CNN to present town halls with Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders

CNN to present town halls with Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders
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CNN will present two prime-time town halls next week featuring Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Medicare for All': The hype v. Maryland's reality Biden says he supports paying campaign staff minimum wage Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (I-Vt.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Trump fans the flames of white grievance Ex-White House spokesman Raj Shah joins Fox Corporation as senior vice president Trump quietly rolled back programs to detect, combat weapons of mass destruction: report MORE (R-Wis.), respectively.

The Sanders special, hosted by CNN "New Day" host Chris Cuomo, will be held at George Washington University on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

A network press release states Sanders "will take questions on major issues facing the nation and will discuss the Democratic strategy for dealing with Trump's administration."

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Ryan, who was reelected as Speaker on Tuesday, will sit down with CNN's Jake Tapper, host of "The Lead" and "State of the Union," at George Washington University.

The network says topics will include ObamaCare, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE's Cabinet nominees and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Ryan town hall will air on Thursday Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET.