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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

Trump is Making People Quit Politics

9/17/2021
Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez was considered a rising star in the GOP… but yesterday, he announced his retirement. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how this comes as a direct result of former President Trump and his tight hold on the Republican Party. Plus, law enforcement is bracing for a DC rally this weekend in support of the arrested January 6 insurrectionists. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:30

Biden: It’s Time to Tax the Wealthy

9/16/2021
President Joe Biden said in a speech at the White House today the time is now to turn the tables on the wealthy for the benefit of the working and middle class. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down Biden’s speech and the goals of his economic agenda. Will Democratic lawmakers rally behind him? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:45

The Power of The ‘Big Lie’

9/15/2021
As California Gov. Gavin Newsom fends off a recall in a landslide, a new CNN/SSRS poll shows troubling signs about the faith Americans have in democracy and elections. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the poll numbers. How will the US ever have a functioning democracy when Donald Trump has convinced an entire political party not to trust election results? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:43

California Votes on Governor’s Fate

9/14/2021
The day has come… Californians decide if they want to recall Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom today. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the polling and ballot data that shows Newsom could survive the recall. Plus, there will be important lessons from the results of this election… but we can’t forget that California is an overwhelmingly blue state. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:18

Backlash Over Vaccine Mandates

9/13/2021
Criticism of President Joe Biden’s new vaccine requirement rules have been pouring in since they were announced last week. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks it down, as well as new CNN polling on how Americans feel about vaccine mandates. As you might’ve guessed, America is still very divided on the issue… To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:19

9/11 Through the Lens of 4 Presidents

9/10/2021
September 11, 2001 is a day the US will never forget. In this special edition of CNN Political Briefing, CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on how that fateful day 20 years ago changed American politics and the legacies of four Presidents in ways still felt today. Many remember exactly where they were that day–so does the host, which you’ll hear about in this episode. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:53

Biden’s New Covid Game Plan

9/9/2021
After a summer of surges, President Joe Biden is sharing what’s next for the US in the fight against COVID. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what the six-prong plan is and the challenges the administration will face for the country to return to normal. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci has set the bar high for the COVID end game—Covid case data shows the US has a lot of work to do. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:21

“Build Back Better” or Bust

9/8/2021
It’s do or die for President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda this month. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down why these next few weeks are crucial for Biden’s plan. Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill is assuring the $3.5T reconciliation bill will be moving forward at full speed ahead. Yet, there are a few bumps ahead on the road toward a final bill… and one is named Senator Joe Manchin. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:52

Presenting Total Recall: California's Political Circus

9/8/2021
You probably remember that Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California. But do you remember how it all happened? The blackouts, the budget and of course, the car tax! CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent, Dana Bash, takes you back to the origins of the 2003 California Recall and talks with Schwarzenegger and the man he beat, Gray Davis to learn why this election became such a circus. If you like what you hear, go to https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/total-recall and follow Total...

Duration:00:25:19

Climate Change: Act Now or See “Real Trouble”

9/7/2021
President Joe Biden is on a second trip to survey the damage left behind from Ida–this time, in New Jersey and New York. CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny details what went down on the trip and how it will inform the President’s legislative agenda. Biden wants climate-resilient infrastructure passed in the $3.5T budget, but will a member of his own party throw a wrench in that plan? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:18

Biden’s Rough End to a Rough Month

9/3/2021
Labor Day weekend is here and so are a bunch of problems for President Joe Biden to tackle. CNN Political Director David Chalian details how tough August was for Biden... with the economy, COVID pandemic, Hurricane Ida and withdrawal from Afghanistan. Recent poll numbers show it’ll take some work for the president to bounce back, work Biden says will require Congress to pass his economic agenda. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:19

Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Rights

9/2/2021
The Supreme Court refused to block a controversial law passed in Texas this week banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the law itself, what SCOTUS’ ruling could mean for Roe v. Wade, and Biden’s response to the law. Plus, even though a majority of the country supports abortion rights, polling shows Texans are closely divided.. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:27

CA Recall: Newsom or Newcomer?

9/1/2021
The California recall election is just two weeks away and will decide if Gov. Gavin Newsom gets to keep his job or get the boot. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how a majority democratic state is suddenly at risk of having a Republican governor. Plus, CNN’s Joe Johns sat down with the top GOP candidate vying for Newsom’s job. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:30

“It Was Time to End This War”

8/31/2021
President Joe Biden addressed the nation today to discuss the end of the 20-year war with Afghanistan. CNN Political Director David Chalian provides timely (and historical) context to Biden’s speech and what led to his decision to leave, but you’ll also hear from the President himself. The US war in Afghanistan may be over, but questions and consequences still remain… To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:50

Three Crises, One President...

8/30/2021
August ends tomorrow and this month has proven to be one of the most chaotic since President Joe Biden took office. CNN Political Director David Chalian analyzes three major crises the Biden administration is tackling–Tropical Storm Ida, the Afghanistan exit, and the pandemic. WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that a government is meant to tackle crises, but some Dems aren’t pleased with how Biden has handled some issues so far… To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:17

The Terror Attack Aftermath

8/27/2021
The Afghanistan withdrawal is in a whole new context now, after a terror attack Thursday killed 13 US service members and left hundreds injured. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down that context—you’ll hear where the mission stands, what the risks are, and how President Joe Biden is handling it all. Plus, the absurd calls for Biden’s resignation from some GOP lawmakers were classless. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:00

A Deadly Day in Afghanistan

8/26/2021
Terrorist explosions outside of Kabul’s airport on Thursday killed 12 US service members and injured multiple more, as hundreds remain in the country awaiting evacuations. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes details the latest developments since the explosion occurred. The circumstances have changed since President Biden announced the August 31 deadline... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:45

Six Days Until Biden Deadline

8/25/2021
There are now only six days left until President Biden’s deadline that U.S. troops must be out of Afghanistan–the Taliban is demanding this too. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the new information we have about evacuations, including how many Americans are still in the country and the progress of the mission. Plus, two congressmen took it upon themselves to visit Afghanistan to assess the crisis firsthand. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:06:43

Family Feud Over Infrastructure

8/24/2021
Democrats’ $3.5T budget resolution just passed through the House with the bipartisan infrastructure bill on deck–but it was no easy feat and there’s a long road ahead. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses how the division between Democrats nearly derailed this key part of Biden’s agenda from passing. This is just the beginning of legislative headaches for Speaker Nancy Pelosi… To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:10

Inflection Point in Biden’s Presidency

8/23/2021
Between the Covid crisis and the US’ chaotic exit from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has had a rough few weeks and the Democratic party is starting to get nervous. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the good news and the bad news that Biden has for Americans on both issues. Plus, new polling shows Biden’s got his work cut out for him... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:28