Episode 82: Shutdown Showdown

The White House and Congressional Democrats are no closer to ending the now-three week partial government shutdown. It seems very likely that 800,000+ furloughed federal employees will miss their next paycheck on Jan. 17. 

Other Americans could be impacted by the shutdown as well. Food-insecure families could be without food stamps, rent vouchers may not arrive in time, and tax refunds could be delayed for millions of households.

Today on Polilogue, we question if and when this standstill will be over. We also review a powerful interview with Sarah Huckabee Sanders on a show we normally don’t review: Fox News Sunday wit hChris Wallace !

As always, you can jump to a section of the show by using our available chapters:

  • Introduction

  • Highlight/Lowlight

  • Sarah Sanders Stumbles

  • Republicans Won’t Budge 

  • Democrats Stand Firm 

  • Early 2020 Candidates

  • Show rankings 

  • Closing

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