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Going home

7:00 am Nov. 11, 2017

My father left high school early for the U.S. Army, six months before Pearl Harbor. Any 17-year-old could see what was coming, and if you signed up early, you could pick your service.

None of the

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Mary, Joseph and Roy Moore

6:15 pm Nov. 10, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but lead on a Washington Post report that in 1979, when he was a 32-year-old bachelor in Alabama, future U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore struck up a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

One response from an Alabama Republican: Just like the Holy Family.

Will Moore still beat Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12? The consensus of the panel: Probably.

We also talk about

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Dissecting the Donald Trump backlash

4:43 pm Nov. 8, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” is 53 minutes devoted to chewing over Tuesday night’s election results, from the Virginia governor’s race to a runoff for mayor of Atlanta between Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Here’s one tidbit from the hour: Charlottesville, Va., became a flashpoint in August after a violent clash between white supremacists and their opponents. President Donald Trump didn’t do himself any favors with his “blame

In search of more Medicaid dollars: ‘Go for it, Senator Unterman’

10:31 am Nov. 8, 2017

Sunday’s column focused on a budding Republican effort in Georgia, led in part by state Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, to draw down more Medicaid dollars – in order to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. It began thusly:

Wednesday will mark the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States. By no coincidence, it will also be the first anniversary of the last time an expansion of

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A massacre in a small Texas town

6:39 pm Nov. 6, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with the essentials of the Sunday church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 dead and a score wounded.

This only 35 days after a high-rise massacre at a Las Vegas concert. It’s hard to believe, but the discussion of Confederate symbolism that followed was something of a relief.

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Today’s panelists: Host Bill

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A new tax bill’s winners and losers

6:29 pm Nov. 3, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was all (or mostly) about the new House Republican tax bill. Whether you call it reform or not will depend on your accountant.

Other topics: State Capitol money flowing in to the race for mayor, and more fallout from the Robert Mueller investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential contest.

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Today’s panelists: Host Bill

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A terrorist in NYC, and indictments in D.C.

4:26 pm Nov. 1, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with a discussion of Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City that left eight dead and President Donald Trump blaming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

And then there’s the indictment of Paul Manafort, his partner – plus the guilty plea by a “low level” foreign policy advisor to the Trump presidential campaign.

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Robert Mueller collects two indictments and a guilty plea

5:31 pm Oct. 30, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” the unavoidable topic was the indictment of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort and his partner on charges of money-laundering and failure to disclose their doings on behalf of the Russian-backed government of Ukraine.

And the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos, one of the Trump campaigns foreign policy advisors, for lying to FBI agents.

Wholly by coincidence, host Bill Nigut and I had on

‘Political Rewind’ replay: The big ‘whoops’ of erasing Georgia voter data

5:13 pm Oct. 27, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began with a nod to Russian issues: The belated acknowledgement from the Hillary Clinton campaign that it was a co-funder of the notorious Donald Trump dossier, and a Russian lawyer’s statement that she checked with the Kremlin before meeting with Donald Trump Jr.

But the eyeballs didn’t start rolling until the panel hit the topic of Georgia voter data that was quietly destroyed

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Jeff Flake and a Congress in chaos

7:11 pm Oct. 25, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” debuts with a state Court of Appeals ruling that denies in-state tuition to DACA students brought into the country as children.

But the conversation quickly turned to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, and his Tuesday speech announcing his decision to end his re-election bid and a stunning condemnation of President Donald Trump.

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