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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Today on “Political Rewind,” we talk about the central role that immigration has taken in the 2016 race thanks to Donald Trump. Is Trump confusing voters with his mixed messages about how he’ll deal with undocumented immigrants? Is the focus on immigration distracting from debate about the other issues that a majority of voters say matter to them – the economy and jobs?

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Today on "Political Rewind," we begin by discussing the recent travel plans of the Trump campaign. Trump heads to Mexico to meet with President Peña Nieto ahead of the GOP candidate’s long-awaited immigration speech.

Jenny Ament / GPB

On this edition of “Political Rewind” we present our first ever voter forum. We selected seven Georgians who say they will definitely vote on November 8 and invited them to join us to discuss what is driving their choices for president and other races this year.

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

On this edition of “Political Rewind,” we look at the potential impact of the latest revelations about Hillary Clinton’s email and the Clinton Foundation favors to big donors, who were granted access to meetings at the State Department when Clinton was secretary of state. This time, Donald Trump is staying on-message and hammering Clinton rather than calling negative attention to his own statements and actions.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Today on “Political Rewind,” Donald Trump says he regrets some of the remarks he’s made that he says may have been hurtful to others. Is this the beginning of a campaign reset that could put Trump back on track to win the White House?

Evan Vucci / AP Photo

Today on “Political Rewind,” the Trump campaign has undergone another reorganization. Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News will become the chief executive of the campaign while Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster for the campaign, will become the campaign manager. Reports indicate Trump was chafing at efforts by Paul Manafort, his campaign chairman, to get him to soften his rhetoric and reach out beyond his base. The new team wants to let Trump be Trump, according to news reports. Can he win with this approach?

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Today on "Political Rewind," we begin by discussing the Clinton campaign in Georgia. While some believe that the commitment will be minimal, others, such as Mayor Kasim Reed, think Georgia’s anticipated battleground state status makes it deserving of more money. What are the expectations of the state Democratic Party?

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Today on “Political Rewind,” we begin with a focus on Georgia. Some high-profile Georgia Democrats have begun to regret their decision to not run against Johnny Isakson as the party has struggled to reach consensus on political newcomer Jim Barksdale since he entered the race in mid-March.

Andrew Harnik / AP

Today on “Political Rewind,” we take a look at what the polls are telling us about the state of the race - in Georgia, nationally, and in crucial battleground states. Has Georgia become a toss-up state in the presidential election? New polls suggest the race here is virtually tied.

Evan Vucci / AP

Today on “Political Rewind,” we discuss the many issues surrounding Donald Trump’s campaign. From his ongoing feud with Kazr Kahn and his family, to his continued alienation of the GOP establishment, to his desire for a warm relationship with Vladimir Putin, there is much for his campaign staff to mull over.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Today on “Political Rewind," we analyze the opposing visions that have been laid out for America’s future. Now that the general election campaign has officially started, who will voters choose?

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Today on “Political Rewind,” we discuss the events of last night in Philadelphia. On a poignant note, Bernie Sanders elected to do what Hillary Clinton did for President Obama in 2008, asking for a vote by acclamation.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Today on "Political Rewind," we take a look at the major speeches from the first night of the Democratic Convention. Though Bernie Sanders provided a powerful endorsement of Hillary Clinton, some of his strongest supporters remained resistant.

Patrick Semansky / AP

Today on “Political Rewind,” we discuss the aftermath of Donald Trump’s official acceptance speech, the end to a tumultuous week in Cleveland.

Today is day three of the Republican National Convention. The delegates made it official last night: Donald Trump is the GOP’s presidential nominee. Even though some Republicans remain divided about Trump, the one thing that binds them is their hostility toward Hillary Clinton, but will that be enough to elect their candidate?

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

On today’s special Republican National Convention edition, we look at the growing controversy over Melania Trump’s speech. It seems clear that passages from the address were lifted from a speech that Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic convention. Should this matter to voters? What does it say about the organizational strength of the Trump campaign? Will it overshadow the messages that the GOP wants to get out this week?

Michael Conroy, David Zalubowski / AP Photo

On Friday Donald Trump announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate. The statement was made via Twitter, as he postponed today’s previously scheduled news conference to Saturday, in response to the devastating attack in Nice, France.

Eric Gay / AP

We begin by discussing the impassioned calls for unity that came from Tuesday's Dallas memorial service. Will the remarks given by President Obama and former President Bush greatly affect the rhetoric of the current presidential campaigns? Have Trump or Clinton shown the same kind of leadership in their responses to the Dallas shootings?

LM Otero / AP Photo

Today we discuss the recent murder of five police officers in Dallas, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. As the two major parties prepare for their national conventions, how will they address the violence splitting the black community and law enforcement in two?

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How are Georgia political leaders are reacting to FBI Director James Comey’s searing condemnation of Hillary Clinton’s judgment? Though Comey stated that she broke no national security laws, he also cited her handling of highly classified information as “careless.” Georgia Democratic Party Chair Dubose Porter and GOP Chair John Padgett join us to discuss the potential ramifications of Comey’s comments.

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In the aftermath of the attack on Ataturk international airport in Istanbul, Donald Trump sounded a harsh call for fighting terrorism, suggesting the response should be to “fight fire with fire.” Hillary Clinton’s response was more measured, focusing on solidarity between America and Turkey. Which approach will voters embrace?

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The panel looks at the surprising outcome of the Brexit vote. British citizens voted by a wide margin to withdraw from the EU. 

Courtesy Rep. John Lewis

Donald Trump fired his campaign manager, his fundraising numbers are terrible, and his poll numbers are sinking. Trump is working to assure nervous Republicans, while Hillary Clinton hits Trump over his business experience. Clinton is also vetting possible running mates, and looking to win over Bernie Sanders supporters.

Rebecca Wheeler / GPB

On this edition of “Political Rewind” we talk to Georgians who attended the Trump rally at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta to learn why they believe Trump is better suited to be president than Hillary Clinton.

Trump Visits Atlanta

Jun 15, 2016
Rebecca Wheeler / GPB

Our panel of insiders and GPB’s team of reporters cover all the news of Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta. He’s in town just hours before “Political Rewind” airs for a private fundraising breakfast and a public rally at the Fox Theatre at noon.

Julie Jacobson / AP Photo

The presidential race is now fully under way with Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party squaring off against Donald Trump. The panel of insiders will talk about the dynamics of the race here in Georgia. Hillary Clinton has raised a lot of money here but do Democrats believe Hillary actually has a chance to win Georgia?

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On this edition, we present a “Political Rewind” exclusive: a debate between Columbus state senator Josh McKoon, the hardest driving proponent of religious liberty measures in the state legislature and former spokesman for Governor Deal Brian Robinson.

Augusta Convention Center

Georgia Republicans are holding their state convention in Augusta this weekend, but Governor Deal and House Speaker David Ralston aren’t going to be there. Our panel of insiders look at why two of the state’s top GOP leaders will be no-shows.

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Georgia U.S. Senator David Perdue’s recent op-ed in the Washington Post, which comes close to an out-and-out endorsement of Donald Trump, says that Trump, like Perdue himself, is an example of how voters are embracing candidates who aren’t part of the Washington establishment. Perdue writes “let Trump be Trump,” and if he is, he will be elected president.

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As you certainly know, this has been an extraordinary election year; and our team of political insiders has been working hard to bring you the best perspectives on what’s happening. And so, we decided that we should give them a chance to relax on this long Memorial Day weekend. But they will be back for our live show next week.

In place of our usual panel conversation we’re sharing with you a conversation I had last month at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library with Randall Woods, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas.

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