Episode #78


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Last weekend, President Donald Trump issued executive orders that block people from certain majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S.—proving that he intends to follow through on his most extreme campaign promises. Jose Antonio Vargas—journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist—joins the show to talk about the administrative actions. Then, Eric Boehlert, a Senior Fellow for Media Matters, breaks down how we can keep our eye on the ball despite living in Trump’s era of “alternative facts.” But first, Ian Millhiser, the Justice Editor for ThinkProgress, explains what we can expect from Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.

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Ian Millhiser: @imillhiser
Jose Antonio Vargas: @joseiswriting
Eric boehlert: @EricBoehlert