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New Sanctions, Dem Debate And Mueller's Return: A Look At The Latest Political News

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Alex Brandon
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran after President Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran as retaliation for the country's downing of a U.S. military drone. The acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns amid the continuing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. - Mexico border, which was brought into sharp focus this week by a photo of a father and his young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande.

Twenty of the Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination take the stage in the first debates leading up to the 2020 election. Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads in polling, but Senator Elizabeth Warren has been quickly gaining ground, with some polls showing her behind Biden and just ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders.

And former special council Robert Mueller agrees to publicly testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees about his nearly two-year investigation next month.

Joining Cincinnati Edition for a look at these and other top stories out of Washington D.C. are Political Junkie Ken Rudin (@kenrudin); and WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

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