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Week In Politics: Mexican Tariff Showdown, 2020 Presidential Candidate Check Ins And More

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves as he arrives to a rally to 'defend mexican dignity' in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on June 8, 2019. - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday hailed his government's deal to avert US tariffs in return for curbing migration, saying "there will not be an economic or financial crisis in Mexico." (Photo by Guillermo Arias / AFP)        (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves as he arrives to a rally to 'defend mexican dignity' in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on June 8, 2019.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

Here what we’re following this week:

  • Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler announced that he’s reached an agreement with the DOJ, ahead of the contempt vote

  • President Trump’s Mexico tariff deadline is today. Even though Trump announced that the U.S. reached a deal with Mexico, the threat of tariffs looms   

    • One analysis from the WSJ says that Trump thinks threats create leverage, but how effective are they?

  • 2020 Check-in:

    • Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden switched gears on the Hyde Amendment. Is he moving towards the progressive left?

    • Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Biden both released climate change proposals. How are the presidential candidates differentiating themselves on climate change?

    • Plus, Warren has branded herself as the candidate with a plan. How is this strategy playing out?

    • During an address in South Carolina, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) defended her record as a prosecutor.

    • A new poll shows that 62 percent of registered female voters are unlikely to support Trump in his bid for the second term

Guests:

Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro, professor of political science and chair of gender studies at USC; she tweets

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University; he tweets

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