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    Housing Assistance for Low-Income Families

    Emily Badger talked about rental assistance provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to low-income Americans and a HUD effort to encourage municipalities to reduce housing segregation.

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    Immigration Policy

    Marc Rosenblum talked about ongoing congressional controvery over “sanctuary cities.” "Sanctuary cities" are jurisdictions around the country that have polices to shelter illegal immigrants and do not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws. Mr. Rosenblum also discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on immigration.

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    Highway Trust Fund

    Bud Wright talked about the role of the highway trust fund and legislative efforts to fund it before it runs out of money at the end July.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) criticism of Senate Republican leadership. Politico’s Manu Raju was interviewed by phone about Senator Cruz’s role in debate the previous day in a rare Sunday session.

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    Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

    Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon talked about their documentary Best of Enemies, which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal. In 1968, during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, ABC sponsored ten debates in which the two writers and commentators talked about the issues of the day, from war, to politics, God, and sex. The guests also discussed their careers as filmmakers as well as politics, music, race relations, and other cultural elements of American society.

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    President Johnson Medicare Phone Calls

    This is a C-SPAN radio produced program of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 White House recordings on Medicare. Audio with still photos.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Harold Rogers

    House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the appropriations process, which had become increasingly encumbered by partisanship in recent years, and the potential for a continuing resolution and an omnibus bill in the fall. He discussed the small number of House members who had experienced “regular order,” the process by which Congress works on bills in committee, engages with stakeholders, offers and votes on amendments to bills, and passes or rejects legislation. Other topics included presidential politics and the campaign of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    Jason Marczak talked about challenges to the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba following the reopening of the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.