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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.

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.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019: Stephanie Grisham Named New White House Press Secretary

6/25/2019
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New shake-ups in the Trump Administration, the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is out, and a new White House Press Secretary is in. A Democratic family feud erupts over emergency spending for the border. Some liberals argue giving the President billions for detention centers will institutionalize a system they see as inhumane. Plus, President Trump again warns Iran that any further attacks on American assets would be met with overwhelming force. The strong tweets come after Iran's...

Duration:00:45:43

Monday, June 24, 2019: Trump Imposes "Hard Hitting" New Sanctions on Iran

6/24/2019
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The White House slaps new sanctions on Iran that include the country's Supreme Leader. This - as the President who called off military strikes now thinks other nations should take responsibility for protecting Persian Gulf oil shipments. Plus, a big policy play by Bernie Sanders -- he wants to forgive all student loan debt. The Democratic presidential hopeful says taxes on Wall Street would pay for it. And a police shooting in South Bend, Indiana stokes anger from African American residents...

Duration:00:51:22

Sunday, June 23, 2019: Searching for a Strategy on Iran

6/23/2019
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Amid rising Mid East tensions, President Trump calls off a military strike against Iran at the last minute. Now what? Plus, after a flare-up with frontrunner Joe Biden, the 2020 Democrats play nice - and head south to court a critical voting bloc. And, Trump 2020 officially kicks off. The reelection strategy: rally the base. Today's Panel: Julie Hirschfeld Davis with the New York Times, CNN's Kaitlan Collins, Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post, and Bloomberg's Margaret Talev. via Knit

Duration:00:42:42

Friday, June 21, 2019: Trump Explains His Decision To Call Off Iran Strike

6/21/2019
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"Cocked and loaded" -- a remarkable last-minute halt to U.S. military strikes on Iran. President Trump says he pulled the plug after being told 150 Iranians would die -- and deciding it was not a "proportionate" response to Iran's shootdown of an unmanned U.S. drone. Plus, Joe Biden huddles with African American lawmakers, hoping to contain the damage from his bragging about being able to get things done back in the day with racist, segregationist Senate colleagues. And Roy Moore rides again...

Duration:00:42:41

Thursday, June 20, 2019: Breaking News: Pentagon Holds Briefing After Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone

6/20/2019
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Inside Politics Preempted for Breaking News via Knit

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Ex-Trump Confidante Hope Hicks Testifies in Closed-Door Hearing

6/19/2019
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President Trump's big kickoff rally makes clear four more years would be four familiar years -- yes some mentions of the strong economy and other achievements, but also a long list of grievances and a long list of statements that flunk a fact check. Plus longtime Trump confidante Hope Hicks goes behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. House Democrats want to know about hush money payments and other Trump controversies, but White House lawyers say most topics are protected by executive...

Duration:00:40:12

Tuesday, June 18, 2019: President Trump officially launches 2020 re-election campaign

6/18/2019
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President Trump heads to Florida today to kick-off his 2020 campaign, and it feels like 2016 déjà vu. The president is tweeting about rounding up illegal immigrants, bashing Europe, and exaggerating his crowd size. Plus, the U.S. is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks live from U.S. Central Command, saying the United States is ready if Iran makes a "bad decision." And, the President tweeting that ICE is...

Duration:00:44:55

Monday, June 17, 2019: President Trump prepares to kick off 2020 campaign

6/17/2019
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Just one day away from the kick-off of President Trump's re-election campaign, the president is trailing the top 2020 Democrats in national polls - that he says are fake. Plus, tension continues to escalate between the U.S. and Iran. The regime says it will enrich more low-grade uranium, further breaching the terms of the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama years. And, we are just 10 days away from the first Democratic presidential debate. This week, Elizabeth Warren is rising in the...

Duration:00:41:04

Sunday, June 16, 2019: The Stage is Set for the First 2020 Democratic Debate

6/16/2019
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Campaign ethics, Trump style - the president says he would take information on opponents even if it was from foreign countries. Plus, Trump 2020 gets its official launch this week - but polls show warning signs among the president's base. And the Democratic lineups are set, with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders the biggest debate targets. Today's Panel: CNN's Abby Phillip, Carl Hulse of the New York Times, Matt Viser of the Washington Post, and TIME's Molly Ball. via Knit

Duration:00:43:37

Friday, June 14, 2019: Trump Changes His Tune, Says He Would Report Offers of Dirt on Rivals

6/14/2019
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It's an important hour for 20 of the 2020 Democrats: A lottery happening now determines the lineups for the first two Presidential debates. Plus, rising tensions with Iran. President Trump says a Pentagon video leaves no doubt that Iranian forces attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denies any involvement. And, new spin from the President on accepting campaign help from foreign governments. He now says he would have to tell the FBI if a foreign power offered dirt on a political...

Duration:00:39:56

Thursday, June 13, 2019: Trump: "I think I'd take" dirt from foreign powers

6/13/2019
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President Trump says he sees nothing wrong with listening if a foreign government offers dirt on a political opponent, and he says his FBI director is wrong when he says any campaign should quickly report such conduct to law enforcement. Plus, Bernie Sanders is under friendly fire today. Several of the moderate 2020 Democratic contenders says the democratic socialist brand promoted by Sanders is a recipe to re-elect President Trump. Today's Panel: Margaret Talev With Bloomberg, CNN's Phil...

Duration:00:40:37

Wednesday June 12, 2019: Trump Asserts Executive Privilege

6/12/2019
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President Trump welcomes a friend to the White House: Poland's President Andrzej Duda, and he is getting the red-carpet treatment that includes a rare and expensive fighter jet flyover. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is in Clinton County, Iowa, looking to prove he's the best candidate to win back the places like Clinton County that voted twice for Obama-Biden, then flipped to Trump. And the President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. is behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. The Senate Intelligence...

Duration:00:32:26

Wednesday June 12, 2019: Trump Asserts Executive Privilege

6/12/2019
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President Trump welcomes a friend to the White House: Poland's President Andrzej Duda, and he is getting the red-carpet treatment that includes a rare and expensive fighter jet flyover. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is in Clinton County, Iowa, looking to prove he's the best candidate to win back the places like Clinton County that voted twice for Obama-Biden, then flipped to Trump. And the President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. is behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. The Senate Intelligence...

Duration:00:32:26

Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Trump, Biden head to Iowa

6/11/2019
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President Trump and Joe Biden hold competing campaign events later today in Iowa. The President slams Biden as he leaves the White House. Expect the former Vice President to fire back with a vengeance. Plus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to duck CNN's questions about impeachment, saying President Trump is the distractor in chief. And, after breaking with the GOP on impeachment, Michigan Republican Justin Amash quits the House Freedom Caucus. What's his next move? Today's Panel: Julie...

Duration:00:40:32

Monday, June 10, 2019: Trump Fires Back of Critics of Mexico Deal

6/10/2019
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The markets rally as President Trump touts his new deal with Mexico and slams critics who question whether his tariff threat really won any big immigration concessions. Plus, Joe Biden leads a new Iowa poll, even though he wasn't among the 2020 candidates who flocked there this weekend. But the numbers suggest the front-runner still has an enthusiasm problem. And, Democrats sharply divided over impeachment, splitting into three main camps: Skeptics, waverers, and die-hards who want to go...

Duration:00:41:46

Sunday, June 9, 2019: New 2020 Poll Shows a Tightening Field in Iowa

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Mexico agrees to do more to cut down on immigration. But will it be enough to ease President Trump's itchy tariff finger? Plus, a flip-flop by a frontrunner under fire - as a new Iowa poll shows a tightening field. And the president calls the speaker "nasty" and "vindictive" - after she says she wants to see him in prison. Today's Panel: Julie Pace of the Associated Press, Jonathan Martin of the New York Times, CNN's Manu Raju, and Annie Linskey of the Washington Post. via Knit

Duration:00:43:20

Friday, June 7, 2019: U.S. Adds Only 75,000 Jobs in May, Adding to Tariff Concerns

6/7/2019
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Talks with Mexico continue, but the White House is filing the legal papers today, clearing the way for new tariffs to start Monday. It's a big gamble for the President -- a new jobs report today points to a slowing economy as we head into re-election season. Plus, a giant Joe Biden flip-flop on abortion policy. It puts him on the same page now with his 2020 Democratic rivals, but it was handled horribly, and reminds many veteran Democrats of past Biden campaign failings. And a top Democrat...

Duration:00:40:33

Thursday, June 6, 2019: Tensions Rising in Dem Caucus as Pelosi Resists Calls for Trump Impeachment

6/6/2019
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Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see President Trump in prison. The tough talk is part of the Speaker's effort to focus House Democrats on investigating but not impeaching. Plus, Mexican officials are in Washington today hoping to get the White House to step back from a big new tariff threat. But the President says so far, Mexico is not promising enough of a crackdown to stop illegal immigration. And D-Day 75 years later. Western leaders gather at Normandy and pay tribute to the heroes who...

Duration:00:40:36

Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Republican Senators Warn White House Over Trump's Mexico Tariffs

6/5/2019
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President Trump continuing his tour of the UK this morning, first taking part in a D-Day commemoration in England then jetting off to Ireland where he sat down with the Prime Minister and fielded questions from the press. With the important ceremonies comes plenty of controversy: The President shrugs off climate change, rewrites the history of the Vietnam era and tweets his displeasure with several of his critics here at home. And on the campaign trail: A new plagiarism problem for Joe Biden...

Duration:00:40:09

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: Trump Says He Wants "Substantial Trade Deal" with UK

6/4/2019
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President Trump heaps praise on the outgoing British Prime Minister and predicts the U.S. and U.K. will strike a giant trade deal and work through other difficult issues. Plus, a more combative tone on issues closer to home. The President predicts new tariffs against Mexican goods will take effect next week, and he says Congressional Republicans would be foolish to try to stop him. And Joe Biden's support drops a bit but he still has a big national lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential...

Duration:00:41:36