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AirTalk® FOR December 18, 2017

Trump’s new foreign policy strategy places ‘America First’

AirTalk brings you President Trump’s national security speech live, plus analysis and a debate with our experts on his position. We also parse through this week’s political news; dive into the future of workplace romances as high-profile sexual misconduct scandals continue to make headlines; and more. See full episode >
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