The Rundown- Weds 12/20/17:Historic tax reform! But is gov't shutdown next?

I've been trying to arrange this interview for nearly a year and it's happening at 8:06 AM Wednesday: Clarence Moses-El was unjustly imprisoned for 28 years for a crime he didn't commit, in part because the victim saw him as the perpetrator in a dream she had while in the hospital under the influence of strong pain medications. Mr. Moses-El has filed suit against the Denver District Attorney's office for his suffering, and I don't blame him. Indeed, the city should settle before this even goes to trial. More here:

https://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/14/clarence-moses-el-retrial-verdict/

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/15/clarence-moses-el-civil-rights-lawsuit-malicious-prosecution/

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At 7:06 AM we'll talk with economist Dan Mitchell, but not just about the GOP tax reform bill. We'll also discuss the war on drugs and how the US can learn lessons from Portugal.
https://fee.org/articles/lessons-from-portugal-about-ending-the-drug-war/


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke about the Republican tax reform bill before and after its passage in the House of Representatives, although due to a couple of errors in the bill (provisions which violate Senate rules and which therefore must be removes) the House will have to vote again tomorrow:

The Democrats will do everything they can to immediately switch the conversation to government funding, and try to force a shutdown while also trying to get the public to blame the GOP for such a shutdown. That said, there is a really big debate within the GOP on two big things going into this gov't funding bill: Whether to include $81 billion for natural disaster aid without offsetting the costs elsewhere, and whether to including ongoing "CSR" payments to insurance companies to subsidize health insurance costs -- payments which a federal court has already ruled to be illegal.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/politics/government-shutdown-republicans-congress/index.html


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