Photo credit: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses the media during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 26, 2017. (Mark Makela/ Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are ready to introduce their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’ll come after President’s Day. What will the plan entail and how will it differ from the Affordable Care Act?
There’s been an uptick in liberals citing secret plots to explain the Trump administration’s actions. The reverse is true for conservatives. According to a political scientist, losing political control can make people more vulnerable to misinformation.
Some people are drawing parallels between President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the totalitarian government in the novel 1984. The book recently climbed up Amazon’s best seller list.
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New malware has adapted to antivirus software, so how do you protect your computers now? Also, Disney has cut ties with PewDiePie after an anti-semitic stunt, and YouTube has cut his channel from its premium advertising program.
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