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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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Song playlists at presidential campaign rallies can be about more than music — they can reflect a candidate’s values, political platform, identity and target audience. We examine the role of these playlists in the 2020 campaign. Guest: Astead W. Herndon, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The Times analyzed playlists used by nine Democratic candidates and President Trump to see how they help set the tone for each campaign. Turn your sound on.
For decades, American corporations have prized profits for shareholders above all else. Now, the country’s most powerful chief executives say it’s time to do things differently. What’s driving that change? Guest: Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Almost 200 chief executives, including the leaders of Apple, Pepsi and Walmart, argued that companies must invest in employees, protect the environment and deliver value to customers.Shareholder democracy seemed like a good idea at the time, but it hasn’t worked, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in his latest column. 
Al Franken resigned from the Senate more than 18 months ago over allegations of sexual harassment. New reporting about those allegations has revived the debate over whether the Democratic Party — particularly senators currently seeking the presidency — moved too fast in calling for him to step down. In an interview, one of those senators, Kirsten Gillibrand, says absolutely not.Guest: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Ms. Gillibrand’s stance on Mr. Franken’s departure has come up persistently during her struggling presidential campaign.Our colleague Lisa Lerer interviewed Ms. Gillibrand for the On Politics newsletter. 
The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration policy. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The Times, spoke with Nicholas Kulish, who covers immigration issues. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Newly unearthed documents show how an environmental-minded socialite became a nativist whose vision for strictly limiting immigration has, in many ways, reached a culmination in the Trump presidency.Groups that Mrs. May funded shared policy proposals with the Trump campaign, sent staff members to join the administration and have close ties to Stephen Miller, the architect of the president’s immigration agenda.
Russia’s Mystery Missile

Russia’s Mystery Missile

2019-08-1600:26:3848

At least seven people were killed by a mysterious explosion in northern Russia, and U.S. officials believe it happened during the test of a prototype for a nuclear-propelled cruise missile. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has hailed the weapon as the centerpiece of Moscow’s arms race with the United States — but what will this mean for an arms race that both countries want to win? Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Intelligence officials suspect the blast involved a prototype known as Skyfall, a missile that Mr. Putin has boasted can reach any corner of the earth and evade American missile defenses.As the death toll has risen from the explosion, Russia’s silence and contradictory accounts have conjured dark memories of Chernobyl.
Under international pressure, China has said it has released a vast majority of the Muslim Uighurs it had placed in detention camps. We follow up with an American citizen who says the Chinese government cannot be trusted, and find out how Beijing’s propaganda machine has responded to his efforts to protect a relative who was detained. If you missed the previous interview, listen to it here. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai, spoke with Ferkat Jawdat, a Uighur and American citizen who lives in Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Reporters from The Times found, over seven days of traveling through the Xinjiang region, that the vast network of detention camps erected by the government of China’s authoritarian leader, Xi Jinping, continues to operate, and even expand.China’s most recent campaign echoes tactics used by other countries, principally Russia, to inundate domestic and international audiences with bursts of information, propaganda, and in some cases, outright disinformation.
Inside Hong Kong’s Airport

Inside Hong Kong’s Airport

2019-08-1400:24:1841

Protesters have flooded Hong Kong’s airport, paralyzing operations and escalating tensions between the semiautonomous territory and Beijing. The protesters are trying to send a message to government officials — and to people in mainland China. Guest: Javier C. Hernández, a New York Times correspondent based in Beijing. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Demonstrations led the airport, one of the world’s busiest, to suspend check-ins for two days in a row this week, causing hundreds of flight cancellations. On Wednesday, some protesters apologized for the disruption.The unrest is exposing the inherent conflict in Hong Kong’s political system since China reclaimed the territory from Britain in 1997: an effort to unite Beijing’s authoritarianism with civil liberties.Here’s a guide to what prompted the Hong Kong protests, and a look at how they have evolved.
Federal prosecutors were confident that, this time, justice would be served in the case of Jeffrey Epstein. What happens to the case against him now that he is dead?  Guest: Benjamin Weiser, an investigative criminal justice reporter for The New York Times.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Despite Jeffrey Epstein's death, the criminal investigation that led to the sex-trafficking charges continues. Prosecutors will focus on those who may have aided him.At Mr. Epstein’s Palm Beach home, it was hard for workers to miss what was happening, with about 100 masseuses seen there at various times. 
The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill

The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill

2019-08-1200:37:5443

Since Democrats retook the House last November, the world has come to know the progressive and divisive vision of four freshmen congresswomen known as “the squad.” But it was moderates — less well-known and laser-focused on common ground between Democrats and Republicans — who were responsible for flipping seats and winning back the House. Today, we meet a moderate Democrat who offers a competing vision of the party ahead of the 2020 election. Guests: Representative Mikie Sherrill, Democrat of New Jersey; Kate Zernike, a political reporter for The New York Times; and Lisa Chow and Rachel Quester, producers for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Disconnects between liberal and moderate House Democrats have exploded into public view at critical moments during their seven months in power.The two rounds of Democratic presidential debates showcased divisions over ideology and identity in a party that appears united only in its desire to defeat President Trump.
The Crackdown on Kashmir

The Crackdown on Kashmir

2019-08-0900:26:2341

India has guaranteed a degree of autonomy to the people of Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan, since 1947. Why did India unilaterally erase that autonomy this week? Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading: To Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, eliminating the autonomy of Kashmir was an administrative move. But to his critics, the decision was a blow to India’s democracy and secular identity.On Thursday, Mr. Modi addressed the nation about the decision against a backdrop of rising protests, mass arrests and escalating tensions with Pakistan.Read more about the roots of the crisis and what could happen next.
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Philly Burbs

Gillabrand takes no responsibility for NOT having an investigation. She takes no responsibility for ruining a man's career. There is a BIG difference between grabbing a pussy & that photo where the shadows are off. Franken was punished for Trump's actions & the New Yorker article proves it. We all have brothers & father's. She's comparing Franken to Winestiene, what a load of shit.

Aug 22nd
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Philly Burbs

I will never ever vote for that women. she hung franken without the requested investigation. through out her career she changes with what ever is best for that moment Roger Stone was behind that photo , the showdows are off he would have made the BEST PRESIDENT. Both Trump n Gillabrand saw Franken as a threat

Aug 22nd
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Princess Gilly

The comments for the episode sadly show how far we still have to go when it comes to the me too movement. Somehow, despite Gillibrand's eloquent responses, people still do not see that she was standing up for harassed women, and Franken made the decision to step down without an investigation - AND he made the decision to cross the line. Stop blaming women for men's actions. And now all these comments saying Gilliard is biased and rigid... Michael was the one who kept trying to put blame on Gillibrand and undermine 7 victims based on some inconsistancies in 1 victim's account. Completely missed the point, as did the people commenting here.

Aug 22nd
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Drew Brid

Princess Gilly Yes, I agree!

Aug 22nd
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AH

As Kirsten says, she "used this moment to speak her truth." HER TRUTH. She took an opportunity to promote herself with reckless disregard for the process of law in investigating the situation. The arrogant manner in which she defends the position that she could not possibly be wrong in judging Franken is offputting. She is not qualified to seek a higher political position.

Aug 21st
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TheRealMrPink

gillibrand is full of shit and should never be president her shit rigid attitude. Also with what happened to Franken is further proof how horrible our bias news media has become.

Aug 21st
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Norman Pettit

This is a classic example of there's more than one side to a story. Her entrenched belief bias is glaring. Merits of the Franken matter aside, more disturbing to me is that, at least from this interview, she exhibits unwavering rigidity and inflexibility--behaviors that have been detrimental to healthy political discourse in our nation.

Aug 20th
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lzk222

Gillibrand hella defensive in this interview. Seems to personalize a lot of it. Doesn't sound like someone who wants to think about the bigger picture or reflect on how things could have been done differently. She's not getting my vote. 👎

Aug 20th
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Travis Melton

she is breathtaking in her refusal to see the impact she played in his resignation. she keeps saying it was his choice to step down and not wait for an ethics investigation when she was clamoring for his resignation and rallying support from her caucus to force his resignation - she even has the nerve to say "believing women" means you investigate their claims, while simultaneously refusing to acknowledge that she wished to deny franken that privilege. unreal. impossibly high purity standards are one of the reasons the gop maintains power in the senate

Aug 20th
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Jesus Coria

Travis Melton I'm surprised he didn't push more along this line. In one breath calling out for a proper investigation of claims but then state she was unwilling to wait for an investigation and had to speak up. I'm feeling a lot of cognitive dissonance in her refusal to accept her mistake and her conflicting statements.

Aug 20th
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Mollie Davis

I haven't been this disappointed in a Daily episode before! Why don't you ask Al Franken why he didn't wait for an ethics investigation? It's pretty clear why Gillibrand pushed for his resignation. Holding her to account for others doubts and the actions of the potential offender is an upsetting start to my day.

Aug 20th
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Elizabeth Burns

Mollie Davis His perspective is told in the New Yorker article.

Aug 22nd
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David Niles

Mollie Davis I agree it would be interesting to ask him, but it seems likely he resigned for the sake of his caucus. Once many people call for his resignation him refusing to do so can look like infighting and cause more political harm than the original allegation. Gillibrand and others left him no choice unless he was willing to burn everything to the ground on this issue

Aug 21st
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Wendy Bruder

we were more serious about the threat of overpopulation 50 years ago, when we had half as many people... why do we not see that irony? all humans need to stop breeding so much regardless of race.

Aug 19th
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Liz Twente

Wendy Bruder interesting

Aug 22nd
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g

Wendy Bruder Overpopulation is a eugenics dog-whistle, it's an issue of fairness and access not population

Aug 21st
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Gene

This is nuts. Maybe taking away her money with Warren's billionair tax will bring her down to reality.

Aug 19th
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Wes

kinda cute how they swept the white nationalist roots of Planned Parenthood under the rug.

Aug 19th
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Elizabeth Hall

Wes Clearly, I would have to listen to the cast to fathom your statement, as the discussion here ( or personal argument ) appears to have nothing to do w/ the opinion you originally expressed. My personal experience w/ Planned Parenthood leads me to be skeptical of your particular conspiracy theory concerning this matter.

Aug 22nd
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Trevor F

Wes The deep state, especially as described by morons like Hannity, is a made up thing. But no, what I actually described is how a counterintelligence investigation happens. See, us patriots? We don't like the Russians mucking with our democracy.

Aug 22nd
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Thomas Franklin

background reading for this trash? it's tailor made for retards though

Aug 18th
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Wendy Bruder

Maybe we will just blow ourselves up before Climate Change wipes us out.

Aug 16th
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Jake Hunter

Thomas Franklin You really need to take your autism to another planet you ignorant dolt.

Aug 18th
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Thomas Franklin

Wendy Bruder fuck off with your climate change sniveling

Aug 18th
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Joseph Dowski

Sometimes I think leaders from both countries saber rattle to keep the taxpayer money flowing to the defense contractors and that somehow they get a cut...?

Aug 16th
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Wes

Joseph Dowski Well when administration members and military leaders leave the public sector and get a cushy job in defense contracting I have no idea why you would think that.

Aug 16th
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Dylan

hi

Aug 16th
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Thomas Franklin

Dylan eat shit

Aug 18th
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Wendy Bruder

those realtor commercials are the most annoying and obnoxious things I've heard in a while

Aug 15th
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Fion Lewis

Wendy Bruder Yes!! Really annoying

Aug 16th
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Thomas Franklin

it's trumps fault!

Aug 15th
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Thomas Franklin

Fion Lewis getting his dick sucked

Aug 18th
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Fion Lewis

Thomas Franklin He must play a role

Aug 16th
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郑Julie

You are not even talking much about what's happening inside the airport...just full of sh**

Aug 15th
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Ivo Treszka

Hels Hels Being misinformed can be worse than just being uninformed when misinformation distorts and inhibits rational perception.

Aug 16th
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Wes

Hels Hels Though that info is useful the lack of reporting on what actually is going on is disturbing. The media portrays it as if they are protesting to be heard by politicians but it is closer to an unarmed population resisting an invasion, despite the casualties.

Aug 15th
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Thomas Franklin

looks like we need comet shooters to come set things right

Aug 13th
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Gemma

Thomas Franklin 🤔

Aug 14th
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