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‘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

‘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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‘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.


‘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.