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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

Rising Violent Crime Gets Biden's Attention

6/23/2021
President Biden unveils a plan to tackle gun violence and violent crime as crime rates rise across the country. David Chalian breaks down this next political battlefront for Democrats and what the Biden administration is going to do about it. Plus, politics in New York may be able to tell us a larger story about the direction of the Democratic party. And finally, despite recent defeats, the fight for voting rights is far from over for Democrats. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:08:17

A Small Victory Inside a Big Defeat

6/22/2021
Democrats' major voting rights legislation is doomed... but in a small victory, moderate Senator Joe Manchin sticks with his party. David Chalian explores what it means that President Biden didn't put his muscle behind this effort, plus how time is running out on what the administration is actually focusing on, infrastructure, as bipartisan talks drag on. And finally, although the White House is on track to fall short of its 4th of July vaccine goal, the Biden administration says there is...

Duration:00:08:39

Big Apple Political Fights

6/21/2021
It's the week before the Senate goes on recess, and its crunch time for two of President Biden's critical agenda items: Voting rights and infrastructure. David Chalian previews the President’s to-do list, plus the New York City mayoral race shifts into high gear as early voting ends. And finally, the Biden administration pushes to make the child tax credit a permanent fixture in America even as inflation concerns mount. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:09:04

Achievements and Failures on Juneteenth 2021

6/18/2021
Last year on Juneteenth, the country was in the middle of a sweeping protest movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd. This year, President Biden signed legislation marking this historic day as a national holiday. On today’s CNN Political Briefing, Brandon Tensley explains this history behind Juneteenth, what else has changed since last year’s racial reckoning, and what progress still needs to be made. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:03

The Supreme Court Saves Obamacare... Again

6/17/2021
Today, the majority conservative Supreme Court dismissed a Republican led challenge to the Affordable Care Act. David Chalian explains the significance of the Supreme Court's decision and why it’s a huge win for Democrats. Plus, promising progress on infrastructure negotiations as Senators from both sides show their support. Finally, Senator Joe Manchin is offering new life to the fight for voting rights, with proposals that have been endorsed by Democrat Stacey Abrams. To learn more about...

Duration:00:08:59

The Summit We Were All Waiting For

6/16/2021
After weeks of build-up, the summit we've all been waiting for went... pretty well. Marking the historic end to President Biden’s first international trip, he and President Putin sat down for roughly three hours and hashed out what lies ahead in the critical relationship between these two powerful nations. David Chalian breaks down what both leaders discussed and the clear lines each leader drew about expectations going forward. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:06:42

The Putin Summit is Finally Here

6/15/2021
After years behind the scenes of American foreign policy, President Biden will at last be meeting Vladimir Putin as commander-in-chief... and he has a lot of work to do to make sure he doesn't hand the Russian president a victory. David Chalian walks us through what we can expect from the meeting between the two leaders, plus a bombshell set of emails offers a behind the scenes look at how former President Trump tried to orchestrate the Big Lie within the Justice Department. And finally,...

Duration:00:09:53

Biden's Message for Putin

6/14/2021
Today in Brussels, President Biden took a very different approach to the NATO alliance than his predecessor... and promises to handle meeting Vladimir Putin differently as well. David Chalian dives into how Biden is showcasing his world view on the world stage, plus, signs of life in the infrastructure deal on Capitol Hill as Democrats indicate possible interest in the latest GOP proposal. And finally, the political ramifications of the Justice Department secretly collecting data of former...

Duration:00:08:33

The Real-Life Cracks in America’s Infrastructure

6/11/2021
As the President and Congress go back and forth over a massive infrastructure bill and how to pay for it, one major bridge in Memphis, Tennessee is literally crumbling. In this episode, CNN Correspondent Pete Muntean walks us through what is actually happening with the country’s infrastructure, how that bridge in Memphis is proof of a failing system, and what Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg thinks can be done to fix it. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:23

The 'Special Relationship' Gets Personal

6/10/2021
Today, President Biden sat down with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the first time since taking office. Kristen Holmes explores their tense personal history as both leaders look to revamp US-UK relations. Plus, President Biden announces a plan to donate 500 million vaccine doses to the rest of the world and Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments on Hamas, Israel, and the US divide Democrats. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:21

Cicadas Get a Front Row Seat to History

6/9/2021
Today President Biden sets off on his much anticipated first international trip. Kristen Holmes explores what Biden's goals for the trip are and how he plans to confront Russian President Putin. Plus, while the president is on the international stage, his domestic agenda is in serious trouble. And finally, cicadas have invaded everything, including our politics. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:57

The Battle For the Soul of the Nation

6/8/2021
A bipartisan Senate report on the January 6th insurrection gives new details about what law enforcement knew leading up to the riot... but politics get in the way of some key conclusions. Kristen Holmes walks us through what that says about hopes for cooperation on Capitol Hill, plus how former Presidents Obama and Trump represent the battle being fought for the soul of our nation. And finally, Vice President Kamala Harris’ immigration task is getting even more challenging as she faces...

Duration:00:07:32

Joe Manchin vs. the Democratic Party

6/7/2021
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia makes things crystal clear: He will not support the For the People Act and won't abolish the filibuster. Kristen Holmes walks us through how his views clash with an impatient Democratic party as well as how former President Trump's return to the spotlight continues to put democracy under fire. And finally, another weekend of deadly gun violence highlights stalled legislation on Capitol Hill. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:06:30

High Stakes and Handshakes

6/4/2021
Next week, President Biden heads off on his first international trip as President of the United States and the stakes couldn’t be higher. CNN White House Correspondent Phil Mattingly walks us through what we can expect during Biden’s time abroad, how he plans to navigate reengaging with allies, and the all-important summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:46

Pay Fors, Price Tags, and Politics

6/3/2021
President Biden gives infrastructure negotiations new life by proposing an alternate solution to one of the GOP's biggest sticking points: Paying for the plan. David Chalian explores what Biden hopes to gain from these negotiations, plus the White House announces the donation of 80 million vaccines to the rest of the world. And finally, the race for New York City Mayor heats up during the first in-person debate. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:58

Harris Takes the Reins on Voting Rights

6/2/2021
President Biden has tapped Vice President Harris to spearhead the voting rights effort in Congress. David Chalian explains the stakes of this multi-pronged issue, plus the White House tries to spin Biden's swipe at Democrat Senators that are slowing down negotiations. Finally, the RNC threatens to pull future candidates from presidential debates unless the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates makes changes. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:09:34

"Democracy Itself Is In Peril"

6/1/2021
During his remarks commemorating Memorial Day, President Biden issued a stark warning about the state of our democracy. David Chalian digs into some of the warning signs, like Texas' new proposed restrictive voting bill and Michael Flynn's comments on staging a coup. Plus, new questions about just how long a bi-partisan negotiations on infrastructure can go, and finally, Biden travels to Oklahoma to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa massacre. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:08:56

"Short-term Political Gain"

5/28/2021
After a sleepless night of delays, Senate Republicans finally defeated the January 6th commission. David Chalian breaks down the GOP's political calculations of the vote and former President Trump's scathing response to Paul Ryan's latest speech. Finally, Vice President Harris makes history as the first woman to deliver a commencement address for the US Naval Academy. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:00

Filibustering the Truth

5/27/2021
The Republican Party is likely to use its first filibuster of the Biden presidency to stop the vote on the January 6th commission... and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling in "personal favors" to make sure it holds up. David Chalian dives into what this says about the state of our politics, then explains how the Republican infrastructure counterproposal falls short for President Biden. And finally, Paul Ryan's criticism of former President Trump's hold on the Republican party. To...

Duration:00:10:02

Grand Jury Spells Trouble for Trump

5/26/2021
A grand jury been selected that could decide to indict former President Donald Trump if prosecutors present criminal charges in their probe of the Trump Organization. David Chalian dives into the potential political consequences for Trump, as well as the incremental progress on Capitol Hill as both sides hash out an infrastructure bill. And finally, the mystery of the Coronavirus’ origins is becoming a political problem. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:09:04