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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

    Biden Ends His Campaign

    Biden Ends His Campaign

    In a special edition of “Start Here,” we’ll examine President Biden’s decision to exit the race for the White House…and what happens next in the race to replace him. 
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    • 22 min
    Trump’s RNC Address: New Grief, Same Grievances

    Trump’s RNC Address: New Grief, Same Grievances

    In his biggest speech of the year, former President Donald Trump veers off-script from what began as a cathartic speech. The Pentagon decommissions its “floating pier” off Gaza’s coast. And an apparent murder involving cyanide-laced tea transfixes Thailand.
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    • 26 min
    Vibe Schiff: Top Democrats Turn Against Biden

    Vibe Schiff: Top Democrats Turn Against Biden

    President Biden is diagnosed with COVID as more senior Democrats reportedly urge him to step aside from the campaign. JD Vance makes his debut as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee, with former President Trump set to speak tonight. And law enforcement sources say the Secret Service spotted the Trump rally gunman on the roof 20 minutes before he fired.
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    • 30 min
    Menendez: From Gold Bars…to Behind Bars?

    Menendez: From Gold Bars…to Behind Bars?

    Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., becomes the first U.S. senator convicted of acting as a foreign agent. President Trump reaches out to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. during the Republican National Convention. And Democrats are arguing over “virtual convention” rules that could install President Biden as the nominee.
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    • 24 min
    Meet the Trump-Vance Ticket

    Meet the Trump-Vance Ticket

    President Trump appears in public for the first time since surviving an assassination attempt, after naming Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate. In a shocking decision, a federal judge dismisses the federal case against Trump for mishandling classified documents. And historian Allan Lichtman describes what assassination attempts mean for elections. 
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    • 27 min
    The Trump Shooting Aftermath

    The Trump Shooting Aftermath

    Police describe what we know about Donald Trump’s would-be assassin. Republicans hone a new message as Trump arrives for the RNC in Milwaukee. And in an Oval Office address, President Biden pleads for calm.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Bridget in northern California ,

Disappointed

I have been a Start Here listener for a few years now. I am very disappointed in how this election is getting covered. You are not covering enough of Trumps vile plans for our country (project 2025) and focusing way to much on this “so called” shift in his campaign. This show and the media in general is also focusing way too much on President Biden’s poor debate.
I will continue to listen but I just felt the need to say something. I still love this podcast.
Have a nice day
Bridget Hale
Plumas Lake, CA

Kadair1 ,

What About The Lies

Where is the information about all the lies spewed during the RNC speeches?!? I heard only one lie pointed out. Not okay! Such media bias from a normally fair source!!

Ladance5522 ,

Love the puns

I have to listen to start here every morning. I love the puns that Brad shares in the one last thing. I just listened to the article about Trader Joe’s in Korea and I couldn’t stop laughing at the bagel jokes. You have to listen carefully or the will slip right by you.

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