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Episode 75

The Senate Is in Sessions

There’s a lot going on in Washington this week—a lot that will have ripple effects for the fight for equality across the country. First, CAP government affairs expert and former hill staffer Ryan Collins returns to update us on where Congressional Republicans stand on their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Then, Ian Millhiser, the Justice Editor of ThinkProgress, unpacks Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing—and looks at what an Attorney General Sessions would mean for justice and civil rights in the U.S. Finally, we’re joined by the Harvard Medical School professor behind a new study finding that repealing Obamacare would dramatically worsen the nation’s opioid epidemic. But first, Jeremy Slevin—sorry, “The Slevs”—gives us a run-down of the week’s biggest stories for this week’s installment of In Case You Missed It.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Ryan Collins: @collinsr
Ian Millhiser: @imillhiser
Jeremy Slevin: @jeremyslevin

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Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Rebecca worked directly with low-income individuals and communities as a legal aid attorney in Philadelphia

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