PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 21, 2018


Friday on the NewsHour, lawmakers scramble to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. Plus: Defense Secretary Mattis’ resignation reverberates globally, why Sen. Marco Rubio is ‘deeply concerned’ about Mattis’ resignation letter, what the defense secretary’s departure means for U.S. foreign policy, a landmark criminal justice law and Shields and Gerson on the week’s political news.

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