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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.






McCain Announces Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Today on “Political Rewind,” the panel weighs in on Sen. John McCain’s announcement he’ll vote against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and discusses whether the effort is now doomed. GOP leaders in the U.S. Senate are continuing their efforts to round up enough votes to pass the bill. The panel looks at the pressures being applied to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could determine the success or failure of the measure. And the panel weighs in on the latest assessment of the...

Duration: 00:52:56

Mayors Of Sandy Springs And Columbus Find Common Ground

Today on “Political Rewind,” we talk to two Georgia mayors: Rusty Paul, the Republican mayor of Sandy Springs and Teresa Tomlinson, the Democratic mayor of Columbus. What problems do they share in common? Lack of modern infrastructure? A need for a better mix of transportation options? Affordable housing? Do they believe Georgia is on the right track for growth?

Duration: 00:53:03

Health Care Debate Back In The Spotlight

Today on “Political Rewind,” health care is back in the political headlines. Insurance companies are warning that rates are about to skyrocket – in part because of the uncertainty about how the Trump administration intends to support Obamacare. Tom Price is making dramatic cuts in money to help educate consumers on buying insurance from the exchanges, which critics say suppress registrations for insurance. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill there’s a new GOP push to repeal and replace the ACA. Will...

Duration: 00:52:59

Gov. Deal Says Federal Government Will Aid Irma Recovery

Today on “Political Rewind,” Governor Deal returns from a statewide inspection of damage from Hurricane Irma. He says the federal government has pledged support in the restoration effort. But how do requests for federal aid rub against conservative principles calling for a reduction in government spending? Our panel weighs in on the issue. Plus: The governor pledges that Georgia will compete aggressively to win the proposed new headquarters that Amazon wants to build outside the Pacific...

Duration: 00:53:03

Gov. Deal Addresses Irma's Aftermath

Today on “Political Rewind,” we look at the damages that Irma wreaked on Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal joins us to discuss the areas of the state that are in the greatest need of help, where damage is greatest, and where the largest numbers of people have been displaced. What does the governor expect the federal government will do for the state? How quickly will recovery money flow from Washington to Georgia?

Duration: 00:53:04

How Will Georgia's New Emergency Management Team Handle Irma?

On this edition of “Political Rewind,” our panel discusses how Georgia braces for Hurricane Irma. Will the state’s new emergency management team be up to the challenge?

Duration: 00:31:08

What Does Trump's DACA Decision Mean For Georgia?

On this edition of “Political Rewind,” our panel discusses the implications of President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program, which offers protections for more than 800,000 young people who were brought to this country by parents who entered illegally. Will Congress pass a measure to continue those protections? What does it mean here in Georgia?

Duration: 00:33:45

Roy Barnes Reflects On His Fight To Change The State Flag

On today’s special edition of "Political Rewind" we talk to former Georgia governor Roy Barnes. In 2001 he led a risky and controversial fight to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Barnes knew he’d have a fight on his hands: business and civic leaders wanted the flag changed and so did the Georgians who saw the flag as a symbol of the state’s slave past. But there would be fierce resistance from those who were determined to honor the Confederate past. Making the change...

Duration: 00:50:59

Efforts To Remove Confederate Monuments Rankle South Georgia Legislator

Today on “Political Rewind,” what might happen to Georgia legislators who work to remove Confederate memorials in locations in South Georgia? In an ominous message, Woodbine Rep. Jason Spencer, a white lawmaker, told African-American Rep. LaDawn Jones that “she won’t be met with torches but something a lot more definitive” if she continues to call for the removal of Confederate statues in South Georgia. This, just a day after elected officials and citizens came together to celebrate the...

Duration: 00:53:11

MLK Statue Unveiled At Georgia Capitol

Today on “Political Rewind,” 54 years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a statue honoring him was unveiled this morning on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol. Our panel of insiders looks at the meaning of this historic event.

Duration: 01:03:41

Georgia Prepares To Unveil MLK Statue At Capitol As Confederate Monuments Controversy Continues

Today on “Political Rewind,” nearly half a century after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the state of Georgia is unveiling a statue of the civil rights leader at the Capitol on Monday. Ironically, the statue will be dedicated even as the fate of memorials to the Confederacy is once again being debated fiercely here and across the country.

Duration: 00:52:57

AZ Sen. Jeff Flake On His Public Clashes With Trump

Today on “Political Rewind,” we talk with Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. He’s one of the very few Republicans on Capitol Hill who has been consistent in criticizing President Trump’s demeanor in office.

Duration: 00:53:10

Steve Bannon Out As Trump's Chief Strategist

Today on “Political Rewind,” presidential advisor Steve Bannon is out. What led to his departure? How will President Trump’s nationalist supporters respond to their favorite West Wing advisor?

Duration: 00:53:05

Trump Shifts Again On Charlottesville Violence

Today on “Political Rewind” we look at the fallout over the past five days from the violent confrontations in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

Duration: 00:53:12

How Does Johnny Isakson Navigate Trump's Washington?

Georgia's senior U.S. senator Johnny Isakson joins us in the studio.

Duration: 00:53:05

What A Week: Trump's Surprise Press Conference & Gubernatorial Developments

Jimmy Carter sings the praises of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams; but then says it wasn’t an endorsement and that he will back whoever wins the Democratic nomination. At an event here in Georgia, GOP candidate for governor Michael Williams wins the endorsement of staunch Trump supporter Roger Stone. The Alabama special election to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate becomes a battle to test the popularity of President Trump…and of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell....

Duration: 00:52:59

Sam Nunn Talks North Korea and Russia

Our guest on today’s show is former Georgia U.S. Senator Sam Nunn. Nunn served in the U.S. senate for 24 years. He was the chairman of the prestigious Armed Services Committee and of the Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations. After retiring from the senate in 1997, he became the founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative , a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction. The organization works to reduce global nuclear stockpiles and...

Duration: 00:53:17

New P&G Spot And Dukes of Hazzard Actor Prompt Our Panelists To Get Candid About Race

Are some of the Republican Party’s top stars beginning to pave the way to run for president in 2020 if Donald Trump steps aside? On today’s show we’ll talk about a New York Times report that Vice President Mike Pence, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse are beginning to make the kind of moves that could position them to be ready for a run. The story has infuriated the Vice President, who says it’s not true. But is it? Our panel weighs in. The panel also looks...

Duration: 00:53:00

After Bipartisan Push, Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Today on “Political Rewind,” President Trump signs the Russian sanctions bill, but gripes that parts of it are "clearly unconstitutional." What are his reservations?

Duration: 00:53:05

John Kelly Takes Over As Trump's Chief Of Staff; Scaramucci Abruptly Exits White House

Today on “Political Rewind,” it's not over ‘til it's over. President Trump indicates he's not ready to let go of the health care issue and sends his OMB Director Mick Mulvaney out to say that Congress shouldn't even think about going home until they get something done. What happens next?

Duration: 00:53:07

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