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Congress Scrambles To Avoid Shutdown

In this Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, despite signs stating that the national parks are closed, people visit the World War II Memorial in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP)
In this Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, despite signs stating that the national parks are closed, people visit the World War II Memorial in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP)

With guest host John Harwood.

The shutdown showdown — as a DACA deal fades, Republicans are scrambling for a strategy to keep the government open even if it’s for only one month.

This show airs Thursday at 10 a.m. EST.

Guests:

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Washington correspondent for the New York Times. ( @SherylNYT)

Thomas Davis, director, federal government affairs at Deloitte, a global consulting firm. Former Republican member of the House of Representatives.

Steve Israel, political commentator for CNN. Former Democratic member of the House of Representatives. ( @RepSteveIsrael)

From The Reading List:

New York Times:  As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks For Both Parties — “President Trump’s incendiary words about immigration have dampened the prospects that a broad spending and immigration deal can be reached by the end of the week, raising the possibility of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences for lawmakers in both parties.”

Crisis governance is back. If Congress and President Trump can’t agree on a budget plan by midnight Friday, the federal government once again will shut down. Will that actually happen, even in an all-Republican Washington? Haven’t politicians learned? How did we get here? We’ll talk with a top reporter and two former lawmakers who’ve been through it.  This hour, On Point: will we learn that government can’t govern – again? — John Harwood

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