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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.




Donald Trump's vision for America's role in the world, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on President Donald Trump's first address to the United Nations; his focus on the threats from North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal, and his articulation of what the "America First" philosophy means on the world stage.

Duration: 00:12:29

What to expect from Trump's first UN assembly meeting, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, sits down with global affairs correspondent Elise Labott to discuss the first United Nations General Assembly since President Trump took office as well as how US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sees her role.

Duration: 00:28:17

The moment CNN's Dan Merica looked for in Hillary Clinton's new book, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks to CNN political reporter Dan Merica about his time covering Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the most surprising moments from her new book looking back on the election, from the description of her marriage to President Bill Clinton, to the external factors she feels affected her candidacy.

Duration: 00:25:27

Donald Trump's strategic shift, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on President Donald Trump's deal with Congressional Democrats -- even as there are many details still to be worked out -- and the strategic shift it represents, how it will test the loyalty of Trump's base supporters, and why it may reflect a change in the voices that surround Trump in the oval office.

Duration: 00:11:18

The state of the Democratic party in the era of Trump, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the internal struggles within the Democratic party as they look ahead to 2020; from President Donald Trump's bipartisan outreach, to growing support for a Bernie Sanders health care proposal, and finding a broad message that will resonate with voters. Plus, Hillary Clinton's new book and how her voice complicates the future of the Democratic party.

Duration: 00:12:17

What else is happening besides Irma, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, looks at multiple newsworthy events going on in addition to Hurricane Irma including tax reform, Jared Kushner's White House reputation, Mitch McConnell's New York Times interview and Hillary Clinton's new book.

Duration: 00:10:38

Steve Bannon and the DNA of the Republican party, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on how President Donald Trump and his former chief strategist are challenging the Republican party -- from the leadership on Capitol Hill, to vulnerable incumbents up for re-election -- and how it could permanently alter Republican politics.

Duration: 00:10:18

The power of the Presidents' club, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the history of the Presidents' club coming together in the face of extreme need in the country, and how the most recent appeal to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey reveals a break in tradition, and a change, in what many call the world's most exclusive club.

Duration: 00:11:00

A strategic shift for Donald Trump? On the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on understanding the dynamics at play in the oval office when President Donald Trump surprised Republican leadership and struck a deal with Congressional Democrats, whether this is a sign of a new strategy, and how this could affect Trump's agenda in the future.

Duration: 00:12:33

Highlights from Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, breaks down the big moments from Hillary Clinton's new book "What Happened".

Duration: 00:13:48

The political reality of rescinding the DACA program, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on how President Trump's rescinding of the DACA program could affect both Democrats and Republicans down the road.

Duration: 00:13:49

CNN's Tal Kopan on the looming immigration issue facing Trump, on the Daily DC

Brooke Brower, CNN Politics managing editor, talks to CNN Politics reporter Tal Kopan about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and everything you should know about the decision facing President Donald Trump. They discuss the real life implications of ending the Obama-era program, the political headwinds at play, the larger implications for US immigration policy, and what role corporate businesses have to play.

Duration: 00:19:32

Trump looks for the right tone as tragedy unfolds, on the Daily DC

Brooke Brower, CNN Politics managing editor, on President Donald Trump's juggling of his role as leader in a time of tragedy while also pushing for tax reform, the potential of political in-fighting in Congress over disaster relief funds, and a look at follow-up trips to Texas from the White House.

Duration: 00:07:07

President Trump's attempt to multitask during a crisis, on the Daily DC

CNN's Brooke Brower, filling in for David Chalian, on President Donald Trump pivoting to a tax policy speech today amid so much national attention on the impact of Harvey and criticism directed at the President about how much empathy he showed to victims.

Duration: 00:08:24

The politics of disaster relief funding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, on the Daily DC

Brooke Brower, CNN Politics managing editor, on how questions about helping Texas rebuild are already starting to play out and how they could complicate an already full fall plate for Congress.

Duration: 00:06:48

President Trump's first natural disaster test, on the Daily DC

Brooke Brower, CNN Politics managing editor, on President Donald Trump's response as Hurricane Harvey hit ground over the weekend and as federal officials predict it will affect hundreds of thousands of people across Texas and Louisiana.

Duration: 00:08:08

Manu Raju on Donald Trump's troubled relationship with Capitol Hill, on the Daily DC

David Chalian sits down with Manu Raju, CNN's senior congressional correspondent, to talk through Trump's ongoing fights with Mitch McConnell, Bob Corker, the filibuster rule, and more.

Duration: 00:25:13

President Trump looks ahead to the fall, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, explains how the next few months could make or break President Trump's relationship with Congress.

Duration: 00:10:10

Trump's doozy of a campaign rally, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, wraps up Trump's incredible performance at a rally in Arizona Tuesday night as well as the President's toxic relationship with Mitch McConnell.

Duration: 00:14:24

Previewing President Trump's two key events this week, on the Daily DC

David Chalian, CNN's political director, looks at the stakes for the White House this week featuring both a Presidential address and a political rally after Donald Trump's presidency was rocked by his response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Duration: 00:10:10

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