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Media Roundtable: Money in politics & Newsom’s State of the State

Ilhan Omar Photo: Courtesy of Ilhan Omar

On this week's Your Call media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the controversy over Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweets about the powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC. How is the media covering the role of lobbies and special Interest groups in US domestic and foreign policy?

We will also talk about Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of State address, and his plans to tackle California's most pressing problems. 


Paul Blumenthal, reporter at The Huffington Post covering campaign finance and money in politics

Eli Clifton, reporting fellow at Type Media Center covering politics and US foreign policy, and contributing editor at LobeLog

Laurel Rosenhall, reporter for CALmatters

Web Resources:

Common Dreams: Senate Guts First Amendment to Guard Israel from Boycott, But Ilhan Omar Can’t Bring Up AIPAC

Lobe Blog: Follow The Money: Three Billionaires Paved Way For Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal

The Huffington Post: House Democrats Are Taking Real Steps Toward Impeaching Donald Trump

CAL matters: Five ways Gavin Newsom made it clear he’s not Jerry Brown