GOP Retirements Muddle Congressional Races

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the retirement of GOP representatives may help and hurt the Democrats’ chances of flipping those seats in the midterm elections. Certainly, the trend line for California Republicans has been straight downhill. Democrats now hold a 19-point…

Democrat Kevin de Leon’s role questioned after rommate accused of sex harassment

The Daily Democrat quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how California Senator Kevin de Leon handles allegations of sexual harassment in the state capitol. Political analysts say that even the appearance of an attempted coverup could be a black mark on the Los Angeles Democrat’s campaign for U.S. Senate, which is…

Adam Schiff’s star turn sparks buzz at California convention

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Representative Adam Schiff’s long-term political aspirations. …few on Capitol Hill embody the “streetcar theory of politics” more than Schiff, she said. That theory is: “You’ve got to be on the right corner, with the right change, at the right time — and the streetcar…

Federalism and the Battle for Partisan Power

We think we know how federalism works. Republicans believe in states’ rights, and Democrats want a strong federal government, right? Not so fast. New research reveals a whole different tug of war playing out on Capitol Hill. Our legislators don’t always do what they say, but they do have a strategy to design and implement our laws. It turns out that federalism is ground zero in their battle for partisan power—and now we finally know how the game is being played.

In this episode, we go behind-the-scenes with the researcher who uncovered these terms of engagement, Pamela Clouser McCann.

Russia probe could be a Senate springboard for Adam Schiff

POLITICO report indicates Adam Schiff is a fast-rising star in the Democratic party.  Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst and professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, said Schiff has catapulted in record time from locally known House member to “symbol of [the] anti-Trump movement, and from the nation’s largest anti-Trump…