In the wake of the Manchester Bombing, Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute discusses his recent Washington Examiner op-ed on how America can do more to lead in the fight against Islamist terror;

Meanwhile, our Economics Reporter Joe Lawler lays out the details on President Trump’s new budget, including cuts to… “Climate Change: The Musical?”

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Is Trump the “non-traditional” president who can break through the logjam of the Israel/Palestinian peace process? Foreign Affairs Reporter Joel Gehrke updates the latest from Trump’s Mideast trip, including Trump’s tough talk about terror in the capitol of Wahhabism.

Investigative Reporter Todd Shepherd on Gen. Michael Flynn’s decision to plead the 5th: Good lawyering, or a bad sign for the Trump White House?

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Breaking News Editor Alex Pappas updates the latest stories from the White House, including yet another news making comment from the President, and word that the Russia investigation may be intensifying.

Then it’s a special “Guest Op-Ed” from the Daily Beast/CNN’s Matt K. Lewis. Matt is a reporter, author and longtime political pundit who hosts his own podcast, Matt Lewis and the News. Matt talks about how his rural, Evangelical background impacts his reporting, and he answers the question: What advice would you give President Trump?

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Salena Zito talks to Michael Wear, who directed faith outreach for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history, and he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term.

Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.

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Sarah Westwood notes from the White House that 24 hours after the Comey memo revelation, not a single Trump official has gone on the record to defend the president;

Unlke, for example, NSA Director H R McMaster, who defended the president over conversations with Russian officials and put his own reputation on the line. Pentagon Reporter Jamie McIntyre talks about Gen. McMaster’s role, and how he’s being perceived back at the Pentagon

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T. Becket Adams breaks down the Trump/Russia/Intel story, separating fact from speculation, and speculation from spasms of anti-Trump hysteria.

Who killed Seth Rich and why? The death of this DNC staffer has become a major story, and reporter Kyle Feldscher has the disturbing details.

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Sarah Westwood reports on the mood at today’s White House briefing as Team Trump tried to move past the Comey firing and onto a new director at the FBI.

Why did the Supreme Court refuse to take a voter ID case from North Carolina—was it politics, procedure or a bit of Chief Justice pique? Supreme Court reporter Ryan Lovelace has the scoop.

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Breaking News editor Alex Pappas updates the day’s news on the Comey firing and its fallout, including President Trump’s announcement that he’d decided to dump Comey no matter what.

Pentagon Correspondent Jamie McIntyre reports that President Trump doesn’t like the Navy’s newest high-tech toy, and he updates us on how a new liberal leader in South Korea may put US soldiers there at risk.

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Salena Zito talks to Sean Parnell: Army Ranger, combat infantryman with the elite 10th Mountain Division, and veteran of 485 days of fierce fighting along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Parnell’s unique leadership skills welded his platoon into one of the most fierce and effective American fighting units in modern military history. What is life like for active-duty military and young veterans in Trump’s America?

Salena Zito’s “Main Street Meets The Beltway” comes to you every Thursday on the Examining Politics podcast, and is a joint production of the Washington Examiner and SiriusXM Radio.

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The Washington Examiner’s Chief Political Correspondent Byron York has inside information about how the Comey firing really happened. What’s the upside of Trump’s sudden and, apparently, poorly-timed actions? Byron has a theory straight out of Monty Python.

And Investigative Reporter Todd Shepherd on who is—and who SHOULD be—on the short list to become the next head of the FBI.

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Is the GOP majority an inevitable victim of the 2018 mid-terms, or do Republicans have a lock on the house? Tim Carney and Jim Antle make their predictions.

The Trump effect isn’t just (allegedly) destroying America—It’s destroying our marriages, too! Paul Bedard on a new report about politics pulling young couples apart.

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News Editor Pete Kasperowicz has the highlights from Sally Yates’ contentious hearings before the Senate today: Russia, collusion, immigration and the courts.

Contributor Tom Rogan joins us from Great Britain to explain why he think’s Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France is also win for American conservatives

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The Washington Examiner’s Senior Health Reporter Kimberly Leonard on big story of the day—the GOP House passes an Obamacare repeal and replace bill. So now what?

White House Correspondent Sarah Westwood has President Trump’s reaction to the win, and she also reports on the details of a new executive order protecting religious liberty.

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The Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito talks about her interview with President Trump that set off a media firestorm over his comments regarding the Civil War. What was Trump trying to say? Salena explains.

Plus Susan Ferrechio reports from Capitol Hill on the big, new budget deal and what Republicans really think about it; and David Freddoso on the DNC’s courtroom admission that they never owed the Bernie Bros a free and fair primary election in the first place.

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