Public Programs

Getting to the Point with the authors of "The Hill to Die On"


Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, coauthors of Politico Playbook, will join Steve Scully, Political Editor, C-SPAN, 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.

A book signing will follow and copies of “The Hill to Die On” will be available for purchase at the Institute’s gift store on the night of the program.

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Additional Resources

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