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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.

John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.
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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.

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Friday, October 18, 2019: Mulvaney Now Denies Quid Pro Quo After Admitting It

10/18/2019
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The White House Chief of Staff brazenly confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo -- a key piece of the Democrats' impeachment case. Then he says he didn't mean it. Plus, the President says the deal the U.S. made with Turkey is a ceasefire, and is "great." But Turkey's foreign minister says it is not a cease fire at all, and the European Union says the President again sold out the Kurds. And the simple truth is that the impeachment inquiry witnesses all served in the Trump administration. The...

Duration:00:51:38

Thursday, October 17, 2019: Ambassador Testifies Trump Directed Him to Work With Giuliani on Ukraine

10/17/2019
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Critical testimony today as House Democrats build their abuse of power impeachment case. A Trump campaign donor turned ambassador tells Congress the President personally directed him to work with Rudy Giuliani - and that Giuliani tied Ukraine's hope for a White House meeting to its willingness to investigate the Bidens. Plus, VP Pence lobbies Turkey to halt its military operation in Syria -- as the President bristles at both Republicans and Democrats who say he is making America weaker and...

Duration:00:48:56

Wednesday, October 16, 2019: 2020 Democrats Battle Over Ideology At Ohio Debate

10/16/2019
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Today's Podcast is abbreviated due to President Trump's news conference. Who had a target on their back at the Democratic debate? If you weren't sure who entered the night as the frontrunner, it was very quickly clear how the candidates themselves see it. Today's Panel: Laura Barron Lopez with POLITICO, Olivier Knox with SiriusXM, CNN's Jeff Zeleny, and Shawna Thomas with Vice News. via Knit

Duration:00:20:17

Tuesday, October 15, 2019: Hunter Biden Breaks Silence Hours Before Democratic Debate

10/15/2019
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Blockbuster impeachment testimony from a trusted Republican policy hand. Former Trump White House aide Fiona Hill describes corruption in the President's Ukraine policy, says her boss John Bolton called Rudy Giuliani a hand grenade, and says Bolton told her to inform White House lawyers. Plus, it is debate night for the 2020 Democrats in battleground Ohio: A record 12 candidates on stage, with health care and guns among the certain flash points. And Hunter Biden defends his foreign business...

Duration:00:40:38

Monday, October 14, 2019: Trump Orders U.S. Troops to Withdraw from Northern Syria

10/14/2019
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First, A press conference out of Fort Worth, Texas, where a police officer opened fire and killed a woman in her own home. Her family is demanding an investigation from an outside agency. Plus, President Trump orders all U.S. Forces out of northern Syria as Turkey expands an offensive against the Kurds. A key ally just days ago, the Kurds now say America has betrayed them and they have no choice but to make deals with the Assad regime and Russia. And, a big week ahead in the Trump...

Duration:00:45:36

Sunday, October 13, 2019: Syria and Impeachment Consume Trump's Presidency

10/13/2019
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Democrats are moving forward with their impeachment probe at light speed - interviewing a former U.S. ambassador at the heart of the Ukraine scandal and issuing a flurry of subpoenas last week - with multiple depositions planned in the days ahead. Plus, two days to go until the CNN-New York Times Democratic Debate. Is Elizabeth Warren ready for the onslaught coming her way? And can Bernie Sanders reassure voters he's healthy enough to be president? And as the situation in northern Syria...

Duration:00:40:52

Friday, October 11, 2019: Former Ukraine Ambassador Blames Trump & Giuliani for Her Removal

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A key player in the house Democrats' impeachment inquiry is talking to members of Congress right now after the Trump White House lets her show up to testify. She says Rudy Giuliani led a concerted effort to get rid of her. Plus, investigators are now looking into Giuliani's business ties to two Ukrainian associates indicted by the Feds. And the President goes on a campaign rally spree in the face of the impeachment inquiry. On today's Panel: Julie Pace with the Associated Press, Jackie...

Duration:00:42:18

Thursday, October 10, 2019: Giuliani Clients Indicted in Midst of Impeachment Probe

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Blockbuster indictment: The Feds indict two Rudy Giuliani clients on charges they illegally funneled foreign money into American campaigns -- including a Trump re-election Super PAC Pentagon officials among those angered by President Trump's sudden decision to abandon the Kurds in northern Syria. And, the President lashes out at Fox News over a poll showing 51% of Americans now favor impeachment and his removal from office. Today's panel: Vivian Salama with The Wall Street Journal, Carl...

Duration:00:38:24

Wednesday October 9, 2019: White House Defies Democrats' Impeachment Probe

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Turkey launches its promised military assault against the Kurds in northern Syria. Leading Republicans accuse President Trump of abandoning a key U.S. ally and predict it will lead to an ISIS resurgence. Plus, House Democrats say the defiant White House refusal to cooperate will not slow their impeachment inquiry. And, new reporting on Rudy Giuliani's role in Ukraine amid allegations the President abused his power by trying to get Ukraine's President to help him with personal political...

Duration:00:38:47

Tuesday, October 8, 2019: White House, State Dept. Block Key Witness Sondland From Testifying

10/8/2019
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The White House at the last minute blocks testimony from a key impeachment witness. House Democrats call it is more evidence of obstruction and say subpoenas are on the way. The President calls the inquiry a kangaroo court . Plus, the President invites Turkey's leader for a White House visit. It's another poke at his fellow Republicans who are furious with him for pulling U.S. troops from Syria. And Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham promises Rudy Giuliani a spotlight on...

Duration:00:47:39

Monday, October 7, 2019: Republicans Struggle with Anti-Impeachment Strategy

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A second whistleblower hires lawyers and House Democrats prepare to interview key impeachment witnesses. But leading Republicans adopt a see no evil approach, and say their minds are made up despite any new facts that might emerge. Plus, a big Republican pushback to the President's overnight decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Conservative voices warn the Kurds could be slaughtered, and that the President is handing Russia and Iran big victories. And, Joe Biden fighting a two-front war,...

Duration:00:39:12

Friday, October 5, 2019: Trump Insists No Quid Pro Quo Despite Texts Suggesting Otherwise

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President Trump dismisses damning text messages from diplomats suggesting a clear Ukraine quid pro quo, as Democrats keep pushing toward impeachment. Unemployment dipped to a 50-year-low of 3.5 percent and the economy added 136,000 new jobs in September, but there are some flashing lights when you look closer at manufacturing and other sectors bruised by the President's trade wars. And CNN confirms that in a call with China's President Xi, Mr. Trump promised to stay quiet about the Hong Kong...

Duration:00:38:39

Sunday, October 6, 2019: The Deepening Impeachment Inquiry

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President Trump unplugged and unrepentant as the impeachment crisis grips his administration Plus, House Democrats subpoena the White House - and hit the vice president with a sweeping request for documents for their impeachment inquiry. And Joe Biden fights back, taking aim at a president he says is "unhinged." Today's Panel: Seung Min Kim and Toluse Olorunnipa with the Washington Post, CNN's Jeff Zeleny, and Julie Hirschfeld Davis with the New York Times. via Knit

Duration:00:41:16

Thursday, October 3, 2019: Trump says Ukraine and China Should Investigate Bidens

10/3/2019
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President Trump asks for foreign election help - at the same time a key impeachment witness is being questioned on Capitol Hill about that very thing. The President's anger against Democrats pushing for impeachment is raw and very public. In contrast, the Vice President's team is working frantically - but behind the scenes - to try to shield him from any Ukraine backlash. And Bernie Sanders says he'll be on the debate stage in two weeks, despite undergoing a hear procedure this week. Today's...

Duration:00:38:32

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Pompeo Accuses House Dems of Intimidation, Bullying

10/1/2019
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Mike Pompeo today ignoring a question about his big role in the Trump impeachment inquiry. We know now the Secretary of State was on the call when the President asked Ukraine for election dirt. House Democrats want to know if Pompeo helped hide the transcript. Plus, Bill Barr's global whodunit; The Attorney General wants to know if other governments helped in the early days of the Russia investigation. It is legitimate fact finding or another use of government resources to promote wild...

Duration:00:39:38

Monday, September 30, 2019: Republicans Defend Trump On Ukraine Call

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A quick start to a big week ahead for the Trump impeachment inquiry -- House Democrats plan to question several key witnesses behind closed doors. Plus, raw anger from the President himself. Tweets lashing out at the White House whistleblower and Democrats leading the inquiry. The President is trying to keep Republicans in line at a moment many are privately nervous about where this is heading. And John Bolton back in the public eye. The former top White House aide paints President Trump as...

Duration:00:39:02

Friday, September 27, 2019: Trump Demands Democrat House Intel Chair Schiff Resign

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A whir of new developments connected to the whistleblower complaint that is now the lynchpin of the Democratic impeachment push. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing today to put a specific timeline on the investigation, but the committee taking the lead told reporters to expect subpoenas for key witnesses and told its members to be ready to work during a planned two week recess. A big question today: Are House Democrats on their own, or will the Republican-led Senate look into the...

Duration:00:39:00

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019: IMPEACHMENT CLOUD HANGS OVER THE WHITE HOUSE

9/29/2019
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House Democrats are fast-tracking their impeachment inquiry - now focused on the Ukraine scandal and President Trump's conversation with that country's leader. Trump says he's the victim of a smear campaign orchestrated by Democrats and the "Deep State." The full Congress is on recess for two weeks, but the House Intelligence Committee plans interviews and hearings using the whistle-blower complaint as a road-map for the inquiry. Today's panel: Jackie Kucinich of The Daily Beast, Time's...

Duration:00:41:31

Friday, September 27, 2019: Trump Demands Democrat House Intel Chair Schiff Resign

9/27/2019
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A whir of new developments connected to the whistleblower complaint that is now the lynchpin of the Democratic impeachment push. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing today to put a specific timeline on the investigation, but the committee taking the lead told reporters to expect subpoenas for key witnesses and told its members to be ready to work during a planned two week recess. A big question today: Are House Democrats on their own, or will the Republican-led Senate look into the...

Duration:00:29:25

Thursday, September 26, 2019: Acting Intel Chief Testifies about Whistleblower Complaint

9/26/2019
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The Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies on Capitol Hill -- hours after the publication of a whistleblower report detailing allegations the President used his office to pursue foreign dirt for the 2020 election. Today's Panel: CNN's Jim Sciutto, Gloria Borger, Dana Bash, Jeffrey Toobin, Asha Rangappa, Shawn Turner, Carrie Cordero, and Evan Perez. via Knit

Duration:01:01:53