The "Politics Shutdown" Edition
“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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