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05/05/2017 04:16 pm ET Updated Jan 08, 2018

The Republican Midterm Strategy: Kick Everyone Off Healthcare

This week on So That Happened, Huffpost’s weekly news-roundup podcast: the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a bucket of garbage, placing the lives of some 24 million people at risk. Quite a spectacle really. We’ll have fifteen minutes of flabbergasted gasping for you to enjoy.

Meanwhile, for some reason we’ll also talk about other things. For example, just how populist is the Trump White House going to get? The new head of the SEC will be Goldman Sachs’ bailout lawyer, Jay Clayton, so it’s sure not looking good for that whole “drain the swamp” project. But maybe we’re wrong. Joining us to figure this out is our pal Alexis Goldstein from Americans for Financial Reform.

Finally, Donald Trump is hoping to appoint Tennessee State Senator Mark Green to the position of Secretary of the Army. This is his second attempt to place someone in that job, and based upon Green’s litany of bizarre statements and strange positions, there is a not insignificant chance that he’ll need a third. With that in mind, why did Trump pick this guy? We’ll try to figure it out.

“So That Happened” is hosted by Jason Linkins, Zach Carter and Arthur Delaney and produced by Zach Young. Send us an email at sothathappened@huffingtonpost.com.

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