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The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the latest insider analysis so you can make sense of the headlines.

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The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the latest insider analysis so you can make sense of the headlines.

    Congress’ Lame Duck Session is Jam-Packed

    Congress’ Lame Duck Session is Jam-Packed

    Lawmakers are working to pass bills that would fund the government, codify same-sex and interracial marriage rights, and more in a matter of weeks. CNN’s Krista Bo explains what Congress aims to accomplish and what other political factors are at play in this lame duck session. 
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    • 6 min
    Kevin McCarthy's Math Problem

    Kevin McCarthy's Math Problem

    Republicans take control of the House in January, and GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to become the next speaker. CNN's Melanie Zanona explains why the math isn't working out so far, and how he's trying to change that. As he scrambles to lock down the votes for his speakership, McCarthy issued his strongest stance yet on the Biden administration's immigration policies and border security leadership, while the White House pushed back.
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    • 6 min
    Debate over Trump’s Special Master Continues

    Debate over Trump’s Special Master Continues

    The Justice Department faced off with Donald Trump’s lawyers today in a key hearing related to the Mar-a-Lago investigation. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains how the newly appointed special counsel is handling his position overseeing the case. Plus, Holmes explains other key investigations at the federal and state level involving the former president.  
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    • 7 min
    Democrats’ Goals for Lame-Duck Session

    Democrats’ Goals for Lame-Duck Session

    Democrats have a little over a month left before Republicans take control of the House. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains their priorities in the little time they have left, including passing same-sex marriage and protections for DACA recipients. Plus, President Joe Biden considers a 2024 run in the context of the midterms and Donald Trump’s campaign launch.
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    • 8 min
    House Republicans Prep Multiple Investigations

    House Republicans Prep Multiple Investigations

    Now that Republicans are projected to have the majority in the House, they are preparing investigations on multiple fronts. CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down these investigations and a related update from Attorney General Merrick Garland. Plus, what will House leadership look like in the new year?
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    • 6 min
    End of an Era: Pelosi Steps Down

    End of an Era: Pelosi Steps Down

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers she will not run for reelection for Democratic leadership, but will remain a member of Congress. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the #2 and #3 House Democrats followed suit, paving the way for a new generation to take power. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy did not attend Pelosi’s farewell speech, but he has been celebrating the new Republican majority.  
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

Apcpt ,

Decent wrap up, biased.

The host does a good job of hitting the big ticket news you’d want to be aware of but it’s definitely not an objective look. Useful if you want a left perspective without having to bear pod-save America or TYT.

AmiFidel ,

Please Please stop with the “sort of”

Mostly every adjective pronounced in this podcast is preceded by “sort of”. This implies that nothing is factual, precise, real. Is this what the host wants to convey?

miaaassas ,

Good podcast

Great for talking about what is happening today in politics. I prefer it to other similar podcasts. As it provides a very comprehensive look at things

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