There were so many things to see and watch for during President Trump’s State of the Union message Tuesday night: his plan for the border wall, whether he would be bipartisan or defiant, and whether he would address the growing call among Democrats for investigations into his campaign and administration. There was also Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the newly-empowered Democratic majority in the House. And what about all the record number of new women in the chamber? Jonathan Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News, gives us his assessment.
The other big story of the week is the dramatic political troubles for the top three Democrats in Virginia government: Governor Ralph Northam, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring. Bob Holsworth tries to make sense of a disastrous week for the party.
And Brigid Harrison of Montclair State University has a report card for the latest entry in the Democratic presidential field, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
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Music used in this podcast:
I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty
Theme from New York, New York by Frank Sinatra