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Upgrades: New NAFTA, Executive Order, Campaign Transparency

Upgrades: New NAFTA, Executive Order, Campaign Transparency

Skimm This - December 11, 2019 - 14:04

People on both sides of the aisle in DC might finally be on the same page about something: a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. We’ll explain what you need to know. Meanwhile, President Trump announced he’s signing an executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism that could affect how the US interprets Judaism. We’ll explain what this has to do with the Civil Rights Act. Also on today’s show: how the presidential candidates are talking about money, and Time Magazine’s youngest Person of the Year.

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