Washington Journal 01/13/2019 Political historian Matthew Dallek discusses the history of national emergencies, financial journalist Roben Farzad discusses recent volatility in the stock market, and bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses his new book "The First Conspiracy."

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    Washington Journal 01/13/2019

    Political historian Matthew Dallek discusses the history of national emergencies, financial journalist Roben Farzad discusses recent volatility in the stock market, and bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses his new book “The First Conspiracy.”

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    7:00 AM EST

    Open Phones

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on President Trump’s characterization of the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border as a national emergency. The federal government was beginning day 23 of a shutdown over the president’s demand for a wall at the southern border.

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    Matthew Dallek on History of National Emergency Declarations

    Matthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump considered that designation in response to congressional Democrats' refusal to grant his demand for funds to build a U.S-Mexico border wall. The government was in day 23 of a shutdown over the stalemate.

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    8:34 AM EST

    Roben Farzad on Recent Volatility in U.S. Markets

    Roben Farzad, who hosts a podcast focusing on financial news on NPR One, discussed the recent volatility in U.S. markets and his outlook for 2019.

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    9:06 AM EST

    Brad Meltzer on The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

    Brad Meltzer talked about his new book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, on the previously untold story about the men who plotted to assassinate the first president. He also commented on day 23 of the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S-Mexico border wall.