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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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A very untraditional president follows a Thanksgiving tradition, on the Daily DC

11/22/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on everything you didn't realize you wanted to know about the White House tradition of pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey, with highlights from President Trump's remarks at the ceremony and an interview with the man who helped ensure all the turkeys' needs were met during their brief stay in Washington.

Duration: 00:09:41


The sexual harassment reckoning on Capitol Hill, on the Daily DC

11/21/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the cultural shift taking place around sexual harassment in career fields across the spectrum, from media to politics, the latest reports about Rep. John Conyers, Sen. Al Franken and Roy Moore, and how the political fallout in 2017 could determine how politicians on both sides of the aisle deal with this issue.

Duration: 00:09:08


The White House dances around Roy Moore, on the Daily DC

11/20/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the different statements coming out of the White House about Roy Moore's candidacy for the US Senate and why President Donald Trump's stance on Moore remains unclear.

Duration: 00:08:24


CNN's Phil Mattingly breaks down everything you need to know about tax reform, on the Daily DC

11/17/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks with CNN congressional correspondent Phil Mattingly about a big win for House Republicans this week on tax reform, the stumbling blocks that remain as attention turns to the Senate, and the ideological divide between parties that makes tax reform such a contentious issue.

Duration: 00:21:43


America's elected leaders confront sexual harassment in their own ranks, on the Daily DC

11/16/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on America's elected leaders and how they respond to allegations of unwanted sexual contact against their own colleagues, from disturbing stories on Capitol Hill, to Roy Moore and the latest accusations against Sen. Al Franken.

Duration: 00:09:21


The ball is in Donald Trump's court, on the Daily DC

11/15/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the different dynamics at play for Republicans as the political world waits to see what President Donald Trump will do about Roy Moore.

Duration: 00:09:42


A flurry of hearings on Capitol Hill, on the Daily DC

11/14/2017
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Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, talks with CNN political reporter and editor-at-large Chris Cillizza about the headlines out of Jeff Sessions' testimony so far as well as CNN senior writer Juana Summers about her reporting on pervasive sexual harassment on the Hill and today's hearing on the subject. Plus, a number of other issues in front of Congress today.

Duration: 00:13:56


The Republican Roy Moore predicament, on the Daily DC

11/13/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the issues surrounding Roy Moore's candidacy, how Republicans on Capitol Hill have handled the allegations against him so far, and what could happen next as GOP leaders try to keep their agenda on track.

Duration: 00:10:10


How Donald Trump is reshaping the federal judiciary, on the Daily DC

11/10/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, and Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst and supreme court biographer, discuss how President Donald Trump is setting records pushing through his picks for the powerful appeals court, the inevitable court action on the Russia investigation, and Trump's overall disrespect for the justice system.

Duration: 00:25:04


Two key things to watch for in election fallout, on the Daily DC

11/9/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, discusses how Tuesday's election results could affect recruitment and retirement of candidates for office, and new polling numbers on how Americans view Donald Trump's presidency.

Duration: 00:10:14


The 'resistance' goes to the voting booth, on the Daily DC

11/8/2017
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CNN's political director, on a surprisingly strong win for Democrats in Virginia, what both parties can learn from the election results, the impact on the legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, and understanding the historical precedent from past elections.

Duration: 00:11:23


Election day: What to watch tonight, on the Daily DC

11/7/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on different factors at play in two key races today in Virginia and New Jersey and what it could tells us about how Americans are responding as we near one year into the Trump presidency.

Duration: 00:08:55


State and local races take center stage, on the Daily DC

11/6/2017
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Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, talks to CNN politics reporter Eric Bradner about what to watch for in Tuesday's elections; from the culture wars in Virginia, to President Donald Trump's influence on voters in New Jersey, and what can be learned from mayoral and local races around the country. Plus, CNN Congressional correspondent Phil Mattingly tells us why the real work on tax reform starts this week.

Duration: 00:21:47


Chris Cillizza on Washington's day of death (penalty) and taxes, on the Daily DC

11/2/2017
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CNN's Zach Wolf and Chris Cillizza - filling in for David Chalian - talk over the newly-revealed House Republican tax bill as well as President Trump's response to terror including his calling for the death penalty for the man charged with killing eight pedestrians in New York.

Duration: 00:23:01


A taxing turn of events, on the Daily DC

11/1/2017
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Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, on the fight behind the scenes between Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump over tax reform and what the one day delay in roll-out means.

Duration: 00:07:08


Donald Trump's private and public reactions to Robert Mueller's big moves, on the Daily DC

10/31/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on how the President is processing the indictment of two of his former campaign officials and the guilty plea of a former foreign policy adviser.

Duration: 00:10:52


A guilty plea in the Mueller probe, on the Daily DC

10/30/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the bombshell news that a former adviser to Donald Trump's campaign pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with foreign officials close to the Russian government, just as two top campaign officials are indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Duration: 00:13:39


CNN's Dana Bash on the re-making of the Republican party, on the Daily DC

10/27/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks to CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash about an extraordinary week for the Republican party. They discuss how the fissures in the GOP reflect how President Donald Trump has changed the party, what role those changes may play in the 2018 midterms, and why an existential crisis looms over their efforts to pass legislation.

Duration: 00:24:15


A victory for Republicans, on the Daily DC

10/26/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on a rare victory for Republicans on Capitol Hill; clearing a procedural hurdle in the way of a GOP tax overhaul bill, what the vote reveals about divisions within the party, and understanding the political and policy risks at stake.

Duration: 00:08:48


Jeff Flake's rebuke, on the Daily DC

10/25/2017
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David Chalian, CNN's political director, on Sen. Jeff Flake's rebuke of President Donald Trump in his announcement that he would not seek re-election, his message for fellow Republicans, how it will affect the legislative agenda in Congress, and the potential impact on the 2018 midterms.

Duration: 00:13:30

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