Rosalynn Carter in 2006

Former first lady Rosaylnn Carter reacts during an interview at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

Credit: (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

The panel

Greg Bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @bluestein

Karen Owen, political science professor and dean, University of West Georgia, @ProfKarenOwen

Tanya Washington, professor of law Georgia State University, @AskProfW

Tia Mitchell, Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @ajconwashington


The breakdown: 

1. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia.

  • The announcement comes less than four months after former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care at the couple's home in Plains, Ga.
  • Her family and The Carter Center made statements late Monday afternoon. 
    • Carter has been a longtime advocate for mental health and caregiving. 
  • You can send your well-wishes here

LISTEN: Tanya Washington shares her first memories of the Carters.

2. Far-right members threaten a 'reckoning' over McCarthy's debt limit deal.

  • Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Georgia) said he will opposed the deal. 
  • The deal McCarthy and Biden reached in principle over the weekend would avoid a historic government debt default by raising the nation's debt ceiling for nearly two years.
    • It also sets spending caps for the federal budget, raises the age of food stamp recipients subject to work requirements and claws back funding for the Internal Revenue Service. 

LISTEN: Tia Mitchell highlights what could happen if a deal on the debt ceiling isn't reached.

3. More politicians are expected to come to Georgia's GOP convention, but some big leaders sit out. 

  • President Trump will speak at the convention slated for the weekend at June 9 in Columbus, Ga.
  • Mike Pence, Gov. Brian Kemp, and Attorney General Chris Carr say they won't attend.

LISTEN: Greg Bluestein reports that former Vice President Mike Pence has dropped out.

Thursday on Political Rewind: AJC Editor-at-large Kevin Riley joins the show.