Tamara Keith and Joshua Johnson on Trump and recession fears, gun safety momentum

Tamara Keith and Joshua Johnson on Trump and recession fears, gun safety momentum

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NPR’s Tamara Keith and Joshua Johnson join William Brangham to discuss the latest political news, including policy proposals among 2020 Democrats, rumors of an upcoming recession and how a weakening economy could affect President Trump’s reelection and momentum for new gun security measures after El Paso and Dayton massacres. Read the Full Transcript William Brangham: And that brings us to Politics Monday. I’m here with Tamara Keith from NPR. She also co-hosts "The NPR Politics Podcast." And Joshua Johnson, also from NPR, he’s the host of "1A." Welcome to you both, Politics Monday. It’s nice to have the public media gang around the table here. William Brangham: Joshua, let’s talk about — we saw some of the leading candidates and what they were up to this past weekend. But there are still a dozen-plus candidates who are trying to break out, to get their head above water, to get their name known. What do you make of the different efforts that these candidates are trying out? Joshua Johnson: Well, it is kind of hard for me to draw comparisons, because 2020 is going to be so different from 2016. You have got these debates, which have already started to have a little bit of a built-in attrition effect, where fund-raising and individual campaign contributions are going to play a factor. So we will see some attrition from that, if people just aren’t able to marshal enough grassroots support. Joshua Johnson: Also, we’re in a different calendar. Iowa, New Hampshire […]

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