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June 1, 2017

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–On the Show:

–The conclusion to our interview with Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, who joins David to discuss her book “The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class”

–Former FBI Director James Comey has been cleared to publicly testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee to address alleged obstruction of justice against President Trump and the Trump-Russia investigation

–Gawker founder and former New York Observer editor Elizabeth Spiers claims that Jared Kushner told her Donald Trump doesn’t actually believe Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US, “he just knows Republicans are stupid and they’ll buy it”

–White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump’s “covfefe” tweet was not a misspelling but an inside joke, which prompts an audience of reporters to erupt in laughter

–Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

–The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to implement a rule that would undo the current federal mandate that requires most employers to provide free contraception to their workers’ health benefits

–The Illinois State House of Representatives passes a bill that, if ultimately signed into law, would automatically register residents to vote when they visit state offices

–The Trump administration plans to return two diplomatic compounds to Russia, one near New York City and another on Maryland’s eastern shore

– finds that roughly half of Donald Trump’s 31 million followers are fake

–Voicemail wonders how long David has been a Tesla shareholder

–On the Bonus Show: US Air Force vet gets 35 years for trying to join ISIS, Ireland about to elect a 38-year-old gay Asian doctor as prime minister, Wunder Capital, and much more…

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