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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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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.

    Sunday, August 9, 2020: Congressional Coronavirus Talks Reach Stalemate

    Sunday, August 9, 2020: Congressional Coronavirus Talks Reach Stalemate

    President Trump takes executive action after stimulus talks breakdown.

    And as more schools report coronavirus cases, parents and teachers are faced with difficult decisions. Whitmer's number two and his next door neighbor weighs in on the veepstakes.

    Plus, a progressive scores an upset victory in Missouri—and hope that Joe Biden is listening.

    • 40 min
    Sunday, August 2, 2020: Trump Floats Delaying The Election

    Sunday, August 2, 2020: Trump Floats Delaying The Election

    The President continues his attacks on mail-in voting - and even muses about delaying the election.

    Plus, the coronavirus death toll crosses 150,000 - and even as new cases plateau in hard-hit states like Texas and Florida, they're rising across the Midwest.

    And Joe Biden's search for a running mate enters the home stretch.

    On today’s show: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Former Utah Congresswoman Mia Love; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; CNN’s David Axelrod and Former Executive Director and Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye; Executive Director of Education Trust-West Elisha Smith Arrillaga; and CNN’s Coy Wire.

    • 38 min
    Sunday, July 26, 2020: Two Big Numbers: 4 Million Coronavirus Cases, 100 Days Until the Election

    Sunday, July 26, 2020: Two Big Numbers: 4 Million Coronavirus Cases, 100 Days Until the Election

    With 100 days until Election Day, new CNN polling out this morning spells trouble for President Trump's re-election hopes in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, and Michigan.

    Plus, the U.S. marks yet another  grim milestone in the pandemic crisis -- 4 million confirmed cases, and soon to be 150,000 deaths. Why weren't U.S. leaders better prepared for this summer surge?

    On today’s show: Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; CNN’s David Axelrod; Emergency Room Physician Dr. Leanna Wen of the George Washington University School of Public Health; and Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics

     

    • 41 min
    Sunday, July 19, 2020: America’s Record-Shattering Coronavirus Surge

    Sunday, July 19, 2020: America’s Record-Shattering Coronavirus Surge

    Even as America’s coronavirus case count rises to record levels, President Trump is in denial – and trying to shift the focus off his administration’s response.

    Plus, Joe Biden takes a double-digit lead, as the president’s reelection campaign tries for a reset.

    And America loses a legend – John Lewis, civil rights icon and long-serving member of Congress, passes away at 80.

    On today’s show: House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Miami Mayor Francis Suarez; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Institute and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; Dan Balz of the Washington Post; and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Nia-Malika Henderson, and Van Jones.

    • 42 min
    Sunday, July 12, 2020: Cases Surge to Record Numbers Across the Sun Belt States

    Sunday, July 12, 2020: Cases Surge to Record Numbers Across the Sun Belt States

    President Trump insists his administration has "done a great job," even as Covid-19 cases explode across the United States.

    Plus, schools become the new flashpoint in the Trump administration’s push to return to normal

    And Joe Biden unveils a new economic agenda that he hopes will unify his party

    Phil Mattingly anchors. On today’s show: Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist; ER Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University and Emergency Physician Dr. Murtaza Akhtar of Valleywise Health Medical; and Perry Bacon of FiveThirtyEight, Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast, and Catherine Lucey of the Wall Street Journal

    • 40 min
    Sunday, July 5, 2020: America Celebrates Independence Day Amid the Pandemic

    Sunday, July 5, 2020: America Celebrates Independence Day Amid the Pandemic

    Americans celebrate the Fourth of July under the shadow of the pandemic, as coronavirus cases surge to record numbers.

    And less than four months out from Election Day, President Trump tries to turn his struggling campaign around by doubling down on racial division and fueling the culture wars.

    Plus, the administration faces growing questions over an alleged Russian plot to target American troops.

    Phil Mattingly anchors. On today’s show: Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee; Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber; New York Congressional Candidate Mondaire Jones; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and ER Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; and Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post and Lisa Lerer of the New York Times.

    Plus Independence Day reflections from Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project,” and South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn.

    • 41 min

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