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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

SCOTUS Hears Landmark Abortion Case

12/1/2021
50 years' worth of fierce pro-life & pro-choice debate made its way to the Supreme Court today as justices heard a Mississippi case that could end Roe v. Wade. CNN Political Director David Chalian recaps the highlights from the oral arguments and explains where the judges might stand on abortion rights. You’ll even hear some of the justices themselves. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:40

December Laundry List for Lawmakers

11/30/2021
Lawmakers have a long to-do list before they can head home for the holidays. CNN Political Director David Chalian summarizes the priorities for the month ahead on Capitol Hill and the obstacles that may arise. From passing Build Back Better to funding the government before Friday’s deadline, Congress’ December sprint is ambitious to say the least. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:30

Biden’s Covid Conundrum

11/29/2021
President Joe Biden says the new Omicron coronavirus variant is “a cause for concern, not a cause for panic,” as the US braces for cases. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the political reality Biden is facing brought about by the potential threat of Omicron. Will the way Biden handles it be a factor in upcoming elections... or are Americans too Covid-fatigued to care? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:15

Abortion Rights: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

11/24/2021
Should Roe v. Wade be overruled? Do states have the right to outlaw most abortions? To pack or not to pack the court? These are all questions the justices and legal experts are facing. CNN Legal Analyst Joan Biskupic details the two state laws that are forcing the court to address abortion yet again. The court’s decisions on these cases will certainty drive voters to the polls in 2022 and beyond, one way or the other. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:12:11

Biden Tackles Inflation Pre-Turkey Day

11/23/2021
Americans won’t just be discussing how their Thanksgiving meals taste–they’ll also likely discuss how much it cost to make it... CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why President Biden spoke on the economy and inflation today before the holiday. Plus, you’ll hear what the White House plans to do to address the high gas prices. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:19

Powell Tapped for Second Term at Fed

11/22/2021
President Joe Biden chose continuity above all else by nominating Jerome Powell to stay as the Chair of the Federal Reserve. CNN Political Director explains the economic and political calculus behind Biden’s decision. Despite the bipartisan support for Powell’s nomination on Capitol Hill, some progressives aren’t happy with it. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:59

Biden’s Build Back Better Passes House

11/19/2021
Some thought the day may never come, but the House finally passed President Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bill this morning. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the reactions from both excited Democrats and bitter Republicans. Democrats may be taking a victory lap now, but it’s going to take some time before Biden’s able to sign it into law... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:54

Cheney’s Minority Views in the GOP

11/18/2021
WY Rep. Liz Cheney was one of only two House Republicans that voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why Cheney’s position in the GOP is a lonely place to be–both on Capitol Hill and back at home. Does an anti-Trump Republican like Cheney stand a chance in 2022... or 2024? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:18

House Censures Gosar for Violent Video

11/17/2021
The House voted to censure Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar today after he tweeted a violent anime video that depicted the killing of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what this incident says about the state of politics today. You’ll hear from lawmakers directly debating the resolution on the House floor, including Gosar himself. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:18

Biden’s Infrastructure Sales Pitch

11/16/2021
Now that the bipartisan infrastructure bill is officially law, President Joe Biden and his administration are traveling around the country to sell its benefits to the American people. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why these trips are important for Biden politically, especially with the ongoing social spending bill negotiations. First stop: New Hampshire. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:13

“We’re Taking Down the Biden Regime”

11/15/2021
After defying subpoenas from the House January 6th committee, Steve Bannon had some choice words for his supporters before he turned himself in this morning. By this afternoon, he was out of custody pending trial on criminal contempt charges, vowing to “go on offense.” CNN Congressional Correspondent Ryan Nobles explains the charges and what the committee could do next. Could this be the first of many indictments? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:11

Trump Ally Indicted as Another Obstructs

11/12/2021
A federal grand jury has indicted former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress after he defied a congressional subpoena issued by the House January 6th committee. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what this might mean for Trump's former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Plus, a new recording from ABC This Week shows where Trump’s head was at just months after the insurrection. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:07:38

Biden Admin Misread Inflation

11/11/2021
The economy is trending upwards in some respects, but Americans are feeling the squeeze of higher prices and think otherwise. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the White House dropped the ball on inflation. Biden maintains his policies are just the prescriptions needed to alleviate this inflationary pressure, but will his legislation provide relief soon enough for many frustrated Americans? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:13

Trump Suffers Legal Blow in Jan. 6th Case

11/10/2021
A judge ruled former President Donald Trump cannot assert executive privilege to withhold documents from the House select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains what the committee’s latest moves have been and how Trump plans to respond. Plus, some Republicans are trying to move forward, while others believe those responsible should be held accountable. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:34

GOP Extremism Overshadows Bipartisanship

11/9/2021
Last week, 13 House Republicans voted with almost all the Democrats to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Unfortunately, that bipartisanship isn’t celebrated by everyone in the GOP. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains what a disturbing voicemail left for a Michigan congressman and a violent video posted by an Arizona congressman reveals about the GOP. Warning: some of what you hear may be disturbing. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:03

CNN Poll: Biden’s Numbers Plummet

11/8/2021
With the midterm elections exactly one year away, a new CNN poll released today shows President Joe Biden is not in good standing with the American people. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how Americans think Biden is handling their top-of-mind issues. What does this mean for Democrats in 2022? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:00

Jobs Report Brings Good News for Biden

11/5/2021
President Joe Biden wanted the American people to know that October’s increase in jobs did not happen by chance. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how Biden took credit for the nation’s economic recovery today and connected it to his own policies. Plus, the President made another pitch for his two big bills that have struggled to pass through the House. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:19

Does Pelosi Finally Have the Votes?

11/4/2021
Here we go again... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House could vote on the Build Back Better act as early as tonight, and the bipartisan infrastructure bill tomorrow. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains where the reconciliation bill stands today and why Democrats are eager to deliver on their promises. Meanwhile, Republicans continue to stay unanimously opposed to the bill and have virtually nothing to do with it. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:06:44

GOP’s Big Wins & Dems are Nervous

11/3/2021
The first big election night since 2020 ended with some key victories for Republicans, including the governor’s race in Virginia. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains where Democrats went wrong and what both parties can learn from the election results. Meanwhile, the gubernatorial race in New Jersey is dangerously close for Democrats who thought they had it in the bag. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:50

What to Watch on Election Day

11/2/2021
People are voting all over the country today in races where the results could signal what 2022 could be like, especially with the governor’s race in VA. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how the gubernatorial candidates there spent their final days on the campaign trail. Voters will also decide on some other historic elections today... from replacing the Minneapolis police department to a socialist candidate for mayor. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

Duration:00:06:48