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 to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.

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Today on "Political Rewind," we head to the campus of Georgia State University to hear from college voters. In an election where voter turnout can have serious implications, we try to uncover the source behind the uncommitted feelings of the millennial vote. How are students, many first time voters, planning to cast their ballot on November 8?

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Today on "Political Rewind" we discuss Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's public forum in East Point on Tuesday to answer questions about Amendment 1’s proposal to create the Opportunity School District. The governor continues to lead the charge on the statewide proposal that would allow an appointed state agency to intervene in failing schools.

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Today on "Political Rewind," our panel of political insiders reviews the numbers of the latest AJC poll. Trust remains a major issue for Clinton and fitness for the presidency is hurting Trump's polling numbers. 

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Today on "Political Rewind," Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp joins our panelists to discuss voting in Georgia and whether or not Hurricane Matthew affected registration in the counties hardest hit. Kemp's office is currently involved in a lawsuit with the ACLU of Georgia over extending the voter registration deadline after offices closed during the storm. Our panel discusses voter turnout, early voting, and polls as we enter the final few weeks of this year's elections season.

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Today on "Political Rewind," Democratic candidate for United States Senate Jim Barksdale sits down to discuss the latest in national and state politics. As the challenger to incumbent Johnny Isakson, Barksdale discusses his race strategy and campaign operations.

On this edition of “Political Rewind” we present our second 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.

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Today on "Political Rewind," Hurricane Matthew reminds us of the importance of government coordination and the leadership roles of our elected leaders. Even in the middle of a hurricane, politics has maintained a presence as one campaign begins to run campaign ads on the weather channel.

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Today on "Political Rewind," our panel of political insiders discuss the recent happenings in state and national politics.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens is in the process of interviewing for a new job as Kennesaw State University president. In the past, Olens had expressed aspirations to become governor. Our guests offer their views on how the worlds of education and politics have collided in this unusual situation.

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Today on "Political Rewind," we speak with Senator Johnny Isakson. The senator shares an update on the happenings in Washington, D.C. as well as how this election is going to affect Georgia voters. During an election season unlike any other, Isakson speaks directly to how the national topics take shape back home. 

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On “Political Rewind” we discuss the increasing opposition to the Opportunity School District proposal. A lawsuit over the language of the referendum has been brought against Governor Deal's proposal. We discuss the views of both supporters and critics and how this will affect the public education system in Georgia.

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On this special edition of “Political Rewind,” we break down the first presidential debate.

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On “Political Rewind,” we prepare for the much-anticipated presidential debate on Monday. We discuss how candidates are preparing and what they hope to achieve in the first debate. Can Hillary Clinton steer away from policy and use this time to relate to viewers? Will Donald Trump play the role of disrupter or will he present himself as presidential?

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Today on “Political Rewind,” we look at the different ways the Trump and Clinton campaigns responded to  this past weekend's devastating events. With a bombing in New York, additional explosives discovered in New Jersey and New York and a knife attack in Minneapolis, all eyes were on the presidential hopefuls. Which candidate do Georgians feel will do a better job with our national security?

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Today on “Political Rewind,” after Donald Trump’s appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show," many are left wondering if we learned anything of value this week. Does it really matter whether the president is all that healthy?

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Today on "Political Rewind," we discuss how the current happenings on Capitol Hill are going to affect Georgia. What does the Peach State have to win or lose as partisan battles continue to tie up the federal budget and the passing of Zika funding?

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Today on "Political Rewind," we discuss the "Commander-In-Chief Forum" and how this event sets the stage for the upcoming presidential debates. Candidates took on tough issues and came prepared with their polished responses.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” we take on the topics of race, religion, and polling margins of error. How will these elements collectively shape the next few weeks now that we have entered the fall campaigning season?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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