Georgia helped flip the U.S. Senate to the Democrats in January in a roller coaster runoff by electing Ossoff, handing the state’s federal representation to Democrats for the first time since 1992. But the friendly competition on the eve of Congress’ monumental political challenges was just a break in financial brinkmanship.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: New polling shows Herschel Walker is the best liked of the potential field among both Republicans and Democrats. The recent survey suggests the former college football star would be the strongest Republican against incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Thursday on Political Rewind: GOP legislative leaders have begun a series of hearings they say are designed to address the spike in violent crime in Atlanta. Also: Reports indicate that Georgia’s Newt Gingrich may work with former President Donald Trump on his campaign messaging leading up to the 2024 elections.
Thursday on Political Rewind, the three men awaiting trial for murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery now also face federal hate crimes charges. Federal indictment could lead to life sentences for Travis and Gregory McMichael and Roddie Bryan. And, after telling the nation that America is on the move again in a speech before a joint session of Congress last night, President Joe Biden is in Georgia today.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Newly released census figures show Georgia’s population grew by one million people, a more than 10% increase, in the past decade. What do the new numbers mean for Georgia? Also, former Georgia congressman Doug Collins announced he will sit out the 2022 election cycle.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Senate remains a stumbling block for efforts by President Joe Biden to pass the bills in his ambitious agenda. Many frustrated Democrats are raising once again the long-standing question of whether it’s time to end the rules that allow a minority in the Senate to thwart the majority’s will through the use of the filibuster.
Leading Democrats and Republicans in Georgia are praising the settlement between two South Korean battery makers that will allow a $2.6 billion plant in Commerce to finish construction and further expand the electric vehicle market in the U.S.
Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were officially sworn in Wednesday afternoon by Vice President Kamala Harris, a historic moment on several fronts.
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.
Friday on Political Rewind: After a bruising year of contending with the coronavirus, feuds with the president and a bitter war with fellow Republicans, Gov. Brian Kemp delivered a State of the State speech painting a picture of a brighter future for Georgia.
Also, we paid tribute to a giant of Georgia life: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway is retiring after more than four decades at the paper. The longtime panelist will remain a frequent guest of our show.
A historic day in Georgia history was overshadowed by senseless violence encouraged by the president of the United States and hundreds of Republicans who have pushed baseless claims of election fraud. On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, what comes next in Georgia after Democrats flipped both U.S. Senate seats.
In this bonus episode recorded for GPB's Georgia Today podcast, host Stephen Fowler talks about coming to terms with a historic week for Georgia, and for America.
Friday on Political Rewind: Two new senators are poised to head to the U.S. Capitol to represent Georgia in the nation's highest legislative body. Sen. Kelly Loeffler conceded defeat to the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Loeffler said she called Warnock to congratulate him on his victory in their U.S. Senate race.
As legislators prepare for the start of the 2021 session on Monday, proposed changes to Georgia’s absentee election law will be one of the most contentious issues of the session.
What a week. Somewhere between the president's call to Brad Raffensperger on Saturday and the seething and lawless mob in our nation's capitol on Wednesday, Georgia hosted a momentous election. On this week's Georgia Today, host Steve Fennessy talks with GPB political reporter Stephen Fowler on coming to terms with a historic week for Georgia, and for America.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia and the nation’s capital saw a day of triumph and turmoil on Wednesday. Democrats celebrated the twin victories of Georgians Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who now give their party control of the U.S. Senate. Warnock will be the first Black man to represent Georgia in Congress while Ossoff will be Georgia's first Jewish senator.