We got ourselves into this, and some researchers have a plan for getting ourselves out.
A new year is a good time to reset … but what if there are outstanding items from last year’s to-do list?
That’s the case for Congress, particularly GOP lawmakers who say they want to follow their tax bill with an overhaul of entitlements. And politicians in both parties need to huddle up and strategize ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, which could change the dynamic in Washington. Plus, special counsel Robert Mueller is far from finished with his investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to the Russian government.
We’ll check-in on some of the stories that are sure to shape 2018.
- Karen Tumulty National political reporter, The Washington Post
- Josh Kraushaar Political editor, National Journal
- Naftali Bendavid Editor and reporter, The Wall Street Journal; @naftalibendavid
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