January 8, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 8, 2018 full broadcast, we discuss the latest in politics, including top aides taking to cable television over the weekend to defend President Trump's mental state, with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we take a closer look at lawmakers in high-cost, high-tax blue states looking for ways around the provision in the new Republican tax law that limits deductions on local taxes. And Derek Thompson of The Atlantic says inflation plays an important role when looking at factors that could determine whether U.S. economic growth continues in 2018. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on January 8, 2018.


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