Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick officially entered the Democratic primary on Thursday, adding a new wrinkle to the race to unseat the president next year. Meanwhile, voters and pundits alike are digesting the first day of televised impeachment hearings on Wednesday, which brought new revelations from diplomat William Taylor.

Jim Braude was joined by Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker, Adam Reilly of WGBH News, and Charles Chieppo, former policy director for Gov. Mitt Romney and now a senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute.