Politics - Elections

Democrats see wins as momentum for 2018 state elections

Published Nov. 9 2017

Sweeping Democratic victories in Virginia and key gains in other 2017 state legislative races have lifted Democratic hopes of even...

Walker County voters approve tax increase, Dade County says no

Published Nov. 7 2017

Walker County residents voted 2,622-1,122 Tuesday to implement a 1 percent increase in sales tax, while Dade County residents voted...

Republican Kasey Carpenter takes Georgia state House seat

Published Nov. 7 2017

Kasey Carpenter is moving up from state capitol caterer to Georgia's newest lawmaker.

Results of Tuesday's North Georgia elections

Published Nov. 7 2017

Here are the results for Tuesday night's elections in North Georgia.

Dalton, Ga., voters OK referendum for new school for sixth- and seventh-graders

Published Nov. 7 2017

A new school will come to Dalton, Ga.

Gary Crews holds seat, Annalee Harlan joins Dalton City Council

Published Nov. 7 2017

Incumbent Gary Crews overwhelmingly won his race for re-election on the Dalton City Council tonight, taking 70.3 percent of 1,689...

Two Dalton school board incumbents fall

Published Nov. 7 2017

Two incumbents on the Dalton Board of Education lost their races tonight, with Matt Evans and Palmer Griffin assuming the...

Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

Published Nov. 1 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on...

Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Published May. 7 2017

Ripping up France's political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president Sunday, delivering a...

Anthony Byrd defeats incumbent Moses Freeman to take City Council's District 8 seat

Published Mar. 7 2017

Anthony Byrd has claimed the District 8 Chattanooga City Council seat, defeating incumbent Moses Freeman.

Feds charge two Tennessee residents with buying votes in U.S. Senate primary

Published Feb. 28 2017

Two people, including a 60-year-old woman charged with selling marijuana, have been accused of buying votes in the 2014 U.S....

Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary

Published Feb. 10 2017

Angry activists shouted 'stand up, fight back' and one protester was arrested, as Betsy Devos made her first visit to...


Judge grants temporary stay after Trump immigration ban

Published Jan. 28 2017

A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations...

Trump, amid combative start, pledges to rise to moment

Published Jan. 22 2017

After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans...

Trump spokesman claims inauguration drew the largest audience in history

Published Jan. 21 2017

President Donald Trump's press secretary is declaring that Trump's inauguration had the largest audience in history 'both in person and...

Trump takes charge as 45th US president

Published Jan. 20 2017

Pledging emphatically to empower America's 'forgotten men and women,' Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the...

Trump freezes new regulations until his administration can review them

Published Jan. 20 2017

The White House is putting a freeze on any new regulations and halting ones that former President Barack Obama's administration...

Inauguration Day protests in Washington turn violent

Published Jan. 20 2017

Enraged bands of black-clad protesters smashed windows and clashed with riot police Friday afternoon in a rolling series of demonstrations...

Trump signs first executive order

Published Jan. 20 2017

President Donald Trump has signed his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President...

Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

Published Jan. 20 2017

Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals...

Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration [videos]

Published Jan. 20 2017

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against...

Before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency [videos]

Published Jan. 20 2017

Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by...

Trump's pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

Published Jan. 12 2017

Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the...