Travis McMichael

Travis McMichael, left, speaks with his attorney Jason B. Sheffield , center, during his sentencing, alone with his father Greg McMichael and neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan in the Glynn County Courthouse, Friday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Brunswick, Ga. The three were found guilty in the February 2020 slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

Credit: AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool

The panel 

Kristal Dixon, reporter, Axios Atlanta 

Patricia Murphy, columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rahul Bali, politics reporter, WABE

Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting


The breakdown 

1. Inflation Reduction Act passes in the Senate. 


2. Sen. Raphael Warnock's proposal to cap insulin at $35 per month for everyone was blocked.

Patricia Murphy speaks on Sen. Raphael Warnock's push to cap insulin at $35.

  • The cap, which was proposed by Warnock, D-Ga., needed 60 votes to pass and remain in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

    • It ultimately failed by a 57-43 vote.
  • Republicans stripped the proposal for a cap for those under private insurance. 

3. . Ahmaud Arbery's murderers sentenced for federal hate crimes


4. ACLU challenge to Georgia's abortion law.

Rahul Bali and Riley Bunch weigh in on the challenge to Georgia's six-week abortion ban.

5. Former President Donald Trump signals he would be open to endorsing Gov. Brian Kemp in his run for reelection. 

  • Kemp and Trump have been opposed since the Georgia governor refused to go along with Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. 
  • In May, Kemp bested Trump-backed candidate David Perdue. 
  • Trump made the comments about a possible endorsement while speaking to Fox News Digital over the weekend.


Tuesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.