New Year, New Congress, Same Stupid Trump Shutdown


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Happy New Year! There’s a new House majority in town, and their first order of business is forging a deal to reopen the government. Pressuring President Donald Trump to let go of his so-called border wall to end the shutdown may prove difficult, but Sam Berger and Jesse Lee—both senior advisers at the Center for American Progress and former officials in the Obama White House—are here for our first episode of 2019 to walk us through how we got here, why this shutdown is different from others in the past, and whom this political ploy helps (and harms).

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