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California Democrats Wary of GOP's Federal Clout

Democrats are in charge in California, while the federal government is now largely Republican. Some Californians are wondering if the state's issues can get a serious hearing in Washington as a result. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.

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Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In 2015, she was named one of the nation's top "Influencers in Aging" by PBS publication Next Avenue, which wrote "Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging."