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Gist: The Populists Cannot Win

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Slate columnist and Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk on what we can learn from the rise of populism in Europe.

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Apr 26, 2017

Trump's Plan Calls for Big Cuts in Business Taxes

WSJ What's News

President Donald Trump Wednesday called for deep cuts in business taxes and big changes to the individual tax system. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos says the plan faces budgetary and political hurdles.

7 Min

Apr 26, 2017

The White House Tax Reform Proposal

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Joe Rago parse the White House tax reform proposal. Plus, will we always have Paris?

17 Min

Apr 26, 2017

In a Surprise, Tech Sector Thrives Under Trump

WSJ What's News

Silicon Valley was not happy when Donald Trump was elected president, since they saw his policies as likely to hurt the technology industry. But the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip says the tech sector has flourished under a Trump administration.

7 Min

Apr 26, 2017

North Korea's Provocations, France's First-Round Presidential Vote

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

This week on Foreign Edition, Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg discuss North Korea's provocations, France's first-round presidential vote and Trump's trade protectionism.

24 Min

Apr 26, 2017

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Apr 26, 2017
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Writer Tracey Scott Wilson, actor Costa Ronin (Oleg Burov), and host June Thomas

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Apr 26, 2017
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Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf are joined at the Hamilton Theater in Washington D.C. by John Dickerson and Jamelle Bouie to talk Fate of the Furious, Bob Dylan's singing voice, and their favorite Washington D.C. movies.

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Apr 26, 2017
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A yogurt when we wake up, then something more substantial during mid-morning. The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Bryon says more Americans are eating a second breakfast. Food companies, restaurants - and Weight Watchers - are all taking note of this trend.

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Apr 25, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to European historian David Bell about the French elections and whether or not Americans should be buoyed by this weekend's results.

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Apr 25, 2017
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Charlie Turner reports on closing stocks, Chipotle earnings, Wells Fargo's board and Coke layoffs.

6 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A new survey finds that companies plan to increase their hiring of college grads for the eighth straight year. But the Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee says a separate survey finds that many college seniors are ill-prepared for the job hunt.

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Apr 25, 2017
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The Trump administration plans to impose a 20 percent tariff on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. The Wall Street Journal's Will Mauldin reports from Washington on the dispute, which goes back decades.

22 min
Apr 25, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Joe Rago and Paul Gigot discuss tax reform, budget follies and North Korea.

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Apr 25, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on the Trump administration's action against Canada over a trade dispute, the latest data on college hiring, and Waymo expanding its self-driving car testing to families and urban commuters.

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Apr 25, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Chaos on the German far-right; The State Department promotes Mar-a-Lago; The single funny thing about Alex Jones.

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Apr 25, 2017
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In Donald Trump, author Margaret Atwood and actress Elisabeth Moss see an eerie echo of her novels. Activist Stephanie Schriock is fighting to ensure that she’s wrong.

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Apr 25, 2017
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The tobacco industry is booming today, after it was thought to be close to getting snuffed out. The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Maloney says Big Tobacco has been boosted in part by higher cigarette prices.

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Apr 24, 2017
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Comedy Central’s Problematic is part talk show and part town hall, tilting at a variety of incendiary topics and urging candid discussion. Can it also be funny?

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Apr 24, 2017
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Comedy Central’s Problematic is part talk show and part town hall, tilting at a variety of incendiary topics and urging candid discussion. Can it also be funny?

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Apr 24, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Greg Howard talk with Kevin Arnovitz about the NBA playoffs.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender says President Donald Trump has told aides to draft a plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. The president wants it done in time to announce a plan on Wednesday.

6 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter Kristina Petersen says the White House wants any budget deal to include funds for a border wall. That last-minute push is muddying congressional talks to reach a spending agreement that would avoid a government shutdown.

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Apr 24, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Trump's popularity 100 days in; Who IS going to pay for that wall?; A French May-December romance in the spotlight.

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Apr 24, 2017
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A judge in Georgia signs off on a plea deal for Dr. Narendra K. Gupta.

1 min
Apr 24, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on what to watch this week on the economic calendar with a look at new earnings reports, housing data, and the initial reading on first-quarter GDP.

6 min
Apr 23, 2017
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Wal-Mart's fight to defend its low-cost reputation is helping to extend the longest food-price decline in decades. The Wall Street Journal's Heather Haddon joins us from Chicago.

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Apr 23, 2017
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Expect several highly-anticipated updates this week on the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Mitchell joins us from the Washington newsroom with a preview.

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Apr 22, 2017
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Slate Money on PetSmart’s acquisition of Chewy, Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld’s resignation, and Portland’s decision to end all corporate investments.

6 min
Apr 22, 2017
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The Dow edged lower Friday, weighed down by the energy sector as oil prices extend losses. However, a batch of encouraging earnings reports lifted the S&P 500 to its first weekly gain of the month. WSJ's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to the former chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Richard Painter, about the Trump administration's lack of transparency and continuing conflicts of interest.

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Apr 21, 2017
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In 1987, the big acts got bigger. Hair metal got hairier. Slick pop stars got slicker. And Michael Jackson was Bad as ever.

6 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicles over an issue with electric-parking brakes that could prevent them from being released. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins brings us the latest.

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Apr 21, 2017
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In 1987, the big acts got bigger. Hair metal got hairier. Slick pop stars got slicker. And Michael Jackson was Bad as ever.

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Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

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Apr 21, 2017
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When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Jennifer Strong reports the closing numbers, weighed down by falling energy shares and oil dropping below $50 a barrel, plus the latest on Exxon's bid for an exemption from U.S. sanctions on Russia.

27 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Bill McGurn, Joe Rago and Paul Gigot on the House health reform revival and Trump's trade policy.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Mike Pesca with the rundown: Bird-hunting hostages freed in Iraq; Cameroon has the internet again!; A real-life Seinfeld plot is resolved.

6 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Trump's effort to force the federal government to "Buy American" will be a challenge. Foreign companies hauled in more money from federal contracts in the past three months than in any corresponding period in a decade. WSJ's Coulter Jones reports.

31 min
Apr 21, 2017
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And we’re already sick of special elections.

42 min
Apr 21, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff's performance in Georgia’s special House primary, the amount of money President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and what Bill O'Reilly's exit from Fox News means for the network.

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Apr 21, 2017
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On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

6 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Emirates Airline, the world's biggest carrier by international traffic, is cutting flights to five U.S. cities after actions by the Trump administration slowed bookings from Middle Eastern countries. WSJ's Robert Wall joins us from London.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy's Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, "identity politics," and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers.

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Apr 21, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan is joined by Upworthy's Parker Molloy to talk about the dreaded phrase, "identity politics," and why the Trump definition of working class leaves out a very particular group of workers.

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Apr 20, 2017
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Host and producer Brian Reed takes us inside his hit podcast.

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Apr 20, 2017
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Host and producer Brian Reed takes us inside his hit podcast.

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Apr 20, 2017
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John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon are joined by Adam Davidson to discuss the tension with North Korea, President Trump's executive order, tax reform and Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox.

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Apr 20, 2017
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Exxon Mobil applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft. The Wall Street Journal's Bradley Olson reports from Houston.

5 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Fox News is parting ways with Bill O'Reilly in the wake of a sexual-harassment scandal, bringing an end to the combative host's two-decade run. The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint looks at what comes next from Los Angeles.

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Apr 20, 2017
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Mike Pesca has today’s rundown: The “Mother of All Protests” demonstrates on an empty stomach in Venezuela, the Commerce Department eyes steel imports, and the Math Museum takes a look at Star Trek deaths.

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Apr 20, 2017
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The New Yorker’s David Grann on the future of longform journalism and reporting unsolved murders

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Apr 20, 2017
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Hooray for China! The Wall Street Journal's Erich Schwartzel says the U.S. movie business has become reliant on Chinese investors and China's more than one billion moviegoers.

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Apr 20, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Kara Brown discuss celebrity prom proposal videos, missing white women syndrome, and sexual harassment videos.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Apr 19, 2017
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Are experts taking the fall for decisions made by people in power?

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Apr 19, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to the Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stacey Abrams, about the big takeaways from the special election on Tuesday night in Georgia's 6th congressional district.

39 min
Apr 19, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University.

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Apr 19, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Democrat Jon Ossoff fell short in a bid to claim an outright win over his GOP challenger for a U.S. House seat in Georgia. There will be a runoff election in June. The Wall Street Journal's Cameron McWhirter reports from Atlanta on this closely-watched race.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s rundown: Commercial satellites pick up images of a North Korea nuclear test site holding volleyball games, Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t run for re-election, and Victoria Beckham accepts Queen’s honors.

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Apr 19, 2017
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The Navy confirmed it didn't send the USS Carl Vinson straight to North Korea amid growing tensions in the region. This, despite contrary comments from the White House and defense officials. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Kesling on the communications snafu.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Julian Assange hits back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo after Pompeo accused Wikileaks of being a “hostile non-state intelligence agency.”

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Apr 19, 2017
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Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Dan Davis, Mila Khalevich, Tim Goodmanson, June Thomas

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Apr 19, 2017
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Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the new documentary Five Came Back with creator Mark Harris, the end of the show Girls with The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, and the United Airlines fiasco with Laura Miller

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Apr 19, 2017
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Donald Trump's presidency has slowed the expansion of his family business. Son Eric Trump tells the Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant the company has passed on some deals due to worries about conflicts.

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Apr 18, 2017
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In 100:1 The Crack Legacy, Christopher Johnson draws a line between the ’80s epidemic and overpolicing today.

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Apr 18, 2017
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In 100:1 The Crack Legacy, Christopher Johnson draws a line between the ’80s epidemic and overpolicing today.

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Apr 18, 2017
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John McWhorter on the evolution from "crippled" to "handicapped" to "differently abled" and why no such term is likely to stick around long.

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Apr 18, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The “Dickensian” Edition

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Apr 18, 2017
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Kim Strassel, Joe Rago and Paul Gigot discuss tax-reform prospects and Trump's transactional foreign policy.

7 min
Apr 18, 2017
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President Trump will call for a government-wide review aimed at strengthening "Buy American" and "Hire American" mandates. Wall Street Journal White House reporter Eli Stokols joins us from Washington.

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Apr 18, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s rundown: It’s election day for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Turkey President Erdogan has harsh words for critical election monitors, and the Navy investigates a SEAL for moonlighting as a porn actor.

6 min
Apr 18, 2017
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British Prime Minister Theresa May wants an early general election in the U.K. The Wall Street Journal's Jenny Gross, reporting from London, says it's a bid to give May more leverage in upcoming exit negotiations with the E.U.

7 min
Apr 18, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's latest monthly survey of economists finds that they've lowered their growth forecasts for the U.S. economy. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun says economists are more pessimistic because of doubts about Congress to pass hoped-for reforms.

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Apr 17, 2017
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In her memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, Levy ponders the price of her own plucky, third-wave feminism.

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Apr 17, 2017
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In her memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, Levy ponders the price of her own plucky, third-wave feminism.

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Apr 17, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis is joined by Shea Serrano and Marcus Thompson to talk about the NBA playoffs.

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Apr 17, 2017
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Mary Wilson has today’s rundown: Russian state TV turns on Trump, Alex Jones goes to court for custody of his kids, and the President makes a book recommendation.

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Apr 17, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on Vice President Mike Pence's warning to North Korea, the ousting of Arconic's CEO, and Google's big land grab in Nevada.

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Apr 17, 2017
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In late 2011, Dr. Narendra K. Gupta stood before a Fulton County judge and pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. The conditions of his sentence were unusual: He didn’t have to go to jail. He did have to leave the country.

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Apr 17, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on the week's economic calendar, earnings season, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's visit with Donald Trump.

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Apr 16, 2017
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Most eyes will focus on housing this week. But there's also fresh industrial production data, the IMF meetings and more to consider. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins us with what to watch.

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Apr 15, 2017
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Slate Money on South Africa’s credit rating downgrade, how markets aren’t responding predictably to recent events, and the Minneapolis Fed president’s beef with JPMorgan’s CEO

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Apr 15, 2017
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Solar panels are becoming more affordable than ever for U.S. homeowners. The Wall Street Journal's Cassandra Sweet discusses why that's bad news for Elon Musk's SolarCity and the heavy hitters in the industry.

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Apr 14, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Cha, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council under George W. Bush, about why there are no good options when it comes to North Korea.

19 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Victor Cha, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council under George W. Bush, about why there are no good options when it comes to North Korea.

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Apr 14, 2017
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An important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.

26 min
Apr 14, 2017
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A special presentation of Maria Konnikova’s new podcast, about long cons and the characters who perpetrate them.

26 min
Apr 14, 2017
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A special presentation of Maria Konnikova’s new podcast, about long cons and the characters who perpetrate them.

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Apr 14, 2017
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An important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.

6 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Donald Trump's reliance on former and current executives helps lead to a shift away from hard-line positions on China, Ex-Im Bank and NATO. The Wall Street Journal's Eli Stokols reports.

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Apr 14, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on new data on retail and consumer prices, the U.S. assessment of damage from 'Mother of All Bombs,' and a rare slump for tech stocks.

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Apr 14, 2017
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Joe Rago, Dan Henninger and Paul Gigot discuss Trump's foreign policy and the White House power struggle.