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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. … read more

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Introducing Politically Sound

August 21st, 2020


Kamala Harris made history this week as the first woman of color to join a major party presidential ticket just as the nation commemorates the 100th …

Introducing the CNN Political Briefing

August 19th, 2020


A night of powerful women and big names are set to speak at the DNC, including Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Join CNN Political …

Trump Tries Birther Lies Again

August 14th, 2020


President Trump is trying to use the same attack he used on Obama against Kamala Harris: Questioning where she was born and claiming that she may not …

Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm for President

August 14th, 2020


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, we are sharing the stories of women who broke …

Vote By Mail Funding Held Hostage

August 13th, 2020


New comments in President Trump’s ongoing war with mail-in voting fuels allegations that he is trying to manipulate the postal system for political …

Inside the Kamala Harris VP Pick

August 12th, 2020


Why did Biden pick Kamala Harris? Why is she a historic pick? What role will she play during the campaign? CNN Political Director, David Chalian …

Biden's Choice: Kamala Harris

August 11th, 2020


The wait is over! Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate, the first black woman ever to be chosen for that role. CNN Political Director David …

Executive Orders That Don’t Add Up

August 10th, 2020


President Trump signs four executive orders for COVID economic relief, attempting to bypass Congress after he doesn’t get a deal. CNN Political …

Biden Makes Racial Comment Misstep, Again

August 7th, 2020


Joe Biden walks back, yet again, controversial remarks about African-Americans. Plus, CNN Political Director David Chalian, discusses a contender …

Truth to Power

August 7th, 2020


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, we are sharing the stories of women who broke …

The Debate Over Debates

August 6th, 2020


The Trump campaign calls for a fourth, earlier, presidential debate, citing an increase in early voting. CNN Political Director David Chalian, breaks …

The DNC Goes Virtual

August 5th, 2020


Joe Biden’s campaign pulls the plug on the Milwaukee Convention as the DNC goes entirely virtual. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the …

"It Is What It Is"

August 4th, 2020


For nearly 40 minutes, President Trump sits down with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan for an interview that reveals Trump's inability to fully grasp the …

Trump’s New Ad Blitz

August 3rd, 2020


The Trump campaign's new strategy to take on Joe Biden is the same as there old strategy: Painting him as a radical left puppet. CNN Political …

"Worlds Apart With No Deal In Sight"

July 31st, 2020


The extra $600 a month in federal unemployment benefits authorized by Congress expire at midnight, and a deal is nowhere in sight. CNN Political …

No, Election Day Isn't Moving

July 30th, 2020


President Trump tweets about delaying the election, something he doesn't have the power to do. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how …

There’s Always Something With Russia and Trump

July 29th, 2020


President Trump refuses to press Putin about Russia’s alleged involvement in bounties placed on service member’s heads, even during their most recent …

Trump's COVID Message Flip Flops

July 28th, 2020


President Trump's new "tone" regarding his pandemic efforts didn't last very long and ended with a spate of retweets meant to undermine Dr. Fauci. …

Biden Leads Polls 99 Days to Election

July 27th, 2020


In the latest polls from battleground states, President Trump is losing to Biden in every match-up. With only 99 days to election day, CNN Political …

Bye Bye, Florida Convention

July 24th, 2020


Despite President Trump's best efforts, his dream of a crowd filled convention is no more. CNN's Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika breaks down his …

Trump And Biden Play The Race Card

July 23rd, 2020


Biden and Trump are determined to paint each other as poor on race relations. If the last couple of days have been anything to go by, the lead up to …

The GOP's Unity Problem

July 22nd, 2020


After weeks of no pandemic task-force briefings, last night President Trump gave a somewhat measured response to America's current state, admitting it will get worse before it gets better. But Republican's have other …

Send In The Feds

July 21st, 2020


Following Portland, President Trump now threatens to send federal agents to other major cities to control ongoing protests. CNN Senior Political …

The Passing of A Civil Rights Icon

July 20th, 2020


After a long battle with cancer, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis passed away over the weekend. His legacy is remembered by many, and the nominee …

Georgia's Governor and Atlanta's Mayor Square Off

July 17th, 2020


Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp has sued Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over a proposal meant to keep citizens safe from the coronavirus. CNN's …

A Campaign Shakeup Isn't Going to Cut It

July 16th, 2020


President Trump removes his campaign manager in an attempt to save his flagging presidential bid. But as CNN Political Director David Chalian …

Reading the Presidential Travel Tea Leaves

July 15th, 2020


As a new poll shows Joe Biden with a big lead in the crucial state of Pennsylvania, President Trump has been traveling to states he easily won in …

Trump Can't Run From His Biggest Problem

July 14th, 2020


President Trump keeps moving from challenge to challenge, from the flailing economy, to getting children back to school. But, as CNN Political …

Trump Shifts Blame to Scientists

July 13th, 2020


As coronavirus cases continue to rise rapidly in America, President Trump and his allies attack the nation's top scientists: Dr. Fauci and the …

How Good Are Trump's 2020 Odds?

July 13th, 2020


Coronavirus has dominated much of the year so far, so it makes sense that the 2020 referendum on Trump isn't going to be about how well the economy is doing; at least not entirely. Join CNN Senior Writer and Analyst …

A Troubling Number for Trump

July 10th, 2020


A new poll finds that two thirds of American disapprove of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Does that number show that the …

John Lewis' Voting Rights Fight is Far From Over

July 10th, 2020


John Lewis has led the fight for voting rights for decades, from Selma to the halls of Congress. But that fight is far from over- and voting rights are facing a new threat in the form of a dangerous pandemic. Join CNN …

Trump and Fauci Clash Over Wishful Thinking

July 9th, 2020


President Trump seems increasingly at odds with Dr. Fauci over his perilously optimistic attitude over America's fraught handling of coronavirus. CNN …

Tucker Carlson is Doing Trump's Dirty Work

July 8th, 2020


One of the President's biggest media allies, Fox News' Tucker Carlson is attacking the patriotism of a leading Biden VP candidate, Illinois Senator …

New Trump Book: Family Secrets and Psychoanalysis

July 7th, 2020


In a new book, President Trump's niece, a clinical psychologist, delves into the President's family history and makes devastating claims about his …

Trump's Fourth of July Message: Dividing America

July 6th, 2020


On the weekend the Fourth of July, a moment meant to signify country unity, President Trump continues to deliver divisive speeches aimed at his base. …

The Economy is on the Rise, and So Are Coronavirus Cases

July 2nd, 2020


As the economy takes a step towards recovery, President Trump takes a victory lap. But new coronavirus cases are also surging to record setting …

Trump's Congressional Losses

July 1st, 2020


CNN’s Political Director David Chalian breaks down how several far-right  Republicans have recently defeated candidates endorsed by President Trump …

The Politics of Wearing a Mask

June 30th, 2020


CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, discusses the politicized debate over masks and whether President Trump will follow key members of his own …

Trump Retweets Racist Video

June 29th, 2020


CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, discusses the impact of President Trump’s most recent retweet of a racist video in which a man chants 'white …

The Mood vs. The Map

June 25th, 2020


As President Trump travels to Wisconsin, CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest on the 2020 race in the key swing states that …

Biden Builds A Lead in Key Voting Groups

June 24th, 2020


CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, breaks down the takeaways of the new NYTimes/Siena College national poll, which shows Biden with a big lead …

Today in Politics: Voting During a Pandemic

June 23rd, 2020


CNN Political Director David Chalian's thoughts on the biggest news in politics today.

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Today in Politics: What Matters and What Doesn't

June 22nd, 2020


CNN Political Director David Chalian's thoughts on the biggest news in politics today.

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Juneteenth, 99 Years of Pain, and Trump's Tulsa Rally

June 19th, 2020


Today is Juneteenth, and to cap off what might be one of the most consequential weeks of the political year President Trump gets ready for his first …

The Supreme Court Protects DREAMERs, For Now

June 18th, 2020


The Supreme Court blocks the Trump Administration's move to end the DACA program, protecting for now the nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. Join CNN Legal Analyst …

Is Congressional Compromise on Police Reform Possible?

June 17th, 2020


Republicans release their police reform bill, but Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Former Republican Congresswoman and CNN Political …

A Landmark LGBTQ Supreme Court Decision

June 16th, 2020


In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court extended civil rights protections to LGBTQ workers. What does that mean for the country, culturally and …

Swing States, Cancelled Fairs, and Veepstakes

June 15th, 2020


President Trump is set to resume his rallies this week despite concerns over pandemic health risks. CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny …

Trump's 2020 Game Plan

June 12th, 2020


The Republican National Committee has moved their convention "celebration" to Jacksonville, FL. It will be in a 15,000 person capacity arena, and no plans for social distancing during what many experts predict will be …

Politics and COVID-19: Reopening Amid Dire Predictions

June 11th, 2020


Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen to break down the latest on Coronavirus forecasts and …

From Celebrating a Life to Building a Movement

June 10th, 2020


George Floyd's body was finally laid to rest on June 9th, after a widely attended service in Houston Texas. CNN National Correspondent Omar Jimenz covered the days of world-wide protests sparked by his death at the …

Inside Minneapolis' Push to "Dismantle" the Police

June 9th, 2020


As George Floyd is buried in Houston, the city where he died is looking to dismantle its police department. Minneapolis City Councilman Steve …

The 2020 Race is Now About Race

June 8th, 2020


A new CNN Poll shows Biden with a double digit lead over President Trump. It also shows Trump has roughly the same approval ratings that Jimmy Carter …

Marching On: Lessons from Past Protests

June 5th, 2020


The protest movement following the death of George Floyd shows no signs of stopping. What lessons can be learned from the civil rights movement and …

"Outrage on Top of Outrage"

June 4th, 2020


A national movement unlike any seen in decades has swept America following the killing of George Floyd. The rage behind that movement is a unique …

Where American Policing Goes From Here

June 3rd, 2020


Minnesota officials announce aiding and abetting charges against the three officers who watched George Floyd die and increase the charges against the officer who kneeled on his neck. CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and …

Protests, Tear Gas, and a "President of Law and Order"

June 2nd, 2020


Last night, right before calling himself  an “ally of all peaceful protesters", President Trump had the peaceful protestors outside the White House …

Unrest in America

June 1st, 2020


Protests across America over police brutality boil over and turn violent for the sixth night after the death of George Floyd. Minneapolis native and …

Prisoner's Dilemma: COVID-19 and the Legal System

May 30th, 2020


America's prisons are coronavirus hotspots and prisoners are turning to the courts for help. CNN Supreme Court Reporter Ariane De Vogue joins CNN …

Inside a CNN Reporter's Arrest in Minneapolis

May 29th, 2020


A shocking moment caught on live TV: A CNN reporter arrested on air while covering protests after an unarmed black man was killed by police. CNN's …

Wolf Blitzer Reflects on 100,000 Lives Lost

May 28th, 2020


The US has now passed the bleak milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, highlighting the government's response and raising questions about whether …

Joe Biden Emerges

May 27th, 2020


Lights, Camera, Social Distancing. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash joins CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes to break down her one-on-one …

Traveling With POTUS During COVID-19

May 26th, 2020


With much of normal American life still shut down, President Trump traveled to Baltimore for a Memorial Day celebration. CNN Correspondent Kristen …

How Will Small Businesses Stay Afloat?

May 22nd, 2020


More than 38 million have filed for unemployment since the COVID-19 crisis began, and the Senate just left Washington without making key changes to essential economic protection programs. CNN Washington Correspondent …

Inside the President's Vote by Mail Fight

May 21st, 2020


President Trump travels to Michigan, and threatens to withhold funding from swing states looking to expand vote by mail during the pandemic. Join CNN …

"Welcome to Team Trump Online"

May 20th, 2020


It often seems like the President wants cable news to look more like a Trump rally. Well, that's exactly what the Trump campaign has been producing each night with "Team Trump Online." Join CNN Washington Correspondent …

Deception and Distraction in the White House

May 19th, 2020


President Trump announces he is taking a controversial, unproven, and potentially dangerous drug to try to prevent coronavirus. CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles is joined by CNN Fact Checker Daniel Dale and CNN …

Trump's Obama Strategy

May 18th, 2020


President Trump is trying to make the 2020 election all about his predecessor, President Obama. But is that a move that could backfire and help his …

An Insider's Guide to Picking a VP

May 15th, 2020


As former Vice President Joe Biden digs into his search for a running mate, President Trump lashes out at his predecessor, President Obama, with a …

Muted Conference Calls, Toilet Flushes, and Frodo Baggins

May 14th, 2020


Imagine working from home AND deciding the future of President Trump's tax returns...That's exactly what the Supreme Court did this week. CNN Supreme …

Sen. Murphy: Lack of CDC Guidance Will "Cost Lives"

May 13th, 2020


Senator Chris Murphy says more people will die as states reopen without CDC guidelines and that it may already be too late to prepare for a resurgence in the fall. To discuss that and more from yesterday's hearing with …

U.S. vs. China: Another Cold War?

May 13th, 2020


President Trump launches a tweet storm and cuts a press conference short as his rhetoric on China escalates. Today on the Daily DC, CNN Senior …

The COVID-19 Economic Crisis Deepens

May 11th, 2020


The official US unemployment rate reached 14.7 percent, the highest number since tracking the statistic began in 1948. CNN Senior Political Reporter …

Senator and Mom: A Quarantine Balancing Act

May 8th, 2020

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and two years ago, Senator Tammy Duckworth made history as the first Senator to give birth as a sitting Senator. Amidst, a pandemic and with two young children at home, she sits down with …

"We're Not As Prepared As We Should Have Been"

May 7th, 2020

President Trump backed off saying he would disband the White House Task force... but one GOP Senator thinks he should. Tennessee Senator Lamar …

Obama official: Pandemic Wasn't Unforseen

May 6th, 2020

President Trump says the Obama Administration didn't prepare his team for coronavirus. But CNN National Security Analyst and former Obama Homeland …

Two Mayors and Longtime Friends Take On COVID-19

May 5th, 2020

The Mayors of Oklahoma's two biggest cities are coordinating their responses to coronavirus -they're also lifelong friends. CNN Chief Political …

Christie Pushes Reopening: "There Are Going To Be Deaths No Matter What"

May 4th, 2020

With projected death tolls climbing, CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash talks one-on-one with former New Jersey Governor and presidential …

Biden Responds to Sexual Assault Allegation

May 1st, 2020

Joe Biden today for the first time personally addressed allegations that he sexually assaulted a former aide 27 years ago, saying "This never …

COVID-19 and the Future of Voting

April 30th, 2020

The clock is ticking to figure out how Americans can safely cast their ballots in November. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and the …

Checking on the 2020 Race from the "Virtual Trail"

April 29th, 2020

The Trump and Biden campaigns are facing a new reality: the 2020 election is all about coronavirus. How will President Trump try to contrast himself with Biden? How will Biden handle picking a running mate amid the …

What the Senate Will Look Like During COVID-19

April 28th, 2020

The Senate is back in session next week, despite COVID-19 health risks. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by Louisiana Republican …

Fact Checking Trump's COVID-19 Statements

April 27th, 2020

President Trump said last week that maybe ultraviolet light and disinfectant can kill the virus inside the body, but now claims he was being …

"There's No Way To Cut Someone's Hair from 6ft Away"

April 24th, 2020

Some businesses are re-opening in Georgia today, after Governor Brian Kemp's controversial order relaxing restrictions goes into effect. CNN …

Voices of the Unemployment Crisis

April 23rd, 2020

The numbers are staggering: 4.4 million new unemployment claims filed in the last week and more than 26 million since the COVID-19 crisis began. CNN …

Coronavirus Shutdowns Won't Fix the Climate Crisis

April 22nd, 2020

It's Earth Day, and 50 years after the first climate protests, pollution across the world is down as economies remain shuttered. But what does that …

COVID-19 and Communities of Color

April 21st, 2020

Across the country, Covid-19 has hit communities of color particularly hard. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by CNN Political …

Trump Demands "Liberation" During Lockdown

April 20th, 2020

In the last few days, President Trump has called for governors to 'liberate' the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia even as the coronavirus …

The Governor vs. the Protestors

April 17th, 2020

Horns blare as protestors in cars calling for an end to stay-at-home orders encircle the Michigan capital, as the Governor calls healthcare workers inside. CNN Chief Washington Corresponsedent Jeff Zeleny joins CNN …

Questioning China's COVID-19 Response

April 16th, 2020

China's response to coronavirus is under the microscope. CNN National Security Analyst Sam Vinograd joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to …

Will We Have to Change the Way We Live?

April 15th, 2020

Over 24 hours, President Trump does a complete reversal on his authority to order states to re-open and the Governor of California lays out what life …

"Be Ready For Whatever He Throws At You"

April 14th, 2020

Last night, President Trump's pent-up frustrations were unleashed in a remarkable White House Briefing. CNN White House Reporter Kaitlan Collins …

How Will Voting Work in November?

April 13th, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has made a long simmering partisan fight over access to voting front and center, with everyone from President Trump to the Obamas weighing in. Join CNN Senior Writer and Analyst Harry Enten and …

"Assumptions Based on Assumptions"

April 10th, 2020

Some models say that coronavirus deaths will peak this weekend, other models disagree. How do policy makers know what guidance to follow? Join CNN …

Does Coronavirus Magnify our Political Divisions?

April 9th, 2020

Coronavirus doesn't discriminate when it comes to political affiliation but we are seeing a different response to the pandemic in blue cities versus …

Bernie Sanders "Rips the Band-Aid Off"

April 8th, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for President. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian as he breaks down the effective conclusion …

"This Seems Nuts to Me Right Now"

April 7th, 2020

Despite the threat of coronavirus, Wisconsin voters went to the polls today to exercise their civic duties. CNN Political Director David Chalian …

Facts First on Covid-19

April 6th, 2020

Facts matter, especially in times of crisis. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN reporter Daniel Dale as they fact check the many …

David Chalian Answers Listener Questions

April 3rd, 2020

In a special mailbag episode, CNN Political Director David Chalian answers listener questions about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on …

"This is Not a Hypothetical Issue"

April 2nd, 2020

After the immediate coronavirus public health emergency subsides, the medical and legal ramifications of the pandemic will likely linger for a …

New Orleans' "Brace for Impact"

April 1st, 2020

With New Orleans facing a rapidly rising death toll from coronavirus, CNN Political Director David Chalian and Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch …

The "Mind Blowing" Economic Consequences of COVID-19

April 1st, 2020

The first of April is tomorrow, and people across the country won't be able to pay their bills. How will the actions that government and cooperations taken so far help those experiencing the very real economic effects …

The "Mind Blowing" Economic Consequences of COVID-19

March 31st, 2020

Many people across the country are just beginning to feel the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their lives as the calendar turns to April 1 and many monthly bills are due to be paid. Unemployment is …

How Long Will Social Distancing Last?

March 30th, 2020

As the number of cases continues to rise, and the death toll mounts, President Trump extends his social distancing guidelines by one month. But just …

Governing in Crisis

March 27th, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, governors are fighting for the welfare of their constituents. Find out what that …

Covid-19's Effect on National Security

March 26th, 2020

As the coronavirus crisis worsens in the US, CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim …

The Health Care System Hits "DEFCON 1"

March 25th, 2020

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 …

Trump Sets Easter Target To Get America Back To Work

March 24th, 2020

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 …

Congress' Dilemma: Spending Swiftly vs. Spending Wisely

March 23rd, 2020

Congress must pass an economic stimulus to aide the flagging economy, but Washington gamesmanship and political leverage plays aren't disappearing …

Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

March 20th, 2020

What's can history teach us about governing during a pandemic? Join CNN political director David Chalian and Senior Political Analyst John Avlon as …

Governing During Coronavirus

March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus has ground American life to a halt. But how has it affected the way Washington works? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN …

The New Normal in America

March 18th, 2020

CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the government response to coronavirus and what lessons can be learned from past pandemics with CNN …

David Axelrod on Today's "Overlapping Crises"

March 17th, 2020

Former Obama adviser and CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod gives insight into what the White House is like in a time of crisis and his …

The Politics of the Coronavirus Economy

March 16th, 2020

Politics hits home for people across the country as the Trump administration's coronavirus response continues, the 2020 candidates make their case, …

Coronavirus: A National Emergency

March 13th, 2020

President Trump has just declared Coronavirus a NationalEmergency, and people are adjusting to this new shift in American society. Join CNN senior …

Coronavirus and the "Campaign-less Campaign"

March 12th, 2020

President Trump attempts to take the lead in the coronavirus crisis, exposing the power vacuum left by his administration. Meanwhile, the campaigns to replace him are essentially on pause as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders …

Sanders Offers Biden a Roadmap to Party Unity

March 11th, 2020

Bernie Sanders announces he will remain in the race after another poor Super Tuesday showing, but doesn't sugarcoat his chances. What does his blunt assessment of the campaign mean for uniting the Democratic Party? …

Bernie Sanders' Burden

March 10th, 2020

It's Super Tuesday II and all eyes are on the key state of Michigan as Bernie Sanders faces a tough test to prove he can broaden his coalition. Plus, a look at how coronavirus is impacting American's daily lives. CNN …

Have Democrats Learned The Lessons of 2016?

March 9th, 2020

Last time, Michigan was Bernie Sanders' salvation. This year it may be his last stand. Can he expand his coalition on Tuesday? Can Biden beat Trump without Sanders' voters? And most of all, have Democrats learned the …

A Week Is A Long Time in Politics

March 6th, 2020

After a week of turmoil in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden sharpen their attacks on one another... and sharpen their focus on the key state of Michigan. At the same time, former candidate Elizabeth …

Warren Bows Out

March 5th, 2020

Elizabeth Warren ends her campaign, cementing a Joe Biden versus Bernie Sanders showdown. But her potential endorsement puts her in a powerful …

They Don't Call It Super Tuesday for Nothing

March 4th, 2020

In a surprising second act to his South Carolina blowout win, Joe Biden's campaign is experiencing a much needed resurrection with his sweeping …

Happy Super Tuesday!

March 3rd, 2020

Today is Super Tuesday. 14 states and American Samoa will be voting in their democratic primary election, to determine whom they want as their Democratic nominee. With former mayor Michael Bloomberg on the ballot for …

Super Tuesday Eve

March 2nd, 2020

In the aftermath of a blowout victory for Joe Biden in South Carolina, three candidates have since dropped out: former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, …

Coronavirus: The Experts vs. The White House

February 28th, 2020

As Americans prepare to gather and vote in South Carolina and Super Tuesday states, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains how …

Biden Seeks to Stall Sanders Momentum

February 27th, 2020

In a final series of townhalls before South Carolina votes in its democratic primary, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Michael …

A very messy debate

February 26th, 2020

With the tenth debate of the election cycle in the books, it's fair to say not a single candidate held back in South Carolina. Bookended by the two …

Sanders braces for attack

February 25th, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders has the frontrunner target on his back - and his repeated comments underscoring positive programs in the Castro regime are giving his opponents ample fodder for criticism. How will Sanders handle …

The most consequential week of the primary

February 24th, 2020

It's the most important week and a half of the Democratic race: a debate, CNN townhalls, the South Carolina primary, then Super Tuesday. Is Senator …

Russian Meddling: The Sequel

February 21st, 2020

The Nevada caucuses are tomorrow, but it feels like the high stakes election is taking a back seat to unfolding events in Washington, D.C. Between …

Sanders emerges unscathed, Bloomberg takes pummeling

February 20th, 2020

It was a debate for the ages. Senator Elizabeth Warren led a relentless assault on Mike Bloomberg's record and character. The billionaire former …

Bloomberg takes center stage; rivals take aim

February 19th, 2020

It's the ninth debate of the 2020 cycle, but it's a unique one. For the first time, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg takes the stage - and he'll likely take heat from his rivals. Meanwhile, Senator Bernie …

The Revolutionary v The Billionaire

February 18th, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders has an energetic base, strong poll numbers, and now the perfect foil on the debate stage: billionaire Mike Bloomberg. The …

Key Nevada union fires a blank

February 14th, 2020

The powerful Nevada Culinary Union has decided to one. The unusual move comes as the union works to reject Senator Bernie Sanders' …

How can Bernie Sanders expand his coalition?

February 13th, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders has a loyal following, but can he grow his base of support? CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles reports on what he's …

Sanders rises, Warren falls

February 12th, 2020

New Hampshire felt the Bern. Senator Bernie Sanders cruised to a victory in the Granite State; Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar also garnered significant support. But it was a different story for …

Bernie on top, Biden skips town, and Bloomberg waits in the wings

February 11th, 2020

The first votes of the 2020 presidential election are being cast in New Hampshire today. CNN senior writer Zach Wolf connects with CNN political …

In moderate lane, Biden takes aim at Buttigieg

February 10th, 2020

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash joins CNN political director David Chalian to discuss the latest …

Dan Merica wore the wrong shoes for New Hampshire

February 7th, 2020

What a week! In the wake of a chaotic Iowa caucus the Democratic presidential contenders are fighting for their electoral lives in New Hampshire. CNN …

A campaign rally in the East Room

February 6th, 2020

President Trump is feeling vindicated...and vindictive. During a remarkable event in the White House East Room, Trump lashed out at rivals and praised steadfast supporters. Meanwhile, confusion continues to overshadow …

An acquittal, a partisan beef, and a single Senator who defied his party

February 5th, 2020

The impeachment saga is over; President Trump has been acquitted. But the intensifying acrimony between Trump and his Democratic rivals was evident at the State of the Union address. He refused to shake the hand of …

As Democrats make a mess in Iowa, Trump gloats

February 4th, 2020

It's a bad look for America. Doubt and confusion dominated the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, giving President Trump a reason to gloat. How will the chaos impact the 2020 leading contenders? Plus, on the eve of his …

2020 primary kicks off as impeachment winds down

February 3rd, 2020

One vote is a foregone conclusion, the other is a toss-up. As the Senate wraps up the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump - an acquittal is expected on Wednesday - voters in Iowa are preparing to cast the first …

GOP senator: Wrong, yes. Impeachable, no

January 31st, 2020

It's likely going to end how it began - partisan, acrimonious, and with President Donald Trump still in office. Senators Lamar Alexander and Lisa Murkowski both signaled their opposition to witnesses, all but assuring …

The one question the Chief Justice refused to ask

January 30th, 2020

The historic impeachment saga might be over by the end of the week. Republicans are confident they have the votes to block witnesses, paving the way …

Dershowitz says Trump's interest is the national interest

January 29th, 2020

Donald Trump's impeachment lawyer Alan Dershowitz made a novel and very Trumpian legal argument that the President's personal interest is the …

It's just a policy disagreement, says Trump lawyer

January 28th, 2020

President Trump's attorney, Jay Sekulow, presented a 'dire warning' in the final day of opening arguments. He asserted that impeaching Trump would …

'Impeachment is hell,' says Trump lawyer

January 27th, 2020

He led the effort to impeach President Clinton, but now Ken Starr says 'like war, impeachment is hell.' Starr was one of several members of President Trump's legal team to speak at the Senate trial a day after the New …

Trump lawyers say Democrats want to overthrow an election

January 25th, 2020

Now it's the President's turn. After Democratic House managers wrapped up their opening argument Friday night - at one point, calling Trump a 'dictator' - President Trump's legal team took to the Senate floor. They …

Democrats underscore national security

January 24th, 2020

It's all about national security. That's the message House managers hammered home on their final day of opening arguments. Their performance has been …

Democrats use the GOP's words against them

January 23rd, 2020

The House managers are methodically building their case. Congressman Jerry Nadler took centerstage today and focused on President Trump's alleged abuse of power. He even cited commentary from President Trump defenders …

Democrats begin their case

January 22nd, 2020

President Trump is officially on trial. Lead House manager Adam Schiff began his opening argument today by emphasizing abuse of power and appealing to the Senate's 'common sense.' CNN congressional reporter Lauren Fox …

McConnell feels the heat from within GOP

January 21st, 2020

The Senate Majority Leader is famously unflappable, but Mitch McConnell yielded to pressure from moderates within the Republican party and changed …

Americans want to hear from witnesses, poll reveals

January 20th, 2020

A new CNN poll reveals that most Americans want to hear from witnesses at the Senate trial. But will Republicans be able to resist the political …

The trial rules are still in limbo

January 17th, 2020

President Trump has made some high-profile additions to his legal team - including Ken Starr, the independent counsel who oversaw the investigation …

For just the third time in history...

January 16th, 2020

It's official. For just the third time in American history, the President of the United States faces an impeachment trial in the Senate. The pomp and …

Explosive evidence emerges as impeachment moves to Senate

January 15th, 2020

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours. Yesterday, explosive new evidence from Lev Parnas - the Ukrainian-American businessman with ties to Rudy Giuliani - …

Senate trial set for next week

January 14th, 2020

Speaker Pelosi is finally ready to transmit the articles of impeachment. The House will vote on impeachment managers tomorrow, setting up a Senate trial next week. Will it overshadow the 2020 election? Will a Trump …

The President angles for a dismissal

January 13th, 2020

The impeachment drama is about to enter a new phase: the Senate trial. But the fight over what rules will govern the proceedings continues. The White …

Finally, the Senate trial is coming

January 10th, 2020

After a contentious standoff, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally signaled that she will transmit the articles of impeachment, which will likely trigger the Senate trial next week. What did the Democrats gain with …

Is Pelosi's slow-play paying off?

January 9th, 2020

The Speaker of the House is taking her time. Despite pressure to transmit the articles of impeachment, Nancy Pelosi announced that she'll act "soon" when she's "ready." Meanwhile, President Trump is contemplating who …

Pelosi and McConnell continue high-stakes staring match

January 8th, 2020

They're both political heavyweights and neither seem prepared to budge. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to hold on to the articles of …

McConnell keeps his party in line

January 7th, 2020

The Senate majority leader is unflappable. Despite pressure stemming from both John Bolton's willingness to testify and constant criticism from …

John Bolton has something to say on impeachment

January 6th, 2020

Ambassador John Bolton shocked the world today. The former National Security Advisor, who reportedly described the Trump administration's efforts to …

Impeachment and the 2020 election

January 2nd, 2020

Two major political dramas are overlapping - the impeachment of President Trump and the 2020 presidential race. How do these two historic events …

How we got here

December 30th, 2019

President Donald Trump made history when he became just the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. This week, CNN …

Schumer touts 'explosive' new evidence

December 23rd, 2019

The July 25th phone call between Presidents Trump and Zelensky is one of the most scrutinized events in American history. Yet, new details about that …

What is Nancy Pelosi up to?

December 20th, 2019

Impeachment has become a waiting game, as both parties maneuver to shape the Senate trial, testing President Trump's patience. Meanwhile, candidates at the Democratic presidential debate tried to move past the effort to …

The President was impeached. Now what?

December 19th, 2019

An unpredictable president has been impeached. Now what? Leaders in both parties are fighting over the details of the Senate trial. When will it happen? Will there be witnesses? And a day after President Trump lashed …

The day President Trump was impeached

December 18th, 2019

History will remember today as the day President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. CNN political director David Chalian sits down …

McConnell and Schumer spar over Senate trial

December 17th, 2019

On the eve of Trump's inevitable impeachment, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer traded insults on Capitol Hill. McConnell said the Democrats …

Schumer is ready to negotiate for four witnesses

December 16th, 2019

The president is about to be impeached, yet somehow it's anticlimactic. Still, major questions remain about the inevitable Senate trial. In …

One step closer to impeachment...

December 13th, 2019

For just the fourth time in American history, a president will face articles of impeachment. But as Republicans continue to move in lockstep with …

Deflections, accusations, and muddying the water

December 12th, 2019

Another day, another step closer to impeachment as the House Judiciary Committee debated the specific charges formally cast against President Trump. Republicans tried to muddy the waters by bringing up allegations of …

Impeachment is in the eye of the beholder

December 11th, 2019

President Trump claims he's not intimidated by the charges against him, calling them "impeachment-lite." But does the narrow scope of the impeachment …

The articles of impeachment have arrived

December 10th, 2019

For just the fourth time in American history, the President faces articles of impeachment. Democrats claim President Trump committed two 'high crimes and misdemeanors' - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But …

Did anyone win a day of political theater?

December 9th, 2019

In a rowdy televised hearing, Democrats laid out a detailed case against the President. They focused on four areas of misconduct including abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Republicans aggressively pushed back …

The Democrats are facing one huge question

December 6th, 2019

Nancy Pelosi is having a moment. The Speaker of the House has deftly guided her party through the inquiry, but now her caucus faces a massive …

'Don't mess with me' about 'hate' Pelosi says after green lighting impeachment

December 5th, 2019

There's no turning back now. Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed her House colleagues to draft articles of impeachment. What will those articles look …

What is impeachable? Experts weigh in

December 4th, 2019

The impeachment inquiry has moved to a new venue: the House Judiciary Committee. Today, four legal scholars - including a Republican witness - …

The impeachment report is out

December 3rd, 2019

There's "overwhelming" evidence of President Trump's misconduct, according to the impeachment report released today by the House Intelligence Committee. While the report paints a damning portrait of the president, none …

The impeachment inquiry is America's Rorschach test

December 2nd, 2019

December marks the potential beginning of the end for the impeachment inquiry. With a self-imposed deadline looming, Democrats are likely preparing to draft articles of impeachment. Yet the White House is still …

'Presidents are not kings,' judge declares

November 26th, 2019

The courts have weighed in on the impeachment inquiry. A federal judge sided with Congressional Democrats, asserting that the White House can't block the testimony of Don McGhan. What are the other implications of the …

Are Democrats just going through the motions?

November 25th, 2019

It seems that every politician in Washington has their mind made up on impeachment. Republicans continue to support Trump. Democrats are eager to …

The public hearings are over. Did Democrats make their case?

November 22nd, 2019

Democrats have essentially rested their case to the American people that President Trump should be impeached. Will it change any minds among …

Witness warns a key GOP argument is actually Russian propaganda

November 21st, 2019

The damning testimony continues as two new witnesses - both foreign policy professionals - appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today. …

Does 2+2 = Quid Pro Quo?

November 20th, 2019

Gordon Sondland didn't just drop a bombshell, he unleashed an artillery. In testimony that might change the dynamic of the impeachment inquiry, the Ambassador to the European Union confirmed the existence of a quid pro …

They were on the call. Today, they testify.

November 19th, 2019

Lt. Col. Vindman says he never thought he'd have to testify in front of Congress. But he was the center of attention on Tuesday as he described the …

Did President Trump lie to Robert Mueller?

November 18th, 2019

It's going to be a crazy week. Key government officials - including several national security experts who listened in on the controversial July 25th …

Former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's historic testimony, unpacked

November 15th, 2019

She says she spent her career fighting corruption - only to be pushed out of office amid allegations of it. Today, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before Congress and described a corrupt effort …

In a political fight, the truth might be a sideshow

November 14th, 2019

Democrats think they wounded President Trump, but they've thought that before. In an era of political bubbles and fragmented media, yesterday's …

Taylor drops a bomb during historic testimony

November 13th, 2019

It's a historic day. Two career diplomats told a sordid tale of "crazy" policy decisions, a quest for "political dirt," and an overheard conversation …

What happens tomorrow will be recorded in history books

November 12th, 2019

A historic political drama is set to make its television debut. Two key witnesses are scheduled to testify in public tomorrow, marking a turning …

Democrats need to win big with open hearings

November 11th, 2019

Open hearings are about to begin, marking what may be the most important week of the Trump presidency. But what does the impeachment inquiry mean for 2020, and for Americans living outside of Washington? CNN senior …

Will this "hand grenade" inadvertently take down Trump?

November 8th, 2019

The testimony is crystal clear. Trump's Russia adviser was "shocked" by the phone call at the center of the controversy. His Ukraine expert said there was "no ambiguity" about the quid pro quo. Attention now shifts to …

The GOP wants Biden and the whistleblower to testify

November 7th, 2019

Trump and his GOP defenders want answers. They want the whistleblower to testify. They want Joe Biden to appear before Congress. The President even reportedly asked Bill Barr to declare that no laws had been broken …

The impeachment inquiry prepares for its public debut

November 6th, 2019

The impeachment inquiry is getting more transparent. Congressman Adam Schiff said the public will hear directly from key witnesses starting next week. And today, his committee released the transcript of diplomat Bill …

Explosive details emerge from Volker and Sondland transcripts

November 5th, 2019

The President's friends might wind up hurting him. In freshly released transcripts, diplomat Kurt Volker and Ambassador Gordon Sondland - a former …

Congress got stood up, but the transcripts arrived

November 4th, 2019

Key witnesses blew off their scheduled testimony today, but Democrats filled the void by releasing transcripts of their depositions with former US …
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