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In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts 'A Very Bad Deal' With Iran

Updated at 2:09 p.m. ET
Benjamin Netanyahu

Watch Live: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 3.
Cannabis Plant

New Medical Marijuana Bill In Senate Weaker Than House Form

A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug available immediately.
Georgia Capitol building

Ga. House Approves State Funding Plan

The Georgia House has passed a state spending plan that narrows the previous years' cuts to public education spending and hires more child protection workers. The vote on Thursday sends the $44.6 billion budget to the Senate.
Cannabis Oil

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Hurdle In Ga. Legislature

A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.
Matt Ramsey

Several Ga. House Republicans React To Bowers Analysis Of Religious Freedom Bills

Eight house republicans say former Attorney General Mike Bowers’ analysis of proposed religious freedom bills is “not a credible legal document.” Bowers called the proposed legislation ‘mean-spirited’ and said it could be used to discriminate in his review.
Michael Bowers

Former AG: 'Religious Freedom' Bills Excuse Discrimination

A former Georgia attorney general says he is troubled by two bills that supporters argue protect religious freedom.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Raises Support For A Long Term Transportation Bill

U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Savannah Tuesday as part of a tour meant to build support for the Grow America Act, a 478 billion dollar transportation proposal. That legislation would provide federal funding over the next six years.
Kelvin Cochran

Terminated Atlanta Fire Chief Files Lawsuit Against The City

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Congressmen Accuse Atlanta Mayor Of Discrimination In Termination Of Fire Chief

Members of Georgia's congressional delegation have written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calling the termination of the city's former fire chief a violation of free speech and religious freedom.