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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

Harris Hits the Trail

Vice President Kamala Harris holds her first rally as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Protesters gather in Washington, D.C. ahead of a congressional address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And federal regulators question why Delta travelers are still delayed, days after a global I.T. crisis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/2428m 12s

Can Kamala Harris Win?

As Vice President Kamala Harris locks down endorsements from the vast majority of elected Democrats, questions linger about whether she’ll fare better than her 2020 run. Former President Donald Trump adjusts his campaign with a new opponent in mind. And Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle faces bipartisan calls to resign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/07/2430m 35s

Biden Ends His Campaign

In a special edition of “Start Here,” we’ll examine President Biden’s decision to exit the race for the White House…and what happens next in the race to replace him.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2422m 32s

Trump’s RNC Address: New Grief, Same Grievances

In his biggest speech of the year, former President Donald Trump veers off-script from what began as a cathartic speech. The Pentagon decommissions its “floating pier” off Gaza’s coast. And an apparent murder involving cyanide-laced tea transfixes Thailand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/2426m 10s

Vibe Schiff: Top Democrats Turn Against Biden

President Biden is diagnosed with COVID as more senior Democrats reportedly urge him to step aside from the campaign. JD Vance makes his debut as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee, with former President Trump set to speak tonight. And law enforcement sources say the Secret Service spotted the Trump rally gunman on the roof 20 minutes before he fired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/2430m 50s

Menendez: From Gold Bars…to Behind Bars?

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., becomes the first U.S. senator convicted of acting as a foreign agent. President Trump reaches out to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. during the Republican National Convention. And Democrats are arguing over “virtual convention” rules that could install President Biden as the nominee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/2424m 8s

Meet the Trump-Vance Ticket

President Trump appears in public for the first time since surviving an assassination attempt, after naming Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate. In a shocking decision, a federal judge dismisses the federal case against Trump for mishandling classified documents. And historian Allan Lichtman describes what assassination attempts mean for elections.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/2427m 10s

The Trump Shooting Aftermath

Police describe what we know about Donald Trump’s would-be assassin. Republicans hone a new message as Trump arrives for the RNC in Milwaukee. And in an Oval Office address, President Biden pleads for calm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2434m 4s

The Trump Assassination Attempt

In a special edition of Start Here, ABC’s Chief Investigative Reporter Josh Margolin describes the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, and where the investigation stands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2410m 26s

Biden Battles Back

Fighting for his political life, President Biden gives a wide-ranging press conference. Former President Trump prepares to announce a VP pick. And with inflation easing, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell considers cutting interest rates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/2430m 47s

A Crack in the Biden Firewall

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signals the debate over President Biden’s future isn’t over yet. Karen Read’s defense lawyers say a fourth juror has come forward to say that, despite a mistrial, the jury wanted to unanimously acquit her of murder. And NASA insists that two astronauts aren’t “stuck” in space, despite being in orbit for a month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/2426m 46s

Biden’s Message to NATO (and Everyone Else)

President Biden delivers a strong speech to NATO, as congressional Democrats appear to resign themselves to a Biden nomination. The Republican National Committee prepares for a public argument on abortion rights. And Hurricane Beryl leaves millions without power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2428m 1s

Alec Baldwin Goes on Trial

Jury selection begins in the trial of Alec Baldwin in New Mexico. President Biden fights to save his campaign. And in one of its most brutal attacks in months, Russia bombs a Ukrainian children’s hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/2427m 30s

Biden: Defiant? Or in Denial?

Democrats react to President Biden’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Former President Trump responds to concerns about a purge of government workers proposed by the right-wing Heritage Foundation. And French voters deliver a surprise rebuke to several far-right candidates.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/2428m 36s

Full Interview: President Biden Sits Down with ABC News

In a bonus episode of Start Here, we air the exclusive interview of President Biden with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in full. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/2433m 52s

Independents Day

In a special edition of Start Here, we examine one of the most important swing constituencies in America: independent voters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/2425m 14s

Has the Tide Turned Against Biden?

Democrats on Capitol Hill begin to openly question whether President Biden should remain on the ticket. Donald Trump’s sentencing is pushed back in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on immunity. And the U.K. prepares for what could be a landmark vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/2425m 35s

“Immune, immune, immune.”

In an unprecedented shift of power, the Supreme Court declares “official” presidential acts are immune from criminal prosecution. Hurricane Beryl intensifies in the Caribbean, earlier than any storm of its size in recorded history. And the Justice Department offers a plea deal to Boeing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/2426m 20s

Will Biden Drop Out?

In the aftermath of a shaky debate performance, Democrats consider pressuring President Biden to exit the race. The Supreme Court prepares to hand down its final decisions of its term. And Israel inches closer to a second war in the Middle East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/2426m 46s

Undebatably Bad

Despite low expectations, President Biden delivers a shaky, halting performance in the first general election debate. The Supreme Court invalidates a landmark settlement between Purdue Pharma and the families of opioid overdose victims. And Boeing is sanctioned by the NTSB after inviting ABC to its facilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/2428m 13s

What to Know About Debate Night

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump prepare to face off in Atlanta for a historic debate. The Supreme Court seems to “inadvertently” reveal a key abortion decision. And Kenya’s president backs off a controversial policy after violence consumes the capital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/2429m 36s

Pier Pressure

ABC’s Martha Raddatz tours the newly reopened “floating pier” off the Gaza coastline, as the United Nations considers pausing aid shipments. Israel’s highest court strikes down a rule that allows ultra-Orthodox Jewish men to avoid serving in the military. And 20 years after its legal beginnings, LGBTQ Americans contemplate the future of same-sex marriage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/2430m 19s

WikiPlea: Assange to Go Free

Julian Assange strikes a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department. A brutal primary in New York centering around the Gaza war could upend the progressive “Squad.” And the U.S. Olympic team will bring its own air conditioners to Paris despite organizers’ plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/2425m 57s

Prepping for the Presidential Debate

The Biden and Trump campaigns prepare for the first presidential debate this week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands by accusations that the U.S. is withholding weapons. And crowds line up for a home in San Francisco on the market with a discounted price, but there’s a catch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/2422m 26s

Summer's First Heat Wave

The U.S. marks the start of summer with dangerous record-breaking temperatures. The Supreme Court rulings we’re still waiting for this term. And the concerns surrounding counterfeit weight loss drugs amid an ongoing shortage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2427m 33s

The Russia-North Korea “Aggression” Pact

Vladimir Putin visits North Korea to sign a weapons agreement with Kim Jong Un. The House Ethics Committee furthers its investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. And Olympic swimmers express concern over swimming in Paris’ Seine River. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/2424m 36s

Juneteenth Past and Present

In a special edition, “Start Here” meets Opal Lee, the 97 year-old Texan known as “the grandmother of Juneteenth.” Then, we check on the shifting political dynamics among Black male voters in an election sitting on a knife’s edge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/2426m 8s

Surgeon General: Social Media Kills

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy presses for a warning label on social media apps. The Biden White House announces new policies to more easily grant legal status to certain immigrants. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolves his war cabinet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/2428m 21s

Reactions (and Recoil) to the Bump Stock Ruling

The Supreme Court overturns a federal ban on the rifle accessories known as “bump stocks.” Israel announces it will temporarily curb attacks on southern Gaza during daytime hours. And a “heat dome” is about to envelop much of the country, creating historic temperatures across several states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2422m 53s

SCOTUS Protects Abortion Pill (For Now)

The Supreme Court unanimously rejects a case seeking to ban the abortion drug mifepristone. The Justice Department unveils a scathing report on Phoenix police. And a string of threatening actions aimed at New York Jews prompts officials to reconsider a ban on masks in public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2424m 29s

AG Garland Held in Contempt

House Republicans vote to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. President Biden issues sanctions on Russia ahead of a meeting with Ukraine on the sidelines of the G7 summit. And Tesla shareholders vote on whether Elon Musk deserves a pay package worth nearly $56 billion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/2428m 9s

Hunter Biden Convicted

President Biden’s son Hunter is found guilty on three felony counts. A new forecast from 538 shows a virtual dead heat, despite polling favorable to Donald Trump. And in an ABC News exclusive, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveils a rule that would take medical debt out of credit reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/2432m 2s

Hunter-Gatherers: Jurors Assemble the Evidence

Jurors have begun deliberating the federal gun charges facing Hunter Biden. American diplomats push a ceasefire agreement to Israel and Hamas. And Apple unveils a new partnership with OpenAI.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/2427m 34s

Israel’s Daring (and Deadly) Rescue

Hours after a hostage rescue prompts dancing in the streets, a key opponent of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigns. Clarence Thomas amends his financial forms, belatedly disclosing extravagant travel gifts from a billionaire friend. And a Wyoming landslide results in “catastrophic failure” for a key shipping lane.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2424m 37s

Biden’s D-Day Message to Russia

In an exclusive interview with ABC’s David Muir, President Biden describes a change in policy on American weapons in Ukraine. Prosecutors say they’ve found a “manual” for serial murder on Long Island. And a Mexican cartel allows ABC’s Matt Rivers to watch its operation along the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2428m 41s

Shootout in Beirut

A gunman opens fire on the American embassy in Lebanon, as Israel escalates its fight with Hezbollah. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul puts an anticipated “congestion pricing” plan on hold. And after several postponements, Boeing successfully launches its Starliner space capsule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/2426m 24s

DHS Sec. Mayorkas Explains the Asylum Plan

With President Biden’s executive border action in effect, Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas joins Start Here to explain what it all means. Our team is in court for opening statements in Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial. And an FDA panel votes against the use of psychedelic MDMA for PTSD treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/2425m 49s

Take a Number: Biden's New Border Policy

Sources say President Biden is planning a landmark change to immigration policy, capping the number of asylum-seekers allowed daily. Congressional Republicans confront Dr. Anthony in a contentious hearing. And the “floating pier” designed to provide Gaza aid is out of service after barely a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2429m 41s

Hunter Biden Goes on Trial

President Biden’s son Hunter goes on trial over felony gun charges. An ABC News/Ipsos poll shows voters’ reactions to Donald Trump’s conviction. And Mexico chooses its first female president, amid an outbreak of political violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2428m 13s

Trump: Guilty on All Counts

In a historic jury verdict, Donald Trump becomes the first former president convicted of a felony. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats ponder what the conviction could mean for Trump’s chances in November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/2418m 23s

Trump Jury Deliberates

The waiting begins for a verdict in Donald Trump’s criminal fraud trial. President Biden launches a new initiative to shore-up softening support with Black voters. And players in ‘The Forgotten League’ finally have their stats merged with Major League Baseball and start overtaking some legends.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/2430m 18s

Trump’s Case Goes to the Jury

The criminal fraud case against Donald Trump heads to the jury. Another Israeli blast kills civilians in Rafah. And a new government study suggests parents should be introducing allergens to small children’s diets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/2426m 0s

Rage in Rafah

An Israeli airstrike kills dozens of refugees in Gaza, barely 200 yards from an official “safe zone.” A spate of deadly tornadoes cause chaos from Texas to Kentucky. And the death toll is estimated to reach the thousands after a landslide in Papua New Guinea.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2423m 28s

The Battle Over Military 'Forever Chemicals'

In a special Memorial Day episode, ABC’s Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer examines why many military communities are worried about alarming amounts of “forever chemicals,” often used in life-saving training exercises, that could become life-threatening years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2424m 19s

The DOJ’s “Bad Blood” with Ticketmaster

The Justice Department sues Live Nation, the owner of Ticketmaster, on antitrust grounds. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issues a consequential ruling on gerrymandering, even as his own political leanings come into focus. And an American prepares to be sentenced in Turks and Caicos, despite a full-court press from U.S. politicians pleading for mercy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2430m 44s

Uvalde Pays Up

Families of Uvalde shooting victims reach a settlement with the city. Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump. And the UK government schedules a snap election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/2429m 11s

The “Reich” Stuff: New Concerns Over Trump

As the Trump campaign struggles to explain a post invoking a Nazi slogan, the former president also equivocates on whether he’d support a ban on birth control. Extreme turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight leaves at least one dead and dozens injured. And ahead of a busy travel season, President Biden plans to release a million barrels’ worth of gasoline from strategic reserves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2424m 49s

The Ayatollah’s Next Move

Iran prepares an election to replace its deceased president. The International Criminal Court seeks an arrest warrant for top Israeli and Hamas leaders. And North Carolina lawmakers consider a bill that would ban face masks in public places. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2428m 0s

Iran’s President in Helicopter Crash

Iran’s president and foreign minister are among those who went down in a helicopter crash in the northwest part of the country. Donald Trump’s hush money trial could wrap up this week. And rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs apologizes after video shows him striking and kicking his ex-girlfriend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2421m 48s

The CFPB Survives

The Supreme Court upholds the funding – and existence – of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Biden invokes executive privilege in his bid to keep tapes of his special counsel interview away from Congress. And the Justice Department indicts a U.S. citizen for helping North Koreans get remote jobs for American companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2422m 57s
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