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Today on Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp is locked in a battle with President Donald Trump over his choice to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kemp is set to name Atlanta business executive Kelly Loeffler to the seat. Critics claim Loeffler is not a true Trump conservative and want Rep. Doug Collins for the job.

How will this fierce battle play out in the week ahead? Our panel weighs in.

Rep. Doug Collins R-Ga., speaks on a news conference during the House Republican members conference in Baltimore, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.
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Today on Political Rewind, As we await word on Gov. Brian Kemp’s appointment to fill Johnny Isakson’s seat in the U.S. Senate, President Trump advocates for Rep. Doug Collins. Will Kemp agree or will he go with his own choice?


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Today on Political Rewind, President Donald Trump jumps the gun and declares his choice for Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat, even before Gov. Brian Kemp announces his own preference. Will Kemp bend to the president’s will or make an independent decision? Our panel weighs in on the possible fallout from the president’s impulsive decision to back Congressman Doug Collins for the job. 

"I think the governor needs to consider that the president is looking for partisan loyalty," Spelman College's Marilyn Davis said.


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Today on Political Rewind, it is debate week in Georgia. Democratic candidates for president and other party leaders are already arriving in Atlanta to promote their key issues and energize voters for the 2020 election cycle. We will look at how the days leading up to the debate are unfolding.

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The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moved into a new phase last week as the House Intelligence Committee held its first open hearings.

As the witnesses were sworn-in that morning, the president’s supporters in Georgia’s Congressional delegation had already begun to voice their opposition to the inquiry.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

A new poll of registered voters in Georgia suggests President Donald Trump has challenges ahead as he works to win the state in 2020. The results give us a snapshot of which Democratic candidates might be most successful in beating the president in Georgia. Our panel looks at the data.


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As the country honors its military veterans today, we’ll look at the problems that continue to plague the veterans’ hospital here in Atlanta and at the efforts of Sen. Johnny Isakson to turn around a dysfunctional health care delivery system for veterans across the country.


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Today on Political Rewind, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair, state Sen. Nikema Williams, joins our panel to discuss how Democrats plan to use Atlanta’s presidential debate in their efforts to turn the Peach State purple.


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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Atlanta Friday and those who live, work and play in the city can expect extra traffic snarls from Marietta to Buckhead. Trump is expected to land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base sometime late in the morning and head via motorcade toward Buckhead.

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Today on Political Rewind, we sit down for an exclusive interview with Georgia’s Speaker of the House David Ralston. Our conversation’s timing could not be better.

 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgians will get a chance to weigh in on Gov. Brian Kemp’s health care waivers. Kemp’s proposals would give more authority to the state for health insurance powers that are now held by the federal government. Where do Georgians stand on the state government’s role in health care coverage?

 


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Today on Political Rewind, the deep partisan divide among Georgia congressmen is apparent as the U.S. House votes to launch a formal impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. How will the weeks ahead play into 2020 elections here and across the nation?


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It’s been an eventful month, with the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump becoming a font of high-profile depositions, bombshells, attacks and counter attacks.

Further action on impeachment may well hang on four words in the U.S. Constitution: high crimes and misdemeanors.

Dr. Buckner F. Melton Jr. is a professor of history and political science at Middle Georgia State and author of The First Impeachment. He joined On Second Thought to help explain what “high crimes and misdemeanors” means, and how the phrase ended up in the Constitution in the first place.


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Today on Political Rewind, Democrats play to their strengths while choosing a site for the upcoming Georgia presidential debate. They selected a stage near Atlanta, foregoing a chance to expand their base in the metro suburbs.

But does the location matter at all? We ask our panel.


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Today on Political Rewind, Georgia Democrats rally around their chances to win key races in 2020 at their annual dinner. In attendance: both declared and potential candidates for the two U.S. Senate seats on the ballot in Georgia.


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Today on Political Rewind, as Democrats set their sights on Georgia’s November presidential debate, new polling reveals a race in flux. In Iowa, nearly 1 in 3 of the state’s Democrats say they have no idea who they will support even as Pete Buttigieg gains ground against front-runners Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.


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Today on Political Rewind, a Georgia law allowing companies to grow and sell medical marijuana has been in effect for six months. However, implementation has stalled because state leaders have failed to appoint a board tasked with awarding marijuana growing and selling contracts. Our panel will discuss the slowdown.


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Susan Rice has been called a lot of names. She was nicknamed "Spo" as a child, for her sporting athletic abilities. President Barack Obama labeled her one of three "Furies" on his national security team. One TV commentator called her "the right's favorite chew-toy," following her now infamous round of TV talk shows days after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Just this weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted that Rice was a "disaster" for her role in the Obama administration's Syria policy. And, as we learn in her new autobiography, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, she has been called worse.


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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.


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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.” 


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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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Former President Jimmy Carter is weighing in on the House impeachment inquiry after learning of the Trump administration’s decision to block a U.S. diplomat from speaking with lawmakers about his alleged involvement in President Donald Trump’s request for a foreign official to investigate a domestic political opponent.

Carter said the White House was “trying to stonewall” the inquiry by blocking officials from cooperating.

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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?


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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. 


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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.


Benjamin Franklin was a leading voice in the debates framing the Constitution.
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As Congress moves toward a possible formal impeachment of President Donald Trump, they should consider words spoken at the Constitutional Convention, when the Founders explained that impeachment was intended to have many important purposes, not just removing a president from office.

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.
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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.
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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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