Political Rewind: Georgians barred from Russia; Kemp meets Netanyahu; Debt ceiling deadline looms
Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tia Mitchell, @ajconwashington, Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
King Williams, @IAmKingWilliams, documentary filmmaker
Rick Dent, Vice President, Matrix Communications
1. Russia added 500 Americans to a sanctions list.
- Among those listed are Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
- The New York Times notes those listed are largely critics of former president Donald Trump.
- The governor's delegation met with business leaders on a weeklong economic development retreat. He also discussed an antisemitism bill with the embattled Netanyahu.
- With a likely deadline of June 1, President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are continuing negotiations. They'll likely meet today.
- Republicans want large portions of funding for policies struck, like benefits with fewer work requirements and portions of the Inflation Reduction Act.
- Scott is the only Black Republican in the Senate. He's got the support of his fellow high-ranking senator, Sen. John Thune. He'll join a crowded field of hopefuls squaring up against Donald Trump for the Republican ticket.
- He'll also face fellow South Carolinian Nikki Haley. The former governor made her announcement earlier this year.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.