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President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi look on. In Trump's estimation, the good times began to roll for t
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Democratic incumbents in Georgia's congressional delegation who are also running for seats in 2020 show no unanimity on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.


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Gov. Brian Kemp took part in a bipartisan roundtable of governors, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, President Donald J. Trump and other administration officials Thursday.

Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a "Need to Impeach" town hall event in Agawam, Mass. There has been rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Rep. Lucy McBath from the 6th congressional district is being asked by constituents why she is not calling for the impeachment of President Trump. It is a question sure to play a role in Democratic Congressional races nationwide.


Rep. Doug Collins (R-9) joins Political Rewind to talk through the current issues on Capitol Hill and his work as the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committe.
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Today on Political Rewind, Rep. Doug Collins has found himself in the national spotlight as a key defender of President Trump and as the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee.


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From the devastation of Hurricane Michael to trade tariffs, Georgia farmers have faced months of uncertainty. After stalled disaster and tariff aid packages, American farmers are still struggling while being shuffled around the political gameboard. 

 

Mark Peele is a cotton grower and president of the South Central Georgia Gin Company. He joined On Second Thought on the line from Berrien County to talk about the outlook — and mindset — of Georgia farmers. Jeffrey Harvey, director of the Georgia Farm Bureau's Public Policy Department, also joined the conversation from GPB's studio in Macon.

 

 

Jim Beck, the commissioner of the Georgia Insurance Department, has been indicted in fraud case.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a federal grand jury has issued a 38-count indicitment against Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck. The former lobbyist is accused of commiting fraud. Lawyer's for Beck have said he does not plan to resign. We discuss how these proceedings move forward and what role the governor will play.

Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty Kemp greet President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to attend the "Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit," Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Speaking at the National Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse Summit in Atlanta, President Donald Trump told attendees that his support for faith-based initiatives was critical for the effort to combat the opioid crisis. 


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak at the "Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit," Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, President Trump is in Atlanta today, speaking at a national conference on drug abuse. Our panel looks at how the Trump Administration has dealt with opioid abuse, which the president has called a national crisis.

 

 


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Georgia now has millions more in federal funding for addressing prescription and opioid drug abuse.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently received a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and overdose, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said Tuesday.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump headline the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in Atlanta.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will discuss the opioid crisis at an Atlanta summit.

The White House announced the April 24 appearance at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on Twitter Tuesday, saying the Trumps will speak "about their fight to end the opioid crisis in America."

Trump has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and is spending billions of dollars to combat it. Opioid abuse claimed nearly 48,000 American lives in 2017.

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President Donald Trump spoke over the weekend with former President Jimmy Carter about his China policies and "numerous other topics."

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says Trump reached out to Carter on Saturday after the former president wrote him "a beautiful letter" about ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, an exclusive interview with Georgia's Senior U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Isakson responds to President Trump's attacks on John McCain in recent days that came in a flurry of Twitter posts over the weekend and in comments to reporters at the White House.

Sen. Johnny Isakson responded during an appearance on GPB’s Political Rewind to President Donald Trump's recent attack of the late Sen. John McCain.

Isakson called the president’s remarks “deplorable.”


Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during an interview at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
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Just over a month after President Donald Trump shared his goal to eliminate HIV in the next decade, his health secretary is out touting details of how the administration hopes to end transmission and prevent new diagnoses by 2030. 


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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.


President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen blasted his former employer in front of the house oversight and reform committee this week.

While pundits and social media chew over the content of his testimony -- and how it's affecting the White House -- "On Second Thought" talk about how it looked and what that means with Patti Wood. Based in Atlanta, Wood consults for companies all over the world as a top nonverbal communication and human behavior expert. 


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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?


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

  

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?


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President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night. The message began with calls for bipartisan unity but took a sharp turn to rebuke investigations of his administration. He then continued with calls for his signature issues: immigration and a border wall. Following the speech, all eyes were on Georgia, where former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response from Atlanta.

GPB Politics Reporter Stephen Fowler recapped it all for “On Second Thought." He also discussed elements of the speeches that have real-world implications in Georgia.


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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.


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President Donald Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Expected start time is 9 p.m.

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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?


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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.


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