The MOMocrats were riveted throughout yesterday’s 5-hour+ long public hearing on Donald Trump’s attempts to extort an ally in exchange for manufactured dirt on an election opponent. Karoli, Aliza Worthington, and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss the first impeachment hearing, testimony of diplomats William Taylor and George Kent, the takeaways from the hearing, and why #WalterCronkite was trending yesterday.

Also on today’s podcast: The courts are in the news, as the government rests its case in Roger Stone’s long-awaited hearing on his association with Wikileaks in 2016, DACA is argued at the Supreme Court — and SCOTUS will likely have to rule on whether Congress can get Donald Trump’s tax returns. Also: MOMocrats’ hearts skip a beat on the news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed yesterday’s session due to illness. And the field for the 2020 race is not narrowing, as the money people get nervous about the popularity of Sanders and Warren.

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