‘Inside Politics’ forecast: 2017’s top sto…

‘Inside Politics’ forecast: 2017’s top sto…


– Each week, “Inside Politics”
brings you a bit of tomorrow’s news today, as our
reporters share a tidbit they’re working
on or scoop they’re hearing from their sources. Since today is the
first of the new year, let’s find out what stories
have caught their eye for 2017. Matt, we’re going
to start with you. MATT: So, Donald
Trump and change. He is a radical departure, as we
know, from just about anything we’ve seen in modern politics. And so 2017, to me, is going
to be marked by change, and sort of him taking over
these things like a state dinner, the White House
Correspondents’ Dinner, the press conferences,
tweeting, his relationships with Congress. I think he is so unconventional,
and he’s taking over an office that is steeped in tradition. So the question
is, how much will he conform to these offices,
and how much will he upend them. And we saw a little bit of
both during his transition. And Barack Obama, also a
transformational figure, found out how hard it was to
actually change this town. So I think that the story,
for me, watching 2017 is Donald Trump
and can he change. – Yeah, how much
change can he bring. Jackie? JACKIE: When Obama was elected,
Republicans very quickly made themselves a force
to be reckoned with, and not– and could
not be ignored. Can Democrats do
the same in 2017, and who is going to emerge
as the leader of that effort. And They’re about
to watch everything they hold near and dear either
changed or dismantled entirely. How hard are they
going to fight, and will they be effective in
getting their way on anything. – It’s certainly a position
they didn’t think they’d be in. Domenico? DOMENICO: Well, Matt mentioned
change, and Trump and change. I’m looking at
White House changes. You know, Reince Priebus,
the chief of staff, as well as Sean Spicer,
the new press secretary have promised all kinds
of different changes to the protocol at
the White House. They haven’t been specific about
what they would wind up doing, but things like
press conferences and assigned seating, which
sounds kind of arcane, but actually started in 1981
as a way for administrations, both Republican and Democratic,
to not show favoritism, or an appearance of favoritism
toward any specific reporters. But what’s gotten under the skin
of some of the Trump transition officials is that they think
that a lot of reporters do a lot of showboating
in the White House. – No. DOMENICO: Mostly
TV reporters here. So look, if NPR
gets more questions, maybe I’d be OK with it. – Right. Karen, what about you? KAREN: Well, I don’t know. After two solid years of
politics, politics, politics, I’m kind of in the
mood for policy. So, I’m really anxious
to see what repeal and replace Obamacare
actually looks like. Do the Republicans have a plan? Will they be able to come up
with a plan that can actually cover all these people who– 20
million or so who have gotten benefits under it, but also
can the Democrats face up to the fact that there have been
some problems in affordability and sort of the scope
of coverage of Obamacare as it stands, I mean, is the
fact that 20 million people could be losing
benefits, is that going to be enough to
finally actually force the two parties to sit down
at the table and talk policy. – That is– we’ll see. I mean, that’s kind
of unimaginable. Thanks very much for spending
the first day of 2017 with us. John will be back
at the anchor desk this Tuesday for “Inside
Politics” at noon. “State of the Union”
with Jake Tapper is next.

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7 thoughts on “‘Inside Politics’ forecast: 2017’s top sto…

  1. IMPEACHMENT, they forgot the obvious one. And, how about the part where MSM becomes the 4th estate and gives up their "news-actor" roles?

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