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DC Roundup: Senate tax plan, expiring CHIP funding, the North Korea threat, and more




This photo taken on November 28, 2017 and released on November 29, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un signing an order document of a test-fire of the inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15.
This photo taken on November 28, 2017 and released on November 29, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un signing an order document of a test-fire of the inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15.
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There’s a lot going on in Washington as a December deadline creeps up on Congress.

As KPCC’s Michelle Faust reports, Congress has already missed a deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and California is on its last leg of funding for the program. It’s expected to lose $2.7 billion if a renewal doesn’t go through.

In other news, President Trump tweeted videos today which many have interpreted as holding anti-Muslim sentiments, Senate Republicans are getting closer to passing a tax plan, and North Korea executed another controversial missile test.

Guests:

Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast; she’s been following the story

Jim Walsh, Ph.D., international security expert and a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program