News with Ed -- January 17, 2018

‘His New Year’s message was extremely conciliatory’ – policy specialist

North and South Korea will organize a joint women's ice hockey team to participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea later this year. They will also march in the opening ceremony together under a joint flag. For more on this, RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by Sourabh Gupta, policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.

Debate: Who will come out on top in budget showdown?

As a government shutdown looms, the Trump administration wants to extend funding until February 16, offering Democrats a six-year deal on the CHIP program while keeping DACA negotiations open. RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by Holland Cooke, host of the Big Picture, and John Loudon, former Missouri state senator.

Senator calls out Trump for confrontations with media

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a fellow Republican, has accused President Donald Trump of shutting down freedom of speech and abusing the truth. For more, RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media.