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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.
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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.




Thursday, December 13, 2018: Trump Says Cohen Prosecutors are Trying to "Embarrass" Him

Breaking news: an alleged Russian spy pleading guilty in court. Maria Butina told a judge this morning that she conspired to act as an illegal foreign agent. Plus, President Trump responds to his former attorney Michael Cohen's sentencing, telling Fox News that prosecutors are trying to embarrass him. And GOP leaders in Congress voice optimism they can avoid a partial government shutdown. But, they also concede they still don't see a path to compromise on the president's demand for big...


Wednesday December 12, 2018: Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Sentenced

Breaking News: President Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen says he "takes full responsibility" for his actions before a judge sentences him to three years in prison. He's ordered to report to prison March 6, 2019, and must also pay $1.39 million restitution. His crimes included making hush money payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Donald Trump. Prosecutors say Cohen "acted in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump in executing the payments....


Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Trump, Schumer & Pelosi Clash in Extraordinary White House Meeting

The President meets with Democratic leaders for the first time since the midterms, in hopes of cutting a deal to avoid a partial government shutdown. Things get heated. We go inside the tense oval office meeting. Today's panel: CNN's Abby Phillips, Olivier Knox with Sirius XM, Tamara Keith with NPR, and The New York Times' Carl Hulse. Also on the program: CNN's Jeff Zeleny and Phil Mattingly. via Knit


Monday, December 10, 2018: Trump Continues Search for New Chief of Staff

The President lashes out at the Special Counsel and at Democrats -- as court filings accuse him of felony campaign finance violations and make clear his family business is under the microscope. Plus, Help Wanted: The President needs a new chief of staff. But the top candidate says no thanks, and others said to be on the short list send signals they're not interested. And maybe you have never heard of John Hickenlooper. But the Colorado Governor thinks the Democrats need a Washington outsider...


Sunday, December 9, 2018: President Trump's Deepening Legal Peril

New court filings accuse the president of breaking campaign laws and cast a harsh light on both his White House and campaign teams. Plus, the president picks a new attorney general, and now has to pick a new chief of staff. And headaches on Wall Street and Capitol Hill - the markets don't like trade tweets, and Republicans are demanding the president stop coddling Saudi Arabia. Today's panel: Politico's Eliana Johnson, Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post, and CNN's Jeff Zeleny and Manu...


Friday, December 7, 2018: Bob Mueller's Team Spoke with John Kelly

CNN has learned that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has been interviewed by the special counsel Robert Mueller's team, the latest high-ranking White House official to provide information to the investigation. But Kelly's own future at the White House is in doubt, as sources tell CNN he and the president aren't on speaking terms. Reporting on today's show from CNN's Evan Perez, Pamela Brown, Kaitlan Collins, MJ Lee, and Christine Romans. Plus, analysis from Julie Pace with the...


Tuesday, December 4, 2018: New Investigation Details Expected with Mueller Filing

President Trump plans a private visit with the Bush family today, as Americans of all stripes file through the Capitol to say farewell to our 41st president. We speak to Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress, about President Bush's legacy defending the rights of Americans with disabilities. Plus, the Russia Special Counsel does his talking in court filings -- and a big one is due today. Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael...


Monday, December 3, 2018: George H.W. Bush Makes Final Trip to Washington

As President George H.W. Bush makes his final trip to Washington his secret service detail will remain with him. And they'll stay with him until he is interred at his presidential library in Texas. Those charged with protecting Bush 41 were challenged by a man who fully embraced life. Meanwhile back home at the White House, the President is again on the attack against the Russia special counsel. And stocks see a nice bump after the U.S. and China propose a tariff ceasefire. On today's panel:...


Sunday, December 2, 2018: The Legacy of George H.W. Bush

Farewell to 41 - President George H.W. Bush is remembered for his remarkable life of service. Plus, President Trump is home after a G20 summit dominated by trade talks - including a temporary truce with China that delays higher tariffs that were scheduled to kick in next month. And dramatic new twists in the Mueller probe have the president on edge - and lashing out at his longtime attorney and fixer. Michael Cohen now says business dealings with Russia stretched deep into the 2016 campaign....


Friday, November 30, 2018: Trump Attends G20 Summit amid Trade Tensions

President Trump is at the G20 Summit in Argentina -- but his anger at the Russia Special Counsel traveled with him. "Witch hunt" returns to the Twitter feed as Robert Mueller's new moves focus on Russian business deals and possible collusion. Plus, the G20 agenda is full of trade tensions. The President is with Japan's Prime Minister this hour, after signing a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The biggest challenge is China -- and Presidents Trump and Xi have a big dinner planned to...


Thursday, November 29, 2018: Cohen Pleads Guilty to New Charges in the Russia Investigation

Michael Cohen now admits he lied to Congress and says Trump Organization negotiations with Russia about a Moscow real estate deal extended deep into the 2016 campaign. Cohen told Congress the Moscow Trump Tower talks ended in January 2016. In his new plea, Cohen acknowledges those discussions continued through June 2016 -- after candidate Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. In court, Cohen says he lied "to be loyal" to the President and to stay consistent with the...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018: Trump Administration Defends Stance on Saudi Arabia

The White House is trying to quiet an uproar in Congress over the President's "see no evil" approach to Saudi Arabia. Fellow Republicans are among those most angry. We will hear from the Secretary of State this hour. Also this hour, a trio of Senators is trying to force a vote on legislation that would protect the Russia Special Counsel, after new documents spark Twitter fireworks -- highlighting the President's rage at Robert Mueller. And House Democrats meet today to nominate their leaders...


Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Giuliani Says "Manafort Has Been Railroaded"

The polls opened today in Mississippi -- it's a Senate runoff Republicans should win easily, but the GOP is nervous about this final vote of the midterm election year. It's one day before Nancy Pelosi faces a key leadership test. House Democrats have picked up 39 seats and with one race still not fully counted, it could well hit 40. And more lying allegations against Paul Manafort -- the Special Counsel says the one-time Trump campaign chairman is breaking the terms of his plea agreement by...


Monday, November 26, 2018: GM Makes A Trump Promise Much Harder

Major economic news: General Motors today says it will close five North American plants next year -- four of them in the U.S.-- and slash its workforce by 15 percent. Plus, former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos reports to federal prison today, and an associate of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he is refusing a plea deal offered by special counsel Robert Mueller. And yes, elections have consequences: More Republicans in the Senate means new committee assignments. And that...


Sunday, November 25, 2018: President Trump's Volatile Thanksgiving Week

President Trump threatens to shut down the government, close U.S. borders, and picks a fight with judges - including the chief justice of the Supreme Court. Plus, Mueller's end game -- could he flip the man who could connect the Trump campaign to Wikileaks? Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi fights for the speaker's gavel. But who's she actually fighting - and does she have the votes? And the midterms aren't over yet, as the Mississippi Senate runoff turns into a referendum on race. Nia-Malika...


Friday, November 23, 2018: The President threatens another government shutdown.

In today's special holiday edition of Inside Politics, Nia-Malika Henderson is in for John King. The President threatens another government shutdown. Can he get anything on his wish list before Democrats take control of the House? President Trump is apparently accepting resumes and conducting interviews for open staff positions. Could a hot shot from the vice president's office be changing desks soon? And: the President's warm relationship with the Saudi government -- could mean more...


Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Trump's Push to Prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey

Stunning details of how the president pushed to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey -- and how his own lawyers warned him his abuse of power could get him impeached. Plus, the president's lawyer shares with CNN some of the questions asked by the special counsel, and suggests there could be a fight over executive privilege if Robert Mueller has new questions about the presidential transition or after Mr. Trump took office. And a morning tweet praising Saudi Arabia for helping lower oil...


November, 20 2018: Judge Blocks Trump Administration Rule on Asylum Seekers

Another court setback for the President: A judge says his new policy to deny asylum to people who cross the border illegally runs afoul of laws already on the books. Nancy Pelosi's critics say voters who helped the Democrats win big this year want change at the top. But one of those critics got an earful when he made that case at a town hall back home. Ivanka Trump gets busted using personal email for government work and her explanation sounds, well, Clintonian. And breaking news: The...


Monday, November 19, 2018: Trump Suggests His Written Responses to Mueller's Questions May Be His Final Answers

President Trump gives a wide-ranging interview to FOX's Chris Wallace discussing the Russia Investigation and whether he will ever sit down with Robert Mueller. He also criticized Admiral Bill McRaven, suggesting it took too long to kill Osama bin Laden. And he hinted a cabinet shake-up is near. Florida's recounts are over, with Republican Ron DeSantis winning the Governor's Race and GOP Gov. Rick Scott taking the Senate contest. Now the focus shifts to Mississippi, and the upcoming runoff...


Sunday, November 18, 2018: Inside Trump's Post-Election Mood

The president is mad at the election results, mad at the Special Counsel's pointed questions, mad at some members of his cabinet and staff -- but he says a story detailing his doubts about the Vice President is off base. Plus, Democrats keep adding to their new majority in the House - but despite their wins, they're now engaging in a spirited debate over who should lead them. Nancy Pelosi says her critics ignore her role in the big win, and the value of her experience across the table from...