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Brian Porter Kemp is an American businessman and politician serving as the 83rd Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia since January 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously was the 27th Secretary of State of Georgia from 2010 to 2018 and a member of the Georgia State Senate from 2003 until 2007.
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Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential racePresident Donald Trump’s campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as..
Watch Live: Governor Brian Kemp gives update on Georgia's election resultsGeorgia's secretary of state said earlier Friday that Joe Biden had been certified as the winner of Georgia's 16 electoral votes.
Georgia Gov. Kemp stays on sidelines of GOP election fightWhen Gov. Brian Kemp won election two years ago, he pushed back forcefully against an outcry from Democrats who accused him of suppressing voter turnout to improve his odds of winning. “Look, we have..
Georgia governor allows local mask mandates, with limitsGovernor Brian Kemp signed an executive order Saturday.
White House report recommends Georgia issue statewide mask mandateGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp is trying to stop Atlanta from mandating masks.
Georgia governor withdrawing lawsuit against Atlanta mayorGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp had claimed that the city was imposing more restrictive measures than his executive orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia governor sues Atlanta officials over face mask mandateGovernor Brian Kemp said that Atlanta officials can't enforce people in the city to wear masks or follow restrictive social distancing guidelines, despite the area making up more than a quarter of..
Georgia's governor, Atlanta's mayor to square off in court on mask wearingBy Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia judge is scheduled on Tuesday to hear arguments in an emergency motion brought by Governor Brian Kemp to stop the city of Atlanta from enforcing a mandate..
While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask RulesGov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.
Kemp doubles down on fight for no GA mask mandateGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp is doubling down on his fight over the need for a mask mandate in the state's capitol. (July 17)
Atlanta mayor: Trump broke city's mask rule, ignored scienceATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sued the city of Atlanta over its face-mask requirement just after President Donald Trump arrived in the city without wearing a mask, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms..
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declares emergency, calls up National Guard troops after 8-year-old killedGeorgia's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation National Guard troops after a weekend of violence in Atlanta.
Atlanta police chief says 'black lives being diminished' as Floyd protests growAfter hours of peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd, some demonstrators in downtown Atlanta turned violent on Friday night, smashing police cars, spray-painting a sign at CNN headquarters..
Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road TestGov. Brian Kemp suspended the requirement that most Georgians pass a behind-the-wheel test when applying for licenses last month.
Georgia Gov. tours medical facility amid outbreakGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp visited Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's temporary medical pod at Phoebe North in Albany on Tuesday amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (May 5)
Amid virus, shelter at home ends for most GeorgiansGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp will allow his statewide shelter-in-place order to expire at midnight Thursday. But he's extending his emergency powers to June 12 and telling the elderly and medically fragile..
Atlanta mayor: Local leaders know best on virusAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says local leaders should have been consulted before Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp reopened nonessential businesses. She says she's concerned the decision puts black..
Many Georgia churches remain closed, ignore Gov. Brian Kemp's measure that allows in-person servicesOn the first Sunday since Gov. Brian Kemp said houses of worship could hold in-person services, many religious leaders kept the doors shut.
Coronavirus live updates: Sunday church services draw scrutiny; US confirmed cases near 1 millionThe eyes of the nation are on the state of Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp announced he would reopen large swaths of the state. Sunday coronavirus news.
Black leaders say reopening Georgia is an attack on people of color(CNN)Distinctive Kutz is a black barbershop in suburban Atlanta where men gather to argue about sports and tell lies about their skill with women. It's the kind of throwback shop where a candy-cane..
Some Georgia businesses to reopen, virtual vigil for Nova Scotia victims, NFL draft: 5 things to know FridaySome Georgia businesses to reopen under a controversial plan by Gov. Brian Kemp, the NFL draft moves along and more news to know Friday.
‘I Wasn’t Happy With Brian Kemp,’ Trump SaysThe president’s criticism of Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a Republican reopening the state amid a viral pandemic, sent a confusing message to governors considering similar moves.
Trump Criticizes Georgia Governor for Decision to Reopen State“I think it’s too soon,” said the president, who joined several mayors in questioning Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, who had said some businesses could resume on Friday.
Trump says he disagrees with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen during coronavirus outbreakKemp is letting nail salons, massage parlors, bowling alleys and gyms to reopen Friday. Trump said that's "just too soon."
Trump says he disagrees with Georgia plans to openDonald Trump tells Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp he disagrees "strongly" with Kemp's decision to begin allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen in the coming days. But, Trump adds: "At the same time..
Trump says he told Georgia governor he disagrees with reopening decisionU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he told Georgia Governor Brian Kemp he disagreed with his plan to reopen certain businesses this month, saying it was too soon for businesses like spas,..
Georgia Gov. Kemp tours temporary virus hospitalGeorgia is spending $21.5 million to build a temporary hospital to house COVID-19 patients that Gov. Brian Kemp toured this week. (April 17)
Officials criticize Georgia governor's decision to re-open beaches amid coronavirus pandemicOfficials in Georgia are criticizing Gov. Brian Kemp for issuing a shelter-in-place order that reopened the state's beaches.
Americans on Grand Princess cruise to be tested for virus at four sitesU.S. passengers on the cruise ship Grand Princess, which had been barred from docking in California because of suspected cases of the new coronavirus on board, will be rushed for testing to at least..
THE STATE OF GEORGIA WILL PASS LEGISLATION TO PUT CHILDREN TO DEATHTHE STATE OF GEORGIA WILL PASS LEGISLATION TO PUT CHILDREN TO DEATH Last year, the State of Georgia passed House Bill 481 to restrict abortions. Members of the Georgia General Assembly said, that their..
Georgia governor taps political newcomer to U.S. Senate, ignoring Trump's choiceThe Republican Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, on Wednesday named conservative businesswoman Kelly Loeffler as the state's next U.S. senator, picking her over U.S. President Donald Trump's preferred..
Kelly Loeffler Is Appointed to Georgia Senate Seat by Gov. Brian KempThe appointment of Ms. Loeffler, a politically untested businesswoman, pits the state’s governor against President Trump and his allies, who had lobbied for a different candidate.
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp picks Kelly Loeffler for vacated US Senate seat, defying GOP wishesBy picking Kelly Loeffler, Brian Kemp might have set up a bitter GOP clash over the seat, as Rep. Doug Collins has publicly left open the door to running against her next year.
Georgia governor invites state residents to apply for Senate seatGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp is inviting state residents to apply online to fill outgoing Senator Johnny Isakson's seat. Greg Bluestein, a political reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,..
Rep. Collins raises hand for Isakson's Georgia Senate seatATLANTA (AP) — The quiet maneuvering began almost immediately after Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced he'd retire at year's end: name drops, phone calls, subtle and not-so-subtle..
Hurricane Dorian moves dangerously closer to Georgia coastGeorgia's Governor Brian P. Kemp and Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor hold a news conference in Atlanta Wednesday, in preparation of approaching Hurricane Dorian to the state and warn of high..
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson will step down at end of yearGOP Governor Brian Kemp will select Isakson's temporary replacement before a special election in 2020