Melanie Mason

Politico reporter covering California politics

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering state government and politics in Sacramento

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The Bakersfield Republican says he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the year, after being ousted from the House speakership. Does he leave with bitterness?

From House speaker to retiree: Kevin McCarthy’s stunning rise and fall

The Bakersfield Republican says he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the year, after being ousted from the House speakership. Does he leave with bitterness?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the House Select Committee continues its probe into the January 6 insurrection, KCRW looks at a key figure in then-President Donald Trump’s attempt to stay in power: John Eastman.

John Eastman: From credible scholar to alleged insurrection planner

As the House Select Committee continues its probe into the January 6 insurrection, KCRW looks at a key figure in then-President Donald Trump’s attempt to stay in power: John Eastman.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

Kamala Harris’ backstory and who influenced her policy views

KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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