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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 45: Does The Budget Really Matter?

“I think by and large, this budget doesn’t matter” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on the latest budget deal from Congress


Under President Donald Trump's 2019 proposed budget released, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, U.S. government funding for the space station would cease by 2025.


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On Party Politics this week, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus are going to catch you up on the week’s political news:

  • Immigration Bill starts moving—DACA still in effect says judge?

  • The big dig— President Trump's infrastructure plan

  • House GOP look into former White House staff secretary Robert Porter

  • Portrait mania after the Obama’s are immortalized in paint form in the National Gallery this week

And finally, Brandon and Jay walk us through the particulars of the budget deal, budget item by budget item, but in a fun way! Don't forget to subscribe to our weekly Texas-centered episode too, you can get it on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email

Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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