It’s time for Episode 91 of the Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.
Datapoint: 14. Congress has 14 days to negotiate a new government funding deal before the government shuts down again. Democrats are insisting a DACA compromise has to be included in that deal. Trump has said if there's no wall, there's no DACA. All parties involved have a long way to go in two weeks.
Datapoint: 270. That's how many people, at the very least, are connected to the various Russia investigations, according to a POLITICO report drawn from congressional testimony, interviews, public court filings and more. The characters range from Mark Zuckerberg to Steve Bannon to Donna Brazile.
Datapoint: 84. That's the number of applause lines President Trump had in his first joint address to Congress. Trump more-or-less stuck to a script and left out most asides. Will he stick to the script in his upcoming State of the Union address Tuesday?