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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House is marching toward a vote on impeachment for the second time. Included in one article of impeachment is language accusing President Donald Trump of trying to overturn the outcome of Georgia’s president election results.
Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his support for a measure to tighten rules on absentee balloting.
Monday on Political Rewind: The weekend brought growing calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office in the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, as Georgia legislators begin their 2021 General Assembly session today, state Republicans face a reckoning. How will they come together to heal the bitter divide between those who supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election and Republicans like the governor, who pushed back against the president?
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.
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.
This afternoon on Political Rewind: As the last votes are tabulated in the Georgia Senate runoff election, chaos at the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of President Donald Trump assault the U.S. Capitol, storming the building. We covered the breaking news as situations in the nation's capital escalated in the afternoon. This followed a rally nearby where Trump unleashed a barrage of baseless accusations of election fraud in Georgia and other states.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Rev. Raphael Warnock has been elected the first African American U.S. senator from Georgia. His victory over Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler puts the Democratic Party within one seat of capturing a majority in the Senate. Now, the focus turns to the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue, where Ossoff holds a small but potentially unbroachable lead over the state’s senior senator.
Today on Political Rewind: On the eve of today’s runoff election, President-elect Joe Biden urged Georgians gathered at the old Turner Field to turn out today for Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump warned his supporters in Dalton of the dangers of not voting.
Many analysts say the Republican Party needs massive turnout today to counter a lead built by Democratic early voters. Our panel weighs in on this crucial election.