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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

Senate Democrats on the verge of passing climate and tax bill

8/7/2022
Weeks after Joe Manchin seemingly killed the Democrats' legislative agenda, Senate Democrats are poised to pass their sweeping climate and tax bill by a party line vote Sunday afternoon. It comes after Manchin and Schumer negotiated a new bill, largely in secrecy. It includes billions for top climate priorities, lowers prescription drug prices and taxes corporations. Plus, as red states push to pass abortion bans, Kansas voters enthusiastically backed abortion rights. What does that tell us...

Behind the blockbuster July jobs report

8/5/2022
Despite the Fed's efforts to slow the economy, another 528,000 Americans were hired last month as the unemployment rate hit a 50-year low. Plus: Kyrsten Sinema says yes to Biden's big economic and climate package. We go inside the negotiations. And: In a CNN exclusive, sources tell us Donald Trump's legal team is now talking to the Justice Department, signaling there's a big and ugly fight coming over what the former president can shield from federal investigators. To learn more about how...

Brittney Griner gets 9-year sentence. Now what?

8/4/2022
A Russian judge finds Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and sentences the WNBA superstar to nine years in Russian prison. The judge rules Griner acted deliberately when she tried to carry cannabis cartridges into the country. The stiff sentence adds urgency to a diplomatic stalemate between Moscow and Washington over a potential prisoner trade. CNN's Kylie Atwood, Jeremy Diamond, and Fred Pleitgen join John King to bring you the latest. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

What did we learn from Tuesday's primaries?

8/3/2022
Of the five states that held important primaries yesterday, Kansas delivered the loudest message, as voters there rejected an effort by anti-abortion groups to change the state's constitution. And the dramatic voter turnout gives Democrats hope that anger at the Supreme Court will give them a midterm boost. Plus: The Justice Department marks a new phase of its investigation into Donald Trump as it subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone. And: China responds to Nancy Pelosi's...

Pelosi in Taiwan: high stakes, high danger

8/2/2022
Our top story today is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's very public and defiant trip to Taiwan. The reaction from China: "Those who play with fire will perish from it." Plus: the latest reaction to the US drone strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri. And: five states hold primaries today in yet another midterm test of Donald Trump's brand. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:18

Death and devastation in Kentucky

8/1/2022
More heavy rain is expected tonight in Kentucky, which will only add to the already historic and destructive flooding that has killed at least 30 people. The governor says they'll "be finding bodies for weeks." Plus: Primaries tomorrow will test the new politics of abortion and the belief among Democrats that a horrible political climate is improving some. And: Multiple officials tell CNN Nancy Pelosi will indeed visit Taiwan despite dramatic warnings from China. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:38:59

CNN poll: 64% of Americans believe the U.S. is in a recession

7/31/2022
Although the U.S. is not yet technically in a recession until the National Bureau of Economic Research says so, does the definition of the term "recession" matter to Americans? Plus, fellow Democrats are now praising Senator Joe Manchin for reviving the party's plan to fight climate change and cut health care costs in a $739 billion plan dubbed the "inflation reduction act," but Senator Kyrsten Sinema hasn't weighed in. And, there are fresh signs that the Department of Justice is looking...

Duration:00:40:56

More missing Jan 6 texts, more witnesses cooperating

7/29/2022
The Washington Post reports there's yet another batch of missing text messages related to the insurrection. Meanwhile, more key witnesses are said to be cooperating in the investigation. Plus: Biden scores a big legislative win as hopes suddenly soar for a deal to pass significant climate and health care changes. And: Pelosi leaves for Asia. Will she visit Taiwan? And if she does, how will China react? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:51

US economy shrinks ... again

7/28/2022
Another bad economic number stirs more talk about a recession. Plus: a big breakthrough on the Biden agenda. And: a new effort to form a viable third party. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:12

Former Pence chief of staff testifies to Justice Dept.

7/26/2022
A federal grand jury investigating the insurrection hears from its highest profile witness, Mike Pence's former chief of staff Marc Short. Plus: more evidence of an economic funk, as new data shows American consumers are getting even more pessimistic. And: a split-screen day for Republicans, with both Trump and Pence in Washington. Their competing speeches put their rift in the wrestling match for control of the Republican party front and center. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:38:54

Giant week for American economy

7/25/2022
Today we preview critical new data on US consumer confidence and the GDP arriving this week. The Biden White House is waiving off recession talk, but most Americans are feeling punished by inflation. Plus: the Jan 6 committee releases new video showing the depth of Donald Trump's hesitation to condemn the Capitol rioters. And: a pair of new warnings about China. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:20

January 6 Committee finds Trump refused to act as mob attacked Capitol

7/24/2022
Rep. Liz Cheney asks American voters to ask themselves if Trump “deserves power again”, following the details the January 6 Committee has publicly shared of a president obsessed with overturning the 2020 election, culminating in a violent mob he did nothing to stop. Plus, The White House says it’s business as usual despite President Biden’s Covid diagnosis. And, the reversal of Roe v. Wade renews calls for federal gay marriage protections. On today’s panel: Axios Political Reporter Hans...

Duration:00:40:48

Trump's insurrection day depravity

7/22/2022
In last night's primetime January 6th committee hearing, witnesses laid out in full, awful detail the depths of Donald Trump's negligence on that fateful day. Plus, the jury takes the Steve Bannon case after a wild day of final court arguments. And, the White House physician says the president is doing better one day into his fight with Covid-19. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:10

White House scrambles after Biden tests positive

7/21/2022
Not long before today's show began, we learned that President Joe Biden had tested positive for Covid-19. The White House physician says the 79-year-old is experiencing very mild symptoms: a runny nose and a dry cough. The president will isolate and work remotely until he tests negative. And he has already taken the antiviral medication, Paxlovid. Our coverage begins with CNN White House correspondent MJ Lee. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:39

Secret Service raises eyebrows with Jan 6 committee

7/20/2022
There are new credibility questions for the Secret Service. The agency is alarming the January 6 panel by turning over just a single text message in response to a subpoena. Plus, a house vote puts same-sex marriage one step closer to becoming federal law. And, can Democrat Tim Ryan turn Ohio blue again? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:23

CNN poll shows electorate divided ... and depressed

7/19/2022
Brand new CNN polling reveals US voters are evenly split between the two major parties. Our CNN political director David Chalian breaks it all down for us. Plus, we bring you new and important reporting on the January 6 panel's primetime witness list. And, Democrats push the MAGA candidate in a Trump v. establishment battle in Maryland. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:39

Uvalde report cites law enforcement's 'lackadaisical approach'

7/18/2022
New body camera footage from the Uvalde school massacre shows confusion over who was in charge at the scene and shocking moments of inaction by police. Meanwhile, a new report on the shooting outlines a series of failures by multiple law enforcement agencies, describing "an overall lackadaisical approach" by authorities on the scene. Also on today's show: Steve Bannon walks into court for day one of his trial for contempt of Congress ... Bernie Sanders says Joe Manchin is betraying both his...

Duration:00:39:27

Joe Manchin pulls the plug on Biden's domestic agenda

7/17/2022
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says he can't support his party's climate and tax plan, instead calling for a slimmer bill to lower prescription drug prices and shore up ACA subsidies. Democrats are furious with him, but President Biden says it's time to stop negotiating and take the deal. Plus, as the January 6 committee gears up for what could be its final hearing, ex-President Trump says he's decided whether to run in 2024 -- he just isn't sure when he'll announce it. And Democrats are...

Duration:00:42:52

Biden's big day with MBS

7/15/2022
President Biden meets face-to-face with the leader of a country he once promised to make a "pariah." Plus, the Secret Service says it was a mistake, not cover-up, that's responsible for January 6th texts to be deleted. And, Democrats deal with another family feud as Joe Manchin says no to new climate initiatives and higher taxes on the wealthy. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:45

Smoke, ash, fear ... and death

7/14/2022
As today's episode begins, crews are still digging through the rubble in central Ukraine after a Russian cruise missile kills at least 22. We take you there live. Plus, we explore the inflation blame game, as more Democrats are saying the Biden White House is making things worse. And, Steve Bannon will go on trial next week after a federal judge rejects his argument that he can't get an impartial jury right now. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:56