Listened to The Daily: ‘We Followed the President’s Orders’ from New York Times

In highly anticipated testimony, a top envoy said the operation to extract a political favor from Ukraine was done at the direction of the president, vice president and secretary of state.

Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, has evolved from a loyal Trump campaign donor to a witness central to the impeachment inquiry. But his testimony has been contradicted on multiple occasions.

Today, we look at how both Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee handled their most complicated witness to date.

Listened to The Latest: ‘Everyone Was in the Loop’ from New York Times

Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified that President Trump ordered a pressure campaign on Ukraine and that senior-most administration officials knew about it.

In explosive testimony, Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, directly implicated President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top administration officials in what he said was a push for a “clear quid pro quo” with the president of Ukraine. But during questioning, things got complicated.

Why is it that Sondland testified but others in the administration did not?
Listened to The Daily: What Happened to Kamala Harris? from New York Times

We followed the candidate to South Carolina to understand how she went from top-tier, front-runner status to the middle of the pack.

Listened to The Daily: The Harvey Weinstein Case, Part 1 from New York Times

More than 80 women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, but as he goes on trial in New York, the criminal charges center on just two. The story of Lucia Evans helps explain why.

Listened to The Daily: Why So Many Hospitals Are Suing Their Patients from nytimes.com
“My daughter has to eat,” one mother said. “And if it’s choosing between that or paying a doctor bill, I’m going to choose her.”

Listened to The Daily: Why Military Assistance for Ukraine Matters from New York Times
American aid has the power to tip the scales in a broader battle between authoritarianism and democracy.

Listened to The Daily: The Saga of Gordon Sondland from New York Times
How a loyal Trump donor ended up at the center of the impeachment investigation — and why Republicans now accuse him of betrayal.

Listened to The Daily: ‘Because of Sex’ from New York Times
Aimee Stephens was fired for disclosing her gender identity to her boss. This year, the Supreme Court may make a surprising ruling in her favor.

Listened to The Daily: How Impeachment Consumed a Governor’s Race from New York Times
Kentucky’s unpopular Republican governor was facing a losing battle. So he turned to President Trump, and a polarized political landscape, for help.

Listened to The Daily: Who’s Actually Electable in 2020? from New York Times
A new poll from The New York Times reveals which Democratic candidates may have a competitive edge against President Trump in battleground states.

Listened to The Daily: The Democratic Showdown in Iowa from New York Times
At the state’s biggest political event of the year, candidates fought for frontrunner status before the first votes of the nomination race.

🎧 The Daily: How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness | New York Times

Listened to The Daily: How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness from New York Times

At first, Don McGahn tried to limit White House cooperation with the special counsel investigation. He became one of its key cooperators.

🎧 The Daily: The Mueller Report Is Released | New York Times

Listened to The Daily: The Mueller Report Is Released from New York Times

We dig into the highly anticipated findings of the special counsel’s two-year investigation.

🎧 The Daily: The Brief, Controversial Tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen | New York Times

Listened to The Daily: The Brief, Controversial Tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen from New York Times

As homeland security secretary, she enacted and publicly defended the family separation policy. In President Trump’s eyes, she didn’t go far enough.