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Shutdown Is Becoming Biggest Legislative Skirmish Of Trump’s Two Years In Office

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer also discuss the latest on the Russia investigation, the Texas Legislature’s opening week and Beto O’Rourke growing a beard.


In this image from video, President Donald Trump speaks during a televised address from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.


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As the government shutdown nears a record-setting length, President Donald Trump and the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives continue to jockey over the construction of a billion-dollar border wall.

Following the dueling prime time addresses by Trump and the Democratic leaders, Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer highlight the politics of the biggest legislative skirmish of the President's two years in office.

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-Supreme Court takes gerrymandering case
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-Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dances her way into prime time

-Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner bows out of Chair role due to harassment allegations
-Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds released from jail in time for session
Revenue estimate from Comptroller Glenn Hegar – does Texas have enough money for all three priorities?
-Texas 86th Legislative Session opening week
-Beto O'Rourke grows beard and the Internet freaks out


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