Tuesday on Political Rewind: The partisan fight to define Georgia’s new election law continues. SB 202 shapes how ballots are cast, votes are processed and who oversees the state’s elections. Our panel attempts to answer your questions while digging into the details of the bill.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp issued guidelines to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to more than three million more Georgians. The move lowers the age threshold to 55 and covers those with a broad range of health conditions. Meanwhile, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is nearing President Joe Biden’s desk. Republicans argue the massive spending bill is swollen with spending that has little to do with coronavirus-related matters.
The WHO declared a pandemic. The NBA shut down its season. President Trump banned travel from Europe. Tom Hanks tested positive. On one day a year ago, the coronavirus became very real in America.
Monday on Political Rewind: It’s been more than 150 years since Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Va., effectively ending the Civil War. But that conflict refuses to rest easily in history. Author Ty Seidule tells the riveting story of coming to terms with U.S. history in a new book, Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause.
Monday on Political Rewind: Voting rights groups are expressing outrage over a newly introduced 48-page bill that consolidates the dramatic changes Republican legislators want to make in how Georgians now vote. Opponents say the bills are clear efforts at voter suppression, but advocates say they are needed to restore public faith in the integrity of the state’s elections.
Plus, former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler announced a new voter registration group aimed at helping Republicans register likely conservative voters and advocating for conservative electoral policies.
The Trump Plaza had stood along the boardwalk since 1984. The shell of the former president's failed business, which closed in 2014, came crumbling down Wednesday morning.
Monday on Political Rewind: The fallout from the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The Senate took an unexpected vote to allow witnesses on Saturday morning, only for Democrats to abandon that path hours later in the interest of a speedy conclusion to the trial. Meanwhile, the 43 Senate Republicans who voted to acquit provide a glimpse onto the hold that the former president continues to have on the party.
Friday on Political Rewind: New movement on legislation in the Georgia General Assembly. Bills regarding sports wagering and human trafficking were considered.
Top Republican representatives pushed a bill to curtail absentee voting. But one of the more emotional debates in the legislature concerns visitation policies at nursing homes and hospitals.
Today on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp is preparing to unveil his proposal for reforming Georgia’s citizens’ arrest law. Also, the Fulton County district attorney and the secretary of state each launch new investigations announced into the actions of former President Donald Trump.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: While the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump continues, leaders in Georgia attempt to respond to the ongoing pandemic and its resulting economic burden.
In the state Capitol, Republicans have released a list of recommendations they say are designed to assure future elections will be free of fraud. Democrats vow to fight back against efforts they describe as voting suppression.
"We feel that this issue threatens to make Mar-a-Lago into a permanent beacon for his more rabid, lawless supporters," an attorney for a group opposing Trump's move to the club argued.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia election officials announced they have opened an investigation into the now infamous phone call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
In news from the General Assembly, a bill to legalize sports betting in Georgia could be on the floor of the state House this week. Republican Lawmakers are also considering measures to put new constraints on mail-in voting.
The president is not waiting around for Republicans to come around to his sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. "We can't do too much here. We can do too little," Biden said Friday.
Two men face federal conspiracy charges, and a third was indicted for obstructing an official proceeding.
In a memo to local officials, John Randolph says he agrees with Trump's lawyer that the former president can legally reside at his private club. "It appears the Zoning Code permits him to," he says.