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Journalist Emily Guendelsberger, author of 'On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane,' joins us.

On today's show: Stuart Varney says Democrats raising the minimum wage to $15/hour is "basically" vote buying. Ainsley Earhardt once again brings up her friend's mayo restaurant.

Journalist Emily Guendelsberger joins us to discuss her new book, 'On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane.'  In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich's 'Nickel and Dimed,' Guendelsberger worked low-wage jobs at Amazon, McDonalds, and a call center, each of which represents a growing sector of the economy. Incorporating personal experience, interviews with workers, statistics, and psychology, she paints a disturbing picture of the threat to human health and happiness posed by corporate giants incentivized to treats their workers like robots.

On the fun half: Hannity and Bongino collaborate to end school shootings with retired cop patrol. Ben Shapiro says we'll have dumb political fights over gun control instead of reform. Brian Kilmeade defends 'invasion' term allegedly used by El Paso suspect. Beto tells press he can't call out Trump by himself, press needs to call out racism. Eddie Glaude Jr. explains American exceptionalism and why we're always shocked by our innate racism and dark past.

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The NRA spent $1.6 million lobbying against background check expansion laws in months leading up to the nations latest mass shootings. (CNBC)

Meanwhile, China confirms it will be suspending agricultural product purchases in response to President Trump’s new tariffs. (CNN)

And lastly, AOC rips Mitch McConnell after a picture surfaces of young men in ‘Team Mitch’ shirts ‘groping & choking’ cutout of her. (Raw Story)


From the New Food Economy; Those fuzzy brown bowls served at Chipotle and Sweetgreen restaurants that are supposed to be compostable actually contain something called "forever chemicals" that have been linked to cancer.

The Hill reports that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler will decide whether to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump by late fall of this year 

Politico is reporting that a leading climate scientist is quitting the Agriculture Department after two decades because of the Trump administration’s efforts to bury his study showing how rice loses nutrients due to rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The findings raise potentially serious concerns for the 600 million people globally who depend on the crop for most of their calories.

And, the Dallas Morning News reports that President Donald Trump, who plans to visit El Paso this week, still owes city more than $500K for expenses related to a rally of his in February.

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