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The Likelihood of Impeachment
In the weeks since the Mueller report, nearly 80 House Democrats have called for impeaching the president. But with the 2020 campaign underway, the likelihood of such action appears to be fading. That may be exactly what some Democratic leaders want. Guests: Peter Baker, who covers the White House for The New York Times, spoke with Representative Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background r...

A Military Crackdown in Sudan
A military crackdown in Sudan has left more than 100 pro-democracy protesters dead, just weeks after the military offered support in overthrowing the country’s dictator. Our colleague spoke with us from Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan, the leader of the paramilitary forces that carried out the killings, is now considered by many to be ...

The Standoff With Iran
The Trump administration has been debating a military strike against Iran as tensions with the country escalate. Here’s how we got to this point. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American drone, but abruptly called them off on Thursday night.Mr. Trump has veered between bellicose threats against Am...


Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico
With asylum requests at a record high, the Trump administration is telling migrants to wait in Mexico. We look at how that policy could fundamentally change immigration in the United States. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with Zolan Kanno-Youngs, who covers homeland security. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: A recent State Department report acknowledged the possibility that migrants from Central America were...

Trump’s Re-election Rally
The president kicked off his re-election campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, Fla. We spoke with a colleague who was there. Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: President Trump’s messaging at the rally signals a bet that his 2020 campaign will be a replay of 2016 — but this time, with the full support of the Republican Party.Here are eight things our reporters learned from a...

Hacking the Russian Power Grid
A New York Times investigation found that the United States is actively infiltrating Russia’s electric power grid. We look at what that means for the future of cyberwarfare. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: The cyberattacks on Russia’s power grid are intended partly as a warning, and partly t...


Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting
In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands remain in the streets, even after city officials said they would suspend the contentious extradition bill that prompted the demonstrations in the first place. We look at why the protesters still don’t trust their government. Guest: Austin Ramzy, who covers Hong Kong for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: If the shelving of the extradition bill and an apology from Hong Kong’s leader were aimed at mol...

Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?
Across Europe, populists are saying that it’s not democracy they aim to discard, but liberalism. To end our series, we returned to Germany, the country at the heart of a liberal Europe, to see if the rejection of liberalism had also taken hold there.Guests: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times, and Clare Toeniskoetter and Lynsea Garrison, producers for “The Daily,” went to an election party in Berlin for the far-right party Alternative for Germany. For more information on today’s ...

Part 4: Poland’s Culture Wars
In Poland, a nationalist party has been in power for four years. We went to Warsaw, the capital, and Gdansk, the birthplace of a movement that brought down Communism, to see how this government has changed democratic institutions. Guests: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times, and Clare Toeniskoetter and Lynsea Garrison, producers for “The Daily,” spoke with Jaroslaw Kurski, a newspaper editor; Magdalena Adamowicz, a politician and the widow of a liberal mayor who was murdered; and...


Part 3: ‘Italy First’
In Italy, hard-right populists have moved from the fringes to become part of the national government. Now, the country is on the front lines of a nationalist resurgence in Europe. To understand why, we spent a day with Susanna Ceccardi, a rising star of the far-right League party. Guest Host: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times, and Clare Toeniskoetter and Lynsea Garrison, producers for “The Daily,” hit the campaign trail with Ms. Ceccardi in Tuscany. For more information on toda...

Part 2: The French Rebellion
President Emmanuel Macron of France had been viewed as the next leader of a liberal Europe. But when the Yellow Vest movement swept the country, protesters took to the streets, rejecting him as elitist and questioning the vision of Europe that he stood for. In Part 2 of our series, we traveled to a city in northern France to hear from some of these protesters. Guest Host: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times, and Clare Toeniskoetter and Lynsea Garrison, producers for “The Daily,” ...

Part 1: The Battle for Europe
The decades-long plan to stitch together countries and cultures into the European Union was ultimately blamed for two crises: mass migration and crippling debt. Together, those events contributed to a wave of nationalism across Europe. In a five-part series this week, we take a look at some of the movements aiming to disrupt the E.U. from within. Guest: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading:Befo...


A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 2: The Future of Genetic Privacy
The police identified a suspect in a double murder after combing through DNA profiles on a website designed to connect family members. We look at what his trial will tell us about the future of genetic genealogy in solving crimes. Guests: Heather Murphy, a New York Times reporter, spoke with CeCe Moore, a genetic genealogist, and Curtis Rogers, a creator of the genealogy website GEDMatch. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: The case of William Earl Talbot...

A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives
A year after police used a genetic database to help identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer case, the same technique has been used to arrest dozens of people. Now, for the first time, one of those cases is headed to trial. In Part 1 of a two-part series, we look at the tool that is transforming law enforcement and testing the limits of privacy. Guests: Heather Murphy, a New York Times reporter, spoke with Curtis Rogers, a creator of the genealogy website GEDMatch; Peter Headley, a detective with the S...

This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?
Dr. Robert Grant developed a treatment — a daily pill known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — that could stop the AIDS crisis. We look at why that hasn’t happened. Guests: Dr. Grant, who has been working on H.I.V. treatment and prevention for over 30 years, and Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science and health reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Gilead Sciences, the maker of Truvada, the only drug approved to prevent H.I.V. ...


How a Secret U.S. Cyberweapon Backfired
A criminal group has held computer systems for the city of Baltimore hostage for nearly a month — paralyzing everything from email to the real estate market to the payment of water bills. But what residents don’t know is that a major component of the malware used to shut down the system was developed nearby by a federal government agency. Guest: Scott Shane, who covers national security and the U.S. intelligence community for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/the...

The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans
In a brief but prolific career, a young writer asked whether evangelical Christianity could change. In doing so, she changed it. Guests: Elizabeth Dias, who covers religion for The Times, in conversation with Natalie Kitroeff.  For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Read the Times obituary for Rachel Held Evans, the best-selling author who challenged conservative Christianity and gave voice to a generation of wandering evangelicals wrestling with their faith...

Death, Profit and Disclosure at a Children’s Hospital
A Times investigation found that doctors at UNC Children’s Hospital suspected that children with complex heart conditions had been dying at higher-than-expected rates, and even children with low-risk conditions seemed to do poorly. Secret recordings shared with our colleague reveal what was happening inside the hospital. Guest: Ellen Gabler, an investigative reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Limited information released b...


Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence
Robert Mueller, the special counsel, discussed his investigation of Russian election interference for the first time on Wednesday. He did not absolve President Trump of obstruction of justice, saying: “If we had enough confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: The news co...

The White House Plan to Change Climate Science
From Day 1, the Trump administration has tried to dismantle regulations aimed at curbing climate change. Now officials are attempting to undermine the very science on which such policies rest. Guest: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and environmental policy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Parts of the federal government will no longer fulfill what scientists say is one of the most urgent jobs of climate science studies: repor...

What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers
In the past year, many New York City taxi drivers have fallen deeper into debt, even as the city moved to rein in ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. Our colleague explains how the rush to blame those apps shielded those who were really behind the crisis. Guests: Brian M. Rosenthal, an investigative reporter on the Metro desk of The New York Times, and Nicolae Hent, a taxi driver in New York City.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: A spate of suicides b...


Confronting a Childhood Abuser
Three months ago, a recording of Sterling Van Wagenen, a founder of the Sundance Film Festival, appeared on an obscure website for whistle-blowers in the Mormon Church. The “Daily” producer Annie Brown spoke with our colleague about the story that recording told. Guest: Elizabeth Harris, a culture reporter for The New York Times, talked to Sean Escobar, who made the recording of Mr. Van Wagenen.For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. This episode contains descriptions of abuse.B...

The Bank That Kept Saying Yes to Trump
At a time when most Wall Street firms had stopped doing business with Donald J. Trump, a single bank lent him more than $2 billion. We look at the two-decade relationship that could unlock the president’s financial secrets. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with David Enrich, the finance editor and author of the forthcoming book “Dark Towers: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Destructive Bank.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. ...

A Growing Call for Impeachment
In the weeks since the release of the Mueller report, the Democratic Party has been struggling with how to proceed. Now, divisions are emerging as a group of House members push their leaders to open impeachment proceedings. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Some liberal Democrats called for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump after the former White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn ...


The Rise of Modi: India’s Rightward Turn
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has governed as a right-wing populist whose nationalist message has often pitted Hindus against Muslims. We look at what Mr. Modi’s likely re-election this week tells us about the country’s political future. Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Mr. Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics and his efforts to project a strong image of India abroad ap...

The Legal Vulnerability of Roe v. Wade
From the day Roe v. Wade was decided, some have seen the constitutional right to an abortion as an inferred right rather than a guaranteed one. That distinction has become a threat to the law’s survival. Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times, spoke with Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Because the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts tends toward incrementa...

A Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade in Alabama
Alabama has adopted a law that would criminalize nearly all abortions and make the penalty for providing one up to 99 years in prison. The man who wrote the law knew it was unconstitutional — and did it anyway. We asked him why. Guests: Eric Johnston, a lawyer in Alabama who has spent more than 30 years trying to ban abortion, and Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading: States across the count...


Caught in the Middle of the Trade War
Yesterday, we told the story of President Trump’s trade war with China. Today, our colleague speaks with two Americans who have been feeling the effects of that war. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, talked to Kevin Watje, a truck manufacturer in Iowa, and Eldon Gould, a farmer in Illinois. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:President Trump’s tariffs, initially seen as a cudgel to break down trade barriers, increasingly...

The President Takes On China, Alone
Years of multinational efforts have failed to get China to play by the international rules of trade. Now, President Trump has launched an all-out trade war in which the United States is confronting China on its own. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with Peter S. Goodman, an economics correspondent. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The intensifying trade war between the United States and China, the two largest e...

The Freshman: Rashida Tlaib, Part 2
When we last spoke with Representative Rashida Tlaib, she had just been sworn in — and had fulfilled the fears of Democratic leaders by calling for the impeachment of President Trump. In the months since, she’s been challenging her party on a different front, attracting controversy for her criticisms of Israel, which some have characterized as anti-Semitic.Ms. Tlaib has repeatedly denied that there’s any anti-Semitism behind what she’s said. But she hasn’t spoken at length about the controversy or explained...


John Bolton’s Plan for Iran
Iran is warning that it may resume production on its nuclear program, reviving a crisis that had been contained by the signing of the Iran nuclear deal four years ago. One man within the United States government may have intentionally brought us to this point. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading: After President Hassan Rouhani of Iran declared that he would begin to walk away from the t...

A Founder of Facebook Says It’s Time to Break It Up
Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg’s college roommate, has written an Op-Ed in The New York Times saying that Mr. Zuckerberg has become too powerful and that Facebook should be broken up. Our colleague sits down with him to talk about why he’s speaking out. Guest: Kevin Roose, a technology writer for The Times who interviewed Mr. Hughes. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: “It’s been 15 years since I co-founded Facebook at Harvard, an...

Holding the Attorney General in Contempt
The House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt after President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report. But little is likely to happen as a result. We look at why Congress is running out of options for investigating the president. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: The House Judiciary Committee voted 24 to 1...


$1 Billion in Losses: A Decade of Trump’s Taxes
In October, The New York Times published an investigation into the tax returns of President Trump’s father, revealing the president’s past involvement in tax evasion and stark inconsistencies in his account of his success. Two reporters who broke that story are back with new information about the president’s own taxes. Guests: Russ Buettner and Susanne Craig, investigative reporters for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: The Times has obtained...

The Chinese Surveillance State, Part 2
In Part 2 of our series, we tell the story of an American citizen whose family members have been detained in Chinese re-education camps for Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups. We look at what his efforts to free them reveal about the global reach of China’s surveillance. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai, spoke with Ferkat Jawdat, a Uighur and American citizen who lives in Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/th...

The Chinese Surveillance State, Part 1
Under President Xi Jinping, China is pioneering a new form of governance by surveillance. In the first of a two-part series, we look at how China tested that system by targeting one minority group. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Chinese authorities are expanding an extensive surveillance net by using a vast, secret system of facial recognition technology to control the...


A Secret Dossier in Venezuela
After mass protests and international pressure failed to unseat President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, it became clear that it would take defections from within his own government to remove him from power. Now, secret documents suggest that some of Mr. Maduro’s people are starting to turn on him. Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: A secret dossier compiled by Venezuela’s intelligence a...

The Senate Testimony of William Barr
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller report, saying he did not misrepresent its findings. We spoke with our colleague who spent the day in the hearing room. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: At a contentious hearing marked by a deep partisan divide, the center of the clash was nothing less than the preside...

A Dictator’s Fall in Sudan
After a brutal 30-year reign, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan has been deposed by his own generals. The story of one of those generals and his son could signal what comes next for the country. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, spoke with Lt. Gen. Salah Abdelkhalig and Abdelkhalig Salah in Khartoum, Sudan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: When Sudan’s Air Force chief stepped out to address a crowd calling for t...


A Crisis at the N.R.A.
A bitter power struggle has broken out inside the nation’s pre-eminent gun rights group. We look at how the mere threat of a financial investigation plunged the National Rifle Association into crisis. Guest: Danny Hakim, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, spoke with us from the N.R.A.’s annual convention in Indianapolis. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Wayne LaPierre was unanimously re-elected as chief executive of the N.R.A. after infig...

Why the Supreme Court Is Ruling on the Census
Before the 2020 census begins in the United States, a case has been fast-tracked to the nation’s highest court about who is counted and why. It has become the biggest case in front of the Supreme Court this session. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready to allow the Trump administration to add a question about citizenship status ...

How the Measles Outbreak Started
The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to nearly 700 — the highest annual number recorded since 2000, when the disease was declared eliminated in the country. Many of those cases can be traced to ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York. Guest: Sarah Maslin Nir, who covers New York City for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading:Officials in New York have taken extraordinary measures to fight the measles outbreak, i...


A Secret in the Navy SEALs
Navy SEAL commandos said they had seen their decorated platoon leader, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, commit war crimes. They were warned not to report it. They did so anyway. Guest: Dave Philipps, who covers the military for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading:A confidential Navy criminal investigation report obtained by The Times paints a disturbing picture of a subculture within the SEALs that prized aggression and protect...

The Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka
A series of highly coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka has left more than 350 people dead. How did a small, obscure and underfinanced local group carry out one of the deadliest terrorist attacks since 9/11? Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings, but the extent of its involvement is not yet clear.Here’s what we currently know a...

The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing
After two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets, regulators and lawmakers began asking whether competitive pressure may have led the company to miss safety risks, like an anti-stall system that played a role in both crashes. In reporting that story, our colleagues began to look into whether the problems extended beyond the 737 Max. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with John Barnett, a former quality manager at Boeing. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes....


How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness
The most interesting figure in the Mueller report may be the man who was hired to protect President Trump, but turned out to be the most damaging witness against him. We look at the role of Donald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading:Mr. McGahn’s interviews — including an account of being asked by President ...

The Mueller Report Is Released
Two years and 448 pages later, a redacted version of the Mueller report has been made public. Here’s what we’ve learned. Guests: Michael S. Schmidt and Mark Mazzetti, who have been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language.Background reading:The Mueller report laid out the scope of Russian election interference and President Trump’s frantic efforts to thwart the special coun...

The Abortion Wars, Part 2: The Illinois Option
Four states have passed laws this year that effectively ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, and others, including Missouri, are expected to follow suit. Some Missourians are crossing the state line to Illinois, where abortion access is protected. We spent a day at a clinic in Illinois with three women who were getting abortions. Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Lynsea Garrison, a producer for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit ny...


The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri
When Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ascendance to the Supreme Court threw the future of abortion rights into question, states scrambled to enact new laws. Two neighboring states in the Midwest are moving in opposite directions: Missouri is taking action to end abortion access, while Illinois is trying to preserve it. In a two-part series, we explore what those changes look like on the ground.Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Lynsea Garrison, a producer for “The Daily...

The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn
Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan, was the rare foreign executive to reach rock-star status in Japan by breaking the rules of its culture. Now, he’s accused of financial wrongdoing at the company he helped save. Guest: Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Background reading:Mr. Ghosn has been arrested on charges of financial misconduct at Nissan. He said in a video statement that the accusations were part of a p...

The Moral Complexities of Working With Julian Assange
Many have considered Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to be a hero of the free speech movement and a partner to journalists. He also came to be seen as a threat to national security. Then, he helped Russia interfere in a United States election. And now, he has been arrested. Our colleague tells us about the moral complexities of working with Mr. Assange. Guest: Scott Shane, who covers national security for The New York Times, has been following Mr. Assange’s decade-long saga. For more information o...


Israel’s Election, Through the Eyes of a Young Palestinian
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has promised to assert sovereignty over dozens of Jewish settlements on the West Bank. For Palestinians there, that could mean the end of a decades-long struggle for a state of their own. We hear the perspective of one young man living on the West Bank. Guest: Fadi Quran, who grew up in a Palestinian community near an Israeli settlement. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Netanyahu Won. The Two-State Solution Lost.
President Trump has promised to broker the deal of the century between Israelis and Palestinians. His partnership with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may have made such a peace deal all but impossible. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

When the Lights Went Out in Venezuela
Economic collapse, crumbling infrastructure, a contested presidential election result — Venezuela was already in crisis. Then the power went out. Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief for The New York Times, who recently returned from Venezuela. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Brief, Controversial Tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen
Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as secretary of homeland security, even after carrying out and defending President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies. We look at why that wasn’t enough. Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Russian Assassin Tells His Story
Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has carried out a brazen campaign of state-sponsored assassinations. Our colleague tracked down one of the hitmen. Guest: Michael Schwirtz, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, spoke with Oleg Smorodinov, a Russian hit man. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Battle to Control the Murdoch Media Empire
Through his media empire, Rupert Murdoch has reshaped the politics of countries across the English-speaking world, pushing their governments to the right. We look inside the struggle over who will control that empire once he’s gone. Guests: Jonathan Mahler and Jim Rutenberg, who spent six months investigating the Murdoch family for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


New Insights Into the Mueller Report
The special counsel’s team sent its report to the attorney general, William P. Barr, who sent a summary of that report to Congress. But some members of the special counsel’s team have told associates that their findings are more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated. Guests: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times, and Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Trump Wanted to Scrap Obamacare. His Party Didn’t.
President Trump has backed away from his call to replace the Affordable Care Act with a Republican alternative. Why did his own party talk him out of it? Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Agony of Being Theresa May
After months of trying and failing to pass a deal on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May had one final thing to offer: herself. Guest: Ellen Barry, chief international correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

One Family’s Story of Survival and Loss in New Zealand
New Zealand is holding a national day of remembrance today for the 50 people killed in the mosque shootings in Christchurch. Our colleague spent several days with one family of one man who died in the attack. Guest: Charlotte Graham-McLay, who spent time with the family of Atta Elayyan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Prosecuting R. Kelly
This year, Chicago’s top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, took the unusual step of asking women to come forward with allegations against the musician R. Kelly. In an interview, she explained that decision. Guest: John Eligon, a national correspondent for The New York Times, spoke with Ms. Foxx. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Israel’s Indispensable Prime Minister?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel faces indictment over an alleged scheme involving brazen acts of bribery and fraud. Why are so many Israelis ready to re-elect him? Guest: David M. Halbfinger, the Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?
The special counsel, Robert Mueller, was supposed to decide whether President Trump had committed a crime. Why did the attorney general, William P. Barr, do it instead? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Coordination: Not Established. Obstruction: More Complicated.
Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller report: The special counsel investigation did not establish coordination with Russia, but there was a more complicated story when it came to obstruction of justice. Guests: The Times reporters Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House; and Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Special Edition: Robert Mueller Submits His Report
The Mueller report has been sent to the attorney general. Here’s a look at what this means and what comes next. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How New Zealand Banned Assault Rifles in Six Days
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand promised to change the country’s gun laws after a mass shooting in Christchurch left 50 people dead. Less than a week later, she did it. Guest: Jamie Tarabay, a New York Times correspondent based in Australia who has been reporting in New Zealand. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Path to Curing H.I.V.
For only the second time since the start of a global epidemic, a person was reported this month to have been cured of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists and activists had almost given up on reaching that milestone. Here’s a look at how we got to this point. Guest: Peter Staley, a longtime AIDS activist. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


‘Trump of the Tropics’: How Brazil’s President Came to Power
President Trump welcomed Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House on Tuesday. We look at the back story of Mr. Bolsonaro, whose campaign tactics, incendiary rhetoric and brash style have earned him the nickname “Trump of the tropics.” Guest: Ernesto Londoño, the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Two Crashes, a Single Jet: The Story of Boeing’s 737 Max
As Boeing developed a new line of passenger jets, it was determined to avoid costly training for pilots. Then, two of those jets crashed. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Mosque Attacks in New Zealand
A gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 50 people. The massacre was partly streamed online. We look at why the attack was, in some ways, made by and for the internet. Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Family That Profited From the Opioid Crisis
The family that built its fortune on the opioid painkiller OxyContin has never been held legally accountable for the epidemic that the drug helped unleash. Here’s why that could change. Guest: Barry Meier, the author of “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic,” who has reported on the opioid crisis for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Bribing Their Way Into College
When a federal prosecutor revealed a $25 million scheme to seek an edge in college admissions for the children of celebrities, executives and other rich parents, he declared, “There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy.” But, as it turns out, there is. Guests: Jennifer Medina, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Katie Benner, who covers the Justice Department for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)
“Medicare for all” has become a punching bag for Republicans and a rallying cry for many Democrats. But what exactly is it? Guest: Margot Sanger-Katz, who covers health care for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Part 3: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)
Once the special counsel’s report has been released, it’s up to Congress and its oversight committees to determine what happens next. We spoke to the head of the House Judiciary Committee, who will have to make that decision. Guest: Representative Jerry Nadler, Democrat of New York. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Part 2: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)
As the special counsel finishes his investigation, he can pursue three different paths — each with a profoundly different effect on how Congress will proceed. Recent history makes one of those paths especially treacherous. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Reckoning With the Real Michael Jackson
For decades, despite a swirl of allegations around him, Michael Jackson earned the world’s admiration, bewilderment and pity. A New York Times culture critic reflects on the moment the spell broke for him. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The Times and a host of the podcast “Still Processing.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode contains descriptions of abuse....


Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal
From the moment it was unveiled, a sweeping plan for tackling climate change called the Green New Deal has divided Democrats and handed a political weapon to Republicans. Here’s a look at the plan’s effects in Washington. Guest: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the environment for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Silicon Valley’s Military Dilemma
Across Silicon Valley, tech companies are pursuing contracts with the Defense Department. But seemingly lucrative deals can come with hidden costs. To explain, we look at a company that sold something to the military and later came to regret it. Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What Happened to Lindsey Graham?
Two years ago, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called Donald Trump a “kook,” a “bigot,” “crazy” and “unfit for office.” Now he lavishes praise on the president at every turn. What’s going on? Guest: Mark Leibovich, who interviewed the senator for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Part 1: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)
There have only been a handful of investigations into possible criminal conduct by a sitting president of the United States. Each time, an outside investigator has been appointed under a set of rules to ensure independence and accountability — and those rules have changed with each inquiry. Now, the latest set of rules is being tested as the special counsel, Robert Mueller, prepares to release his report. Guest: Neal Katyal, a lawyer who drafted the regulations that govern the special counsel investigation....

Why the North Korea Deal Fell Apart (Again)
President Trump was so confident thahe would reach a nuclear pact with North Korea that he scheduled a signing ceremony before an agreement had even been struck. Here’s how it all unraveled. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Testimony of Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen is headed to prison for lying on behalf of Donald Trump. On Wednesday, he told Congress that he’s done protecting the president. Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times.  For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Fraudulent Election in North Carolina
For months, allegations of fraud have swirled around a congressional race in North Carolina’s Ninth District, but the Republican at the center of the controversy has held on. Why is he giving up now? Guest: Alan Blinder, who covers the American South for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong About Race
Three decades ago, the highest honor at the Academy Awards was given to a movie about a white passenger learning to love her black chauffeur. Sunday night, the same award was given to a film about a white chauffeur learning to love his black passenger. We look at Hollywood’s obsession with fantasies of racial reconciliation. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times and a host of the podcast “Still Processing.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why Controlling 5G Could Mean Controlling the World
The United States believes that whoever controls fifth-generation cellular networks, known as 5G, will have a global advantage for decades to come. The fear is that China is almost there. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The American Women Who Joined ISIS
They left to join the so-called caliphate and took an oath of allegiance to a terrorist group intent on destroying the West. Now they want to come home. What should the United States do with the American wives of Islamic State fighters? Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism and the Islamic State for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How New York Lost Amazon
Supporters promised an economic transformation that would benefit generations. Opponents feared a billion-dollar giveaway to one of the world’s richest companies. Here’s how the deal to bring Amazon to New York City fell apart. Guest: J. David Goodman, who covers New York politics for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Democratic Presidential Field (So Far)
Senator Bernie Sanders has entered a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. We look at how candidates who agree on many social issues are fighting to distinguish themselves in order to beat President Trump. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Democrats and Israel
In the weeks since they’ve taken office, two freshman Democrats — Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — have been engulfed in controversy over their criticisms of Israel. We look at how, after decades of unwavering commitment to Israel, the Democratic Party is now dealing with charges of anti-Semitism. Guests: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New York Times, and Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor of The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/th...

Avoiding a Shutdown (by Declaring an Emergency)
We take a look at the president’s last-minute plan to fund his border wall — and at how we got here. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Parkland Students, One Year Later
It’s been a year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. We went to Florida this week to check in on some of the students we met 12 months ago. Guest: Clare Toeniskoetter, a producer for “The Daily,” spoke with four students who survived the shooting. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


No Heat, No Power: How a Federal Jail Failed Its Inmates
A New York Times investigation found that inside a Brooklyn jail, more than 1,000 inmates were locked inside freezing cells for 23 hours a day, prompting an inquiry by the Justice Department. But the involvement of the Justice Department may not be the turning point it appears to be.Guest: Annie Correal, who covers New York for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why Chief Justice Roberts Just Protected Abortion Rights
From the moment he was confirmed, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a reliable conservative on the Supreme Court. So why did he just side with the court’s more liberal members to preserve abortion rights in Louisiana? Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Standoff Over Food and Power in Venezuela
The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is worsening as President Nicolás Maduro refuses to give up power and blocks food from entering the country despite widespread hunger. Here’s a look at why, in Mr. Maduro’s mind, giving up control of food means giving up power. Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.
Democrats have adopted a policy of zero tolerance for misconduct, past or present, by members of their own party. The growing political crisis in Virginia is testing that approach. Guest: Jonathan Martin, who covers national politics for The New York Times, spoke with us from Richmond, Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Overlooked Scandal of Priests Sexually Abusing Nuns
The pope acknowledged for the first time the persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests. We look at why it took the Catholic Church so long to recognize this group of victims. Guest: Laurie Goodstein, who has covered the Catholic Church for decades. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What Past State of the Union Speeches Tell Us About the Future
In his first State of the Union address since losing control of Congress, the president repeatedly spoke of bipartisan unity. But a history of these speeches suggests that it’s everything else he said that will best predict how he actually governs. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


What Motivates Mitch McConnell?
Over the past decade, the Senate Republican leader has emerged as a skilled legislative warrior, obstructing President Barack Obama’s agenda and enabling President Trump’s. But what does Mitch McConnell himself actually believe in? Guest: Charles Homans, the politics editor for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Making Peace With the Taliban
Nearly 18 years ago, the United States declared war on the Taliban, promising to drive it from power in Afghanistan. Here’s a look at why American officials are now offering peace to the same group. Guest: Mujib Mashal, a New York Times senior correspondent in Afghanistan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The President and the Publisher
On Thursday in the Oval Office, the president of the United States debated the publisher of The New York Times about the role of a free press. Guest: A. G. Sulzberger, The Times’s publisher, sat down with President Trump. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Perils of Reporting on an Investigation of the President
The special counsel’s office disputed an explosive BuzzFeed report claiming that President Trump had instructed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress — and that investigators had evidence of this. The scrutiny that followed calls to mind another reporting team and its challenges in the 1970s. Guests: Bob Woodward, one of the Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story, and Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more ...

How Democrats Will Govern (Now That Government Is Open)
For weeks, House Democrats have found their agenda overshadowed by the struggle to reopen the government. Now that it’s open, they have a plan. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Dispatches From the Border, Part 2
After a 35-day government shutdown over a proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are negotiating over what border security actually means. We checked back in with Annie Brown from “The Daily,” who’s been driving the length of the border with the New York Times reporter Azam Ahmed. Their last dispatch focused on migrants in Mexico deciding whether to cross the border illegally. Now, we hear what can happen once they cross. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for “The Da...


The Story of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks
The special counsel’s indictment of Roger J. Stone Jr. contains details as over-the-top as Mr. Stone himself, revealing, for instance, that he encouraged an associate to use a tactic straight from “The Godfather.” But the indictment — which shows the most direct link yet between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks — is wholly serious. Guest: Mark Mazzetti, a Washington investigative correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

One Country, Two Presidents: The Crisis in Venezuela
A remarkable battle for power is playing out in Venezuela, with dueling claims to the presidency. We look at what’s happening in the country and why the situation is coming to a head. Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

ISIS Has Lost Its Land. What About Its Power?
More than 99 percent of the territory the Islamic State once held in Iraq and Syria is gone — but the United States government may be misunderstanding what that means. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism and the Islamic State for The New York Times, spoke with us from Iraq. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial
Over the course of three days, the narrative of an encounter between young men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and a Native American veteran has become a pick-your-side story where who holds power and who’s at fault are all up for debate. What can actually be said about what happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? Guest: Elizabeth Dias, who covers faith and politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Freshman: Rashida Tlaib, Part 1
Now that the Democrats have taken back the House, their plan is to govern on a message of unity heading into 2020. A small group of new, progressive lawmakers threatens to upend that plan. Meet one of them. Guests: Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, and Andy Mills, a producer for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language....

A Rift Over Power and Privilege in the Women’s March
After the divisiveness of the 2016 election, the Women’s March became a major symbol of unity. But two years later, a rift in the movement has grown. Guest: Farah Stockman, a national reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Republican Congressman From Texas Who Opposes the Wall
As the government shutdown approaches its fifth week, a few congressional Republicans are publicly breaking from the president in his push for a border wall. We spoke with one of them. Guest: Representative Will Hurd, Republican of Texas. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

William Barr Under Oath
In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, William P. Barr, the nominee for attorney general, vowed to protect the Justice Department and seemed to tell senators what they wanted to hear. But was it what the president wanted to hear? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Trump’s Pick for Attorney General
William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, is set to go before senators today for the beginning of his confirmation hearings. What would it mean for the president and the special counsel to have an attorney general who is in charge of the Russia investigation? Guest: Katie Benner, who covers the Justice Department for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Dispatches From the Border, Part 1
As the shutdown continues over the president’s demand for a border wall, Annie Brown from “The Daily” joined Azam Ahmed, a New York Times reporter, and Meridith Kohut, a photojournalist, on their endeavor to drive the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. Here’s what they saw on the first part of that journey. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for “The Daily”; Azam Ahmed, the New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; and Meridith Kohut, a photojournalist who covers Latin Am...

What a Border Sheriff Thinks About the Wall
A majority of Americans oppose the construction of a border wall. President Trump’s insistence on building it has led to a bitter political impasse and a government shutdown. We spoke with a sheriff on the border who supports the president’s efforts. Guest: Mark Napier, the sheriff of Pima County, Ariz. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Republicans’ Shutdown Strategy
In his latest negotiation with Democrats over the shutdown, President Trump slammed the table and stormed out of the meeting. We look at why his strategy requires giving no ground and forcing Republican senators to stand with him, no matter the cost. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Trump’s Prime-Time Address
Millions of Americans watched on Tuesday night as President Trump made his case for a wall on the southern border, and as Democratic leaders dismissed his talk of crisis. Guests: Michael M. Grynbaum, who covers the media for The New York Times, and Mark Landler, a White House correspondent. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Is There a Crisis at the Border?
President Trump plans to address the nation tonight about what he calls “the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border.” But much of that chaos could be a result of the administration’s policies. Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Trump’s Plan to Withdraw Troops From Syria
President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria surprised allies and enemies alike, and prompted public disagreement from military and civilian leaders. But the ensuing debate about the role of the United States military may be long overdue.  Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Day 1 of a Democratic Majority
The 116th Congress has been sworn in. With that, Democrats have taken control of the House, and Representative Nancy Pelosi has reclaimed her position as its leader. Here’s the scene on Capitol Hill as the day unfolded. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Chuck Schumer on the Wall, the Shutdown and the Era of Divided Government
On the 12th day of the government shutdown, the Democratic congressional leaders went to the White House and proposed that the president reopen the government while the two sides ironed out differences on funding for a border wall. A couple of hours after that meeting, we spoke with Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, about his newly emboldened approach and how he and Ms. Pelosi plan to stick together in a divided Washington. Guest: Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate minority leade...

What Will Democrats Do With Their New Power?
Democrats have waited two years for a chance to investigate President Trump on their own terms. Starting tomorrow, they can. We look at how they plan to use — and not use — that power. Guest: Jason Zengerle, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


An Ongoing Look Into the Origins of Trump’s Wealth
This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we return to a New York Times investigation into Fred and Donald Trump’s taxes. After spending much of the past year poring over never-before-seen documents, our colleagues unearthed new information about the president’s financial history that contradict his story of being a self-made billionaire. Guests: David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner, inves...

A Mother Talks to Her Sons About Brett Kavanaugh
This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. In October, we sat down with a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn to talk about their reaction to the accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. After that conversation aired, we received dozens of emails from listeners who wanted to hear the same questions posed to a group of boys. Guests: Ann Powers, a listener in O...

The Scars of Family Separation
This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we’re going back to an episode from this summer, when we met Nazario Jacinto Carrillo, a farmer from Guatemala who was separated from his daughter at the United States border as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Guests: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New York Times, spoke with Mr. Carrillo. For more i...


For a Family Divided by the Korean War, a New Chapter
This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. In April, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss formally ending the Korean War, a conflict that has divided thousands of families for more than six decades. Sylvia Nam’s family is one of them. Guest: Sylvia Nam traveled to North Korea to find out what happened to her grandfather, who left South Korea for the North ...

The Year in Sound: An Audio Time Capsule of 2018
Between the government shutdowns that bookended the year, there were furious standoffs over a border wall; shootings at a high school, a bar, a grocery store, a synagogue; devastating wildfires in California. Handshakes and promises shared with autocrats in North Korea and Russia. Powerful men brought down by #MeToo or trying to make a comeback, and a Supreme Court nominee accused, then elevated to the bench. Questions about a murdered journalist, about election interference, about how much Facebook knew. A...

The Latest Showdown Over a Shutdown
President Trump seemed poised to avoid a government shutdown and to carry his fight for a border wall into 2019, when the House will be controlled by Democrats. Then he shot down the spending deal. So what happened? Also, to cap off a chaotic day of breaking news, Jim Mattis resigned as secretary of defense. Guest: Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Senator Claire McCaskill on Losing Missouri and the Politics of Purity
If any Democratic senator representing a red state was going to survive the midterm elections and continue serving in 2019, it was thought to be Claire McCaskill. But she lost. We spoke with her as her time in office was winding down. Guests: Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, and Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language....

The Ethics of Genetically Editing Babies
Ever since scientists created the powerful gene-editing technique Crispr, they have braced for the day when it would be used to produce a genetically altered human being. Now, the moment they feared may have come. What’s likely to happen next? We also look at the latest updates on a possible government shutdown. Guests: Jennifer Senior, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, and Carl Zimmer, a science columnist for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. What do y...

A Year in the Russia Investigation
At the start of 2018, the biggest threat to the Trump presidency was an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. As the year draws to a close, it’s his hush payments to women. We look at what’s behind that change — and how the threat may change again next year. Guests: Mark Mazzetti and Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times reporters who have been covering the special counsel investigation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


‘The Most Significant Campaign Contributions’ in U.S. History
It was never clear what motivated Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to hand the investigation of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, over to career prosecutors in New York rather than to the special counsel. With that investigation now implicating the president in serious campaign finance violations, we look at how fateful the decision may be. Guests: Neal Katyal, a lawyer who drafted the rules that govern special counsel investigations, and Michael S. Schmidt, who has been cove...

Undocumented and Working for Trump
Last week, Victorina Morales came forward and said that for the last five years, she had been working as an undocumented immigrant at President Trump’s golf club in New Jersey. A couple of days ago, we visited her in her home with Miriam Jordan, the New York Times reporter who first broke the story. Guest: Victorina Morales, a former housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and Miriam Jordan, who covers immigration for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes...

The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, and How U.S. Law Enforcement Ignored It
Despite repeated warnings over the past two decades, federal law enforcement officials in the United States have ignored the threat of violence from far-right extremists. Now, they have no idea how to stop it. Guest: Janet Reitman, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine who is working on a book about the rise of the far right in post-9/11 America. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Why Republicans Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul
President Barack Obama came very close in 2015 to passing a bipartisan bill to rewrite prison and sentencing laws. Three years later, the same people who were responsible for stopping that bill may become responsible for passing a scaled-back version. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Waiting for Brexit
In a humiliating last-minute move, Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain postponed a vote in Parliament on Tuesday on the terms of the country’s divorce from the European Union. We look at why Britain is so frustrated by Brexit even before Brexit has taken effect. Guests: Ellen Barry, the chief international correspondent for The New York Times, and Stephen Castle, a Times correspondent in London. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language....

The Business of Selling Your Location
A New York Times investigation has found that the information being collected about us through apps on our smartphones is far more extensive than most of us imagine — or are aware we have consented to. Guests: Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Natasha Singer and Michael H. Keller, reporters who cover technology for The Times; and Gabriel J.X. Dance, deputy investigations editor. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.A note about this episode: The Times identified a small number of pe...


The Photo of the Yemeni Girl
In the three years that Saudi Arabia, supported by the United States, has been at war with the Houthis in Yemen, very few journalists have been allowed into the country to document what’s happening there. The New York Times journalist Tyler Hicks is one. This is the story of how he came to take a photograph of Amal Hussain that drew international attention to the country’s plight. Guest: Tyler Hicks, a senior photographer for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Watering Down Democrats’ Power in Wisconsin
Across the country, Democratic candidates for governor and attorney general won seats that had long been held by Republicans. But Republican-controlled legislatures in some states are resisting that transfer of power. Guest: Mitch Smith, who covers the Midwest for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 2
When China first began experimenting with capitalism in the 1980s, the West was certain the experiment would fail. But two of its assumptions — that government controls stifle economic growth, and that the internet cannot be tamed — were quickly proven wrong.Nearly 40 years later, China rivals the United States as a global superpower. Its continued success is challenging not just the West’s assumptions about China, but the West’s assumptions about itself. Guest: Philip P. Pan, the Asia editor for The New Yo...


What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 1
From the very beginning, the West was certain that China would not pull off its economic experiment. That certainty came from a set of assumptions about how societies function and political freedoms emerge. But those assumptions were wrong — and China became stronger than ever. Guest: Philip P. Pan, the Asia editor for The New York Times, spoke with us from Beijing. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Legacy of George Bush
George Bush rode the Reagan revolution to the White House, where he had one of the highest approval ratings of any president, and where he successfully oversaw the end of the Cold War. So why was he denied a second term? Guest: Peter Baker, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why Michael Cohen Lied to Congress
President Trump’s former lawyer has pleaded guilty to lying about Mr. Trump’s business ties to Russia and has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation. It’s the second time this week that a subject of the inquiry has been charged with lying. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Nancy Pelosi’s Last Fight
Many newly elected Democrats in the House have voted to make Representative Nancy Pelosi the next speaker. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she has their support. Guests: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New York Times, and Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What’s Going On With Paul Manafort?
The special counsel’s office says that Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to investigators, even after agreeing to cooperate in the Russia inquiry. Meanwhile, The Guardian is reporting that Mr. Manafort met with Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks, in 2016 — a meeting the special counsel seems to know nothing about. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit ...

The U.S. as a Place of Refuge
As large groups of Central American migrants approach the U.S. border, the Trump administration is making it more difficult for them to apply for asylum. Is the president undermining the original concept of asylum, or is he restoring it?  Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Human Toll of Instant Delivery
With the rise of online retailers like Amazon, consumers’ expectations about the speed of delivery have been transformed. A New York Times investigation examines the cost of that transformation. Guests: Jessica Silver-Greenberg, a business reporter for The Times; Tasha Murrell, a warehouse employee who shared her experience. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language....

Deployed in the U.S., Just Waiting for the Caravan
At nearly every turn, President Trump’s own generals tried to persuade him not to deploy active-duty troops to the United States border with Mexico. So what are 5,000 troops doing there? Guest: Helene Cooper, who covers the Pentagon for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why U.S. Bombs Are Falling in Yemen
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi has renewed criticism of Saudi Arabia more broadly, including the kingdom’s role in the war in Yemen. It’s a war that has created what has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world — and one that the United States has backed from the beginning. Guest: Robert F. Worth, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


How El Chapo Ended Up in a Brooklyn Courtroom
Nearly two years after being extradited from Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo, is finally facing trial in a United States court. Here’s why it took so long to get to this moment. Guest: Alan Feuer, who has been covering the trial for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What Facebook Knew and Tried to Hide
The story of Facebook in the past few years has been that of a company slow to understand how powerful it has become. But an investigation by The New York Times finds that once Facebook’s leaders understood the problems they faced, they sought to conceal them. Guests: Nicholas Confessore and Sheera Frenkel, two of the reporters behind the investigation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Conversation With a Freshman Democrat
Last week, we looked at the campaign of a candidate who embodied the Democratic strategy for winning the House. This week, she arrived in Washington. We spoke with Abigail Spanberger, a recently elected congresswoman from Virginia, about her first days in the Capitol and what it means to be a Democrat today. Guest: Representative-elect Abigail Spanberger, Democrat of Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Plan to Discredit the Florida Recount
Republicans, seeking to secure the party’s majority and agenda in the Senate, are determined to delegitimize the statewide recount underway in Florida. We look at what Democrats have learned since the last time Republicans used that strategy. Guests: Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, and Jeremy W. Peters, who covers politics for The Times and is reporting on the recount from Tallahassee. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Diplomacy and Deception From North Korea
President Trump says the nuclear threat from North Korea is over. But new satellite images of hidden missile bases suggest that the situation has only worsened since his meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The California Wildfires
One of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history is raging in the north of the state, as two others burn simultaneously in the south. Devastating wildfires have already become the new normal for the state. We look at why this feels different. Guest: Kirk Johnson, a New York Times correspondent who covers the American West and is reporting from Paradise, Calif. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language....


How the Democrats Flipped the House
In this year’s midterm elections, Democrats were battling for House seats in a range of districts. We look at how the party’s leaders came up with a winning strategy to use across vastly different places. Guest: Kate Zernike and Jonathan Martin, political reporters for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why Trump Is Firing Sessions Now
After more than a year of mocking his attorney general, President Trump has forced Jeff Sessions to resign. The timing — only hours after the midterm elections — is not a coincidence. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What Happened in the Midterm Elections
The results are in: Democrats gained control of the House, even as Republicans strengthened their hold in the Senate. What does this mean for the next two years? Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Field Guide to Today’s Elections
As the country heads to the polls, here are four themes and four races to watch. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

White, Evangelical and Worried About Trump
Two of the key groups that helped elect Donald J. Trump in 2016 were white women and evangelicals. Now, in the midterm elections, white women are turning away from the president and his party, while evangelicals are sticking with him. We look at what happens when you’re both. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for “The Daily,” speaks with Tess Clarke, who tells us how evangelical Christianity informs her vote, and with Elizabeth Dias, who covers faith and politics for The New York Times. For more information o...

The Problem With Polls
Two years ago, news organizations including The New York Times were accused of having misled the country with voting projections. Here’s what we’re doing differently this time. Guest: Nate Cohn, who covers elections, polling and demographics for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


“I Am Not an Internet Troll”
A Russian news organization with ties to the 2016 election interference operation started a website called USAReally. Its stated purpose was for Americans to get uncensored news about their own country — from Russia. We spoke to the man behind it. Guest Host: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times, talks to Alexander Malkevich, the founder of USAReally, and David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/th...

The Business of Internet Outrage
At the height of its reach, the right-wing website Mad World News was getting millions of views. We talked to its founders about how they hit upon the formula that made it so successful — and why it suddenly stopped working. Guest Host: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times, reported this story for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Re-emergence of American Anti-Semitism
Until recently, many American Jews believed that anti-Semitism was a European problem, one the United States had left behind. But the attack in Pittsburgh did not come out of nowhere. Guest: Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor of The New York Times and author of “(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
The massacre in Pittsburgh was one of the worst attacks against the Jewish community in the United States in decades. The city’s mayor called it “the darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history.” Guests: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times, and Campbell Robertson, a national correspondent for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Voters Both Parties Are Ignoring
Nearly 30 million Latinos in the United States are eligible to vote, representing almost 13 percent of the American electorate. Why is so little attention being paid to them in the midterm elections? Guest: Jose A. Del Real, a national correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How 1994 Gave Us Today’s Politics
To understand the divisions that define this year’s midterm elections, you have to go back to the midterm elections of 1994. We look at the moment when exploiting differences of opinion became a winning political strategy. Guests: Jennifer Senior, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times, speaks to Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from Minnesota. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Migrant Caravan and the Midterms
Thousands of Central American migrants are moving north through Mexico, heading for the U.S. border. Republicans won’t stop talking about it, and Democrats are trying not to. Guest: Annie Correal, a New York Times reporter who spoke to us from Huixtla, Mexico. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why Trump Can’t Quit Mohammed bin Salman
From the moment he was named the country’s day-to-day leader, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has disappointed the United States over and over again. Yet the Trump White House hasn’t let go of him. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Who’s Allowed to Vote in Georgia?
One candidate made a name for herself trying to register voters. Another rose to prominence trying to purge them from the rolls. We look at how one of the most closely watched governor’s races in the country became a battle over whose vote counts. Guest: Astead W. Herndon, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A New Climate Tipping Point
Last week, a long-awaited report showed that the worst consequences of global warming would occur even sooner than previously thought. Here’s the story behind the findings. Guests: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the environment for The New York Times, and William D. Nordhaus, who was awarded a Nobel this year for his work on the economics of climate change. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Letting Louis C.K. Back Onstage
Nine months after admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women, Louis C.K. dropped into a New York City comedy club unannounced and tried to make a comeback. And then he returned, again and again. We talk to the club owner who gave him that stage. Guest: Noam Dworman, the owner of the Comedy Cellar. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Battle for Missouri, Part 2: The Moderate
When Democrats lost almost every race in Missouri in 2016, their party decided it needed to do something drastic. But the path they chose may have created an entirely new problem. Guest: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent who reported this story for The New York Times and “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Battle for Missouri, Part 1: The Anti-Abortion Democrat
Weeks before the midterm elections, moderate and progressive Democrats in Missouri are grappling with what the party stands for and who gets to define it. What happens will determine the fate of one of the most endangered Democratic senators in the country. Guest Host: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent who reported this story for The New York Times and “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The State of the Midterms (and the Country)
As the Democrats fight to reclaim control of Congress, the House seems to be headed in one direction, the Senate in the other. With three weeks to go until Election Day, we look at the state of the 2018 midterms. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Police Shooting That Rocked Chicago
On the night of Oct. 20, 2014, a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times. It took nearly four years for the case to make it to trial. It took less than eight hours for the jury to reach a verdict. Guest: Monica Davey, the Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Disappearance of a Saudi Journalist
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has promoted himself to the West as a reformer determined to create a more free and open society. That image is unraveling as a prominent Saudi journalist and dissident remains missing. Guest: Carlotta Gall, the Istanbul bureau chief of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?
Across the country, the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has set off a highly personal debate among women about credibility and culpability. We sit in on two of those conversations. Guests: A group of teenagers in Brooklyn, who shared with us their reactions to the accusations against Justice Kavanaugh; and the reporters Susan Chira and Ellen Ann Fentress, who spoke to Lovetta Green and Crystal Walls, two friends in Mississippi with very different political views. For more information on today’s e...

The Dilemma for Red-State Democrats
Democratic senators in states that President Trump won had concluded that their best path to re-election was to campaign on local issues. Then came the confirmation fight over Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Guest: Jonathan Martin, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Supreme Court With Justice Kavanaugh
Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh. We look at what the last few weeks mean for the future of the Supreme Court. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

What the F.B.I. Found (and Didn’t Find)
The agency has delivered its report on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Senate. Republicans say it reveals nothing new — but Democrats say it was specifically designed to reveal nothing new. Guest: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The F.B.I.’s Kavanaugh Investigation
As the F.B.I. shares the results of its investigation into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh with the Senate, we look at what the scope of the inquiry may mean for his confirmation vote — and why Republicans are changing the way they talk about his accuser. Guests: Michael D. Shear and Peter Baker, who both cover the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


How Trump Really Got Rich
President Trump has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire. But after spending a year studying tens of thousands of pages of confidential records, our New York Times colleagues uncovered new details about the president’s financial history. Here’s what they found....

Kavanaugh’s Classmates Speak Out
The F.B.I. investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh is underway. More of his former classmates are now coming forward with personal stories — but it’s unclear whether the inquiry will take those stories into account. Guests: Kate Kelly, a New York Times reporter who attended an all-girls private high school in Washington, and Robin Pogrebin, a Times reporter who was Judge Kavanaugh’s classmate at Yale. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Anguish of Jeff Flake
Senator Jeff Flake’s last-minute demand for an F.B.I. investigation into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has single-handedly held up the confirmation vote for the Supreme Court nominee. Here’s the story behind that decision. Guest: Michael D. Shear, who covers the White House for The New York Times, and Ana Maria Archila, one of the protesters who spoke to Mr. Flake on his way to the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Friday. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Blasey-Kavanaugh Hearing
She gave a raw, reluctant account of sexual assault. He gave an angry, outraged denial. And once again, the United States Senate must take a side. Guest: Kate Zernike, who covers politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Today’s Hearing: Trial or Job Interview?
The Senate Judiciary Committee opens its hearing into allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh today. At stake for both parties is the swing seat on an ideologically divided Supreme Court in the thick of an election battle for control of Congress. Here’s a preview of each side’s plan for the hearing. Guests: Peter Baker, who covers the White House for The New York Times, and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Revisiting What Happened to Anita Hill
Twenty-seven years ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Anita F. Hill, a law professor, and Judge Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court nominee she accused of sexual harassment. We look at how those events are shaping the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. Guest: Kate Zernike, who covers politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Conservative Divide Over Kavanaugh
Conservatives have been deeply split about how to respond to allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. That’s now starting to change. Guest: Ross Douthat, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Rod Rosenstein’s Insurrection
Days after being named deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein was so alarmed by what he was seeing inside the White House that he proposed a series of extreme measures. Will those proposals now cost him his job? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

10 Years After the Financial Crisis
A decade ago, U.S. policymakers hatched a plan to rescue a financial system in free fall. Their solution solved that crisis — but deepened another. Guest: Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A High School Assault
The accusation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has set off a national debate about how to address decades-old allegations of sexual aggression by a teenager. Here is one woman’s perspective. Guest: Caitlin Flanagan, who wrote about her experience of sexual assault in The Atlantic. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault....

Will Dr. Blasey Testify?
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has said she wants the F.B.I. to investigate her claims. We look at what that means for the Supreme Court confirmation process. Guest: Peter Baker, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh
Days before Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was expected to receive a lifetime appointment to the country’s highest court, a woman has come forward with allegations that could derail his confirmation. He denies the claims, and both are now scheduled to testify. Guest: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Dispatch From the Center of the Storm
North Carolina is facing a statewide crisis as the storm known as Florence slowly ravages the South, flooding cities, sending thousands into shelters and endangering communities from the coast to the mountains. Here’s what’s happening in one of those communities. Guest: Richard Fausset, a correspondent for The New York Times who has been covering the storm from North Carolina. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Lost in the Storm, Part 2
Even as floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey began to recede, Wayne Dailey was pleading with emergency services to send someone to rescue his wife. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for The Daily, speaks with Wayne Dailey, who sought urgent medical care for his wife during Hurricane Harvey, and Sheri Fink, who reported this story for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Lost in the Storm, Part 1
One year ago, Houston thought it was prepared for Hurricane Harvey. As another major hurricane approaches the U.S., we look at how flooding overwhelmed Houston’s emergency systems, and how one family found out that they were on their own. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for The Daily, speaks with Wayne Dailey, who sought urgent medical care for his wife during Hurricane Harvey, and Sheri Fink, who reported this story for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com...


The Spy Who Provoked Putin
The attack was brazen and exotic, but the target was a low-level former spy. Why did Russia risk so much in the Sergei Skripal case? Guest: Michael Schwirtz, an investigative reporter for The New York Times who recently returned from covering this story in Moscow. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Bob Woodward on Trump, Nixon and Anonymity
Bob Woodward’s reporting on the Nixon administration pioneered an approach to journalism that drew from anonymous sources and has been widely used since. He has deployed that form of reporting in his new book to tell the story of the Trump administration. Guests: Mr. Woodward, author of “Fear: Trump in the White House,” speaks with Michael S. Schmidt, a Washington correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

An Interview With George Papadopoulos
George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide to President Trump, was sentenced on Friday for deceiving the F.B.I. about his relationship with a person thought to be a Russian operative who had offered to arrange a meeting between Mr. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. Guest: Mark Mazzetti, a Washington correspondent for The Times, who spoke with Mr. Papadopoulos before his sentencing. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Kavanaugh Documents
All week, Senate Democrats have furiously protested the decision by Republicans to protect thousands of documents related to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. On the third day of his confirmation hearings, that fury came to a head. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Anonymous Senior Administration Official
The New York Times published an account by an unnamed member of the Trump administration about resistance figures operating inside the government. “I would know,” the official wrote. “I am one of them.” Guest: James Dao, Op-Ed editor for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Chaotic Opening Day for Brett Kavanaugh
On the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, battle lines were drawn around the issues of abortion, the withholding of documents and executive power. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A 30-Year Plan to Transform the Courts
Republicans have created a pipeline of conservative lawyers to help carry out a sweeping reconfiguration of the federal judiciary. Guest: Jason Zengerle, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

When We Almost Stopped Climate Change
Thirty years ago, the United States had a chance to stop global warming in its tracks. Almost nothing stood in the way — except human resistance. Guests: Rafe Pomerance, an environmentalist who became involved with the climate movement in its earliest days; Nathaniel Rich, who reported on the history of climate politics for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

An Unexpected Upset in Florida
The Florida governor’s race was supposed to come down to a predictable face-off between the establishment Republican and the establishment Democrat. That’s not what happened. Guest: Patricia Mazzei, Miami bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


An Execution in Nebraska
After a 40-year crusade, a state lawmaker succeeded in getting Nebraska to ban the death penalty in 2015. Why, then, did the state execute a prisoner this month? Guests: Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, a longtime opponent of the death penalty, and Mitch Smith, a national reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The War Inside the Catholic Church
An archbishop has accused Pope Francis of being part of the effort to cover up a sex abuse scandal. What does it mean that the accusation is coming from inside the Roman Catholic Church? Guest: Jason Horowitz, the Rome bureau chief of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Paradoxes of John McCain
Senator John McCain was proud of his reputation as a maverick in American politics. Through pivotal moments in his life — as a prisoner of war, a young congressman, a presidential candidate, and, ultimately, an elder statesman — that reputation was both validated and challenged. Guests: Elisabeth Bumiller, the Washington bureau chief for The New York Times; Carl Hulse, The Times’s chief Washington correspondent; Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The Times; and Scott Shane, who writes about nation...


Special Episode: The Last “Year of the Woman”
More women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than in any other election in American history. “The Daily” speaks to Senator Dianne Feinstein about what this moment shares with 1992, another record-breaking “Year of the Woman.” Guests: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, and Kate Zernike, a political reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

“Divided,” Part 2: The Chaos of Reunification
More than 2,000 children were separated from their parents at the border. After a judge ordered the U.S. government to promptly reunite the families, the government claimed it would be nearly impossible to do so. In Part 2 of our series, we look at why the government could separate families, but not bring them back together. Guest hosts: Annie Correal, who covers New York City for The New York Times, and Caitlin Dickerson, an immigration reporter at The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit ...

The Man Who Wrote Mueller’s Rules
The special counsel, Robert Mueller, has followed a set of rules devised to allow for the investigation of a sitting president. Those rules will now be tested. Guests: Neal Katyal, who drafted the regulations that govern Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Implicating the President
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations — and said Mr. Trump himself had ordered the crimes. Minutes later, Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, was convicted of financial fraud in the first trial resulting from the special counsel’s investigation. Guest: Joseph Kahn, the managing editor of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

“Divided,” Part 1: How Family Separations Started
The policy began in secret. The Trump administration denied such a policy existed. And when it finally acknowledged that migrant children were being separated from their parents at the border, chaos ensued. Only now is the full picture of what happened and why becoming clear. Guest hosts: Annie Correal, who covers New York City for The New York Times, and Caitlin Dickerson, an immigration reporter at The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Robert Mueller’s Unlikely Witness
The New York Times has found that one of the White House’s own lawyers, Don McGahn, has cooperated extensively in the investigation led by the special counsel, Robert Mueller. And he has shared far more information than the president thought. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, one of the reporters who broke the story. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Nancy Pelosi’s Dilemma
Republicans in this year’s elections are casting one person as the symbol of everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party. Many Democrats are also turning on the same figure. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Culture of Secrecy That Perpetuated Abuse
A grand jury report found that Roman Catholic priests had abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years. Some church officials say the report reiterates issues that have already been addressed, but details suggest otherwise. Guest: Laurie Goodstein, a national religion correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode contains descriptions of abuse....

The Economic Cost of Authoritarian Rule
Turkey is on the verge of an economic meltdown that could infect the global financial system. We examine how the country’s slide toward authoritarianism helped trigger the crisis. Guest: Jim Tankersley, who covers economic policy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Unearthing the Truth in Myanmar
The country is accused of waging a state-sponsored campaign of massacre, rape and arson against Rohingya Muslims. Why, then, did the government allow a New York Times journalist to tour the epicenter of the reported atrocities? Guest: Hannah Beech, the Southeast Asia bureau chief of The New York Times, who recently visited Rakhine State, where many Rohingya Muslims once lived. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Year of Reckoning in Charlottesville
One year after white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in Charlottesville, Va., the violence has long ended and the rest of the country has largely moved on. But the broken city is still struggling to contend with its past. Guest: Farah Stockman, who has been reporting for The New York Times on events in Charlottesville since the clashes. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Trump Voters We Don't Talk About
New data is challenging the popular portrait of Trump voters, and shedding light on why those who generally aren’t talked about may determine the outcome of the midterm elections. Guest: Nate Cohn, a domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A New Path for Presidential Pardons
For decades, getting a presidential pardon in the United States required a cumbersome petition process and a long legal review. But those seeking pardons from President Trump are using a very different strategy. Guest: Campbell Robertson, a national correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Paul Ryan’s Exit Interview
Why would the House speaker — and the third most powerful Republican in Washington — walk away at the age of 48? Guest: Mark Leibovich, who recently interviewed Paul Ryan for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Scorched-Earth Strategy in Ohio
Republicans have found themselves unexpectedly scrambling to hold a House seat in a special election in Ohio on Tuesday. The race has become a symbol of what may lie ahead for the party in the midterms. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Rise of Michael Avenatti
How did the lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film actress known as Stormy Daniels, become a household name and the new face of Democratic opposition to President Trump? Guest: Matthew Shaer, who wrote about Mr. Avenatti for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How Paul Manafort’s Plans Backfired
The trial of Paul Manafort, a former chairman of the Trump campaign, is the first one to result from charges brought by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian election interference. Yet the trial itself, at least on the surface, has little to do with Russia or with President Trump. Guest: Nicholas Confessore, an investigative reporter at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Strange Case of QAnon
How did an outlandish conspiracy theory born on the fringes of the internet end up in the spotlight at a rally for President Trump? Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Fight Over 3-D-Printed Guns
Blueprints for making a variety of plastic guns, including AR-15-style rifles, on 3-D printers were scheduled to be posted online today. Who is the man behind their planned release, and why is the federal government taking his side? Guest: Tiffany Hsu, a business reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Democrats’ Comeback Plan
Democrats are working on an election strategy for the 2018 midterms and beyond. It’s one that deliberately sounds less ambitious than it is. Guests: Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York; and Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Why the A.C.L.U. Wants to Be More Like the N.R.A.
For decades, the American Civil Liberties Union has battled in the courts on behalf of Americans’ constitutional rights, whether that means same-sex marriage or the right of neo-Nazis to hold a rally. But since the 2016 election, the A.C.L.U. has been changing tactics, and one of its models for the future is the National Rifle Association. Guest: Anthony Romero, the executive director of the A.C.L.U. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The ‘Ineligible’ Families
As it raced to meet a deadline for reunifying parents and children separated at the border, the Trump administration deemed hundreds of parents “ineligible.” What does it mean to be ineligible to be reunited with your own child? Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Which to Believe: Trump’s Words, or His Acts?
Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, testified on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The question that came to the fore: Is the United States’ policy toward Russia what the president says, or what the government does? Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Tariff War
President Trump announced a $12 billion bailout for American farmers hurt by tariffs. Why does the trade war he started, in part to help those farmers, now require taxpayers to save them? Guest: Ana Swanson, who covers trade for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Roe v. Wade, Part 2: The Culture Wars
The Supreme Court ruled with little controversy in 1973 that women had a constitutional right to abortion. How did the decision give way to the deep and enduring political rifts we face today? Guest: Sabrina Tavernise, a New York Times correspondent who reported on the story of Roe v. Wade for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Roe v. Wade, Part 1: Who Was Jane Roe?
The confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may hinge on a single ruling: Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. In a two-part series, “The Daily” takes a look at the history and legacy of the case. Guest: Sabrina Tavernise, a New York Times correspondent who reported on the story of Roe v. Wade for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Facebook’s Plan to Police the Truth
The last time Facebook came under such intense scrutiny was when Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, defended himself before Congress in April. But his latest policy on false news has turned the spotlight back to the social media giant. Guest: Kevin Roose, who covers technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Other Russian Interference
Amid the chaos after the summit meeting between President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is a very different story of Russian interference, centered on the arrest of Maria Butina, a 29-year-old woman accused of being a Russian agent. Guest: Matthew Rosenberg, who covers intelligence and national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How Trump Withstands So Many Controversies
The word “treason” is being thrown around to describe how President Trump seemed to take Russia’s side during his summit meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki, Finland. But as with every major controversy that Mr. Trump has faced, it’s unclear if anything will happen as a result. Guest: Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Trump Sides With Putin
Standing next to President Vladimir V. Putin at the close of their summit meeting, President Trump challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies: that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. “They think it’s Russia,” Mr. Trump said. “I don’t see any reason why it would be.” Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, a New York Times correspondent who reported on the meeting from Helsinki, Finland. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Why Believing Putin Will Be Hard This Time
President Trump has said in the past that he believes President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia “means it” when he denies Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, handed down three days before the two leaders were scheduled to meet, tells a different story. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The New York Times in Washington, explains the indictment and how it may figure in the meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin. For more information on today’s ...

Why Peter Strzok Wanted to Testify
After his text messages about President Trump were made public, Peter Strzok, a high-ranking F.B.I. agent who played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation, became a punching bag for Republican lawmakers. So why did he offer to testify before them? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The (Misunderstood) Story of NATO
On a combative opening day of the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump called other member countries “delinquent” on military spending and attacked Germany as a “captive” of Russia. We examine where his frustration is coming from. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Brett Kavanaugh’s Change of Heart
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, once made the case for impeaching a president. He now says that was a mistake. Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, who examines why Judge Kavanaugh’s views have shifted. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh
President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Given Judge Kavanaugh’s conservative record and the political math in the Senate, what happens now? Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, discusses the announcement; Carl Hulse, the chief Washington correspondent for The Times, assesses Judge Kavanaugh’s prospects for confirmation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Trump’s Supreme Court Finalists
President Trump is scheduled to announce his pick for a new Supreme Court justice at 9 p.m. Eastern. Here’s a look at the top candidates to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


One Family’s Reunification Story
Since President Trump ended the practice of separating migrant children from their parents, very few families have been reunited. Those that have are becoming national symbols. Guest: Annie Correal, a New York Times reporter who accompanied Yeni González, a migrant from Guatemala, on part of her journey to join her three children after more than five weeks apart. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How the Opioid Crisis Started
Prosecutors, seeking to hold someone accountable for the opioid epidemic, have been targeting doctors, dealers and users themselves. But those who made billions of dollars from sales of OxyContin, a painkiller at the center of the crisis, have gone largely unpunished. Guest: Barry Meier, the author of “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic,” who has reported on Purdue Pharma and the opioid crisis for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit ny...

Assigning Blame in the Opioid Epidemic
United States prosecutors are looking to hold people criminally accountable for overdose deaths. They’re settling on unexpected targets: other users. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for “The Daily,” speaks to Kimberly Elkins, whose fiancé, Aaron Rost, died of a fentanyl overdose; Krista Powell, Mr. Rost’s sister; and Rosa Goldensohn, who has reported on the opioid crisis for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Susan Collins on Roe v. Wade and the Next Justice
When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced last week that he would retire this summer, attention immediately turned to the few senators who are willing to break from their parties on major issues — and who may hold the fate of the next Supreme Court nominee in their hands. We speak to one of them. Guest: Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.Correction: An earlier version of this episode included a comment from Senator Susan Collins th...

Justice Kennedy’s Last Decision
With Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court, little attention was paid to his final ruling. It’s one that could forever alter the role of labor unions. Guest: Noam Scheiber, who covers labor for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Supreme Court Loses Its Swing Vote
Justice Anthony Kennedy, often considered the Supreme Court’s ideological center, announced that he would retire this summer. His departure could fundamentally change the direction of the court. Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, a congressional correspondent for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban
In a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel into the United States by citizens of several predominantly Muslim countries. What does the decision say about the extent of the president’s power to control immigration? Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination, Part 2
Many women are passed over for promotions and raises when they become pregnant. Part 2 of this series examines the subtle sidelining of pregnant women and mothers in corporate America. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, who covers the economy for The New York Times, and Erin Murphy, who alleges that she was denied opportunities by her employer, Glencore, once she became a mother. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination, Part 1
A New York Times investigation finds that pregnancy discrimination is systematic and pervasive inside America’s biggest companies. For women with physically demanding jobs, the bias is often overt. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, who covers the economy for The Times, and Otisha Woolbright, who lost her job at Walmart after asking about maternity leave. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


What Migrants Are Fleeing
The Trump administration’s recent border policy is, in part, a response to the large numbers of migrants who have been making the journey to the United States from Central America. For many, staying in their native countries is no longer an option. Guest: Azam Ahmed, the New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 10
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer the last chapter of “Caliphate.” Rukmini asks: What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

The World Cup’s Mysterious Path to Russia
The 2018 World Cup is now underway in Russia. The story of how it ended up there involves some names you might recognize: James Comey, Robert Mueller and Christopher Steele. Guest: Ken Bensinger, author of “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal,” who has written about this story for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Trump Ends His Child Separation Practice
President Trump signed an executive order to keep parents and children together at the border. What does it mean for his immigration policy — and for the families who have already been split apart? Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, a national immigration reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Father and Son, Forced Apart at the Border
A 5-year-old boy named José and his father fled the violence in Honduras and headed to the United States. They were separated at the border. What has happened to them in the weeks since? Guest: Miriam Jordan, who covers immigration for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

How Separating Migrant Families Became U.S. Policy
President Trump has blamed Democrats for his administration’s practice of taking children from their parents at the border. Why is one of his top aides, Stephen Miller, claiming credit? Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House and immigration for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Cracking Down on Leaks
For a year and a half, President Trump has threatened to crack down on leaks and leakers. The seizure of emails and phone records from a reporter at The New York Times tells a great deal about what that might look like. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The Times in Washington who had his records subpoenaed during the Obama administration. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 9, Part 2
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 9, Part 2 of “Caliphate,” in which a young Yazidi girl returns to her family after three years in ISIS captivity, and Rukmini is there to witness it. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violenc...

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 9, Part 1
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 9, Part 1 of “Caliphate,” in which Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....


The Report on the F.B.I.’s Clinton Inquiry
The Justice Department’s inspector general released a long-awaited document on Thursday on the F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. The findings could be both good and bad for President Trump. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, who covers national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Narrowing Path to Asylum
The Trump administration has said that domestic abuse is no longer grounds for receiving permission to stay in the United States. We share one asylum seeker’s story. Guest: Mariam, a survivor of domestic violence who arrived in the United States from Burkina Faso, and who asked not to be identified by her real name. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

What Trump Gave Kim
In a joint statement, President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, committed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Why is a seemingly significant promise being dismissed by critics as meaningless? Guest: Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times who writes about human rights and global affairs, and who has repeatedly traveled to North Korea. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Historic Handshake
For the first time ever, a sitting president of the United States has met with a North Korean leader. Was the handshake between President Trump and Kim Jong-un a beginning or an end? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, who is reporting on the summit meeting from Singapore. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Alienating Allies and Wooing Enemies
While on his way to the historic summit meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, President Trump isolated himself from other world leaders by refusing to endorse a joint statement of the Group of 7 nations, which had just met in Canada. Why is the president picking fights with America’s closest allies and embracing its longtime opponents? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, who is reporting from Singapore on the talks between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim. For more information o...

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 8
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 8 of “Caliphate,” in which Rukmini finds a trove of secret documents that lead her to the mother of an ISIS official. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....


“Charm City,” Part 5: What’s Behind the Black Box?
The relatives of a Baltimore teenager think they know the name of the police officer who killed him. But when the police show his mother the surveillance video that captured his final moments, a new story emerges. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

“Charm City,” Part 4: The Police Scandal That Shook Baltimore
As the Baltimore Police Department tried to repair its public image, a corruption trial exposed the startling depths of misconduct and delivered a fresh blow to the community’s trust. An elite group of officers — part of a task force created during the peak of zero-tolerance policing — had been stealing from residents for years. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

“Charm City,” Part 3: The Lure of the Streets
Nook spent the first few years of his life in an affluent suburb, a world away from the streets of Baltimore. But the city drew him back, and he and his friends became part of a generation caught between the crack epidemic that consumed their neighborhoods and the aggressive police tactics meant to fix the problem. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....


“Charm City,” Part 2: The Legacy of Zero-Tolerance Policing
Relations between the police and the community in Baltimore weren’t always so troubled. But as job loss and drugs tore through the city, the policing idea of so-called zero tolerance, transplanted from New York City, created a generation of young men with criminal records. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

“Charm City,” Part 1: Baltimore After Freddie Gray
“The Daily” presents a five-part series about the life and death of a Baltimore teenager known as Nook, who was fatally shot by a police officer a year after the killing of Freddie Gray. Nook’s family is searching for truth from the streets where he died, the police who took his life and the city that won’t give them answers. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 7
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 7 of “Caliphate,” in which Rukmini examines what ISIS left behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....


When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line
Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party. Guests: Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate running for the United States House in California; Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Truth Behind #WhereAreTheChildren
The United States government lost track of nearly 1,500 undocumented children in the last three months of 2017, giving rise to claims that they had been separated from their families at the border. What does the confusion reveal about President Trump’s approach to immigration? Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, a national immigration reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder?
The sole survivor of an attack in which four people were murdered identified the perpetrators as three white men. The police ignored suspects who fit the description and arrested a young black man instead. He is now awaiting execution. Guests: Kevin Cooper, who has been on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California for three decades; Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist who has written about Mr. Cooper’s case. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


What Trump Learned From Clinton’s Impeachment
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton survived impeachment after casting himself as the target of partisan motives. What lessons has President Trump gleaned from that strategy? Guest: Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, who covered the investigation and impeachment of Mr. Clinton. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 6
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 6 of “Caliphate,” in which Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

“Dear Mr. Chairman …”
President Trump abruptly canceled on Thursday the highly anticipated summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, that was scheduled to take place on June 12. In a letter to Mr. Kim announcing his decision, Mr. Trump wrote, “The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace.” Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Putting “Fake News” on Trial
The families of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 are suing a conspiracy theorist who claims the massacre was a hoax. Their lawsuits are bringing the issue of “fake news” to the courts. Guest: Elizabeth Williamson, a reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

A Crossroads for the Democratic Party
In Georgia, two women were locked in a close race for the Democratic nomination for governor. What does this primary tell us about the future of the Democratic Party? Guest: Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Rod Rosenstein’s Impossible Choice
President Trump has asked the Justice Department to look into whether the F.B.I. infiltrated his campaign in 2016 for political purposes. In response, the department granted the president’s team access to highly classified information from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. What’s behind this decision? Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


North Korea’s Fear? Becoming Libya
John R. Bolton, President Trump’s new national security adviser, has said that negotiations with North Korea should follow “the Libya model.” Now, North Korea is threatening to call off the planned summit meeting with Mr. Trump. What risks does the Libya model hold for Kim Jong-un? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 5
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 5 of “Caliphate,” in which an ISIS recruit carries out a killing — then questions everything. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

Does Mueller Have a Plan for Trump?
White House lawyers have claimed that Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, will not indict the president, regardless of his findings. If that’s true, then what is the purpose of his inquiry? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, a Washington correspondent who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Child of Gaza Becomes a Political Symbol
The death of a Palestinian baby during the protests in Gaza became a rallying cry for critics of Israel. Within hours, the family’s story was being questioned. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, who has been reporting from Gaza. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

When Facebook Rumors Incite Real Violence
A series of damning posts on Facebook has stoked longstanding ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, setting off a wave of violence largely directed at Muslims. How are false rumors on social media fueling real-world attacks? Guests: Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, who have reported on Sri Lanka for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Two Views of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
Many Israelis see the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv as a historic milestone for the Jewish state. But for Palestinians, who hope to see the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, it’s a betrayal. Guests: David M. Halbfinger, the Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times, and Declan Walsh, The Times’s Cairo bureau chief, who has been reporting from Gaza this week. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Prospect of Peace With North Korea
The time and place for a historic meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea have been set. Does President Trump deserve credit for the diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula? Guest: Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist who writes about human rights and global affairs, and who has repeatedly traveled to North Korea for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 4
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 4 of “Caliphate,” in which a new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers
Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. The disparity is tied intrinsically to the lived experience of being a black woman in America. Guests: Linda Villarosa, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and Simone Landrum, a young mother in New Orleans. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The C.I.A.’s Moral Reckoning
Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick for C.I.A. director, faced the Senate Intelligence Committee for the first time on Wednesday as her confirmation hearings began. Lawmakers addressed her with an unusual line of questioning: What is your moral character? Guest: Matthew Rosenberg, who covers intelligence and national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Breakdown of the Iran Nuclear Deal
President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, calling it “decaying and rotten.” Why did President Barack Obama sign it in the first place? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Gina Haspel and the Shadow of Torture
The Central Intelligence Agency is waging an unusual campaign to make Gina Haspel its next leader, despite her polarizing past. Why do officers see her most controversial quality as her greatest asset? Guests: Adam Goldman, a reporter who covers the intelligence community for The Times; John Bennett, a former chief of the C.I.A.’s clandestine service who retired in 2013. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


The Return of Rudy Giuliani
Since joining President Trump’s legal team, Rudolph W. Giuliani has repeatedly made attention-grabbing TV appearances in which he has antagonized Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. The strategy is reminiscent of one that Mr. Giuliani has used before — 30 years ago, as a prosecutor in New York City taking on the Mafia. Guest: Michael Winerip, who covered Mr. Giuliani’s rise as a Manhattan prosecutor in the 1980s for The New York Times. For more information on toda...

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 3
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 3 of “Caliphate,” in which ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

The Hunt for the Golden State Killer
An investigator was on the verge of retirement, having never completed his decades-long mission to catch the Golden State Killer. Then he had an idea: Upload DNA evidence to a genealogy website. Guest: Paul Holes, who helped to crack the case. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Sexual Harassment's Toll on Careers
In a case that highlights the economic consequences of sexual harassment and retaliation, Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for the damage he did to her career after she rebuffed his advances. And in the second part of the episode, three women who pioneered the language of consent reflect on being far ahead of their time on the politics of sex. Guests: Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter at The New York Times; Juliet Brown, Christelle Evans and Bethany Saltman, who helped to establish an affirmative ...

The Taxi Driver's Plight
A New York City taxi driver, Nicanor Ochisor, took his own life in March. His family says he grew increasingly hopeless as ride-hailing services like Uber took over the industry. Mr. Ochisor’s suicide is one of several in recent months that have called attention to the economic straits of professional drivers. Guest: Nicolae Hent, who has been a taxi driver in New York City for three decades and was a friend of Mr. Ochisor. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Mueller’s Questions for Trump
The New York Times has obtained the list of questions that Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel looking into Russia’s election interference, wants to ask President Trump. The wide-ranging queries offer a rare view into an investigation that has been shrouded in secrecy. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the Russia investigation for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


A Family Divided by the Korean War
In a historic summit meeting, North and South Korea vowed to pursue a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War after more than 65 years. That could bring reunions for the thousands of families who have been separated since the war broke out. Guest: Sylvia Nam, whose grandfather went to North Korea just after the Korean War started and never returned. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 2
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 2 of “Caliphate,” in which Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate.This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence....

The Cosby Verdict and #MeToo
Bill Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault following years of accusations from dozens of women. What changed between the first trial, which ended in a hung jury, and this one? Guests: Graham Bowley, an investigative reporter at The Times who has been covering the Cosby proceedings; Lili Bernard, a former guest star on “The Cosby Show” and one of more than 50 women who have spoken out against the entertainer. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Trump’s Travel Ban Goes to the Supreme Court
After being blocked for months by lower courts, President Trump’s executive orders that restricted travel from several predominantly Muslim nations have finally reached the Supreme Court. The justices seem focused on one question: Should the president’s authority have anything to do with his personal beliefs? Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

The Allegations Against Ronny Jackson
The nomination of Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, President Trump’s personal doctor, as the next head of Veterans Affairs has come to an abrupt stop. Now, Congress is beginning to examine several alarming allegations from unidentified whistle-blowers that derailed the doctor’s Senate confirmation process. Guest: Michael D. Shear, a White House correspondent for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Hong Kong's Missing Bookseller
When the owner of a thriving bookstore in Hong Kong disappeared in October 2015, questions swirled. What happened? And what did the Chinese government have to do with it? Guest: Alex W. Palmer, a Beijing-based writer who has reported on China for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


After a Suspected Chemical Attack, a Syrian Tells His Story
The United States says that the suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, this month was part of a military push by President Bashar al-Assad’s government to break the will of the people still living there. One of them tells his story. Guest: Mahmoud Bwedany, who grew up in Douma and was there when Syrian forces attacked this month. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

James Comey Opens Up About Ego, Distrust and More
James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, had an elaborate plan to make public his memos documenting his interactions with President Trump, in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. In an interview, he explains his decision to take matters into his own hands. Guest: Mr. Comey. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Introducing “Caliphate,” a New York Times Audio Series
The New York Times presents a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The Times and a frequent voice on “The Daily,” as she reports on the Islamic State and the fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul. With the producer Andy Mills, Rukmini journeys to the heart of the conflict to grapple with the most pressing questions about ISIS and to comprehend the power and global pull of the militant group.Today, instead of our usual show, we offer the Prologue and Chapter 1 of “C...


Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018
The firing of a professional cheerleader has drawn attention to an industry that seemed to be operating outside the #MeToo movement. But now, sports teams are being drawn into it. Guest: Annie Brown, a producer on “The Daily,” speaks with Bailey Davis, the New Orleans Saints cheerleader who was fired for violating the team’s social media policy. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018
For months, the federal investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia focused on Washington. Now, the inquiry has led back to New York, the president’s hometown, and to one man: Michael D. Cohen. Guest: Jim Rutenberg, who has been reporting on Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018
A battle is brewing between the Environmental Protection Agency, which wants to weaken auto emissions standards, and the state of California. Separately, James Comey, the F.B.I. director fired by President Trump, went on national television to call the president “morally unfit.” Guest: Coral Davenport, who covers environmental policy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Friday, Apr. 13, 2018
Days after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of Syrian civilians, President Trump promised retaliation. Now, Mr. Trump and his national security advisers are trying to decide how the United States should respond. Guest: Helene Cooper, a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a second day of hearings on the company’s mishandling of data. Unlike their Senate colleagues, House members came prepared with tough questions about privacy and the social media company’s practices — as well as a counternarrative to the story Mr. Zuckerberg and his team have carefully crafted. And calls for congressional oversight are growing. Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For mo...

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, began two days of marathon hearings in Washington, answering tough questions on the company’s mishandling of data. But the hours of testimony about the social media company’s practices seemed to focus on a larger, more difficult question: What is Facebook, exactly? Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018
The F.B.I. has raided the home of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen — the same man who acknowledged paying $130,000 to a pornographic film actress who said she had a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump. What are investigators looking for? Guest: Matt Apuzzo, who covers law enforcement for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Monday, Apr. 9, 2018
President Trump has warned that there will be a “big price to pay” after yet another suspected chemical weapons attack on Syrians. But the suspicion that the Assad regime continues to use those weapons suggests it views the United States as being focused on a different fight. Guest: Ben Hubbard, who covers the Middle East for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018
On local TV stations across the United States, news anchors have been delivering the exact same message to their viewers. “Our greatest responsibility,” they begin by saying, “is to serve our communities.” But what they are being forced to say next has left many questioning whom those stations are really being asked to serve. Guests: Sydney Ember, a New York Times business reporter who covers print and digital media; Aaron Weiss, who worked several years ago as a news director for Sinclair in Sioux City, Io...


Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018
Many farmers across the Midwest voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 election but hoped he would never follow through on his threats to impose tariffs on China. They feared that they would suffer if China imposed its own tariffs as payback. Now, Beijing has done just that, proposing tariffs on 106 types of American goods — including soybeans, corn and pork — in retaliation for President Trump’s plans to penalize Chinese trade practices. Guest: Eldon Gould, a farmer in Illinois who voted for President Trump...

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018
It started with a report on Fox News, and ended with calls for United States troops at the border with Mexico. We look at how President Trump’s approach to immigration transformed over just 72 hours. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018
The Second Amendment is just 27 words long. But those 27 words are among the most cryptic and divisive in the United States Constitution — and they are at the heart of one of the most contentious debates in American politics. Why is the Supreme Court so reluctant to clarify them? Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Monday, Apr. 2, 2018
President Trump’s son-in-law wants to overhaul the prison system. The president’s attorney general bitterly opposes such a move. That has set the scene for a highly personal battle inside the White House. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a New York Times reporter based in Washington. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Friday, March 30, 2018
Behind the landmark Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education was a girl named Linda Brown, whose story led to states being ordered to desegregate schools, mostly against their will. Ms. Brown died on Sunday. Who was she, and what has changed in the 64 years since the case was decided? Guest: Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative reporter covering race and civil rights for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Thursday, March 29, 2018
As the special counsel built his case against Michael T. Flynn and Paul Manafort, pressure was mounting for the men to to cooperate with the Russia inquiry. Then a lawyer for President Trump came to them with an idea: What if the president were to pardon his former advisers? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the Russia investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
President Trump has chosen John R. Bolton to be his new national security adviser. In 2005, a Republican-controlled Senate committee refused to confirm Mr. Bolton as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations. We look back at those confirmation hearings, which portrayed Mr. Bolton as a threat to national security. Guest: Elizabeth Williamson, who writes about Washington in the Trump era for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Eight years ago, the United States and Russia agreed to a spy swap that sent a Russian double agent to safety in Britain. That former spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent this month, and the Kremlin has been  accused of orchestrating the attack. Why did it happen now? Guest: Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Monday, March 26, 2018
As hundreds of thousand of demonstrators prepared to march in Washington in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students on the South Side of Chicago felt sympathy, but also frustration. Why hadn’t the gun violence in their community earned the nation’s outrage? Guest: Sameen Amin,  a senior video producer at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Friday, March 23, 2018
For decades, Americans have believed that the best way to end racial inequality is to end class inequality. But a landmark 30-year study is debunking that logic. Guests: Emily Badger, who writes about cities and urban policy for The Upshot; William O. Jawando, who worked in the Obama administration on My Brother’s Keeper, a mentoring initiative for black boys. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Five days after details about Cambridge Analytica’s mining of data were made public, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, broke his silence on his company’s role in the data breach. Minutes after posting a statement on Facebook, he spoke with The New York Times. Guest: Kevin Roose, a business columnist for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018
A young Canadian data expert came up with a plan to harvest people’s personal data from Facebook, and to use that information to influence their voting. How did the brains behind Cambridge Analytica become its whistle-blower? Guest: Matthew Rosenberg, a New York Times reporter in Washington. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....


Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, facing no real challenger, has been elected to a fourth term, drawing support from more than three-quarters of voters. How is the most powerful man in Russia staying that way? Guest: Steven Lee Myers, a former Moscow bureau chief of The New York Times who covered Mr. Putin’s rise to power and who is the author of “The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018
President Trump called the firing of Andrew G. McCabe, the deputy F.B.I. director, a “great day for democracy.” Mr. McCabe says it’s further evidence of the president’s efforts to undermine the Russia investigation. What really happened? Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a New York Times reporter in Washington. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018
Ida B. Wells was an investigative reporter who exposed the systematic lynching of black men in the South. Her work made her the most famous black woman in the country. But when she died in 1931, at the age of 68, The New York Times failed to write an obituary. Obituaries in The Times have been long dominated by white men. Now, the paper of record is trying to fix the record. Guests: Amisha Padnani, the digital editor on The Times’s obituaries desk and a leader of the Overlooked project; Caitlin Dickerson, a...


Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018
Florida is a great state to be a gun owner. For years, it has been a laboratory of sorts for the National Rifle Association — it’s the state that invented the concealed-carry permit. Gun control proponents had started to resign themselves to the fact that they might never pass any laws. Then came Parkland.Guest: Patricia Mazzei, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily....