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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

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

The power of Trump

5/4/2022
Voters in Ohio send a clear election night message by picking Trump candidates up and down the ballot, showing the former President is still the GOP's dominant force. Plus, a big day in the inflation fight. And, the latest on the war in Ukraine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:06

SCOTUS shock wave

5/3/2022
The Supreme Court confirms the document leaked last night is authentic but is careful to note no decision is final until it's officially issued. But the 98 pages written by Justice Alito clearly lay out how the Conservative majority plans to overturn 50 years of legal precedent. He says the Constitution makes no reference to abortion and no such right is implicitly protected by any Constitutional provision. The news prompts an enormous and visceral reaction outside the court. President Biden...

Duration:00:39:01

Escaping from hell on earth

5/2/2022
Ukrainians are finally finding a way out of that steel plant in Mariupol. One of the evacuees described the situation as "two months of darkness. We did not see any sunlight." The trek out of captivity comes after another turbulent, restless night. A Ukrainian commander inside says constant shelling resumed the instant evacuations were done for the day. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is in Poland following her surprise a visit to Kyiv, where she met with Ukraine's president. When she returns to the...

Duration:00:38:37

Nancy Pelosi Visits Kyiv, Declares U.S. Will Support Ukraine "Until Victory Is Won"

5/1/2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a congressional delegation to Ukraine, recommitting U.S. support amid intense fighting in the east. Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Ukraine and to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky since the war began. Plus, why some Democrats are urging President Biden to get more aggressive with the GOP ahead of November's midterm elections. But will he really do it? And May will be a pivotal month for Donald Trump's endorsement strategy. Is his...

Duration:00:43:52

Trapped ... and dying

4/29/2022
Soldiers and civilians are surrounded in Mariupol's final stronghold. Today, a renewed effort to get people out of the steel plant. But that effort was blocked by Russians overnight. It's produced few Russian land gains but plenty of mounting destruction. It remains literally a life or death waiting game. A field commander worries they cannot survive another direct hit. Today's episode with a live report from the battlefield from CNN's Scott Mcclain. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:38:57

Biden wants for $33 billion more for Ukraine

4/28/2022
"The cost of this fight is not cheap. But caving to aggression is going to be more costly if we allow it to happen. As long as the assaults continue, we're going to continue to supply military assistance." That's what President Biden said today when he asked Congress for $33 billion in additional new funding for Ukraine. He also directly responded to the Russian regime, saying that the Kremlin is desperate and the invasion an abject failure. CNN's Kaitlan Collins begins our coverage from the...

Duration:00:38:41