Washington is in crisis over budget and Mattis’ resignation

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President Trump is predicting a partial government shutdown if he doesn’t get $5 billion to build his border wall. Lawmakers have until tonight to pass a bill to keep the government running. Right now, the odds aren’t looking good. Also, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is resigning -- apparently over Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan. Mattis was often described as “the grown up in the room.”

Credits

Guests:
David Sanger - National Security Correspondent for the New York Times - @SangerNYT, Molly Reynolds - Brookings Institution - @mollyereynolds

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer