Brian Kemp

  • Ahmaud Arbery May 8

    Georgia Officials Promise Thorough Probe in Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

    Outrage is spreading over a shooting of a black man that led to murder charges more than two months later against a white father and son, but “all that matters is what the facts tell us,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said Friday.

  • georgia May 4

    Long Lines as Malls Reopen in Georgia

    Some Georgia shopping malls reopened Monday, but once inside, guests were greeted by many closed stores.

  • Donald Trump Apr 24

    Trump Approved of Georgia's Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

    President Donald Trump praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen in private discussions before pulling an about-face and publicly bashing it

  • georgia Apr 24

    Georgia Reopens Businesses to Public; Some Owners Say They Will Stay Closed

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is allowing some “hands-on” businesses like gyms, spas, hair and nail salons to open Friday morning, followed by restaurants and movie theaters Monday. While some business owners are opening their doors again with new social distancing measures in place, others are not happy and say they will remain closed.

  • Economy Apr 23

    Trump Says He ‘Disagreed Strongly' With Georgia's Plan to Reopen

    President Donald Trump says he told Georgia’s governor that he “disagreed strongly” with his decision to reopen some nonessential businesses that had been shuttered to contain the coronavirus.

  • JUDGE Aug 15, 2019

    Judge: Georgia Must Scrap Old Voting Machines After 2019

    A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia’s outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming fight over the state’s new system, writing that “it may be ‘like ‘déjà vu all over again.'” U.S. District...

  • Governor May 28, 2019

    Netflix Will ‘Rethink' Georgia Shoots If Abortion Law Holds

    Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia’s recently passed abortion law , Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and “rethink our entire investment” in the state, should the law going into effect.

  • Governor May 23, 2019

    2 Film Productions Quit Georgia After Abortion Law Is Signed

    Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks, before many women realize they are pregnant.

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    In Democratic Response, Abrams Sharply Rebukes Trump

    Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to become America’s first black woman governor, the Georgia Democrat stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career to deliver her party’s rebuttal to Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    Abrams Responds to Trump's State of the Union

    Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams delivered her party’s response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, calling the government shutdown “a stunt engineered by the President of the United States.”

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2019

    Trump's State of the Union to Focus on ‘Choosing Greatness'

    President Donald Trump heads into his State of the Union address dogged by bruising midterm losses and sinking poll numbers, wounded by a blistering standoff with Democrats. But for the stately speech, he plans to embrace unity — at least for the night. “Choosing Greatness” is the official White House theme.

  • Donald Trump Jan 29, 2019

    Stacey Abrams to Deliver Democratic Response to State of the Union

    Stacey Abrams, the rising political star who marshaled the power of black women voters but narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, congressional Democrats said Tuesday. The choice elevates Abrams in Democratic politics as the party looks to keep core supporters, such as black women who anchor...

  • Governor Jan 28, 2019

    Winter Storm Takes Aim at Super Bowl Host Atlanta, 5 Years After ‘Snow Jam'

    Five years after cars, trucks and school buses became marooned on Atlanta freeways in what became known as “snow jam,” another winter storm is bearing down on the city — just as thousands of fans begin pouring into town for Super Bowl 53. A winter storm watch goes into effect at 4 a.m. Tuesday for Atlanta, a city known for...

  • Donald Trump Jan 24, 2019

    Trump, Pelosi Spar Over SOTU, Shutdown

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump traded letters about Trump’s State of the Union address scheduled for Jan. 29. Speaker Pelosi says the House will not host the President’s speech while there is a Government shutdown.

  • Governor Jan 2, 2019

    Changes May Be Ahead for Criticized Georgia Election System

    Georgia’s outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers. The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year’s nationally watched gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, who was Georgia’s secretary of state and chief elections...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Group Backed by Abrams Sues Over Georgia Election Process

    A political organization backed by Democrat Stacey Abrams filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the way Georgia’s elections are run, making good on a promise Abrams made as she ended her bid to become the state’s governor. The lawsuit was filed in Atlanta by Fair Fight Action against interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden and state election board members. It...

  • Governor Nov 18, 2018

    Georgia Makes Election Results, Kemp Victory Final by Certifying Votes

    Georgia has certified its Nov. 6 election results, finally ending the contentious race for governor. Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden said late Saturday the results are certified and can be viewed on the agency’s website. Democrat Stacey Abrams came within about 60,000 votes of becoming America’s first black woman governor but lost to Republican Brian Kemp. Official results from...

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2018

    In Defeat, Abrams Casts Aside Traditional Expectations

    Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America’s first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams ended her campaign in an unapologetically indignant tone that...

  • Governor Nov 10, 2018

    Kemp Pushes Abrams to Concede in Georgia Gubernatorial Race

    Ahead by more than 60,000 votes days after Georgia’s gubernatorial election, Republican Brian Kemp pushed for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Saturday as civil rights groups urged her to stay in the fight. Kemp’s campaign issued a statement that said it was mathematically impossible for Abrams to even force a runoff, much less win outright. It called Abrams’ refusals to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2018

    ‘You Ask a Lot of Stupid Questions': Trump Comments Draw Condemnation From Black Journalists Group

    President Donald Trump continued to berate journalists on Friday, zeroing in on two black women with comments that drew a letter of condemnation from the National Association of Black Journalists. When Abby D. Phillip of CNN asked whether Trump wanted acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to rein in special counsel Robert Mueller, he responded: “What a stupid question that is....

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