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CNN has the best political director in the business and every day David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the campaign trail and the world of politics.

CNN has the best political director in the business and every day David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the campaign trail and the world of politics.
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CNN has the best political director in the business and every day David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the campaign trail and the world of politics.

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Episodes

The Democratic Debate Line Ups

6/14/2019
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The candidate lineups for the two nights of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate was announced today. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined in studio with CNN Political Reporter Dan Merica to discuss the lineups and what this breakdown may mean for candidates individual strategies going into the first debate. via Knit

Duration:00:27:23

Trump's Invitation to Foreign Actors

6/13/2019
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After two years of claiming "no collusion," Trump essentially said he was ready and willing to collude with foreign actors in an interview with George Stephanopoulus yesterday on ABC News. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Trump's unprecedented comments and the responses, or lack there of, from other political leaders. via Knit

Duration:00:07:59

Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialism

6/12/2019
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Today while announcing his proposal for a 21st Century economic bill of rights, Bernie Sanders continued his push for the political philosophy that has driven his public career. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Sanders' remarks and analyses the political strategy behind this push. via Knit

Duration:00:11:09

Missing the Front Runner

6/10/2019
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Joe Biden missed a major Iowa Democratic campaign event due to his granddaughter's graduation, but his opponents are not afraid to fill the vacuum. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the state of play in the first-in-the-nation Hawkeye State with some brand new CNN/Des Moines Register poll numbers. via Knit

Duration:00:12:45

Welcome to the Democratic Primary, Joe Biden

6/7/2019
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Last night at a DNC event, Joe Biden reversed course on his decades long position on the Hyde Amendment. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses this switch and what events lead up to Biden's change in opinion. via Knit

Duration:00:14:58

2020 Poll Numbers

6/4/2019
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A new CNN/SRS poll was released today looking at the national picture of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses these numbers and highlights the insights these polls show into the candidates' bases. via Knit

Duration:00:12:02

Democrats Poll Position on Impeachment

6/3/2019
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A brand new CNN/SSRS national poll covering the president's standing, impeachment, Robert Mueller, and more has been released. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews these numbers and discusses what they say about America's current political climate. via Knit

Duration:00:10:26

Mueller Gets Under Trump's Skin

5/30/2019
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Donald Trump is the most avid media consumer that has ever occupied the White House and it is clear that he is upset with the statement Mueller made yesterday regarding the Russia probe. CNN Political Director David Chalian compares statements from Trump and Mueller and discusses how Trump is lying to the American public about the findings of the Russia investigation. via Knit

Duration:00:12:05

Democrats' New Debate Rules Aimed at Winnowing Field

5/29/2019
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The DNC has released its new set of rules and thresholds that Democratic candidates must meet to participate in the third and fourth debates of the DNC's 12 presidential debates series. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines these rules and discusses how they are aimed at significantly winnowing the field as the debate season moves forward. via Knit

Duration:00:07:56

Joe Biden's Front Runner Status

5/28/2019
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In his first month out campaigning, Joe Biden has been the clear front runner in the polls, securing endorsements from many Democratic office holders, and solidifying support with key constituencies across the party. CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on one gnawing question that continues to surround his candidacy. Is Biden's frontrunner status rock solid or is there a soft underbelly to it that makes it truly vulnerable to a credible challenger? via Knit

Duration:00:12:28

Pelosi's Play

5/23/2019
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The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is using the president as a tool to unify her caucus as she demonstrated today in comments she made to the press on the topic of impeachment. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews these comments and analysis the political strategy behind Speaker Pelosi's message. via Knit

Duration:00:10:34

Beto O'Rourke Struts His Stuff

5/22/2019
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At a CNN town hall last night a confident and prepared Beto O'Rourke showed that his listening sessions and community town halls across the country have paid off. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses O'Rourke's performance and reviews some of the highlights from the event. via Knit

Duration:00:13:15

What Biden Believes Democrats Want

5/20/2019
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In a speech in Philadelphia on Saturday Joe Biden showed that he has a fundamental difference from some of the other candidate about what he believes Democratic voters want. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Biden's comments and looks at how this sets him apart from other candidates. via Knit

Duration:00:10:47

Knife Fight in a Telephone Booth

5/17/2019
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Joe Biden is finishing up his extended campaign rollout and Bill de Blasio and Steve Bullock officially joining the race, while the rest of the field is battling to climb up the polls. CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson take stock of this new phase of the 2020 campaign. Plus, they look at how new anti-abortion laws in Georgia and Alabama will shape the Democrats' campaign strategy going forward. via Knit

Duration:00:29:06

Number Twenty Three

5/16/2019
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This morning Bill De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, entered the Democratic presidential nomination race bringing the Democratic candidate count up to 23. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into the newest candidate and discusses the considerable size of the Democratic field. via Knit

Duration:00:08:32

Kamala Harris Begins Debating Joe Biden

5/15/2019
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Today Kamala Harris gave the clearest sign yet that the 2020 race is entering into a new season when responding to questions about the Democratic front runner, Joe Biden. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Harris's comments and looks at how the politics of the Democratic presidential field may be changing. via Knit

Duration:00:11:01

Joe Biden's Rising Confidence

5/14/2019
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Today when responding to press questions about comments made by freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Biden gave one of the best indicators yet that he is feeling pretty confident in his position as the front running Democrat. CNN Political Director David Chalian dissusses Ocasio-Cortez's and Biden's comments and reflects on what this could suggest about Biden's campaign strategy. via Knit

Duration:00:20:52

Kamala Harris Is Still Clarifying Her Health Care Answer

5/13/2019
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Kamala Harris is still trying to clarify and move past an answer on health care she gave at a CNN town hall with Jake Tapper in January. Yesterday in a new interview with Jake Tapper, Harris offered a different interpretation of what her town hall answer meant. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses both of Harris's comments and reflects on how this may be impacting her campaign. via Knit

Duration:00:13:04

Constitutional Crisis?

5/9/2019
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Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler have said that America is in a constitutional crisis because President Trump does not seem to be upholding the presidential oath of office. CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on comments made by Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler and discusses the politics of what could happen next. via Knit

Duration:00:10:19

The Democrats' Dilemma

5/7/2019
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Elizabeth Warren have divergent views about how to approach the issue of presidential impeachment. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses comments that these two women made today on this topic and the political strategies in place. via Knit

Duration:00:19:05