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State of Affairs: Majority Leader McCarthy's 'jokes,' DeLeon's new video, Dems assemble in Sacramento

by Austin Cross and A Martínez | Take Two®

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The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento. George Rose/Getty Images

Today, on Take Two's State of Affairs:

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is no stranger to headlines at this point. But the headlines that would result after the Washington Post its ears on a tape of a November conversation between McCarthy and Republican lawmakers... are probably ones that he wishes would go away. 

Also: President pro tem of the California Senate, Kevin De Leon might be running for something — but it's not clear what. He released a video this week extolling California's virtues while making a vow to defend them against Washington. Politico's Carla Marinucci says the timing is hardly coincidental: California's Dem bigwigs will assemble in Sacramento this weekend for the state party convention. 


  • Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, professor of public policy at USC
  • Carla Marinucci, senior editor of Politico's California Playbook

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview. 



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