Tuesday on Political Rewind: Nancy Pelosi was first elected to the U.S. House in 1987. Two decades later, she was the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House. And in the past few years, she became both a liberal icon and an increasingly polarizing figure as she battled President Donald Trump over a number of issues during his time in office.
Molly Ball, national political correspondent for TIME and now author of a new biography called Pelosi, joined Political Rewind to discuss Pelosi's character and career, as well as her rise to power and prominence in the U.S. Congress.
Monday on Political Rewind: A flurry of executive orders marks President Joe Biden’s first days in office. One of his priorities has been to introduce a major immigration reform bill, which includes plans to roll back a number of immigration orders from the previous administration.
Also: The New York Times revealed a previously unknown effort by former President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the presidential election in Georgia.
President Biden is only the nation's second Catholic president, but his position on abortion rights is at odds with the church.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and career of the nation's newest, and oldest, president.
Friday on Political Rewind: As Georgians eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations scramble to get them, Gov. Brian Kemp acknowledged demand is far outstripping supply. Kemp told reporters at a news conference Georgia has already received most of the doses the state was initially set to receive.
Our panel reviewed the rollout of President Joe Biden’s plan to fight the coronavirus and whether it may begin turning the corner on the pandemic here and across the country.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia once again finds itself among the worst states in the nation for new COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to state data and a recent report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. While the task force numbers indicate a slight improvement in recent weeks, 821 Georgians died from the virus in just the seven-day period ending last Friday. The staggering toll comes even as the state faces a dwindling supply of vaccines as well as confusion about rollout.
Leaders, former officials and citizens expressed optimism with the dawn of the new U.S. administration. China's state news agency tweeted: "Good Riddance, Donald Trump!"
Wednesday afternoon on Political Rewind: A new presidential term begins and with it, a new political landscape in Georgia and across the United States. Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, senators-elect Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to be sworn in later today.
The pair of Democrats from Georgia will shift the balance of the U.S. Senate from Republican control, giving the Democratic Party control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in 10 years.
With 1,800 pieces submitted by the public, volunteers are putting together a kolam, a traditional South Indian art form used as a sign of welcome.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A new era begins today for the nation and for Georgia. President-elect Joe Biden is set be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. And later, Georgia’s new senators-elect Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock will take the oath of office and give Democrats majority-control of Congress for the first time in a decade.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States tomorrow, he becomes the principal player in a transition marked by a surging pandemic, spiraling joblessness and aggrieved ranks of voters who refuse to believe he was legitimately elected.
But previous American presidents have, too, faced daunting circumstances as they took the oath of office, and yet built brighter futures for the country.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s members of the U.S. House voted along party lines on impeachment of President Donald Trump. The debate continues over the president’s role in inciting insurrection when he directed angry crowds of his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol last week. Democrats accused trump of violating his oath to protect the country from its enemies, foreign or domestic. Many Republicans called the impeachment a political stunt that will further divide the country.
On Sunday, the Delaware Humane Society will honor the "wags to riches" journey of the future first dog with a virtual ceremony. The Bidens adopted Major from the shelter in 2018.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: we ask two former U.S. senators about the state of our democratic institutions. As we come to the end of the Trump era, just how fragile is the American experiment in democracy?