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The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the latest insider analysis so you can make sense of the headlines.

The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the latest insider analysis so you can make sense of the headlines.

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The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the latest insider analysis so you can make sense of the headlines.

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English


Episodes

Biden's Police Reform Strategy

4/12/2021
The White House has decided to halt efforts to start a police commission despite it being one of President Biden's campaign promises. Today, David Chalian explains their plan to tackle police reform in Congress, plus Biden's push for bipartisanship on infrastructure, and finally, former President Trump's hold on the Republican party. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:25

The Politics of Cancel Culture

4/9/2021
Cancel culture is a phrase you hear everywhere these days, whether it's over Dr. Seuss or Major League Baseball. But what exactly is cancel culture? Today, National Political Writer Brandon Tensley explains the politics behind the term, why Republicans have adopted the phrase as a talking point, and what’s actually at the heart of the culture wars. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:27

Taking the First Step on Gun Reform

4/8/2021
President Biden announces new executive actions on guns while calling on Congress to take legislative action. But is he pushing hard enough? David Chalian explains the pressure for more action facing the President on this issue. Plus, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is making a claim to being the most powerful person in Washington and Governors races are heating up across the country. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:33

Gaetz Gets the GOP Silent Treatment

4/7/2021
Representative Matt Gaetz asked for a pardon from former President Trump during his final months in office while Gaetz was under federal investigation. David Chalian examines the GOP's silence on this scandal’s latest developments. Plus, how Tucker Carlson is using his platform to rewrite the deadly events of the January 6th insurrection, and finally, President Biden is open to negotiations on how to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:09:26

Speeding Up the Vaccine Timeline

4/6/2021
Today, President Biden announced that on April 19 every American adult will be eligible to register for a vaccine. David Chalian examines the administration's progress on the pandemic, as well as the opportunities for vaccine diplomacy on the international stage. Plus, the critical parliamentary ruling in the Senate that opens a path for Biden's infrastructure bill without Republican support, and the culture war surrounding transgender rights within the Republican party. To learn more about...

Duration:00:09:52

Corporate America vs. The Republican Party

4/5/2021
Republicans are accusing major corporations of caving to cancel culture after Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star game from Georgia. David Chalian, dissects this "breakup of a pretty significant marriage in American politics". Plus, the hurdles President Biden's infrastructure bill faces, and finally, the Democratic 2022 primary taking shape in Tennessee. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:52

More Than Just Roads and Bridges

4/2/2021
This week, President Biden unveiled the first part of his massive $2 trillion infrastructure plan... and it’s a whole lot more than just fixing roads and bridges. Congressional Correspondent Ryan Nobles takes you inside the proposal and explains how the wide-ranging proposal could affect you, from cheaper electric cars, to fewer potholes, to affordable care for your older parents. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:21

Biden's Uphill Battle on Infrastructure

4/1/2021
Today, President Biden met with his cabinet for the first time in-person to discuss, among other items, selling his infrastructure plan to Congress. David Chalian explains the White House's uphill battle the bill faces as opposition is mounting from both sides of the aisle. Plus, despite big corporate pushback, the attempts across the country to restrict voting access keep growing. And finally, Democrats' efforts to overturn a congressional election comes to an end. To learn more about how...

Duration:00:06:26

Biden Looks For His Place in History

3/31/2021
Today, President Biden rolled out his first part of his huge plan to rebuild the nation's infrastructure and reshape the US economy. David Chalian explains what this gigantic proposal says about Biden's approach to the presidency. Plus, a reported investigation into Florida Republican Matt Gaetz leads to denials and strange claims of an extortion plot. And finally, California Governor Gavin Newsom gets some positive news amid his recall fight. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:07:17

The Next Front in the Culture Wars

3/30/2021
On the brink of another possible coronavirus surge President Biden is begging states around the country to pause their re-openings... but they don't seem to be listening. David Chalian explains how states are moving forward with ending mask mandates and what that means for Biden. Plus, previewing the challenges ahead for Biden's transformative infrastructure plan and the latest front in the culture war: Transgender rights. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:03

Reasons for Both Hope and "Impending Doom"

3/29/2021
President Biden's positive vaccine news is the latest reason for optimism, but the CDC director is warning of "impending doom" if America relaxes too soon. David Chalian explains what that means and breaks down the explosive revelations from the previous administration's Covid doctors in a new CNN documentary. Plus, as Democrats push action, some Georgia Republicans are twisting themselves into knots over the state's new restrictive voting law. And finally, the trial of former Minneapolis...

Duration:00:07:25

Inside Biden's Migrant Surge Dilemma

3/26/2021
This week, President Biden faced tough questions about his administration's handling of the growing crisis at the border, where a recent surge of migrants, including many unaccompanied children, has overwhelmed government resources. On today’s briefing, CNN immigration and policy reporter Priscilla Alvarez, takes you inside what's happening at the US-Mexico border, how the current migrant surge compares to the last one in 2019, and what the solutions the Biden administration is looking to...

Duration:00:09:31

Biden Faces Pressure from the Press

3/25/2021
After close to two months, President Biden held his first official press conference since taking office. David Chalian dissects the most important moments and explains how the President was pushed on everything from immigration, to voting rights, to ending the filibuster. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:23

Biden Won't Go in Alone on Gun Reform

3/24/2021
As the Biden administration calls for action on gun reform in Congress, they hold back on taking executive action. David Chalian examines this political calculation and how Vice President Harris' history shows she disagrees with this approach. Plus, the roadblocks ahead for the Democrats massive voting bill in the Senate, and finally the Biden administration’s attempt at transparency at the border is falling short. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:12

Biden Urges Action on Gun Reform

3/23/2021
Another mass shooting in America -- just days after the last one – puts mounting pressure on Democrats to take action. David Chalian explains the uphill battle for gun reform legislation in the Senate and President Biden's new massive $3 trillion infrastructure package proposal. Plus, Sidney Powell, the pro-Trump lawyer who spread the big lie – now admits she was lying. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:20

A Crisis No Matter What You Call It

3/22/2021
As the situation at the border worsens, the White House refuses to call it a crisis. David Chalian explains how the situation spells political trouble for the administration, plus the implications of the voting rights fight coming to a head in Georgia this week. Finally, a potential Democratic effort to overturn a House race has some comparing it to January's Republican electoral college challenge. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:05

Voter Suppression Isn’t New

3/19/2021
Republican legislatures across the country are pushing new voter restrictions, and many of those potential changes would disproportionately affect communities of color. On today's CNN Political Briefing, CNN Race and Equality senior writer Nicquel Terry Ellis explains the effects of these current proposals and how they fit the historical pattern of voter suppression in America. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:21

Biden Faces Growing Global Tensions

3/18/2021
The start of the Biden administration’s foreign policy is being marked by an escalation in tensions with both Russia and China. On today’s episode, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger unpacks the rising global tensions. Plus, Asian American discrimination is front and center in Congress, and finally, why some house Republicans voted against honoring the police who defended the Capitol during the riot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:24

Biden Tells Migrants 'Don't Come Over'

3/17/2021
In an interview with ABC News, President Biden talked about the border crisis, the controversial filibuster, and shared his thoughts on New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo's political future. CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger breaks down the takeaways from his most expansive interview since the election. Plus, the horrific shootings in Atlanta that killed eight, mostly Asian Americans, and finally, a new intel report confirms Russia interfered in the 2020 election. To learn more about...

Duration:00:07:31

The Voting Rights Battle Moves to Texas

3/16/2021
Texas Republicans are targeting Houston's efforts to expand voting access during the 2020 election with a series of measures that would roll back voting access in the state. CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger discusses why Harris County is the newest target for Republican lawmakers. Plus, President Biden visits GOP states hoping to reduce vaccine hesitancy among Republican voters, and finally, the chances of President’s comprehensive immigration bill passing are slimming as the crisis...

Duration:00:07:45