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Georgia Dreamers gird for Washington’s impending immigration fight

6:00 am Sep. 22, 2017

Jaime Rangel vividly recalls the day the letter arrived five years ago in his family’s mailbox in Chatsworth, an event that prompted his mother to burst into tears.

A Mexican native who was brought to America as an infant, Rangel learned from the letter that he had been accepted into the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program would make it possible for the former Boy

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Two mayors and another health care debate

3:48 pm Sep. 20, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” featured two Georgia mayors – a Republican from Sandy Springs and a Democrat from Columbus. Among the topics:

— The decision by the State Election Board to hand several voter fraud cases involving the New Georgia Project, once headed up by state lawmaker Stacey Abrams, now a Democratic candidate for governor. Consensus: Abrams dodges a bullet.

— President Donald Trump at the United Nations.

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Republicans try to scrap Obamacare one last time

7:00 am Sep. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON —The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare seemed all but dead this summer. Now it’s not. Again.

Against all odds, Georgians both for and against the effort are watching warily as GOP leaders try one last pass at taking down the signature health care law of the Obama administration before their ability to do so expires Sept. 30.

What exactly the legislation’s impact would be on Georgia isn’t entirely