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The Latest: The Irregular Channel

11/21/2019
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Throughout the impeachment inquiry, an image has surfaced of the Trump administration’s two policymaking channels on Ukraine — one regular, one not. Today’s testimony from Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top adviser on Russia and Europe, raised the question: Which was which? “The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.

Duration:00:06:19

‘We Followed the President’s Orders’

11/21/2019
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Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, has evolved from a loyal Trump campaign donor to a witness central to the impeachment inquiry. But his testimony has been contradicted on multiple occasions. Today, we look at how both Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee handled their most complicated witness to date. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit...

Duration:00:27:35

The Latest: ‘Everyone Was in the Loop’

11/20/2019
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In explosive testimony, Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, directly implicated President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top administration officials in what he said was a push for a “clear quid pro quo” with the president of Ukraine. But during questioning, things got complicated. “The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it...

Duration:00:07:18

What Happened to Kamala Harris?

11/20/2019
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When Senator Kamala Harris started her presidential campaign 10 months ago, she drew a crowd of 20,000 to her kickoff rally — the biggest of any candidate’s. She was talked about as a potential heir to the political coalition that carried Barack Obama to the White House. We followed her campaign to South Carolina to explore why, after such fanfare, she’s now polling in the single digits. Guest: Astead W. Herndon, a national political reporter for The New York Times, and Monika Evstatieva, a...

Duration:00:30:49

The Latest: A Republican Strategy Revealed

11/19/2019
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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, gave public testimony of his alarm at what he heard during President Trump’s July phone call with the leader of Ukraine. Appearing in his Army dress uniform trimmed with military ribbons, Colonel Vindman spoke of himself as a patriot, an account that Democrats echoed. The president’s Republican allies, however, told a different story. “The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team...

Duration:00:08:38

A Broken Promise on Taxes

11/19/2019
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As they lobbied the Trump administration for a $1.5 trillion tax cut, corporations vowed to invest the savings back into the U.S. economy. Today, we investigate whether they made good on that promise. Guest: Jim Tankersley, who covers economic and tax policy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: wrote its own tax proposal may have affected you

Duration:00:23:23

The Latest: The Week Ahead in the Impeachment Hearings

11/18/2019
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Four witnesses will appear in tomorrow’s public hearings — three of whom listened directly to the July phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president that is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry. Plus, impeachment investigators are looking into whether Mr. Trump lied to Robert S. Mueller III. “The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.

Duration:00:07:23

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork

11/18/2019
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It was one of the most valuable start-ups in the United States, with bold plans to revolutionize how and where people worked around the world. Today, we look at how the dream of WeWork crumbled — and explore the story of the man responsible for the wreckage. Guest: Amy Chozick, a writer at large for The New York Times covering the personalities and power struggles in business, politics and media. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background...

Duration:00:25:53

The Latest: ‘It’s Very Intimidating’

11/15/2019
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Marie Yovanovitch, who was ousted as the ambassador to Ukraine on President Trump’s orders, came before the House Intelligence Committee on the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. At the very moment she was testifying about feeling threatened by the president, the president was tweeting about her. “The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.

Duration:00:08:33

Capitalism on Trial in Chile

11/15/2019
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Free-market economists once talked about “the miracle of Chile,” praising its policies as Latin America’s great economic success story. But recently, over a million people have flipped the script, taking to the streets and facing down a violent police response as they demand a reckoning on the promise of prosperity that never came. Today, we explore how, in Chile, capitalism itself is now on trial. Guest: Amanda Taub, who explores the ideas and context behind major world events as a...

Duration:00:27:49

The Latest: A New Word for What Trump Did

11/14/2019
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We’ve been hearing a lot about the “quid pro quo.” But this week, Democrats started using a new term, one that shows up in the impeachment clause of the Constitution, to describe President Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. Republicans started using it, too — to reject it. “The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.

Duration:00:06:46

A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine

11/14/2019
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The House of Representatives opened historic impeachment hearings on Wednesday, with William B. Taylor Jr. and George P. Kent, senior career civil servants, caught in the crossfire. Democrats underscored the constitutional import of the proceedings, while Republicans branded the whole investigation into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine a sham. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Kent — carefully, if cinematically — detailed the emergence of a shadow foreign policy, one which had the capacity to...

Duration:00:30:20

The Latest: An Ideal Witness for the Democrats

11/13/2019
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On the first day of public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry, lawmakers questioned two diplomats, and laid out two competing narratives about the investigation. This is the first episode in our new series on the impeachment inquiry. For more information, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:06:32

A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings

11/13/2019
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This morning, the House of Representatives begins public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Before those hearings get underway, we sat down with someone who’s unafraid to ask all the questions we’ve been too embarrassed to say out loud. Guests: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times, spoke with Bianca Giaever, a producer for “The Daily,” and Leo, a third grader, to answer his questions about the...

Duration:00:25:52

A Small Act of Rebellion

11/12/2019
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Today, the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments about whether the Trump administration acted legally when it tried to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Obama-era program known as DACA shields immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, from deportation. In this episode, we explore why the outcome of the case may turn on a small act of rebellion by one of President Trump’s former cabinet members. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, the...

Duration:00:20:54

Why Military Assistance for Ukraine Matters

11/11/2019
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The question of whether President Trump leveraged military assistance to Ukraine for personal gain is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Today, we speak with our Ukraine correspondent on why that assistance was so important to Ukraine — and the United States — in the first place. Guest: Andrew E. Kramer, who covers Ukraine for The New York Times and is based in Moscow. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: waged a campaign The story...

Duration:00:25:48

The Saga of Gordon Sondland

11/8/2019
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Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, told impeachment investigators he knew “nothing” about a quid pro quo in Ukraine. Now Mr. Sondland, a blunt-spoken hotelier, has changed tack. In a new four-page sworn statement released by the House, he confirmed his role in communicating President Trump’s demand that Ukraine investigate the Bidens in exchange for military aid. Today, we discuss the road to Mr. Sondland’s sudden reversal, and what his new testimony...

Duration:00:31:15

‘Because of Sex’

11/7/2019
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In 2013, Aimee Stephens watched her boss read a carefully worded letter. “I have felt imprisoned in a body that does not match my mind. And this has caused me great despair and loneliness,” she had written. “With the support of my loving wife, I have decided to become the person that my mind already is.” Ms. Stephens was fired after coming out as transgender. Now, she is the lead plaintiff in a Supreme Court case that will determine the employment rights of gay and transgender workers...

Duration:00:28:38

How Impeachment Consumed a Governor’s Race

11/6/2019
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Kentucky’s unpopular Republican governor, Matthew G. Bevin, was facing a losing battle. So he turned to President Trump, and a polarized political landscape, for help. Today, we look at why Tuesday’s race for governor in Kentucky is drawing outsized attention, what it may tell us about the politics of impeachment, and how a state race became a national test. Guest: Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit...

Duration:00:24:54

Who’s Actually Electable in 2020?

11/5/2019
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The New York Times and Siena College conducted a major new poll, tackling the biggest questions about the 2020 presidential race: How likely is President Trump to be re-elected and which Democrat is best positioned to defeat him? The results reveal that the president remains highly competitive in the battleground states likeliest to decide his re-election, with Democratic candidates struggling to win back the support of white working-class voters who backed Mr. Trump in 2016. The poll also...

Duration:00:23:36