Friday on Political Rewind: We have Kevin Riley on to reflect on his career and time at The Atlanta Journal-Constituiton. The Political Rewind team also congratulates his successor Leroy Chapman, who makes history as the first Black editor-in-chief in the paper's 155-year history.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has chosen a Black editor to lead its newsroom for the first time in its 155-year history. Leroy Chapman Jr. was named the newspaper's editor-in-chief Thursday after 12 years at the Journal-Constitution, where he's been the managing editor since 2021.
Thursday at 2 p.m. on Political Rewind: In his inaugural address, Gov. Brian Kemp highlighted his proposed tax cuts, raises for state employees, and called Georgia the "electric mobility capital of America". Plus, U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde opposed Rep. McCarthy for speaker, but he received an important committee seat. #gapol
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Herschel Walker's second accuser appears on Good Morning America. A new AJC poll leans towards a runoff in the Senate.
Thursday on Political Rewind: On this day in 1906, white mobs killed at least 25 Black Georgians in what would be known as the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Plus, the 11th Circuit says the Department of Justice can still examine classified documents from Mar-a-Lago. Also, we look at the story of a Stone Mountain bridge.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A new poll shows a toss-up between Walker and Warnock and a wider lead for Gov. Brian Kemp over Stacey Abrams. Our panel analyzes the results. Plus, the latest on the Fulton County special grand jury and an update on Hyundai's plant in Southeast Georgia.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A new poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows 78% of Georgians think the country is headed in the wrong direction. Polls also show Kemp over Abrams and Warnock over Walker. Plus, state Republicans are challenging voter registrations and training poll volunteers statewide.
Monday on Political Rewind: A judge ruled that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene can remain on the ballot for reelection. The first major poll to be conducted after the leaked SCOTUS Roe v. Wade opinion suggests that if the ruling holds, Republicans may face backlash in this year's elections. But first, Kia's parent company announced it would open its second factory in Georgia.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: We discussed the big news in the Supreme Court, as leaked documents suggest it will overturn Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, back in Georgia, the special grand jury that will weigh in on whether Donald Trump interfered in the 2020 elections has been seated.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp said he supports legislation giving parents the right to decide if their children should wear masks in school. Plus, a conservative voter mobilization group launches a campaign to expand Sunday voting in rural areas of the state.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows President Biden's approval ratings dropped drastically in Georgia. We also look at the renewed push to focus on mental health in the General Assembly. And the acting chancellor of the university system, following a request from conservative state lawmakers, asks for reports on classes talking about race and oppression.
The deadly Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob was a glimpse into what many experts have long warned: Homegrown extremism is on the rise across the U.S. On Georgia Today, guest Chris Joyner from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution speaks on what’s known about violent white supremacist groups operating in Georgia.
Monday on Political Rewind: Georgia teachers are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Officials hope the move will ensure schools across the state are able to keep their doors open for in-person classes. Also, legislators face an important deadline at the state Capitol. Crossover Day at the General Assembly means any legislation unable to pass out of either legislative chamber today is potentially dead until next year.
On Mar. 11, 1985, Harold and Thelma Swain were shot in the vestibule of a Baptist church in rural southeast Georgia during evening Bible study....
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