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Brian Kemp

83rd Governor of Georgia

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Brian Kemp: 83rd Governor of Georgia
Brian Porter Kemp is an American businessman and politician serving as the 83rd Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. 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.


Oh, Never Mind: Georgia Governor Stops Going After Atlanta Mayor, City Council [Video]

Oh, Never Mind: Georgia Governor Stops Going After Atlanta Mayor, City Council

Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp is dropping his July lawsuit against Atlanta's city council and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. HuffPost reports the dispute was over Atlanta's order to wear masks..

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CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19

Nearly half of those who attended an overnight camp held in Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19. 344 campers and staff members have been tested and received their results. Of the 344 available..

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Georgia governor allows local mask mandates, with limits

Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order Saturday.
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is trying to stop Atlanta from mandating masks.
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Georgia governor withdrawing lawsuit against Atlanta mayor

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp had claimed that the city was imposing more restrictive measures than his executive orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Georgia governor sues Atlanta officials over face mask mandate

Governor 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..
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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.
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Kemp doubles down on fight for no GA mask mandate

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is doubling down on his fight over the need for a mask mandate in the state's capitol. (July 17)  
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declares emergency, calls up National Guard troops after 8-year-old killed

Georgia's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation National Guard troops after a weekend of violence in Atlanta.
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Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Gov. Brian Kemp suspended the requirement that most Georgians pass a behind-the-wheel test when applying for licenses last month.
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Georgia Gov. tours medical facility amid outbreak

Georgia 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)  
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Amid virus, shelter at home ends for most Georgians

Georgia 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..
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Atlanta mayor: Local leaders know best on virus

Atlanta 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..
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Many Georgia churches remain closed, ignore Gov. Brian Kemp's measure that allows in-person services

On the first Sunday since Gov. Brian Kemp said houses of worship could hold in-person services, many religious leaders kept the doors shut.
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Coronavirus live updates: Sunday church services draw scrutiny; US confirmed cases near 1 million

The 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.
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Some Georgia businesses to reopen, virtual vigil for Nova Scotia victims, NFL draft: 5 things to know Friday

Some Georgia businesses to reopen under a controversial plan by Gov. Brian Kemp, the NFL draft moves along and more news to know Friday.
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‘I Wasn’t Happy With Brian Kemp,’ Trump Says

The 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.
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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.
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Trump says he disagrees with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen during coronavirus outbreak

Kemp is letting nail salons, massage parlors, bowling alleys and gyms to reopen Friday. Trump said that's "just too soon."
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Trump says he disagrees with Georgia plans to open

Donald 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..
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Trump says he told Georgia governor he disagrees with reopening decision

U.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,..
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Georgia Gov. Kemp tours temporary virus hospital

Georgia is spending $21.5 million to build a temporary hospital to house COVID-19 patients that Gov. Brian Kemp toured this week. (April 17)  
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Officials criticize Georgia governor's decision to re-open beaches amid coronavirus pandemic

Officials in Georgia are criticizing Gov. Brian Kemp for issuing a shelter-in-place order that reopened the state's beaches.
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Americans on Grand Princess cruise to be tested for virus at four sites

U.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..
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Georgia governor taps political newcomer to U.S. Senate, ignoring Trump's choice

The 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..
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Kelly Loeffler Is Appointed to Georgia Senate Seat by Gov. Brian Kemp

The 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 wishes

By 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.
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Georgia governor invites state residents to apply for Senate seat

Georgia 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,..
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Hurricane Dorian moves dangerously closer to Georgia coast

Georgia'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..
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