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Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

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Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Copyright WAMU 88.5 American University Radio - For Personal Use Only

A Look Ahead To The Issues, Questions And Politics Of The 2024 Election

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January 4, 202440min 14sec

In less than two weeks, the Iowa Caucus will kick off an election year like no other.

Donald Trump leads his Republican rivals by nearly 50 percentage points. Yet, he has been barred from the primary ballot in two states and faces legal challenges to his candidacy in more than a dozen others. And there is the matter of the four pending criminal court cases that have resulted in 91 criminal charges.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s approval ratings have dropped to a record low, and he currently trails Trump in national polls.

“There are two conflicting things here,” says Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today and a veteran political reporter who has covered 11 presidential campaigns. “A high level of dissatisfaction with the two candidates and also a sense that this election is of such great consequence.”

Susan Page joins Diane for a preview of the questions, issues and legal arguments at the center of the 2024 presidential campaign.