Political Rewind: Shutdown Ends, Trump says 'We Have Reached A Deal'

Jan 25, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, after two bills failed to break the standoff between Republicans and Democrats, President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen all the agencies of the federal government.


 

After voting ‘yes’ for both the GOP and Democratic bills, Sen. Johnny Isakson makes an impassioned plea for a bi-partisan solution.

 

Closer to home, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan wades into a thorny thicket – suggesting he supports the expansion of state subsidies for private schools. Public school advocates are pushing back.

Jim Galloway writes that Republican legislators are being told to hold off on fighting for controversial measures like a religious liberty bill until after the super bowl leaves town. But what then? We’ll look at what’s ahead for the legislature.
 

Panelists:

 

Jim Galloway -- Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Loretta Lepore -- Republican Strategist

 

Michael Owens -- Chairman, Cobb County Democrats

 

Bob Barr -- Former United States Representative