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November 14, 2019 20 min

 The House’s public impeaching hearings got underway on Wednesday with testimony from top State Department official George Kent and the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor. One new thing we learned was that one of Taylor’s staff members said that they overheard Trump on a phone call asking about the “investigations,” bringing the president closer to the Ukraine pressure campaign. Alex Gangitano, reporter at The Hill, joins us ... Read more

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Soldiers in an intelligence unit with top-secret clearances were ordered by their commander to download an app they say could endanger them. The soldiers were concerned that the apps permissions allowed it to collect substantial amounts of personal data which caused concern that a hack could put individuals and missions at risk. Alex Horton, reporter for the Washington Post, joins us for more. Next, a split Supreme Court looks lik... Read more

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A “potential chemical of concern” has emerged from the outbreak of vaping related lung illnesses. The CDC has identified Vitamin E acetate as the potential culprit after finding it in the lung fluid of 29 samples from across 10 states. Vitamin E acetate can be grease-like or sticky and can cling to lung tissue. Emma Ockerman, reporter for Vice News, joins us for the latest. Next, there is an anti-California sentiment growing in Bo... Read more

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The next phase in the impeachment inquiry starts this Wednesday as televised hearings will feature diplomats that have already testified behind closed doors. First up is the top diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor. Taylor was upset that security aid to Ukraine was held up for political reasons. Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters, joins us for what to expect from the hearings, GOP defenses to Trump, and whether Michael Bl... Read more

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Thanks in part to big tech companies, San Francisco is now home to more dogs than children. The city’s demographic is skewing younger and richer, people are staying single for longer, having fewer children, and getting more dogs. Dogs are welcome most everywhere and many companies have dog friendly workplace policies. Jason Sheeler, contributing writer to AirMail.news, joins us for how San Francisco is living the dog life. Next, V... Read more

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Update on the impeachment inquiry… House Democrats have announced that public hearings will begin next week with testimony from three State Dept. officials that have already testified behind closed doors. In other impeachment news, Donald Trump Jr. has tweeted out the name of the alleged whistleblower. Hayes Brown, host of the Impeachment Today Podcast, joins us to break it all down. Next, the next front in the streaming wars will... Read more

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Horrible tragedy in Mexico as at least 9 Americans: three women and six children from a prominent local Mormon family were killed by drug cartel gunmen. Authorities in Mexico say that it may have been a case of mistaken identity and the targets were a rival drug cartel. Pilar Melendez, reporter at The Daily Beast, joins us for what we know. Next, Student surveillance services are constantly monitoring the emails, homework assignme... Read more

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As scientists continue to look for the ever elusive dark matter, experiments designed to look for this currently undetected substance may depend on ancient shipwrecks. More specifically the lead that has been buried under water for hundreds of years. While other materials can be used in such experiments, this lead has low levels of radioactivity, which make it ideal for shielding dark matter detectors from rouge radiation. Robin Ge... Read more

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November 4, 2019 20 min

We are one year out from the 2020 election and the country is more divided than ever. President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment process and Democrats still have not chosen a candidate to take him on. While one year will fly by overall, it is an eon in politics and anything can still happen. Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters joins us for some poll numbers and what to expect this next year. Next, there is a small t... Read more

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In a 232-196 party line-vote, the House has approved rules for the Trump impeachment inquiry. The rules lay out how the House Intelligence Committee, who is currently leading the investigation will transition to public hearings. They will release a report of their findings and also release transcripts of closed-door testimony. Mike Lillis, congressional reporter at The Hill, joins us for the latest step in the impeachment inquiry. ... Read more

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Starting us off today is the dying trend of trick-or-treating. While kids are still getting their hands on sweets and we are spending more than ever on candy, the tradition of knocking door-to door is fading in favor of alternative Halloween events like “trunk-or-treats” and other community celebrations. Ursula Perano, reporter at Axios joins us to talk about how trick-or-treating is changing. Next, we’ll tell you about the “most ... Read more

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Halloween is here and it’s time to talk about costumes. If you Google sexy “anything” costume, chances are you will be directed to Yandy.com where you can find costumes to be sexy witch, sexy Mr. Rogers, and yes… even a sexy impeachment costume. Maura Judkis, reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for the sexy Halloween costume industrial complex. Next, the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert, who sat in on the phone... Read more

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Freshman Rep. Katie Hill is resigning from Congress after facing allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers. Hill was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for an improper relationship with a male congressional staffer and then admitted to a relationship with a female campaign staffer. John Bresnahan, congressional bureau chief at Politico, joins us for more. Next, U.S. Special Operations Forces co... Read more

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President Trump announced on Sunday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader, died during a military operation by Delta Forces in Syria. The President described al-Baghdadi dying like a dog and a coward saying he retreated into a “dead end” tunnel with three of his children and detonated a suicide vest after which the tunnel collapsed. Special Forces conducted a DNA test to verify the remains. Ginger Gibson, political re... Read more

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