Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore ; Senator Jeff Sessions speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Jeff Sessions has opposed immigration reform. We find out what he might do about undocumented immigrants.
The chancellor of the California State University system says he will do all he can to protect undocumented students. We talk to him about what that means, and the likelihood of tuition increases.
Timothy P. White, California State University
President Obama leaves office in 10 days. He has a mixed legacy at home and abroad when it comes to immigration, health care and fighting terrorism.
The way ahead
Hello Kitty has a new friend: a 25-year-old angry red panda named Aggretsuko. After a stressful work day at the office, she hits the bottle and local karaoke joint. How does she represent the tenor of the times?
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