The Times podcast: California’s unsinkable Katie Porter

California Rep. Katie Porter
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine) addresses a packed room at Kean Coffee in Tustin in 2019.
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California Rep. Katie Porter (D -Irvine) has been a political rock star ever since the progressive won the 45th Congressional District seat in South Orange County — long a bastion of conservative politics — in 2018. We talk to her about her Iowa roots, the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol invasion, her attempts at bipartisanship and the color of her favorite marker that she uses for her already-legendary whiteboard lectures during congressional hearings.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: 45th Congressional District Rep. Katie Porter

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