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February 13, 2018

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–On the Show:

–Molly McKew, foreign policy and strategy consultant and information warfare expert, joins David to discuss her article in Politico: “How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral”

–The White House releases its 2019 budget and it prioritizes defense and border wall appropriations over healthcare and social safety net funding, and will undoubtedly increase the deficit and national debt

–President Trump plans to cut all funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), even though federal spending on these non-profits is negligible

–A “news” website called the California Republican that churned out #ReleaseTheMemo drivel and other right-wing nonsense was being run by the campaign of Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA)

–Pennsylvania Republicans draw a new district map after their one concocted in 2011 was declared unconstitutionally gerrymandered by the US Supreme Court, and their new map is arguably just as partisan

–Former officer Stephen Mader wins a $175,000 settlement from the Weirton, West Virginia Police Department after being wrongfully terminated for not shooting a distraught and armed suspect

–Georgian College, located in Ontario, Canada, will discontinue its homeopathy program after the pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine receives more and more criticism

–Heather Holland, a second-grade teacher from Weatherford, Texas, dies from flu-related complications after delaying picking up her medication because the $116 co-payment was too high for her to afford

–Voicemail wonders why right-wingers target social justice warriors

–On the Bonus Show: Trump wants to decide what food SNAP recipients get, South African lions eat a poacher, taxpayers pay for EPA Director’s luxurious travel expenses, and much more…

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