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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 Foreign Policy Crisis Biden Tried to Avoid

5/14/2021
This week tensions between Israel and the Palestinians escalated and President Biden may now become the latest in a long line of American presidents pulled into trying to achieve peace in the region. CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood walks us through the latest on the situation in Gaza and Israel, what President Biden’s policy priorities are in the region, and how they may have to change. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:00

Vaccine On? Mask Off.

5/13/2021
It's the news millions of Americans have been waiting to hear: New CDC guidance says that fully vaccinated Americans can ditch the masks almost everywhere and go back to life as they knew it before the pandemic. David Chalian explores what this means for President Biden, plus the headwinds the President is facing as he tries to secure bipartisan support for his infrastructure plan. And finally, growing toxicity on Capitol Hill as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green verbally attacks Rep. Alexandria...

Duration:00:09:32

A Bad Sign for Democracy

5/12/2021
In an historic move, today House Republicans voted to oust Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership position for telling the truth about the election. David Chalian examines what this move means for the future of Democracy as well as how a White House meeting illustrates the two opposite universes co-existing in Washington. And finally, new testimony inside some of the decisions behind the January 6th riot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:55

The Election Fight Hits the Senate

5/11/2021
Today the Senate opened debate on the "For The People Act," the Democrats' proposed election bill. David Chalian explains how the Republican embrace of the Big Lie and the Democrats' progressive push mean it's likely not going anywhere. Plus, the outstanding questions as House Republicans get ready to give Congresswoman Liz Cheney the boot from her leadership position, and finally, a look at the gubernatorial race taking shape in Virginia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:08:50

The US Got Hacked... Again

5/10/2021
As a major US fuel pipeline recovers from a ransomware hack, the Biden administration steps up its efforts to strengthen America's cybersecurity. David Chalian explains this ongoing challenge for the White House, plus why this is such a big week for President Biden as he pushes for a bipartisan effort to pass his infrastructure bill. And finally, Caitlyn Jenner sits down with CNN in for an interview as she mounts a campaign for Governor of California. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:08:44

Trump’s Facebook Fate

5/7/2021
In the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection, Facebook suspended former President Donald Trump’s accounts. This week, the company’s oversight committee said that the social media platform has six months to decide whether the former President’s ban should be permanent. CNN Correspondent Donie O’Sullivan walks us through what this decision means and how it affects the former President’s possible political future. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:50

Is Bipartisanship Dead?

5/6/2021
As President Biden continues selling the American Jobs Plan across the country, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is making it clear that bipartisan cooperation is not a part of his plan. CNN Senior White House correspondent Phil Mattingly explains what that means for Biden’s infrastructure bill, plus a new restrictive voting law in Florida and the ongoing effort to oust Congresswoman Liz Cheney show the GOP is at an inflection point. And finally, how a push for Justice Stephen Breyer...

Duration:00:08:02

The Limits of Trump's Facebook Ban

5/5/2021
Four months after Facebook banned former President Trump from its platform, its independent Oversight Board upheld his suspension ... but told them to rethink the ban's "indefinite" nature. CNN Senior White House correspondent Phil Mattingly explains what happens next and how the pressure is back on CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Plus, how the rise of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and the fall of Congresswoman Liz Cheney perfectly encapsulates who has the power in the GOP and President Biden keeps his...

Duration:00:08:24

Well, That Escalated Quickly

5/4/2021
The GOP fight over fealty to former President Trump and his Big Lie spills out into the open. David Chalian explains how the top Republican House leadership is engaging in a very public war of words. Plus, significant developments in the Florida and California Gubernatorial races and President Biden’s new Covid-19 vaccinations goal. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:56

Trumpism Lives On

5/3/2021
While Former President Donald Trump was defeated in November, his movement appears to be more durable than its leader. David Chalian explains how the fight among Congressional GOP leadership and the jockeying of potential presidential candidates demonstrates the former president’s iron grip on the party. Plus, President Biden’s choice on infrastructure: Bipartisanship or pacifying progressives. And finally, a Texas House special election points to worrying signs for Democrats. To learn more...

Duration:00:07:37

Inside President Biden’s First 100 Days

4/30/2021
This week, President Biden marked the end of his first hundred days in office and gave his first address to a joint session of Congress. In the speech he reflected on what his administration has accomplished so far and the goals that still remain. So today, CNN Senior White House correspondent Phil Mattingly takes you through the first 100 Days of the Biden presidency – what he has been able to accomplish, the areas where he fell short, and the road for the rest of his presidency. To learn...

Duration:00:09:29

A Vision to Transform America's Economy

4/29/2021
Today marks President Biden's 100th day in office, but the hard work is just beginning. David Chalian explains the tough road ahead for the president's new vision to transform the nation's economy and how he's hitting the road to sell his pitch to the American people. Plus, new developments in the path forward on police reform. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:35

A Speech 49 Years in the Making

4/28/2021
On his 99th day in office, 49 years after first entering the Senate, President Biden will deliver his first speech to a joint session of Congress. David Chalian previews what to expect from his big speech and explains what new CNN poll numbers say about where the president stands with the American people at his 100-day mark. Plus, what to expect from Senator Tim Scott's Republican rebuttal. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:36

New Mask Guidance Shows Pandemic Progress

4/27/2021
Today, President Biden announced new CDC mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans. David Chalian breaks down how the president is delivering on his pandemic promises as he reaches his 100-day mark. Plus, a brand-new CNN poll shows the country's view on police reform, and the official Census results mean a changing political map. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:33

The 100-Day Report Card

4/26/2021
This week, President Biden will mark his first 100 days in office by pitching his progressive policies in his first address to Congress. David Chalian breaks down how the American people grade his performance so far. Plus, what the top GOP leader’s changing rhetoric on former President Trump tells us about the direction of his party and how the battle for control of the Senate is starting to heat up. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:52

Climate Diplomacy on the World Stage

4/23/2021
This week, global leaders gathered virtually for President Biden’s Earth Day climate summit, putting the President’s commitment to climate diplomacy in sharp focus. Today, CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood explains how the administration tried to use this summit to reassert the US as a leader in the climate crisis by working with both allies and adversaries. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:45

Biden's Big Earth Day Pledge

4/22/2021
As the country celebrates Earth Day, President Biden announces a bold goal to cut carbon emissions while convening a global climate summit. David Chalian explain how Biden’s commitment to reducing the US emissions sets him apart from his predecessors. Plus, Democrats and Republicans try to meet in the middle on police reform and DC Statehood passes in the House, but challenges lie ahead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:08

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