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Jim Galloway

Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.

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Hunter Hill kicks the tires on a GOP run for governor
 We’re told that Hunter Hill, the Republican from Atlanta, has begun informing state Senate colleagues that he will not seek re-election to his seat next year – and is instead contemplating a run for governor. This would be a pretty bold move, given that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the Senate, is considered the front-runner...

Posted: 32 minutes ago

We’re told that Hunter Hill, the Republican from Atlanta, has begun informing state Senate colleagues that he will not seek re-election to his seat next year – and is instead contemplating a run for governor. This would be a pretty bold move, given that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the Senate, is considered the front-runner...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: If GOP can’t repeal Obamacare, Nathan Deal may expand it
 Oh, you missed a good one. Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began with the strange espionage tradecraft of the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, then skittered into the closing days of the state Legislature and curious doings around a bill to make adoption easier in Georgia. But the big...

Posted: a day ago

Oh, you missed a good one. Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began with the strange espionage tradecraft of the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, then skittered into the closing days of the state Legislature and curious doings around a bill to make adoption easier in Georgia. But the big...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: The collapse of the Obamacare revolt
 Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” took place in the maelstrom of the collapse of the Republican initiative to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Washington. It was all we could do to keep up. If you missed the live version this afternoon, click here to listen now: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud...

Posted: 4 days ago

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” took place in the maelstrom of the collapse of the Republican initiative to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Washington. It was all we could do to keep up. If you missed the live version this afternoon, click here to listen now: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud...
Donald Trump and ‘deaths of despair’ among blue-collar whites
 A year before the November election, we told you that a new Princeton University study had found a riveting explanation for the curious viability of a reality TV star turned Republican presidential candidate. From then: This will sound more than a little gruesome, but if you want to explain Donald Trump, look no further than the increasing...

Posted: 5 days ago

A year before the November election, we told you that a new Princeton University study had found a riveting explanation for the curious viability of a reality TV star turned Republican presidential candidate. From then: This will sound more than a little gruesome, but if you want to explain Donald Trump, look no further than the increasing...
Sonny Perdue, David Scott and a slightly adjusted history of the Georgia state flag
 The history lesson may have been a little off, but one of the more amazing moments in Georgia politics occurred this morning in a U.S. Senate hearing room in which former Gov. Sonny Perdue was vetted as President Donald Trump’s secretary of agriculture. U.S. Rep. David Scott, a Democrat, gave a passionate defense of his former state...

Posted: 5 days ago

The history lesson may have been a little off, but one of the more amazing moments in Georgia politics occurred this morning in a U.S. Senate hearing room in which former Gov. Sonny Perdue was vetted as President Donald Trump’s secretary of agriculture. U.S. Rep. David Scott, a Democrat, gave a passionate defense of his former state...
Sam Nunn steps down as CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative
 After 16 years, Sam Nunn is bowing out as chief executive of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the anti-proliferation group he helped create after his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate, it was announced this morning. Replacing the 78-year-old Nunn will be Ernest Moniz, former U.S. secretary of energy during the Obama administration. Nunn will...

Posted: 6 days ago

After 16 years, Sam Nunn is bowing out as chief executive of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the anti-proliferation group he helped create after his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate, it was announced this morning. Replacing the 78-year-old Nunn will be Ernest Moniz, former U.S. secretary of energy during the Obama administration. Nunn will...
‘Political Rewind’ replay: A ‘more gracious’ version of the Opportunity School District
 Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with the notation that the state Legislature has passed next year’s $25 billion budget, and the pithy comment from former Georgia congressman Buddy Darden: “This would be a great time for the Legislature to go home.” But the real topic of the afternoon...

Posted: 6 days ago

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with the notation that the state Legislature has passed next year’s $25 billion budget, and the pithy comment from former Georgia congressman Buddy Darden: “This would be a great time for the Legislature to go home.” But the real topic of the afternoon...
Augusta foundation served as pass-through for white nationalist
 An Augusta community foundation acted as an unwitting pass-through for $25,000 in donations to white nationalist Richard Spencer’s organization, according to the Los Angeles Times:  Its donations to his National Policy Institute totaled $25,000 from 2013 to 2014, according to three years of unpublished tax returns that Spencer gave...

Posted: 8 days ago

An Augusta community foundation acted as an unwitting pass-through for $25,000 in donations to white nationalist Richard Spencer’s organization, according to the Los Angeles Times: Its donations to his National Policy Institute totaled $25,000 from 2013 to 2014, according to three years of unpublished tax returns that Spencer gave...
‘Political rewind’ replay: The recipe for homegrown terrorism
 In today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” Peter Bergen, author of “The United States of Jihad” spent nearly the entire hour with us, telling us of the 400 U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been arrested for connections with Islamic terror. That’s up from 300 when the hard-back edition...

Posted: 8 days ago

In today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” Peter Bergen, author of “The United States of Jihad” spent nearly the entire hour with us, telling us of the 400 U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been arrested for connections with Islamic terror. That’s up from 300 when the hard-back edition...