Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delivers remarks.

Credit: Screenshot/City of Atlanta.

The panel 

Edward Lindsey — Former state representative

Emma Hurt — Reporter, Axios Atlanta

Greg Bluestein — Political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rafael Olavarría — Reporter, Univision


The breakdown

1. Keisha Lance Bottoms joins the White House Administration.

  • The AJC's Greg Bluestein says despite her mixed reputation in Atlanta, she has a different reputation in Atlanta. 

Greg Bluestein on former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' legacy.

2. Abrams sticks with President Biden despite low approval ratings.


3. Herschel Walker's campaign faces two troubling stories.

  • AJC reporter Shannon McCaffrey reviewed dozens of Herschel Walker’s speeches and motivational talks that are posted online and found that he has frequently claimed to have worked in law enforcement.
  • The Daily Beast reports that Walker has a 10-year-old son whom he supports financially but with whom he doesn't have much contact. 
    • Walker himself has been critical of absentee Black fathers.


4. Sen. Raphael Warnock releases memoir. 

  • It is not uncommon for candidates to release books during their run. 
  • The freshman senator opens up A Way Out of No Way taking about his brother's arrest in an FBI sting.


5. 10-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • The 2012 Obama-era policy opened job and educational pathways to thousands of undocumented and mainly Latino young Americans.
  • There were 19,700 DACA recipients, or “Dreamers,” living in Georgia at the end of 2021.

Rafael Olavarria notes how many Georgians are DACA recipients.


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