On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we talk with Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., about how he is building bridges between conservatives and communities of color.

Walker spoke out against the chant “send them back,” directed at people like Rep. Ilhan Omar and is challenging his colleagues in Congress to reject such rhetoric.

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Youth vaping is a problem that President Trump wants to address. How exactly? One idea is to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Daren Bakst at The Heritage Foundation says that’s not the best way forward. Today, he joins the podcast to discuss the vaping controversy and what can be done to protect kids. Plus: Do conservative students have to lie about their views to make it through college? A new survey says that’s exactly what they’re doing.

We also cover these stories:
-House panel approves guidelines for an impeachment probe
-President Trump welcomes Supreme Court ruling on asylum rule
-Ben Carson is cleared of misconduct in furniture controversy

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Catherine Glenn Foster had an abortion when she was just a teenager. Today, she’s leading the fight against abortion as president of one of the nation’s largest pro-life groups. In this episode, she sits down for an exclusive interview to share about her story, what she’s doing now, and the recent achievements of the pro-life movement.

We also cover these stories:
-President Trump remembers 9/11 and warns Taliban
-Congressman-elect Dan Bishop credits Trump with helping him win a close race
-Trump voices concern over youth vaping, suggests government action

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For years, Dr. Kathi Aultman, an OB-GYN, performed abortions, believing she was helping women. Then, a trio of abortions she performed after having her first child left her unsettled–and put her on a different path. Now she is an advocate for giving medical care to abortion survivors, and an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

We also cover these stories:
• National Security Adviser John Bolton is out at the White House.
• The NRA is suing San Francisco over labelling the group as a terrorist organization.
• The first gay credit union is set to open soon.

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During the Obama administration, political appointees, not military members, drove the agenda. James Hasson, who served in the military during President Barack Obama’s presidency, talked to generals and other military leaders to get the inside scoop on what really happened in the military in the Obama era.

We also cover these stories:
• Border crossings are down, according to new government data.
• Almost all U.S. states have joined together to launch an antitrust probe into big tech companies.
• Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party suffered a major setback in a city-wide election in Moscow.

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We talk with CJ Pearson, a young conservative who has gained national attention for his activism.

Pearson has been conservative since 2nd-grade. Now a senior in high school, he is fighting back against left-wing progressive policies and working to educate young people on the power of free markets.

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Kelsey Bolar interviews Virginia Walden Ford, a mom of three whose activism brought school choice to the kids of Washington, D.C. Now her story is being made into a major movie, “Miss Virginia,” which will be released Oct. 18.

We also cover these stories:
• The Education Department is fining Michigan State University $4.5 million over its handling of sexual misconduct.
• The Labor Department reinstated a political appointee who had resigned over a sarcastic Facebook post that a reporter suggested was anti-Semitic.
• Walgreens is now following the trend set by other big retail chains in asking customers to no longer open carry firearms in their stores.

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Is Britain headed for a political crisis? As new Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights for Brexit to be implemented, he’s facing a wall of opposition from other government figures. The Heritage Foundation’s Nile Gardiner, an expert in British politics, joins us to discuss how Brexit could still happen on Oct. 31, what’s at stake, and what kind of leader Johnson is.

We also cover these stories:
• Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has withdrawn a controversial bill that would have allowed China to extradite people to the mainland.
• Following a similar move by Walmart, Kroger is asking customers to stop open carrying of firearms in their grocery stores.
• San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is now formally calling the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization.”

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“If you ask the question, ‘Who am I?’ — up until the sexual revolution, that was not a hard question to answer,” says Mary Eberstadt, author of the new book, “Primal Screams.” She joins the podcast to discuss identity politics, the “pre-rational emotional expressionism” present in our political discussions today, and more.

We also cover these stories:
• Walmart is changing its gun policies.
• Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he could schedule a vote on gun control legislation if the White House expresses support.
• Sen. Ted Cruz and activist Alyssa Milano are planning to have a meeting on gun control, after a series of tweets.

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Are the fires in the Amazon rainforest, dubbed the “lungs of the earth” by environmentalists, a crisis? The Heritage Foundation’s Nick Loris joins us to discuss what’s really happening—and add some much needed context.

We also cover these stories:
• Former FBI director James Comey mishandled sensitive, non-public information, according to a new government report.
• Senate Republicans are asserting that the Supreme Court will remain composed of nine justices.
• Kansas University professors are protesting Chick-fil-a.

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This week, we’re featuring a few top news itemS and then an episode of “Problematic Women.” Heritage Foundation scholar Romina Boccia talks about what it was like going through the citizenship process and what becoming a U.S. citizen means to her.
We also break down:

—Taylor Swift doubles down on her support for the Equality Act, calling out President Donald Trump and the White House.
—Planned Parenthood’s new ad campaign, “Bans Off My Body,” probably features your favorite band.
—The left’s politicization of billionaire philanthropist David Koch’s death.
—The College Board’s announcement that it won’t move forward with plans to include a “diversity score” with SAT testing.

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In the opening weeks of fall, a number of colleges now feature what they call “Sex Week,” during which risky and irresponsible sexual behaviors are encouraged and even facilitated. It’s a trend many parents will be stunned to learn about — to unpack the phenomenon, today we’ll hear from Kara Bell.

We also cover these stories:
• Two U.S. senators say they were denied visas to travel to Russia on a congressional delegation.
• Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s office rejected $22 million in aid money to help fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest.
• A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a recently passed Missouri law that banned abortion after 8 weeks.

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Greenland has enjoyed some unusual time in the spotlight. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump said he wanted to buy the mostly frozen island. Today we have an exclusive interview with Greenland’s foreign minister to Washington, Inuuteq Holm Olsen. Daniel had the chance to speak with Olsen earlier this summer about the historic ties between the U.S. and Greenland and what a closer relationship could mean. Plus: We talk about what a new poll says about the shift in American values.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump discusses having talks with Iran.
• Trump says he is an “environmentalist” when asked about climate change.
• Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., is resigning, announcing that he wants to spend more time with family after discovering his unborn ninth child has a heart condition.

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On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we talk with Charlie Copeland, president and CEO of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

ISI was founded in the 1950s by William F. Buckley Jr. and is an organization focused on providing college students with an educational background on conservative thought. Copeland weighs in on the state of high education today and what trends he is seeing across university campuses.

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Facebook hired former Sen. Jon Kyl, senior counsel at the firm Covington & Burling, to investigate allegations of anti-conservative bias at the social media company. In his first interview since the report’s release, Kyl tells The Daily Signal what he discovered and how Facebook should move forward. He also responds to criticism of the report. A transcript is available at DailySignal.com.

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Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue as China flexes its muscles and warns of an intervention. Today, we feature an exclusive interview with Alvin Yeung, a politician from Hong Kong who supports the protests and hopes to achieve reforms.

We also cover these stories:
• A new report shows the deficit is skyrocketing thanks to the new spending bill.
• The Trump administration is taking action to eradicate an immigration loophole.
• President Trump discusses the trade negotiations with China.

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Months after New York passed an extreme abortion law, one bookstore owner and pastor decided he has had enough. On a visit to Texas, Jon Speed got a glimpse of a better life–and decided to go for it. Plus, we discuss the similar case of a California business owner who’s also leaving.

We also cover these stories:
• New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, are suing the Trump administration over its immigration policies.
• President Trump tweets, “I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long.”
• A new report examines whether Facebook is biased against conservatives.

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College campuses are known for radicalism — but more and more mainstream colleges are bending to identity politics and woke activism. Recently, Penny Nance, the president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, attended her son’s student orientation at Virginia Tech, where gender ideology was a dominant theme — pronouns and all. Read the interview, posted below, or listen on the podcast:
We also cover these stories:
• Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting chief of the Bureau of Prisons in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide.
• Planned Parenthood will not follow the new Title X regulations, and so so will no longer receive tens of millions of government funding.
• President Trump is calling for a lawsuit against Google.

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On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we talk with conservative activist Scott Presler about his recent work to cleanup the city of Baltimore.

When President Trump tweeted that Baltimore was “a disgusting rat and rodent-infested mess,” Americans erupted with the usual torrent of opinions. Presler, however, was determined to do something about it. He organized a cleanup day in the city to pickup trash. It went so well that he has scheduled another one for Sept. 9.

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Free speech is increasingly under attack on college campuses — but if you think it’s bad here, look across the pond to Europe. Authorities over there are increasingly cracking down on so-called “hate speech” — a label that’s been applied to speech critical of Islam, homosexuality, and more. Paul Coleman, a British attorney who’s had a front row seat to this concerning trend, explains the origin of these hate speech laws and give his assessment about the future of free speech.

We also cover these stories:
• President Donald Trump says Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib should not be allowed to visit Israel.
• Hundreds of Chinese paramilitary forces gathered for drills in Shenzhen on Thursday, just across the border from Hong Kong.
• Reports about the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein find a curious fact about the condition of his body.

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