Jason A. Johnson

journalism and communication professor at Morgan State University and political contributor at MSNBC

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Jason Johnson is a professor of political science and journalism at Morgan State University and the politics editor of The Root. He is a former professor of political science at Hiram College and contributor to Sirius XM's POTUS Channel.

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Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Tuesday night that it’s not his place — nor Donald Trump’s — to declare victory in this election.

Republicans had a strong election night, but Joe Biden may eke out a win over Trump

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Tuesday night that it’s not his place — nor Donald Trump’s — to declare victory in this election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In this special two-hour live show, we get the national and local picture. We talk to political pros, local candidates, and Southern California voters.

After midterms, is the U.S. more divided, or can we work across the aisle?

In this special two-hour live show, we get the national and local picture. We talk to political pros, local candidates, and Southern California voters.

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More than two dozen White House staffers have resigned or been fired.

The revolving door at the White House

More than two dozen White House staffers have resigned or been fired.

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