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Week in politics coming out of Hurricane Irma




People wade through a flooded neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 11, 2017, after Hurricane Irma hit Florida.
People wade through a flooded neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 11, 2017, after Hurricane Irma hit Florida.
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Hurricane Irma continues to batter the Florida peninsula as it makes its way into the southeastern United States.

National Hurricane Center models show what’s left of Irma making its way northwest across Georgia and Alabama and potentially even as far north as western Tennessee and Kentucky. As of AirTalk Monday, the storm is swirling above eastern Georgia and South Carolina, bringing wind and heavy rain to cities like Macon, GA and Charleston, SC. Millions across Florida remain without power as cities like Naples and Miami begin to survey the damage while others like Jacksonville are still flooding, though the extent of the damage in many areas is still unknown.

In our weekly political roundtable, Larry and AirTalk’s political experts look at how Congress plans to find money for Irma relief with FEMA running low after Harvey.

Plus, we’ll explore the implications of President Trump’s debt relief deal with Democrats and what it means for Republicans, recap former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon’s “60 Minutes” interview, speculate on what might happen if one Congressional faction were to go rogue on tax reform and forecast troubles on the horizon for Democrats in 2018 and 2020.

Guests:

Gene Wexler, reporter/anchor at News 96.5 WDBO in Orlando, FL; he tweets @GeneWexler

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; he is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush