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‘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.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click below to listen

Jeff Flake in anti-Trump speech: ‘There are times we must risk our careers’

7:42 pm Oct. 24, 2017

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON  — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in a Senate speech clearly directed at President Donald Trump.

Speaking to a rapt audience of other senators, the first-term Arizona lawmaker spelled out his frustration and disappointment in a floor speech before relaying the news that

‘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,

Atlanta mayoral contenders sharpen closing ad arguments

10:24 am Oct. 21, 2017

Atlanta mayoral candidates readied their closing arguments with the escalation of an ad blitz over the weekend that offer a window into their last-push strategies.

Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, one of the leading candidates in the