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POLITICO Playbook: Crisis

Presented by */ ]]> Speaker Nancy Pelosi is essentially in open war with President Donald Trump. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY IS THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN A STATE OF CRISIS? … There’s no doubt we have gotten [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump on whether he’s worked for the Russians: ‘Most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked’

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump didn’t answer yes or no when asked Saturday if he was working or had ever worked for Russia. | Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY SUNDAY SIREN — WAPO’S GREG MILLER: [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump’s one way out

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump speaks while departing the Capitol after a Senate Republican Policy lunch on Wednesday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY SHUTDOWN … DAY 20 … TRUMP’S ONLY WAY OUT … THERE [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump vs. Schumer and Pelosi

Presented by */ ]]> The big question: How far will President Donald Trump go during his address to the nation tonight? Will he declare a “national emergency”? | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images THE SPLIT SCREEN … PRESIDENT [...]

POLITICO Playbook: W.H.’s new strategy: Humanitarian and security ‘crisis’ at the border

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a meeting with Congressional leaders about ending the partial government shutdown on Jan. 4. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY SHUTDOWN … DAY 18 [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Is this the dark before the light?

Presented by */ ]]> Fog covers the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 28. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO DRIVING THE DAY SHUTDOWN … DAY 17 … The one positive element our sources took out of yesterday’s meeting at the White House is that [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Shutdown Day 16: Zero progress

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump, en route to Camp David, speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY NEW: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP spoke to reporters as [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi returns

Presented by */ ]]> Nancy Pelosi returns to the speakership in a uniquely powerful position, especially when considering that many Democrats just waged a campaign that included sharp criticisms of her. | Win McNamee/Getty Images DRIVING [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Welcome back … Shutdown, Day 12

Presented by */ ]]> The calculus by the president and many of his allies is that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is in a jam, and cannot sustain a no-money-for-a-border-wall position. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images DRIVING [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Did Trump blow the shutdown?

Presented by */ ]]> Some of President Donald Trump’s closest allies on Capitol Hill and in D.C. are wondering why he didn’t instruct GOP leadership to keep Congress in town until they secured a government funding deal. [...]