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Free Speech In America: What It Is, And What It Isn't

“I stand on my First Amendment rights!” How many times have we heard that? People invoke the First Amendment in all kinds of situations. But what does it mean that we have the right to free speech?

Presidential Politics, Religious Liberty Bill Take Center Stage At State GOP Convention

Georgia Republican delegates want a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, while opponents say such measures are a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.

We Don't Have The First Primary, But GOP Hopefuls Are Flocking To Georgia

Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie will appear at the state GOP convention in Athens this weekend. But there’s a another event that’s turning into an even bigger cattle call for 2016 candidates.

What Bills Did Governor Deal Veto?

Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed.

Andrew Young Injured In Traffic Accident

Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is resting at home, following a serious traffic accident in Midtown Atlanta Monday afternoon.

Carter Says Cold Cut Short Guyana Trip

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has made his first public appearance since cutting short an election observation visit in Guyana.

Gov. Deal Signs Bill Legalizing Firework Sales In Ga.

The Georgia sky may be a lot brighter this Fourth of July because Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill legalizing fireworks sales in Georgia.

Ted Cruz Named Keynote Speaker For State GOP Convention

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is slated to be the keynote speaker for a dinner at the Georgia Republican Party's state convention this month. Also confirmed for the two day event – presidential candidate Marco Rubio and potential candidate Chris Christie.

Governor Signs Bill To Crack Down On Child Sex Trafficking

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children. Deal on Tuesday signed Sen. Renee Unterman's Senate Resolution 7, which sets up a proposed constitutional amendment to be on the statewide ballot in November 2016.

How Transparent Will Death Row Clemency Be?

Georgia has just passed into law rules that dramatically increase transparency into last ditch efforts by inmates on death row to save their own lives. Or maybe it hasn’t.