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Expect the view from Sacramento from bureau chief John Myers on Mondays and analysis of what’s going on in national politics from senior Washington correspondent David Lauter on Fridays. On Wednesdays, you’ll receive a spotlight on Vice President Kamala Harris’ role in the Biden administration from White House reporter Noah Bierman, alternating with an up-close look at the week’s best reporting from author Laura Blasey.

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John Myers joined The Times as Sacramento bureau chief in 2015 after decades in radio and television news. Before he came to The Times, he originated one of Sacramento’s first politics blogs, created California’s first politics podcast and moderated gubernatorial debates in 2010 and 2014.

Noah Bierman is a White House reporter for The Times, focusing on Vice President Kamala Harris. After joining The Times in 2015, he wrote for the paper’s national desk and covered the Trump administration. He previously worked for the Boston Globe in Boston and Washington, covering Congress, politics and transportation.

Laura Blasey is an editor on The Times’ newsletters team. She joined The Times in 2019 and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was a reporter at Newsday on Long Island, where she covered trending stories and produced audio for smart home devices.

David Lauter is The Times’ senior Washington correspondent. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He served as The Times’ Washington bureau chief from 2011 through 2020.

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