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)
FROM THIS EPISODE
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.
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.
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.”
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