Rick Dearborn had a front-row seat to President Donald Trump’s first year in the White House. He led the White House transition team and then served as deputy chief of staff, before joining The Heritage Foundation. Dearborn shares his most memorable moments in the White House, and his perspective on how Trump can succeed moving forward. Plus: Chandler Thornton of the College Republican National Committee talks about his work wto grow the GOP on college campuses.

We also cover these stories:
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it’s not time for impeachment–yet.
• John Walker Lindh, who’s known as the American Taliban militant, is released from prison.
• Michael Avenatti is accused of stealing nearly $300,000 from Stormy Daniels.

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Surrogacy is touted by some celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, who have had two children via surrogates. But is it as safe as the media coverage suggests? Jennifer Lahl of the Center for Bioethics and Culture breaks down the medical risks the procedure has, as well as some of the legal and personal consequences surrogacy and egg donation have had for some.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump is done with dealing with Democrats, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggests a “cover-up.”
• Attorney General William Barr is fed-up with courts issuing nationwide injunctions on Trump administration policies.
• A investigation failed to determine whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wore blackface or donned KKK garb in his yearbook photo.

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Integration used to be a major goal of the civil rights movement. But today, in many places, resegregation is the growing trend — particularly on college campuses. A new National Association of Scholars report finds that 7 out of 10 colleges surveyed are having separate graduations for those of certain racial or ethnic backgrounds. Dion Pierre of the National Association of Scholars joins us to discuss.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump is expected to tap Ken Cuccinelli for a top immigration job.
• According to a new Gallup poll, 4 in 10 Americans embrace some form of socialism.
• Alabama’s public television network refuses to air children’s TV show episode featuring same-sex wedding.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., joins The Daily Signal to discuss the disconnect between her constituents in Washington state and Washington, D.C. Plus, she speaks about her efforts to reach out to high schoolers, social media, and the booming economy.

We also cover these stories in the podcast:
• U.S.-Iran tensions continue to simmer.
• Ford announces it’s slashing 7,000 jobs.
• State officials in Colorado and Maryland are banning government employees from traveling to Alabama for work purposes.

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On today’s show, we are featuring an interview with former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on her new book, “Find Your Way,” and her popular leadership podcast, “By Example.” Find out how to unlock your highest potential.

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Alabama is set for a legal showdown after passing a law that bans abortion. In this episode, Thomas Jipping unpacks what could come next and analyzes the prospects of overturning Roe v. Wade. Plus: Rachel talks to Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, about how abortion workers are leaving the industry because of the movie “Unplanned.”

We also cover these stories:
–Missouri and Louisiana race to follow Alabama by advancing similar restrictions on abortion.
–President Trump unveils his new immigration plan, which emphasizes skills over family ties.
–President Trump rebuffs claims that his White House is heading for war with Iran.
-The SAT will start giving students an “adversity score,” raising concerns about how merit is measured in standardized testing.

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“The most powerful thing is … more people who have actually lived under these systems and escaped,” Sebastian Gorka, a former White House aide turned radio host tells The Daily Signal, saying we need to share these stories. “People who’ve swam across shark-invested waters from Cuba, people who’ve, like the blind pro-life lawyer from China, escaped house arrest,” he adds.

We also cover these stories:
• Alabama is banning most abortions.
• Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S..C., introduces legislation to help alleviate the border crisis.
• The birth rate hits another record low in modern America.

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Before becoming a U.S. senator, Tom Cotton served his country in Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned a Bronze Star and was elected to Congress from Arkansas in 2012. Two years later, he defeated a two-term Democrat incumbent to become a 37-year-old senator. And now, in a new book called “Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery,” Cotton tells the remarkable story of The Old Guard and its important role as the Army’s oldest active-duty infantry unit. After returning from his Iraq deployment, Cotton served at Arlington with the Army’s official ceremonial unit. The experience led him to research The Old Guard’s rich history and write “Sacred Duty.” He spoke to The Daily Signal about the book.

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Gabriel Nadales is that rare young adult who became more conservative in college. Once an activist on the left, he started questioning his beliefs after studying economics–and now he promotes free speech at colleges.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump condemns Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s comments about the Holocaust.
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now says she was joking about the world ending in 12 years because of climate change.
• Actress Alyssa Milano is calling for a sex strike.

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On today’s podcast, we feature Rob Bluey’s interview with commentator Victor Davis Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and columnist at The Daily Signal, about his latest book, “The Case for Trump.”

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Doctors who are uncomfortable prescribing hormone treatments or doing gender reassignment surgeries could soon potentially be in violation of federal law, warns Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. And they’re not the only ones at risk: Parents, too, could find themselves unable to decide on their own child’s medical treatment.

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It was just last month that the House failed to pass a bill protecting babies who survive an abortion attempt. Our executive editor, Rob Bluey, was able to sit down with a woman who survived just that—an abortion attempt, something few can imagine. Gianna Jessen now a pro-life activist, and today, we bring you her interview. Plus: The royal baby arrives.

We also cover these stories:
-Trump asserts executive privilege to block release of full unredacted Mueller report.
-Court rules that Trump administration can keep sending asylum seekers to Mexico.
-Trump’s tax returns from the 80s and 90s come to light.

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The crisis in Venezuela is only getting worse by the week. And with Russian backing, it looks less likely that dictator Nicolas Maduro will step aside. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation explains what’s at stake, and what’s going on.

We also cover these stories:
• Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s “case closed” when it comes to the Mueller report.
• Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs a bill that bans abortions after an unborn child has a heartbeat.
• A Pennsylvania Democratic lawmaker taunts pro-lifers in videos shot outside Planned Parenthood.

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Ken Williams represents what some activists say is impossible: previously gay, he’s now married to a woman, and has kids. He says God has helped him change. Williams now works at a church and counsels people who face their own unwanted sexual attractions — but some say his work should be illegal.

We also cover these stories:
• Democrats are beginning the process to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt.
• Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is proposing a national gun licensing program.
• Hillary Clinton is talking about the 2016 election was “stolen” from her.

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Twenty-five years ago, Gary Sinise played the role of Lt. Dan Taylor in the blockbuster movie “Forrest Gump.” It transformed his acting career and changed his life. Today, Sinise is an outspoken advocate for America’s military veterans. He’s also the author of “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.” Sinise spoke to The Daily Signal about the book, his acting career, and his passion for helping veterans.

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Anti-Semitism is disturbingly on the rise in America. In fact, most religion-based hate crimes in America are against Jews. Congressman Lee Zeldin has fought anti-Semitism on the front lines in Congress — and he sits on the same committee as freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

We also cover these stories:
• The Trump administration moves to protect the conscience rights of health-care workers.
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that Attorney General William Barr should be considered a criminal.
• Nick Sandmann’s legal team is suing NBCUniversal and MSNBC for $275 million.

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In an exclusive interview, former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan shares with The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey why it’s urgent we take action on the border crisis, and the importance of building a wall.

We also cover these stories:
• Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., shares what he saw on a recent trip to the border.
• President Trump is requesting Congress send $4.5 billion in emergency funding to cope with the border crisis.
• Attorney General William Barr is grilled at a contentious hearing about how he handled the release of the Mueller report.

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“Young people are looking for a deeper conversation than just red-meat talking points,” says Rep. Dan Crenshaw in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. The popular Texas Republican, who was elected to the House in 2018, has already made waves, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” last fall. “There is a generational gap … and I’m trying to close that gap,” says Crenshaw, a veteran.

We also cover these stories:
• Democratic leaders say they’ve reached preliminary agreement with President Trump to spend $2 trillion on an infrastructure bill.
• The streets of Venezuela erupted in clashes as interim president Juan Guaido announced the “final phase” of an uprising against the country’s socialist dictator, Nicolas Maduro.
• As the border crisis continues, President Trump is changing the rules surrounding asylum.

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Maria Keffler is a former teacher herself. But when she recently found out, by accident, about new LGBT policies her children’s school district was considering instituting, Keffler was shocked. Now she’s speaking out–and urging other parents to do the same.

We also cover these stories:
• President Donald Trump isn’t happy New York State is investigating the NRA.
• Top Democrats want any infrastructure deal to include climate-change elements.
• Kim Foxx, the Chicago prosecutor who let Jussie Smollett off the hook, has been subpoenaed for her handling of the case.

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On today’s show, we talk to Jake Sherman, the Politico Playbook writer who has a new book called “The Hill To Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America.” He examines the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency and some of the biggest moments in Washington.

We also share your letters and an inspiring story about a college athlete who has chosen hope over despair despite a serious leg injury.

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