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Photo: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. March 15, 2016. (Courtesy of Gage Skidmore)

The Bernie Sanders movement and LA's congressional race 8 MIN, 39 SEC

There’s an election today in LA for the congressional seat vacated by Xavier Becerra. Some candidates said former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders influenced them to run. The race is just one test for the power of the Bernie Sanders movement. We talk about Sanders’ political power since the November election.

Guests:
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle (@joegarofoli)

LA Times Editorial Board calls Trump 'Liar in Chief' 8 MIN, 9 SEC

The Los Angeles Times editorial page is publishing a six-part series that eviscerates President Trump. We learn why the Times decided to do that, and what it means for the paper’s journalism.

Guests:
Nicholas Goldberg, Los Angeles Times Editorial Page (@nick_goldberg)

More:
Trump’s Authoritarian Vision

Are we witnessing the death of the filibuster? 8 MIN, 52 SEC

Senate Democrats promise to filibuster judge Neil Gorsuch. Republicans say if that happens, they will get rid of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

Guests:
Julian Zelizer, Princeton University (@julianzelizer)

More:
Six greatest filibusters of all time
The History of the Filibuster

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from young mother to first female president of an African country 16 MIN, 3 SEC

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first and only female president of an African country. She’s also a Nobel Peace Prize winner, mother of four sons, and the subject of Helene Cooper’s book “Madame President.”

Guests:
Helene Cooper, New York Times (@helenecooper)

More:
‘Madame President’: The rise of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Proposed border wall designs: Castle, monorail, trench of nuclear waste 6 MIN, 3 SEC

Some 400 companies are expected to submit designs to build Trump’s border wall. Bids are due today. We get a first look.

Guests:
Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union Tribune (@PhillipMolnar)

More:
Exclusive: Preview Trump border wall proposals

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