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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 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

The Work Continues One Year Later

5/25/2021
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez walks us through how the communities in Minnesota, and the country at large, are still grappling with the grief, the necessary changes to come, and what change community leaders are hoping for when it comes to reform. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:56

Biden's Looming Deadlines

5/24/2021
There are just four legislative days left before the Senate's week-long Memorial Day recess, and President Biden is running out of time on some of his self-imposed deadlines. David Chalian explores what proposals have been stalled due to little bi-partisanship. Plus, the Republican party digs their heels in on voter fraud, and finally, the GOP's silence on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's anti-Semitic comments. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:47

A Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

5/21/2021
The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a key abortion case next term and the future of abortion rights in this country could be at stake. The Mississippi case the Court is preparing to hear is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, and for the first time in years it could go conservative's way. CNN Supreme Court reporter Ariane De Vogue takes us through the details of the case, how we got here, and what this means for both sides of the issue. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:09:09

Election Audit Fever

5/20/2021
The House may have passed the January 6 commission with 35 Republican votes yesterday, but the bill is likely dead on arrival in the Senate. David Chalian explains why Republicans are still protecting Trump and what other options lie ahead for Democrats. Plus, Georgia Republicans bolster the Big Lie as they seek an Arizona-like election audit in their state. Finally, House Speaker Pelosi has a big decision on her hands about her own future. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:07:22

The GOP Chooses Trump over Truth

5/19/2021
On the day the House votes on establishing the January 6th commission, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell makes his opposition to the to the proposal clear. David Chalian explains the rocky road ahead for the commission in the Senate and what role former President Trump plays in Republicans' decisions. Plus, President Biden pushes harder for a ceasefire in Gaza after trying to stay out of the conflict. Finally, the New York State probe into the Trump Organization has shifted from civil...

Duration:00:08:15

The Battle for American Democracy

5/18/2021
The divide over the 2020 elections has created two fronts in the fight for American democracy: The January 6th commission on Capitol Hill and the partisan election audit in Arizona. David Chalian explains what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to oppose the January 6 commission means as well as how the Big Lie has led to a feud among Arizona Republicans. Finally, Biden gets a reminder about the conflict in the Middle East he seems eager to avoid while on a trip to Michigan. To...

Duration:00:08:04

Calls to End the Violence

5/17/2021
As the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza records it’s deadliest day, a group of Democrats call for President Biden to take immediate action to stop the violence. David Chalian explains how Biden’s cautious approach to intervening in the current Middle East crisis is putting him in a tight spot. Plus, the House prepares to vote on the January 6th commission that could stir up both sides of the aisle, and finally, the Supreme Court announces they’ll hear a controversial abortion case....

Duration:00:07:16