Republicans in Congress are scrambling to avoid a chaotic government shutdown that could overshadow their signature tax bill before it even gets signed into law.

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 41: Have We Lost Complete Faith In The Government?

Posted on · “If you have a shutdown unified government that is basically the cherry on the dysfunctional sundae that is Washington politics” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on the battle in Congress to pass a budget bill.

President Trump talks with journalists at the White House after signing the tax overhaul into law on Friday.

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 39: What Will Trump Do In 2018?

Posted on · “I think the idea that you’re going to shut down the government because of DACA is incredibly problematic for Democrats” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on the politics of Washington around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s Recent Executive Orders, & Bannon’s War On The GOP

Posted on · President Trump has signed several executive orders of late intended to reverse Obama-era policies. And the President's former adviser Steve Bannon says he'll wage war on the GOP establishment at the ballot box. We discuss these and other political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan.

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 21: New Direction In Afghanistan?

Posted on · “The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, their was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally (enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion – V.A. (respectful and strong). To bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!” - tweets from President Trump, with original typos

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