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Join CNN Political Director David Chalian as he guides you through our ever-changing political landscape. Every week, David and a guest take you inside the latest developments with insight and analysis from the key players in politics.

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Join CNN Political Director David Chalian as he guides you through our ever-changing political landscape. Every week, David and a guest take you inside the latest developments with insight and analysis from the key players in politics.

    Will The Economy Make or Break Biden’s Re-Election?

    Will The Economy Make or Break Biden’s Re-Election?

    Inflation is at the top of the list of Americans’ election concerns, but how is the economy actually doing? It depends on who you ask - Republicans are hammering President Joe Biden over inflation rates, while Democrats point to low jobless rates and strong wage growth. CNN economics reporter Elisabeth Buchwald joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to explain Americans’ views of the economy versus reality, and how all of this will impact both Biden and former President Trump’s election efforts. 
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    • 22 min
    Inside Trump’s ‘Veepstakes'

    Inside Trump’s ‘Veepstakes'

    This week a group of Donald Trump’s allies flocked to the Manhattan courthouse for the former president’s criminal hush money trial. It’s become a way for North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, and others to ‘audition’ for the role of vice president. Elaine Godfrey is covering this year’s ‘Veepstakes’ for the Atlantic. She joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to explain why she says Trump’s search is different this time around. 
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    • 22 min
    Speaker Johnson Survives, Now What?

    Speaker Johnson Survives, Now What?

    Mike Johnson evaded another threat to his position as leader of the House this week. On Wednesday, Georgia GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene made a motion to oust Speaker Johnson, after threatening to do so for several weeks. The House voted swiftly in favor of Johnson by a tally of 359 to 43, so Speaker Johnson will keep his job, for now. But how long will this last? And how might this impact the presidential election? On this special edition of CNN Political Briefing, CNN Anchor and Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju and Capitol Hill Reporter Melanie Zanona discuss the latest.
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    • 31 min
    Columbia’s Protests, Then and Now

    Columbia’s Protests, Then and Now

    This week’s Pro-Palestine protests at Columbia University led to more than 100 arrests after students barricaded themselves inside Hamilton Hall. This happened in the exact same building where anti-war student protestors demonstrated 56 years ago to the day, according to Columbia’s student newspaper. Mark Naison, a Fordham University professor of history, was part of the 1968 protests. He joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to explain why he says this week’s protests feel like ‘déjà vu,’ and why he supports today’s demonstrations.
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    • 23 min
    "Private” vs “Official” Actions in Trump’s Historic Immunity Case

    "Private” vs “Official” Actions in Trump’s Historic Immunity Case

    This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in former president Donald Trump’s historic immunity case. Trump’s attorneys say he should be granted sweeping immunity in a federal election subversion case because he was acting “officially” as president. Now all eyes turn to how the court decides -- and whether or not this is sent back to lower courts for further adjudication -- with this November’s election potentially hanging in the balance. University of Michigan Law professor Leah Litman and CNN Political Director David Chalian break down the foundations of the case and talk about what’s at stake.
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    • 24 min
    Inside The Tangled Web of Trump’s Legal Troubles

    Inside The Tangled Web of Trump’s Legal Troubles

    This week, the first of four expected criminal trials involving former President Donald Trump began in Manhattan. And for the first time in United States history, a former president is now a defendant in a criminal trial. CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen was in the courtroom. He joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to share his analysis of not only this case, but also this week’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the January 6 obstruction charges, which could have potential legal implications for Trump as well. 
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

NicoleAustin ,

January 26 2024 episode

I love listening to this podcast but my gosh push the mikes away a little I can hear their whole respiratory systems! 😂😂😂

AmiFidel ,

Sort of, Sort of, Sort of, ad infinitum

Why in the world, this host has the necessity of preceding every single adjective with the words “sort of”? Its nauseating to listen to all these unnecessary word fillers!

Ommmmmmmmmmmm001 ,

Strong content, not objective

I appreciate the podcast as it helps me to know what is going on however I would appreciate an objective perspective. It is too biased and one sided.

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