Andra Gillespie

political scientist at Emory University

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Andra Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University and the author of The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America.

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Democrats will officially regain control of the Senate later this month.

Democrats win 2 Georgia runoff races and gain control of US Senate. What this means for Biden administration

Democrats will officially regain control of the Senate later this month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

CNN reports that President Trump will order a one-week investigation of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Press Play special: Kavanaugh and this moment in politics

CNN reports that President Trump will order a one-week investigation of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been another busy week in Washington. President Trump took to Twitter to call MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski “low IQ Crazy Mika,” and say she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”

Week in politics: Blistering tweet, stalled health care vote, twist on travel ban

It’s been another busy week in Washington. President Trump took to Twitter to call MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski “low IQ Crazy Mika,” and say she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the summit between President Biden and Vladimir Putin, cyberattacks, another test for Obamacare, and decadence.

from Left, Right & Center

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

from KCRW Features

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the Department of Justice continuing to represent Trump in E. Jean Carroll’s suit, Rudy on tape, special mastering and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Community activists, entrepreneurs, and local politicians are keeping tabs on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan that’s currently being debated on Capitol Hill.

from Greater LA

Joe Mathews says, “If America needs a 1/6 commission, then California must have a 3/13 commission.”

from Zócalo's Connecting California

On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

from KCRW Features

For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

from To the Point

Did you know California has had 6 state capitals in its history? Actually, seven, if you count both times Sacramento has held the distinction.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the first Capitol riot defendant to be sentenced, Ukrainian oligarchs, Bolton’s off the hook for his book and the Trump Organization sues New York…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers