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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [email protected] or call 202-608-6205.

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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.

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Around the world, religious liberty remains under threat. In China, a million Uighurs Muslims are now in internment camps–and it’s not the only nation were there’s no true freedom of religion. Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, joins us to discuss.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump suggests 2,000 troops may be moved from Germany to Poland.
• Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband when she was still legally married to a different man.
• Nevada passes law making it illegal to not hire someone because their drug test showed marijuana use.

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Visiting the Texas-Mexico border, Rep. Michael Cloud saw what it was really like on the ground for Border Patrol agents, what the drug cartels were taking advantage of, and how secure the border actually is. The Texas Republican also visited an unaccompanied minors facility–and found out that around 40% of the girls there had been sexually abused on their way to the U.S.

We also cover these stories:
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is adamant that impeachment is still a possibility.
• Around 90% of families asking for asylum didn’t show up for their court dates, per Department of Homeland Security.
• Another social media site is censoring pro-lifers.

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President Donald Trump is claiming a big win with Mexico after the country agreed to send 6,000 troops to block migrants from crossing through. In return, Trump dropped his tariff threat. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation joins us to analyze what happened.

We also cover these stories:
• House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, says the Justice Department is handing over more files from Mueller report.
• The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a law requiring that gun silencers be registered.
• Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would ban single-use plastics by 2021

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On today’s podcast we feature an interview with Raheem Kassam, global editor-in-chief of Human Events. He explains why he relaunced the longtime conservative publication 75 years after its founding.

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Scott Rasmussen founded one of the leading polling firms in America. He’s observed decades of polling trends and knows the industry better than anyone. I had the chance to sit down with Scott recently to discuss some of the major trends in American public opinion.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday, speaking in Normandy, France.
• NYC police commissioner James O’Neill officially apologized to the gay community, saying that the Stonewall raid was “wrong, plain and simple.”
• Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing up to defend conservative commentator Steven Crowder, after YouTube moved to block advertising from Crowder’s YouTube channel.

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One day, Chris Arnade strolled into an area of New York City he rarely ventured into: the Bronx. That day began a journey, spent in McDonalds and churches, in drug dens and places where the homeless congregate, for the Wall Street trader. In his new book, “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,” Arnade highlights the America too many of our elites would rather ignore. He joins the podcast to share what he learned about politics (and why he correctly predicted Donald Trump would win in 2016), religion, addiction, and much more.

We also cover these stories:
• There were 144,000 migrants apprehended at the U.S. – Mexico border in May.
• A teacher who is transitioning from male to female made a video he showed to his elementary school students to explain his new persona.
• YouTube is tightening its censorship.

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Facebook has become so big that even one of its initial founders says it’s time for government to break it up. But what if the market solved the problem — and offered users better free speech protection? Enter AllSocial — a new social media platform designed for everyone, with minimal censorship. We speak to Rolfe Carawan, who runs business development for AllSocial.

We also cover these stories:
• President Donald Trump talks about Brexit’s future.
• The Trump administration announces major new restrictions on travel to Cuba.
• Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam is calling a special session of the state legislature to consider a package of gun control bills.

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Andy Puzder grew up in a blue-collar home. He went on to be the CEO of a major fast-food company and he credits capitalism for helping him improve his lot in life. Now he wants young Americans to understand that socialism isn’t just ineffective, but is morally inferior to capitalism.

We also cover these stories:
• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issues a warning to China on the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
• Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is warning U.S. against imposing tariffs, saying they would be counterproductive.
• A former Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, is booed for speaking out against socialism.

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On today’s podcast, we are featuring an interview with C.J. Sailor, director of programs and development for The Gloucester Institute. He’s helping to train the next generation of leaders to be solutionists in their own communities. Find out how his own journey helped shape his career.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently broke his silence on the Russia investigation, and Democrats are ramping up calls for impeachment. Today, Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs joins the podcast to weigh in on Mueller, impeachment, and a subject very important to his state: border security.

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We live in divided times—that’s no secret. And sometimes, those divisions fall along racial lines. Former NFL player Miles McPherson dealt with racism daily growing up in an interracial family. Now as a pastor, he’s seeking to build a more perfect and racially unified nation. Today, I’ll have Pastor McPherson on the show to share his story, and his hope for America.

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Antonin Scalia was a towering Supreme Court justice who left an indelible mark on America. But he was also a man of deep faith, and that faith continues on with his children. We discuss that faith with Christopher Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court justice and the co-editor of a new book, “On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer.”

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On today’s Daily Signal podcast, we talk to Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia who is the host of the Freedom Caucus Podcast and a leading voice on Capitol Hill for conservatism.

And we feature an interview with J. Christian Adams, a Department of Justice whistleblower who helped expose the Obama administration’s agenda. He is an election lawyer with the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

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