Now in its 17th day, the partial government shutdown has threatened the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of government workers, funding for Native American tribes, tax refunds, food stamp benefits, and national park management. President Trump said he will give a prime-time television address tomorrow to once more push for funding for his border wall, a demand he has made a very public sticking point since his meeting with Democratic leaders in front of cameras in December. Trump also floated the idea of declaring a national emergency in order to get funding for the wall.

Jim Braude was joined by: Democrat Jesse Mermell, former communications director for Governor Deval Patrick; and Republican, former state Treasurer, and Trump supporter Joe Malone.