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On today's show: Trump is upset nobody credits him for criminal justice reform. Greg Gutfeld says 1619 NYT Mag piece about slavery is designed to call Trump racist. Trump defends Larry Kudlow. Trump admin poorly positioned to deal with a recession, which might happen. Jill Biden says you need to suck it up and vote Biden because he's our best shot at beating Trump as new primary polls show tight race. Rashida Tlaib shares her experience in Palestine as a young girl and how dehumanizing it was. Ilhan Omar says we should withhold aid from Israel if it keeps interfering with US elected officials, violating human rights. Peter Beinart explains why Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are right to critique Israeli apartheid.

On the fun half: Ben Shapiro claims Donald Trump was not a Republican figure when he made birther claims. Flashback: Ben Shapiro pens columns in support of Trump, GOP electeds repeat birther claims. Brian Kilmeade is shocked American Jews don't support President Trump more. Pete Hegseth accuses Tlaib, Omar of supporting terrorism because of their stance on Israel. Tomi Lahren tells Crowder and Rubin to "debate Sam!" Will Biden win Super Tuesday, or run out of steam first? A caller extols the virtues of veganism.

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Twitter and Facebook suspend social media accounts linked to a Chinese disinformation campaign targeting the Hong Kong protests.

The White House is kicking around the idea of a payroll tax cut to avoid a recession before the 2020 election.

Ilhan Omar urges her fellow Democrats to visit Israel and report on the “cruel reality” of the occupation.


A group of students at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, gave a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year, according to video reviewed by The Daily Beast. It’s the second such incident in the region in the year. 

Politico reports that Planned Parenthood has pulled out of the Title X federal family planning program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule barring federally funded clinics from referring patients to abortion providers.

From Reuters, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.

A Bernie Sanders softball game sparked a last-minute controversy after Bernie sent an email to supporters promoting the game between his campaign staff and members of the press corps. CNN and ABC News have since pulled out of the event, not wanting to be associated with a “campaign fundraising effort.” (Politico)

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