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‘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

Mixed reviews in Georgia for Trump’s move to lift Obamacare regs

7:00 am Oct. 13, 2017

WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump’s move to loosen some of the federal rules governing so-called associated health plans and short-term insurance on Thursday garnered mixed reaction in Georgia.

Republicans lauded the changes for increasing flexibility and competition and providing more lower-cost options to locals with few or no alternatives to Obamacare. Democrats and some health groups, meanwhile, warned it would undermine the Affordable Care Act by luring away young and healthy

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Could suburban GOP women flip on guns?

3:51 pm Oct. 11, 2017

In today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” the talk begins with more fallout from Las Vegas, and a discussion of whether white suburban women, disillusioned with the nation’s gun violence, could form a large enough pool of voters to make Democrats viable statewide.

And while it didn’t get much discussion, the pollster in today’s mix slipped in a minor bombshell: He expects Republicans to hang on to power in Georgia

Supreme Court could soon have last word in Ga.’s long-simmering water war

6:00 am Oct. 11, 2017

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it plans to hear Georgia’s water rights case with Florida this term, teeing up what could be final arguments in the state’s expensive legal fight that has consumed officials from the Chattahoochee River to Capitol Hill for years.

In a brief order issued Tuesday, the high court did not set a date for oral arguments but said it would hear them “in

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