Every year, colleges raise tuition prices yet again. That’s helped create the student debt crisis, and it’s causing more young people to skip college altogether. But what’s the government’s role here? Is it making things worse? And if so, what’s the solution? Richard Vedder, author of
“Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,” shares his thoughts.

We also cover these stories:
• Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defends his handling of Jeffrey Epstein plea deal.
• An appeals court rules that President Trump’s hotel isn’t violating the emoluments clause.
• California is becoming the first state to offer Medicaid to young adult illegal immigrants.

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Iran is forging ahead with its nuclear program, and that’s creating more uncertainty in the Middle East. So what’s the best way to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons? Today Luke Coffey of The Heritage Foundation has some ideas.

We also cover these stories:
• Democrat leaders call for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign over his 2008 deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein.
• President Trump defends Acosta, but says White House is looking at deal.
• BET founder Robert Johnson praises Trump on the economy, says Democrat party is becoming too extreme.

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In the last 15 years, Texas has led the way among red states showing how small government is the path to prosperity. But the Texas economic miracle can’t be told without mentioning the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the leading conservative think tank in the Lone State State. Brooke Rollins built that foundation up to become a policy powerhouse promoting freedom and limited government. She talks about her years in think tank leadership, and how they prepared her for her current role in the Trump administration. Plus: A new poll shows Americans rarely seek guidance from their clergy.

We also cover these stories:
• Iran is officially in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal.
• New York takes another step toward exposing President Trump’s tax returns.
• President Trump isn’t happy with Britain or Prime Minister Teresa May, after the British ambassador’s unflattering comments about the Trump administration were leaked.

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Jennifer Zeng grew up admiring the Communist Party of China and adhering to its stringent rules. But her life changed forever when she embraced religion and was swept up in a government crackdown on Falun Gong. Arrested four times as a young adult and held as a prisoner in a labor camp, she quickly woke up to the horrors of living in a socialist state. After being subject to brutal torture, Zeng managed to escape China and now tells about the evils of socialism and communism.

At a time when more Americans are embracing Karl Marx’s teachings, Chris Wright has helped Zeng share her story as part of a network called the Anticommunism Action Team. They recently spoke to The Daily Signal along with Darian Diachok, who escaped from Soviet-era Ukraine as an infant and has helped former Soviet satellite states democratize and overcome their failed communist systems.

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Thanks for joining us this Independence Day! We hope you’re enjoying the barbecue and fireworks. President Donald Trump has said the firework display in D.C. will be “the show of a lifetime,” but of course, it hasn’t come without controversy. Many a liberal and libertarian has knocked the idea of military parade. Today we’ll consider what kind of July 4 celebration is most fitting with the American tradition. But first, we’ll play a historic Fourth of July speech from President Ronald Reagan.

We also cover these stories:
-Trump contradicts Department of Commerce on 2020 census, says he is “absolutely moving forward” with citizenship question
-Iran warns Europe it increase uranium enrichment even further if a new deal isn’t reached
-A judge blocks the Trump administration’s policy keeping asylum-seekers detained

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Money in politics has gotten a bad rap, especially from the left — which is odd, because some of the biggest money around in politics is liberal money. The Capital Research Center has traced where the money is in U.S politics, and recently I spoke with their president, Scott Walter. He unpacked the idea of “dark money” and explained who’s paying who, and what kind of impact it actually has. Plus: As we approach Independence Day, national pride is at a new low. What’s up with that? We’ll discuss.

We also cover these stories:
• The House Ways and Means Committee has filed a lawsuit to get President Trump’s tax returns.
• The Border Patrol is saying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misrepresented the detention facilities at the border.
• President Trump is promising planes–and tanks–at this year’s 4th of July celebration in Washington, D.C.

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Are America’s best days behind it? Or is there a way to return to the values that our Founding Fathers and so many subsequent generations held? Tim Goeglein, co-author of the new book “American Restoration: How Faith, Family and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation” is an optimist about the future–believing Americans can rebuild their culture from the ground up, starting in their own neighborhoods.

We also cover these stories:
• Iran announces it has more uranium than was allowed under the Iran agreement.
• President Donald Trump is mad at New York state, which he says is targeting him unfairly.
• Sen. Ted Cruz calls for Justice Department to investigate after a journalist is attacked by Antifa.

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Brent Bozell and Tim Graham of the Media Research Center discuss their new book, “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump.” https://amzn.to/2JdFN6B

It is no secret that some of America’s most notable media personalities dislike President Donald Trump. Bozell and Graham have the research to prove it and break down why it’s so bad. They also reveal who tops the list and how the American people can find other sources of trustworthy news.

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Today Daniel Davis sits down with The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Phillips, an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, to discuss what’s going on with Iran. Is war on the horizon? Why is Iran suddenly so aggressive? And what’s driving the conflict?

We also cover these stories:
• The Supreme Court hands down a major decision on gerrymandering.
• Twitter takes a step that could affect President Trump’s presence on the platform.
• Oregon GOP lawmakers aren’t showing up to work–because they’re trying to block a cap-and-trade bill.

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Health care reform isn’t moving in Congress, but for Americans overall, it still registers as a top issue. Rep. Paul Gosar, a former dentist whose time in the practice has given him unique insights into health care reform, joins the podcast to discuss. Plus: A US soccer player won’t visit the White House, and a waiter spits on Eric Trump. What does it all say about our politics?

We also cover these stories:
• House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says he expects Robert Mueller to have “a profound impact” when he testifies before Congress on July 17.
• Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, vowed to resist the U.S. in the wake of new sanctions targeting him and other senior Iranian officials.
• Clint Eastwood will make a move in Georgia this summer, despite Hollywood’s cries to boycott the state over its pro-life law.

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Republican Study Committee chairman Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, join us to share their thoughts on immigration, socialism, bipartisanship and more.

We also cover these stories on the podcast:
• President Trump sends a sharp warning to Iran.
• A British court overrules an earlier ruling requiring a mentally disabled woman to have an abortion.
• Illinois becomes the eleventh state to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

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“What was pretty amazing to me … is just how bold these individuals are when they’re crossing the border, giving themselves up knowing that they’re going to get released and they’re going to get released into the United States and that they’re going to be able to disappear into the shadows of society,” says Brandon Judd, a Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council.

We also cover these stories:
• President Donald Trump is launching new sanctions against Iran.
• Britain is forcing a mentally disabled woman to have an abortion against her wishes.
• The NBA commissioner is suggesting the league move away from the term “owner.”

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On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we feature an interview with Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. She explains how her organization took on the IRS and won an important victory in court.

Plus, American colleges and universities were at one time highly regarded and trusted institutions. Today, they are more often in the news for suppressing free speech and driving up student loan debt. We bring you a commentary from Lindsey Burke, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy.

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U.S.-Iran tensions just reached a new level: Iran shot down an American drone. In today’s episode, we unpack the situation with Tom Spoehr, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense and a former Army general. Plus: Days after Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez compared U.S. border camps to Nazi concentration camps, a Polish member of Parliament is inviting her to Poland to potentially rethink her comparison. Rachel and Daniel discuss.

We also cover the following stories:
-Supreme Court rules the Peace Cross war memorial can stand
-Democratic staffer who attempted to doxx senators heads to prison
-Rhode Island legalizes abortion up to birth

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High school track athlete Selina Soule lost her opportunity for an athletic scholarship when a male transgender athlete beat her in a contest. This week she filed a federal discrimination complaint, saying she was deprived of her Title IX rights. Listen to Kelsey Bolar’s exclusive interview with Soule. Plus: If you’re a young conservative activist (or if you know one), you might want to check out the Leadership Institute, a nonprofit group that’s training the next generation of conservative leaders. Stephen Rowe of the Leadership Institute joins us to share how he’s working to reach the next generation of conservatives.

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Right now, there are a million illegal immigrants who have exhausted all their legal appeals–and yet still are living in the country, illegally, partially thanks to lackluster deportation efforts by the Obama administration. Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to discuss what Immigration and Customs Enforcement can do, and how.

We also cover these stories:
• Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan steps down, and Army Secretary Mark Esper is named the new acting defense secretary.
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares migrant detention centers to concentration camps.
• Parkland student Kyle Kashuv reiterates how sorry he is for using a racist term, after Harvard rescinds his admission.

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Daniel Di Martino grew up in Venezuela, and left the country as socialism was taking its grip. Now, he’s on a mission to convince young people that socialism is destructive. Our colleague and senior news producer Kelsey Bolar recently sat down with Daniel to hear his story, and today we share that exclusive interview. Plus: Great Britain is banning “harmful” gender stereotypes in advertising. That’s a move that would shock many Americans—but then again, we enjoy the First Amendment. Rachel and Daniel discuss.

We also cover the following stories:
-Iran says it will break its uranium stockpile limit in the next 10 days.
-The Supreme Court sends a wedding cake case back to Oregon.
-Nearly 2 million Hong Kong protesters take to the streets in opposition to the extradition bill.

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On today’s episode we feature an interview with Julio Gonzalez, chairman of Engineered Tax Services, and Stephen Moore, a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Gonzalez and Moore discuss the benefits of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses.

We also share letters to the editor from our readers about Daily Signal reporter Fred Lucas’ recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. Your letter could be featured on our show; write us at [email protected] or call 202-608-6205.

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Connecticut has put in place diversity quotas for certain magnet schools, meaning the racial breakdown of those schools has to stay relatively fixed. That policy is backfiring on the state, which is now being sued by parents—largely African-American—saying that it adversely affects their kids. I recently sat down with Gwen Samuel, the plaintiff in that case, and today we’ll share that exclusive interview. Plus: CNN’s Jim Acosta says the media is doing a great job and there’s no bias. Rachel and I will discuss.

We also cover the following stories:
-President Trump sparks a furor with his election interference remarks.
-U.S. blames Iran for suspected attack on civilian oil tankers.
-Federal budget deficit grows 39% in first eight months of the year.

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Around the world, religious liberty remains under threat. In China, a million Uighurs Muslims are now in internment camps–and it’s not the only nation were there’s no true freedom of religion. Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, joins us to discuss.

We also cover these stories:
• President Trump suggests 2,000 troops may be moved from Germany to Poland.
• Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband when she was still legally married to a different man.
• Nevada passes law making it illegal to not hire someone because their drug test showed marijuana use.

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