Against the wishes of House GOP leadership, some Republican lawmakers are working with Democrats to force a vote on controversial immigration legislation. The Heritage Foundation’s Tommy Binion explains. Plus: Classical music can change people’s behavior–and public spaces are taking advantage of this.

On today’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano review the week’s top news.

We feature an exclusive interview with Henry Darwin, the EPA’s Chief of Operations. He speaks about the new Office of Continuous Improvement and how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is implementing a lean management system to a government agency known for its expansive reach. We also share some of our favorite letters from you, and highlight an underreported story out of Illinois where a school resource officer heroically saved lives. Your letter could be featured next week; write us at letters@dailysignal.com. Enjoy the show!

The farm bill, which the House is expected to vote on Friday, is full of subsidies and government handouts that should alarm conservatives. The Heritage Foundation’s Daren Bakst joins us to explain. Plus: What Tuesday’s primary results says about the future of the Democratic party.

The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that will require big companies to pay a $275 per full-time employee head tax. The Daily Signal’s Jarrett Stepman, who was just in Seattle, joins us to discuss the city council’s move–and the fury from liberal-leaning companies like Starbucks. Plus: People are turning off their TVs. We ponder whether that’s good or bad.

As tens of thousands of Palestinians protest, the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem. The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow who focuses in Middle Eastern affairs, explains the significance–and what impact it could have on peace in the Middle East. Plus: popular music site Spotify partners with the Southern Poverty Law Center, known for lumping in social conservatives with the KKK, to police music content.

On today’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano review the week’s top news.

We feature an exclusive interview with Jim Pinkerton, former co-chairman of the RATE coalition, about the success of President Trump’s tax cuts and how left-wing groups are plotting to repeal them if Democrats take control of Congress. We also share some of our favorite letters from you, and highlight a touching story out of Parkland, Florida.

Joining us today is Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council. Winter explains how Netflix and other new media technologies have made it harder than ever for parents to monitor their kids’ media consumption. Yet now media is promoting, in addition to sex and violence, suicide, making it crucial for parents to be involved. Plus: President Trump floats the idea of taking away the media’s credentials.

Talk about a result: months after highlighting Otto Warmbier’s parents at the State of the Union, President Trump was able to announce the release of three American prisoners from North Korea. The Heritage Foundation’s Olivia Enos joins us to discuss. Plus: a high school decides to eliminate standards for its cheerleading squads after a student complains.

President Donald Trump is asking Congress to approve a $15 billion package of spending cuts, much of which would apply to money that was authorized years ago and never spent. The Heritage Foundation’s Justin Bogie joins us to discuss. Plus: There’s now a Silicon Valley company that will make up rituals for secular people.

In remarks this weekend, former first lady Michelle Obama said the reason Hillary Clinton lost was due to old biases about women’s capabilities. Kelsey Harkness join us to discuss. Plus: A new report shows that a high percentage of journalists at two major outlets are from elite colleges.

On today’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano review the week’s top news.

We feature an exclusive interview with Andrew Puzder, former CEO of Hardee’s and Carls Jr. restaurants. He spoke to us about his new book, “The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It,” and the lessons he learned as a former restaurant CEO. We also share some of our favorite letters from you, and highlight a police officer’s farewell after a 30-year career in law enforcement.

Incredibly, a New York Times op-ed praised Karl Marx this week. The Daily Signal’s Jarrett Stepman joins us today to discuss that, and the long-term implications of Americans students knowing little about history. Plus: Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks about the Michelle Wolf jokes at the White House Corespondents Dinner.

The Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky joins us to discuss why a new lawsuit, spearheaded by Texas and including six other states, could succeed. Plus: The Boy Scouts are dropping the “boy” part of their name.

The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Phillips, an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, joins us today to discuss the revelations about Iran’s behavior and what President Donald Trump should do about the Iran deal. Plus: a new study reveals many Americans leading lonely lives.

We discuss comedian Michelle Wolf’s mean, not funny performance with Lauren Evans, a Daily Signal producer. Plus: a New York Times reporter accuses Hillary Clinton of sexist behavior.

On today’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano review the week’s top news. We feature an exclusive interview with Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas. He spoke to us about the importance of the Second Amendment, why his viral speech resonated, and his thoughts on the recent Waffle House shooting. We also share some of our favorite letters from you, and highlight a kind gesture on Capitol Hill. Your letter could be featured next week; write us at letters@dailysignal.com. Enjoy the show!

Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with another socialist plan. The Heritage Foundation’s David Kreutzer explains why pledging jobs for all is not going to lead to one big happily ever after for Americans. Plus: Yale students are embracing emotional support animals.

The parents of Alfie Evans, a very sick toddler, want to take him to Italy for medical treatment. Yet the courts aren’t allowing them to, insisting the family remain in Britain–and also insisting Alfie be taken off life support. The Heritage Foundation’s Bob Moffit joins us to discuss. Plus: Kanye West has an epic tweet in support of President Donald Trump.

California state lawmakers are considering a bill that would curb speech about LGBT matters. The Daily Signal’s Jarrett Stepman joins us to discuss. Plus: Dr. Michelle Cretella, who has written for The Daily Signal, gets dozens of protesters when she goes to speak at a church about transgender issues.

Lawmakers tackle food stamps in the new farm bill, but The Heritage Foundation’s Mimi Teixeira says they missed valuable opportunities for real change. Plus: We talk about Waffle House hero James Shaw, Jr.