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Week In Politics: Roger Stone’s Sentence, Facebook On Political Ads, Biden’s Economic Plan And More

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 20: Former advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, on February 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Stone is due to be sentenced today after he was found guilty on seven felony counts of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Former advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, on February 20, 2020 in Washington, DC.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come. Here are the headlines that we’re following this week: 

  • Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence

  • Trump talks to Treasury Department about reviewing tax-exempt status as punishment for what he sees as left leaning “indoctrination”

  • Facebook reportedly says it will consider banning political advertisement

  • Various states are suing the federal government over its policy on international students not being allowed to stay in the U.S. if they’re studying online

  • 2020:

    • Biden unveils his economic plan, which includes short term coronavirus relief, as well as a push for American manufacturing and innovation

    • Biden’s VP search continues

    • What’s happening with the Dem convention?

  • COVID-19:

    • There’s a rift between the White House and top health officials on best approaches to public safety and reopening. That encompases the WH push for kids to go back to school

Guests:

Rob Stutzman, Republican political consultant and president of Stutzman Public Affairs; former deputy chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; he tweets

Renée Van Vechten, PhD, University of Redlands political science professor; she tweets

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