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Georgia gov hopefuls: Yes to RFRA, no dice to casinos

6:00 am Oct. 8, 2017

The four leading Republican candidates for governor stood in unison behind Georgia’s controversial “religious liberty” measure and were lockstep against an effort to legalize casino gambling at the party’s first GOP gubernatorial forum.

It was the

‘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

Yes, Tom Price reimbursed government $52K for his trips on private jets

1:56 pm Oct. 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — Before resigning last week, former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price indeed reimbursed taxpayers for nearly $52,000 — the amount he said covered his portion of recent official trips on private jets.

A spokesman for the department said Friday that Price wrote a personal check to the U.S. Treasury “for the expenses of his travel on private charter planes” before he tendered his resignation on Sept. 29.

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‘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