Last week, the "skinny" repeal of the Affordable Care Act died a buzzer-beating (and perhaps temporary) death on the Senate floor. The Ringer's Bryan Curtis notes that, "Minus the life-and-death part, it had the feel of an unexpectedly competitive Pac-12 football game that the country noticed in installments."
And: We've been told for years that Donald Trump is a dealmaker, right? The Negotiator in Chief? A salesman to make Alec Baldwin's Glengarry Glen Ross character proud. Through that lens, National Review's Kevin Williamson finds a different corollary: Jack Lemon's sad sack Sheldon Levine.
And finally: You may have heard: Reince Priebus is out, and Secretary John F. Kelly is in. We look at the role of the chief of staff with Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.
- Bryan Curtis - Editor-at-large at The Ringer
- Kevin Williamson - Roving correspondent for National Review
- Chris Whipple - Author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.