Are America’s best days behind it? Or is there a way to return to the values that our Founding Fathers and so many subsequent generations held? Tim Goeglein, co-author of the new book “American Restoration: How Faith, Family and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation” is an optimist about the future–believing Americans can rebuild their culture from the ground up, starting in their own neighborhoods.

We also cover these stories:
• Iran announces it has more uranium than was allowed under the Iran agreement.
• President Donald Trump is mad at New York state, which he says is targeting him unfairly.
• Sen. Ted Cruz calls for Justice Department to investigate after a journalist is attacked by Antifa.

Brent Bozell and Tim Graham of the Media Research Center discuss their new book, “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump.”

It is no secret that some of America’s most notable media personalities dislike President Donald Trump. Bozell and Graham have the research to prove it and break down why it’s so bad. They also reveal who tops the list and how the American people can find other sources of trustworthy news.

Today Daniel Davis sits down with The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Phillips, an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, to discuss what’s going on with Iran. Is war on the horizon? Why is Iran suddenly so aggressive? And what’s driving the conflict?

We also cover these stories:
• The Supreme Court hands down a major decision on gerrymandering.
• Twitter takes a step that could affect President Trump’s presence on the platform.
• Oregon GOP lawmakers aren’t showing up to work–because they’re trying to block a cap-and-trade bill.

Health care reform isn’t moving in Congress, but for Americans overall, it still registers as a top issue. Rep. Paul Gosar, a former dentist whose time in the practice has given him unique insights into health care reform, joins the podcast to discuss. Plus: A US soccer player won’t visit the White House, and a waiter spits on Eric Trump. What does it all say about our politics?

We also cover these stories:
• House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says he expects Robert Mueller to have “a profound impact” when he testifies before Congress on July 17.
• Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, vowed to resist the U.S. in the wake of new sanctions targeting him and other senior Iranian officials.
• Clint Eastwood will make a move in Georgia this summer, despite Hollywood’s cries to boycott the state over its pro-life law.

Republican Study Committee chairman Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, join us to share their thoughts on immigration, socialism, bipartisanship and more.

We also cover these stories on the podcast:
• President Trump sends a sharp warning to Iran.
• A British court overrules an earlier ruling requiring a mentally disabled woman to have an abortion.
• Illinois becomes the eleventh state to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

“What was pretty amazing to me … is just how bold these individuals are when they’re crossing the border, giving themselves up knowing that they’re going to get released and they’re going to get released into the United States and that they’re going to be able to disappear into the shadows of society,” says Brandon Judd, a Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council.

We also cover these stories:
• President Donald Trump is launching new sanctions against Iran.
• Britain is forcing a mentally disabled woman to have an abortion against her wishes.
• The NBA commissioner is suggesting the league move away from the term “owner.”

On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we feature an interview with Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. She explains how her organization took on the IRS and won an important victory in court.

Plus, American colleges and universities were at one time highly regarded and trusted institutions. Today, they are more often in the news for suppressing free speech and driving up student loan debt. We bring you a commentary from Lindsey Burke, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy.

U.S.-Iran tensions just reached a new level: Iran shot down an American drone. In today’s episode, we unpack the situation with Tom Spoehr, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense and a former Army general. Plus: Days after Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez compared U.S. border camps to Nazi concentration camps, a Polish member of Parliament is inviting her to Poland to potentially rethink her comparison. Rachel and Daniel discuss.

We also cover the following stories:
-Supreme Court rules the Peace Cross war memorial can stand
-Democratic staffer who attempted to doxx senators heads to prison
-Rhode Island legalizes abortion up to birth

High school track athlete Selina Soule lost her opportunity for an athletic scholarship when a male transgender athlete beat her in a contest. This week she filed a federal discrimination complaint, saying she was deprived of her Title IX rights. Listen to Kelsey Bolar’s exclusive interview with Soule. Plus: If you’re a young conservative activist (or if you know one), you might want to check out the Leadership Institute, a nonprofit group that’s training the next generation of conservative leaders. Stephen Rowe of the Leadership Institute joins us to share how he’s working to reach the next generation of conservatives.

Right now, there are a million illegal immigrants who have exhausted all their legal appeals–and yet still are living in the country, illegally, partially thanks to lackluster deportation efforts by the Obama administration. Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss what Immigration and Customs Enforcement can do, and how.

We also cover these stories:
• Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan steps down, and Army Secretary Mark Esper is named the new acting defense secretary.
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares migrant detention centers to concentration camps.
• Parkland student Kyle Kashuv reiterates how sorry he is for using a racist term, after Harvard rescinds his admission.

Daniel Di Martino grew up in Venezuela, and left the country as socialism was taking its grip. Now, he’s on a mission to convince young people that socialism is destructive. Our colleague and senior news producer Kelsey Bolar recently sat down with Daniel to hear his story, and today we share that exclusive interview. Plus: Great Britain is banning “harmful” gender stereotypes in advertising. That’s a move that would shock many Americans—but then again, we enjoy the First Amendment. Rachel and Daniel discuss.

We also cover the following stories:
-Iran says it will break its uranium stockpile limit in the next 10 days.
-The Supreme Court sends a wedding cake case back to Oregon.
-Nearly 2 million Hong Kong protesters take to the streets in opposition to the extradition bill.

On today’s episode we feature an interview with Julio Gonzalez, chairman of Engineered Tax Services, and Stephen Moore, a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Gonzalez and Moore discuss the benefits of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses.

We also share letters to the editor from our readers about Daily Signal reporter Fred Lucas’ recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. Your letter could be featured on our show; write us at or call 202-608-6205.

Connecticut has put in place diversity quotas for certain magnet schools, meaning the racial breakdown of those schools has to stay relatively fixed. That policy is backfiring on the state, which is now being sued by parents—largely African-American—saying that it adversely affects their kids. I recently sat down with Gwen Samuel, the plaintiff in that case, and today we’ll share that exclusive interview. Plus: CNN’s Jim Acosta says the media is doing a great job and there’s no bias. Rachel and I will discuss.

We also cover the following stories:
-President Trump sparks a furor with his election interference remarks.
-U.S. blames Iran for suspected attack on civilian oil tankers.
-Federal budget deficit grows 39% in first eight months of the year.