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A doomsday deal

...give the world's No. 1 backer of terrorism a clear path to nuclear weapons. Their main motivation? Padding their party leader's presidential scorecard with at least one positive foreign-policy accomplishment.And what a "win" this accomplishment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-09-14/doomsday-deal
China needs 6.5 percent economic growth to prosper

...currency trade freely by 2020.The announcements follow a high-level planning meeting last week at which ruling party leaders promised to make the world's second-largest economy more productive and to raise living standards.Xi said growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-04/china-needs-65-percent-eco
Medicaid isn't perfect, but we must invest in citizens' good health

...obligation to care for those who cannot care for themselves. Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a Tea Party leader quoted in the editorial, voted against Medicare Part D and believes people should save for their care themselves rather...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-16/medicaid-isnt-pe
Be civil, not docile

...system is how this country was founded!Today, members of Congress who buck the system, and defy even their own party leaders, are dismissed as rabble-rousing and "combative."Even though, as The Hill noted about a 2013 poll of Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-30/be-civil-not-docile
Descent and no dissent

...Contrast that with Republicans who, even after their historic wins in 2014, still are restive and openly mutinous toward party leaders who continue to stray from party principles.In truth, debate and disagreement is a healthy thing. The lack of it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-08/descent-and-no-dissen
Transportation funding critics getting noticed, not heard

...phase-out of sales taxes on gasoline purchases used by cities, counties and school systems. And he's aware of tea-party leaders who reject the plan as a tax increase ? even if the phase out lessens the effect on motorists' wallets.However...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/transportation-funding-critic
Tea party faithful to hear from potential presidential candidates at South Carolina convention

...much excitement here, such hope that we can go in a different direction," said Gerri McDaniel, a Myrtle Beach tea party leader who helped organize the three-day convention that opened Saturday.About 1,500 attendees from 28 states are to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-17/tea-party-faithful-hear-
Georgia's new faces in Congress should brace for many challenges

...Washington changes them. Washington is a frustrating place, particularly for freshmen lawmakers. Power is wielded by party leaders; committee and subcommittee chairmen and chairwomen; and ranking members. A freshman's lack of influence can lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-03/georgias-new-fac
Georgia Democrats debate future after '14 losses

...000 unregistered black voters and 200,000 unregistered Latino voters. Both are difficult to do, and nearly every party leader says the party can't focus on one over the other.Reed, who serves on the executive committee of the Democratic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-29/georgia-democrats-debate-future
Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...nothing's off the table."The study committee has a bumpy road ahead, as its first meeting last week showed when Tea Party leaders renewed their opposition to any type of tax increase."I don't think there is one silver bullet for any of these...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-09/georgia-roads-bad-gettin