Reagan column: It’s hard to get away from today’s national politics

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks with Stephen Colbert during a taping of “The Late Show” on Tuesday in New York. The New York Democrat announced that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for President in 2020. Even late-night comedy shows are vehicles for political discussion now.

Scott Kowalchyk, CBS

The partial government shutdown — and who’s to blame for it, who’s being hurt most by it and who’s going to blink first — is the top topic on television, cable, talk radio, the internet and in the papers.

It’s so pervasive in all the news media it feels like you’re watching a daily “Groundhog Day” movie about partisan politics and biased journalism. Everyone who is interviewed about the shutdown on Fox, CNN, NBC and elsewhere says the same predictable things over and over.

If Republicans are asked who’s to blame, it’s Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. If a Democrat is asked, they blame President Donald Trump and Republicans.

You already know by now nearly everything you’re going to…

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