New York’s Andrew Cuomo isn’t the only troubled Democratic governor. In California, Gavin Newsom is facing a recall, and according to most sources, proponents will have enough signatures to make it to the ballot. John myers of the Los Angeles Times explains why Newsom is in trouble, how the recall works, and its similarities and differences to the California recall of 2003, when Gray Davis (D) was recalled.
Since Missouri Senator Roy Blunt decided to retire next year, Steve Kraske from KCUR radio station in Kansas City offers his analysis of why Blunt is leaving and who, almost certainly a Republican, will succeed him.
Y Marvin kalb – the former CBS and NBC journalist – remembers his friend Roger Mudd, the exemplary television political journalist who died this week at the age of 93. Mudd is best remembered for his question about Ted Kennedy in 1979 that hurt his presidential hopes, but the entirety of Roger Mudd is so much more than that.
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