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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Episodes

How to Survive a Shutdown

Federal workers prepare for a government shutdown. Republicans begin impeachment inquiry hearings to uncover evidence they admit they don’t have yet. And bridesmaids describe the exploding costs of bachelorette parties.  Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/23·31m 17s

Gaining Ground? It’s Debatable.

Republican candidates square off in a presidential debate. American soldier Travis King returns from North Korea. And a seismic hearing on Olympic doping continues behind closed doors. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/23·23m 57s

Judge: Fraud at Trump Org

A judge declares Donald Trump and his sons committed fraud at the Trump Organization. Joe Biden becomes the first president to join a picket line. And 17 states, along with the FTC, accuse Amazon of running a monopoly. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/23·24m 16s

WGA: That’s a Wrap

The WGA reaches a tentative deal with producers to end its strike. Federal workers brace for a government shutdown. And the FBI investigates a Baton Rouge police squad, which allegedly operated an unofficial interrogation site. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/23·26m 3s

Bribe Check: Sen. Menendez Indicted

Federal prosecutors charge Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., with corruption. An ABC News/Washington Post poll shines a light on dissatisfaction with President Biden. And spacecraft OSIRIS-REx drops off a shipment of asteroid fragments from hundreds of millions of miles away. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/23·27m 35s

Murdoch’s Succession Plan

Rupert Murdoch announces he’s stepping down from his position atop Fox. The WGA renews negotiations with Hollywood studios. And India declares it will ban Canadian visitors as diplomatic tensions escalate.  Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/23·30m 59s

Merrick Garland Grilled

Attorney General Merrick Garland defends the Justice Department during a combative congressional hearing. Ron DeSantis takes former President Donald Trump to task over abortion policy. And from California to Texas, officials in border towns say migrant crossings are rapidly escalating. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/23·26m 51s

Biden: UN-Supported on Ukraine?

President Biden implores the United Nations to continue supporting Ukraine. A land dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan is quickly escalating into a potential war. And four babies have become the latest victims of America’s fentanyl crisis.  Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/23·30m 26s

How American Prisoners Got Out of Iran

A controversial exchange results in five Americans freed from Iran. Sources describe a witness account of former President Trump allegedly using classified documents like notepads. And comedian Russell Brand denies accusations that he assaulted and abused several women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/23·27m 19s

Government Shutdown Breakdown

A chaotic Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown. Car companies lay off hundreds as auto strikes begin. And flooding in Libya has killed more than 10,000. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/23·29m 2s

Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Hunter Biden is indicted on charges that he purchased a gun while on drugs. A Georgia judge says the case of former President Donald Trump will be severed from his co-defendants. And as autoworkers go on strike, some who work on electric vehicles ask why they’re being left out of the conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/23·26m 13s

UAW: Strikers, Start Your Engines

The nation’s largest auto workers union prepares for a strike. A convicted murderer is finally caught after escaping a Pennsylvania prison. And Republicans consider potential blowback for a Biden impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/23·28m 29s

Mission: Impeachable

On his first day back at work, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy moves forward on a path to impeaching President Biden. Floods in Libya could leave thousands dead. And Apple announces an end to its proprietary chargers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/23·26m 1s

Google Goes on Trial

In a pivotal moment for Big Tech, the Justice Department prepares to present its case against Google. Foreign countries press the Moroccan government to allow more aid into the country. And the FDA approves a new COVID-19 booster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/23·26m 55s

The Morocco Earthquake

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake decimates Morocco. Families of 9/11 victims react to a decision on suspects still detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And a statement of support for convicted rapist Danny Masterson leads to backlash against Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/23·28m 9s

The Continuing Search for 9/11 Victims

Two decades after the September 11th attacks, New York officials are still working to identify the remains of victims. In a replay of last year’s award-winning report, Brad goes behind the scenes of the effort to reunite families and their loved ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/23·15m 46s

Biden’s G20 Trip

President Biden travels to India for a G20 summit. Mayor Eric Adams predicts a migrant crisis will “destroy New York City.” And more states are pushing for phonics instruction in reading lessons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/23·30m 20s

A Game of Chicken Over Airbags

Federal regulators propose a massive airbag recall, only to be rebuffed by the manufacturer. ABC obtains exclusive information about the case of former President Trump’s documents. And an Alabama town’s first Black mayor describes being literally locked out of office.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/23·30m 15s

Impeachments Are Bigger in Texas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pleads not guilty in his impeachment trial. First Lady Jill Biden contracts COVID-19. And in need of supplies, Vladimir Putin considers a meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/23·24m 0s

Stuck at Burning Man

Floodwaters strand tens of thousands of Burning Man revelers in the desert. Election officials consider lawsuits challenging Donald Trump’s place on the ballot. And New York City implements strict new rules curtailing Airbnb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/23·23m 43s

Joint Decision: Marijuana Reclassification Rolls Forward

The Drug Enforcement Agency considers a new recommendation on marijuana policy. Justice Clarence Thomas documents private jet flights paid for by an influential billionaire. And a fire in what was supposed to be a vacant Johannesburg building kills dozens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/23·26m 9s

Idalia’s One-Two Punch

Storm Idalia wreaks havoc in Florida before flooding roadways and downing power lines in Georgia and the Carolinas. Rudy Giuliani loses a defamation lawsuit filed by Georgia election workers. And what Ukraine’s surprise drone attacks could mean for its war with Russia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/23·22m 43s

Hurricane Watch: Florida’s in Hot Water

Hurricane Idalia gains strength as it lurches toward Florida, prompting fears of storm surge. Empowered by a new law, the Biden administration announces 10 prescription drugs for which it will push for lower prices. And a drought wreaks havoc at the Panama Canal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/23·27m 15s

“Fantasy World”: Dr. Birx on COVID Response

Former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warns that American leaders are dropping the ball on a COVID surge. Hawaiian Electric insists that it’s not responsible for mass casualties on Maui. And a judge sets a trial date for former President Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/23·32m 4s

Jacksonville’s Racist Shooting Spree

A race-based shooting kills three in Jacksonville, Florida. An Osprey aircraft goes down in Australia with U.S. Marines inside. And Spain’s soccer chief refuses to step down, sparking international outrage over misogyny in sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/23·28m 30s

The Presidential Mugshot

Former President Donald Trump is booked at Fulton County Jail. The Pentagon says there is no evidence of a missile attack in the plane crash that killed Yevgeny Prigozhin. And Japan begins dumping radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/23·30m 48s

The First GOP Debate

Eight Republican candidates debate themselves to Americans in the first primary debate of the year. Former President Donald Trump declines to appear on stage, opting for an interview before his expected arrest in Georgia today. And the Wagner group leader who plotted a coup appears to have perished in a plane crash.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/23·24m 8s

The Elephant in the Republican Room

Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to debate, but former President Donald Trump has pledged to be a no-show. People dig out from different tropical storms that hit California and Texas. And, the new warning from researchers about the effects screen time can have on babies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/23·22m 22s

Consoler-in-Chief Visits Maui

President Biden visits fire-ravaged Lahaina. A California shop owner is shot and killed over the Pride flag she had at her store. And what to know about the notorious Atlanta jail where former President Trump will surrender himself later this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/23·24m 13s

Trump to Skip GOP Debate

President Donald Trump says he won’t attend the first GOP primary debate, scheduled the same week he’s expected to surrender to a county jail on racketeering charges. Tropical Storm Hilary makes landfall. And what to know as the US faces a triple threat in respiratory viruses this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/23·24m 36s

Nicknames and Sledgehammers: A DeSantis Playbook

A debate playbook seemingly intended for the Ron DeSantis campaign goes public. A bacteria often found in oysters has killed three people in the Northeast. And President Biden hosts a historic summit at Camp David.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/23·26m 31s

Preying for Maui: Speculators Come Calling

With their homes destroyed and neighbors killed, some Maui residents describe calls from speculators who want their land. Scientists announce new advances in transplanting pig kidneys into humans. And Kansas prosecutors tell police to return materials seized during a controversial raid of a newspaper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/23·32m 20s

With Co-Defendants Like These…

Legal analysts debate whether Donald Trump should worry about any of his 18 co-defendants cutting a deal with prosecutors. Hawaii’s governor blames climate change for a deadly wildfire. And the football player who inspired “The Blind Side” files suit against the people he considered family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/23·29m 42s

Trump’s “Pardon-Proof” Indictment

Former President Donald Trump is indicted again, this time on state charges in Georgia. Hawaii residents desperately try to get back into Lahaina. And young plaintiffs get a landmark ruling on climate change in Montana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/23·30m 0s

Officials: Hawaii’s Death Toll Will Keep Rising

The fire that swept through Lahaina becomes the deadliest wildfire in modern American history. The Justice Department elevates the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden to special counsel. And the assassination of an Ecuadorian presidential candidate sends South America reeling.  To learn how to donate to the Maui fire victims, visit ABCNews.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/23·29m 50s

Escape from Lahaina

The death toll in Maui surges past 50. Iran agrees to get several Americans out of its most notorious prison. And after months of easing, inflation ticks up slightly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/23·29m 51s

The Maui Wildfires

Deadly fires in Maui prompt mass evacuations, straining shelters. Republicans debate the takeaways from another bad election result on abortion. And breakdancers prepare for next year’s Olympic Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/23·25m 43s

The ‘Bama Brawl’ Aftermath

Police issue arrest warrants in Montgomery, Alabama after a viral brawl. The Supreme Court temporarily allows the Biden administration to regulate “ghost guns.” And Ron DeSantis re-tools his campaign for the third time in a month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/23·26m 0s

Hot Strike Summer: LA’s Day Off

Los Angeles city workers prepare to go on a one-day strike. Ukraine claims to thwart a Russian assassination attempt. And a special election in Ohio becomes a referendum on abortion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/23·27m 49s

Trump: “I’m Coming After You”

Prosecutors claim former President Trump is intimidating witnesses. Police accuse a Twitch streamer of inciting a riot. And the FDA approves a drug for postpartum depression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/23·26m 52s

Why These Trump Charges are Different

Former President Donald Trump arrives in court for his arraignment. Two members of the Navy are arrested on espionage charges. And Americans prepare to leave the U.S. embassy in Niger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/23·28m 18s

Trump's "Co-Conspirators"

President Trump will enter a plea today in response to charges from Special Counsel Jack Smith. Texas troopers are separating some migrant family members at the border. And economists debate whether a national credit downgrade will affect Americans.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/23·30m 4s

Trump Charged for 2020 Plot

Former President Donald Trump is indicted over his bid to overturn election results. Special Counsel Jack Smith outlines three distinct conspiracy allegations. And Arkansas librarians express concern over laws that would carry criminal charges for book-lenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/23·32m 27s

"He Looked Terrified": Trump Aide in Court

A property manager at Mar-a-Lago appears in court on federal charges, while a Georgia grand jury is empaneled to examine potential crimes by Donald Trump. Vice President Kamala Harris gives an exclusive interview to ABC’s Linsey Davis. And reports of Chinese malware rattle U.S. military bases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/23·27m 31s

The GOP’s Trump Debate

As candidates descend on Iowa, a political group supporting Donald Trump spends millions in legal fees for him and his allies. The CDC anticipates a summer surge in COVID cases. And the kidnapping of an American and her child shines a light on a growing crisis in Haiti. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/23·29m 4s

More Charges in Trump Documents Case

Special Counsel Jack Smith charges former President Donald Trump with major new counts in his classified documents case. Staffers for Dianne Feinstein and Mitch McConnell go silent on whether the lawmakers are suffering from continued medical ailments. And a coup in Niger worries American officials. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/23·27m 59s

Hunter Biden Plea Deal Derailed

Hunter Biden’s plea deal is derailed after a judge raises questions about it in court. Lawmakers push for more transparency on UFOs. And Tennessee teachers sue their state over restrictions on race curriculum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/23·25m 44s

Hunter Biden Heads to Court

Hunter Biden is expected to plead guilty in court to misdemeanor tax charges in a deal that likely keeps him out of prison. UPS and its union workers strike an agreement that averts a labor strike. And former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed who was released in a prisoner swap in Russia turns up injured on the Ukrainian battlefield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/23·24m 33s

Israel Overrules Its Courts

Protests erupt in Israel following a controversial vote. The federal government sues Texas over buoy barriers in the Rio Grande. And a group of American craftsmen are helping rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral, potentially laying a blueprint for other historic renovations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/23·26m 59s

The Special Counsel’s Final Witnesses

With another potential Trump indictment looming, Special Counsel Jack Smith calls more witnesses to the grand jury. A court ruling shows the FBI improperly searched the records of a U.S. senator. And Iran says its infamous “morality police” are back.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/23·29m 16s
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