Afghanistan, Dem Debates and Fundraising

President Obama announced he will keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan. Is staying in the right move? Has the overall policy there been a failure? Democratic presidential candidates faced off this week. Who won? The polls say Hillary Clinton, but Bernie Sanders claimed victory too. Campaigns released their third quarter fundraising numbers. Clinton and Sanders can both claim victory with each raising double what Jeb Bush brought home. 

Josh Barro (New York Times) moderates from the Center. On the Left is Heather "Digby" Parton (Salon  / Hullabaloo).  Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Ted Johnson (Variety) is our special guest. Democratic pollster Margie Omero (Purple Strategies  / The Pollsters) is our phone-in expert.