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After a slow start to the fifth Democratic presidential debate, the surging Pete Buttigieg parried attacks on race and his level of experience.

from NPR

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

from To the Point

The public impeachment hearings roll on.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Disney+ has been up and running for a week. It’s a vault of almost every Disney movie and TV show, spanning more than 80 years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Governor Gavin Newsom announced another investigation this week that could set back the oil industry.

Gov. Newsom blocks new fracking, pending scientific review

Governor Gavin Newsom announced another investigation this week that could set back the oil industry.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, gave a bombshell testimony this morning. He said there was a quid pro quo in dealings with Ukraine.

Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony: Everyone was 'in the loop'

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, gave a bombshell testimony this morning. He said there was a quid pro quo in dealings with Ukraine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The stakes are creeping higher as early primaries and caucuses get nearer. Ten candidates will be on the stage in Atlanta beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Democratic debate: What you need to know about Wednesday's face-off

The stakes are creeping higher as early primaries and caucuses get nearer. Ten candidates will be on the stage in Atlanta beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

from NPR

T oday while questioning Alexander Vindman on Hunter Biden’s alleged dealings in Ukraine, Congressman Devin Nunes said, “Did you know that financial records show a Ukranian natural gas…

Republicans push unorthodox theories in impeachment hearings

T oday while questioning Alexander Vindman on Hunter Biden’s alleged dealings in Ukraine, Congressman Devin Nunes said, “Did you know that financial records show a Ukranian natural gas…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer says the U.S. has a broken government because corporations bought it.

Billionaire Tom Steyer on fixing ‘broken government’ as the next potential president

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer says the U.S. has a broken government because corporations bought it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We analyze today’s public hearings of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

‘Unusual’ and ‘improper’: How two witnesses describe the Trump-Zelensky phone call

We analyze today’s public hearings of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gavin Newsom's initiatives follow a massive oil release from a Chevron facility in Kern County suspected of being caused by a high-pressure steam process for releasing oil from underground rock.

California Governor cracks down on fracking, requires audits and scientific review

Gavin Newsom's initiatives follow a massive oil release from a Chevron facility in Kern County suspected of being caused by a high-pressure steam process for releasing oil from underground rock.

from NPR

It’s been seven months since Hollywood writers fired their agents. TV shows and movies are still being made. But the impasse between writers and agents continues.

Hollywood writers still feuding with big talent agencies; no resolution in sight

It’s been seven months since Hollywood writers fired their agents. TV shows and movies are still being made. But the impasse between writers and agents continues.

from Greater LA

Presidential candidates spend big money in California, and they fundraise big bucks too.

California as a piggy bank for presidential hopefuls

Presidential candidates spend big money in California, and they fundraise big bucks too.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The main event at the California Democratic Party Convention was a presidential town hall forum hosted by Spanish-language TV network Univision.

California voters: Who must candidates court, what do they care about?

The main event at the California Democratic Party Convention was a presidential town hall forum hosted by Spanish-language TV network Univision.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Impeachment is the elephant in the room at the California Democratic Party Convention.   
  Josh Barro, host of KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center,” believes impeachment matters very…

The role of impeachment in the 2020 election

Impeachment is the elephant in the room at the California Democratic Party Convention.  Josh Barro, host of KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center,” believes impeachment matters very…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The state’s primary is now March 3 -- moved up from June.

The state of the primary race in California

The state’s primary is now March 3 -- moved up from June.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The victims were all Asian males between 25 and 35. "Most of them had jerseys on," said the deputy police chief. "And it looks like something terrible happened."

Fresno police: backyard where 10 shot likely targeted, 'We just don't know why'

The victims were all Asian males between 25 and 35. "Most of them had jerseys on," said the deputy police chief. "And it looks like something terrible happened."

from NPR

Personal medical records behind public health regulations are now stamped "confidential."  If they aren’t opened up, the Trump EPA says it will ignore them.

Climate change, the EPA and protecting medical privacy

Personal medical records behind public health regulations are now stamped "confidential." If they aren’t opened up, the Trump EPA says it will ignore them.

from To the Point