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Isakson chides Nunn about Sen. Harry Reid

...Perdue had accused her of seeking to become a rubber stamp for Reid.Isakson said he is personally supporting Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.But McConnell has drawn his own critics, especially among the conservative wing of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-08-27/isakson-chides-nunn-about-sen-h
SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

...elderly in long-term care.South Carolina is among states not expanding Medicaid eligibility. The state's Republican leaders have repeatedly refused, leaving a gap between non-disabled adults who qualify for Medicaid and those who qualify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-11/sc-medicaid-dealing-appl
Haley surgery means Democrat temporary governor

...became lieutenant governor June 18. The Kingstree Democrat volunteered for the temporary post after the chamber's Republican leaders were unwilling to do so. The first Democrat in the No. 2 spot in two decades, McGill ascended into it after Lt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-01/haley-surgery-means-democrat
Jack Kingston's Senate runoff loss means less clout in Washington for Georgia

...really think the Lord's going to open a door," Kingston said.His friend Eric Johnson in Savannah, a former Republican leader of the Georgia Senate, said Kingston might have little desire to run another statewide campaign. Johnson ran for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-27/jack-kingstons
Kingston, Perdue vow teamwork after GOP runoff

...back Kingston if the Savannah congressman wins the Republican nomination.Kingston had a similar message for local Republican leaders in nearby Cumming."I've already told my opponent he won't even have to call me" to ask for help in a general...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-19/kingston-perdu
Georgia hospitals see change, crisis

...revenue for hospitals that currently treat such people at a big financial loss.But Gov. Nathan Deal and other Republican leaders in Georgia have decided against expansion, saying it would be too costly to the state.Hospital companies nationally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-01/georgia-hospitals-see-change
Former Sen. Howard Baker Jr. famous for Watergate, dies at 88-years-old

...President Jimmy Carter.Bipartisan Policy Center's Co-founder and former Senator Dole, who replaced Baker as Senate Republican leader in 1985, said, "Howard's reputation as the 'Great Conciliator' was well earned. He was a person you could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-26/ex-sen-howard-baker-dies
Guns, medical marijuana oil among issues Georgia lawmakers addressed on busy final day of session

...day was legislation to expand the places where people with a license to carry guns can bring them. COMMON CORE: Republican leaders appeared to settle a contentious internal GOP debate, bypassing a push from some conservatives to block Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/guns-medical-marijuana-oil-am
Finding her footing

...eloquent, hilarious, pointed and fearless ? eruditely savaging not only President Obama, but "establishment" Republican leaders who look down on, and even wage war with, their conservative colleagues.Speaking directly to them, Palin cited...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-16/finding-her-footing
SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana

...illnesses.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said Wednesday he wanted it on the ballot so the Legislature's Republican leaders could see what voters think of the issue. He has proposed legislation allowing patients certified by a doctor as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/sc-democratic-june-ballot-ask