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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
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
Bill to block state implementation of Obamacare clears Georgia legislature

...Medicaid, and Georgia is among those that chose not to, citing the cost to the state budget. In arguing for HB 990, Republican leaders said that only the legislature should authorize Medicaid changes because the state constitution requires the General...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-19/bill-block-state-impleme
State legislators back medical marijuana bill

...Medicaid, which pays for health care for the poor, elderly, disabled and low-income families with children. Republican leaders say the plan would be too expensive in the long run."Federal government programs, perhaps without exception...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-03/state-legislators-back-medical-mari
Ga. Republicans propose deterring Medicaid expansion by requiring legislative vote

ATLANTA - Republican leaders are trying to add another barrier to the Dem ocratic health care overhaul by requiring that the GOP-dominated Legislature get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-13/ga-republicans-propose-deterring-me
GOP debates hospital bailouts

...points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.Now Republican leaders in Georgia and Mississippi may be bailing out hospitals that will lose funding they would have gotten from Obama's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-09/gop-debates-hospital-bai