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‘Political Rewind’ replay: The collapse of the Obamacare revolt

6:25 pm Mar. 24, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” took place in the maelstrom of the collapse of the Republican initiative to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Washington.

It was all we could do to keep up. If you missed the live version this afternoon, click here to listen now:

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; Anita Sharpe, the Atlanta bureau chief for Bloomberg; and Hank Klibanoff, former editor of the AJC

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A ‘more gracious’ version of the Opportunity School District

5:26 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with the notation that the state Legislature has passed next year’s $25 billion budget, and the pithy comment from former Georgia congressman Buddy Darden: “This would be a great time for the Legislature to go home.”

But the real topic of the afternoon was education, and the several measures that are still alive, including “Opportunity School District Lite.”

If you couldn’t catch it live,

‘Political rewind’ replay: The recipe for homegrown terrorism

6:00 pm Mar. 20, 2017

In today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” Peter Bergen, author of “The United States of Jihad” spent nearly the entire hour with us, telling us of the 400 U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been arrested for connections with Islamic terror.

That’s up from 300 when the hard-back edition of his book came out. We’re now in paperback territory.

In essence, Bergen told host Bill Nigut and me that

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Erin go Bragh, and a documentary on the Egyptian Jon Stewart

7:35 pm Mar. 17, 2017

Where to begin on today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind”? We began comparing St. Patrick’s Day wardrobes, but thankfully shifted to a report that a dismissed U.S. attorney in New York had been investigating former Georgia congressman Tom Price’s stock trades – thence to strange stuff going on in the Sixth District contest.

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal was a topic, of course, but our finish was a

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A governor’s race, and Al Jazeera becomes a player in the Sixth

5:26 pm Mar. 15, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began with a discussion of the 2018 Republican race for governor and early maneuvering by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, two state senators – Mike Williams and Josh McKoon – and maybe even House Speaker David Ralston.

Another topic: GOP attacks on Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Sixth District congressional race, for his work as a documentary film maker for Al Jazeera.

If you

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Everything you need to know about the GOP health care plan. Really

6:28 pm Mar. 10, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” may qualify as the best ever. Not because host Bill Nigut was there. Not because yours truly was there.

But because Andy Miller, who probably knows more about health care than anyone in the state, was present for the full hour, explaining stuff about the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare that’s far too complicated to explain in this space.

If you didn’t catch

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A radio jury passes judgment on Donald Trump

5:28 pm Mar. 8, 2017

We flipped the script with today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” and built the program around seven guests from across the state: Three supporters of President Donald Trump, three critics, and a green card-holding doctoral student from Germany.

It was quite the thing. Host Bill Nigut and I hardly had to say a word. Trump supporters included an almost graduated Auburn student, and a Muslim woman from Iran – one

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Searching for the method in President Trump’s weekend spree

6:00 pm Mar. 6, 2017

We tried to talk about something else on today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” – but it proved impossible to avoid President Donald Trump’s weekend accusation, via Twitter, that his predecessor had tapped his phones in Trump Tower.

On the other hand, we finally did get around to whether former Georgia congressman Tom Price, who is now the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, is on the

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Sixth District follies, and the Crossover Day scramble

5:52 pm Mar. 3, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” opens on the latest doings in the state Capitol – on the day that most legislation needs to pass one chamber or another to stay alive.

The stillbirth of casino legislation dominated the conversation.

We talked some of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ dilemma in D.C., but finish the program by dissecting the latest Republican attack on 30-year-old Jeff Ossoff, a Democratic candidate in the race

‘Political Rewind’ replay: On Democrats laying low in the state Capitol

5:22 pm Mar. 1, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with state issues – specifically, the lack of Democratic opposition in the Legislature to a bill increasing penalties for violent protests, a tax bill that benefits those with higher incomes, and a “mini” version of the Opportunity School District proposal, which failed on last November’s ballots.

And yes, Donald Trump’s speech was discussed. If you missed it live, you can listen to it