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Photo courtesy of the Syrian Arab News Agency

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer
Katie Cooper
Andrea Brody

Ben Carson nominated for housing secretary 6 MIN, 30 SEC

The incoming administration announced another cabinet choice today: Doctor Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He's a retired neurosurgeon and former candidate for President until he gave his support to Donald Trump. Here's an excerpt from Carson on Fox News late last month. Emily Badger, who covers urban policy for "The Upshot" at the New York Times, says the choice was a surprise to many – and for many a cause for concern.

Guests:
Emily Badger, Washington Post (@emilymbadger)

The plot thickens in Syria 32 MIN, 17 SEC

Secretary of State John Kerry said last year that Syria's Assad regime helped create ISIS — to distract the US by aiding alternative enemies in the region. Defectors from his regime now claim Assad has even attacked his own facilities — using agents he sent to infiltrate both Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Donald Trump insists that, “Syria is fighting ISIS,” hinting at closer US relations with Syria -- and with Russia, Assad's ally in bombing so-called “moderate” rebels. We look at the possible consequences of changing American policies in the Middle East, where nothing ever is what it seems to be. 

Guests:
Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran foreign correspondent (@roygutman)
Joshua Landis, University of Oklahoma (@joshua_landis)
Suhayla Sibaai, Georgetown University (@SuhaylaAdelah)
Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center (@aarondmiller2)

More:
Gutman on the Syrian regime's collusion with ISIS terrorists
Gutman on how Assad staged al Qaeda bombings
Gutman on how ISIS returned to Syria

Victory at Standing Rock as feds halt pipeline construction 11 MIN, 14 SEC

A victory — or not victory — in Standing Rock, North Dakota.


Native American "water protectors" celebrate that the Army Corps of Engineers
has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline
near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, December 4, 2016.
(Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Yesterday the voices of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe and other protesters at Standing Rock were raised in victory after the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would not permit completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. But last night, Energy Transfer Partners said it would resume construction anyway.

Guests:
Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network (@mhawea)
Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times (@LyndaVMapes)

More:
Mapes on tribal celebration after Army Corps of Engineers' rejection of pipeline easement
Indigenous Environmental Network on Obama Administration's Dakota Access Pipeline denial

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