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," Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price has been one of the biggest critics of the Affordable Care Act and has lead the charge to repeal and replace Obamacare. A physician turned politician, Price says he is open to compromise in his new role. If Price is confirmed, many are wondering what the fate will be for Medicaid and Medicare under the Trump administration. 

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We have an intriguing interview with best-selling author and historian Joseph Ellis, whose latest book “The Quartet” has just been released in paperback.

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Today on "Political Rewind," women were granted the right to vote nearly 100 years ago, but until recently there has not been a strong female presence in the political arena. Women aren't the only underrepresented groups in the government, racial and religious minorities have also struggled to gain traction. 

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Today on "Political Rewind," President-elect Donald J. Trump's team has wasted no time in announcing the people they want to fill key roles in his administration. With meetings underway at Trump Tower and the Trump Golf Courses our panel goes through the list of potential future administrative members. What do these picks tell us about the tone and direction of the future Trump Administration?

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Today on “Political Rewind,” the election of Donald Trump came as a surprise to many, including analysts, journalists, and television anchors alike. Collectively known as "the media," those on the left and right both got it wrong. Is there a difference between bad coverage and not getting it right? With the election behind us and a new president-elect preparing to take office, how will those in the business of producing political news move forward?

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Today on “Political Rewind,” President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama met for the first time face to face. How did the meeting go and how did the meeting aid in continuing the tradition of a peaceful transfer of power despite the fierce rivalry the two have had? We look back at other noteworthy executive transfers and compare them to what we expect over the coming months.

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Today on "Political Rewind," the race to the White House concluded early Wednesday morning with a President-Elect Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against the predictions of many experts. Our panel discusses the question remaining, what kind of president will Trump be?

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Today on "Political Rewind," the closing arguments are being made as candidates and their surrogates wind down their last minute push toward the White House. We bring you the most up-to-date information from the trail and the latest reports filed from across the country and here in Georgia. 

Dissatisfied Georgia Voters Skip Top Of The Ticket

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As election season winds down, two Georgia voters say they will not be voting for president on November 8. Retired US Army Colonel Robert Roth from Columbus, Georgia is a veteran of three combat tours, registered Republican, and father of four. Emory student Arhum Qazi from Macon, Georgia is the son of Muslim immigrant parents. Both have said they do not have plans to vote for either Trump or Clinton but do plan to vote in down-ballot races. 

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Today on "Political Rewind," entering the final days of the presidential election candidates continue to ramp up their travel schedules and pull out all the stops. The past seven days have provided a steady flow of leaks following FBI director James Comey's letter to Congress indicating further interest in Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Our panel of political insiders and strategy experts analyze the effects this announcement has had on the campaign and how it has shifted strategies heading to Election Day.

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Today on "Political Rewind," we look at the challenges that await the next president and keeper of the nuclear codes. Tensions in the Middle East and Russia continue to rise as historical deals and relationships continue to deteriorate. Our panel discusses the current nuclear climate and the policy-making decisions that the next president faces.

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Today on a special edition of "Political Rewind," our panel of political insiders uncover the latest after a letter sent to Congress from Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey informed lawmakers that the bureau is once again looking into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. In the 3-paragraph letter Comey announced the FBI had recently obtained materials that could be related to the previous investigation into Clinton's handling of classified material. 




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?