Political Rewind-logo

Political Rewind

News & Politics Podcasts

The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.

The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.


United States


The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.






Political Rewind Special Edition: Live From The State Bar Of Georgia

Friday on Political Rewind , our panel was live from the annual Georgia Bar, Media & Judiciary Conference at the State Bar of Georgia in downtown Atlanta. The conference brings together Georgia lawyers, judges and journalists for discussions centered on law and the courts. Our panel discussed the intesifying political feud between Congressman Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins over Johnny Isakson’s former Senate seat. And DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, a member of today's panel,...


Political Rewind: What Is At The Root Of Georgia's High Maternal Mortality Rates?

Thursday on Political Rewind , rates of infant mortality in Georgia are a continuing concern. The issues facing some expecting mothers include lack of quality health care in rural areas, according to reporting out of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Our panel broke down the story.


Political Rewind: Democrats Turn To The South

Wednesday on Political Rewind , the Democratic National Committee announced it has added Georgia to a list of targeted battleground states the party will look to claim in this year’s elections. Next door, South Carolina saw presidential primary debate in Charleston. It was a fierce, messy affair among Democratic candidates, who often spoke over one another as they jostled for position in the lead-up to Saturday’s crucial primary in that state.


Political Rewind: Lawmakers Consider In-State Tuition For DACA Recipients

Tuesday on Political Rewind , we looked into current legislative efforts in the General Assembly. Several bills in the state legislature this month focus on access to higher education for immigrants who have been granted a temporary reprieve from deportation — specifically those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. One of those bills is backed by Democrats lawmakers including House Minority Leader Robert Trammell, while another is supported by a small...


Political Rewind: What Does Bernie Sanders' Success Mean For Georgia?

Monday on Political Rewind , the Democratic race for president is now playing out on Georgia’s northeast border. Democrats in South Carolina go to the polls next Saturday in a state the former Vice President Joe Biden has long called his firewall. But Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has momentum after a series of victories, is rapidly closing on Biden in recent polling.


Political Rewind: Collins Tells Us He Is Not Leaving Senate Race

Friday on Political Rewind , President Trump says he is considering naming Georgia Congressman Doug Collins permanent director of national intelligence. The move would end what is becoming a nasty campaign battle between Collins and Sen. Kelly Loeffler as they position themselves for the November special Senate election. In an interview with Political Rewind just hours before the president’s comments, Collins signaled he would likely choose the Senate race over an administration position.


Political Rewind: An Incremental Step Forward On Georgia Budget

Thursday on Political Rewind , the Georgia House voted yesterday on a midyear budget differing significantly from the proposal submitted by Gov. Brian Kemp. The altered budget, passed by a 126-to-46 vote, maintains funding for services that state representatives deemed too important to cut, including funds for food inspectors in the Department of Agriculture, accountability courts and mental health services. What do we see happening next in this budget battle?


Political Rewind: Legislators Push Back On Kemp Budget

Wednesday on Political Rewind , legislators in the Georgia House are set to vote on a mid-year budget rejecting many previously proposed cuts to health services, accountability courts and more. What could this mean for the relationship between the governor and legislative leaders?


Political Rewind: After Recess, Legislators Return To Consider Kemp Cuts

Tuesday on Political Rewind , the legislature is back in session after a week-long break. They have been studying deep cuts Gov. Brian Kemp has proposed to the mid-year budget. Republican House leaders want to restore funds for what they say are essential services, including state food safety inspectors.


Political Rewind: New Numbers Behind In-State Contributions To Democratic Candidates

Monday on Political Rewind , new figures reveal how much Georgia donors are contributing to Democratic presidential campaigns, and the numbers show former Mayor Pete Buttigieg out front with $800,000 and Joe Biden following close behind. While in 5th place, Sen. Amy Klobuchar nonetheless gained a big boost in donations in the last quarter of 2019. Those final three months of the year saw her receive roughly triple the donations than in the previous three months.


Political Rewind: Georgia Featured In Prominent Role During 2020 Election

Friday on Political Rewind , what is the role of Georgia in election year politics? National attention turns to the Peach State in 2020. Earlier this week, Lucy McBath announced her support for Bloomberg . The endorsements come as the former New York City mayor tries to recover from the leaked remarks he made in a 2015 speech defending the “stop and frisk” policing policy.


Political Rewind: Lucy McBath Endorses Michael Bloomberg At Crucial Time

Thursday on Political Rewind , Lucy McBath’s endorsement of Michael Bloomberg has come at a crucial time for the Democratic presidential candidate as controversial unfolds over past remarks. The former mayor of New York City is under increased scrutiny after a leaked tape exposed Bloomberg talking in 2015 about minorities in harsh terms as he defended the controversial “stop and frisk” policing program.


Political Rewind: After New Hampshire, Presidential Candidates Plan Next Steps

Wednesday on Political Rewind , breaking down the results from the New Hampshire primary. Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders has won a narrow victory over Pete Buttigieg, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar surged into a third place. Our panel of experts will look at how the candidates spun the results and discuss the arguments each will likely make moving forward to Nevada and South Carolina.


Political Rewind: No Clear Front-runner In Georgia Senate Race, NH Primary

Tuesday on Political Rewind , it is a crowded field in the race for the Senate seat held now held by Gov. Brian Kemp appointee Sen. Kelly Loeffler. A feisty battle between Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins is sparking division between GOP leaders. Our panel discussed the latest developments in that race.


Political Rewind: Health Care Takes Center Stage In State Budget Talks

Monday on Political Rewind , formal meetings in the legislature were put on hold last week as agency heads and legislative leaders discussed Gov. Brian Kemp's proposed budget cuts. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 's Ariel Hart discussed the impacts on Georgia health issues. And, in other health news, the federal government is signaling it is likely to approve the governor's waiver designed to lower insurance premiums through government subsidies. The proposal would assist insurance...


Political Rewind: The President Wades Into Loeffler And Collins Feud

Friday on Political Rewind , President Donald Trump hinted that he is looking for a compromise to end the showdown between U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and U.S. Rep. Doug Collins. The two Georgia Republicans are running for the same U.S. Senate seat. Trump did not make it clear he will step into the contest or how he thinks he could resolve the head-to-head battle.


Political Rewind: Legislators Huddle As Budget Break Begins

Thursday on Political Rewind , Gov. Brian Kemp has offered a sharp rebuke to lawmakers who have called a halt to the legislative session to try and resolve an escalating budget fight. Without using his name, Kemp attacked Speaker David Ralston, who called for the seven-day suspension of the session.


Political Rewind: Georgia Senators Set To Vote With Republicans On Impeachment

On Wednesday's Political Rewind, we discuss the impending U.S. Senate vote on the impeachment of President Trump. Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are set to cast votes to acquit. It is likely they will join all their Republican colleagues in rejecting the two articles of impeachment. The state’s congressional delegation, as expected, split along party lines in their response to the president’s State of the Union address. Meanwhile, the event itself seemed, as one of our...


Political Rewind: The Afternoon Following The Iowa Caucuses

On this edition of Political Rewind , it's our second live show of the day as we await the results of Monday night's Iowa caucuses. At least some results are expected later in the day, but will we learn the winner? A big question for all candidates: how much will the delay impact fundraising and their performance in New Hampshire?


Political Rewind: The Morning After Iowa

On this morning's edition of Political Rewind , Democratic candidates for president are campaigning in New Hampshire this morning even as they await the delayed results of the Iowa caucuses. Confusion in reporting from precincts across the Hawk Eye state left the Democratic field without a clear front runner and without winnowing the field. The turmoil in Iowa could potentially make Georgia’s late March primary even more important in picking a Democratic nominee.