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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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Episodes

Cheney & Murkowski Fight for Political Survival

8/16/2022
Wyoming and Alaska are holding primary elections today where two incumbent Republicans critics of former President Donald Trump are running to keep their jobs – Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the stakes behind these races for the incumbents and the special election to watch in Alaska. Cheney is banking on support from outside the party to make up for lost GOP ground in the state, while Alaska’s unique primary rules...

Duration:00:09:52

Dems Celebrate Congressional Wins

8/15/2022
A new memo from the Biden administration shows Democrats will use popular wins in Congress as they stump ahead of the midterms. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the political messaging on both sides of the aisle – and how much it might move the dial for Democrats. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:11

The Unsealed Mar-a-Lago Warrant

8/12/2022
A judge has unsealed the documents related to the FBI's search at Mar-a-Lago per the Justice Department's request and Former President Donald Trump's approval. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what the warrant said the FBI took, and what federal crimes DOJ Trump is under investigation for. Some Republicans aligned with Trump have shifted their tone a bit on this case. But as more information comes out, will the politics shift too? To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:10:03

GOP Candidates in Many States Running on Lies

8/11/2022
As more general elections contests are solidifying, one trend is emerging – will voters follow former President Donald Trump and choose election deniers as leaders? CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down reporting of how many states have Republicans running down ballots that have expressed 2020 election doubt, and what that could mean for future elections. One primary to watch next week is in Wyoming, where Congresswoman Liz Cheney faces a tough reelection against a Trump-backed...

Duration:00:08:14

Trump's Long List of Legal Troubles

8/10/2022
A federal and state investigation into two separate matters involving former President Donald Trump escalated this week. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how they’ve caused Trump and the GOP to politically seize on investigators’ silence. Could we see a Trump 2024 announcement before the midterms? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:09

DOJ Makes a Politically Bold Move on Trump

8/9/2022
The FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago as part of its investigation into whether he mishandled presidential documents. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what we know – and don’t know – about the investigation so far, and how Republicans are reacting. In typical Trump fashion, the former president is trying to use the situation to his political advantage ahead of a potential 2024 run. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:09:17

The Largest Climate Bill Ever

8/8/2022
After months of back and forth, Democrats in the Senate finally passed a massive climate, health and tax bill. CNN’s Political Director David Chalian explained the steps it took to reach a deal and what initiatives made it into the final agreement. Will the legislative win be enough to give Democrats a boost before the midterm elections? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:56

Will Biden’s Back-to-Back Wins Give Him a Boost?

8/5/2022
President Joe Biden has scored some major wins this week on economic, domestic, and international fronts. CNN Political Director David Chalian ticks through each of them, including today's robust jobs numbers, the progress on Democrats' spending bill, and the successful drone strike that took out a terrorist leader. However, Americans are still suffering from high inflation, and Biden is suffering in the polls partly as a result. Will these wins make a difference in voters' eyes? To learn...

DOJ Closing in on Trump White House

8/4/2022
Democrats, and even some Republicans, have been critical of the Department of Justice's pace in its 2020 election criminal probe. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains recent moves from the DOJ that signal its investigation has reached former President Donald Trump inner circle at the White House. As Trump's former White House aides are subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, Attorney General Merrick Garland maintains no one is above the law. Plus, more information is coming about how...

Is There Midterm Momentum for Abortion Rights?

8/3/2022
Voters in Kansas have chosen to protect the right to abortion in the state – what does this mean for November’s midterm elections? CNN Political Director David Chalian dissects the results in Kansas last night, and breaks down what the Biden administration is doing in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This result in Kansas coincides with polling on the issue, but that hasn’t stopped other states from considering laws that restrict access to abortion. To learn...

What to Watch in Tonight’s Primaries

8/2/2022
It’s the first round of midterm primary elections today since the summer hiatus – voters in five states head to the polls. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down two themes to watch in key races tonight – democracy and abortion rights. Kansas will hold its first vote on abortion since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling. Arizona and Michigan have down ballot races where 2020 election deniers are running in GOP primaries. Plus, three out of the 11 Republican members of Congress...

Duration:00:09:54

GOP Slams Spending Bill, Stalls Burn Pits Bill

8/1/2022
The Senate's August recess is quickly approaching. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest on the climate, energy, and healthcare spending bill Democrats are trying to pass along party lines, as well as the progress on the stalled legislation that will help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Republicans are claiming the spending bill will make the economy worse, and want to vote on accounting amendments to advance the veterans' healthcare bill. To learn more about how...

Duration:00:08:39

Pelosi Asia Trip Escalates Tension with China

7/29/2022
The US and China have a complicated relationship and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible trip to Taiwan is the latest reason why. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why China is threatening to retaliate, and what President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart spoke about this week. Both Washington and Beijing are watching what is happening with Russia’s war in Ukraine very closely for different reasons. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:07:40

Manchin Agrees to Dems’ Economic Deal

7/28/2022
After a year of back and forth, Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal on an economic and climate spending bill. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what’s in the bill, how the President feels about it, and what unknowns remain for its passage. There’s one Democratic Senator who hasn’t made her stance clear on this deal yet. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:30

WH Downplays Recession Fears as People Feel it

7/27/2022
As Americans struggle with high inflation, the White House and the Federal Reserve is getting a better idea of how the economy is doing this week with a series of reports coming out. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why the Fed raised interest rates again and what that could mean about a possible recession. Regardless, Americans don’t feel too hot about the economy and even members of Biden’s own party don’t think he should run again in 2024. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:08:40

Donald Trump Returns to DC

7/26/2022
Former President Donald Trump makes his return to the nation’s capital for the first time since he left office where he focused on law-and-order policies. CNN Political Director David Chalian points out Trump’s speech came right after his former Vice President Mike Pence made his own speech. Both men are in the 2024 presidential political conversation – a new CNN poll has some new insight into how voters feel about their roles on January 6, 2021 and about the idea of Trump running again. To...

Duration:00:08:35

Trump & Pence Square Off Before 2024

7/25/2022
Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence are having dueling events as they both consider 2024 runs. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains their recent schedules and why they’re going to the same places, but not together. Pence is offering his vision for the party, while Trump continues to focus on 2020 election lies – a preview of what a primary between them could look like. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:20

A Guilty Verdict After Jan. 6th Hearing

7/22/2022
A federal jury found former Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the January 6 House select committee. CNN Politics Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza breaks down the verdict, last night’s committee hearing, and campaign events in Arizona. They all have one thing in common: former President Donald Trump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:29

Jan. 6 Panel to Focus on Trump’s 187 Minutes

7/21/2022
The January 6 House select committee holds another hearing tonight in primetime, which is expected to be about what former President Donald Trump did and didn’t do as the Capitol riot unfolded that day. CNN Politics Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza breaks down all the latest reporting on what to expect tonight, and what’s happening in a DC courtroom with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Plus, an update on where the Department of Justice’s January 6 criminal investigation stands. To learn...

Duration:00:06:53

Maryland Primaries: A Win for Election Deniers

7/20/2022
Maryland held primary elections yesterday where voters chose their Republican candidate for governor, while the votes are still being counted on the Democratic side. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the political strategy behind Democrats supporting the GOP candidate who is a 2020 election denier. Democrats think their play will pay off in the long run, but could it backfire? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:00