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The Scramble: Voter Data; Iran; NFL

Oct 16, 2017

President Trump decertified the internationally-supported Iran nuclear deal Friday but didn't walk away from it. Instead, he kicked it to Congress to determine whether to reimpose sanctions even though the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified Iran was in compliance with the deal.

The ramifications of unilaterally breaking the deal could further hurt American credibility globally, escalate tensions in the Middle East and widen our gulf with North Korea. The president's action becomes more disturbing in light of his prior withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Also this hour: New York professor David Carroll is using​ British law to ​get his personal data from Cambridge Analytica, the London-based data company at the heart of the 2016 Trump campaign.​ He wants to know how his data was used to profile and target him during the 2016 election.​  So does special prosecutor Robert Mueller yet, unlike in the U.K. Americans have few rights to their data.

Lastly,  NFL players are standing tall -- and still kneeling.​

GUESTS: 

  • Jeremy Pressman - Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Middle East Studies, UConn
  • David Carroll - Associate professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. He started a CrowdJustice campaign.
  • Cindy Boren - Reports on sports for the Washington Post

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.