What Mattered Today: November 12, 2019

Ahead of public impeachment hearings, House Republicans plan to argue that President Trump's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine was "entirely reasonable." Plus, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says the country released three prisoners linked to the Taliban "in exchange" for two professors—one American and the other Australian, and former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery with "no complications" following falls, the Carter Center said.

    What Mattered Today: November 12, 2019