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Datapoint: 13. At the time of this conversation, a quarter of the federal government has been closed for 13 days. No missed paychecks for government workers yet, but there could be soon. White House reporter Nancy Cook joins the Nerdcast to discuss if there is an end in sight for the government shutdown.
Datapoint: 4. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will visit four cities in Iowa this weekend. That comes after her Monday announcement that she launched a 2020 exploratory committee. Senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian breaks down her potential presidential run. Then, politics reporter Alex Isenstadt explains what’s going on with Mitt Romney.
Check out the stories discussed in this episode of the Nerdcast:
No progress to end shutdown after Trump meets with Dem Leaders
Warren forms presidential exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 bid
Warren plans four city Iowa visit this weekend
Romney broadside strokes Trump camp’s suspicions about 2020
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