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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.




Sunday, January 17: A nation on edge as inauguration week approaches

A tale of two presidencies: an impeached president faces a Senate trial and an incoming president faces historic headwinds. Plus, 25,000 National Guard troops guard the nation's capital as law enforcement agencies warn of potential inauguration week attacks. And with the raging pandemic and an economy teetering on the edge, President-elect Biden has a plan to revamp the vaccine rollout and get more money to struggling Americans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


Headline: Sunday, January 10: House Democrats eye impeachment after pro-Trump mob attacks Capitol

President Trump is facing bipartisan calls for his resignation after he incited a riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday that led to 5 deaths, including a Capitol Police officer. Now, with a week and a half until President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Trump may face a fast-tracked, second impeachment. Plus, two freshman lawmakers from opposite ends of the aisle reflect on their harrowing first week in Washington and what Congress should focus on as it moves forward. And, in response to...


Sunday, January 3: A dozen Senators plan to object to election results

11 GOP Senators have joined Missouri's Josh Hawley in saying they intend to object to some states' electoral college votes when the Senate meets on Wednesday. They're joined by in this futile effort by more than 100 House Republicans, despite no credible evidence of any fraud in the presidential election. Plus, all eyes on Georgia as Tuesday's two runoff races could determine which party controls the Senate. And, outgoing Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee reflects on his...


Sunday, December 27: President Trump refuses to sign a sweeping coronavirus relief and government spending bill

12 million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits, eviction moratoriums are set to expire at the end of the year, and the government could shut down Monday night as President Trump still has not signed the coronavirus relief and government spending package. Instead, he's focusing his ire on GOP senators who are not backing his ongoing attempts to overturn the election results. Plus, a grim Covid-19 milestone -- 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from the disease. Illinois' director of...


Sunday, December 20: With one month left in office, Trump's focus is on overturning election results

In a heated Oval Office meeting Friday evening, President Trump discussed declaring martial law to overturn the election. The ideas were shot down by senior aides, but it's clear the President is still unwilling to accept last month's results. Plus, Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley offers her take on the ongoing Congressional coronavirus economic relief bill negotiations and details what she hopes to see included in the final text. And, a second coronavirus vaccine has been approved...


Sunday, December 13: The first vaccines ship out

In a breaking news hour of Inside Politics, live coverage of the first coronavirus vaccines shipping out from a Pfizer manufacturing plant in Michigan. Nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine will be distributed to all 50 states in the coming days. Plus, amid a worsening economic outlook, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says House Democrats may be willing to accept a smaller bipartisan relief package. On today's show: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leanna Wen and Dr. Carlos Del...


Sunday, December 6: Officials issue lockdowns as the coronavirus surge strains hospitals

More than 30 million Americans will be under shelter-in-place orders by the end of the weekend, as more cities and counties issue orders to slow down the spread of coronavirus. In just the first week of December more than one million Americans have tested positive for the virus. That, as state health officials prepare to receive and distribute the first vaccine doses as soon as next week. Plus, President-elect Joe Biden faces pressure to diversify his cabinet and top White House staff....


Sunday, November 29: President-elect Biden unveils his first cabinet picks

The presidential transition is officially underway. He'll receive his first presidential intelligence briefing on Monday, days after announcing a national security team made up of longtime advisers and Obama administration veterans. For his part, President Trump continues to falsely claim mass election fraud while offering no concession. Plus, one of President Obama's top economic advisors makes his case for why Congress should pass an economic relief package before Biden takes office. And...


Sunday, November 22: U.S. tops 12 million coronavirus cases as President Trump focuses on overturning election results

As President Trump continues to contest the election, one GOP congressman from Michigan tells Dana Bash "it's over" and that "we're Americans" and we need to let the voters, not the politicians speak. Plus, more than one million Americans received a coronavirus diagnosis in the last week, and a quarter of a million have died. The CDC is cautioning against Thanksgiving travel and indoor celebrations, but doctors say that's not enough to curb a post-Thanksgiving spike. And the chairman of the...


Sunday, November 15: President-elect Joe Biden prepares for the presidency as President Trump refuses to concede

President-elect Joe Biden names his Chief of Staff and announces his coronavirus taskforce this week as he readies for the White House. Meanwhile President Trump is still in court, trying -- and failing -- to prove allegations of voting fraud. Plus, Governors across the country issue new rules this week to the curb out-of-control coronavirus spread, which is infecting more than 150,000 people and killing more than 1,000 every day. And how foreign leaders are reacting to the presidential...


Sunday, November 8: President-Elect Joe Biden declares victory

Joe Biden claims the presidency with a promise to unite and heal the country. Now, as he begins the presidential transition, top Republicans have yet to acknowledge his victory as President Trump has yet to concede. Plus, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shares the significance of a Black woman in the White House, and how progressives plan to make their voices heard in a Biden Administration. And, a look at Trump's post-presidency and the sway he's still likely to hold over...


Sunday, November 1: President Trump and Joe Biden make their closing cases for the presidency

Down in the polls, President Trump tries to defy odds for a second time. Meanwhile, Joe Biden spends the last two days of his campaign in critical Pennsylvania, hoping his home state will win him the White House. That, with more than half the states setting new case count records last week. Plus, as former president Barack Obama joined his former VP on the campaign trail in Michigan, Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris works to boost minority turnout in Sun Belt states. And, the...


Sunday, October 25: With Just Days Until Election Day, Coronavirus Cases Reach New Records

At least five close advisers to Vice President Pence test positive for Covid-19, but he says he'll keep campaigning because he's considered "essential personnel." Meanwhile, the pandemic is raging in most of the country, with the number of new cases soaring past 80,000 a day for the first time. Plus, President Trump spends his weekend barnstorming the country, making his case for re-election, while Joe Biden opts for smaller, socially-distanced events. And documentary filmmaker Ken Burns...


Sunday, October 18: With two weeks to go, millions of Americans have already cast their ballots

With 22 million votes already cast and two weeks to go until Election Day, President Trump is campaigning as the underdog, hoping that personal attacks on Joe Biden will work as well as they did against Hillary Clinton in 2016. And while Biden leads in most battleground state polls, Democrats still haunted by 2016 say the race is closer than the polls say. Plus, as global coronavirus infections rise, how world leaders are preparing for the next wave. And, there are more than 350...


Sunday, October 11: White House doctor clears Trump for public appearances

Just a week after being hospitalized with Covid-19, President Trump has scheduled three campaign rallies in the next three days. But his doctor still isn't answering many questions about the President's health. Plus, fears of a second wave of coronavirus as the U.S. reports its largest number of new cases since mid-August. And, with just three weeks to go until Election Day, a look at the presidential race battlegrounds Arizona and Florida. On today's show: Dr. Rochelle Walensky of...


Sunday, October 4: President Trump remains hospitalized with 30 days until Election Day

A hospitalized President Trump declares he is "starting to feel good" as White House doctors and top aides sow confusion over the President's health, .Plus, as Wisconsin posts record numbers of coronavirus cases, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says colder weather and a lack of federal leadership is to blame. And, with just weeks left in the presidential race the President is off the campaign trail and his signature rallies are postponed. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is increasing his in-person events. To...


Sunday, September 27: Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, cementing the Court's 6-3 conservative majority. Republicans say they have the votes to confirm her before Election Day-- and before the Court hears arguments over the Affordable Care Act. And, coronavirus cases are still climbing as doctors warn Americans to brace for the fall and winter months. Plus, Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. John Fetterman pushes back on President Trump's attacks on...


Sunday, September 20: Remembering Justice Ginsburg's life and legacy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. A look at her legal-- and cultural-- legacy as the second woman to serve on the high court, and as a champion for gender equality. Plus, as President Trump looks to nominate his third Supreme Court justice, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says the pick could threaten the future of the Affordable Care Act. And, coronavirus cases are rising in 31 states and President Trump says a vaccine will be ready by April. But, some health experts are...


Sunday, September 13: Trump defends his decision to downplay coronavirus

President Trump pushes back on criticism that he was slow to respond to the coronavirus at the start of the pandemic, as experts warn of a "deadly December." Plus, Pennsylvania voters set a record for mail-in ballots requested, and Democratic Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan says she's worried the President is raising doubts on November's election results. And, as infections rise on college campuses across the country, the University of Arizona is betting on a unique way to keep its students...


Sunday, September 6: Trump's character back in focus with 8 weeks until Election Day

Veterans and political opponents slam the President after reports that he has repeatedly denigrated U.S. soldiers killed or wounded in action. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts beg Americans to wear masks and follow social distancing rules to avoid a post-Labor Day spike in coronavirus cases. And as the Trump campaign zeroes in on a law and order message, a new CNN poll shows that Americans are far more worried about the pandemic and the economy than they are about crime. On today's...