The Times podcast: D.C.’s secretive VP power lunch

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris after having their first weekly lunch on Jan. 23, 2021.
(The White House)

For decades, weekly lunches between the American president and his vice president have piqued the interest of D.C. insiders. Today, we take a look at this unique tradition and examine what the most exclusive meal in D.C. tells us about the evolution of the vice presidency. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times White House reporter Noah Bierman

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