John Mercurio

The Hotline

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Senior editor of The Hotline, a daily news briefing on American politics, published by the National Journal

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With all that's happened during the past year, it’s hard to believe that Barack Obama has yet to deliver his first address on the  State of the Union .

A Grim Backdrop ahead of the State of the Union

With all that's happened during the past year, it’s hard to believe that Barack Obama has yet to deliver his first address on the State of the Union .

from Which Way, L.A.?

With all that's happened during the past year, it's hard to believe that Barack Obama has yet to deliver his first address on the  State of the Union .

A Grim Backdrop Ahead of the State of the Union

With all that's happened during the past year, it's hard to believe that Barack Obama has yet to deliver his first address on the State of the Union .

from To the Point

The President and Democratic leaders have an agenda for healthcare reform.  Pass the  Senate version  by Christmas Eve; pass a compromise out of both Houses for a White House signing…

Looming Deadline for Healthcare Reform

The President and Democratic leaders have an agenda for healthcare reform.  Pass the Senate version by Christmas Eve; pass a compromise out of both Houses for a White House signing…

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Feelings of loneliness and depression have intensified during the pandemic, and not seeing any end to COVID-19 adds to the anxiety.

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Thomas Frank examines the history of American populism, and how it was distorted by Democrats and co-opted by Republicans.

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We’re hearing a lot about the progress made on a much-needed coronavirus vaccine. But not all communities are clamoring to get in line.

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Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand