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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

The Next Steps for Police Reform

4/21/2021
After the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, the question remains whether this ruling is just the end of a legal battle or the beginning of a legislative push on police reform. David Chalian breaks down the political fallout from the verdict and what it means for the future of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the Senate. Plus, President Biden's strategy of focusing on vaccine shots and stimulus checks is a winning message. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:07:49

The Politics of the Chauvin Trial

4/20/2021
After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Derrick Chauvin found him guilty on all counts. David Chalian explain how the Biden Administration prepared for this verdict as well as an innocent one, plus congresswoman Maxine Waters faces big consequences in the house. Finally, former President George W. Bush speaks up about the polarization within his own party. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:56

The Next Vaccine Challenge

4/19/2021
As of today, every American over the age of 16 years old is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine... but not everyone is ready to take it. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes explains how the Biden Administration is planning to tackle vaccine hesitancy, plus why congresswoman Maxine Waters’ call for “confrontation” may not be the message the country needs right now. Finally, the White House flip flop on whether the situation at the Southern Border is a crisis is just their latest mixed message on...

Duration:00:06:02

The George Floyd Policing Act Explained

4/16/2021
America is reeling from a series of police shootings across the country, as Derek Chauvin's trial for the murder of George Floyd nearly a year ago heads to closing arguments. Pressure is mounting on President Biden and members of Congress to act, and their solution is a bill that has already passed the House known as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. So today, CNN's Race and Equality Senior Writer Nicquel Terry Ellis breaks down where the push for police reform stands, what's in the...

Duration:00:08:17

A Big Week in Foreign Policy

4/15/2021
The day after President Biden announced the deadline for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, he's imposing new sweeping sanctions on Russia. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes joins to explain the President's moves and his big foreign policy week. Plus, the three new pieces of progressive legislation raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill and what the latest fundraising reports tell us about political sway in Congress. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:05:25

"It's Time to End the Forever War"

4/14/2021
In a historic move, President Biden announced a plan to withdraw US troops in Afghanistan... nearly 20 years after the war started. David Chalian explains how Biden's history with this war contributed to his decision, plus the shocking new details emerging regarding the investigation in Congressman Matt Gaetz. And finally, corporate America continues to rally against voter restriction laws. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:16

A Setback in Biden's Vaccine Plan

4/13/2021
The country's rapidly ramping up vaccine rollout hits a snag after the FDA and CDC announce they were placing the administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccines on hold due to possible unknown side-effects. David Chalian explains what this means for President Bidens vaccine goals. Plus, Biden's balancing act in the face of a policing crisis, and Nikki Haley does a political about-face as she considers her 2024 presidential run. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:09:33

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