A study in Carters

    Earlier this week, former President Jimmy Carter made headlines when he weighed in on the escalating situation in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to remove its forces. “Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law,”…

Perdue on Common Core and likeability

    In a free-wheeling interview with WSB host and Red State editor-in-chief Erick Erickson, Republican Senate hopeful David Perdue offered further thoughts on the controversial Common Core education standards and his own likeability in a crowded primary field. “I’ve been flooded with conservative activists who are upset with you over your statements to the…

Democrats hope to find early consensus choice for U.S. Senate race

Believing their ability to win Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat next year is predicated on dodging a costly and divisive nominating contest, Democratic leaders have begun quietly working to anoint a consensus candidate, multiple party donors and operatives say. U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the coastal blue dog who has thwarted consecutive Republican efforts to bounce…

Gingrey to announce Senate bid Wednesday

    U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey will formally announce a bid for Georgia’s Republican Senate nomination to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a well-placed GOP strategist has confirmed. A Republican with knowledge of Gingrey’s plans told Tipsheet the congressman, now in his sixth term in the House, would file a federal statement of candidacy Wednesday…