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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 20: Charlottesville

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” – Barack Obama quoting Nelson Mandela in the most-liked tweet ever according to Twitter.

Around 1000 people gathered in Minneapolis, MN to stand in solidarity with the city of Charlottesville, Virginia and to speak out against white nationalists who held a rally there. Vigils like this took place across the US this week.
Around 1000 people gathered in Minneapolis, MN to stand in solidarity with the city of Charlottesville, VA and to speak out against white nationalists who held a rally there. Similar vigils took place across the US this week.

On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus talk about these tumultuous topics in the week’s political news:

  • Is there no choice for Trump with regard to Obamacare? The Congressional Budget Office estimates premiums will sour if the president ends insurance subsidies
  • NAFTA gets a renegotiation—not a repeal
  • Executive order regarding Chinese trade practices
  • International Roundup: North Korea deescalates, while Venezuela is still in crisis

Then the profs talk about what happened this week in Charlottesville, Virginia at the rally held by white nationalists, the aftermath of violent clashes there, and what this means politically and socially for the country. By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!

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

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