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Week in Politics: Bocanegra resigns, CFPB fight, Flynn and the Russian probe, more

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) questions witnesses during a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the oversight of the U.S. refugee admissions program, on Capitol Hill, October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is expected to set the fiscal year 2018 refugee ceiling at 45,000, down from the previous ceiling at 50,000. It would be the lowest refugee ceiling since Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) questions witnesses during a House Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the oversight of the U.S. refugee admissions program, on Capitol Hill, October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Larry speaks with analysts on both sides of the aisle on the latest political news.

Larry speaks with analysts on both sides of the aisle on the latest political news, including:

  • Following sexual harassment allegations, CA Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra has resigned from office

  • Who has the authority to name the interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Senator Al Franken returns to work after being accused of sexual harassment

  • Represent John Conyers steps down from leadership position of the House Judiciary Committee amidst harassment accusations

  • Has Robert Muller managed to flip Michael Flynn?

  • Last-minute negotiations ahead of the Senate’s vote on its version of the tax plan

Guests:

Caroline Heldman, associate professor of politics at Occidental College and author of “Protest Politics in the Marketplace” (Cornell University Press, 2017)

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University; he tweets

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