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Another day brings another fragile ceasefire in Aleppo. The International Committee of the Red Cross says buses and ambulances are now evacuating people — after the first convoy was fired on by snipers.
Erika Solomon, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, joins us from Beirut.
The Pro-Life movement plans to hold Donald Trump to written promises he made late in the general election campaign. Leaders say they're more energized than at any time since Roe v. Wade granted women the right to choose 43 years ago.
Next month, Republicans in Congress are prepared to introduce new federal restrictions on abortion as well as complete de-funding of Planned Parenthood. We hear what that could mean — especially in Blue states, where Planned Parenthood provides a whole range of women's health services.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times (@SherylNYT)
Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList)
Sue Dunlap, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (@PPLosAngeles)
Mary Ziegler, Florida State University (@FSUCollegeofLaw)
Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America (@NARAL)
On Monday, 538 members of the Electoral College will meet to cast ballots for president and vice president and there's much debate about whether electors should — or legally could -- vote their conscience. Is there any chance of de-railing the President-elect? Martin Sheen, Debra Messing and other Hollywood performers have a message for the Electors: vote your conscience:
Lawrence Lessig after delivering a lecture at Wesleyan University in 2010
Photo by Sage Ross
Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He's now part of a group called Electors Trust, offering legal advice to electors in states that voted for Donald Trump.
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Has the ‘Year of the Woman’ finally arrived? Women’s Rights are still not guaranteed by the Constitution, despite generations of effort. Will #MeToo, #TimesUp and backlash against President Trump make this a year of liberation? More women are running for office than ever before. And black women are especially energized. We’ll hear how times may be changing for women--in culture and at the ballot box.
The shutdown highlights a broken system “To the Point” goes beyond the current blame game and explains the political calculations behind government shutdowns. You need to know, because the next one may be just weeks away. You’ll get the history of a self-defeating strategy the mainstream media don’t have time to tell you. On our Talking Point: the continuing Trump Campaign wears out the best of reporters.
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