As the partial government shutdown continues into 2019, many are already looking ahead to 2020 — including recently re-elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Warren's announcement Monday that she had formed a presidential exploratory committee makes her the first of a potential slew of Democrats considering challenging President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, another politician with Massachusetts ties is starting off the new year making headlines. Former Gov. Mitt Romney kicked off his tenure as the new Republican senator from Utah with a biting op-ed against the president’s moral character.

Jim Braude was joined by former Massachusetts co-chair of the Trump Presidential campaign Geoff Diehl, who ran for Senate against Warren in November, and Steve Kerrigan, former CEO of the Democratic National Convention and president of Obama's Inaugural Committee.