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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talk to reporters in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House October 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and McConnell tried to erase reporting that they were not on the same page with the GOP legislative agenda and priorities. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Law enforcement gathers at First Baptist Church
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event highlighting the opioid crisis in the U.S. October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump plans to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to declare a nationwide public health emergency in an effort to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths across the nation. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Two experts explain the what, when, why, where, and how of government bailouts.

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Jimmy and guest Ioana Marinescu explore how a universal basic income might work

Sessions announces end of DADA

Fact-checking his statements with Politifact editor

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Many of the buildings left on the former George Air Force Base are empty, including the hospital, which sits near a water tower. (Corinne Roels/News21)

News21 reporters bring us inside their investigation into the military’s ongoing water contamination problem.

The front of the Dirksen Senate Building (lower R) February 3, 2004 in Washington, DC. . (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

You may think the Senators have all the say — but there’s one person in the Senate who may have even more power: the Senate Parliamentarian.

Members of the group Code Pink protest against escalating threats of military action in North Korea August 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Recent reports of advances in North Korean nuclear technology and escalating verbal threats between North Korea and the United States have dominated the news for the past few days. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Two researchers talk about where social movements are going from here

Protesters attend the Women's March on Washington, with the U.S. Capitol seen in the background, on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Large crowds are attending the anti-Trump rally a day after U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Guest host Leah Wright Rigeur on the social movements realigning American politics

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (2L) administers the oath of office to U.S. President Donald Trump (L) as his wife Melania Trump holds the Bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Why there are limits in the analogies between Donald Trump and previous historical figures.

A sign that reminds people to update their addresses with their voting registrations is seen at the booth of Fairfax County Democratic Committee during the annual KORUS festival, a Korean cultural festival, October 2, 2016 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It has been reported that the voter registration systems of more than 20 states were targeted by hackers in recent months. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity meets for the first time today. What can we expect?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) smiles as he heads for the Senate Floor following a meeting where he shared a new version of a healthcare bill with fellow GOP senators at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. The latest version of the proposed bill aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also knows as Obamacare. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

What would Medicaid look like under the Republican health bill?

Merkel, Trump at joint press conference
Aerial photo of the Washington Memorial with the Capitol in the background in Washington D.C. on September 26, 2003. (Photo by Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images)

How the swamp once known as the Potomac Flats came to be our nation’s capitol