Politini Recap: The Real Gatekeepers

How close is political fiction to reality?

With the return of House of Cards and more recently, Scandal, television political dramas seem to get people wondering– What really goes on in the White House?

How ruthless are D.C’s most strategic and influential power players on Capitol Hill? And how close (or far off) is political fiction from reality? In Politini’s most recent episode: The Real Gatekeepers we discover the truth about Washington politics and much more.

LISTEN: The Real Gatekeepers


Is THIS The New Normal?


Real life “gatekeeper” and legislative strategist, Nicole Issac, joined us to chat about what really goes on in the White House versus what we see on T.V.

As well as Nigel Stephens, Senior Manager of Government Relations for Accenture Federal Services.


Poliwood Round-Up


Our Poliwood Round-Up is now a new video series! Count down the latest stories and trends trends with us on theGrio.com and check back every Wednesday and Friday for new content!


Who’s Brining the FIRE?


This week two amazing and instrumental organizations are being recognized for their work in fighting injustice and for equality. Clap it up for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute!


Polinista of the Week


And lastly, but never least, our Polinista of the Week is Tina Tchen! She serves as the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and has been a contributor to the visibility of women of color in high powered positions.

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