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24:55 | Jul 31st

CNN hosted the second Democratic presidential debates, which was split into two nights because the sheer number of candidates running. In the first night, the moderates took on the more progressive candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sand...Show More

21:23 | Jul 29th

On Tuesday and Wednesday night twenty candidates will debate for the second time in the 2020 election. While they are all vying for the Democratic nomination, some are looking for a breakout moment, and others will be fending off attacks from rivals....Show More
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38:22 | Apr 3rd, 2018

President Trump said Tuesday that he's considering sending the military to guard parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, because of what he calls "weak" immigration laws. And, some two dozen states and cities are suing to try to remove a new citizenship que...Show More

28:30 | Dec 6th

Now that Speaker Pelosi has announced that the House will draft articles of impeachment, Democrats must decide how wide or narrow those articles will be. Plus, what does all the drama at the NATO summit say about the United States on the world stage?...Show More

13:35 | Dec 5th

The Democratic Party faces the prospect of a debate in two weeks with only white candidates onstage. Earlier, they had the most diverse presidential candidate field in history. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political corresponde...Show More
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