late afternoon joint appearance in the Rose Garden. Mr. Trump highlighted the social media prowess…

Republican Wins Georgia 6th Congressional District

REPUBLICAN KAREN HANDEL DEFEATS DEMOCRAT JON OSSOFF IN GEORGIA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

    President Trump’s hopes of steadying his presidency and his agenda on Capitol Hill were given a lift Tuesday when a Republican won a special congressional election in the Atlanta suburbs. Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, retaining a seat that has been in GOP hands since 1979 after a grueling, four-month campaign…

Trending Topics with Mallory Hagan

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Three shootings across the U.S. in one day have the internet in an uproar in regard to gun violence. Mallory Hagan shares what viewers feel during Trending Topics. Follow Mallory: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating falls to historic low

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the worst approval rating for any governor in states surveyed by one pollster in more than 20 years. A Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday shows that 15 percent of voters approve of the Republican’s job performance. Eighty-one percent disapprove. The university said it’s the worst gubernatorial approval rating surveyed by…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR SESSIONS'S RUSSIA TESTIMONY TO BE PUBLIC

A day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would testify this week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Democratic senators on Sunday urged the panel to question him about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in a public hearing, rather than behind closed doors. It was unclear on Sunday whether the committee planned to question the attorney general on Tuesday…

Democrats Hope for an Upset in Georgia

JOHN OSSOFF TRYING TO APPEAL TO MILLENIALS, WOMEN AND MINORITIES

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Watch Atlanta television long enough and you’re bound to see a young congressional candidate pledging to cut “wasteful spending” and make “both parties in Washington” be “accountable to you.” Yet follow Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District and you’ll see the 30-year-old Democrat joining fellow millennials for happy hour, convening a group of women’s health…

Alleged leaker’s parents fear Trump will be tough on case

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A young woman charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter poses no flight risk if she’s released from pre-trial confinement, her parents said Wednesday, though they fear prosecutors will seek to use the case to send a tough message from the Trump administration. It will be difficult for 25-year-old Reality Winner to get a…

Eric Trump calls father’s critics ‘not even people’

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Trump says critics of his father are “not even people.” President Donald Trump’s son told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that he’s “never seen hatred like this” and “morals have flown out the window” when it comes to attacks against his father. Eric Trump took special aim at the Democratic Party, which he…

Government Building Survey

MAYOR TOMLINSON ASKS FOR PUBLIC OPINION

New Government and Judicial Building Commission released a survey. The Commission is asking for Columbus residents to complete the survey in order to better understand the needs of the community. The “New Government & Judicial Building Survey” is designed to get the community’s feedback on the Columbus Consolidated Government Center, 100 E 10th Street. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is asking for…