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, as the week begins, a bill that all but bans abortion in Georgia tops news out of the legislature once again. We’ll look at today’s early morning Senate committee meeting that was called with little advance notice to determine the fate of the measure.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, it's been another week of highly charged debate over controversial issues in Georgia and in the nation's capital. Legislators here continue to battle over the bill that would virtually outlaw abortions in the state even as they've now approved a new system for voting that critics insist won't prevent cyber attacks.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia election issues top our political news today. Despite concerns from citizen groups and cyber security experts, the Senate approved a new computerized voting system for the state, it now goes back to the House for a final vote.


Women dressed in 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes stand outside the Georgia State Capitol in protest to 'Heartbeat Bill.'
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Democratic State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick says that she has plans to file legislation targeting 'men's reproductive health.' The lawmaker's proposal is in response to new abortion measures moving forward. We look at the 'Testicular Bill of Rights' and ask Kendrick what she hopes to accomplish.


House Speaker David Ralston steps away form the podium after speaking on the House floor on Feb. 11, 2016.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, David Ralston continues to face fallout over the reports that he used his position as speaker of the Georgia house to delay trials for clients accused of serious crimes. Where is this backlash headed?


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On this edition of Political Rewind, a dramatic day under the Gold Dome produces action on a series of historic measures that are still in play as the session continues.


Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D- Md., the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform is seeking a trove of information from Georgia’s governor and secretary of state as it investigates reports of issues reported during the state’s 2018 elections.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, the House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday a new investigation into allegations of voter suppression in Georgia during the 2018 midterm elections. The announcement came a few hours after federal prosecutors announced charges in the ongoing Atlanta City Hall corruption probe.

 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, conservative legislators are scrambling to save their latest version of a religious liberty bill that appears to be on life support this week. Our panel looks at the obstacles that continue to block passage of a measure that’s stirred controversy for the better part of the past decade.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, we look at a subject many people would simply like to ignore: antisemitism.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, it’s been some time since legislators have taken a serious look at further restrictions on abortion in Georgia. But now, a move to all but make the procedure illegal is up for consideration and Gov. Kemp has added his voice to the debate. Our panel looks at what might be the most explosive issue of the 2019 session.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is continuing his appearance before the House Oversight Committee on capitol hill. Have we learned anything new from his public testimony? Meanwhile, the President is in Hanoi meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, plans to expand broadband to rural Georgia may be in jeopardy after legislators kill a bill that would pay for the project with a tax on video streaming services. Where will the funds to pay for the project come now?


A MARTA rapid transit train traveling through Atlanta, Georgia.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a crucial vote that will give us clues about the appetite for transit in metro Atlanta starts today. Will voters approve a measure to expand MARTA to Gwinnett County? We’ll talk with the county’s chairwoman Charlotte Nash, who is leading the effort to bring MARTA to Gwinnett.


House Speaker David Ralston steps away form the podium after speaking on the House floor on Feb. 11, 2016.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, as David Ralston faces calls for his resignation from GOP colleagues, Gov. Kemp and former Govs. Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal have voiced their support. We discuss the future for the state house speaker.


Brian Kemp waves after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, two major policy proposals are taking shape at the legislature right now. A Senate committee has voted to give Gov. Kemp the power to determine the future of Medicaid expansion in Georgia. The measure is sure to be hotly contested by Democratic lawmakers.


Stephanie Guilloud of Project South speaks at a rally against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency for border wall funding.
Ross Terrell / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Republican leaders appear to support President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to justify spending on his wall. but what if some of the money he wants comes from projects on military bases here in our state?  

  

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On this edition of Political Rewind, House Speaker David Ralston is pushing back against an AJC investigative report that alleges he used his position to delay criminal proceedings against a number of his clients. We’ll look at the latest developments in the story.


Attorney General of Georgia Chris Carr speaking with Political Rewind on Friday, February 15, 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Republican Attorney General Chris Carr says it’s time to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. at Stone Mountain, a state venue long known as a symbol of Confederate pride.

Tyrone Brooks, a veteran civil rights activist, stands behind the tombstone of Mae Murray Dorsey who was killed in a 1946 lynching by a white mob in Monroe, Ga., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, was former Gov. Eugene Talmadge complicit in the unsolved lynchings in 1946? We’ll soon know more now that a federal judge has ordered the opening of grand jury proceedings of the case.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, a congressional conference committee reaches agreement on funding for border security that’s far short of the money President Trump has demanded. How will the compromise play among trump voters in Georgia?


The Civil War monument at the intersection of Second Street and Cotton Avenue in Macon was erected in 1879 as a memorial to the Macon citizens who were killed fighting for the Confederacy.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, how should Georgia deal with the Confederate monuments that dot the landscape here? Will state legislators continue to protect them through state law or let local communities decide their fate?


Gov. Brian Kemp speaks after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Kemp says he’ll ask the legislature to approve a plan for Medicaid waivers that will make health care more available to poor and middle-class Georgians.  How will the plan fare among lawmakers and Georgia voters?

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On this edition of Political Rewind, during his State of The Union address, President Trump makes a plea for unity but makes it clear he’s not budging on his tough stance on immigration.


Senior Political Correspondent for Yahoo News Jon Ward is the author of “Camelot’s End. Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party."
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Jimmy Carter won the White House as an outsider whose successful grassroots campaign took Democratic party regulars by surprise in 1976. But by 1980, with multiple crises driving down confidence in the Carter presidency, many Democrats thought it was time to turn to the last remaining scion of a legendary Democratic family.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Republican and Democratic women in the state legislature have declared a temporary truce to speak out about how they’ve been marginalized by male leaders. State Senator Jen Jordan joins us to talk about the issues driving their concerns.


Donald Trump speaking at the White House Thursday, January 31, 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp announces a new director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. We’ll look at the career of the man he’s putting in charge of state law enforcement.


Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to Scott Slade on GPB's Lawmakers, Tuesday January 29, 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Stacey Abrams is in the national spotlight after the announcement that she’ll give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of The Union address. What impact will this high-reward, high-risk assignment have on her political future?


Rogelio V. Solis / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp says the state is prepared and hopes to avoid the catastrophe that has gripped North Georgia during past winter storms.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, as wintry weather moves into the state Gov. Kemp is making plans to minimize the impact it might have on residents in the northern part of the state.


President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the government, in the Rose Garden of the White House.
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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.


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