Welcome to the first Friday edition of The Daily Signal’s podcast. We take a look at the top new stories of the week – including healthcare, North Korea, and immigration. Armstrong Williams, nationally syndicated columnist and host of The Armstrong Williams Show, discusses his relationship with Dr. Ben Carson and his recent visit to the White House to celebrate Black History Month. With President’s Day right around the corner, who is your favorite president, and why?

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The Heritage Foundation’s John Malcolm joins us to discuss the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. Democrats are already pushing for gun laws, and people are questioning why the FBI didn’t do more after a person with the same name as the shooter posted online about school shootings. Plus: some things you shouldn’t give up for Lent.

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President Trump’s budget suggested that food stamp recipients should start receiving food boxes to partially replace food stamps. The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector, a long-time welfare expert, joins us to discuss that and what should happen long term to reform food stamps. Plus: Wisconsin high schoolers are fighting back after their pre-sports prayers were cancelled because of an atheist group.

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Are liberals being torn apart on immigration, thanks to the tension between activists and politicians? We discuss with Genevieve Wood. Plus: “The View” mocks Mike Pence’s religious faith, the Olympics are showcasing the power of the American dream, and a former Obama administration advisers turns out to have had a problematic history with women.

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The media can’t contain their excitement over North Korea at the Olympics. We talk to Jarrett Stepman about that, along with the new portraits released of President Obama and Michelle Obama. Plus: the Senate is looking to take action on immigration, and a new Peter Rabbit movie has angered some.

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Just how bad is this new budget deal? The Heritage Foundation’s Justin Bogie joins us to explain what the short-term and long-term consequences of this big spending splurge could be. Plus: President Trump attends the National Prayer Breakfast, and Vice President Pence is bring Otto Warmbier’s dad to the Olympics in South Korea.

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Does the Nunes memo prove a pattern of bias at the FBI and have implications for Robert Mueller’s probe of Russia and President Trump? The Heritage Foundation’s John Malcolm joins us to answer those questions and more, as well as talk about what we can expect to see in a forthcoming Inspector General report about how the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Plus: the Super Bowl star who’s embracing the power of failure, and the latest news from the White House about the future of DACA recipients.

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What will happen if people are given $6,000 a year … to do nothing? The city of Stockton in California is testing that out. Robert Rector, a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation and welfare expert, explains what happened when five U.S. cities tried universal basic income in the ’70s. Plus: The New York Times reports on people afraid to have kids because of climate change, and a new study shows that 3% of Minnesota teens are transgender or gender non-conforming.

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President Donald Trump gave a unifying first State of the Union speech–and while most Americans loved it, some on the left are losing it. We cover their inane reactions. Plus: did Trump’s message on immigration get through to the general public when he finally got a chance to talk to them directly last night, not through the media? The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey joins us to discuss.

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The Heritage Foundation’s John-Michael Seibler joins us to discuss President Trump’s reference to criminal justice reform in the State of the Union speech–and tell us how Texas slashed the number of prisoners, while lowering crime. Plus: MSNBC turns on “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff, and a statue of Columbus is kicked out of a California town.

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On Sunday, the Grammys–and Hillary Clinton–embraced the work of shoddy journalist Michael Wolff, who suggested that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was engaging in an affair with President Trump, without evidence. So much for treating women well. The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness joins us to discuss that, Alec Baldwin’s defense of alleged child molester Woody Allen, and the New York Times report that Hillary Clinton kept an adviser accused of sexual harassment.

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The White House immigration plan would give legal status to 1.8 million illegal immigrants, spend $25 billion on border security, and change our legal immigration system. The Heritage Foundation’s David Inserra joins us to analyze the plan. Plus: we talk about how a vote on late-term abortion Monday showed the extremism of too many Democrats.

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Lindsey Burke, an education expert at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss why parents love school choice options like education savings accounts, and a her push to allow military families to choose their children’s education. Plus: As the good news about tax reform keeps coming, liberals are saying a $1,000 isn’t that much.

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The sulking over the 2016 election sure isn’t over! Democrats are now abandoning President Trump’s first State of the Union. Plus: we talk about the bonuses liberal companies are giving because of tax reform, the news that Cecile Richards is stepping down from Planned Parenthood, and the powerful personal stories of the women who don’t support abortion even in cases of rape.

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The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness attended both the Women’s March and the March for Life, and she joins us to discuss the differences between the two marches. We also cover Hollywood’s flirtation with a female James Bond, National School Choice week, and CNN’s incredibly biased questioning of a Trump administration official.

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Today we discuss whether we’re about to see the return of earmarks. Rachel del Guidice joins us to share her exclusive interview with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and what he had to say on the topic. Plus: we talk about the women who have left the abortion industry; how the United Kingdom now has, no joke, a government official to deal with loneliness; and the MSNBC correspondent who fell for fake news and called a conservative pundit a racist.

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A new report from the Trump administration shows that three-quarters of terrorists are foreign-born. Should that affect our immigration policy? The Heritage Foundation’s David Inserra joins us to weigh in, as well as to discuss a new immigration bill that includes some conservative priorities. Plus: Do you have a mental illness if you take lots of selfies?

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