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A DM from GM
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the Capital Gazette shooting, to the EU's borders, to General Motors' tariff worries.
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Japan Plays Fair, Japan Wins Square
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from president Trump's date with Putin, to gay conversion therapy, to Japan's World Cup tie-breaker.
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Justice Kennedy Says Au Revoir
Jayson De Leon has two things to kick off your day – starting with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and ending with the man who worked for free even though he was millions in the hole.
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Los Niños Robados
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Trump's Supreme Court victory, to Spain's stolen children, to Uber's fortunes in London.
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Gorsuch Takes a Swing at the Voting Rights Act
Jayson De Leon has two things to start your day – from Mueller obtaining the phones and computer of Erik Prince to Neil Gorsuch's position on the Voting Rights Act.
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Mick Mulvaney's Long Haul Overhaul
Jayson De Leon has a few things to kickoff your weekend from a 5-objective disaster plan from NASA to the Trump administration's attempt to put a stranglehold on government benefit programs.
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Vladimir Putin, You're On the Clock
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from a Supreme Court decision on sales taxes to yet another summit in the making. Plus, the NBA Draft.
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Asteroid Deflection? Planet Earth Is on It
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Trump's executive order, to legal pot in Canada, to asteroid defense.
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Tears at the Border
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the U.S.-Mexico border, to Colombia, to Mexico City after one epic World Cup goal.
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Iron Tower, Glass Walls
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the latest trade war salvo, to Paul Manafort's jailing, to the Eiffel Tower.
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A Gift Unlike Any Other for President Trump
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from the NY State Attorney General's gift to Donald Trump to a heated exchange in the White House press room.
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World Cup Fever?
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from what's next for North Korea, to the Antarctic, to the World Cup's kickoff.
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AT&T and All That Javanka Money
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from a judge's decision on the AT&T and Time Warner merger to a last minute underdog for the World Cup!
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The Paperless President
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from a tough decision on immigration, to net neutrality, to president Trump's "filing" system.
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Adieu, Bourdain
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the latest charge against Paul Manafort, to the opioid crisis, to the mark left by culinary traveler Anthony Bourdain.
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Rosenstein's Role and the G6+1
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from President Trump’s reluctant trip to Québec to different arguments around a potential Rosenstein recusal.
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You Sunk My Dataship!
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Paul Ryan and SPYGATE, to a commuted life sentence, to the coast of Scotland.
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Pruitt's Chick-fil-A Dreams and Trump's Pardons
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from the EPA administrator's Chick-fil-A based hopes and dreams to a President who has found a new toy. Plus, a quick update on that Manafort witness tampering case.
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Manafort's Witness Tampering and Trump's NFL Me...
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from one senator’s attempt to get into a former Walmart housing hundreds of refugee children to an NFL team’s disinvitation to the White House.
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#NeverAgain... Again
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the latest American school shooting, to the DRC's Ebola outbreak, to UN action on Gaza.
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Baby Bust
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Kushner Companies' bailout, to a battlefield in Niger, to America's baby bust.
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The Gang That Can't Keep Their Lies Straight
Jayson De Leon has two things to kick off your day – from the Senate Intelligence Committee's release of documents surrounding the Trump Tower meeting to Trump repaying Michael Cohen.
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Haspel Has the Votes and Preet May Be Looking f...
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day, from Gina Haspel's inevitable confirmation to the mean spirited escalation on border security.
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They're Coming Home
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from North Korea's prisoner release, to ire in Iran, to Gina Haspel's confirmation hearings.
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Michael Cohen's Problems Just Get Worse
Jayson De Leon has two things to start your day – from President Trump withdrawing from the Iran deal to all that funky activity around Michael Cohen's Essential Consulting account.
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Eric Schneiderman's Quick Resignation
Jayson De Leon has two things to track on Tuesday from Trump's announcement on the Iran deal to NY Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, resigning.
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A General Cloud of Suspicion
Jayson De Leon has three things to kickoff your Cinco de Mayo – from being perhaps not-so-tough on Russia to Qatar's latest addition to the Trump World Tower building.
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Marsquakes for Thanksgiving
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the feds on Michael Cohen, to a disaster in India, to the surface (and depths) of Mars.
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Starbucks and Two Bucks
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the Ty Cobbs' retirement, to Iowa's abortion bill, to a settlement in Philadelphia.
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Bob's Questions
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from what Robert Mueller wants to know, to Palestine, to Facebook moving on.
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How to Not Start a Conversation
Jayson De Leon has three things to start your day – from John Kelly calling Trump an "idiot" to a fascinating history of the laff box.
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Weekend Edition
Mary Wilson has today's rundown: Why you should stop calling yourself Facebook's product, a torrent of excuses for self-conscious seltzer water obsessives, and New York Times reporter Amy Chozick shares her secret weapon: babka.
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The Trump Slump
Mary Wilson has today's rundown: Emmanuel Macron went to Congress and preached to the choir, an explanation of President Trump's splash-and-crash cycle, and a Port Authority's new ethics code claims its first victim.
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The Caravan Gets Closer, Trump Freaks Out
Jayson De Leon has three things to start your day – from "the caravan" heading north to Ronan Farrow's appearance on The Gist.
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When One Nomination Solidifies Another Gets Its...
Jayson De Leon has three things to start your day – from the death of a Russian journalist to the two nominations that went in separate directions on Monday.
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Cuba Minus the Castros
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Comey's memos, to new immigration rules, to Cuba minus the Castros.
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Pompeo's Problem
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Pompeo and Pruitt, to Puerto Rico, to a dangerous World War II relic in Berlin.
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Two Goodbyes to Two Firsts
Jayson De Leon has a few things to start your day – from Mike Pompeo meeting Kim Jong-un to the President seeking some new counsel.
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Hello, Hannity?
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Hannity's lawyer, to James Comey's press tour, to a deadly prison riot.
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One Tough Turtle
Mary Wilson has today’s three things: Facebook faces more trouble abroad, why our money’s on Australia’s punk turtle, and the trolling of Mick Mulvaney.
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New Lines in the Sand South of the Summit
Jayson De Leon has two things to start your day – from the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru to a discovery of new lines in the sand 250 miles south of the event.
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This Is Why Paul Ryan Works Out
Mary Wilson has today’s three things: Everyone is dumping on retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, South Korea puts the kibosh on a joint intel operation, and we remember comedy godmother Mitzi Shore.
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The Overton Window, But For Babies
Mary Wilson has today's rundown: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Congress and one study identifies the key "window" for having babies while closing the gender pay gap.
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A Manual for One Not the Other
Jayson De Leon has two things you should know to start your day – from former tech CEOs appearing on Capitol Hill to the raid on Michael Cohen's office.
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The Calm Before "the Storm"
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the looming trade war, to a bad week for presidents past, to a sprawling conspiracy theory... the Storm.
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Scott Pruitt
Jayson De Leon has two updates to start the day – from the swamp and from Beantown.
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Federal Policy, But Improv!
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the National Guard, to the US presence in Syria, to the world's fastest (?) drone.
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Mr. President, What Was Your Intention?
Jayson De Leon has just one quick update today about The Washington Post's latest story on the Mueller investigation.
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Aiding, Abetting, or Innocent
Pierre Bienaimé has just one thing you need to know about today—the trial of Noor Salman.
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Too French to Fire
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the umpteenth White House shakeup, to Poland's missile defense, to the case of the French waiter.
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37 Miles An Hour
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the US census, to Baton Rouge, to Kim Jong-un's cushy train ride.
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Everybody Wants This Job (Nobody Wants This Job)
Jayson De Leon has two things you should know to start your day – from the 60 Russian diplomats expelled from the US to the lone lawyer left in Trump's corner in the Russia investigation.
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Soviet Ways
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know this weekend—from Washington's $1.3 trillion spending bill, to a woman inspired by the movies, to FX's The Americans.
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Resigning in the Midst of Scandal in America an...
Jayson De Leon has three resignations to tell you about – a National Security Advisor, a lawyer, and a President all on their way out.
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A Gentle Giant Says Goodbye
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from the explosions in Texas, to Mohammed bin Salman, to the death of a species.
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Putting the Sham in Shamrocks
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Gina Haspel's bad rap, to the firing of the FBI's number 2, to the many, many Saint Patrick's day lies.
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Did Mueller Cross a Line? Did We All?
Jayson De Leon has two things to start your day and they're all about lines – from Mueller looking into the Trump Organization to a judge reenforcing lines with two of Mueller's indictees.
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Prototypes to a Promise
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Rexit, to the CIA's next director, to Trump's prototypes for the border wall.
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Will the Real Bruce Willis Please Stand Up?
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know today—from Russia-linked assassinations, to centrifuges, to fake Bruce Willis news.
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Michael Cohen's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Ve...
Jayson De Leon has two things to kick off your weekend – from Michael Cohen's questionable emails to a quick update on that poisoned Russian spy.
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Summit Wrong With That?
Is Trump caving on his demands and planning to meeting with North Korea after all? Plus, steel yourself for tariffs. And Slate explains why L'Affaire Russe is so much more.
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A President Ensnared in Scandal (No, Not That One)
Jayson De Leon has one story about the Peruvian President to kick off your day.
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A Lawyer, Guns, and Money
Was it ethical to put Sam Nunberg on live TV? Why ghost guns are the spookiest guns of all. And the teachers' strike ends in West Virginia.
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When Sam Nunberg's Business Became All Of Our B...
Jayson De Leon has three things you should probably know to kick off your day. Mostly Sam Nunberg but also a curious incident outside of London and some advice for Michael Cohen.
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K-Pop On Ice, But Relations Getting Warmer?
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to know—from the post-Weinstein Oscars, to the Korean peninsula, to H.R. McMaster.
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Hanging Out With Santa, Not the Penguins
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to start your day – from Russia's nuclear capabilities, to Trump's steel tariffs, to Jared Kushner's money moves.
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Trump Without Hope and Jared Short on Clearance
Jayson De Leon has two things you should know to start your day – from Hope Hicks' soon-to-be departure to the security clearance "situation" around the White House.
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Back From the Hill, And Back to School
Pierre Bienaimé has three things to start your day – from Billy Graham's eldest son, to Syria, to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Catch Me Outside (in Lima)
Jayson De Leon has three things to start your day – from union busting, to stock problems, to the humanitarian crisis in South America.
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One Must Reflect On Thyself
Jayson De Leon has a quick rundown of the day's news from the unusual self reflection of our President to the plea deal of Rick Gates.
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Look at Those Kids Go
Mary Wilson has today's rundown: Dahlia Lithwick's latest on the impressive students from Parkland and Mark Joseph Stern's take on Pennsylvania's ongoing legal battle over redistricting.
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Trolls Gonna Troll
Mary Wilson with today's roundup: Russian bots react to the Mueller indictment, an insider's account of Russia's troll farm, and a refresher course on the White Horse Prophecy.
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Three Acts on Silence
Jayson De Leon has three things and a take to kick off your week – from Trump's Twitter rage over the indictments to the NBA's All Star Weekend.
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Steak and Mashed Potatoes With a Side of Indict...
Jayson De Leon has a few of the latest stories heading into the weekend including Ronan Farrow's latest report, more updates on the Florida school shooting, and the indictments released by Robert Mueller.
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Qubits, Jacob Zuma, and Robot Skiers
Pierre Bienaimé has a couple of things you need to know and one thing that you more than likely don't — from Quantum computing to Jacob Zuma and robot skiers.
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Porter, Bipartisanship, and PepsiCo
Pierre Bienaimé has a couple of things you need to know and one thing that you more than likely don't — from Rob Porter to DACA to PepsiCo's earnings.
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An Ode to Infrastructure
Jayson De Leon has a couple of things you need to know and one thing that you more than likely don't — from infrastructure to the White House to the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Pardon Our Appearance
We're getting a makeover.
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The Left Shark (Finally) Explains Himself
Josh Voorhees has one thing you need to know, one thing you need to read, and one thing you need to hear—and none of them involve Donald Trump.
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The State of the State of the Union
Josh Voorhees has one thing you need to know, one thing you need to read, and one thing you need to hear—all concerning’s Donald Trump’s first State of the Union.
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The Darks Arts of Paul Manafort
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: The Atlantic goes deep on Trump’s indicted ex-campaign manager, the Cleveland Indians give up on casual racism, and Donald Trump flunks science (again).
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‘I Added the Green’
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Sean Hannity tries—and fails—to dismiss a new bombshell about Trump; the U.S. government once turned to fiction to plan for a nuclear apocalypse; and a museum curator trolls the president with a golden toilet.
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Take Me to Church
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: John Kerry considers another White House bid, a Detroit paper pays a front-page tribute to some brave women, and a Republican congressman is mighty confused about the Immaculate Conception.
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The “God’s Plan” Defense
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: he tells you about the alarming frequency of school shootings in 2018, he explains the conservative war cry of #ReleasetheMemo, and he unpacks the Christian right’s defense of Trump.
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Finding (Juvenile) Joy in the Shutdown
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: The best thing about the shutdown (it’s a low bar!); Ted Cruz Ted Cruzes (and gets called out for it); and RIP, Rosie the Riveter.
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What the Democrats Got (And What They Didn’t)
Josh Voorhees runs you through the Senate compromise and tells you what it might mean for the next shutdown.
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Shutdown, (White) Supremacy, and … Sharks?
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Washington edges toward a shutdown, Fox News decides diversity is a bad thing, and Stormy Daniels talks about Trump, sex, and sharks.
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A Sassy Gray Lady
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Donald Trump (once again) undercuts the GOP agenda with a tweet; Rex Tillerson’s unusual, old-school way of keeping up with his boss’ Twitter feed; and the New York Times’ response to the “Fake News Awards.”
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A Storms a Comin’
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: The GOP has a Dreamer-free plan to avoid a shutdown; a tabloid has the latest twist in the Trump-Stormy Daniels story; and Jeff Flake compares the president to Stalin on the Senate floor
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What to Make of Aziz
Josh Voorhees explains the Democratic divide in the shutdown fight, plays you a clip of a flustered Trump cabinet secretary on the Hill, and offers up some recommended reading to help you make sense of the Aziz Ansari story.
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‘Sh*tholes’ and Racists
Josh Voorhees has one thing you need to know, one thing you need to read, and you need to hear about Donald Trump’s latest vulgarity.
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With 'Friends' Like These
Josh Voorhees explains how Donald Trump got confused by his ‘Fox & Friends,’ tells you about a new effort to document the Trump-Fox feedback loop, and lets the president tell you himself how much TV he watches.
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‘The Apprentice’ Meets ‘The West Wing’
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Dianne Feinstein pulls a fast one on the president; the real problem with ‘Fire and Fury’; and another Republican congressman throws in the towel.
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Bloody Noses & a Disgraced Sheriff
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: A new report suggests U.S. officials are debating a pre-emptive strike at North Korea; what Joe Arpaio’s Senate campaign means for the Trump-Bannon feud; and an overlooked moment from the Globes.
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Oprah-mentum!
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe speech; Donald Trump’s (allegedly) short workday; and the brewing fight over Golden Globes winner Three Billboards.
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The Bills Make Me Wanna Shout
Josh Voorhees brings you an all-NFL episode: a new ESPN story has the dirt on Tom Brady and his coach; Jemele Hill talks about Colin Kaepernick, race, and redemption in pro sports; and delirious Buffalo fans get creative thanking another team’s QB.
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‘Fire and Fury’ and Fact-Checking
Josh Voorhees unpacks the latest juicy gossip from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book, and has a clip you need to hear that has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump.
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Gangstas, Bullhorns, and Treason
Josh Voorhees with the rundown: Steve Bannon talks to a journalist, North Korea and South Korea talk to each other, and Jeopardy judges talk about Coolio.
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Credit Where Credit Isn’t Due
Josh Voorhees returns to tell you about one thing you need to know, one thing you need to read, and one thing you need to hear.
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