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history in the house. >> the resolution is adopted. >> the impeachment fight enters a critical new phase. >> what is at stake is nothing less than our democracy. >> they are coming after the republican party and me because i'm fighting for you. >> a new star shines in iowa. >> i didn't just come here to
end the era of donald trump. i'm here to launch the era that must come next. >> while a former bright light says good-bye to the 2020 race. and with just one year until election day, the president hones his message. >> while we're creating jobs and killing terrorists, the democrat party has gone completely insane. >> "inside politics," the biggest stories sourced by the best reporters now. welcome to inside politics. john king is off today. thanks for sharing your sunday with us. for only the fourth time in american history, the house of representatives is moving toward impeaching a sitting president. democrats decided to make their month-old inquiry official this past week, both to quiet gop criticism and to make their pitch to the american people. >> what is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our
democracy. at times i've found each and every one of us in this room and in our country to pay attention to how we protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> despite pushing for a formal vote for weeks, house republicans were unified in saying too little, too late. >> trying to put a ribbon on a sham process doesn't make it any less of a sham. >> you cannot make your game fair by allowing the opposing team onto the field at the two-minute warning. >> this is a travesty. no one should vote for this. this is a sad day. the curtain is coming down on this house because the majority has no idea about process and procedure. they're simply after a president. >> the result essentially a party line vote without a single republican crossing the aisle is a break with a bipartisan action seen in past impeachment
efforts. the question now, will the white house continue trying to block testimony by administration officials and how will congress respond? last night at the white house, president trump wouldn't say, but made his frustrations with house democrats quite clear. >> will you block white house officials from testifying next week in the impeachment inquiry? >> i don't know. you'll have to speak to the lawyers. nancy pelosi has become unhinged. there's something wrong with her. and this whole impeachment scam, that's exactly what it is. it's a scam. it's a hoax. the democrats are using it for political purposes to try and win an election that they're not going to win. >> at least 11 current and former trump administration officials have been called this week to testify, including energy secretary rick perry and former national security adviser john bolton. both have said they won't appear voluntarily, and shortly after the president spoke last night another administration official, top mulvaney aid robert blair,
announced that he, too, would refuse to testify, with or without a subpoena. joining us this sunday to share their reporting and their insights, we've got cnn's jeff zell ony, rachel with the washington post and time's molly ball. thank you all for being here this sunday. what a week behind us and what a week ahead in terms of this impeachment, this historic vote we saw and what's going to unfold going forward. margaret, i want to go to you. democrats did something that republicans wanted to see, holding this impeachment vote. what does that really change for the white house, for house democrats and for republicans in terms of how they're talking about this and fighting this thing? >> well, this marks a new phase going forward, so it takes things from the largely behind-the-scenes process that we've seen so far, which is a process of depositions and democrats understanding do they have enough to go forward with. and to the next realm of this, which is both a public and a
continued behind-the-scenes effort. it formalizes things on some level and it gives republicans and the white house what they said they wanted. but as predicted, the minute that happened, republicans said we don't want it anymore because you started it too late. so now the republicans have a decision to make, which is how much longer does the process argument work or do they need to change strategies, and the democrats have to come to terms with they have now kind of rolled the dice. many of them felt that they had no choice. >> that's what nancy pelosi says, right. >> they're in a position where they couldn't not vote to go forward to continue with this process. but as a result now, there are political targets on the backs of every democrat in a vulnerable district and the house speaker has to figure out the way to corral this, because for all of us inside washington, we live this every day. most of us understand the process. when you talk to people outside, it's very confusing and
convoluted. and that is why the process arguments have sort of been working so far. which is like when you say the democrats don't understand the rules or they're making it up, that's not true. the democrats have followed all the rules. but your average american doesn't know how it's supposed to work. >> rachel, we've already seen from the white house and the department of justice basically block some folks who were supposed to be on the hill next week. what do democrats do the about the fact that some of these key witnesses in some instances, when you think about john bolton and the aid to mick mulvaney say they're not going to come? >> democrats have had a lot of success in convincing trump officials lower down to come in and tell their stories. as we get higher up the food chain, they're expecting a lot of people are going to stonewall and not show up. democrats have this planned and they're going to incorporate that into an article of impeachment and obstruction of justice and they're going to say the president is obstructing us from doing our job, obstructing
congress. i think it will be interesting to watch specifically john bolton. they called the former national security adviser to testify on thursday. he has a lawyer who has advised somebody else that they called to testify basically to wait until the court weighs in on this. don't show up. there are some people who think john bolton might show up. he's writing a book right now. he would be a huge fish for democrats if they can catch him because he had a lot of problems with the president's policy on ukraine, didn't like what rudy giuliani was doing. >> had a complicated relationship with this president more generally, even though he is a republican in terms of how he cease the world. we saw vindman this last week testify and you saw the headlines that came out of his testimony from the times army officer who heard trump's ukraine call reported concerns, key there the army officer. the washington post white house lawyer moved the transcript to classified server after ukraine adviser raised alarms. out of cnn, vindman said they
omitted the reference in the call. this was blockbuster testimony for democrats, in some ways trying to taint vindman but then getting blow back from oom republicans. >> if this becomes part of the public hearing and testimony, that will be a shocking image of someone in a military uniform testifying what he saw. and i think when you take a step back to all of this, the burden is still on democrats to make their case, and you've heard nancy pelosi, the speaker, trying to simplify the argument. trying to take it away from the process, to make it with the ukraine phone call. and they're not necessarily arguing about the facts. but i think when you take a step back, the democrats' burden -- this is why speaker pelosi was always wary of this. the president has politicized this as another thing and we've also heard him make the argument in his rallies, which he's
holding three rallies in six days. they're coming after you. they're not just impeaching me, they're coming after you who voted for me. so that is the burden. and the megaphone the president still has. so all of this sounds complicated and it is complicated, so that is why the burden remains on democrats to explain this. the vote, the party-line vote, i was a little surprised. i thought there would be a couple of house republicans. >> pelosi, you talked about her. she says impeachment can't drag on and democrats need ironclad proof in addition to making things simple. she acknowledged the democrats have a limited amount of time to make it, suggesting the investigation and decision on drafting articles of impeachment won't drag on long. the public has only so much space for drama, she said. when does the law of diminishing
returns set in? >> this is the balance that the democrats are trying to find, because on the one hand they want to build a case that is strong, they want to be able to put that case before the public. and that's going to be the next phase of this. now that the vote has been held, the house is off this week, but they will still be taking these depositions in private. but then the question is do we go to public hearings, do we start this televised ciscus and in the political environment does that transfix the nation the way you can imagine it might have a few decades ago? do we have the same kind of environment where people can really all gather around the tv in prime time and be, you know, transfixed by all of this? or has the president succeeded in framing this as another distraction and it will be a blip and people will sort of regard it as not that serious? so i think that's a big open question and so the democrats want to be able to put enough evidence before the public that it's convincing. and knowing that there's a lot
they won't be able to get because of the witnesses who have declined to testify. >> and try to move on. >> knowing that they have a limited attention span with the public and with the media, to put this in front of people and not get bogged down and dragged down by whether it's procedural arguments or other kinds of quibbling. i think it's notable, however, that in the private testimony so far the president and his allies have not been able to come up with much in terms of substantive kwib substantive quibbles. there hasn't been a lot of testimony behind closed doors that republicans have been able to latch on. and democrats have actually been pleasantly surprised that so much of what they initially suspected has been corroborated. >> witness after witness, and democrats and republicans back home in their districts, i'm sure they'll be hearing from their constituents on this. up next, the president's impeachment strategy includes t-shirts and a fireside chat.
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i've ever seen them. the most unified i've ever seen them. the democrats' outrageous conduct has created an angry majority that will vote many do-nothing democrats out of office in 2020. >> on the house floor before the vote, gop leaders switched their argument from process to patriotism. >> why do you not trust the people? why do you not allow the people to have a voice? when you look at the soviet-style process, it shows that they don't really want to get to the truth. they want to remove a sitting president. >> but on the senate side, the "washington post" reports a growing number of republicans are considering acknowledging trump's quid pro quo on ukraine. senator kevin cramer of north dakota told the post we've seen quid pro quos a lot of times. the question isn't whether it was quid pro quo.
the question is was it corruption. and rachel, this is your fantastic reporting. tell us about this strategy shift, how big is it, and what does it mean? >> it's huge. since the impeachment inquiry started, trump's number one line on this has been no quid pro quo, which is the sort of same message we're hearing from house republicans right now. but a lot of senate republicans are looking at the headlines and reading about these depositions and witnesses, and there are tons of witnesses who are saying there was a quid pro quo, not only for military aid, but also trying to get a head of state meeting with the ukrainian president. it was all leveraged on them going after joe biden and the president's adversary. so republicans in the senate are like how do we defend this? one is to say quid pro quos happen all the time in foreign policy if we're going to give foreign aid to another country, it's if we put springs on it. the other is to say the president had no criminal intent and that was the argument that senator ted cruz made in a private meeting on wednesday. we'll have to see if this
sticks. it's making a lot of moderate republicans very uncomfortable. >> jeff, i want you to take a look at these numbers. trump's approval rating dips a bit among republicans according to the abc "washington post" poll. 87% in july, 74% now. you heard him talking about unity he's seen from republicans and that was certainly the case in the house vote. but these numbers i imagine might be concerning for this president. >> perhaps a little concerning. a lot of those are probably soft republicans, people who are just not necessarily so proud to say that they are trump supporters. but i still think those numbers are quite high and the overall take-away of all of this is the president has been able to hold his party. people are afraid of going against him. at least the elect officials are. voters are not sure about that. i think you're absolutely right about what senate republicans are doing. that is going to be a fascinating thing to play out, if there is a difference between senate republicans and house republicans, that gives
republican voters and others an opportunity to say, maybe something is sort of weird about this. so i think that that's a fascinating development. >> in the trump campaign, donald trump himself, selling t-shirts, trying to rally the base and make money off of this thing, too. there is a read the transcript t-shirt that they're selling on the campaign website, and trump again with his strategy on this says at some point i'm going to sit down perhaps as a fireside chat on live television and i will read the transcript of the call. because people have to hear it. when you read it, it's a straight call. bill clinton did things wrong, richard nixon did things wrong. i won't go back to andrew johnson because that was a little before my time. but they did things wrong. i did nothing wrong. the transcript is sort of nothing to see there. >> that's right, and it's an odd strategy, i would say, and it's got a lot of republicans nervous about sort of where will he go
next, what is he going to ask us to defend next? how are we going to make potentially conflicting arguments? and then there's the issue of the transcript itself. there's been some reporting that the non-transcript transcript, the basically readout of the call that was composed after the fact and is not technically speaking a verbatim transcript, that there are some omissions from that. and potentially significant omissions, according to vindman's testimony. so will we ever see a fuller version of the transcript? is something going to come out that has even more in it? this is the kind of things that makes democrats heads explode. they thought the transcript that we do have was damning enough and for the president to embrace it and say this is just fine has a lot of people wondering whether this is sustainable. >> and it could be, as rachel alluded to, that maybe that's where senate republicans end up, too. pete buttigieg shining bright in iowa. that's next.
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the ability to bring together a very divided and highly polarized country. in the face of the greatest set of challenges that we have ever known. this has been the honor of my lifetime. i love you all and i know that i'll be seeing you down the road. >> that was former congressman beto o'rourke dropping out of the race on friday, after failing to recapture the magic of his underdog texas senate campaign last year. on the other hand, you've got 37-year-old mayor pete buttigieg, who is surging in iowa. the new poll has him in a virtual tie with elizabeth warren, bernie sanders and joe biden. all three about twice his age, and they were all in des moines this weekend to address thousands of die-hard democrats at the liberty and justice dinner. buttigieg was first to speak. >> i didn't just come here to end the era of donald trump.
i'm here to launch the era that must come next. i will not waiver from my commitment to our values or back down from the boldness of our ideas. but i also will not tire from the effort to include everyone in this future we are trying to build. progressives, moderates and republicans of conscience who are ready for a change. >> elizabeth warren spoke later with a jab that some saw as aimed at buttigieg. >> i'm not running some consultant-driven campaign with some vague ideas that are designed not to offend anyone. i'm running a campaign based on a lifetime of fighting for working families. >> clearly, clearly, clearly speaking about mayor pete buttigieg there. jeff, i'm going to go to a couple you talked to in iowa when you were there this weekend
and here's what they had to say about their choice. >> we need the voice of the next generation, we need someone who has grown up in this world of rapid change and is used to it and can respond to it quickly. and i think pete buttigieg is that person. >> it's time to pass the torch to a new generation. i hear a lot of people our age and older saying that we really do need more energy, more vigor. >> and jeff, this is what you found, that older voters really like buttigieg. >> in many respects we have heard that again and again. and that was john and terry heal and they were big obama supporters. they came to his inauguration. so i was intrigued by who they are supporting. and they did in fact go see joe biden initially. john was at the first event in iowa some five months ago or so.
he said now is not his time. so they have settled on pete buttigieg, and we are finding that again and again, that some older voters are saying it's time for a new generation of leadership. but senator warren would also represent a new direction. so my take-away from the weekend is this really is crystallizing for now as a warren/buttigieg fight. and they're going after the ideology of the party. senator warren is saying dream big, think big, but she also is defending her medicare for all plan. mayor buttigieg also said i'm not naive, i know how to get this done. so he's trying to cross a threshold in people's minds that he could be seen as presidential. all the while joe biden is struggling to hold on in some respects, show energy. there were hundreds of empty seats at the thing on friday night. his campaign did not turn out all his supporters. who knows what that means specifically. there are three months to do that before caucus night. >> and you mentioned pete
buttigieg's strategy basically trying to say it's a race between him and warren. he said exactly that in an interview recently. >> i think this is getting to be a two-way. it's early to say. i'm not saying it is a two-way. >> you see it coming into focus, you and warren? >> yeah, a world where we're getting somewhere, where it's coming down to the two of us. the contrasts are real. >> pete buttigieg echoing the brilliant jeff zeleny. he then sort of walked it back and said i don't think that came out right. >> the magic of the interview was that he got mayor pete to say what he was thinking. >> so he has always been in this kind of understudy to joe biden role waiting for the moment. and i know in those early months where we were waiting to see was biden actually going to run, and remember it was taking a long time and the decision kept pushing weeks and months, back then talking with democratic
donors, and many of those guys i was talking to, men mostly, were saying i really like that pete buttigieg, he's really interesting if biden doesn't run, i think that's who i'm going to get behind. so to the extent that's been part of his strategy, he has been waiting to see whether there would be a moment for the strategy. and the cracks that we're starting to see, the softness we're seeing in places like iowa may give him that chance. the polls still show biden in a much stronger role, but all of us are waiting to see how long the national trends hold. >> and you talk about iowa and new hampshire. you look here, joe biden struggling, 17% in iowa, fourth place again. this is just a snapshot. joe biden in new hampshire, 15%, in third place. but listen, you look nationally at all of the polls, they've shown him much stronger. best chance to beat donald trump, he's got 42% there. closest on the issues, 25%. so some good news there for biden, at least nationally.
still stug liruggling in some o early states. >> and i think that understudy is a good word that margaret used and that's sort of the moderate lane, if you will, the sort of mainstream democrat lane. it's not clear which one is the understudy, elizabeth warren or bernie sanders, but they're both in that lane. that lane is crowded by the fact that they're both there. and i think for a while it looked like warren was really taking off and leaving bernie sanders in the dust, but bernie now has gotten a second wind, if you will, both literally and medically. he has siort of recaptured the imagination of a lot of the people who supported him the last time around. and there's a wonderful irony that even as pete buttigieg, the youngest candidate, seems to be persuading a lot of the oldest voters, bernie sanders is the oldest candidate who still seems
to have a hold on the imaginations of the youngest voters. >> and rachael, some of the younger candidates, beto o'rourke dropping out, an early front-runner, not so much now. kamala harris also seeing some lagging in her polling numbers, having to shut some offices both in new hampshire. >> yeah, we're getting closer to iowa and clearly we're seeing the candidates who are starting to sort of peter out. with beto, there was so much potential early on with his senate run and, you know, he did so well in texas, raised a lot of money and a lot of people thought he would be an early star. but that never really panned out. he had problems raising money and organizational issues. was slow to create structure in his campaign. and his greatest asset also turned into kind of a weakness. people really loved that he was very care free and easy to relate to. he seemed like an average joe, driving across the country talking to voters, not caring about media lime light, but that sort of back fired on him.
>> buttigieg overtook that spot. we have no idea if he can take a punch. a little arrogance dripping out in the interview, so we'll show how that plays with voters. >> can he take a punch, and sort of scrutiny of his record, which a bit of that already. up next, president trump is picking up his new york roots and heading down south. (contemplative synth music) - [narrator] forget about vacuuming for up to a month. shark iq robot deep-cleans and empties itself
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let's turn now to some sunday trail mix for a taste of the 2020 campaign, the critical swing state of florida just gained another voter, president trump may be new york born and raised, but he's officially changing his residency from the empire state to the sunshine state. he's blaming high taxes and hostility from new york's democratic leaders. florida republicans are delighted the state's party chairman took to twitter to declare november 1st as president donald j. trump florida residency day. plus it's exactly one year until election day and while democrats are busy battling it out for the nomination, president trump is sharpening his campaign message. trump and the rnc raised a staggering $125 million last quarter and they've already put it to good use with this campaign ad during game seven of the world series. >> president trump is changing washington, creating 6 million new jobs, 500,000 new
manufacturing jobs, cutting illegal immigration in half. obliterating isis, their caliphate destroyed, their terrorist leader dead. he's no mr. nice guy, but sometimes it takes a donald trump to change washington. >> jeff, very early ad we're seeing here from the president. >> super early ad and it's a good reminder that there is another candidate, another 2020 candidate in this field who is running, donald trump. and he has so many advantages. and the biggest thing at this point is money. he can use that ad and he can advertise in a big way. so that ad was even praised by david pluff, who was the campaign manager for obama in '08. it was a smart ad and a reminder that this is going to be a close race. for all the democrats who think there's no chance that the president could be reelected, not true. most sitting presidents are reelected. so i think as we sit here today one year from the general election day, we have no idea what the next year will hold, who the nominee will be, but we do know that president trump is
going to enter with a consolidated republican base. i think it was a very strong ad. >> and focus on the message, which is while they try to impeach me, i'm here getting stuff done. >> can he do that? >> that's the big question, the president daily sort of twitter activity another. next, does elizabeth warren's medicare for all math add up? politicians, the fake ones, they say the darnedest things. >> cost $25 trillion, but other economists have said it could cost $34 trillion. >> let me stop you right there. we're talking trillions, when the numbers are this big they're just pretend. money doesn't exist. it's just a promise from a computer. you might as well say it costs 13 gajillion.
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she will also boost the wealth tax on billionaires and raise taxes on capital gains and impose a tax on anyone selling a stock or bond. she claims they can raise $2 trillion by cracking down on tax evasion and she'll save money by payi paying doctors and hospitals less. she also says passing immigration reform will bring more tax money into the treasury. rachael, even the last part, the idea that immigration reform, she gets like $400 billion from that. people are saying that seems like an unrealistic thing to hang your hat on. >> good luck getting that through congress, who has been trying to do that for more than a decade. you have to give her credit for putting out these details. it's a huge vulnerability for her talking about medicare for all but not saying how to pay for it. and i ran into a former top economic adviser to the president in the green room a couple of days ago, and -- i guess just yesterday, and he was saying the details are
impressive, though he completely disagrees with them. you have to give her credit in that regard. but closing the tax gap, like getting money, revenue that the irs has not been able to get. >> the waste and abuse, it's always an interesting way to try to get money. this is what elizabeth warren said on friday about biden. >> i have a plan that shows how we can have medicare for all without raising taxes one cent on middle class families. it's all fully paid for by asking the top 1% and giant corporations to pay a fair share. >> i'm not going to say that it is -- >> if anyone wants to defend keeping those high profits for insurance companies and those high profits for drug companies and not making the top 1% pay a
fair share in taxes and not making corporations pay a fair share in taxes, then i think they're running in the wrong presidential primary. >> and biden's campaign manager shot back with this. you have to be kidding me, warren was a republican until she was 47 years old, while joe biden has spent his life helping elect democrats across the country and served with honor in the senate and with president obama. it's getting real. >> it is. and you can hear it in elizabeth warren's voice, a little bit of frustration that she's being pressed so hard for details on something that is imaginary. you know there's a better chance that immigration reform gets through the congress than they suddenly start taking on a multi trillion dollar medicare for all plan. and secondly, health care is not one of her top priorities. it is not the center piece of her agenda. the three pillars of the campaign she's running on do not include health care.
i think the entire field feels like why are we having so much of a discussion in the primary over health care when it's not necessarily the number one thing any of us want to do if and when we become president given that obamacare is already the law of the land. so i think she's feeling some frustration over that and i think there's a couple of ways this could end up playing out for her. there's a possibility that it continues to dog her and she continues to explain and explain. >> she's making herself a bigger target. >> and then there's the upside, the better outcome for her would be that this just goes to the brand that she's built of the candidate of plans, the candidate of specificity that knows the issues on a level of detail that the other candidates won't be able to match. >> if you live by plans, you must explain your plans. >> and she might die by the plans. our reporters share from their notebooks next, including the white house getting ready for
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aren't the supporters of the candidates pick a second choice. that is why among the biden campaign and the buttigieg and warren campaigner that being extra nice to the iowa voters who don't like them but like them as a second choice. so the second choice strategy is coming into play here three months before the iowa caucus. >> three months. we'll keep an eye on that. rachel? >> in the wake of the resignation of katie hill there is talk about double standards when it comes to male and female and sex scandals. she gave a fiery speech where she said she was leaving congress because her soon to be ex-husband were publishing pictures of her but others remain in office but it is important to remember it wasn't the pictures that put herself in trouble, because she was accused of having sex with underlings set up in the wake of the me-too movement there to protect young people from male or female
lawmakers and two wrongs don't make a right and in this regard she broke the rules. >> and margaret. >> washington nationals are coming to the white house tomorrow for a big visit. and i'll be watching because it brings to play the president's strange relationship with baseball. he was so good that he wrote a poem but in recent years it is not his favorite sport and it is a interesting sport because on the one hand it is not been as front and center in some of the controversies about what players kneeling to protest or make remarks about social movements and it is also a pretty neutral crowd politically. your average baseball fan is moderate or center right but one player sean doolittle is not going to the event because both of his activism with syrian refugees and his wife's views on the lgbtq community and
important to note that about one in four baseball players is foreign-born. >> that is an interesting event. i wonder if they'll play baby shark. they better. molly. >> now i have that stuck in my head. i'm looking ahead to a trio of red state gubernatorial elections coming up this month. this week we have the elections in kentucky and mississippi and then later in the month louisiana. you would think these would be slam dunks for republicans but it is not turning out to be that simple n. all three cases some very interesting dynamics. the republican incumbent in kentucky trying for a second term. he is not popular and he's got a serious well-regarded democrat opponent even in mississippi democrats feel good about their candidate the only statewide elected democrat in mississippi never lost a race going up against a republican for an open seat. and then the democratic incumbent in the louisiana gubernatorial runoff when will be held on the 16th and then of
course the trump factor in all of these races. you have the president who has inserted himself or maybe been invited to play a part in the races, campaigning very hard for the republicans in question. and so it is an interesting test. no matter what the result is, think people are looking at the dynamics, the where of people turns out and how to see a year before the presidential election what is turnout looking like for both parties and what is then enthusiasm looking like. >> and do democrats have strength in the southern states that we haven't seen any more. and i'll continue on state races. big stakes on tuesday as the state senate and house are up for grabs as democrats are two seats away from taking over both chambers in virginia but it won't be easy. it is an off-off year with no statewide candidates on the ballot and there have been
multiple controversies and scandals possibly dragging down democrat chances. high-profile surrogates have flooded among them vice president pence and presidential hopefuls, joe biden stumps today and bernie sanders will be there tomorrow. candidates have been debating drug prices, gun laws and of course trump as they seek to help their party hold the line for the gop or continue the trend from 2017 and flip seats from red to blue. the results could have big implications for redistricting and glimpse into where the enthusiasm lies in a purple state ayear away from 2020. and we'll end there. that is it for "inside politics" catch up week days at 12:00 afternoon. up nate "state of the union" with dana bash speaking with kellyanne conway and an exclusive interview with candidate andrew yang and his wife evelyn. thanks again for sharing your sunday morning with us.
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