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‘Political Rewind’ replay: A proposed Trump overhaul of the tax system – and its cost

6:00 pm Apr. 26, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began amid the breaking news of President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul – and some Republican angst over an increase in the federal deficit.

“Obviously, this is the largest tax cut proposed in 30 years. I think it fulfills the president’s pledge to do something like this,” said Heath Garrett, a confidante of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. “In order to pay for it though, they’re

GOP super PAC to pump another $3.5M into Georgia 6th race

10:24 am Apr. 26, 2017

An influential super PAC with ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to spend another $3.5 million to support Republican Karen Handel’s campaign against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

The Congressional Leadership Fund said Wednesday it will

Three rounds of Kasim Reed versus an Atlanta TV station

10:00 pm Apr. 25, 2017

The pugilistic style employed by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in his responses to reporters who annoy him – whether in print, in person, or on video – is no secret.

The outraged phone call is most common, but has recently been supplanted by the long written rebuttal, as the AJC’s Bill Torpy can testify. But we have now entered new territory: The Internet-based video rebuttal.

Which offers an excellent case study

“I’ve been waiting to see y’all”: Sonny Perdue sworn in after months of delay

12:03 pm Apr. 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Sonny Perdue vowed to be a transparent and productive steward of the country’s farms and food supply as he took the reins at the Department of Agriculture Tuesday morning.

The Republican got a hero’s welcome as hundreds of federal employees crowded the Department’s ornate Independence Avenue headquarters to greet their new leader just 30 mins after he was sworn in:

“I’ve been waiting to see y’all, and it looks like y’all

Georgia 2018: Republican Hunter Hill will run for governor

9:48 am Apr. 25, 2017

Republican Hunter Hill entered the race for Georgia governor on Tuesday, emphasizing his background as a U.S. Army veteran who pledges to bring a “more efficient and effective state government” and a vow to advocate for school vouchers.

The Atlanta state senator told colleagues last week he was joining the growing field to succeed a term-limited Nathan Deal in 2018, and he made his formal announcement by sending out a tweet