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March 20, 2019
New CNN Poll on the Battle for the 2020 Democratic Nomination
New CNN/SSRS poll shows a clear majority of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents put defeating President Trump above any ideological purity or policy positions and that may prove to be the defining characteristic of this initial phase of the battle for the party's nomination. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what this could mean as the race continues to take shape.
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13 min
March 5, 2019
The 2020 Democratic Field is Still Taking Shape
Hillary Clinton and Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, have made their final decision on a presidential bid. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest on who's in and who's out for the 2020 presidential race.
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7 min
March 4, 2019
We've Got Another Candidate for President
John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor, has announced he is running for president. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Hickenlooper's announcement as he joins the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field.
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8 min
March 1, 2019
Cohen's Canceled Check
CNN Chief Political Analyst and Michael Cohen expert Gloria Borger joins CNN Political Director David Chalian for look back on all the evidence, testimony, reporting, anecdotes and moments from Michael Cohen's week of testifying on Capitol Hill. They highlight Cohen's fallout with Trump, his credibility in his testimony, and the evidence he submitted which implicates the President in crimes he committed while in office.
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17 min
February 28, 2019
Donald Trump's Last 24 Hours
President Trump is coming home following his collapsed summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un and the controversial appearance of Michael Cohen before the House Oversight Committee. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest set of events and their toll on President Trump.
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8 min
February 27, 2019
Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer is taking center stage with his public testimony before the House Oversight Committee. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the significance of today's hearing.
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38 min
February 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders' Debut
Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his case for why he should be the Democratic nominee in a CNN Town Hall with Wolf Blitzer in Washington, DC last night. He laid out his vision for Democratic Socialism in America, cautioned against intervention into the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and addressed the reports of sexual harassment during his 2016 presidential campaign. CNN Political Director David Chalian digs into Sanders' performance to take stock of where he's positioned himself at the start of his campaign.
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12 min
February 25, 2019
The Split-Screen Presidency
As Donald Trump travels to Vietnam to meet with Kim Jong Un, he will be many time zones away from Washington, where Michael Cohen will testify on Capitol Hill, Congress will vote to block his border wall funding, and as Robert Mueller prepares to complete his investigation into the Trump campaign. CNN Political Director David Chalian takes stock of how the President might react when all of these events start to bleed together.
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5 min
February 22, 2019
Bernie's Back
Having energized the left wing of the Democratic Party with his underdog campaign in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders is back with another presidential campaign. But this time, the rules of engagement are completely different. CNN Political Director David Chalian sits down with CNN Politics Reporter Greg Krieg to map out what Bernie has done since 2016 to prepare himself for 2020, and what he'll have to do differently going forward if he wants to win the nomination.
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22 min
February 21, 2019
Waiting for Mueller
Attorney General Bill Barr is set to announce the completion of the Mueller investigation as soon as next week. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the impact these findings will have in the political environment as we head towards the 2020 election.
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10 min
February 20, 2019
Bernie Sanders 2.0
Bernie Sanders has launched his second presidential campaign. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Sanders' latest announcement and the challenges he might face this time around.
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12 min
February 14, 2019
Former FBI Official Goes Public with Talk of the 25th Amendment
Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI Director, confirmed that discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office took place at the Department of Justice. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest on McCabe's 25th Amendment bombshell.
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10 min
February 13, 2019
Howard Schultz's Big Homework Assignment
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz joined CNN's Poppy Harlow at a CNN town hall in Houston, Texas to discuss his potential run for president as a "centrist independent." CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses key moments from last night's town hall.
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12 min
February 12, 2019
There's a Deal, but It Doesn't Make the President Happy
Congressional negotiators have agreed on a border deal. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses President Trump's reaction and the potential political implications of this new deal.
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8 min
February 11, 2019
The Democratic Divide on Display
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Elizabeth Warren officially joined the 2020 presidential race this past weekend. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses their latest announcement and contrasting messages.
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8 min
February 7, 2019
The Democrats' Dilemma in Virginia
Virginia politics continues to be consumed by the latest blackface and sexual assault scandal. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest controversy being faced by Virginia's top three Democrats.
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7 min
February 5, 2019
State Of The Union
President Trump gives his State of the Union address tonight as Congress barrels towards another funding deadline battle over immigration. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what to expect from tonight's tension-filled event and how it could shape national politics going forward.
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8 min
February 4, 2019
Pre-SOTU Polls
New CNN polling shows that Donald Trump's approval ratings slide has snapped back to its normal range, while Nancy Pelosi comes in at her highest approval rating in over ten years. CNN Political Director David Chalian analyzes all the latest data ahead of President Trump's high pressure Congressional address.
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10 min
February 1, 2019
Cory Booker Takes His Shot
Earlier today, Sen. Cory Booker announced his candidacy for President with a slick campaign video and a press conference in front of his childhood home in Newark, New Jersey. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson to discuss Cory Booker's path to the presidency, as well as the week's worth of drama around the potential independent campaign of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Plus, they go deep on where each Democratic candidate stands on Medicare for All.
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25 min
January 31, 2019
It's Groundhog Day
President Trump and House Speaker Pelosi remain at odds over border wall funding. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses their rift as negotiators work to strike a deal ahead of the February 15 deadline.
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8 min
January 29, 2019
Kamala Harris in Iowa
Senator Kamala Harris introduced herself to Iowa caucus-goers on Monday during CNN's town hall at Drake University. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Harris' full embrace of "Medicare-for-all".
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11 min
January 25, 2019
Roger Stone Indicted
CNN's exclusive footage of the FBI arresting Roger Stone at his home in Florida on seven charges connected to Robert Mueller's investigation sent shockwaves through the country this morning. CNN's David Chalian is joined by CNN Crime and Justice Reporter Shimon Prokupecz to break down everything we learned from the Special Counsel's charges against Stone, and he reveals how CNN was able to anticipate Stone's arrest ahead of everyone else.
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26 min
January 24, 2019
Trump Caves to Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi is claiming a victory in President Trump's State of the Union showdown. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Pelosi's victory lap and the latest on the government shutdown.
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9 min
January 23, 2019
It's Getting Crowded out There
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana is the latest candidate to announce his exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses this latest announcement in the rapidly growing list of Democratic candidates.
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7 min
January 22, 2019
Kamala Harris' Rollout
Senator Kamala Harris has officially announced her 2020 presidential run. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Harris' announcement and what it represents in the overall 2020 race.
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11 min
January 18, 2019
Biden, Beto and Bernie
Is third time the charm for Joe Biden? Will Beto O'Rourke take his message from blog posts to ballot boxes? Will Bernie Sanders be able to repeat his 2016 cinderella run? CNN Political Director David Chalian sits down with CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny to discuss all the unanswered questions in the lead up to the 2020 Democratic primary race.
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28 min
January 17, 2019
What Did He Say?
In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani contradicted months of 'no collusion' talk. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Giuliani's stunning admission that he never denied that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election.
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10 min
January 16, 2019
From Time to Time...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asking President Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the government shutdown is over. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Speaker Pelosi's latest power move against President Trump's scheduled January 29 State of the Union address.
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10 min
January 15, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand Step Right Up
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's potential announcement towards a 2020 presidential race and the questions she may face due to her previous conservative-leaning positions.
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13 min
January 14, 2019
'I Never Worked for Russia'
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses President Trump's response to stories about an FBI investigation into whether or not he has acted on behalf of Russia and the upcoming confirmation hearing of William Barr before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be U.S. Attorney General.
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10 min
January 11, 2019
Waiting For Daddy
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the gridlock in the government, why Republicans are sitting on their hands, why the President won't budge an inch, and why the Democrats have no reason to meet the Republicans halfway.
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15 min
January 8, 2019
The Bully Pulpit
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses President Trump's use of the bully pulpit to make his case for border wall funding ahead of his prime-time Oval Office address.
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5 min
January 7, 2019
Start Your Engines
CNN Political Director David Chalian officially kicks off the 2020 election cycle with a breakdown of Elizabeth Warren's first trip to Iowa, Joe Biden publicly musing on whether to enter the race, and how progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will affect 2020 Democratic candidates.
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11 min
January 4, 2019
The New Washington
CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the historic 116th Congress, Speaker Pelosi, the politics of impeachment and the changing landscape of U.S. government.
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24 min
January 3, 2019
The 116th Congress
Washington enters a new era as Democrats seize control of the House, electing Nancy Pelosi as House speaker. David Chalian breaks down the new makeup of the 116th Congress, including the record-breaking number of female members and other historic firsts.
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10 min
January 2, 2019
Mitt Romney's Critique of the President's Character
Mitt Romney, who will be sworn in as a United States senator on Thursday, makes his senatorial debut by deeming President Trump's character unfit for office in a new op-ed. Is this an insight as to what we can expect from his tenure in Congress?
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13 min
December 21, 2018
Countdown to Shutdown
CNN Political Director David Chalian sits down with CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju to discuss the state of play as Congress and the White House drive the government towards a shutdown. They playback the moments that led up to this stalemate, from Trump's Oval Office meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, to Pence telling Republicans that Trump would sign a clean CR. Plus, they look into the murky future and try to forecast when and how the final shutdown will finally be resolved.
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17 min
December 20, 2018
A Dozen Dem Debates
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the newly announced format for the Democratic presidential primary debate calendar, which will include 12 DNC-sanctioned debates, the first of which starting in June 2019.
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12 min
December 19, 2018
The Wall Crumbles
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down new reporting that Donald Trump is prepared to cave on border wall funding in the context of his famous "Build the wall!" campaign slogan, his on-camera Oval Office showdown with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and the priorities of the new Democratic House.
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7 min
December 18, 2018
A Greater Threat To Trump Than Mueller
CNN Political Director David Chalian asks: What's the one thing the President hinges all of his success on, and the one thing that Republican voters are becoming increasingly skeptical of (according to new CNN polling), and the one thing that could undermine the entire Trump presidency if it were to bottom out? It's the economy, stupid.
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10 min
December 13, 2018
The New Congress and What the American People Expect
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest CNN poll numbers and how Americans expect government will work over the next few years.
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6 min
December 12, 2018
That Oval Office Moment
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the contentious meeting between President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over funding for the border wall and the prospects of a government shutdown.
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11 min
December 11, 2018
CNN's Final National Poll of 2018
The latest exclusive CNN poll numbers show some warning signs for President Trump when it comes to his handling of the Russia investigation.
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10 min
December 7, 2018
Behind The Bush Family
CNN Political Director David Chalian sits down with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel to discuss the Bush political dynasty and remember the life of its leader, President George H.W. Bush. The two discuss the relationships that bonded the family together, the values that the 41st President instilled upon his children, and the ways that President Bush's life changed as he grew older.
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25 min
December 6, 2018
2020 is Well Underway
The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is well underway. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the potential Democratic contenders gearing up for a 2020 race.
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9 min
December 5, 2018
Our National Day of Mourning
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses memorable moments from President's George H.W. Bush's funeral and President George W. Bush's emotional eulogy.
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11 min
December 4, 2018
What's Going On in North Carolina?
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the allegations that absentee ballots were tampered with in North Carolina's 9th Congressional district by operatives connected to the Republican candidate's campaign.
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8 min
December 3, 2018
Remembering George H.W. Bush
The country prepares to lay President Bush to rest and perhaps the politics of his time in Washington with him.
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14 min
November 30, 2018
A Whirlwind Week for the Russia Investigation
CNN Crime and Justice Reporter Shimon Prokupecz joins CNN Political Director David Chalian in studio to break down exactly what happened this week in the Russia investigation and what that means for Robert Mueller's probe.
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25 min
November 29, 2018
Michael Cohen Proving to Be Donald Trump's Worst Enemy
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Michael Cohen's latest guilty plea as he claims he lied to Congress about the Trump Tower project in Moscow.
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15 min
November 28, 2018
Nancy Pelosi's Confidence
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Nancy Pelosi's confidence in her bid to become House Speaker again.
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10 min
November 27, 2018
Election Day: 3 Weeks Later
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Mississippi's controversial and polarized Senate runoff race as well as the latest election results from California.
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12 min
November 20, 2018
Ivanka's Emails
We're talking about emails again. This time, it's Ivanka Trump, daughter of and assistant to the President of the United States, who sent hundreds of emails last year using a personal account. Trump's defense rings similar to that of Hillary Clinton when she was accused of the same offense. How is the White House handling this ironic predicament?
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9 min
November 19, 2018
President Trump Fires Shots at a Former Servicemember
President Trump attacked retired Adm. McRaven, the architect of the raid on Osama bin Ladin, during an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday. The President boasts being a champion of the military, but is his comfort with politicizing and criticizing veterans at odds with this claim?
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10 min
November 15, 2018
Nancy Pelosi
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Nancy Pelosi's path to become the House Speaker in the next Congress, despite the growing criticism of her detractors.
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6 min
November 14, 2018
Post Election CNN Poll Numbers Show Americans Are Happy with the Election Results
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest poll numbers a week after Election Day.
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5 min
November 13, 2018
Arizona Goes Blue
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Representative Kyrsten Sinema's victory in Arizona's Senate race and what this election might represent as we move towards the 2020 election.
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9 min
November 12, 2018
Lessons Learned
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the lessons learned (or not) from election night.
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13 min
November 9, 2018
The 116th Congress
CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly for insights into the midterm election results, the most surprising Democratic flips in the House, and the Republicans' tenuous position in the Senate. Plus, with the House changing hands, David and Phil preview what to watch for in the House leadership races for Democrats and Republicans.
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22 min
November 8, 2018
Update On Outstanding Midterm Races
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the lingering races with no final result yet from Tuesday's election.
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10 min
November 8, 2018
Midterm Election Post-Game
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the results from Tuesday's midterm elections.
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16 min
November 5, 2018
The Final CNN Pre-Election Poll of Campaign 2018
The Trump Factor is high - nearly 70 percent of voters say they are casting their ballot to send a message about Donald Trump. Voters tomorrow will tell us what that message is.
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9 min
November 2, 2018
A Bipartisan Look Ahead to the Midterms
CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined in studio by the communications directors for both the National Republican Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ahead of the midterm elections. Hear Matt Gorman of the NRCC and Meredith Kelly of the DCCC discuss what each party expects this Tuesday.
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26 min
November 1, 2018
New CNN Poll Numbers: Florida & Tennessee
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest CNN exclusive poll numbers out of Florida and Tennessee.
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7 min
October 31, 2018
New CNN Poll Numbers: Arizona & Nevada
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest CNN exclusive poll numbers out of Arizona and Nevada, two of the most competitive races in the battle for the U.S. Senate.
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8 min
October 30, 2018
One Week Out
With one week before the 2018 midterm elections, CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest early voter numbers and the contrasting campaign arguments between Republicans and Democrats heading into the final stretch of the midterms.
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12 min
October 29, 2018
The Political Impact of Hate in America
After a deadly and hate-filled week in America, CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses how these events might or might not impact the political environment heading into Election Day.
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10 min
October 26, 2018
Teleprompter Trump
CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by CNN White House Reporter Sarah Westwood to discuss President Trump's official response -- and his Twitter response -- to a domestic terrorist sending over a dozen pipe bombs to high-profile political figures, and how the White House is handling the narrative around the story as election day nears.
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19 min
October 25, 2018
The Politics of the Pipe Bombs
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses President Trump's political response following yesterday's domestic terrorism event and how President Trump has successfully changed the Republican Party into his own framework.
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13 min
October 24, 2018
Suspicious Packages Sent to Trump Political Targets
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses President Trump's response following the suspicious packages sent to CNN, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats as well as the political component of today's domestic terrorism event.
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9 min
October 23, 2018
Trump's Midterm Strategy
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses how President Trump's falsehoods and fear tactics may prove politically savvy.
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11 min
October 22, 2018
Nobody Knows
CNN's Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest poll numbers which suggest surprises may be in store on election night.
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9 min
October 19, 2018
Saudis and Swing States
CNN Political Director David Chalian talks to CNN White House Reporter Jeremy Diamond about the disappearance of American resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey, and the White House's attempts to redefine their friendly relationship with Saudi Arabia. Then, David and Jeremy talk about President Trump's aggressive midterm campaign strategy, and what's at stake for Trump if the Democrats take back the House.
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17 min
October 18, 2018
A Democrat in Republican Terrain
CNN's Political Director David Chalian breaks down Joe Donnelly's latest attention grabbing TV ad in which he splits with his own party and slams the "liberal left" as he navigates the rocky terrain of running as a Democrat in Trump Country.
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10 min
October 17, 2018
Cruz vs. O'Rourke
CNN's Political Director David Chalian discusses the highlights of the second and final debate between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent Representative Beto O'Rourke where things got feisty and personal.
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7 min
October 16, 2018
Texas Poll Numbers
In advance of the second senatorial debate in Texas between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest poll numbers.
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7 min
October 15, 2018
Elizabeth Warren's Bold Moves for 2020
The midterm elections are still ahead of us, yet some potential presidential candidates are already making moves in Iowa and New Hampshire -- and they're not doing so quietly. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on her part, has rolled out a campaign to prove that she has Native American ancestry in her bloodline.
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11 min
October 12, 2018
38 Million Dollars
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke announced his campaign raised an eye-popping $38.1 million... in the third quarter alone. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what all that cash means for O'Rourke's chances to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has maintained a steady lead throughout the campaign.
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8 min
October 11, 2018
The Narrowing Path for Democrats to a Senate Majority
CNN's Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest midterm election polling and discusses how the path for the Senate majority continues to narrow for Democrats.
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8 min
October 10, 2018
Enthusiasm vs. Expectations: The Latest Election Polls
Four weeks out from Election Day, and new CNN poll numbers show continued danger signs for Republicans nationally. CNN's Political Director, David Chalian, breaks down the latest statistics.
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9 min
October 8, 2018
President Trump Takes a Kavanaugh Victory Lap
Tonight President Trump will ceremonially swear in Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court Justice. David discusses how President Trump's latest accomplishment's might affect his approval rating and the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections.
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5 min
October 5, 2018
A New Supreme Court Justice
CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly joins CNN Political Director David Chalian on the phone from Capitol Hill to break down the final days of one of the ugliest Supreme Court confirmation processes in our nation's history.
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23 min
October 4, 2018
Kavanaugh on the Path to Confirmation?
The FBI investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh is complete and the chances of the Senate confirming President Trump's pick to the Supreme Court seem high. David discusses the potential political and cultural implications as the vote draws near.
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8 min
October 2, 2018
The Battle for the U.S. Senate
The competition is close in two of the most watched re-election races in the Senate, new CNN polling shows. David breaks down the races - and what's at stake for the Senate's balance - in Nevada and Missouri.
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10 min
October 1, 2018
Is Trump Hurting or Helping Kavanaugh?
A press conference that was supposed to tout a successful trade agreement took a sharp turn today as the President addressed questions regarding Kavanaugh and the FBI investigation into his allegations.
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11 min
September 28, 2018
Inside the Room: Ford and Kavanaugh's Testimonies
CNN National Political Reporter MJ Lee, who was in the room yesterday during the testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, recounts the historic event to CNN Political Director David Chalian. What happened, what's next, and what this means in the grand scheme of this political era.
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22 min
September 26, 2018
Another Bombshell Allegation Against Kavanaugh
There's yet another plot twist on the road to Brett Kavanaugh's potential confirmation to the Supreme Court ahead of his testimony on the Hill tomorrow. David discusses the politics at play.
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11 min
September 25, 2018
Kavanaugh Plays Offense
Ahead of the hearing on Thursday, Kavanaugh appears on Fox News and President Trump sings his Supreme Court nominee's praises at the United Nations.
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16 min
September 24, 2018
The Whiplash-Inducing Rosenstein News Cycle
David breaks down the whirlwind of news today regarding the Deputy Attorney General and what this means for Thursday, which could be one of the most politically significant moments of the Trump administration
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9 min
September 21, 2018
The Latest on the Kavanaugh Hearings
CNN Supreme Court Reporter Ariane de Vogue joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to break down and analyze the latest news in Christine Blasey Ford's accusations and the confirmation process of President Trump's pick to the Supreme Court.
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29 min
September 20, 2018
Ford's Potential Testimony
Kavanaugh's accuser has not closed the door on testifying, and David discusses the latest on the politics surrounding the confirmation of the Supreme Court nominee.
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13 min
September 18, 2018
Donald Trump Stands By Kavanaugh
David breaks down President Trump's reaction to the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick and how this is all playing out at the intersection of partisan politics and the #MeToo era
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13 min
September 17, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh's Future
What was widely assumed to be a swift confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is on the rocks as the woman who accused him of sexual assault has come forward with a willingness to testify before Congress.
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8 min
September 13, 2018
Midterm Mania
In the run-up to November, the latest CNN poll shows a double-digit Democratic advantage among likely voters in the generic congressional ballot.
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14 min
September 12, 2018
Robert Mueller's Approval Rating Is on the Rise
David breaks down the latest CNN poll numbers on how President Trump and Robert Mueller are handling the Russia investigation.
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11 min
September 11, 2018
President Trump's Approval Rating Drops
A new CNN poll shows President Trump's approval rating has dropped to 36%, while 69% of respondents describe the nation's economy as good or very good.
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12 min
September 7, 2018
The Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings
CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer Joan Biskupic joins CNN Political Director David Chalian in studio to break down this week's confirmation hearings for President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.
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20 min
September 6, 2018
Anonymous Op-Ed Fallout
A whodunnit of national proportions plays out after an anonymous op-ed from a senior administration official was published in the New York Times
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9 min
September 5, 2018
A Change in the Democratic Party?
Last night's primary results in Massachusetts seem to be part of a larger general trend that the Democratic primary electorate is demanding different representation. What does this mean for the midterms and 2020?
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11 min
September 4, 2018
A Firestorm of Headlines
From Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to Arizona Governor Ducey's selection to fill late Sen. John McCain's vacant seat to eye-popping quotes from Bob Woodward's new book, there is no shortage of news on this day back from the long weekend. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks it all down.
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13 min
August 24, 2018
A Week for the Books
CNN Justice Correspondent Laura Jarrett joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to reflect on a week to be remembered, including rare pushback from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Michael Cohen's guilty plea, and to talk about how the Russia investigation is affecting the day-to-day efforts at the Justice Department.
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26 min
August 23, 2018
Donald Trump's Own Words
The President seems to be forming an argument in response to the Manafort and Cohen drama this week by throwing out different lines of pushback and seeing what sticks.
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10 min
August 22, 2018
The Fallout from the Worst Day of the Trump Presidency
The President continues to praise Paul Manafort after he was found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes, and all's quiet on the Republican leadership front as the President of the United States is implicated in a federal crime. This and more on the fallout from the worst day the administration has experienced yet.
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14 min
August 21, 2018
A Precarious Moment in Trump's Presidency
President Trump finds himself in a rocky place as he's battling hourly headlines on Manafort, Cohen, Russian interference, and more.
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9 min
August 20, 2018
Giuliani and the Truth
President Trump and Rudy Giuliani continue their assault on the truth to lay the groundwork for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.
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12 min
August 17, 2018
This Week in the White House
CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss how the White House has been dealing with a tumultuous week that included Paul Manafort's trial, Omarosa and security clearances.
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23 min
August 16, 2018
Trump's Distraction Tactic
Will President Trump's attempt at distraction have a chilling effect on national security professionals?
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10 min
August 15, 2018
New CNN Poll Numbers: The Midterms
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down CNN's exclusive new poll numbers on the 2018 midterms
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7 min
August 14, 2018
Exclusive CNN Polling: Trump's Approval Ratings
What do new polling numbers indicate about voters' feelings toward the President after a controversial summer?
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12 min
August 13, 2018
The Reality TV Takeover of the American Presidency
The President of the United States and his former Apprentice co-star, Omarosa Manigault Newman, take their reality TV show antics to the national stage.
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9 min
August 10, 2018
A Politics Update from the Midwest
CNN Political Reporter Dan Merica joins CNN Political Director David Chalian on the phone from Des Moines, Iowa to discuss Michael Avenatti's trip to the state and his potential presidential run, how Iowa farmers are responding to President Trump's tariffs, what's going on with the special election in Ohio's 12th district, and more.
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20 min
August 9, 2018
Corruption as Democratic Ammunition
Does the indictment of Rep. Chris Collins open up a new line of attack for Democrats in the midterms?
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8 min
August 8, 2018
The Big Takeaways from Last Night's Election Results
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down last night's primary and special election outcomes.
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7 min
August 7, 2018
What to Watch for in Tonight's Elections
CNN Political Director David Chalian highlights what to watch for ahead of tonight's special election in Ohio and primaries in Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington.
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12 min
August 6, 2018
The Probe and Trump's Family
As the President is showing increased agitation over Robert Mueller's investigation, new reporting indicates that he has been concerned the Russia probe could touch the people closest to him.
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5 min
August 3, 2018
The Probe Continues
CNN Crime and Justice Reporter Shimon Prokupecz joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the latest in the Mueller investigation, including Rick Gates's upcoming testimony and why Paul Manafort has not cooperated with prosecutors.
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20 min
August 2, 2018
The Midterm Homestretch
There's a competitive Republican primary in Tennessee today, and all eyes will be on Ohio's primary election on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know ahead of these vital races.
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9 min
August 1, 2018
Trump Urges Attorney General to End Mueller Investigation
By telling Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he should end the Russia probe, did President Trump just provide more fodder for a potential obstruction of justice case?
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8 min
July 31, 2018
The President and Primaries
President Trump is eager to get out on the trail and campaign for midterm candidates, but will a complete embrace of the President prove to be a successful strategy for GOP contenders?
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7 min
July 30, 2018
Shutdown Showdown
Is President Trump looking for a shutdown showdown over wall funding just a few weeks before Election Day?
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10 min
July 27, 2018
The State of Congress Ahead of the Midterms
The House of Representatives has checked out for five weeks, and soon there will be just 100 days until the midterm elections. CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly joins CNN Political Director David Chalian in studio to discuss the temperature on the Hill as November approaches.
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24 min
July 26, 2018
Is Trump Changing His Stripes?
The President has been exhibiting a pattern of backing down and adjusting to the political and public backlash generated from his governing from the hip. Are we seeing a new character trait in President Trump?
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12 min
July 25, 2018
The Race for Governor in Georgia
The Georgia gubernatorial race may have just become one of the most important races to watch in 2018.
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9 min
July 24, 2018
What to Watch for in the Latest Midterm Poll Numbers
As the 100-day mark until the midterm elections approaches, new national polling numbers give insight into the president's approval rating, the temperature of independent voters, and what this could mean for the battle over control of Congress.
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7 min
July 20, 2018
On Vice Presidents
New York Times Best-Selling Author and CNN Contributor Kate Andersen Brower joins CNN Managing Editor Brooke Brower for a special Friday episode to discuss Vice President Mike Pence's role in the administration, former VPs and their relationships, and more from her book, First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power.
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21 min
July 19, 2018
The Latest on the Supreme Court Confirmation
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju joins CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower on the phone from Capitol Hill to discuss the latest developments in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, including his 2016 comments regarding the constitutionality of an independent counsel.
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8 min
July 18, 2018
Midterm Check-In
CNN Politics Reporters Rebecca Berg and Eric Bradner sit down with CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower to give an overview of the midterm elections in the fall, the chances of a Democratic wave happening and to share which key races they're watching.
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14 min
July 17, 2018
The Latest on Immigration and Child Separation
CNN Politics Reporter Tal Kopan and CNN Senior Writer Catherine Shoichet, who both cover immigration, sit down with CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower to give an overview of where the issue of child separations stands and what developments can be expected going forward.
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11 min
July 16, 2018
The Sum Total Effect of the Trump-Putin Summit
CNN White House Reporter Stephen Collinson joins CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower to discuss President Trump's Europe trip and specifically his historic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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8 min
July 13, 2018
Trump's Busy Europe Trip
CNN White House Reporter Jeremy Diamond joins CNN Political Director David Chalian on the phone from London to break down the President's trip to Europe so far. Is Trump upending the world order or are alliances stronger than ever? Also: analysis of the bombshell interview President Trump gave a British tabloid.
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16 min
July 12, 2018
Beto O'Rourke's Historic Fundraising Haul
The Democratic Senate candidate has raised an unprecedented amount of money through fundraising, issuing a warning shot to incumbent Ted Cruz ahead of the Texas midterm elections.
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9 min
July 11, 2018
Donald Trump's New World Order
President Trump is pursuing his 'America First' policy in full force at the NATO summit using a script unlike any other post-WWII president before him. Will his 'Art of the Deal'-style tactics pay off?
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10 min
July 10, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation and the Democratic Base
The confirmation of the President's Supreme Court pick is not totally in doubt, so why are Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats so committed to an all-out fight to block it?
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8 min
July 9, 2018
President Trump's SCOTUS Battle is Fully Engaged
Ahead of the President's Supreme Court nominee unveiling tonight, interest groups from both sides are already gearing for battle. If confirmed, it's a decision that could shift the U.S. Supreme Court's ideological composition in a more conservative direction for at least a generation.
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8 min
July 6, 2018
An Immigration Update from the Border
CNN National Correspondent Miguel Marquez joins CNN Political Director David Chalian on the phone from McAllen, Texas to discuss the latest in the immigration crisis since the President signed the executive order on family separation.
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18 min
July 5, 2018
The Politics of the Supreme Court Justice Confirmation
As President Trump moves closer to settling on his selection for the Justice Kennedy replacement, outside interest groups are getting engaged. How will the Supreme Court confirmation will play out in the Senate, and what are its effects on the midterm elections?
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12 min
July 3, 2018
Trump's Reality Show-Style SCOTUS Rollout
President Trump's flair for the dramatic is showcased in what seems to be his favorite part of being president: rolling out a Supreme Court nominee. It's the U.S. Supreme Court edition of his reality show programming.
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11 min
July 2, 2018
The Politics of the Debate to Abolish ICE
Will the internal Democratic Party debate over abolishing ICE give Republicans a political win?
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12 min
June 29, 2018
The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court
CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer Joan Biskupic sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the political ramifications of Justice Kennedy's retirement, potential nominees for his replacement, and the future of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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24 min
June 28, 2018
The Battle for the Ideological Composition of the Supreme Court
The politics of a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year are discussed in what could be a generational shift in its make-up after Justice Kennedy's retirement.
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14 min
June 27, 2018
The Earthquake That Hit the Democratic Party Last Night
Are last night's primary results in New York indicative of an ideological battle waging inside the Democratic Party? Also: Mitt Romney's overwhelming victory in Utah and other important primary results are discussed.
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12 min
June 25, 2018
The Boom and Bust Cycle of Trump's Presidency
President Trump continues to operate in a familiar pattern, sparking outrage from the media and riling up his political opposition, without incurring much, if any, political harm. Can the dedication and passionate support he maintains from his base translate to the midterm elections?
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9 min
June 22, 2018
The Family Separations Executive Order is Signed. What's Next?
CNN Politics Reporter Tal Kopan, who covers immigration issues, sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the politics and policy of immigration and President Trump's family separations executive order.
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19 min
June 21, 2018
New CNN Poll Numbers: Americans Happy with the Economy
Exclusive CNN poll numbers show that two-thirds of Americans think economic conditions are good, yet despite such positive ratings on the economy, Democrats still hold an edge in November's midterm elections.
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10 min
June 20, 2018
President Trump Buckles to Public Pressure on Immigration
In a rare move for Trump, he abandons his position on family separation at the border.
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8 min
June 19, 2018
New CNN Poll Numbers on Trump's Immigration Policy
President Trump is leaning into base politics at the expense of playing to his strengths with a broader swath of Americans
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12 min
June 18, 2018
The Politics of Kids Being Separated from Families at the Border
Pressure mounts as voices from both sides of the aisle criticize the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward processing undocumented immigrants, but the administration is holding firm
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9 min
June 15, 2018
Breaking Down the IG Report
CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Josh Campbell sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the release of the Inspector General's report and to provide an inside look at the culture of the FBI.
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18 min
June 13, 2018
Sanford's Defeat Shows Why Corker's Comments May Fall on Deaf Ears
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) chastised his party for living in fear of the president, but last night's primary results indicate that the GOP is now the party of Trump.
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10 min
June 12, 2018
The Historic Trump-Kim Summit Now Hangs in Suspended Animation
President Trump broke the ice, but can he achieve the ultimate goal of complete denuclearization?
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11 min
June 11, 2018
G7 Fallout and the New World Order
The potential consequences of the G7 summit and what the fallout could mean ahead of President Trump's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
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10 min
June 8, 2018
Previewing Two Big Summits for President Trump
CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian ahead of two major international moments for President Donald Trump: the G7 summit and the highly-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
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23 min
June 7, 2018
A Look at Where the Battle for the Midterms Stands
Five months out from Election Day, the President's poll numbers show improvement as Democratic enthusiasm continues to be sky high. What does this mean for the midterms?
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13 min
June 5, 2018
What to Watch for in Tonight's Big Primary Results
The battle for control of the House of Representatives continues in the most consequential primary day of the 2018 midterms, and California is in the spotlight. Also to watch: key statewide races, including those in Alabama and South Dakota that may provide further insight into the fate of incumbent Republicans seeking higher office.
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10 min
June 4, 2018
Bill Clinton's Lewinsky Answer Shows Why Some Dems May Keep Their Distance
The former President appeared ill-prepared to respond to a question about the Lewinsky scandal in the wake of the #MeToo movement. It's precisely why you may see less of Bill Clinton -- once one of the most-requested surrogates for Democratic candidates -- out on the campaign trail.
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11 min
June 1, 2018
The Decay of Public Discourse
Host of Reliable Sources and CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to break down the political implications of the Roseanne and Samantha Bee controversies this week. Has public debate reached a level of indecency beyond saving?
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15 min
May 31, 2018
Donald Trump Goes on a Pardon Frenzy
Is President Trump using his pardon power to please his conservative base or to send a signal to Michael Cohen? Or both?
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12 min
May 30, 2018
Trump Humiliates Sessions. . . Again!
Why did Donald Trump need a "loyalist" to oversee the Russia investigation?
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10 min
May 29, 2018
President Trump's Canceled Meeting with North Korea Appears to Be Back On
A flurry of activity has emerged across the globe in anticipation of the Trump-Kim summit
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10 min
May 25, 2018
The Supreme Court's Jam-Packed June
CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer Joan Biskupic sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian to talk about the origin of "Notorious RBG" and to preview the busy month ahead for the Supreme Court
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19 min
May 23, 2018
The Big Takeaways from Last Night's Primary Results
What yesterday's history-making primary elections tell us about the state of the Democratic party, how it's changing, and what Democrats will need to do in order to put together winning campaigns in red districts
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13 min
May 22, 2018
Homeland Security Chief Pushes Back on Intel Community's Conclusions on Russia's Election Meddling
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen questions if helping Donald Trump was actually part of Russia's intent
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14 min
May 21, 2018
Trump's Demand for an Investigation of the Investigation Raises Alarm Bells
Does President Trump's apparent disregard for the Justice Department's independence suggest he fears real harm from the Mueller probe? Or just that he's fed up?
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16 min
May 19, 2018
An In Depth Look at the Mueller Probe
CNN Crime and Justice Reporter Shimon Prokupecz joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in depth.
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17 min
May 17, 2018
The Mueller Probe's 1-Year Anniversary
President Trump marks the occasion by repeating his "witch hunt" allegation, despite Mueller piling up the charges.
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9 min
May 16, 2018
Three Big Takeaways from Tuesday Night's Primaries
Female candidates take center stage in Pennsylvania, an instructive Democratic battle in Nebraska, and the dangers of having "Congressman" as a part of your name in the GOP.
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9 min
May 15, 2018
What to Watch for in Tonight's Key Races
Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon hold primary contests today, setting the stage for the midterm battle in November.
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6 min
May 14, 2018
The White House Keeps the Kelly Sadler Controversy Alive
How the White House's refusal to apologize or publicly acknowledge a staffer's mistake has made this story bigger than it ever should have been.
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9 min
May 11, 2018
Looking Ahead to November
Senior Writer and Analyst for CNN Politics, Harry Enten, joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss Tuesday's election results, CNN's new poll, and what they may portend for the upcoming midterm elections in November.
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20 min
May 10, 2018
President Trump's North Korea Moment is Working
A new CNN poll finds growing support for Donald Trump's handling of the North Korea issue and his upcoming June 12th meeting with Kim Jong Un.
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10 min
May 9, 2018
Republicans Breathe a Sigh of Relief
But there are still clear signs in Tuesday's election results that being a Republican Congressman is not the most secure job in politics this year.
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8 min
May 8, 2018
The New CNN Poll Provides Glimmers of Hope for Republicans
A Democratic wave may still crash ashore in November, but new CNN poll numbers might give some pause to forecasters.
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13 min
May 7, 2018
Melania's Shining Moment
As Mrs. Trump prepares to unveil the policies and causes that will define her time as First Lady, she does so while riding high in popularity with the American people, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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6 min
May 3, 2018
Rudy Giuliani Enters the Trump Drama
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the revelations from Sean Hannity's interview with Giuliani, and the response from the White House Communications team.
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14 min
May 2, 2018
President Trump's Growing Frustration with the Russia Investigation
In a string of tweets this morning, President Trump threatens to use his presidential power and get involved in the Russia investigation. CNN Political Director David Chalian unpacks the legal basis and political strategy behind Trump's argument against accusations of obstruction of justice.
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12 min
May 1, 2018
The Real Threat to the Trump Presidency
The Russia investigation continues to be a distraction for President Trump. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines how the investigation regularly shifts the focus away from issues important to the President's agenda, like trade, immigration, North Korea and Iran, and why it matters.
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15 min
April 30, 2018
President Trump vs. Sen. Jon Tester
President Trump called for Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester to resign over his opposition to White House physician Ronny Jackson's nomination for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. CNN Political Director David Chalian questions why Tester raised concerns about allegations against Jackson and looks into the resulting political ramifications ahead of running for re-election.
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11 min
April 27, 2018
Spotlight on First Lady Melania Trump
CNN White House Reporter Kate Bennett joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss how Melania Trump is growing more comfortable in her role as First Lady of the United States -- from planning the first state dinner with France and her fashionable wardrobe, to her relationship with the President and her upcoming platform announcement.
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22 min
April 26, 2018
President Trump's 'Fox & Friends' Interview
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down President Trump's interview on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning, in which Trump discussed his relationship with his personal attorney Michael Cohen and his continued frustration with the Department of Justice.
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10 min
April 25, 2018
Another Warning Sign for Republicans
Republicans won a special congressional election Tuesday in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona -- holding on against Democrats in a reliably red district. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into the close margin of victory in a district President Trump won by 21 points in 2016 and how it signals trouble for Republicans heading into the midterm elections in November.
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10 min
April 24, 2018
Cabinet Turbulence Take Two
The confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson as VA Secretary has been delayed indefinitely as lawmakers look into a series of allegations that involve questionable behavior under his leadership. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into the allegations against Jackson, examines Mike Pompeo's now favorable bid to become Secretary of State, and questions EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's continued service as more ethical accusations arise.
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9 min
April 23, 2018
Trump's Cabinet Nominees' Bumpy Confirmations
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the confirmations facing three of President Trump's cabinet nominees this week: Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, Gina Haspel for CIA Director, and Ronny Jackson for VA Secretary.
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12 min
April 20, 2018
Remembering Barbara Bush
CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the former first lady and the legacy she leaves behind.
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23 min
April 19, 2018
The Battle for Control of the Senate
Is the Senate trending away from Republicans? CNN Political Director David Chalian analyzes new quarterly fundraising totals and recent polling data to examine the likelihood that control of the Senate might be in play in the fall.
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13 min
April 18, 2018
Three Major White House Headlines in 24 Hours
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down three major political headlines out of the White House today: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow at odds over Syria sanctions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret meeting with leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, and President Trump contradicting his own words and denying firing Former FBI Director James Comey over the Russia probe.
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10 min
April 17, 2018
Sean Hannity Unmasked
Fox News host Sean Hannity was revealed as Michael Cohen's mystery third client on Monday afternoon. CNN Political Director David Chailan examines why Hannity didn't disclose his legal ties to Cohen when reporting about President Trump's personal attorney last week, and why President Trump should continue to be concerned about the investigation into Cohen.
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9 min
April 16, 2018
James Comey vs. President Trump
In his first sit-down, televised interview since he was fired by President Trump last May, Former FBI Director James Comey opened up to ABC's George Stephanopoulos about his deep concerns with Trump, calling him "morally unfit to be President." CNN Political Director David Chalian dives into why he thinks Comey shared his side of the story and became a player in the political drama.
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10 min
April 13, 2018
The Politics of Paul Ryan's Departure
CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to weigh in on House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to leave Capitol Hill when his term expires at year's end. They discuss Ryan's congressional legacy, the state of the Republican party, and who has a shot at succeeding him.
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20 min
April 12, 2018
Michael Cohen Exposed
FBI agents who raided the home, office and hotel of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, sought communications between the two before the 2016 election, including information regarding the "Access Hollywood" tape and payments to hush affair allegations. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into whether Cohen might potentially face serious legal jeopardy and if he will remain completely loyal to President Trump.
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9 min
April 11, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan Calls it Quits
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines how his departure will affect the midterm elections as Republicans hope to keep control of the House in November.
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11 min
April 10, 2018
A New Phase of the Trump Presidency
The FBI raid against Michael Cohen has sparked anger and frustration from President Trump, with him calling it "ridiculous" and "an attack on our country," and referring to the special counsel investigation as a "total witch hunt." CNN Political Director David Chalian examines President Trump's reaction, how this new information relates to the overall Russia probe, and what going after Cohen means for the Trump presidency.
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10 min
April 9, 2018
Battle for Control of the Senate
While a blue wave may be forming for Democrats to take control of the House, it may be tougher for Democrats to reclaim the Senate. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines how Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to take on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is good news for the Republicans.
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6 min
April 6, 2018
CNN's Abby Phillip Breaks Down the Week that Was
CNN White House Correspondent Abby Phillip joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss President Trump returning to a hardline position on immigration, the prospect of a possible trade war with China and the future of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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20 min
April 5, 2018
Today's CNN Politics Headlines
CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower highlights the top stories that CNN Politics is covering today -- from embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's apartment controversy to Sen. Kamala Harris dodging questions about a potential presidential run in 2020 during an appearance Thursday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
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1 min
April 4, 2018
More Signs of a Blue Wave Forming
Election victories, poll numbers, and fundraising data continue to point to a very engaged Democratic electorate throughout the country. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines a possible blue wave that's forming after a Democratic-backed candidate won a seat Tuesday on Wisconsin's Supreme Court.
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7 min
April 3, 2018
Is EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Job in Jeopardy?
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is under scrutiny for his housing situation amid reports that he rented a room in Washington, D.C. from the family of an energy lobbyist. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines if Pruitt's job is in jeopardy and whether his actions go against Trump's campaign message to "drain the swamp."
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6 min
April 2, 2018
The 'Foxification' of the Oval Office
President Trump spent time with Fox News personalities over the holiday weekend at his Florida estate which prompted a series of tweets in which Trump blamed Democrats for weak immigration policies. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines if Trump is interested in broadening his base as he continues to hear from conservative allies and appeal to his most committed supporters.
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8 min
March 30, 2018
CNN's MJ Lee on the Stormy Daniels Beat
CNN Political Reporter MJ Lee joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss her reporting of President Trump's affair allegations with adult actress Stormy Daniels. They dig into the White House's silence over the allegations and the defamation lawsuit against Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
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20 min
March 29, 2018
Most Americans Think Trump Will Lose in 2020
In a new CNN poll, Democrats continue to hold steep advantages in enthusiasm for voting, Congress' approval ratings lag, and more than half of Americans think President Trump will not get reelected in 2020. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the numbers and looks at their implications in the upcoming primary races.
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12 min
March 28, 2018
Trump's Handling of North Korea, Russia
A new CNN poll shows President Trump's approval ratings for his handling of North Korea have risen, but have hardened when it comes to the Russia investigation. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the numbers and examines the effect of these two issues on Trump's overall approval rating.
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12 min
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