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Photo: Capitol Hill (Courtesy of Bill Dickinson)

Week in politics: Health care, intelligence investigation, Gorsuch 16 MIN, 32 SEC

The vote for the Republican healthcare plan was set for this afternoon, but wasn’t going to get the votes needed to pass it. So what’s the political fallout? The investigation into Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign took another twist today. Will Democrats filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Guests:
Vann R. Newkirk, The Atlantic (@fivefifths)
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate (@dahlialithwick)
Jonathan Landay, Reuters (@JonathanLanday)

More:
8 things we won’t know about the AHCA until after the House votes on it
The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy, explained
What we learned about Neil Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Why LA County's Sheriff opposes California's 'sanctuary state' bill 11 MIN, 12 SEC

LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has come out against a bill that would make California a sanctuary state. The California Values Act would bar state and local police from helping federal immigration officials detain undocumented immigrants. He says the bill would hinder the work of his agency, and force ICE agents into communities.

 
Jim McDonnell is sheriff of LA County (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Guests:
Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff (@LACoSheriff)

How is 'Life' different from 'Alien?' 14 MIN, 49 SEC

Our critics look at the new space thriller “Life;” a remake of the graphic novel “Wilson;” and remakes of old TV shows “Chips” and “The Power Rangers.”


(Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures)

Guests:
Tim Grierson, Film Critic (@TimGrierson)
Christy Lemire, What The Flick?! (@christylemire)

How a wedding dress reality show caused political crisis in Angola 5 MIN, 59 SEC

TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” was the root of a massive corruption scandal in the African nation of Angola. It involved the daughter of a government official, nine custom-made dresses, and the single-biggest sales receipt in the history of the bridal shop at the center of the show.

Guests:
Willard Foxton, Television producer (@WillardFoxton)

More:
The frock that rocked a nation

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