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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during an interview with Reuters in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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A trial date is set for former President Trump, and concern grows over America’s aging leadership.

The calendar for one of the most novel presidential election races in U.S. history is coming into view. This week a D.C. judge ruled that former President Donald Trump’s federal election interference trial will start on March 4, 2024—the day before Super Tuesday. Trump also pleaded “not guilty” and waived his arraignment in the Georgia state case for his alleged efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell froze on Wednesday for a second time in as many months while answering questions from reporters. A new poll indicates Americans are concerned with President Joe Biden’s age, raising new questions - and concerns - about the advanced age of America’s influential political leaders.

Joining editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and moderator, Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss this and more:

  • Kyle Cheney, Senior Legal Affairs Reporter, POLITICO
  • Asma Khalid, White House Correspondent, The NPR Politics Podcast
  • Mark Leibovich, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
  • Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today

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