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Barbara Boxer, John Chiang and Mimi Walters
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former California Treasurer John Chiang and former U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, from left, will serve as fellows at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future in the fall of 2020. (Photos/Courtesy of Boxer, Chiang and Walters)

Barbara Boxer, John Chiang, Mimi Walters join the Center for the Political Future

The newly named fall fellows, all veteran elected officials, will participate with center directors Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy in a series of online discussions about the 2020 election.

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LAT dornsife poll elections
Key findings from the national poll show Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump. The poll also gauges voters’ feelings about the Democratic race. (Illustration/Letty Avila, iStock)

Poll: Biden remains the Democratic favorite among likely voters

The latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll shows Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump.

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At what feels like a cultural and political turning point in America, the Center for the Political Future wants to reinforce the value of civilized dialogue between parties. (Illustration/Dennis Lan)

How the Center for the Political Future aims to unite a divided nation

How can a deeply polarized America be put back together? Experts at USC Dornsife’s Center for the Political Future are preparing the next generation of political leaders to listen, learn and respect the truth.