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Former Vice President Joe Biden fought to save his campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took fire from all sides, and more takeaways from the Democratic debate in South Carolina.

from NPR

The town of Yamhill, Oregon used to launch a family into the middle class. Now many residents have died from alcoholism, drug abuse, and obesity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

Takeaways from South Carolina presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders went into Tuesday night’s debate as the frontrunner, and fellow Democrats hit him hard. Well, Sanders has spent almost three decades in Congress.

What has Bernie Sanders achieved during his 30 years in Congress?

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders went into Tuesday night’s debate as the frontrunner, and fellow Democrats hit him hard. Well, Sanders has spent almost three decades in Congress.

A lot is on the line in the 2020 primary debate. It might be the last chance for moderates to slow Bernie Sanders' momentum. And who comes out better — Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg? Here's a guide.

5 things to watch for in Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic debate

A lot is on the line in the 2020 primary debate. It might be the last chance for moderates to slow Bernie Sanders' momentum. And who comes out better — Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg? Here's a guide.

from NPR

As of  today, the Trump administration can deny green cards to immigrants who’ve used -- or are likely to use -- public services like food stamps or Medicaid.

Supreme Court lets Trump deny green cards to immigrants using public services

As of  today, the Trump administration can deny green cards to immigrants who’ve used -- or are likely to use -- public services like food stamps or Medicaid.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

” The education reform movement is not only a hoax, it’s dead,” says Diane Ravich.  A one-time advocate of privatization, she’s now fighting “to save public schools.”

In ‘Slaying Goliath,’ former privatization supporter fights for public schools

” The education reform movement is not only a hoax, it’s dead,” says Diane Ravich.  A one-time advocate of privatization, she’s now fighting “to save public schools.”

from To the Point

A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

Finally, a real debate

A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

from Left, Right & Center

The Nevada caucuses are Saturday. The candidates face their most diverse electorate yet.

Nevada Democratic Party to use Google Forms to count caucus votes

The Nevada caucuses are Saturday. The candidates face their most diverse electorate yet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence.

Trump’s deteriorating relationship with intelligence community

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s company has been the target of multiple lawsuits over the years, with claims ranging from sex discrimination to rape.

Investigating Mike Bloomberg’s nondisclosure agreements, lawsuits

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s company has been the target of multiple lawsuits over the years, with claims ranging from sex discrimination to rape.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three years and four months is the prison sentence that President Trump’s longtime friend and political advisor Roger Stone got today.

Roger Stone sentenced. Will Trump pardon?

Three years and four months is the prison sentence that President Trump’s longtime friend and political advisor Roger Stone got today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During the presidential debate on Wednesday in Nevada, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders responded to a question about some of his supporters who can be vicious online: “We have over 10.6…

Are ‘Bernie Bros’ hurting Sanders’ campaign?

During the presidential debate on Wednesday in Nevada, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders responded to a question about some of his supporters who can be vicious online: “We have over 10.6…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It was former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first debate after spending more than $300 million on ads. He had an uneven performance, especially when it came to his record on women.

6 takeaways from the Nevada Democratic debate

It was former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first debate after spending more than $300 million on ads. He had an uneven performance, especially when it came to his record on women.

from NPR

The president calls himself a “very stable genius,” and stories from a new book by that name are already part of Trump lore. He was confused about Pearl Harbor.

Is President Trump a very stable genius?

The president calls himself a “very stable genius,” and stories from a new book by that name are already part of Trump lore. He was confused about Pearl Harbor.

from To the Point

A special live recording of All The President’s Lawyers.

The wave of pardons

A special live recording of All The President’s Lawyers.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Michael Milken was known as the “the junk bond king” of Wall Street. He inspired Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gecko, in the 1987 film “Wall Street.”

How Michael Milken turned his life around after going to prison

Michael Milken was known as the “the junk bond king” of Wall Street. He inspired Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gecko, in the 1987 film “Wall Street.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since 9/11, the Department of Justice has redirected funding and energy toward prosecuting terrorism cases, as well as immigration and national security issues.

The drop in white collar crime prosecutions, and Justice Department priorities

Since 9/11, the Department of Justice has redirected funding and energy toward prosecuting terrorism cases, as well as immigration and national security issues.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked car.

Remembering civil rights activist Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked car.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three days before the Nevada caucuses, six candidates will face off in a debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

6 Democrats are set to debate in Nevada. Here's what you need to know

Three days before the Nevada caucuses, six candidates will face off in a debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

from NPR