The Gist

Saving Paul Ryan

He went in for the handshake. Tianna Gaines-Turner gave him a hug.

Rep. Paul Ryan in 2012.

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On The Gist, Tianna Gaines-Turner recounts her experience testifying before Congress on life for the working poor. She’s featured in the short film, A Hug From Paul Ryan, part of a new series from AMC Networks’ SundanceNow Doc Club. For the Spiel, the transformative power of personal experience when it comes to lawmakers’ views on LGBT rights and mental illness.

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