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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

Senate Democrats Finalize Covid Relief Bill

3/3/2021
Senate Democrats are racing against the clock to finalize their version of the Covid-19 relief bill. David Chalian breaks down where negotiations stand and the next step in the process. Plus, former Vice President Pence continues the GOP's war on voting, and Governor Cuomo breaks his silence and addresses the sexual allegations against him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:08

Voting Rights' Day in Court

3/2/2021
The Supreme Court is hearing a case that supporters of voting rights fear will lead the court's conservative majority to weaken a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that prohibits laws that result in racial discrimination. David Chalian discusses the ongoing battle for voting rights between Democrats and Republicans. Plus, new allegations surface against Governor Cuomo, and finally FBI Director Chris Wray appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about the January 6th...

Duration:00:07:17

Cuomo Under Pressure

3/1/2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing mounting pressure after another allegation of misconduct surfaces over the weekend. David Chalian explains what the looming investigation and losing the support of his party, could mean for the Governor. Plus, the roadblocks the Covid relief bill faces in the Senate this week, and how Donald Trump reminded everyone he is the leader of the Republican Party. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:05

Fact Checking President Biden’s First Month

2/26/2021
President Biden was more factual in his first month in office than his predecessor ever was, but that doesn't mean he's truthful one-hundred percent of the time. Today, CNN Reporter Daniel Dale fact checks the new president and explains how to spot Biden's inaccurate statements. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:29

Big Questions Remain before Covid Vote

2/25/2021
The first vote on Biden's Covid relief bill is tomorrow and there are big questions remaining for both parties. David Chalian explains what is at stake for Republicans and Democrats as key details get sorted out, plus the rift on Capitol Hill over the partisan makeup of the January 6th commission. And finally, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is having a very rough time. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:06

From the Hot Seat to Thin Ice

2/24/2021
After a contentious confirmation battle, President Biden's Office of Management and Budget nominee is now on very thin ice after her committee votes were delayed. David Chalian examines the political implications of potentially losing this confirmation battle, plus Kevin McCarthy and Liz Cheney have a moment that perfectly encapsulates the divide in the GOP. And finally, could the winter disaster in Texas help turn it blue? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:15

Preventing Another January 6th

2/23/2021
In the very building that was the site of the insurrection, law enforcement officials revealed the chain of failures that lead to the deadly day. David Chalian unpacks what we learned from the first of many hearings into the Jan 6th insurrection. Plus, he explains implications for the Biden administration of the contentious Senate hearings for two of the President's cabinet nominees and the preliminary hearing on the minimum wage also held on the Hill today. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:08:35

Trump's Very Bad Day in Court

2/22/2021
As Former President Trump prepares to reengage with the public, the Supreme Court hands him two big losses. David Chalian explains the implications of those major court decisions, plus how some of Biden's cabinet nominations are facing smooth sailing while others are in hot water as they face a divided senate. And finally, America passes the tragic half million mark of coronavirus victims. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:52

Inside Biden’s Covid Relief Bill

2/19/2021
With an estimated 11.4 million workers set to lose their unemployment benefits in March, Democrats hope to vote on Biden’s stimulus package as soon as next week. In today’s episode, CNN Capitol Hill Reporter Daniella Diaz unpacks what’s in the plan, breaks down the sticking points that need to be worked out, and explains what will happen next. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:19

Biden Unveils Sweeping Immigration Bill

2/18/2021
Today President Biden announced a sweeping immigration bill that he’s hoping will modernize the American immigration system. David Chalian explains what's in the bill and the uphill battle it faces in Congress. Plus, the latest from the ongoing civil war over the future of the GOP, and as Texans continue freezing without power... Senator Ted Cruz flies to Cancun. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:37

The Moderate-in-Chief

2/17/2021
During last night's CNN Town Hall, President Biden both laid out his Covid timeline and pushed back on some progressive policy priorities. David Chalian explains what Biden's showcase of his moderate credentials means for his future policy fights. Plus, what former President Trump's McConnell attacks mean for the GOP, and as millions of Texans struggle with cold-weather and power outages, Governor Greg Abbott is playing politics. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:07:45

Biden Takes the Stage

2/16/2021
President Biden heads to Milwaukee tonight to face voters in person for the first time since being elected at a CNN town hall. David Chalian explains how Biden will make the case for Covid relief tonight and explains the most significant sticking point for the relief proposal among Democrats. Plus, McConnell's efforts to move on from Trump are hitting some serious roadblocks. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:04

Now the Biden Presidency Really Begins

2/15/2021
Now that former President Trump's impeachment trial is over, Biden's agenda is taking center stage and first up is delivering on his Covid relief package. David Chalian breaks down where stimulus negotiations stand and how the GOP is responding to its members who broke with Trump. Plus, it's looking more and more like there will be a Trump on the ballot in 2022. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:41

Republicans Acquit Trump Again

2/14/2021
The Senate voted to acquit Former President Trump of insurrection charges in his second impeachment trial. David Chalian breaks down how the final day unfolded and what the verdict means for America. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:11:16

Trump's Brief Defense

2/12/2021
In less than a quarter of their allotted time, Former President Trump’s defense lawyers presented their brief case to the Senate, pushing a lot of whataboutism and playing out of context clips of Democrats. David Chalian breaks down their arguments and lays out how the trial is expected to wrap up soon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:09

The Democrats Rest Their Case

2/11/2021
And with that, the prosecution rests. David Chalian explains everything you need to know after day three of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, where House Managers used their last day of arguments to try to directly link Trump to the January 6th violence and prove that he is still a clear and present danger. Tomorrow President Trump's lawyers begin their case as we learn the former President may realize his "stop the steal" messaging doesn't exactly make him seem innocent. To learn more about...

Duration:00:07:34

A Haunting Impeachment Case

2/10/2021
On day two of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, David Chalian discusses the chilling new material House Managers introduced as they laid out their case that Trump’s words and tweets leading up to January 6th can be seen as the direct cause of the insurrection. And finally, Chalian reflects on how this trial may be cathartic for many watching… and a necessary step for the country to heal. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:26

An Emotional First Day

2/9/2021
David Chalian breaks down day one of former president Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, where the constitutionality of trying an ex-president was up for debate. We saw some convincing arguments and moving speeches on the Senate floor today... and some bizarre, incoherent speeches as well. Overall, it was an emotional day at the Capitol as lawmakers were forced to relive the violent events that took place on January 6th. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:06:39

Ready or Not... Impeachment Is Here

2/8/2021
Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial begins tomorrow, and David Chalian tells you what to expect as last-minute details get finalized. Plus, when it comes to passing a pandemic relief package, President Biden’s challenge isn’t only the GOP… a divide is growing within the Democratic Party. And finally, Congresswoman Liz Cheney stands her ground after being censured by the Wyoming Republican party over the weekend. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:46

Previewing Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial

2/5/2021
With former President Trump's second impeachment trial beginning next week, David Chalian previews the unprecedented moments ahead. He explains the process, tells you the key players to watch for, and lays out what the result could mean for the country. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:57