We talk to Martyn Iles, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, about e state of conservatism here in the U.S. and abroad in Australia. Plus: Mykala Steadman shares an inspiring story of perseverance at the Boston Marathon.

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The Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky analyzes the redacted report about the findings from special counsel Robert Mueller, and why it’s time to investigate why President Donald Trump was ever suspected of collusion in the first place.

We also cover these stories:
• Democrats are trying to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify in May.
• North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that protects the lives of abortion survivors.
• New York City is actually losing residents for the first time in recent years.

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Zach Mettler was apparently in quite a rush to see the world–he was born unexpectedly when he was just 29 weeks old, and a mere two pounds. The recent college graduate and Heritage Foundation intern shares how that shaped his views on abortion. Plus: We analyze a new video on the Green New Deal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

We also cover these stories:
• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a big change for US-Cuba relations.
• Federal prosecutors indicted 60 doctors and pharmacists on Wednesday for illegally giving out opioid prescriptions.
• The British government has announced that beginning July 15, only those 18 and older will be able to access porn online

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The fire at Notre Dame has been put out. The damage is extensive, but there are glimmers of hope even amid the destruction. Today, Monica Burke joins the podcast to share about the time she visited Notre Dame, and what its burning means for France, Christians, and the Western world.

We also cover these stories:
-Twitter cuts ties with Southern Poverty Law Center amid claims of racial harassment.
-President Trump says he has no concerns about the Mueller report’s release.
-Leaked documents show Mark Zuckerberg leveraged user data to fight rivals and help friends.
-House Democrats continue their hunt for Trump’s financial documents.

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With 2020 campaigns already ramping up, it looks like partisanship could be the norm for the foreseeable future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In today’s episode, Alexandra Hudson joins us to discuss the lost art of civility and the critical role it plays in helping us survive our disagreements.

We also cover these stories:
-Notre-Dame, the iconic cathedral in Paris, is engulfed by fire.
-Fallout continues from Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tonedeaf comments on 9/11.
-Mike Pompeo sees firsthand the devastation of Venezuelan socialism.
-Sen. Lindsey Graham puts together a serious immigration proposal.
-The Mueller report is set for release on Thursday.

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On today’s podcast, we’re talking to two enterprising reporters who spent the past few months contributing to The Daily Signal. We hear from Josh Nelson and Mykala Steadman about their Heritage Foundation internship experience, some of their favorite stories, and where they’re headed in the future.

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On today’s podcast, we speak to Donna Rice Hughes, president and CEO of “Enough is Enough,” an organization that works to make the internet safer for children and families, and Kassy Dillon, founder of the Lone Conservative and a rising superstar in the conservative movement.

We also cover these stories:
• The Justice Department announces a criminal charge against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.
• The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits decreased to a 49-and-a-half-year low last week.
• Senate Republicans are considering bringing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill to the floor for a vote.

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Could the manufacturer of the gun used in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting be sued? That’s what at stake in a new case that the Supreme Court has been asked to hear. Heritage Foundation legal expert Amy Swearer breaks down this case, plus what needs to be done to make our schools safe.

We also cover these stories:
• Attorney General William Barr addresses “spying” on Trump campaign during hearing.
• Sen. Bernie Sanders introduces Medicare-for-All legislation.
• New Zealand’s parliament has voted 119-1 to change its gun laws.

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Today we feature Genevieve Wood’s interview with Rep. Mike Johnson, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and Rep. Jim Banks. The two Republicans, who represent districts in Louisiana and Indiana respectively, talk about spending, the debt, and why it’s time to take these issues seriously.
We also cover these stories:

• President Trump says he’s not bringing back family separations.
• Attorney General William Barr testifies to Congress about the Mueller report.
• Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is backing reparations.

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Bianca Stanescu’s daughter, Selina, competes in high school track. But transgender athletes are now competing with Selina as well–and it could affect her future in the sport, as well as whether she’s seen by college recruiters. Plus: Jennifer Bryson, founder of Let All Play, discusses how biological males playing sports puts women at greater risk of injury.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization.”
• Rep. Doug Collins, the no. 1 Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, think it’s time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify.
• Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to expand voting rights–to prisoners.

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On today’s podcast, we’re featuring our colleague Genevieve Wood’s interview with professor and bestselling author Jordan Peterson. They talked about the rise of socialism in America, the importance of personal responsibility, and why Peterson’s message is resonating with so many people.

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As House Republicans attempt to force a vote on protecting babies born alive after abortion, activists from around the country came to advocate for these children’s lives. Rachel del Guidice speaks to the Balek family, who came from South Carolina to attend the event put on by Heritage Action, the lobbying and advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump is pulling back from his threat to shut down the border over massive flows of migrants.
• Senate Republicans voted to eliminate aspects of the filibuster for executive and judicial nominees.
• Sen. Ted Cruz is threatening legal action against Yale Law School, saying the school is blacklisting Christian organizations.

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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had to deal with plenty of liberal activists during his tenure. In an interview recorded at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker shares what he learned–and how to deal with a biased media.

We also cover these stories:
• The House Judiciary Committee votes to subpoena the Muller report.
• The NATO secretary general addresses Congress.
• New Mexico has officially ditched Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

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At 16, Casey Diaz went to prison for killing a man. The son of an alcoholic father, Diaz grew up in a rough neighborhood and first saw three men killed when he was eight. By the time he was 11, he joined a gang. But after years in prison, Diaz had a religious conversion—and inspired others to change their lives as well, including one of the founders of MS-13.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump is now saying health care will have to wait until after the next election.
• House Republicans want to protect babies born alive after abortion–and on Tuesday, they launched a discharge petition effort
• Democrat senators introduced new legislation to expand government-controlled health care options.

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Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Texas, joins the podcast to chat about how Republicans are trying to protect the lives of babies born alive after an attempted abortion, and how in his South Texas district, the border crisis is affecting people.

We also cover these stories:
• As the crisis at the border continues, Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen is sending back-up.
• White House employee alleges people who don’t meet criteria are getting security clearances.
• One Democrat is trying to rid of the Electoral College the old fashioned way — by introducing a constitutional amendment.

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On today’s podcast, we feature an interview with Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. Shapiro is the author of “Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation” and organizer of a world-renowned consumer technology trade show.

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There’s a conservative health care plan that could reduce costs and help Americans get better access to medical care. Marie Fishpaw, director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to share what lawmakers would have to change, and how the plan would work.

We also cover these stories:
• Republicans on the House Intelligence committee are calling on Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who chairs the committee currently, to step down from that position.
• The House of Representatives took a symbolic vote to condemn the president’s ban on transgender service members in the military.
• Eric Holder, former attorney general under President Obama, went after “make America great again” slogan, saying America really wasn’t ever great.

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Former prosecutor and Heritage Foundation legal expert Cully Stimson joins us to unpack what the police documents show about the Jussie Smollett case, analyze how the case was handled and the possible role a former Obama aide played, and share how there still might be one way to charge Smollett.

We also cover these stories:
• President Donald Trump wants Republicans to tackle health care again.
• The Trump administration is gearing up to send another man to the moon.
• Speaking about Anita Hill hearings, Joe Biden laments “white man’s culture.”

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Braeden Sorbo and Vittoria D’Addesi, who are both in Gen Z, share what their generation really thinks about politics. Braeden says he talks politics to other young adults while playing video games with them, and Vittoria shares how she handles being open about her political beliefs in her high school.

We also cover these stories:
• The charges against Jussie Smollett have been dropped.
• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces new steps the administration is taking to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions overseas.
• The media has learned nothing from the Mueller report’s findings.

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Can the Justice Department release the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller? What are the main takeaways from what we know of the report so far? Will the left have any basis to keep up the Russia collusion allegations? John Malcolm, a legal expert at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss.

We also cover these stories:
• Sen. Lindsey Graham, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, is now calling for added scrutiny of the FBI and Justice Department.
• Michael Avenatti was arrested and faces charges related to extortion and fraud.
• The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, has resigned.

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