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Tamar Hallerman

Tamar Hallerman is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington correspondent, covering Congress, federal agencies and other government activities that impact Georgia. She also contributes to the AJC’s Political Insider blog. Before joining the paper in January 2016, she wrote about government spending for CQ Roll Call. There she covered appropriations, budget, the resignation of John Boehner and more immigration-related news than she can remember. Before that, she was an energy reporter for three years. A native of Blacksburg, Virginia, she attended American University in Washington, D.C.

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Both sides see lessons for Georgia’s 6th District from Montana election

Posted: an hour ago

Republicans in Atlanta’s northern suburbs can sleep just a little bit easier after GOP candidate Greg Gianforte avoided electoral disaster here Thursday evening. But the former technology executive’s single-digit victory in this vast state of only 1 million people - which backed Donald Trump for president by more than 20 percentage...
The GOP prevented an upset in Montana. What does that mean for Georgia-6?

Posted: 14 hours ago

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Republicans in Atlanta’s northern suburbs can sleep a little bit easier tonight after GOP candidate Greg Gianforte pulled off a solid win here Thursday evening. After weeks of hand-wringing and a surreal final 36 hours, Gianforte convincingly bested Democrat Rob Quist, a Bernie Sanders-style populist...
New Montana rep apologizes to reporter he allegedly ‘body-slammed’
 BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican Greg Gianforte, the newly-minted representative-elect for Montana’s at-large congressional district, apologized to the reporter he allegedly assaulted here less than 36 hours ago. In his acceptance speech before several hundred supporters, Gianforte said he “made a mistake” in the way...

Posted: 18 hours ago

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican Greg Gianforte, the newly-minted representative-elect for Montana’s at-large congressional district, apologized to the reporter he allegedly assaulted here less than 36 hours ago. In his acceptance speech before several hundred supporters, Gianforte said he “made a mistake” in the way...
Boosters slam feds’ decision to withhold money from Savannah project
 Georgia’s public officials were caught off guard Thursday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency tasked with overseeing the project to deepen Savannah’s harbor, decided against giving the effort any extra money. Boosters of the state’s top development project were counting on the federal agency...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia’s public officials were caught off guard Thursday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency tasked with overseeing the project to deepen Savannah’s harbor, decided against giving the effort any extra money. Boosters of the state’s top development project were counting on the federal agency...
Savannah port boosters decry feds’ move to withhold additional funds
 Georgia’s public officials were caught off guard Thursday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency tasked with overseeing the project to deepen Savannah’s harbor, decided against giving the effort any extra money. Boosters of the state’s top development project were counting on the federal agency to send...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia’s public officials were caught off guard Thursday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency tasked with overseeing the project to deepen Savannah’s harbor, decided against giving the effort any extra money. Boosters of the state’s top development project were counting on the federal agency to send...
A familiar punching bag emerges in Montana, Georgia races: Nancy Pelosi
 MISSOULA, Mont. – The north Atlanta suburbs that comprise Georgia’s 6th congressional district lie some 2,000 miles from this funky college town nestled between snow-capped Rocky peaks. But turn on the television in both and the same polarizing figure appears again and again, and no, it isn’t the president. Nancy Pelosi...

Posted: a day ago

MISSOULA, Mont. – The north Atlanta suburbs that comprise Georgia’s 6th congressional district lie some 2,000 miles from this funky college town nestled between snow-capped Rocky peaks. But turn on the television in both and the same polarizing figure appears again and again, and no, it isn’t the president. Nancy Pelosi...
Montanans facing same onslaught as Georgia’s 6th District voters
 HELENA, Mont. — If there’s anyone who can empathize with the voters of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, who have been blitzed by a flurry of political canvassers, robo-calls and attack ads for the better part of three months, it’s the people of Montana. Their statewide congressional race has become the subject...

Posted: a day ago

HELENA, Mont. — If there’s anyone who can empathize with the voters of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, who have been blitzed by a flurry of political canvassers, robo-calls and attack ads for the better part of three months, it’s the people of Montana. Their statewide congressional race has become the subject...
GOP distances itself from Montana candidate after alleged ‘body-slam’
MISSOULA, Mont. – Georgia Republicans are putting as much distance as possible between themselves and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate for Congress here who allegedly assaulted a reporter less than 24 hours before voters hit the polls.

Posted: a day ago

MISSOULA, Mont. – Georgia Republicans are putting as much distance as possible between themselves and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate for Congress here who allegedly assaulted a reporter less than 24 hours before voters hit the polls.
In Montana, same frustration, intrigue ahead of election as Ga.’s 6th
 If there’s anyone who can empathize with the voters of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, who have been blitzed by a flurry of political canvassers, robo-calls and attack ads for the better part of three months, it’s the people of Montana. Their statewide congressional race has become the subject of the same national...

Posted: 2 days ago

If there’s anyone who can empathize with the voters of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, who have been blitzed by a flurry of political canvassers, robo-calls and attack ads for the better part of three months, it’s the people of Montana. Their statewide congressional race has become the subject of the same national...
Trump bumps up funds for Savannah harbor deepening, but short of hopes
 The project to deepen Savannah’s harbor got a boost this week from President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, just not as much of a lift as some backers of Georgia’s ports wanted to see. Boosters had hoped for about $100 million in the fiscal 2018 budget to dredge the Savannah River, but the White House’s spending plan...

Posted: 2 days ago

The project to deepen Savannah’s harbor got a boost this week from President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, just not as much of a lift as some backers of Georgia’s ports wanted to see. Boosters had hoped for about $100 million in the fiscal 2018 budget to dredge the Savannah River, but the White House’s spending plan...