Podcast: 2019-05-09 Checking the Checks and Balances

The Takeaway

Checking the Checks and Balances

As the fight between House Democrats and the White House continues to escalate, are the checks and balances between the branches of the government working? 

China Attempts to Undercut Trade Deal; Trump Promises New Tariffs

Negotiations appeared to have been going well, but the Chinese reportedly reneged on a series of key promises.

European Far-Right Leaders May Capitalize on the Rise of Spain's "Vox" Party

It's the first time a far-right party has gained seats since the fall of the dictatorship in 1975.

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