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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

Make-or-Break to “Build Back Better”

9/23/2021
It’s full speed ahead for President Biden and Democrats, as they juggle multiple priorities at once. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest on where negotiations stand on passing the $3.5T budget resolution bill as deadlines to pass that and the bipartisan bill are quickly approaching. Plus, the House Speaker reassured Americans that the government will be funded by September 30th... with or without Republicans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

Duration:00:07:11

The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

9/22/2021
The Biden administration is dealing with the surge of migrants at the border seeking asylum and the horrifying treatment from Border Patrol agents. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses why both Republicans and Democrats are critical of how the administration has handled things so far. A Trump-era law still in place forces DHS to turn people away in Del Rio, Texas. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:03

Drama Over Debt & Deadlines

9/21/2021
It’s a classic political battle between Republicans and Democrats on the Hill today, as the deadline to fund the government is looming. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the drama surrounding the must-pass spending bill… and why a government shutdown might be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must tackle all this as her date to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the House is quickly approaching. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:09

Biden’s Blowbacks at Home & Abroad

9/20/2021
Everyone knows being the President of the United States is probably the hardest job in the world, but this week that fact is pretty evident… CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down all the problems President Biden has to tackle both on the domestic and international fronts. Plus, you’ll hear a preview of what Biden’s expected to say before the UN tomorrow. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:15

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