The Heat: U.S. Politics

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Political change in Washington. Republicans win back control of the House. And a leading Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, is stepping aside.  

Republicans have won back control of the U.S. House of Representatives by a small margin following the midterm elections. And, that means there will be a new House Speaker when the next Congress convenes in January.   

Current Speaker, Nancy Pelosi will be handing over the gavel to a Republican leader. And Pelosi also announced Thursday that she will not seek reelection to lead the House Democrats in the new session.  

Meanwhile, another major political announcement this week. 

Former President Donald Trump says he is running for the White House again. So, we have a lot to talk about. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.
  • Douglass Sloan is principal and senior political analyst at National Capitol Strategy Group. 
  • Rina Shah is a political analyst and current affairs commentator.  
  • Joseph Williams is a former senior editor with U.S. News & World Report.