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CNN's Political Director David Chalian lives, breathes, and sleeps politics, so who better to help make sense of the ever-shifting political landscape? Join David and his colleagues as they ask tough questions, provide insight and analysis, and help you separate the political signal from the noise. Every weekday.

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CNN's Political Director David Chalian lives, breathes, and sleeps politics, so who better to help make sense of the ever-shifting political landscape? Join David and his colleagues as they ask tough questions, provide insight and analysis, and help you separate the political signal from the noise. Every weekday.

    Governing in Crisis

    Governing in Crisis

    As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, governors are fighting for the welfare of their constituents. Find out what that feels like as CNN political director David Chalian talks to former governor of Ohio John Kasich who led his state during a the Ebola outbreak.

    • 22 min
    Covid-19's Effect on National Security

    Covid-19's Effect on National Security

    As the coronavirus crisis worsens in the US, CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto step back and look at the global reverberations of the pandemic. They break down everything from the military implications to the future of foreign relations.

    • 15 min
    The Health Care System Hits "DEFCON 1"

    The Health Care System Hits "DEFCON 1"

    Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Contributors Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and Wajahat Ali to go inside the strain the Coronavirus crisis is putting on the nations' health care system and the criticism with the President's goal to have America back to work by Easter. Plus, the personal challenges and human costs of the crisis.

    • 21 min
    Trump Sets Easter Target To Get America Back To Work

    Trump Sets Easter Target To Get America Back To Work

    While the Senate inches closer to a deal on the stimulus bill, President Trump is eager to get the economy up and running is as few as 3 weeks in spite of what many public health experts are saying: we are in this for the long haul. Join CNN political director David Chalian as he talks to CNN congressional reporter Alex Rogers and CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen on the latest updates.

    • 18 min
    Congress' Dilemma: Spending Swiftly vs. Spending Wisely

    Congress' Dilemma: Spending Swiftly vs. Spending Wisely

    Congress must pass an economic stimulus to aide the flagging economy, but Washington gamesmanship and political leverage plays aren't disappearing despite the crisis. As the pressure increases, Congress must choose between spending swiftly and spending wisely. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly, and CNN Economics Commentator Catherine Rampell to break down the latest stimulus details.

    • 18 min
    Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

    Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

    What's can history teach us about governing during a pandemic? Join CNN political director David Chalian and Senior Political Analyst John Avlon as they explore the lessons that can be learned from the Spanish Flu of 1918.

    • 16 min

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About 01/20 Episode

Would like to have heard more about the NSA and CIA withholding pertinent information regarding Ukraine from Congress out of fear for Trump. This is deeply disturbing.

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Informative but sensationalist

The episode on 1/8/20: After all CNN’s talk of Facts First and the care they take to not spread harmful information, David Chalian quickly ended the episode by repeating a conspiracy theory that was never mentioned before. Based on their own reporting, repeating lies even to debunk them often leads more people to believe them. Disappointing final note for the episode.

It’s nice to have something to listen to each day that is specifically about Washington. But sometimes the reporters seem to play into stereotypical narratives without examining their own biases. One day they’re implying Pelosi is being petty, the next day they’ll imply she had no choice, etc. The way they represent each politician flip flops not necessarily with the facts but with the way they present them.

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