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What Johnny Isakson said about Charlottesville

11:11 am Aug. 17, 2017

We’re a little bit slow in doing so, but allow us to point you to this sound clip of remarks that U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson made to the Georgia Chamber on Tuesday, courtesy of the GPB Macon bureau:

https://cmgajcpolitics.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/isakson-speech-jim.mp3

Isakson began by citing that Ben Franklin quote in which the founding father says that we have a republic – if we can keep it. And then, said the senator:

“There are times

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Donald Trump and the aftermath of Charlottesville

5:42 pm Aug. 16, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focuses on President Donald Trump’s decision to walk back his condemnation of a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

But first was the sound from the memorial service for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed when a white nationalist rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. From the Associated Press:

“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well,

Johnny Isakson: Donald Trump shouldn’t have dithered over Charlottesville

5:25 pm Aug. 14, 2017

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on Monday leveled some sharp criticism of President Donald Trump’s failure to immediately condemn racist organizers of a Charlottesville, Va., protest that turned deadly this weekend.

Isakson made his remarks on GPB Radio’s “Political Rewind,” in what was essence a prequel to this evening’s town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University.

Asked if he were satisfied with Trump’s response, Isakson said:

“If something that rises to

In search of Donald Trump’s personal denunciation of white supremacy

9:54 am Aug. 14, 2017

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Seventy-two hours after Charlottesville, your cable news focus of the day is likely to be on whether President Donald Trump will personally attach his name to a condemnation of white supremacy.

His Tweet topics so far this morning: An endorsement

Buddy Carter on transgender troops: ‘I don’t want ’em serving in the military’

9:54 am Aug. 11, 2017

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At the last of his nine town hall meetings on the Georgia coast last night, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter drew “jeers and boos” when he defended his use of a colloquial threat against certain Republicans in the opposite chamber,

Ceasar Mitchell launches his digital campaign for mayor of Atlanta

5:22 pm Aug. 10, 2017

A dozen days before qualifying opens up in this year’s race for mayor of Atlanta, Ceasar Mitchell – currently president of the Atlanta City Council – has launched a digital campaign that leans heavily on this video:

The video relies heavily on biography more than policy, but if you parse the script, you can catch some implied criticism of the incumbent, Mayor Kasim Reed.

For instance, Mitchell calls for “more openness and