Molly Ball is a journalist who covers national politics. Currently, she is National Political Correspondent for TIME and an analyst for CNN. Previously, Ball was a staff writer for The Atlantic, and before that she worked for the Atlantic, Politico, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Las Vegas Sun, and the Cambodia Daily. Ball was raised in Idaho and Colorado. She received her degree from Yale University, and she was a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan in 2009, where she studied economic policy.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi elicits strong opinions from the left and the right. But who is she* really? *Molly Ball, Time magazine’s national political correspondent and a political analyst for CNN, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about Pelosi’s journey to becoming arguably the most influential woman in American political history. Her new biography is called“Pelosi.”
On the Gist, Tara Reade again.In the interview, journalist Molly Ball is here to discuss Pelosi, her new biography of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She and Mike talk about Pelosi’s past, how she wields her power, and why she’s so smart when it comes to making a deal.In the spiel, lobstar of the antantwig. Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Molly Ball, political correspondent for TIME, discusses her new book, Pelosi, about Nancy Pelosi’s rise to power, as part of our ongoing series celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage, 'Keep It 100.' 
'Time' correspondent Molly Ball says the key to the speaker's success is her mastery of the inside game in politics — building relationships, counting votes, plotting strategy and working around the clock. Ball's book is 'Pelosi.' Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the album 'Liberty' from the Dayna Stephens Trio.
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