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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

President Biden’s Packed Week in Washington

12/2/2022
President Joe Biden welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron for an official state visit at the White House this week. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains the significance of Macron’s trip and key issues the two leaders addressed. Plus, Biden also signed a bill to avoid a rail strike and addressed the latest jobs report. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:22

Lawmakers Work Against the Clock

12/1/2022
While House Democrats race to wrap up investigations, Republicans reveal more of what could come when they take the House next month. CNN’s Melanie Zanona breaks down two committee investigations regarding former President Donald Trump’s tax returns and January 6. Plus, a bill meant to avert a devastating freight rail strike heads to President Joe Biden’s desk. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:05

House Moves on Rail Deal & New Leadership

11/30/2022
The House passed a key bill to avoid a rail strike today, but it still needs to pass in the Senate. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains the measure, on top of Democrats’ other priorities for the lame-duck session. Plus, House Democrats elected new leadership today, while GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy struggles to secure the votes for speaker. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:39

Final Countdown in GA Senate Runoff

11/29/2022
The Georgia Senate runoff is one week away from voters deciding if Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock will get another term, or if Republican Herchel Walker will make the Senate 50/50. CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down what both candidates and parties are doing for the race, and why its result matters. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:45

Congress’ Lame Duck Session is Jam-Packed

11/28/2022
Lawmakers are working to pass bills that would fund the government, codify same-sex and interracial marriage rights, and more in a matter of weeks. CNN’s Krista Bo explains what Congress aims to accomplish and what other political factors are at play in this lame duck session. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:40

Kevin McCarthy's Math Problem

11/23/2022
Republicans take control of the House in January, and GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to become the next speaker. CNN's Melanie Zanona explains why the math isn't working out so far, and how he's trying to change that. As he scrambles to lock down the votes for his speakership, McCarthy issued his strongest stance yet on the Biden administration's immigration policies and border security leadership, while the White House pushed back. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

Duration:00:06:30

Debate over Trump’s Special Master Continues

11/22/2022
The Justice Department faced off with Donald Trump’s lawyers today in a key hearing related to the Mar-a-Lago investigation. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains how the newly appointed special counsel is handling his position overseeing the case. Plus, Holmes explains other key investigations at the federal and state level involving the former president. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:19

Democrats’ Goals for Lame-Duck Session

11/21/2022
Democrats have a little over a month left before Republicans take control of the House. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains their priorities in the little time they have left, including passing same-sex marriage and protections for DACA recipients. Plus, President Joe Biden considers a 2024 run in the context of the midterms and Donald Trump’s campaign launch. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:22

House Republicans Prep Multiple Investigations

11/18/2022
Now that Republicans are projected to have the majority in the House, they are preparing investigations on multiple fronts. CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down these investigations and a related update from Attorney General Merrick Garland. Plus, what will House leadership look like in the new year? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:44

End of an Era: Pelosi Steps Down

11/17/2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers she will not run for reelection for Democratic leadership, but will remain a member of Congress. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the #2 and #3 House Democrats followed suit, paving the way for a new generation to take power. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy did not attend Pelosi’s farewell speech, but he has been celebrating the new Republican majority. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:57

GOP Dissects 2022 as Trump Runs for 2024

11/16/2022
After months of teasing it, former President Donald Trump throws his hat in the 2024 ring, amid his legal woes and his party’s poor performance in the midterms. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down Trump’s speech and the political reaction to it. Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fends off his first leadership challenge in 15 years. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:46

Republicans Point Fingers in Midterm Fallout

11/15/2022
While control of the House remains uncalled, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are debating on how to more forward from the lackluster election results. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains the challenges both Republican leaders in Congress face. Plus, former President Donald Trump is expected to move on from midterms with a special announcement tonight. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:15

Key Midterm Questions are Still Unanswered

11/14/2022
CNN projects Democrats will hold on to the Senate, while Republicans inch closer to winning the House majority. CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down why House Republicans are not on the same page about Kevin McCarthy’s speakership bid. Plus, the stakes of Georgia’s Senate runoff election are still high. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:31

Countdown for Control of Congress

11/11/2022
Days after Election Day, it’s still unclear which party will control the House and Senate, as votes are still being counted in key states. CNN Political Director David Chalian takes a close look at Arizona and Nevada, and explains why GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s speakership is potentially in jeopardy if Republicans do end up taking the House. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:46

Control of Congress Still Hangs in the Balance

11/10/2022
Votes are still being counted in key states that’ll determine which party controls Congress. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down where the vote counts stand in Arizona and Nevada, and how House Republicans are spending their time preparing for their potential control of the chamber. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:11:31

Key Midterm Races are Still Undecided

11/9/2022
Millions of Americans made their voices heard Tuesday, but control of the House and Senate still hangs in the balance as ballots in key states are still being counted. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how both parties fared last night and where race results are still outstanding. President Joe Biden kept with tradition and formally weighed in on the midterm elections, while House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is optimistic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

Duration:00:08:43

2022 Midterm Election Day Special

11/8/2022
The day has arrived – voters across the country are making their voices heard in federal, state, and local elections while the balance of power in Congress hangs in the balance. In this special edition of the podcast, CNN Political Director David Chalian talks to CNN reporters and correspondents in four key states – Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin. You’ll also hear from voters themselves about what issues matter most to them this midterm cycle. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:16:20

It’s the Final Day Before the Midterms

11/7/2022
On the eve of Election Day, Democrats and Republicans are making their final pitches to voters with control of Congress and governorships up for grabs. CNN Political Director David Chalian gives the political lay of the land for this midterm cycle. Plus, we’ll tell you about House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s plans if Republicans win control of the chamber and why the 2024 presidential election is playing into the midterms. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:09:42

Pack Your Patience for Election Night

11/4/2022
Next Tuesday is Election Day, where control of the Senate and House are at stake and the economy continues to be the issue at the forefront for voters. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why we might not know which party will win control on Tuesday night. As Democrats try to hold on to their majorities, they are hoping the strong jobs numbers can combat the pain of inflation for voters. Plus, former President Donald Trump hints at a big announcement. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:08:27

Both Parties Send in Superstars for Final Stretch

11/3/2022
As high-profile Democrats continue their campaign trail stops this week, former President Donald Trump kicks his midterm campaign efforts into high gear this week. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains which states party leaders are heading to, and what they’re focused on in these final days. Plus, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says Republicans’ midterm prospects are “exciting.” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:45