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Ari Melber: Bring the Ruckus—and Sustainable Policy Ideas

Ari Melber: Bring the Ruckus—and Sustainable Policy Ideas

Ed and Daniella chat with Ari Melber—host of MSNBC's "The Beat With Ari Melber"—to discuss the increasingly strained relationship between Congress and the Trump administration, as well as the debate around criminal justice reform.

As Congress attempts to exert its oversight powers over the White House in the wake of the Mueller report, relations between the (co-equal!) legislative and executive branches have grown as tense as they’ve ever been during the Trump administration. To help unpack it all, Ari Melber—chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and host of the network’s popular evening program “The Beat With Ari Melber”—sat down with Daniella and Ed live from the Center for American Progress’ annual Ideas Conference. Melber dives into how he’s observed the strained relationship between the branches of government, as well as how the debate about criminal justice reform has changed and reconfigured since Donald Trump became president. The Wu-Tang Clan, importantly, are also discussed.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager