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Matter of Fact  Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien offers a fresh take on political news to deliver conversations as diverse as America. Here, facts matter.

Small cities are still struggling up and down the Gulf Coast, a year after Hurricane Harvey.
And for @mayorfreeman, it’s about trying to rebuild both his town and his own home.

Pres. Trump is appointing a record number of judges in the appellate courts.
Why does that matter?
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) joins @soledadobrien this weekend.

Hurricane Harvey victims outside of Houston are still fighting for relief a year after the storm.
@soledadobrien checks in with Port Arthur’s @MayorFreeman who says they don’t even have the equipment to rebuild.

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#SoledadObrien sent a crew to #PortArthur to film one year after #Harvey. I appreciate her making sure we’re not forgotten.


Senate Democrats are saying “Slow Down!” on the President’s Supreme Court nominee.
@soledadobrien speaks with Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) about why Democrats are requesting more information.

Dueling DACA orders: keep it or kill it?
Does it end up before the Supreme Court?
@Soledadobrien speaks with immigration attorney and former DACA recipient Cesar Vargas.

Kalief Browder spent three years on Rikers Island jail as a teen without being convicted of a crime.
When he got out, he killed himself.
Now his brother Akeem is fighting to keep more kids from suffering.

Will you vote with your wallet this November?
@soledadobrien speaks with economist Nell Abernathy about why a lot of middle class Americans aren’t feeling the growing economy.

87% of Americans say Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the U.S.
So why is Congress waiting on a judicial fix?
@soledadobrien speaks with immigration attorney and former DACA recipient Cesar Vargas.

Rikers Island, New York’s most notorious jail, still holds juvenile inmates with adults.
@soledadobrien speaks with Akeem Browder, who was a teen when served time at Rikers.

The economy is on the up and up! But is your paycheck?
Economist Nell Abernathy tells @soledadobrien why some Americans still feel left behind.

“Doesn’t matter how old your child is… you’re still not going to allow them to die.”
She’s fighting to afford her daughter’s lifesaving medicine, now made unaffordable by skyrocketing costs. Hear her story this weekend.

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