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Week In Politics: Bolton’s Book, NY Prosecutor Firing, SCOTUS News And More

The upper section of the arena is seen partially empty as US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
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The upper section of the arena is seen partially empty as US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come. Here are the headlines that we’re following this week:

  • Former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book portrayed a president solely interested in his own gain. Some on the right are angry he’s speaking out. Some on the left are angry he didn’t speak out during the impeachment hearings. At this point, will there be any political repercussions?

  • After a weekend of conflicting statements from Attorney General William Barr and  Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, the prosecutor who was looking into Trump’s associates has agreed to leave his job

  • Trump’s rally in Tulsa

    • Assessing the president’s response to the unrest in the country.

  • 2020:

    • Senator Amy Klobuchar withdrew herself from VP consideration to make space for a black woman pick

    • Trump campaign now wants to debate Biden, asks for influence over moderator choices

  • SCOTUS

    • After SCOTUS DACA win for Dreamers, Trump tweeted Friday that he will try to end the program again

    • The Supreme Court didn’t take up several 2nd Amendment cases

    • Some on the right are frustrated with Trump’s Justice pick Gorsuch

  • How have Americans views shifted on policing? And if so, how far?

  • Rep. Schiff and Senator Warren dropped their endorsements of Jackie Lacey in L.A.’s D.A. race. Meanwhile her competitor George Gascon got the support of Sen. Warren

Guests:

Elizabeth Spaldling, senior fellow at Pepperdine University’s school of public policy

Matt Barreto, professor of political science and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA and co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions; he tweets

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