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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

Remembering Barbara Bush

4/20/2018
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CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the former first lady and the legacy she leaves behind.

Duration:00:26:39

The Battle for Control of the Senate

4/19/2018
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Is the Senate trending away from Republicans? CNN Political Director David Chalian analyzes new quarterly fundraising totals and recent polling data to examine the likelihood that control of the Senate might be in play in the fall.

Duration:00:13:52

Three Major White House Headlines in 24 Hours

4/18/2018
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CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down three major political headlines out of the White House today: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow at odds over Syria sanctions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret meeting with leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, and President Trump contradicting his own words and denying firing Former FBI Director James Comey over the Russia probe.

Duration:00:11:31

Sean Hannity Unmasked

4/17/2018
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Fox News host Sean Hannity was revealed as Michael Cohen's mystery third client on Monday afternoon. CNN Political Director David Chailan examines why Hannity didn't disclose his legal ties to Cohen when reporting about President Trump's personal attorney last week, and why President Trump should continue to be concerned about the investigation into Cohen.

Duration:00:10:09

James Comey Versus President Trump

4/16/2018
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In his first sit-down, televised interview since he was fired by President Trump last May, Former FBI Director James Comey opened up to ABC's George Stephanopoulos about his deep concerns with Trump, calling him "morally unfit to be President." CNN Political Director David Chalian dives into why he thinks Comey shared his side of the story and became a player in the political drama.

Duration:00:11:20

The Politics of Paul Ryan's Departure

4/13/2018
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CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to weigh in on House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to leave Capitol Hill when his term expires at year's end. They discuss Ryan's congressional legacy, the state of the Republican party, and who has a shot at succeeding him.

Duration:00:22:56

Michael Cohen Exposed

4/12/2018
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FBI agents who raided the home, office and hotel of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, sought communications between the two before the 2016 election, including information regarding the "Access Hollywood" tape and payments to hush affair allegations. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into whether Cohen might potentially face serious legal jeopardy and if he will remain completely loyal to President Trump.

Duration:00:10:09

Paul Ryan Called it Quits

4/11/2018
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House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines how his departure will affect the midterm elections as Republicans hope to keep control of the House in November.

Duration:00:12:05

A New Phase of the Trump Presidency

4/10/2018
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The FBI raid against Michael Cohen has sparked anger and frustration from President Trump, with him calling it "ridiculous" and "an attack on our country," and referring to the special counsel investigation as a "total witch hunt." CNN Political Director David Chalian examines President Trump's reaction, how this new information relates to the overall Russia probe, and what going after Cohen means for the Trump presidency.

Duration:00:10:41

Battle for Control of the Senate

4/9/2018
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While a blue wave is forming for Democrats to take control of the House, it may be tougher for Democrats to reclaim the Senate. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines how Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to take on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is good news for the Republicans.

Duration:00:07:18

CNN's Abby Phillip Breaks Down the Week that Was

4/6/2018
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CNN White House Correspondent Abby Phillip joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss President Trump returning to a hardline position on immigration, the prospect of a possible trade war with China and the future of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Duration:00:22:21

Today's CNN Politics Headlines

4/5/2018
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CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower highlights the top stories that CNN Politics is covering today -- from embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's apartment controversy to Sen. Kamala Harris dodging questions about a potential presidential run in 2020 during an appearance Thursday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Duration:00:01:52

More Signs of a Blue Wave Forming

4/4/2018
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Election victories, poll numbers, and fundraising data continue to point to a very engaged Democratic electorate throughout the country. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines a possible blue wave that's forming after a Democratic-backed candidate won a seat Tuesday on Wisconsin's Supreme Court.

Duration:00:07:49

Is EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Job in Jeopardy?

4/3/2018
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is under scrutiny for his housing situation amid reports that he rented a room in Washington DC from the family of an energy lobbyist. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines if Pruitt's job is in jeopardy as his actions go against Trump's campaign message to "drain the swamp" yet he continues to do the job Trump wants.

Duration:00:06:59

The 'Foxification' of the Oval Office

4/2/2018
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President Trump spent time with Fox News personalities over the holiday weekend at his Florida estate which prompted a series of tweets in which Trump blamed Democrats for weak immigration policies. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines if Trump is interested in broadening his base as he continues to hear from conservative allies and appeal to his most committed supporters.

Duration:00:09:37

CNN's MJ Lee on the Stormy Daniels Beat

3/30/2018
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CNN Political Reporter MJ Lee joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss her reporting of President Trump's affair allegations with adult actress Stormy Daniels. They dig into the White House's silence over the allegations and the defamation lawsuit against Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Duration:00:21:54

Most Americans Think Trump Will Lose in 2020

3/29/2018
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In a new CNN poll, Democrats continue to hold steep advantages in enthusiasm for voting, Congress' approval ratings lag, and more than half of Americans think President Trump will not get reelected in 2020. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the numbers and looks at their implications in the upcoming primary races.

Duration:00:13:18

Trump's Handling of North Korea, Russia

3/28/2018
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A new CNN poll shows Trump's approval ratings for his handling of North Korea have risen, but have hardened when it comes to the Russia investigation. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the numbers and examines the effect of these two issues on Trump's overall approval rating.

Duration:00:12:48

President Trump's Approval Rating on the Rise

3/27/2018
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Despite the Russia investigation, affair allegations, and West Wing chaos, President Trump's approval rating is the highest it's been in 11 months. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the new CNN poll and examines the President's approval ratings on major issues like the economy, gun policy, and foreign affairs.

Duration:00:10:07

The Storm Rages On

3/26/2018
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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels continues to speak out about her alleged affair with President Trump in a new "60 Minutes" interview. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines if Trump will continue to remain silent and how the allegations may impact his poll numbers and prevent him from trying to grow support.

Duration:00:11:17

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