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The impeachment inquiry picks up steam, with a parade of key witnesses - and a stunning admission by the White House chief of staff. Plus, President Trump abandons a key ally in the Middle East and draws bipartisan storm - and cancels plans to host the G7 at his Florida resort after pushback from GOP allies. And Bernie Sanders draws a crowd in New York - and scores a big progressive endorsement. Today's Panel: CNN's Kait... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 R... Read more

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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. Read more

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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 ce... Read more

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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 re... Read more

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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 e... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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. ... Read more

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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 tr... Read more

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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 Commi... Read more

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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 Russi... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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-ma... Read more

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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. Read more

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The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says President Trump "betrayed his oath of office and sacrificed our national security" after the White House releases a rough transcript of his July 25th conversation with the president of Ukraine. We break down all the aftermath with our panel: CNN's Jeff Zeleny and Nia-Malika Henderson, Karoun Demirjian with the Washington Post, and Margaret Talev with Axios. Also on... Read more

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Impeachment momentum builds among House Democrats. Speaker Pelosi leads a big meeting this afternoon -- and several moderates who had been holdouts because of the politics back home say the President's conduct leaves them no choice. Plus, ridiculous is the president's answer to the impeachment drumbeat. But new reporting shows he ordered a hold on military aide to Ukraine just before pushing its president for dirt on Joe B... Read more

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President Trump is at the UN where he was greeted by questions about his controversial summer call with the leader of Ukraine. Plus, House Democrats say they're reaching a tipping point on impeachment. President Trump says he's not worried. And new polls show a surge for Elizabeth Warren in Iowa. Today's Panel: CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, Michael Shear with The New York Times, Rachael Bade with The Washington Po... Read more

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As 2020 Democrats flock to Iowa, a new CNN poll highlights a surge for Elizabeth Warren - and struggles for many of her competitors. Plus, President Trump asks for foreign election help - pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his family. Democrats cry foul, but Trump says what he did was "totally appropriate." And more troops head to the Middle East, as Washington and Tehran talk tough. Today's panel: the A... Read more

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