Ballot Talks: What’s ahead for Congress, then a Kim Davis update

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Guests: Kelsey Snell, David Lightman, Jeffrey Rosen

In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: we’ll speak with two congressional reporters, KELSEY SNELL from The Washington Post and DAVID LIGHTMAN of McClatchy Newspapers, about the recently convened session of Congress. Another shutdown looms as the two parties struggle to reach an agreement on spending, including funding for Planned Parenthood, while the debate over the Iran nuclear deal continues. Then, we discuss the legal and constitutional bases for the jailing and subsequent release of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. JEFFREY ROSEN, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joins us to clarify the situation.

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