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A week like no other looms in American politics

CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd discusses the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.American politics has never seen anything quite like this.Within the space of three frenetic days this week, a trio of high profile…

The Democrats' new online troll fighters make 2020 debut in Iowa

Multiple technology companies met with government agencies such as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to discuss election security as the 2020 cycle kicks into full gear. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports.Days after the 2016 Iowa caucuses, the instructions were…

Zurawik: 'Social media is a mud wrestling pit'

Brian Stelter asks David Zurawik about news media controversies in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death. He says journalists feel pressure to participate in social media conversations, but legacy newsroom values "are not the values of social media," he says.

Why CNN's plan for final pre-Iowa poll was nixed

Brian Stelter explains why CNN and the Des Moines Register decided not to release a pre-Iowa caucus poll as planned. Art Cullen says the decision "raises my estimation of CNN and the Des Moines Register as outlets that strive for…

Impact of impeachment on Iowa caucus coverage

This year's Iowa caucuses have been largely overshadowed by impeachment coverage, although that's changing now, Brian Stelter says. Art Cullen, Alexi McCammond and Astead Herndon share their reporting and perspectives from Des Moines.

NPR still awaiting answers after Pompeo removed reporter

After Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bristled at questions about Ukraine from one NPR reporter, the State Department removed another NPR reporter from a planned trip with Pompeo. The public radio organization says it is still awaiting an explanation for…

Zelizer: Impeachment 'came out of the news'

Historian Julian Zelizer says the Senate "shut down the information-gathering process" during Trump's trial, but the scoops published by journalists were a reminder "that the press still plays that Watergate era role, and we shouldn't forget it." Sam Donaldson advises…

Sam Donaldson reacts to fast-tracked Senate trial

When Trump is acquitted by the Senate, "he's going to trumpet it -- that his victory is sincere and complete," Sam Donaldson says. "And the people watching Fox will believe that, and the people not watching Fox will not believe…

Impeachment reinforces two competing info-universes

Through Trump's trial, "we've re-learned that two Americas are co-existing, uneasily, in two totally different information universes," Brian Stelter says. He quotes Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, who said "this trial in so many ways crystallized the completely diametrically opposed threats…