Political Rewind: Federal voting rights bill blocked, for now, as Biden marks first year in office

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Thursday on Political Rewind: President Joe Biden faced a series of daunting challenges since taking office one year ago, including a dramatic resurgence of the coronavirus and a unified GOP Senate minority determined to block the president's agenda. Plus, former Sen. David Perdue is calling for a new police unit to monitor state elections, based on his continuing lies about massive election fraud costing Donald Trump the state in 2020. The Panel: Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Margaret Coker — Editor-in-chief, The Current Riley Bunch — Public policy reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting Tia Mitchell — Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps 00:00- Introductions 4:49- Rivian Correction 5:58- Senate fails to pass voting rights measures or change rules on filibuster 14:10- Biden defends remarks from Atlanta trip in a press conference marking one year since taking office 20:38- Stacey Abrams' late push on voting rights 25:34- Program announcements 27:14- Biden's low approval ratings 38:48- Longtime U.S. Rep. David Scott faces Democratic challenger for 13th District seat 46:09- David Perdue calls for a police force to investigate election fraud Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

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