AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the big stories you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come in national political news. Here’s what we’re watching through the weekend:
- Continuing to follow effects of Mueller report release
- President Trump is suing the House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings in bid to block subpoena of his financial records
- 2020 candidates check-in
- Candidate responses to Mueller report
- Sources say Joe Biden expected to launch presidential campaign as soon as this week
- Fmr. MA Gov. Bill Weld declares he’s running against Trump in 2020
- Pete Buttigeig planning a fundraising blitz in CA next month
- NYT: Julian Castro needs a defining moment. It hasn’t come yet.
- Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) enters 2020 fray
- Gavin Newsom’s first 100 days in office (we aired our interview with him on Thursday)
- California lawmakers will weigh in on SB 50 this week, State Sen. Scott Wiener's bill to encourage density near transit. It also calls for rezoning wealthy suburbs with lots of jobs, forcing those communities to allow apartment buildings in areas zoned for single-family.
- In high-stakes census case, Supreme Court will dissect Trump's effort to catalogue noncitizens
- Border check-in: Barr issues order withholding bail from asylum seekers
With guest host Libby Denkmann
Amanda Renteria, chair of Emerge America, a national organization that works to identify and train Democratic women who want to run for political office; she is the former national political director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and has been a staffer for Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI); she tweets @AmandaRenteria