Another presidential phone call with an Australian prime minister is causing angst among allies as the impeachment investigation heats up and Trump's Twitter goes into meltdown. With the daily dump of new revelations, it's hard to remember there's an election campaign going on. To catch us up on all the week's big stories and 2020 news – plus a very special presidential birthday – former congressional advisor to the Democrats Bruce Wolpe joins the podcast.

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Produced by Elliott Brennan.

Thanks to the Bubbamara Brass Band, Ketsa and Broke for Free for their musical contributions to this week's episode.