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John Lewis laughs with Andrew Young in this AJC file photo from 1976.

John Lewis, Andrew Young and a serious case of deja vu

5:35 pm Jan. 18, 2017

Andrew Young’s telephone conversation with Donald Trump on Monday delivered one of those déjà vu moments that could carry you back five decades in a single heartbeat.

In more dangerous times, voting rights organizers would send a rabble-rouser into town – often the passionate Hosea Williams, clad in his trademark overalls – to stir up the local black populace.

Young would follow on Williams’ heels, playing the cool and calm “good cop,”

AJC file

Today’s ‘Political Rewind’: Andrew Young on his conversation with Donald Trump

5:08 pm Jan. 18, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” started with a conversation with former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young – about the flap between U.S. Rep. John Lewis and President-elect Donald Trump.

You can listen to it here:

Today’s line-up: Host Bill Nigut; Kyle Wingfield, the AJC columnist; Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science at Emory University; Patricia Murphy, columnist for the Daily Beast.

Health and Human Services Secretary nominee, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., accompanied by Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who introduced him, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tom Price hearing: Democrats grill health pick on entitlements, stock trades

2:10 pm Jan. 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Seven weeks after he was nominated to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services, Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price sat for the first of two confirmation hearings before the Senate Wednesday morning.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee spent roughly four hours questioning the Roswell Republican, an exceptionally long grilling, Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., noted.

The Senate health panel ultimately won’t vote on Price’s nomination. The Senate

Rep. Tom Price enters Trump Tower. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democrats to hit Tom Price on stock trades at confirmation hearing

7:00 am Jan. 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – More than six weeks of careful preparation will come to a head this morning, when Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price takes the hot seat for the first of two Senate confirmation hearings.

The conservative policy wonk is a well-known commodity on Capitol Hill, and Price’s records, both political and financial, will be front and center as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee mulls his