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Each weekday, John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you the most important political stories of the day. On the weekend, Abby Phillip kicks off CNN's Sunday morning political programming with Inside Politics Sunday. John and Abby get answers from the people making headlines, explain the political that stories matter, and report on how the news will impact you.

Each weekday, John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you the most important political stories of the day. On the weekend, Abby Phillip kicks off CNN's Sunday morning political programming with Inside Politics Sunday. John and Abby get answers from the people making headlines, explain the political that stories matter, and report on how the news will impact you.

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Each weekday, John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you the most important political stories of the day. On the weekend, Abby Phillip kicks off CNN's Sunday morning political programming with Inside Politics Sunday. John and Abby get answers from the people making headlines, explain the political that stories matter, and report on how the news will impact you.

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Episodes

Inside Politics update for May 27, 2022

5/27/2022
There is no new episode of the Inside Politics showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:00:48

More questions, still no answers in Uvalde mass shooting

5/26/2022
There's still no explanation on why the shooter who murdered 19 children and two teachers was inside Robb Elementary school as long as 60 minutes before law enforcement took him out. We learned this morning he entered the school unimpeded. There was no lock on the door. We also learned there was an exchange of gunfire as the murderer made his way from his car toward the school that left two cops wounded. Our on-the-scene coverage today begins with CNN's Shimon Prokupecz. To learn more about...

Duration:00:35:54

The question on everyone's mind today: Why?

5/25/2022
Why did an 18-year-old turn a gun on his grandmother and then kill 19 children and two teachers inside a Texas elementary school? Officials tell CNN all that death occurred in one classroom ... that the gunman entered the room, locked the door behind him, and opened fire. Other victims are in the hospital right now fighting for their lives. Our coverage of this tragic story begins in Uvalde with CNN's crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:38:30

What to watch for in today's primary races

5/24/2022
The polls are open in five states, and several of the big races we're watching are in Georgia. Republicans there will tell us a ton about the value of the Trump brand. Meanwhile, in Texas, one Democratic House runoff is a progressive-vs.-centrist rematch with a new Supreme Court twist. How will this new fight over abortion rights break among critical Latino voters? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:56

Biden says US would defend Taiwan militarily

5/23/2022
President Joe Biden raises eyebrows in Tokyo by delivering a stern warning to China. Asked if he's prepared to defend Taiwan militarily, he answered, "Yes. That's a commitment we made. We agree with the one-China policy. We signed onto it, and all the attendant agreements immediate from there. But the idea that it can be taken by force is just not appropriate." The President didn't spell out just what military involvement might mean, and the White House insists his answer doesn't alter...

Duration:00:42:52

Are Georgia Republicans about to deal former President Trump a political defeat?

5/22/2022
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is on a glide path to victory Tuesday night despite facing a Trump-backed primary challenger: ex-Sen. David Perdue. Trump recruited Perdue to take on Kemp because he refused to help Trump overturn the state's election results in 2020. Still, top Republicans are growing bolder in pushing back against Trump- his own VP Mike Pence is backing Kemp. Plus, from baby formula shortages to recession warnings and now monkeypox: Biden's challenges keep piling up. And how...

Duration:00:42:32

Biden's overseas juggling act

5/20/2022
Today's top story is President Biden'a big trip to Asia. He sees a crossroads in how the world stands up to Russia and China. And the President says the choices will echo for decades. "We're standing at an inflection point in history where the decisions we make today will have far-reaching impacts on the world we leave to our children tomorrow." Plus, we take a look at some new numbers in the too close to call Pennsylvania Republican senate primary. And, still more new details about Donald...

Duration:00:38:07

President faces pair of big foreign policy tests

5/19/2022
President Biden is on his way to Asia to assure Japan and South Korea that Russia's war in Ukraine won't distract him from the China challenge, and he welcomed the leaders of Finland and Sweden to the White House. Plus, they're still counting votes in Pennsylvania. We may not have a Republican senate primary winner until next week, and when we do, it might trigger a recount. And, the President responds to the baby formula issue with action. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:39:14

An election cliffhanger in Pennsylvania

5/18/2022
16 hours after the polls closed, the biggest race in Pennsylvania, the Republican senate primary, remains undecided. Dr. Mehmet Oz, Donald Trump's preferred candidate, led with 31.3% of the vote over former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick, who had 31.1%. The result could determine which party controls the US Senate after the midterm election. We take a look inside the numbers. Plus, another big night for the Big Lie. And, new, beyond-awful details about the Buffalo shooter. To learn more...

Duration:00:38:18

Bidens in Buffalo: 'Evil shall not win'

5/17/2022
Today's show begins as President Biden is about to speak in Buffalo, New York, a city shaken by Saturday's mass shooting. Before his speech, the president, along with First lady Jill Biden, met with community members and families of those who were killed. The president observed a moment of silence, and then he and his wife left a bouquet at a memorial. Their visit comes as authorities continue to uncover new, chilling details about the gunman, how he targeted the supermarket and planned the...

Duration:00:48:04

Race massacre in Buffalo

5/16/2022
What we now know about Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo is chilling. The white gunman drove 200 miles. He picked his target -- a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood -- and surveilled the store. Authorities say he was motivated by hate, based on a racist creed he allegedly wrote. And, it could have ben worse. Investigators have evidence the shooter planned to continue his rampage at a nearby superstore. CNN's Joe Johns joins the show from Buffalo. Also in today's episode:...

Duration:00:38:45

Racially motived mass shooting in Buffalo leaves 10 dead

5/15/2022
An 18-year-old gunman espousing white supremacist and anti-Semitic beliefs fatally shot 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket. New York Governor Kathy Hochul called the attack "white supremacist terrorism" and has vowed to reform gun laws and called for social media companies to take down racist language. The Justice Department is now investigating the shooting rampage as a hate crime. Plus, two far-right candidates are surging ahead of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary races. But can they...

Duration:00:44:04

A complex picture of Ukraine battlefield

5/13/2022
Ukraine forces a Russian retreat on one front. Russian forces slowly but steadily eat into Ukrainian territory in another. In Kharkiv Russia back pedals. In Rubizhne, Ukrainian troops are pulling back. Meanwhile, the war is causing a global ripple effect on food supply. The Russian blockade is stopping grain from getting out and putting nations at risk of starving. And In Kyiv, an important first: a Russian soldier on trial for alleged atrocities, accused of killing an unarmed 62-year-old....

Duration:00:38:13

Where's the data?

5/12/2022
New CNN reporting raises questions about why the White House is slow to back up its startling fall Covid forecast of as many as 100 million new infections. Plus, a Florida judge appointed by Ron DeSantis says the governor's proposed congressional map is likely unconstitutional. And, Finland's leaders say the support ending decades of neutrality and joining NATO. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:08

Might worst inflation be behind us?

5/11/2022
Today's new inflation numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the Consumer Price Index rose 8.3% in April compared with last year. While that's a big number, it's down from a 40-year high. Looking at it month-to-month, inflation was 0.3% in April, down from the 1.2% gain in March. But a closely watched data point was up, not down. Today's show begins with a look inside the numbers with CNN's Christine Romans. Also in today's episode: brand new CNN reporting on the Jan 6 committee's...

Duration:00:38:55

Biden cites inflation as #1 challenge facing families

5/10/2022
Today's Inside Politics begins with in-depth analysis of President's Biden's just-concluded speech about the US economy. It was advertised by his advisers as being focused on his plan to fight inflation. But while Biden did speak about inflation, he spent a significant amount of time attacking Republicans. Also on today's show: New details on the tragic saga of corrections officer Vicky White ... Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy share a stage. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:19:07

'Victory Day' yields no escalation, no new threats

5/9/2022
The world worried Monday's Victory Day in Russia would bring dramatic action from Vladimir Putin. Instead, it came and went without any public change in posture from the Russian president. He again called his Ukraine invasion preemptive. He again painted NATO and Ukraine as the aggressors. And he repeated a lie by linking the invasion to the fight against the Nazis. We explore what clues, if any, Putin's speech may have provided on the direction of the war. Also in today's show: more...

Duration:00:38:45

U.S. Prepares For Post-Roe America

5/8/2022
A leaked draft Supreme Court decision is poised to reshuffle American politics and life. If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortions will be immediately banned in about half the country. Democrats are searching for ways to protect abortion access but it's unclear that there's anything they can do. The Senate is set to vote to protect abortion rights on Wednesday but it's expected to fail. Plus, why Vladimir Putin could escalate the war in Ukraine as Russia commemorates "Victory Day." And...

Duration:00:43:15

Good news for American workers

5/6/2022
Today's show begins with new proof the US economy is strong and stable. The latest jobs report out this morning shows 428,000 jobs were added in April while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. Plus, average hourly wages are up 5.5% from one year ago. But inflation remains a giant election year cloud over President Biden and his party. Also in today's episode: Another desperate attempt to get people out of Mariupol ... Donald Trump says Republicans will stay home in November if his...

Duration:00:38:01

The enemy is inside the gates

5/5/2022
After weeks of heavy, bloody battles, Russian forces have breached Mariupol's final stronghold. Artillery strikes continue to pound the Azovstal steel plant, each hit bringing it closer and closer to Russian capture. But CNN's Scott McLean reports there may be some good news. Also in this episode: While some Democrats believe abortion rights will become this year's driving issue in the midterms, others say the economy is almost always issue #1. And on that front, the President is in a heap...

Duration:00:38:17