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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

Does the GOP Trump Resistance Stand a Chance?

1/27/2022
Many anti-Trump Republicans are expected to attend a fundraiser for GOP Rep. Liz Cheney in March. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why this group may be part of the resistance, but they’re very much outnumbered. It’s Donald Trump’s party and they’re just part of it, whether they like it or not. Plus, the two major Republican leaders in office approach Trump’s unshakeable control over the party very differently. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:13

Justice Breyer to Retire from Supreme Court

1/26/2022
Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire from the Supreme Court, allowing Biden the opportunity to appoint a new liberal justice. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how President Biden’s first nomination to the court will likely play out and why Democrats are under pressure to act fast. Plus, Cillizza dives into Breyer’s time on the court and highlights some notable moments from his career. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:12

Biden Caught on Hot Mic

1/25/2022
President Joe Biden had some choice words for a Fox News reporter yesterday... and didn’t realize he was speaking into a hot mic. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains the context behind this incident and why it made headlines. Biden apologized to the reporter soon after–something former President Donald Trump almost never did. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:55

Is Sinema in Political Trouble?

1/24/2022
Over the weekend, the Arizona Democratic Party censured one of its own – Senator Kyrsten Sinema. On today’s CNN Political Briefing, The Point’s Chris Cillizza explains what this means and what it says about where Sinema stands with her own party. Many Democrats believe Sinema could be in trouble when seeking reelection... but Cillizza thinks it’s far too early to write her political obituary. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:33

Trump Docs Turned Over to Jan. 6 Committee

1/21/2022
Thanks to the Supreme Court, the House select committee investigating January 6th has all the legal documents former President Donald Trump tried to block. CNN Legal Analyst Joan Biskupic explains why the high court’s decision is clear in one way, but not another–how does executive privilege apply to a former president? Plus, the committee wants to talk to Ivanka Trump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:46

Gut Check on Biden’s First Year

1/20/2022
President Joe Biden was inaugurated exactly a year ago today. Biden admitted yesterday it’s been a challenging year, but one with “enormous progress” too. Do Americans agree? Do Democrats? We know how Republicans feel... CNN Congressional Reporter Daniella Diaz breaks down key challenges Biden’s faced this year: Covid-19, his domestic agenda, the economy, foreign affairs and more. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:20

Senate Showdown Over Voting Rights

1/19/2022
Senate Democrats are trying to pass legislation today on a big priority for the party: voting rights. However, Republicans are expected to block it, once again. CNN Congressional Reporter Daniella Diaz breaks down the debates today from both sides of the aisle over the legislation and the filibuster. Plus, President Joe Biden says the vote will show the American people who is with them and who is against them. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:02

Youngkin’s Mask Ban Faces Pushback

1/18/2022
On his very first day in office, Virginia’s new Governor Glenn Youngkin got rid of the state’s mask requirement in schools. CNN Capitol Hill reporter Daniella Diaz explains what was behind Youngkin’s decision and the immediate pushback that followed. Plus, will Youngkin’s focus on education become the model for other Republican campaigns in the 2022 midterms? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:56

“History Will Be Watching What Happens”

1/17/2022
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day–his family, the President, and the Vice President spent the day celebrating his legacy and pushing for Congress to pass voter and election reform legislation. CNN Congressional Reporter Daniella Diaz shares why this effort will likely be unsuccessful in the Senate. Plus, you’ll hear polling CNN’s Harry Enten gathered on how Americans’ views of Dr. King changed through history. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:07

SCOTUS Allows One Mandate, Blocks Another

1/14/2022
Another Covid-related blow to President Joe Biden–the Supreme Court blocked his vaccine and testing requirement aimed at large businesses. CNN Legal Analyst Joan Biskupic explains why the conservative majority thought the rule was an overreach and why the liberal justices dissented. However, there was another vaccine mandate the Court did allow to go into effect... To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:54

McCarthy Won’t Cooperate with Jan. 6 Probe

1/13/2022
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is now the third Republican lawmaker the select committee wants to talk to about January 6th. CNN Congressional Correspondent Ryan Nobles explains why the committee wants to hear from him and why his unwillingness to cooperate today doesn’t match up with what he said about cooperating last year. Will committee members subpoena their three colleagues? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:47

Is Trump’s Influence on GOP Waning?

1/12/2022
Should Republicans follow the Senate Minority Leader’s lead or former President Donald Trump’s? CNN’s GOP Reporter Gabby Orr explains why that answer isn’t as clear as it used to be lately. Trump keeps harping on the 2020 election results, while some Senate Republicans would rather move on. However, the grip Trump has on the House GOP remains tight. Plus, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked to voluntarily cooperate with the select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection....

Duration:00:07:00

All Eyes on Voting Rights

1/11/2022
The clock is ticking for Democrats to pass federal voting rights bills–President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris went to Georgia to underscore the importance of the issue. CNN Congressional Correspondent Ryan Nobles breaks down the speeches today and the growing criticism of Biden and Democrats... not just from the usual suspects, but from voting rights advocates too. Will the Senate go nuclear? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:29

Jan. 6th Civil Lawsuits: Liable or Not?

1/10/2022
Can former President Donald Trump and his allies be liable for the Capitol insurrection? CNN Congressional Correspondent Ryan Nobles breaks down the civil lawsuits before the D.C. District court today that could answer that question. You’ll also hear the latest on the House select committee’s investigation into January 6th. Plus, a GOP Senator came out and admitted the 2020 election wasn’t stolen. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:49

US Covid Strategy Shifting

1/7/2022
The idea that the pandemic might never end has been a joke since March 2020, but now that joke seems to be a reality. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the White House is pivoting strategies from trying to eradicate Covid to learning to live with it. The CDC’s job is to communicate this fast-changing science and guidance, which hasn’t been easy for the agency or clear to Americans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:39

One Year Later: Dems Remember Jan. 6th

1/6/2022
January 6th, 2021 is “a day that is going to live on forever in American history.” That’s what CNN Political Director David Chalian said on this podcast last year. On the first anniversary, there’s no doubt those words ring true. You’ll hear Chalian break down what happened in D.C. today–Democrats looked back on their experiences during the insurrection. Plus, Biden gave a passionate speech where he held the former president accountable for his actions that day. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:11:10

Jan. 6th Committee Targets More Trump Allies

1/5/2022
The one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection is tomorrow, and the select committee investigating the events from that day says it wants to talk to more key Conservatives. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the committee’s motivations and looks ahead at how D.C. is preparing for tomorrow. President Joe Biden is expected to call his predecessor out for the role he played, while the GOP will mostly lay low. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:07:34

Dems Might Go Nuclear For Voting Rights

1/4/2022
Senate Democrats are trying to pass voting rights legislation without Republicans by changing the filibuster rules. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the roadblocks ahead for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to do so. Plus, is there an opportunity for election reform that Democrats and Republicans could both get behind? You'll hear an idea published in the New York Times from a conservative thought leader. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:15

New Details on What Happened Jan. 6th

1/3/2022
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection on January 6th. The House committee investigating the attack says it has firsthand knowledge from multiple sources about the former President’s actions on that day. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains what we know so far about those firsthand accounts. Plus, some new polling suggests the number of people who think the violence that occurred that day was justified is growing... To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:08:20

Key Elections to Watch in 2022

12/31/2021
2022 starts tomorrow, and so does the start of an election year. In a special episode, CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the political climate of the midterm elections and key races to watch. As Republicans try to take control of the House and the Senate, Democrats will try to hold on to their razor-thin majority. Plus, this election year will test President Joe Biden’s approval among voters and former President Donald Trump’s control over Republicans. To learn more about how...

Duration:00:14:14