After weeks of political infighting and cross-party jabs, the House and Senate are expected to approve a short-term spending bill that would avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. However, the stopgap measure would simply punt the issue for another three weeks, and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has voiced frustration that a long-term solution has not been reached. We’ll talk exclusively with the Majority Whip, Rep Steve Scalise (R-LA) who is responsible for “whipping up” votes for his party in the House.
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The annual Conservative Political Action Conference convenes this week, an event that has become a must stop for any Republican with presidential aspirations. Among the speakers is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who has taken a strong lead in Iowa polls among likely 2016 candidates, the state whose caucuses begin the presidential primary calendar. We’ll talk exclusively with Governor Walker about 2016, the right-to-work bill his state is tackling, and his ongoing fight over cutting aid to the Wisconsin university system.
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Georgia Congressman John Lewis (D) is the sole person still living today who delivered an address during the March on Washington in 1963. Now he is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the pivotal civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL. Rep Lewis sat down with Chris Wallace as our Power Player of the Week, to discuss his participation in that march 50 years ago, and what he plans to say when he returns to Selma this Saturday.