May 7, 2001 |
Ralph Reed, the political consultant who helped mold the Christian Coalition into a national political force, is the new chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. "Last November, we ended the Clinton era. Today marks the beginning of the end of the Barnes, Murphy, Cleland era," Reed said after his election, referring to Georgia's top Democrats--Gov. Roy Barnes, state House Speaker Thomas B. Murphy and U.S. Sen. Max Cleland. Barnes and Cleland face reelection next year.
April 10, 2000 |
President Eduard A. Shevardnadze easily won a second term as leader of this small former Soviet republic Sunday in an election the opposition said was marred by massive vote fraud. Central Election Commission officials called the race for Shevardnadze with 74% of the votes counted. Shevardnadze had 80% of the vote, and ex-Communist leader Dzhumber Patiashvili trailed far behind with 16.5%, election officials said. Four other candidates received small numbers of votes.
January 19, 1999 |
Let liberals cringe every time his scowling face appears on TV. Let civil libertarians deplore his involvement with racist groups. Let pornographers allege adultery from his past. Folks in the home district of Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) stand by their man. That is, some of them do. Already one of the most visible prosecutors in President Clinton's Senate trial, Barr found himself at the center of a media trial last week, accused by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt of adultery.
December 2, 1995 |
A federal panel redrawing Georgia's congressional districts formally declared a second majority-black district unconstitutional Friday. The three judges had stated in October that they intended to declare the 2nd District illegal but did not issue an official ruling at the time. The ruling was filed in Augusta, where the panel is working on a new congressional map.
August 13, 1995 |
When Rep. Cynthia McKinney travels in rural Georgia, the black Atlanta Democrat says she frequently meets white people who refuse to shake her hand. Never mind that she is their congresswoman. Simply because she is black, she says, they cannot view her "as a person of worth." For their part, at least some of McKinney's white constituents argue that she simply does not have their interests at heart.
June 30, 1995 |
By striking down a Georgia congressional redistricting plan that paved the way for a black Democrat to win a House seat, the Supreme Court virtually guaranteed Thursday that additional court cases will be necessary to clarify how districts may be drawn to account for changing political realities in several Southern states.