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  • February 26, 2017

    The Iraqi army has been fighting for four months to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul, the country’s second-largest city. And Iraq’s air force has carried out its first-ever air strikes on ISIS positions inside neighboring Syria. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Kesling, who is covering the conflict, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Erbil, Iraq. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2017

    In his first address to Congress this Tuesday, President Donald Trump is likely to talk about his vision for rebuilding America’s infrastructure with a $1 trillion plan. The nation’s top funding source for transportation projects is the federal gas tax, which has been stuck at 18 cents per gallon since the early 1990s. Financial Times editor Ed Crooks joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2017

    Last year, the Obama administration froze the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, designed to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois. But President Trump has rebooted construction, which is now near completion. Public media’s “Inside Energy” in conjunction with Rocky Mountain PBS produced a documentary called “Beyond Standing Rock” set to air on PBS stations in March. Reporter Leigh Paterson has this story. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2017

    As Republicans continue to dominate Congress, Democrats on Saturday elected a new leader for their party. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who won the vote over Rep. Keith Ellison, will serve as chair of the Democratic National Committee. NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro, who is covering the DNC gathering in Atlanta, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the results. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2017

    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference came to an end on Saturday outside Washington, D.C. CPAC hosted a number of prominent Republicans, from President Donald Trump touting his conservative credentials to his adviser Steve Bannon, who talked about “deconstructing the administrative state.” For more on CPAC, Reuters political reporter Andy Sullivan joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading