What actually happened at the first Thanksgiving? And how did our memory of it, over the centuries of American history, get tinged with a bit of “fake news” ? Dr. Tracy McKenzie, author of “The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History”, joins us to discuss in this special Thanksgiving edition of the podcast.

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There was a lot of good news for pro-lifers in the 2018 election results–and proof that talking about pro-life values is the way to win over, not lose, voters. Mallory Quigley, vice president of communications for the Susan B. Anthony List, joins us to discuss the group’s door-to-door efforts, and what they saw through contact with thousands of voters directly. Plus: Democrats are much more likely to think that Republicans are racist/bigoted/sexist than vice versa.

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President Barack Obama was no fan of Fox News–and he didn’t hide that fact. And there’s no requirement for the White House to call on every reporter with press credentials. But is it a good idea for the White House to fight with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta? And how should the White House respond when reporters act in an arguably out-of-line way? The Daily Signal’s editor in chief Rob Bluey and White House correspondent Fred Lucas join to discuss. Plus: The White House Correspondents Dinner will break with tradition next year and feature a historian instead of a comedian.

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On today’s show, we’ll feature an interview with the founders of NewsGuard, a journalism project that applies nutrition labels to media outlets.

Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz, the co-CEOs of NewsGuard, speak to The Daily Signal about the mission of NewsGuard and how their rating system works. Earlier this year, NewsGuard gave The Daily Signal a rare perfect rating.

On this week’s “Problematic Women” edition of The Daily Signal podcast, we cover the “sex recession,” the fanfare surrounding former first lady Michelle Obama’s new book, and the absurd new ad promoting gender-neutral clothing. Plus: We cover a heartwarming push from the Down syndrome community.

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“The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict. It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia. The United States is particularly at risk of being overwhelmed should its military be forced to fight on two or more fronts simultaneously.” Those are the sobering words from a report released Wednesday by the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission. Air Force veteran and Heritage Foundation senior communications manager John Cooper joins us to discuss.  Plus: Forget taking your kids to work–taking your parents to work is now what the cool kids are doing.

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As recounts continue in Florida for the gubernatorial and Senate races, and Georgia continues tallying votes in its gubernatorial election, Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakvosky, an expert on voter fraud, joins us to discuss what’s really going on–and causes for concern about shenanigans.

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On today’s show, we talk politics and culture with Emily Jashinsky, an editor at The Federalist and regular guest on Fox News’ “Media Buzz.” A week after Election Day, Jashinsky shares the most important lessons for conservatives. Plus, she gives her take on President Donald Trump’s fight against “fake news,” the leftist mobs who attack conservatives, and how she approaches her job as an editor covering American culture.

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Veterans know what it means to sacrifice, and today, we honor them. John Cooper, an Air Force reserveman, joins us to discuss the importance of Veterans Day and how civilians can give back to our servicemen and women. He also shares about the veteran’s experience in the 21st century, when many Americans don’t know a single person in the military.

We also bring you a classic speech by President Ronald Reagan to honor those who have served.

“There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.” That was the message from the Women’s March to white women who supported GOP candidates.  Meanwhile, one celebrity announces she’s done with the Women’s March, and a recent news event shows that not all masculinity is toxic. We’re joined on today’s podcast with “Problematic Women” Kelsey Harkness and Lauren Evans, who discuss these stories and more.

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What did the election results really say about how the country views President Trump? What issues do voters actually care about, and what are the independents thinking? And are all young adults really liberal? Oh, and what difference did the caravan or Brett Kavanaugh make in the election? Erin Norman of Heart and Mind Strategies joins us to share the results of the group’s exit polling, and what the hard data shows. Plus: Even by his own standards, Trump had quite the aggressive exchanges with the media at a press conference Wednesday.

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Why did conservative Marsha Blackburn triumph in the Tennessee senate race, and why did incumbent Rep. Dave Brat struggle in his race for a third term in the House? Tuesday’s night results made clear that Republicans would retain the Senate, but lose the House, and we’re here to examine what happened. Rachel del Guidice joins us from the ground on Tennessee, and Fred Lucas from Brat’s Virginia district to share what they learned from voters and experts over the course of their reporting. Plus: We talk about how well celebrity endorsements panned out this cycle.

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The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear an appeal for a case involving a memorial cross. This large cross stands in an open field in Bladensburg, Maryland, and commemorates the sacrifice of 49 local servicemen who gave their lives in World War I. We talk with Jeremy Dys of First Liberty, the organization which is defending the memorial against the American Humanist Association.

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On today’s show we feature an interview with Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and author of the new book, “Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies—With No Apologies.”

Gorka breaks down the most serious threats to American security and how Trump is combatting them. We also discuss Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings remade the Republican Party. Plus, Gorka’s analysis of immigration, the dangers of socialism, and his first encounter with Trump.

What do young black leaders really think about President Donald Trump? And what do they think about conservativism? The Daily Signal’s Troy Worden went to Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leaders Summit, and reports back on his conversations with attendees. Plus: Starbucks is releasing its holiday cups Nov. 2–but isn’t it too early to already be celebrating Christmas?

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Glamour magazine announces its women of the year–and surprise, surprise, not a single woman on the list is on the right. You may have heard that Ben and Jerry’s has released a new anti-Trump ice cream, but did you know they’re also supporting the Women’s March financially, despite the group’s concerning ties with Louis Farrakhan, known for anti-Semitic comments? Plus: One writer at a liberal feminist site is annoyed with Chip Gaines saying he’d like a sixth kid. Kelsey Harkness and Bre Payton join us, for the first time bringing their “Problematic Women” segment to our podcast.

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The Supreme Court has never actually ruled on whether the children of illegal immigrants born here are citizens or not. Amy Swearer, a legal analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins us on the podcast to share that fact and more about the history of birthright citizenship in the US, and whether it’s appropriate for President Trump to use an executive order to declare that children of illegal immigrants born here aren’t citizens. Plus: We talk about the best Halloween movies.

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Joel Griffith, who chairs the Washington, D.C. chapter of Young Jewish Conservatives and is a research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the terrible shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue this weekend, its politicization, and the promotion of the BDS movement and other anti-Israel initiatives at colleges. Plus: Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi, is out with a new documentary on fans of President Donald Trump.

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On today’s show we feature an interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, a senior fellow at National Review Institute and an editor-at-large of National Review. We discuss how the National Review Institute is carrying on the legacy of the late William F. Buckley, founder of National Review and host of “Firing Line.”

Lopez spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s recent event honoring the life of J.J. Hanson, an opponent of physician-assisted suicide. Afterward, she spoke to The Daily Signal about how Hanson’s story is an alternative to that practice. We also discuss the new movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” media bias, and why so many young people are supporting socialism.

The nations of Africa have a long memory of European colonialism, and those memories are not good. Colonialism left in the 1960s, but one pro-life activist says it’s back in the form of pro-abortion ideology. Today we sit down with Nigerian activist Obianuju Ekeocha to discuss how Western nations are importing socially liberal values into Africa.

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