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May 13, 2019

Politico journalists to speak at Kennedy Institute, share inside account of key legislative battles from last two years

BOSTON - On Tuesday, May 14, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will host Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, coauthors of the Politico Playbook newsletter, for a discussion of their inside account of President Trump’s first two years in the White House as viewed from Capitol Hill. From negotiations with congressional leaders over the government shutdown to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, “The Hill to Die On” offers an inside look at the defining moments and power struggles that have roiled Congress under the Trump Administration.

Steve Scully, C-SPAN Political Editor, will moderate. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tuesday’s program is a part of the Kennedy Institute’s Getting to the Point series that convenes individuals with diverse perspectives to discuss current issues and challenges facing the nation. The series takes on various formats – from town halls to keynote lectures and panel discussions – and showcases speakers from all walks of life. Previous events have included discussions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza, MSNBC’s Katy Tur, The Daily Show’s Zhubin Parang, 19th U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and others.

Conversation with Politico Playbook coauthors Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer about defining moments on Capitol Hill since 2017.

Steve Scully, C-SPAN Political Editor, will serve as moderator.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Columbia Point Boston, MA

The program will be live streamed here.
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