The Heat: U.S. Politics

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The U.S. government is headed toward a shutdown on September 30th unless Congress reaches a deal on federal spending by then. Tensions erupted as House Republicans met behind closed doors on Thursday, the latest sign of deep divisions within their own party. Meanwhile, Republican candidates sparred in their second presidential debate.

We’re taking a closer look at what’s going on in Washington with guests: 

  • Brittany Lee Lewis is a political analyst and Ph.D. candidate at George Washington University.
  • Atiba Madyun is the founder and president of Party Politics US.
  • Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist. 
  • Eleanor Clift is a political columnist with The Daily Beast.