Tuesday on Political Rewind: Legal analysts for Brooking Institute concluded former President Donald Trump faces legal jeopardy and could be prosecuted in Fulton County for working to persuade state officials to overturn the results of Georgia's 2020 presidential election.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Stacey Abrams did not take the bait at a sold-out event in San Antonio, Texas, to declare her intentions to run for governor next year. Meanwhile, Brad Raffensperger took the first steps in a virtual tour to begin promoting his new book on how he fought the former president’s heated efforts to have Georgia’s election results overturned.
Many Georgia schools are back in session, and with the reopening of classrooms, debates rage over whether to require masks for students and staff. Gov. Brian Kemp faces pressure from state legislative leaders to ban mask mandates in school systems across the Peach State. Meanwhile, businesses contemplate what to do about vaccines for employees.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: In a fiery speech in Philadelphia, President Joe Biden reasserted his contention that Republican-backed election bills passed in Georgia and other states amounted to "Jim Crow 2.0." Meanwhile, Texas Democratic legislators have blocked the GOP effort to pass a controversial election bill by fleeing to Washington and denying state House leaders the quorum needed to pass legislation.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: With the first pitch in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game set to be thrown in Denver tonight — not Cobb County — Republicans have launched a blistering campaign blaming Democrats for the move. MLB moved the game in response to the state's new election law, which league officials insist discriminates against minority voters.
Friday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp has officially launched his campaign for reelection. He starts the race with a formidable war chest but he continues to face criticism from former President Donald Trump and his allies. Is there a credible Republican primary challenge waiting in the wings?
Wednesday on Political Rewind: As Gov. Brian Kemp prepares to formally launch his bid for reelection later this week, his campaign sends a warning signal to those looking to challenge him. Also, a USDA report shows the extent to which black farmers struggle for help to keep their businesses alive.
Today on Political Rewind: Georgia Republican leaders are attacking the Department of Justice decision to file a lawsuit challenging the state’s new voting laws. Republicans insist the lawsuit is a partisan effort to upend provisions designed to stop voting fraud.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says on Twitter that he will veto funding for the state Legislature after Democratic lawmakers walked out, blocking passage of new voting restrictions.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A bipartisan vote in the U.S. House approved the establishment of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The proposal was opposed by all of the Republican members of Georgia’s congressional delegation. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp launched his reelection campaign with a series of TV and newspapers interviews.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s economy struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic slump. And in 2022 election news, Attorney General Chris Car announced he will seek reelection, not entering his name into the race for Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat. What does his decision tell us about the landscape of the Republican party?
Article III of the Constitution gives Supreme Court justices lifetime appointments — but doesn't cover what to do if they become incapacitated. For Abrams, that was the spark for an exciting story.
The novels, published under the nom de plume Selena Montgomery, have been out of print for years. They form a trilogy, each starring Black lead characters working for a U.S. espionage organization.
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.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published new polling gauging voter attitudes in Georgia in the aftermath of January's major political headlines, including the Senate runoffs, the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's second impeachment and more.
The survey results show that state Republicans are in a much weaker position than they have been in years. About half of those polled said that they have a positive view of Democrats, but only about a third said the same about the GOP. Still, a majority of Georgians polled approved of proposals for adding photo I.D. or other documentation for absentee voting, but oppose further restrictions.