National Politics; City Council Leader; Super Bowl; California Drought; Anna Quindlen; Open Phones

Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels.

Mara Liasson, NPR national politics correspondent, analyzes the national political news. Plus: City Council Deputy Majority Leader Brad Lander talks about leadership, Super Bowl week kicks off, California suffers a drought, Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen discusses her latest novel, and open phones.