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May 27, 2018

This week, we saw the letter Trump sent to the Kid Dictator cancelling the summit in Singapore, but could the cancellation heard round the world be false? What is Trump's plan what else could he want from the North Koreans? We talk to our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about the remaining concessions Trump wants from Kim before the early June summit. Then, we're headed into Europe where everyone's favorite public speaker Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of the European Parliament. Facebook, Googel and other tech giants are required to conform to a new European law focused on eliminating fake news. Will the new regulations have any effect on social media or is this more posturing to make everyone feel safe while their sharing everything with the tech giant? We speak to Mark in Europe and get his take on Zuckerberg's meeting with parliament. Finally, the Obamas get a reality show on Netflix. This time, the same people who claimed we can't take Donald Trump seriously because he was a reality star are gushing at the idea of seeing their favorite former first family in their own reality show. The hypocrisy is so deep and convoluted, not even The Rock can save us from Change is Hard.

May 20, 2018

We've been hearing the magical story of the American woman becoming a princess in real life. Every corporate media outlet in America has covered the royal wedding with reverence and wonderment, but what about the media where the royal family actually lives? Well, it's a bit different. We're dissecting what the British actually think about Markle and her family. With all the buzz over what color socks Harry wore to his wedding, the elections in Iraq went mostly unnoticed. The party of Moqtada al-Sadr came out victorious. If you don't remember al-Sadr, he lead a notorious Shia militia group during the Iraq war. What does this unprecedented win do to relationship between the US and Iraq? More importantly, what does the election mean for Iran? We'll head into Iraq and find out. Finally, we're headed to Turkey where President Erdogan is protesting the US embassy being moved to Jerusalem. Erdogan called the move a 'red line for Muslims.' We'll speak to our voice in Turkey and find out how the Turkish government is using the embassy move to bolster anti-American sentiment.

May 13, 2018

The Iran Nuclear Deal is done. Is cancelling the deal all that Trump has up his sleeve? What will the president's plan be now? What kind of new deal could the US possibly make with Iran to prevent the construction of nuclear weapons? Tune in to hear our Iranian voice explain what he thinks Trump's next move will be. Then, the date is set for the match of the century. Trump and The Kid Dictator are set to meet June 12 in Singapore. We'll speak to our resident missile defense expert about what needs to happen at the historic meeting and what Trump's strategy may be. Finally, we're headed into Israel where the US embassy in Jerusalem will open tomorrow only days after Israel launched the largest air strike since the '70s. Jared and Ivanka are already on the ground in Israel getting ready for the grand opening.

May 6, 2018

This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released information claiming that Iran only shelved their nuclear program instead of dismantling it. Was anyone expecting Iran to destroy what they had already built? With the Iran nuclear deal set to expire this week, Trump is under the gun to decide whether or not to scrap the agreement. What happens if Trump decides to scrap the deal? We'll head into the Middle East and get reactions to Netanyahu's press conference and Trump's looming decision. Last week, a caravan of migrants made their way through Mexico and crossed into the US and attempted to claim asylum. Now Trump is thinking about closing up the border for a while. It's a big claim, but will he actually follow through? We speak to our voices about what message that would send to the world. Finally, we're going Nobel. That's right, the Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama got his Nobel for being the president but this time Trump may earn one if he is able to broker a deal between the North and South Koreans. We'll get global media reaction to the idea of Trump being a Nobel Peace Prize contender.

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