Now, to be clear, the Trump economy is an an economy that Trump inherited. And just like his family inheritance, he seems to be going out of his way to squander it.
Yes, we do have very low unemployment, and there are a bunch of macroeconomic indicators that are very positive. The problem is, we've got very good reason to think the booming economy is not long for this world.
The president is projecting a message of strength on the economy as his 2020 pitch, does his staff believe that message is a slam dunk? Philip Rucker and Annie Karni detail reporting from inside the White House. (11th Hour)
A local school teacher confronted Iowa Senator at a recent town hall, sharing her emotional experience of preparing for an active shooter in her back to school training. Senator Ernst responded by talking about mental health, when she was met by chants from the crowd to 'do something!' Teacher Ellie Holland joins The Beat. (The Beat)
Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, talks with Rachel Maddow about a new rule from the Trump administration that will block clinics like Planned Parenthood that accept federal money from informing patients of their abortion options, and why Planned Parenthood is choosing to forgo the money rather than not give patients a full range of medical advice. (Rachel Maddow)
OPINION.Eric Garner decision: NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo fired, but justice still denied for Garner's family. Five years is how long it took for officials — a New York administrative judge, and on Monday, New York's police commissioner — to finally acknowledge what activists and politicians had been saying for years: that at the very least, Pantaleo did not deserve to serve as a police officer in New York. By Paul Butler, author of "Chokehold: Policing Black Men."
OPINION.Cruise ship nightmare: After measles, norovirus outbreaks, why does anyone still set sail? As an individual trained in microbiology and infectious diseases, what I see when contemplating such an excursion is the potential to be trapped with thousands of others in a confined space, suffering from gastrointestinal aliments like norovirus and E. coli, respiratory infections including influenza and chickenpox, or, as a recent Scientology cruise demonstrated, measles. And that just doesn't sound like a fun vacation to me. By Tara C. Smith, professor of epidemiology at Kent State University.
What to watch Tuesday
2020 Democratic candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, will address voters at the Native American Presidential Forum in Iowa Tuesday.