Andra Gillespie

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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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

As President Obama prepares tonight's farewell speech, his approval ratings are well above many ex-presidents and much higher than Donald Trump's.

Barack Obama and race in America

As President Obama prepares tonight's farewell speech, his approval ratings are well above many ex-presidents and much higher than Donald Trump's.

from To the Point

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President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act  in a long international drama.

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This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

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Will these tariffs on Mexico last forever?

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Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke says people cannot afford to live near where they work right now, so the country needs more federal funding for affordable housing, but it should…

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There’s been some interesting movement in the polls as the candidates parade through Iowa.

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A deep-seated denial of the racist, colonial roots of gun rights in the U.S. underlies the left’s flawed approach to domestic arms control.

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