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Former Sen. Howard Baker Jr. famous for Watergate, dies at 88-years-old

...Alexander confirmed Baker's death in a news release Thursday.Baker became Tennessee's first popularly elected Republican senator in 1966. During his tenure in the Senate from 1967 to 1985, Baker served two terms as Majority Leader and two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-26/ex-sen-howard-baker-dies
Ethics reform bill dies on last day of SC session

...laws is officially dead.The legislative session ended Thursday without the Senate voting on a compromise that Republican senators who took the podium to run out the clock denounced as too watered down.Sen. Wes Hayes urged his colleagues to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-19/ethics-reform-bill-dies-last-
Reid opposes Obama's court pick for Georgia bench

...past 10 years" in state courts.Boggs was nominated as part of an agreement between Obama and Geor gia's two Republican senators, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, to fill seven vacancies on the bench in the state.Isakson said the agreement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-15/reid-opposes-obamas-court-pic
GOP blocks Democrats' minimum wage try in Senate

...Democrats have forced votes on a procession of bills designed to amplify their message of economic fairness. Republican senators accused Democrats of playing politics by pushing a minimum wage measure designed to lure voters but too expensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-30/gop-blocks-democrats-minim
Condoleezza Rice campaigns for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham

...to campaign for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Rice will speak at a lunch Monday in Greenville on behalf of the Republican senator. Tickets are $10 Rice and Graham agree on several foreign policy goals, including protecting American interests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-05-19/condi-rice-campaigns-graham
Caterpillar defends tax strategy that saves billions; Rand Paul says company deserves award

...a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-01/caterpillar-defends-tax-st
Fight for nation's future

...elected in the 12th U.S. House District, and send U.S. Rep. John Barrow packing. We also need to elect a Republican senator from Georgia. If we can take the U.S. Senate in the 2014 election cycle, it will change the political landscape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-27/fight-nations-future
Open Records Act top priority for delegation as new faces join local Legislature

...said.When the General Assem bly convenes Monday, state Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, will be one of two Republican senators on the Augusta delegation. Jackson and Stone had their districts drawn into Augusta-Richmond County by the GOP-dominated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-10/open-records-act-top-pri
Georgia's top 10 stories of 2013

1 SAXBY CHAMBLISS RETIREMENT: The Republican senator announced in January he wouldn't run for re-election in 2014. The move set up a free-for-all Republican primary that will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-28/georgias-top-10-stories-2013
A show horse and two work horses: A senatorial comparison

...list more than defeating Obamacare.Ted Cruz is a narcissistic show horse.Contrast Cruz with Georgia's two Republican senators, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss. Both have worked for years in the difficult world of budgeting to improve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-10-05/show-horse-and-t