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Supporters of Gov. Kemp counterattack after Trump rally in Georgia

Supporters of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are fighting back against Donald Trump and their own party leaders, angered by a rally last month in which the former president again attacked the state’s chief executive.  Kemp’s proponents warn that a total embrace of Trump, his false claims about election fraud and his vendetta against the governor for not trying to overturn Trump’s loss in Georgia last year could ruin Republican chances in 2022 in the

Cathy Woolard on being new chair of Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

Cathy Woolard, a former Atlanta City Council president and former lobbyist for Fair Fight Action, was recently sworn in as new the chair of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Woolard talked with program host Rose Scott about her career path, being nominated to lead the election oversight board and the upcoming election season. “I think it’s my time to serve, and I’m willing to do it,”

Georgia News

Atlanta mayoral candidates pledge to address housing concerns, mainly by continuing city’s current course

Atlanta mayoral candidates recognized housing as one of the biggest issues facing the city, next to crime. Though, in a forum Wednesday, few supported any major shifts to the city’s current approach. The Atlanta Regional Housing Forum hosted the event, covering gentrification, homelessness and zoning in the city. “The new thing is doing the old thing. Just do what we said we would do,” at-large City Council member Andre Dickens said. Dickens said the plan

In Atlanta’s race for mayor, candidate forums could lose effectiveness

There have been a lot of mayoral candidate forums organized by civic groups and media organizations in Atlanta as 14 candidates try to set themselves apart in a nonpartisan race to run a heavily Democratic city. In fact, there are so many forums that candidates often rush to get to all of them. “I just ran in the door,” mayoral candidate and City Council President Felicia Moore said at the beginning of a virtual forum

Progressive News

Former Georgia US attorney confirms he quit under pressure to probe Trump claims of ‘illegal ballots’

Former Georgia-based U.S. Attorney Byung “BJ” Pak has confirmed that he resigned from his position earlier this year due to pressure to investigate former President Donald Trump’s “voter fraud” conspiracies. Georgia Public Radio reports that Pak told Senate investigators that he resigned after former Attorney General Bill Barr told him to make it a “top priority” to investigate whether suitcases filled with “illegal” ballots were counted in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election. During an interview with

Atlanta Daily World

Tina Turner Sells Entire Iconic Music Catalog

Photo: Getty Images Tina Turner has sold the rights to her entire music catalog in what’s being described as a landmark acquisition for music publishing company BMG. The Queen of Rock’s legendary catalog spanning 60 years –– including the hits “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “The Best” –– is now owned by … Continued The post Tina Turner Sells Entire Iconic Music Catalog appeared first on Atlanta Daily World. Atlanta Daily World