Big Deals: Budget Breakthroughs, Boeing, Happy Birthday Simpsons

Big Deals: Budget Breakthroughs, Boeing, Happy Birthday Simpsons

Skimm This - December 17, 2019 - 11:55

The House just passed a budget bill to fund the federal government through next September. The budget was only possible after lots of behind-the-scenes dealmakings, and the finished product includes some measures on election security and gun violence research that could have a big impact. Meanwhile, Boeing says it’s pushing ‘pause’ on production of its 737 Max aircraft. We’ll break down why this plane has made major headlines this year, and what it means for the US economy that Boeing will no longer make it. Also on today’s show: why some Democrats are vying for the ‘impeachment manager’ track, and ‘The Simpsons’ turns the big 3-0.

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