Today is the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and we’re joined by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee who had a change of heart and is now a pro-life advocate. Plus: Rachel del Guidice shares why she’s been attending the March for the past 13 years.

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–A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the president to delay his State of the Union speech, President Trump delayed Pelosi’s trip overseas.
–A measure pushed by House Republicans that would keep the government closed but would provide pay to affected government employees failed, with only six Democrats voting for it.
–Sen. Lindsey Graham re-introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., joins us to discuss how he’s ready to change Washington, D.C. The businessman turned politician shares why he advocates term limits, and wants lawmakers to lose pay if they don’t pass a budget on time.

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Ignore the Women’s March: women are actually hurt by abortion and the sexual revolution. Lila Rose of Live Action joins us to discuss that, why she has hope for Gen Z, and how you can change peoples’ minds on abortion. Plus: Jarrett Stepman joins us to chat about the controversial view of masculinity in a  new Gillette ad.

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In our abbreviated episode today due to the snowstorm that hit the Washington, D.C., area, we feature an interview with C.J. Sailor of the Gloucester Institute, a nonprofit that works to engage minority students on campus.

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On today’s show, we feature an interview with BOLD founder Carrie Sheffield. Based in New York City, Sheffield discusses her political activism, the importance of civility, and what it’s like for a conservative living in Manhattan.

Her digital television network is comprised of three shows, one of which is co-hosted by Clay Aiken, who is famous for his performance on “American Idol.” 

Does President Donald Trump have the authority to declare the situation at the border a national emergency? What should happen at the border? Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mark Green of Tennessee, and Chip Roy of Texas, join to share their views.

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Traditional masculinity is “harmful” — but don’t take it from us. That’s the new verdict of the American Psychological Association. We discuss the APA’s new guidelines on counseling for men and boys, as well as the ideological shift behind it. Plus: President Trump’s policy in Syria seems to be in flux. Las month, he announced U.S. troops would be withdrawing, but now the timeline seems longer. Heritage Foundation Middle East expert Jim Phillips unpacks what Trump’s goals in Syria are, and how they can best be achieved.

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When it comes to border security, what are the facts? Heritage Foundation analyst David Inserra, who focuses on immigration and homeland security, joins us to discuss whether walls work, whether the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is a terrorism risk, and the flow of drugs into the United States from other countries. Plus: we play President Donald Trump’s full Oval Office address on the border crisis.

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Seinfeld is one of the highest grossing sitcoms of all time, but in 2019 it’s rubbing some young people the wrong way. Are those concerns justified? We discuss in today’s episode. Plus: It’s Week 3 of the partial government shutdown, and the president and Democrats are no closer to an agreement. Democratic leaders are quick to point out the plight of federal workers not receiving pay, but as Heritage budget expert Justin Bogie explains, that’s not the full story.

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Dr. Ben Carson is the 17th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After a successful career in medicine and a presidential run in 2016, he joined President Donald Trump to lead an agency that focuses on housing issues and lifting Americans out of poverty to a better life. The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano spoke to Carson about his tenure at HUD and how’s he’s making a difference.

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We usually feature our “Problematic Women” segment on Friday’s podcast. But in the aftermath of the sudden death of “Problematic Women” co-host Bre Payton, we spent today’s episode remembering Bre, and how great she was. We talk about what a unique person she was in Washington, D.C., and some of the million little things that made her such a unique–and joyful–individual.

If you want to contribute to the scholarship fund her family has set up in her memory, donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/bre-payton-scholarship-fund

More and more soldiers are being affected by PTSD–and horrifyingly, 20 veterans die by suicide every day. But Lt. Col. Damon Friedman, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and has experienced the struggle of PTSD personally, has a message of hope: there can be healing. He joins us to talk about what worked for him, and the brutal realities soldiers must contend with in the field.

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First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman unleashes a fiery CNN op-ed in defense of the first lady, debunking the media narrative she has faced all year. Plus: one radio station in Kentucky plays “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for two hours straight to make a point.

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Have we forgotten what liberty really is? Os Guinness is author of the book, “Last Call for Liberty”, in which he argues that America’s genius for liberty could also become our Achilles heel.  Plus: It’s Dec. 20, which means time is running out to watch your favorite Christmas movies. But don’t worry: we have recommendations on what to watch. 

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If you’ve ever watched Hindi action movies, you’ve probably seen the actor Pawan Kalyan. He’s compared to the Tom Cruise of India; now, he’s leading his own political movement. He and Nadendla Manohar, who recently joined the Jana Sena Party in India, speak to The Daily Signal during their visit to Washington, D.C. Plus: A New York Times op-ed suggests human extinction might not be such a bad idea.

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Education in America has radically changed just in the 50 years, and with it has changed the way students learn about our past. Our colleague Rachel del Guidice sits down with Rick Graber of the Bradley Foundation, who’s working to reform higher education and K-12 education in America. Plus: It’s almost Christmas, and it’s cold outside — but is that song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” acceptable in 2018?

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On today’s show, we discuss the Conservative Book Club’s top books of 2018 with Chris Malagisi, host of the Conservative Book Club Podcast. We’ll hear his recommendations for last-minute Christmas gifts for your friends and family (see the full list below). We also take a look at “Top 5 Dumbest Liberal Books” of the year.

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Following an explosive report alleging anti-Semitism and curious financial decisions from the Women’s March leadership, we break down what this means. Plus: Ginny Montalbano sits down with a female small business owner whose family lived under socialism in Cuba.

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Religious freedom is a legacy of the American founding, but unfortunately on the world stage, real religious freedom is often the exception rather than the rule. Today, our colleague Rachel del Guidice sits down with Sam Brownback, the former governor of Kansas who is now ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. They’ll discuss some of his efforts to advance the cause of religious freedom around the globe. Plus: How do you get your news? We’ll discuss a new study from the Pew Research Center showing how most Americans choose to stay informed.

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Stem cell research has been a topic of controversy, but a related issue is raising some similar concerns: that is, whether fetal tissue from elective abortions should be used for scientific research. In today’s episode, our colleague Rachel del Guidice sits down with several experts to ask what human dignity requires on this issue, as well as what the Trump administration is doing to pursue ethical practices. Plus: Our White House correspondent Fred Lucas joins us to unpack Trump’s heated debate with Democrats over wall funding.

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