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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

Biden Admin Sued for Student Debt Relief Plan

9/29/2022
The Biden administration is being sued for its plan to forgive a certain amount of federal student loan debt for those who qualify. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the Biden administration is prepping for the relief process, and the political implications behind it. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Senate Moves on Electoral Count Act Reform

9/28/2022
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on board with a Senate bill that would make it harder to overturn a certified presidential election. The legislation comes in response to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 results. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the bill, and how it differs from a House version of the legislation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Congress Moves Closer to Funding Bill After Manchin Hiccup

9/27/2022
A possible government shutdown is hanging over Congress once again. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how a proposal from Senator Joe Manchin almost held up the bill. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:05

New Revelations Ahead of Jan 6. Hearing

9/26/2022
The January 6th House Select Committee returns this week with another public hearing, but it will likely be the last one. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains some recent developments ahead of the hearing, including revealing text messages and a mysterious phone call. Plus, Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney made some direct comments about the former president over the weekend. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:35

Trump’s Secret Court Battle in DOJ Probe

9/23/2022
Sources say that former President Donald Trump's attorneys are waging a secret court battle related to the Justice Department’s investigation into January 6th. They’re trying to prevent a grand jury from gathering information from Trump’s inner circle. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains what we know and what we don’t know. Plus, what does this mean for Trump’s shot at a 2024 presidential run? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:32

House Passes Bill to Protect Elections

9/22/2022
The House has passed a bill to update the Electoral Count Act of 1887 in response to the January 6th insurrection. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the legislation and why it may have some trouble passing in the Senate. Plus, hear why most Republicans were not on board. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:54

NY AG Sues Trump for Years of Fraud

9/21/2022
New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump organization. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the suit, including the AG’s claims that Trump inflated his net worth by billions to make himself richer. Trump has denied all wrongdoing and continues to accuse James of having a political agenda. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:15

GOP Defends, Dems Condemn Migrant Stunts

9/20/2022
Republican governors continue to send migrants to liberal leaning localities to make a political statement on immigration. CNN’s Political Director David Chalian explains how new data from the border fits into this, and what the Biden administration is saying in response. Plus, hear how Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle addressed the issue today. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:59

The Venus & Mars Midterm Campaigns

9/19/2022
Democrats and Republicans are running two different midterm election campaigns and it's unclear which one will resonate with voters more come November. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the divided moment, and why 2024 is already part of the political conversation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:46

Recession Fears Shape Midterm Season

9/16/2022
A slew of shaky economic news this week highlights how difficult it could be for President Joe Biden and Democrats to navigate ahead of November’s elections. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the recent inflation data and how both parties are reacting. Republicans think the economy is a winning message for them. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Migrants Caught in a Political Crossfire

9/15/2022
The Republican governor of Texas continued his months-long strategy today of bussing migrants to Washington, DC... this time, to the front of the Vice President’s residence. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also sent two planes to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts yesterday. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the political calculus behind these moves and reminds us of the human aspect of this situation. You’ll hear reactions from local volunteers assisting migrants on the ground and...

Duration:00:09:58

GOP Divide on Display over Abortion Midterm Message

9/14/2022
Expect abortion to be an issue front-and-center in this year’s midterms – GOP Senator Lindsay Graham vows his 15-week abortion ban bill will be voted on if Republicans win control of both chambers in November. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down why Republicans are not on the same page with how to message their stance on the issue, and how Democrats are already seizing on that divide. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:39

Final Primary Day of 2022

9/13/2022
The midterm primary season ends today, as voters in Delaware, Rhode Island and New Hampshire head to the polls. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the marquee race to watch – the GOP Senate primary in New Hampshire. Plus, two former Trump administration officials are going head-to-head for a congressional seat in the state, but they’re running two types of campaigns. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:28

Biden’s ‘Cancer Moonshot’ & Midterm Messaging

9/12/2022
With midterms fast approaching, President Joe Biden is filling his schedule up with more events to tout accomplishments, and doubling down on his ambitious goal to fight cancer. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down his appearances in Boston today, where he gave his ‘Cancer Moonshot’ speech and celebrated progress made on infrastructure projects. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:38

Early Voting Begins as Midterms Heat up

9/9/2022
The midterm elections are less than two months away – and some people can already start voting in one state, while some remaining primary contests take place next week. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest in the races to watch, from New Hampshire’s GOP Senate primary next week, to the Senate race in Ohio. Plus, President Joe Biden and his predecessor are making their marks on the midterms with speeches and endorsements. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:08:37

The Queen’s Legacy with US Presidents

9/8/2022
Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96. As the longest-serving British monarch ever, she has seen numerous world leaders come and go. CNN Political Director David Chalian takes a look back at her relationships with some of the 14 US Presidents who have served during her reign. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:11:14

Michelle Obama Says "Traditions Like This Matter"

9/7/2022
A modern tradition returned today, as the Bidens welcomed the Obamas to the White House for the unveiling of the former President and First Lady’s official portraits. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares what themes were present in the speeches today. Michelle Obama cited the importance of the peaceful transfer of power, while her husband and President Biden also reflected on their accomplishments. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:56

Congress’s Fall To-Do List

9/6/2022
The Senate returned to Capitol Hill today after the August recess, and they have a lengthy to-do list ahead of them – including preventing a government shutdown. Leaders on both sides are juggling the summer’s political shakeups ahead of November’s midterm elections. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what Congress and the Biden administration are planning this fall. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:52

Biden Warns Against GOP “Extremism”

9/2/2022
President Joe Biden warned against extremism in the Republican party during a dramatic speech last night. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump teased pardons for Capitol insurrectionists on a radio show. CNN Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza breaks down what both leaders said, and how both sides are trying to rally their base ahead of the midterm elections. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:38

Alaska’s Long-Held GOP Seat Flips Blue

9/1/2022
The Alaska Division of Elections reports Democrat Mary Peltola will fill Alaska’s House seat for the rest of the year, meaning Republican Sarah Palin won't make a political comeback just yet. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the factors involved in this race and what it could mean for November’s race. Democrats are seeing success in special elections, and one poll suggests midterm voters are motivated more by abortion rights lately than inflation. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:08:43