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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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The Articles of Impeachment

The Articles of Impeachment

2019-12-1100:24:4422

House Democratic leaders have introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But they did not include obstruction of justice. In today’s episode, we delve into the unseen fight among Democrats over whether two articles of impeachment was enough. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:In the draft articles, House Democrats claim that Mr. Trump used as leverage against Ukraine two “official acts”: the delivery of $391 million in security assistance and a White House meeting for Ukraine’s president.Here are key takeaways from yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.
‘Absolutely No Mercy’

‘Absolutely No Mercy’

2019-12-1000:24:2428

A trove of private government documents offers an unprecedented look inside China’s highly organized crackdown on Uighur Muslims — revealing Beijing’s systematic detention of as many as one million people in camps and prisons over the past three years. In one speech, China’s president ordered his subordinates to show prisoners in Xinjiang “absolutely no mercy.” Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:In one of the biggest leaks of the last half-century, The Times obtained more than 400 pages of internal documents revealing the meticulous planning that has gone into the Chinese government’s crackdown on ethnic minorities.Yesterday we followed our correspondent into the heart of Xinjiang, where one woman risked her life to talk about her experience in China’s system of torture and surveillance.
To mention the Mueller report in articles of impeachment against President Trump, or not? That’s the question Democrats have been asking. Today’s impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee gave us a clue about which way they’re leaning.“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.
A last-minute booking, a furtive cab ride and a spy in the window. For the past year, Paul Mozur has been investigating the story of a son determined to free his mother from a repressive system of detention and surveillance in western China. In doing so, he found a crack in China’s surveillance state — and a mother on her deathbed in Xinjiang.Today, we hear from the man’s mother for the first time. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai, spoke with Ferkat Jawdat, a Uighur who is an American citizen and lives in Virginia, and his mother in Xinjiang, China. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The Chinese authorities are using a vast secret system of facial recognition technology to control the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority in western China. The government may also be taking citizens’ DNA without consent to enhance the system.“We must be as harsh as them, and show absolutely no mercy.” Leaked documents reveal how the Chinese authorities orchestrated the crackdown on one million or more ethnic Uighurs.If you missed our previous interviews with Mr. Jawdat, here are Part 1 and Part 2.
The Candidates: Bernie Sanders

The Candidates: Bernie Sanders

2019-12-0600:38:0760

Today: Part 2 of our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. Michael Barbaro speaks with Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from Vermont. Mr. Sanders reflected on his early schooling in politics and how he galvanized grass-roots support to evolve from outraged outsider to mainstream candidate with little shift in his message.Guest: Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. We also speak with Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Mr. Sanders has staked his presidential campaign, and much of his political legacy, on transforming health care in America. His mother’s illness and a trip he made to study the Canadian system help explain why.We asked 21 candidates the same 18 questions. Hear Mr. Sanders’s answers.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this morning that the House of Representatives would draft articles of impeachment against President Trump. But what our colleague found most striking today happened a few hours later, when a reporter for a conservative television network asked the speaker, “Do you hate the president?”“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.
America’s Education Problem

America’s Education Problem

2019-12-0500:24:3545

For decades, the U.S. spent billions of dollars trying to close its education gap with the rest of the world. New data shows that all that money made little difference. Today, we investigate how that could be. Guest: Dana Goldstein, a national correspondent for The New York Times who covers education. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The past three American presidents have tried to help the U.S. education system compete with other countries. Test scores haven’t improved.The “Nation’s Report Card” came out this fall. It indicated that two-thirds of children in the U.S. are not proficient readers.
The House Judiciary Committee opened a new phase of the impeachment inquiry by tackling a fundamental constitutional question: What is an impeachable offense? All the witnesses testifying in today’s hearing were in agreement, except one.“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.
The House Intelligence Committee has released its impeachment report to the Judiciary Committee, signaling the end of one phase of impeachment and the beginning of another. Today, we break down the report and explore why those two phases will look so different. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, the congressional editor of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The House Intelligence Committee released its impeachment report this week, concluding that President Trump tried to “use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.” Here are our key takeaways from the report.Confused by what happens next? Our step-by-step guide to the impeachment process has you covered. 
A Deadly Crackdown in Iran

A Deadly Crackdown in Iran

2019-12-0300:26:1444

Behind the curtain of an internet blackout, the Islamic Republic’s security forces have killed at least 180 unarmed protesters. Natalie Kitroeff speaks to Farnaz Fassihi about Iran’s deadliest political unrest in decades and why the United States wanted that unrest — and has helped fuel it. Guest: Farnaz Fassihi, a reporter covering Iran for The New York Times, in conversation with Natalie Kitroeff. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:How a peaceful protest over fuel prices quickly evolved into nationwide demonstrations against the Islamic Republic and its leaders, unrest which scores of people would not survive.After the United States condemned the extrajudicial killings, Iran pointed to the rebuke as evidence that the demonstrations were backed by Western enemies. 
For decades, hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. That’s no longer the case. We speak to one woman about her skyrocketing medical costs — and the aggressive new way hospitals are forcing patients to pay up. Guest: Sarah Kliff, an investigative reporter covering health care for The New York Times, speaks with Amanda Sturgill, 41, whose health care provider took her to court in Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:One in four Americans have skipped medical treatment because of the cost, and nearly half fear bankruptcy in the event of a health emergency. Meet some of the employed and insured Americans who cannot afford health care.The American health care system is not the norm for developed countries. Here’s a look at how socialized and privatized systems compare internationally.Why doesn’t the United States have universal health care? The 1619 Project found that the answer is linked to segregation. 
In a ruined palace in the woods, rummaging through discarded papers, our reporter finds a clue.For more information, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
“Ellen, have you been trying to get in touch with the royal family of Oudh?” Our reporter receives an invitation to the forest.For more information, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
The story passed for years from tea sellers to rickshaw drivers to shopkeepers in Old Delhi. In a forest, they said, in a palace cut off from the city, lived a prince, a princess and a queen, said to be the last of a Shiite Muslim royal line. Some said the family had been there since the British had annexed their kingdom. Others said they were supernatural beings.It was a stunning and tragic story. But was it real? On a spring afternoon, while on assignment in India, Ellen Barry got a phone call that sent her looking for the truth.In Chapter 1, we hear of a woman who appeared on the platform of the New Delhi railway station with her two adult children, declaring they were the descendants of the royal family of Oudh. She said they would not leave until what was theirs had been restored. So they settled in and waited — for nearly a decade.For more information, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
Yesterday, we looked at the origins of President Trump’s baseless theory that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 election. This theory inspired one of the two investigations he sought from Ukraine that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Today, we look at the origins of the president’s second theory. Guest: Kenneth P. Vogel, a reporter in The New York Times’s Washington bureau. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s diplomatic record on corruption in Ukraine contradicts President Trump’s claims.There are a lot of accusations flying back and forth between the president and the former vice president. Let us help you sort them out. 
In the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, President Trump asked Ukraine for two different investigations. Today, we explore the unexpected story behind one of them. Guest: Scott Shane, a national security reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:How a fringe theory about Ukraine took root in the White House.Moscow has run a yearslong operation attempting to essentially frame Ukraine for its own 2016 election interference, according to United States intelligence agencies.
An unusual battle has broken out between President Trump and top military commanders over the future of a Navy SEAL commando.Today, how a high-profile war-crimes investigation has prompted a war of words from the commander in chief — rocking the highest levels of the military. Guest: Dave Philipps, a national correspondent covering veterans and the military for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Why Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher was investigated for war crimes, and why his fellow SEAL members broke the group’s code of silence to testify against him.Order within his ranks was a “deadly serious business.” Now, Richard V. Spencer, the secretary of the Navy, has resigned after clashing with the president over Chief Gallagher’s demotion.
President Trump called into ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning to respond to all that has been said over two weeks of public impeachment hearings. The conversation offered a preview of what may become the president’s impeachment defense.“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.
The Candidates: Pete Buttigieg

The Candidates: Pete Buttigieg

2019-11-2200:40:5039

Today we launch Part One in our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 presidential front-runners. In studio with “The Daily,” Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks about how his lifelong political ambitions were complicated by the secret he kept for decades.Guests: Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.Jeremy W. Peters, a politics reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times.“The Candidates” is a new series from “The Daily” exploring pivotal moments in the lives of top presidential contenders in the 2020 election. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
Throughout the impeachment inquiry, an image has surfaced of the Trump administration’s two policymaking channels on Ukraine — one regular, one not. Today’s testimony from Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top adviser on Russia and Europe, raised the question: Which was which?“The Latest” is a new series on the impeachment inquiry, from the team behind “The Daily.” You can find more information about it here.
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Kathleen Donodeo

what a beautiful piece of journalism. Thank you. (although now I am late for work because I had to listen to the end and cry a little.....)

Dec 11th
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John Smith

It is absolutely incredible that Democrats are going to attempt to impeach a sitting president, that 63 million Americans voted for, on charges that they themselves had trouble identifying... This gets ZERO republican votes. some Dems may even defect

Dec 11th
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Chris

aren't these unprecedented "charges"?

Dec 11th
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Amy3422

Sanders is the politician we need but don't deserve.

Dec 10th
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Philly Burbs

Do I hate, loathe, detest, abhor, Trump, you ask? YES! May he & his enablers burn merciless in HELL for all of the lives he has ruined & for what he has done to our USA. We will never be considered great again!

Dec 10th
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John Smith

what a bunch of hacks.. the fact that michael at the end says the president's conspiracy theories that there was wrongdoing by the FBI have been debunked, and yet.. DID NOT MENTION attorney general BARR disagreed with Horowitz! disgusting liberal hacks

Dec 10th
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Nancy Loomis

Gotta go through all the impeachment steps, even without any Repub participation (slimy suckups) as the Constitution requires it. But there needs to be a public forum and/or the Dems just need to go after Trump for being the biggest LIAR to ever darken the doors of the WH. Trump's lies are so well -documented, so obvious and there are so many of them. This won't get him impeached but it might shut him up just a bit, cause him public embarrassment (he hates that and lives in fear of public humiliation) and it would be a more certain way to make sure he loses 2020. Saying "I was just kidding, it was sarcasm...it was no big deal"and the like won't help him with a full on public assault of his lies. Think about it: Trump lies to the American public virtually every single day. Signed, a Proud NEVER TRUMPER.

Dec 10th
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why Danes tramp

Dec 10th
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Thomas Franklin

trash rag

Dec 10th
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lzk222

Good Lord, Pelosi sounds more washed than Biden

Dec 10th
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Daniel

Wow nyt sucks hard for this interview. Never fair to Bernie

Dec 9th
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Stepha

oh my goodness, I did not expect this kind of bias! I can't believe I have been defending the Times for so long!

Dec 9th
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jersey2777

and on esper's position regarding training of foreign military here on US soil, what are you thinking man?! so we Arm and Train the Saudi's, ghee I hope that doesn't come back to bite us in the ass

Dec 9th
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jersey2777

that was this mother's "Tiananmen square" moment..brave reporting and deeply courageous people for standing up to such totalitarian power!

Dec 9th
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John Reed

I gave up this Podcast for other news that isn't so corporate friendly. But was looking for some new news sources and just clicked on this one to see what they have been working on. When I saw the Bernie interview I was curious and of course expected it to go negative and you Neoliberal pos never disappoint.

Dec 8th
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Jonathan Petherbridge

if she doesn't hate trump she's a minority among democrats. I'm not sure why the question is offensive.

Dec 8th
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sue zy

Why is it education important? 40% of the population cannot distinguish between fact and opinion. That says it all.

Dec 7th
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Vincent Galperin

In the Buttigieg interview it's nothing but praise, but with Sanders they rail against him about the Sandinistas and then claim he's being defensive about it? This episode was overtly biased and completely undermined the journalistic integrity of the New York Times.

Dec 7th
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Mohammad Forouhesh

What would you do if a group of people take up arms against you? well, that's simple logic, when one aims a gun at you, you would be better off to kill him/her first. The same holds for Iran. If Israel can brutally (and justifiably) mass murder lightly armed Palestinians, then iran can do the same (and who cares, may be more)

Dec 7th
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ab7dasker

What a bummer. Should I just give up expecting unbaiased coverage from The Times? It's so frustrating to watch them needlessly and repeatedly attack candidates who don't confirm to their centrist agenda. Unsubscribed.

Dec 7th
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