1. Steny Hoyer after the meeting with Trump and top Republicans: "Almost everybody in the room ... believes that shutting down government is a stupid public policy." Via CBS.

The rhetoric by President Trump and his team reminds me of all that is going on in Iran right now which is again extremely unfortunate.     This is why a eye towards 2020 and the need to continue to make sure America is transformed is critical.   I will do my utmost as one simple member of the ordinary faces to do my part.   I also continue to be hopeful that somehow reason prevails over the ensuing days for the sake of all 325 Million Americans.