Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 2: The Nuclear Option

Jay and Brandon talk about the “nuclear option,” explain the relevance of filibusters, and discuss how Neil Gorsuch figures into it all.


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Party Politics hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus
Party Politics hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus

On this episode of Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you these hot topics in political news:

  1. Foreign policy crises and Ambassador Nikki Haley’s role therein
  2. Trump’s latest tweet storm
  3. Changes to privacy laws with regard to Internet Service Providers

Then, they drill down on the politics behind the judiciary. What exactly is the “nuclear option”? What’s a filibuster? And how does Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch figure into all of this? Finally, they’ll tell why this is such an important topic to be in the know about. Don't forget to check out our Texas centric episode of Party Politics too!

Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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