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Episode Info: Donald Trump's second attempt at a travel ban is blocked by two different federal courts. In the meantime, his budget proposal is finally released, detailing draconian cuts to science, the arts, and programs that assist the poor, in order to pay for a massive increase in military spending and the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Then, on the 52nd anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's historic introduction of the Voting Rights Act in Congress following the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Alabama -- and just four years after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted that landmark voting law -- several court cases over the past week have, once again, found racial discrimination at the polling place by elected officials. We cover two such cases today, one that unlawfully purged African-American voters in a rural Georgia county, and the other, with far-reaching implications, in Texas, where an appellate court panel finds the state intentionally discriminated against Hispanic voters when drawing up its 2011 Congressional redistricting maps. That ruling could result in the state being required to obtain federal pre-clearance once again under the VRA before enacting any new voting laws. Finally, we close with an amusing -- and telling -- look at what Fox 'News' considers to be 'anti-Trump media bias'...Read more ยป

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