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Jeff Flake in anti-Trump speech: ‘There are times we must risk our careers’

7:42 pm Oct. 24, 2017

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON  — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in a Senate speech clearly directed at President Donald Trump.

Speaking to a rapt audience of other senators, the first-term Arizona lawmaker spelled out his frustration and disappointment in a floor speech before relaying the news that

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Jimmy Carter woos Donald Trump on North Korea

5:46 pm Oct. 23, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with that New York Times interview of Jimmy Carter in which the former president:

— Said the press has been pretty rough on President Donald Trump;

— Expressed his doubts that Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential contest had a material impact on the results;

— And reminded everyone that he voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.

All in all, we decided,

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Kneeling at KSU, Sputnik, and bump stocks

4:41 pm Oct. 18, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” hits a wide range of topics. The first is the flap over cheerleaders (and now Scrappy the Owl) taking a knee at Kennesaw State University.

Then we have the departure of the deputy campaign manager for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, after an AJC report that he had appeared on Sputnik, a Russian news organization now under investigation by the FBI.

Then

‘Political Rewind’ replay: ‘Obamacare is dead.’ Long live Trumpcare?

5:39 pm Oct. 16, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with President Donald Trump’s Cabinet-meeting declaration today that “Obamacare is dead.”

“You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore,” Trump said.

Luckily, host Bill Nigut and I had Andy Miller of Georgia Health News in our midst to explain that, while Obamacare isn’t yet dead, it’s about to become very expensive for one particular set of people.

Also

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Donald Trump strikes at the heart of Obamacare

6:06 pm Oct. 13, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” necessarily focuses on President Donald Trump’s decision to put Congress on a path that could have the U.S. walking away from its nuclear deal with Iran.

But in pure political terms, it could be his decision to halt $7 billion in payments to “pet insurance companies” that may resonate with voters. The subsidies have allowed insurance companies to sell cheaper health care coverage to

Jimmy Carter offers to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

11:56 am Oct. 10, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter is offering to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, according to a retired University of Georgia professor – who has passed the word to a Korean newspaper.

Park Han-shik, an emeritus professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia, reported having the conversation with Carter, according to the Korea JoongAn Daily:

“Carter wants to meet with the North Korean leader and play a constructive role

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Movement on guns? Eh, not so much

6:42 pm Oct. 6, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” continued to digest last weekend’s inhumanity in Las Vegas, and the political reactions to one man’s ability to mow down scores of people with legally altered rifles that mimic automatic weapons.

The National Rifle Association indicated it would be willing to talk about banning “bump stocks” that allow a semi-automatic to fire up to nine rounds per second. The panel noted that the NRA

‘Political Rewind’ replay: The Atlanta mayor’s race, and the two Staceys ‘conversation’

5:44 pm Oct. 4, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began with an Atlanta mayor’s race which, despite a fresh poll showing Mary Norwood still in the lead, remains amorphous.

But the real discussion began with a review of the first Democratic forum between gubernatorial candidates Stacey Evans and Stacey Abrams. Heavy on the soundbites. If you couldn’t catch it live click below to listen now:

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; Greg Bluestein, one of