The Week in Politics
With less than three weeks to go before the November elections, we look at key California congressional races. Also, the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi puts pressure on the White House to re-evaluate U.S.-Saudi relations and on the tech sector in Silicon Valley where the Saudis have invested billions of dollars. And what do the migrant caravan from Honduras, a shouting match in the West Wing and rumors of a new family separation policy reveal about the Trump administration’s ever-shifting immigration policies?
- Carla Marinucci, POLITICO’s California Playbook reporter
- John Myers, Los Angeles Times political reporter
- Sean Walsh, Republican political consultant
Senate Candidate Kevin de León
State Sen. Kevin de León is trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s been representing the state since 1992. De León has served in for 12 years in the state Legislature and was president pro tem of the state senate. He stopped by our studios to talk about why he thinks it’s time for “a new way of thinking” in Washington, D.C.
Former White House Photographer Pete Souza
Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza brought us an intimate view of President Obama, his family and his administration. Since President Trump was elected, Souza began posting photos of former president Obama and writing captions that challenge the current president’s tweets, quotes and news. Souza has compiled those photos, and their captions, into a new book entitled “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.”