Today, there's good news out of Washington, D.C. In a rare show of bipartisanship — the Senate managed to reach an agreement that keeps the government open for two years, not two weeks. The plan would boost military and non-defense spending by $300 billion and includes more than $80 billion in disaster relief. Though the House already passed its own spending bill, the Senate version still needs approval. House conservatives are expected to balk at the idea of raising the debt ceiling and Democrats say they're holding the line— no DACA, no deal. Chief of Staff John Kelly added his voice to the mix, calling Dreamers “lazy” and telling them that they “should have probably gotten off the couch and signed up.” What happened to the President urging unity at the State of the Union? And what’s next? Jim Braude was joined by Lauren Dezenski, a POLITICO reporter, freelance journalist Joanna Weiss, and State House News Reporter Andy Metzger to discuss.
Jenifer B. McKimMay 20, 2018 09:48 PM
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Molly BoigonMay 18, 2018 03:46 PM
BPR Full Show Post: 05/18This is the full episode of Boston Public Radio from Friday, May 18, 2018.
Amanda McGowanMay 18, 2018 03:37 PM
It's A Limberjack Takeover On BPR's Friday News QuizTwo musicians and the limberjacks they made, inspired by Jim and Margery, faced off on our News Quiz.
Brendan DeadyMay 18, 2018 10:49 AM
Battle Of The Bridge: A Sit Down With Quincy Mayor Tom KochQuincy's mayor says his city won't blindly accept Boston's attempts to rebuild the Long Island Bridge.