Political Rewind

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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 four days a week to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers in a respectful and civil manner. We not only get you caught up on what has happened in this fast-changing political world, we look ahead so that you will know what to expect. Tune in on GPB or watch via Facebook Live every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, state agencies risk cuts to personnel following Gov. Brian Kemp's order for 4% budget cuts now and 6% next fiscal year. The governor's press secretary, Cody Hall, is on our panel and we discuss those cuts.

 

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, we look at the latest fundraising total for candidates in key 2020 Georgia races. Democratic candidates for Sen. David Perdue’s Senate seat are trailing behind him by wide margins. Our panel weighs in on how the money gap may dictate the strength of Democrats who want to beat Perdue.


John Gaps III / AP

Today on Political Rewind, Republicans have called the impeachment investigation of President Trump a Democratic witch hunt. Two decades ago, Democrats attacked the impeachment of President Clinton with similar fury.


Robin Rayne / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, a battle brews in Pickens County after the school superintendent issues a rule allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice, leaving some parents up in arms. Our panel weighs in on the controversy in north Georgia.

“Attitudes are changing, they are in flux," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway said. "And this is something that the wall may hold for a number of years, but eventually I think there’s going to be a breach.” 


David Goldman / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia Democrats praise national party leadership for choosing the state as the site for November's presidential debate. We will look at the strategies they might use to maximize their candidates’ impact in Georgia and how Republicans may respond.


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A couple days after Hurricane Michael struck, Georgia farmer Phillip Buckhalter went out to survey what remained of a neighbor’s cotton field in Early County near Jakin.

The morning before the major hurricane, Phillip and his son had helped picked as much cotton as they could for their neighbor in order to save as much of the crop as possible. As Buckhalter approached the fields in southwest Georgia, he saw the damage to the crop was severe.

David Goldman / AP

On this special edition of Political Rewind, how are farmers coping in the year since Hurricane Michael?


Mark Humphrey / AP

Today on Political Rewind, our panel weighs in on former President Jimmy Carter's comments on the current impeachment inquiry in an interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell. What did one of the Peach State's favorite sons have to say about President Donald Trump?


Meg Kinnard / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi visits Atlanta and tells reporters Georgia will not be neglected by national Democrats in 2020 races. She also defends her decision to launch the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump after months of hesitation.

The AJC’s Jim Galloway and GBP’s Robert Jimison were among the few journalists who had the opportunity to speak with her. 


J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Today on Political Rewind, several intriguing candidates for Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat have emerged, including a prominent GOP figure's daughter and the son of a former Democratic candidate for vice president. Our panel looks at the latest developments in the Peach State's two U.S. Senate races.


AP Photo/David Goldman

On this edition of Political Rewind, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff joins us live in studio as the latest guest in our series of conversations with David Perdue’s challengers. Will he be able to capitalize on the energy and campaign funds that animated his race for Congress two years ago or will the loss of the most expensive race in congressional history hold him back?

The White House is seen in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, as House Democrats move aggressively in their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
J. Scott Applewhite

On this edition of Political Rewind, new polling shows voters support accelerating President’s Trump’s impeachment inquiry. What does Emory University’s Dr. Andra Gillespie have to take away from this and how is the impeachment investigation affecting Georgians right now? 


President Donald Trump speaks during g a rally Monday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Macon , Ga.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, what is the appetite for impeachment among voters? As many Democrats began voicing support for an impeachment process last week, polls showed a lack of enthusiam among voters. But now a week later, do polls show any changes in attitude?

President Donald Trump walks off after speaking with reporters after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Evan Vucci / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, our panel weighs in on the events that have played out in Washington this week. What are the next moves for the whistleblower, the president and house Democrats?

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.
Evan Vucci / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, it has been one of the most consequential weeks in American politics. In just a few days, House Democrats went from a wait-and-see attitude on alleged misdeeds by President Trump to a full throttle embrace of collecting the evidence for impeachment. 


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On this special edition of Political Rewind, we monitor the reaction from Georgia representatives on Capitol Hill as events continue to unfold surrounding a whistleblower complaint on a call held between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. 


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A whistleblower filed a complaint on Aug. 12 about President Trump's conversation with a foreign leader, ultimately setting off a formal impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Doug Collins criticizes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats for launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia congressmen are taking sides to either support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump or speak out against it. So far, four Democratic representatives are backing the move.


Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. during a television news interview at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Lithonia) are calling for impeachment proceedings in the aftermath of President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure the president of Ukraine to look into the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.


John Bazemore / AP

Today on Political Rewind, we dive deep into the proposed budget cuts that Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered all state agencies to make.


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Today on Political Rewind, we sit down with Jackie Gingrich Cushman to discuss her new book, Our Broken America. As former Congressman Newt Gingrich’s daughter, Cushman is no stranger to the complexities of politics. This experience has given her insight to the importance of local politics. 


In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Gov. Brian Kemp has announced he is accepting applications from those looking to fill Isakson's seat when he steps down at the end of 2019.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp takes an interesting approach to replacing Sen. Johnny Isakson by inviting all who are interested to apply for the job. Meanwhile, are we getting closer to learning which Democrats will compete for the seat?


Aerial view of the United States Capitol building.
Carol M. Highsmith / Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

On this edition of Political Rewind, members of Congress from Georgia are deeply involved in some of the biggest issues being discussed on Capitol Hill. How are Georgia representatives shaping and responding to issues from impeachment to guns laws? 

Cokie Roberts speaks during the opening ceremony for Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Roberts, a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR has died, ABC announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. She was 75.
Matt Rourke / AP

Editor's Note: This interview with Cokie Roberts originally aired on Two Way Street with Bill Nigut on May 9, 2015.  

Georgia State Capitol
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia legislative panels will meet this week to examine two major health concerns: improving mental and developmental outcomes for young children and addressing the high maternal death rate in Georgia. Our panel discusses how we can expect the legislature to deal with these issues.


Democratic presidential candidates resume their debate Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a break during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.
David J. Phillip / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, for the first time in this election cycle, the top three candidates in the Democratic presidential race appear on stage together. It was also an opportunity for lower-tier candidates to try and make some headway against poll leaders. Our panel gives their insights about how they think the debate unfolded.

 

Four Democratic primary candidates have emerged in the race to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, our panelists discuss the increasingly competitive Democratic race in Georgia for U.S. Senate. So far, the four Democrats who have officially launched their campaigns are aiming for Sen. David Perdue’s seat. When will Democrats begin lining up for a shot at the seat that Sen. Johnny Isakson is giving up? Why has no African American candidate come forward to run?


Jon Ossoff announces his candidacy for U.S. Sen. seat currently held by David Perdue
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp has moved to revitalize the task force assigned to maximize participation among all Georgians in the 2020 census. We ask his press secretary, can immigrant communities be reassured they have no reason to fear being counted?

 


In this file photo, chairs sit empty in a classroom of Hunt Elementary School in Fort Valley, Ga., on Monday, May 17, 2010.
(AP Photo/Peter Prengaman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, we’re focusing on the state of public education in Georgia.

 

 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, in the wake of Johnny Isakson’s surprise decision to retire, two U.S. Senate seats are now on the ballot in Georgia in 2020. As Republicans and Democrats engage in complex maneuvering to benefit in the aftermath of Isakson’s announcement, we’ll take a behind the scenes look at the races for each seat.


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