Party Politics

Trump Will Avoid A Second Shutdown But Will Also Declare A National Emergency At Border

Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus also analyze the growing field of 2020 candidates.

President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address at the United States Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Against the backdrop of a potential second shutdown, House and Senate leaders came up with a compromise funding bill to keep the government open. The White House said President Trump will sign the bill, but will also declare a national emergency to stop what the administration categorizes as a “national security and humanitarian crisis at the border.”

Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down what happened and what happens next in the wall debate. Also, a look at the current 2020 roundup of presidential candidates, from Senator Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut to Senator Kamala Harris’ pot smoking story.

Plus, the Democrats’ Green New Deal, the president’s physical, Dan Patrick and the Freedom Caucus on the border wall, and military veteran MJ Hegar looks to take on Senator John Cornyn. All that and more on this episode of Party Politics.

National Topics
-2020 roundup — Klobuchar makes a snowy debut, Kamala talks about pot
-Green New Deal — A viable plan or a progressive fantasy?
-Jeff Bezos v. David Pecker
-Trump is fit as a fiddle!
-The President comes to El Paso, Beto O’Rourke was waiting

Local Topics
-MJ Hegar looks to take on Cornyn
-SB2 — Property tax bill heads to Senate floor
-Is Texas Secretary of State nominee David Whitley in trouble?
-Texas Freedom Caucus proposes using Rainy Day Fund for wall
-Dan Patrick says border wall prevents beheadings!
-Harris County DA loses bid to add more prosecutors

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