Politics Nathan Deal

  • Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams takes the stage to declare victory in the primary during an election night event on May 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Georgia is one of eight states that opted not to expand Medicaid and will choose a new governor this year.

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, roared into the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with tree-snapping winds and towering waves. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico caught many by surprise, made...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, roared into the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with tree-snapping winds and towering waves that flooded whole beach towns. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of...

  • PANAMA CITY, Fla., Oct 10- Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida's northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico,...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into Florida's northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of Mexico,...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Extremely powerful Hurricane Michael crashed into the Florida's northwestern Panhandle coast on Wednesday, flooding towns and ripping up trees with 155 mile per hour winds and the potential for a devastating storm surge. Michael, which had caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the Gulf of...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael took aim on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and was expected to be the worst hurricane ever recorded in the region. The wall of the storm's eye began coming ashore between St. Vincent Island and Panama City, Florida at about 1 p.m. EDT, the...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Hurricane Michael was still strengthening as it closed in on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and was expected to be the worst hurricane ever recorded in the region. Michael caught many by surprise with its rapid intensification as it churned north over the...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Powerful Hurricane Michael closed in on Florida's northwestern shore on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and the state's governor said it would be the worst hurricane to hit the region in a century. Authorities told residents along the affected areas of Florida's Gulf of Mexico...

  • Hurricane Michael was packing winds of up to 140 miles per hour, hours before it was set to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle or Florida's Big Bend where it potentially could unleash devastating waves as high as 13 feet, the National Hurricane Center warned. First responders will not be able to come out in the middle of the storm, "said Florida Governor Rick...

  • Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams takes the stage to declare victory in the primary during an election night event on May 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Lupe Valdez and Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas have a chance to make history after primary elections.

  • People enjoy the beaches and fishing pier in Naples before the arrival of Hurricane Irma into Southwest Florida on September 8, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

    Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, has already lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain.

  • Police escort a convoy of buses carrying tourists evacuated from Caibarien, Villa Clara province in central Cuba, 330 km east of Havana, where the hurricane is expected to hit.

    Hurricane Irma is among the most powerful Atlantic storms in half a century.

  • Street scene in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma hits, Sept. 6, 2017.

    Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

  • Palm trees sway from the winds of Hurricane Matthew, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida.

    Hurricane Matthew weakened to a Category 3 storm overnight, but the National Hurricane Center said it remained "extremely dangerous."

  • Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

  • Nathan Deal would deny a tax break for tourist attractions to a planned convention hotel on Jekyll Island because it would be unfair to competing hotels in the area, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.