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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

CNN Town Hall: Biden Talks Nitty Gritties

10/22/2021
In a CNN Town Hall last night, President Biden actually spoke candidly about some key issues in Washington right now. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down Biden’s updates and insight on what’s in and what’s out of his social spending bill, including where the two Senators holding it up stand. Plus, Biden offered a new perspective on the future of the filibuster. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:36

Trump Ally Held in Criminal Contempt

10/21/2021
Breaking news: the House just voted to approve the January 6th committee’s recommendation to hold Steve Bannon for criminal contempt of Congress. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the Attorney General, who testified before another House committee today, is faced with a tough decision. Plus, the former president is doing all he can to keep his records away from the committee. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:19

Homestretch for Biden's Big Bill

10/20/2021
President Biden is making clear this week what he wants included in the social spending bill. Now it’s up to Democrats to get on the same page by the end of the week. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains what’s likely to be in the final package and what might not make the cut. Will Progressives and Moderates actually be able to strike a deal that everyone would support? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:32

VA Gov. Campaign Ads Heat Up

10/19/2021
Two weeks away from Election Day in Virginia and the race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin is heating up. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down both campaigns’ strategies. The ads being released in the final days of the race tell an interesting story -- Youngkin is trying to entice frustrated Democrats in the state, while McAuliffe is trying to tie Youngkin to former President Donald Trump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:07:22

Colin Powell: The Soldier & Statesman

10/18/2021
Colin Powell, the first Black man to hold many key positions in Washington, has died from Covid-19 complications. CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on how Powell–a longtime Republican–often put his country over party. From why he decided not to run for president in the ‘90s to why he endorsed every Democrat since Barack Obama in 2008, you’ll hear from Powell himself speaking on major political moments throughout his decades-long career. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:08:52

Commission is Split on SCOTUS

10/15/2021
Many have questions and qualms with how the Supreme Court operates. President Joe Biden put together a commission of diverse experts to tackle these tough issues, like court-packing, term limits, etc. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes shares the highlights from the commission’s draft report and why it’s findings so far are frustrating to some... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:26

It’s “Not the Time to Let Up” on Covid

10/14/2021
President Joe Biden updated the American people on the progress made so far on the pandemic and the work that still needs to be done. CNN Political Director David Chalian makes the point that Covid has been a dominant political issue for over a year. Will Covid help or hurt Dems in two gubernatorial races coming up? It certainly helped another Democratic governor this year… To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:49

CNN Poll: Dems Want To Go Big

10/13/2021
A new CNN poll dropped today that revealed some fascinating revelations. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks them down from President Joe Biden’s approval numbers to Americans’ thoughts on how Congress should move forward with the social spending bill. A large majority of Americans actually want to see lawmakers go big with the bill, and that’s not even the most striking stat. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:14

Difficult Decisions Ahead for Dems

10/12/2021
With patience running thin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus some “difficult decisions” need to be made to pass President Joe Biden's ambitious legislative agenda. CNN Political Director David Chalian details the difficulties Dems face when considering the price and scope for the social spending bill. Should the bill feature more funding for policies geared towards the younger or older generation? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:04

Close Race in VA is Telling for 2022

10/11/2021
All eyes are on Virginia as a gubernatorial race is heating up between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why this race could provide key insight on how the midterm elections will go next year. President Biden won the state by 10 points in 2020, but that doesn't mean a win is a sure thing for McAuliffe. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:55

Jobs Down, Gas Prices Up & Dems are Stuck

10/8/2021
Like most days in office, President Biden is facing multiple political challenges at once. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how today’s disappointing jobs report and the spike in gas prices all contribute to an upside down approval rating for the President. Plus, Democrats seem to be at a crossroads for how to move forward with Biden’s two big bills that would advance his economic agenda. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:29

New Firsthand Accounts of Trump’s Big Lie

10/7/2021
New, behind-the-scenes details have come to light about how former President Donald Trump and his allies attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election days before January 6th. CNN Political Director David Chalian digs into some of the troubling toplines from the Senate Judiciary Committee report released today. Plus, court documents show Trump allies admitted on the record they did little to vet their public, false claims of election fraud. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:07:20

Debt Deal in the Works

10/6/2021
UPDATE: After weeks of gridlock, some Senate Democrats have signaled they'll accept a proposal from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to increase the debt limit in the short term. But the leaders are still hashing out details. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how Democrats have been strategizing leading up to this breaking news. Republicans have been stubborn in their positions not to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling, until today… To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:08:22

“The Way We Handled Covid was Tragic”

10/5/2021
Donald Trump’s ex-press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, recently published a book illustrating her experience working for the former President. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down the details and the story behind Grisham’s resignation after the January 6th insurrection. You’ll also hear from Grisham directly, addressing some key topics like Covid and the state of democracy. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:14

America’s Debt has Come Down to Politics

10/4/2021
The clock is ticking for Congress to raise or suspend the debt limit. Otherwise, the US will default on its debt for the first time in history. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the impact this would have on the country and the political factors at play. President Joe Biden blamed Republicans for being reckless and causing the debt ceiling standoff. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:44

"Build Back Better" on the Brink

10/1/2021
President Joe Biden made his way to Capitol Hill today after neither the $1.2T infrastructure bill, nor the social spending budget bill, passed yesterday. Let the deal-making commence... CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how members of the party in power have been approaching these negotiations. Can Biden bring his agenda back from the brink? What items, if any, would be cut from the “Build Back Better” bill to get every Democrat on board? To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:07:24

Bipartisan Bill or Bust?

9/30/2021
Today is the day a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill is supposed to take place in the House. CNN Political Director David Chalian gives the latest on where things stand. It’s possible the votes aren’t there to pass it, after Progressives heard Sen. Joe Manchin’s top-line number on the social and climate reconciliation bill. The Senate Majority Leader & the President have known what that number's been for a while now... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:06:44

T-minus 24 Hours…

9/29/2021
What seems to be certain in Washington today is that lawmakers are addressing funding the government and raising the debt ceiling. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what isn’t so certain–where Democrats stand on passing President Biden’s Build Back Better legislative agenda. You’ll hear mostly from lawmakers today on where things stand on those bills… To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:28

Pelosi Pressures the Progressives

9/28/2021
It’s back to the drawing board for Democrats as they try to find a way forward on four major fronts this week. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks them all down -- from the impending government shutdown to the two infrastructure bills. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did a total 180 in just 24 hours that the Senate Majority Leader wasn’t even clued in on... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:59

It’s Do-or-Die for Dems This Week

9/27/2021
President Biden might say he’s an optimist, but this week is likely to test that. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down why the future of Biden’s economic agenda remains uncertain... as Democrats are yet to reach an agreement on two key bills that are dependent on each other’s passing. At the same time, Congress must pass a bill to fund the government or a shutdown is imminent. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:54