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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Playwright Sarah Ruhl has spent 10 years recovering from Bell’s palsy, a mysterious and sudden facial paralysis, while juggling motherhood and a writing career.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We may need additional booster shots down the line, but for now the fully vaccinated are well protected against Omicron, according to Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis.

from KCRW Features

As the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into the insurrection continues, Rep. Pete Aguilar tells KCRW that he won’t rule out subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy.

from KCRW Features

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Alberto Carvalho announced today that he’s leaving his job as the head of Miami-Dade County Public Schools to become the next superintendent of LA Unified School District.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is losing its leadership position in the effort to mitigate climate change, and politics and other disasters may be to blame, according to a state lawmaker.

from To the Point

Competing fears about nuclear risks, climate change and power supplies are framing the discussion over the future of Diablo Canyon, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

from Scheer Intelligence