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Week in politics: The on-again, off-again NK summit, Chinese tariffs, lookahead to the CA primary election and more

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) and White House lawyer Emmet Flood (L) arrive to attend a briefing with members of the so-called 'Gang of Eight' at the U.S. Capitol May 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of senators requested a briefing from Coats, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray and other intelligence officials about the FBI's use of a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation. The "Gang of Eight" consists of the top Republican and Democratic members of the House and Senate intelligence committee as well as congressional leaders from both parties.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) and White House lawyer Emmet Flood (L) arrive to attend a briefing at the U.S. Capitol May 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable tackles the headlines you might’ve missed over the long weekend and previews what’s to come this week in national and state politics.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable tackles the headlines you might’ve missed over the long weekend and previews what’s to come this week in national and state politics. Here's what's on the agenda today:

  • Latest on the North Korea summit latest 

  • Trump admin said Monday it would move ahead with China tariffs, on Friday cuts deal with ZTE

  • Mueller probe latest (Trump claimed Tuesday that the investigation would interfere w/ midterm elections to help Dems)

  • Trump signed orders Friday to make it easier to fire federal workers

  • Group of Republicans are starting a push to re-ignite the discussion on repealing the Affordable Care Act

  • June 5 primary preview – (new poll for 2nd place in gov’s race, plus a look at whether Travis Allen should step aside to allow consolidation of GOP support behind John Cox and what impact that’d have)

  • New USC poll on support for bullet train 

Guests:

Bill Burton, Democratic political strategist with the firm SKD Knickerbocker and former deputy White House press secretary for Barack Obama; he tweets

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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