The Times podcast: The best and worst in 2022 politics

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Mitzi Rivas, left, hugs her daughter Maya Iribarren during an abortion-rights protest at San Francisco City Hall in June following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
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Ukraine, abortion, midterms, racist tape leaks — 2022 was a lot, politically. We gather our newsroom experts to break down the year. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times U.S. Supreme Court David G. Savage, California politics columnist Mark Barabak, and L.A. city politics reporter Julia Wick


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