Monday Morning Politics; The Rise of Jared Kushner; Updates on Syria; Democracy in Decline

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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Mike DeBonis, Congress and national politics reporter for The Washington Post, and Jennifer Bendery, White House correspondent and congressional reporter for The Huffington Post, discusses the latest in political news.
  • Andrew Rice, contributing editor at New York Magazine, discusses the growing role and influence President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has in the new administration.
  • Kori Schake, research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, discusses the current situation in Syria.
  • Brian Klaas, fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, consultant and the author of The Despot's Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2017), looks at global trends toward authoritarianism.