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Trump's son-in-law speaks on Russia probe 6 MIN, 23 SEC

Today marked another first for the Trump Administration as one of its least known but most controversial members faced reporters in Washington.

Jared Kushner repeated parts of a statement he released to the media just before two hours of questioning behind closed doors by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Ali Watkins, who reports for Politico, has more on Kushner’s statement and the next chapter of this unfolding story.

Guests:
Ali Watkins, Politico (@AliWatkins)

Does it take two parties to govern? 33 MIN, 37 SEC

For seven years, Republicans promised the Moon if they could take control of the White House and both houses of Congress. There's been no progress on the Mexican border-wall, infrastructure, tax cuts or Pentagon spending — not to mention Obamacare repeal and replacement. Contradictions and an incoherent agenda from the Trump White have some Republicans blaming their own President. But now, deadlines are looming for the debt limit and the budget. Can the GOP keep the government in business -- without help from the Democrats?

Guests:
Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times (@jestei)
Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute / Atlantic (@NormOrnstein)
John Feehery, Feehery Group (@JohnFeehery)
Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution (@bindersab)

More:
Steinhauer on GOP 'paralysis'
Ornstein on the disturbing process behind Trumpcare, our legislative system
Feehery on the incompetence that led to collapse of health care bill
Binder on McConnell's secretive lawmaking

One Nation After Trump

Jr., E.J. Dionne

CRISPR and understanding gene editing 9 MIN, 40 SEC

The benefits and the risks of science that can change the world.


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At MIT's Media Lab, Kevin Esvelt runs the Sculpting Evolution group. He works with genetic science that is increasing the power of human beings to control the natural world. He's on his way to Nantucket, Massachusetts and an experiment for controlling Lyme disease by "taking out the mice."

Guests:
Kevin Esvelt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (@kesvelt)

More:
Esvelt on sculpting evolution

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