The "Politics Shutdown" Edition

The "Politics Shutdown" Edition

The ITS Café

The ITS Café

“That has been the hallmark of the Trump presidency — a series of cases where Trump has claimed national security reasons for doing something that stretches the powers of the presidency.” — Will Truban

How could President Trump get his border wall? Who’s in the running for the Democratic Nominee in 2020? Will there be a Republican challenger to Donald Trump in the next election? Dive into a deep conversation on the politics of the U.S. government shutdown with Cameron Vaské and Will Truban.

The ITS Bookshelf:

- Vice, directed by Adam McKay

- Crunch time: Germany and Europe after Mattis, by Senior Fellow Josef Janning (ECFR)

- F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia, by Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt, and Nicholas Fandos (New York Times)

- Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez, by Rachael Bade and Heather Caygle (Politico)

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The "China Connectivity" Edition

The "China Connectivity" Edition

The Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Events and Lessons in 2018

The Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Events and Lessons in 2018