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National Politics With Ken Rudin

Nov 22, 2019

The Trump impeachment inquiry concluded 72 hours of hearings on Thursday.

Testimony from two witnesses underscored the belief that President Donald Trump likely withheld military aid and and a White House meeting to persuade Ukraine to investigate his political rival.

Today on All Sides Ken Rudin, host of Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast, joins us to talk impeachment and Democratic debate politics. 




Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang responds to questions following a Democratic presidential primary debate at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville.
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During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, two candidates discussed the idea of decriminalizing opioids.

Democratic presidential candidates tand on stage for a photo before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio.
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The recurring theme as Democratic hopefuls squared off in Westerville was the question of whether to go for broke or pursue policies that are more attainable.

After a long, steady rise in the polls, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now vying for front-runner status with former Vice President Joe Biden. On Tuesday night, more moderate candidates took aim at her progressive policy positions as unrealistic and expensive.

"Medicare for All" — the single-payer health care plan supported by both Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — was the main topic in this moderate-progressive fight.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio.
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Midwest jobs took center stage early in Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate at Otterbein University in Westerville. 

Democratic Debate Recap

Oct 16, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speak during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University.
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Last night, Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage at Otterbein University for the fourth democratic debate.

For three hours, candidates touched on topics such as impeachment, Kurdish troops, wealth and more.

Today on All Sides, we look at the major takeaways from the Democratic debate.

Protesters including gun rights groups are in downtown Westerville for the Democratic debate at Otterbein University on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
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Reporters are milling around Otterbein University's campus, the site of Tuesday’s debate in Westerville, but the media aren't the only ones gearing up for the event. Protesters have filled the area around the school as well.

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.

Who will be the main target, what does it mean and what do the candidates stand for? Follow NPR Politics reporters for live analysis and fact checks.

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