25 items
Results 1 - 20 of 25next >

Mother calls in to live news program to scold sons

In a live broadcast, the mother of two brothers arguing on C-SPAN's Washington Journal surprised everyone by calling into the show. “Oh God, it’s Mom,” Dallas Woodhouse said, as soon as the woman identified as “Joy” began speaking. In the two minute call, the mother surprised her sons, Dallas and Brad ...

Channel 2 Announces Election Plans

“Local and statewide elections fuel the future of our communities,” said Tim McVay, Vice President and General Manager of Channel 2 WSB-TV. “That’s why we commit so many of our resources to covering the candidates and the key issues and informing our viewers before they head into the voting booth. ...

Rick Perry surrenders to authorities

Update 5:25 p.m.: Gov. Rick Perry emerged from the Travis County criminal justice center about 15 minutes after he arrived.“As required by law, I reported to the county authorities a few minutes ago,” he said, adding that sheriff’s deputies showed “great professionalism.”“It is our system of constitutional checks and balances ...

Report: George Clooney may run for governor of California

Is George Clooney planning to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps? According to the Sunday Mirror, Clooney's friends – who were not identified in the article – said the star may run for governor of California in 2018. >> Read more trending stories Democrats want Clooney, 53, to run for office ...

Deal orders review of Common Core

Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered a sweeping review of the Common Core national guidelines and asked the State Board of Education to “formally un-adopt” a part of the program that includes sample English test selections that infuriated some parents. Deal also asked the board to develop a new social studies ...

Michelle Nunn enters Senate race

Georgia emerged as a battleground state Monday in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate as Democrat Michelle Nunn announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republican contenders and setting off what will likely be a fiercely contested and costly race. “Are ...

House speaker proposes total gift ban

House Speaker David Ralston proposed legislation that would ban lobbyists from spending on individual elected officials in Georgia, but critics were quick to point out there are potential loopholes. The Republican filed his proposal Monday, saying it's essential that the state legislature maintain the public's trust. “Food and beverages, whether ...

Channel 2 Action News crews found long lines Monday at early voting locations in Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

Interim director promises smooth election

Early voting for this year's presidential election began on Monday in Georgia. Every county in the state has at least one location for residents to cast their ballots for the general election early. Channel 2 Action News crews found long lines Monday at early voting locations in Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett ...

Rep. John Lewis of Georgia waves to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Ga. Democrats honor icons before Obama speech

Some of the most senior members of the Georgia Democratic delegation say it's important for President Barack Obama to connect with voters struggling in a down economy when he speaks Thursday night. Obama is set to accept his nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., before a crowd ...

The floor of the Democratic National Convention as crews prepare for Tuesday's opening session.

Michelle Obama leads opening night of DNC

Georgians inside the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday heard from former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Michelle Obama as waves of heavy rain soaked traffic filled streets outside. Day one of the convention included a video with remarks by Carter and a keynote address from San Antonio Mayor Julian ...

The Georgia delegation has this view of the stage inside the Democratic National Convention.

Georgia Democrats ready to support president

Georgia Democrats trickled into Charlotte on Monday battling rain, traffic and huge crowds outside the site of the Democratic National Convention. Buses shuttled dozens of Georgians from a suburban hotel to a series of caucuses in the Charlotte Convention Center, a huge outdoor festival dubbed “CarolinaFest” and a black tie ...

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan pauses during his national address Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Georgia delegates ready to hear from Romney

Georgians at the Republican National Convention started their final day in Tampa, Fla., by sharing breakfast with one of the party's biggest leaders. Speaker of the House John Boehner addressed the delegates and state leaders at their hotel Thursday morning – -- a symbol of how important Georgia is to ...

Georgia delegates cast official vote for Romney-Ryan ticket

Georgia's 76 delegates took to the floor of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday and cast their votes for nominee Mitt Romney for president of the United States and then settled in for a night of speeches that included the wife of Mitt Romney and rousing speech by New Jersey ...

Georgia delegates met behind these closed doors on Monday to discuss party affairs in a breakfast that was closed to media.

Georgians wait out rain as GOP convention begins

Tropical Storm Isaac passed over the Republican National Convention to the relief of thousands of delegates, including dozens of Georgians forced to make alternate plans for the first day of the political event. Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus banged a gavel and quickly called the 2012 convention to order, then ...

Georgians optimistic as Isaac soaks RNC

Georgia Republicans who made the trek to Tampa, Fla. remained focused on their political goal, despite steady wind and rain from Tropical Storm Isaac. The outer bands of the storm, which already forced Republicans to postpone their national convention until Tuesday, arrived in the Tampa Bay area Sunday as many ...

Attorney General Olens preparing for RNC speech

Some Republicans are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Isaac as they travel to Tampa, Fla. but Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens is completely focused on the prime time speech he’ll give at the Republican National Convention. Olens told Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary that he and his staff ...

Casino question on GOP primary ballot

Republicans who vote in the Georgia primary at the end of July may be surprised to see a question about casino gambling. Developer Dan O’Leary is one of the developers pushing for video lottery terminals. O’Leary has proposed a $1 billion entertainment complex in Gwinnett County that would include the ...

Poll shows most Georgians are opposed to gay marriage

President Barack Obama made history this week by publicly supporting same-sex marriage but it may have hurt his chances of winning over voters in Georgia. A Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone poll conducted exclusively for Channel 2 Action News showed a majority of Georgians remain opposed to same-sex marriage. The number is ...

Ga. health care fight heads to Supreme Court

Two years after President Obama signed sweeping health care insurance reform into law, the Supreme Court will hear arguments that challenge the constitutionality of the plan. Three days of arguments will take place, and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has secured a seat inside the courtroom as one of just ...

House votes to eliminate car tag tax

A tax overhaul that would cut car ad valorem taxes paid by Georgia residents on their birthday is racing through the legislature but some supporters of tax reform are asking lawmakers to slow down. The state House passed the tax overhaul on Tuesday by a 155-9 margin. The bill would ...

25 items
Results 1 - 20 of 25next >
 
Featured Articles
 

Local News Videos