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Take An Oath: Impeachment Trial, New Russian PM, Prohibition

Take An Oath: Impeachment Trial, New Russian PM, Prohibition

Skimm This - January 16, 2020 - 13:11

Something new started today: the impeachment trial of the President of the United States. We’ll explain how a one-man media circus gave the start of the trial a run for its money. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin just watered down the powers of his own office. Or, did he? We'll break down why Putin might be up to one of his oldest tricks. Also on today’s show: we look at women who work, and rewind a century to relive a ‘Dry January’ that ended up lasting 13 years.

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