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The hill to die on : the battle for Congress and the future of Trump's America / Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer.

Author/Creator:
Sherman, Jake S., 1985- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Crown, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 420 pages : 25 cm
Subjects:
United States. Congress -- Elections, 2018.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Case studies.
Elections -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Case studies.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Legislative Branch.
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century.
Summary:
"The startling inside story of Donald Trump's first two years, viewed from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle jockeyed for advantage as American politics reached a fevered pitch. Taking readers into secret strategy calls and closed-door meetings from the House to the White House, Politico Playbook writers Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer trace the strategy and the impulsiveness, the dealmaking and the backstabbing, in a blow-by-blow account of the power struggle that roiled the halls of Congress. Moving from the fights for advantage between Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer; to Mitch McConnell's merciless, Machiavellian handling of the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; to Paul Ryan's desperate, failed attempts to keep Mark Meadows from pushing Trump into a government shutdown over immigration, The Hill to Die On bristles with fresh news and tells the story of what really happened in some of the most defining moments our era. Like The West Wing for Congress, or Shattered meets This Town, The Hill to Die On tells an unforgettable story of politics and power, where the stakes are nothing less than the future of Congress and the fate of America" -- Publisher.
Contents:
The Hill
Not a Trump guy
"Fire Pelosi!"
Trump's Washington
Follow the money
The limits of Mitch McConnell's power
McCarthy and Scalise
"Three, three, three"
Zero tolerance
The tax bill
The president's watchmen
Purity
"I'll take the heat"
Family discussions
Storms brewing offshore
The discharge petition
Left and center
Going negative
The second seat
October
Election day
The speakership
Shutdown.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Palmer, Anna A. (Anna Alda), 1982- author.
ISBN:
9780525574743
0525574743
9780525574767 (ebook)
OCLC:
1089738549
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