CNN Political Briefing

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

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

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English


Episodes

Economy Adds Stunning Number of Jobs

2/3/2023
The latest jobs report showed a surprising number of jobs were added last month – something President Joe Biden praised today. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the data and explains why it might complicate the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. Will this good news translate to better approval ratings for President Biden? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:20

GOP Votes Rep. Omar Off of Committee

2/2/2023
House Republicans voted to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs committee. Across the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled Republicans off a committee they previously served on. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the politics behind both moves. Plus, President Joe Biden was on Capitol Hill this morning with lawmakers from both parties for the annual National Prayer Breakfast. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:08:56

McCarthy Wants Cuts & Biden Wants a Budget

2/1/2023
Today, President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy met for the first time since Republicans took the House majority with the debt ceiling on the agenda. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why this will likely be first of many meetings to come on this issue, and where both Republicans and Democrats stand. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:53

Rep. Santos Steps Down from Committees

1/31/2023
Embattled GOP Congressman George Santos said he decided to recuse himself temporarily from his two committee assignments. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the political factors at play, as the New York congressman faces questions about his finances, resume, and background. Plus, a new poll shows most of Santos’ constituents think he should resign. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:26

Trump Hits the 2024 Campaign Trail

1/30/2023
Former President Donald Trump kicked off his third run for the White House this weekend in two early voting states. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the context around the start of his campaign, and who might run against him in the GOP primary. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hasn’t officially announced a bid, but Trump has already started attacks against him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:40

Biden Touts Economy in Possible 2024 Preview

1/27/2023
As relatively positive data about the economy was released this week, President Biden touted the good news. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how Biden contrasted his economic policies with Republican policies, which could be a preview of his possible reelection campaign message. Plus, we’ll tell you about the President’s new White House chief of staff. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:13

House GOP Early Report Card

1/26/2023
How do Americans think House GOP leadership is doing so far this year? CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down a new CNN poll that answers that question and what issues matter most to people. Plus, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy denied two Democrats seats on the House Intelligence committee – one of them is running for Senate in 2024. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:15

Congress Raises Questions about Classified Doc Cases

1/25/2023
There’s bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill over how the executive branch handles classified material. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why teams for President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump view former Vice President Mike Pence’s discovery as helpful for them. Plus, how do the American people feel about Biden and Trump’s cases? Do any other former presidents have classified documents? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:14

Pence Joins Biden & Trump in having Classified Docs

1/24/2023
What do the former president, the current president and now the former vice president all have in common? They all had classified documents in places they shouldn’t have been. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains what we know about this discovery at Mike Pence’s home, and how it fairs politically with Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s cases. Both parties think these three instances show a systemic problem. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:04

More Classified Docs Found in Biden’s Home

1/23/2023
The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s Delaware home last Friday and found more classified documents. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why the political fallout from these discoveries is getting worse for the White House. As the administration deals with this, House Republicans are conducting their own investigation into the matter. Plus, a new White House Chief of Staff is taking over soon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:43

This Year’s ‘March for Life’ in a Post-Roe World

1/20/2023
This weekend would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Since the constitutional right to abortion was overturned in June, today’s March for Life in DC made clear the anti-abortion movement isn't done fighting. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down their new goals, and what both parties are doing post-Roe. Plus, the Supreme Court says it still doesn’t know who leaked the draft Dobbs opinion. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:11:10

Debt Limit Tees Up a Political Showdown

1/19/2023
The Treasury Department says the US hit the debt ceiling today, setting up a showdown in Washington to either raise it or risk economic turmoil. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why raising the government’s borrowing cap is being politicized. House Republicans want concessions in exchange for raising the debt limit, while the White House isn’t willing to negotiate. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:25

House GOP Probe Biden Docs, Family & Admin

1/18/2023
House Republicans are moving forward with their investigations into President Joe Biden, his administration, and his family. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what they’re investigating, the information they want, and how the parties involved are responding. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:14

Santos Saga Puts GOP in Tough Spot

1/17/2023
House Republicans are trying to figure out a committee assignment for embattled GOP Congressman George Santos, while calls for his resignation grow for lying about his resume and background. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how House GOP leadership sees the situation. Plus, Santos’ ex-roommate reveals he was suspicious about him when they lived together in 2013. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:22

Biden Says "Let's be Guided by MLK's Light"

1/16/2023
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Joe Biden gave the keynote address at the National Action Network’s annual MLK Day breakfast in DC. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down Biden’s speech, where he highlighted his administration’s efforts aimed at ensuring racial equality. Plus, Dr. King’s oldest son gave his thoughts on how the US is delivering on his dad’s dream. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:07:39

Two Presidential Probes into Classified Docs

1/13/2023
President Joe Biden and his predecessor are under investigation for potentially mishandling classified documents. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the latest updates with both special counsel probes. While key questions remain unanswered with Biden’s cases, we’re learning more about where the investigation into Trump stands. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:20

Special Counsel Appointed in Biden Docs Probe

1/12/2023
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to look to take over the investigation into Obama-era classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s home and former private office. CNN's Kristen Holmes explains new details about the timeline of the initial investigation and both discoveries. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:00

Another Batch of Gov't Records Found By Biden Team

1/11/2023
Sources briefed on the matter say President Joe Biden's legal team found another batch of government records, as House Republicans promise to investigate the issue. CNN's Kristen Holmes breaks down Biden's response to the first batch found in a private office he used, and how lawmakers of both parties are reacting to Biden and his predecessor's handling of classified documents after leaving public office. Plus, embattled New York Republican Congressman George Santos says he won't resign...

Duration:00:08:51

Biden’s Classified Documents Discovery

1/10/2023
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have at least one thing in common – they both are dealing with fallout from keeping classified documents. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the distinctions between the two cases. Some Democrats say Biden did what he was supposed to do, while some Republicans claim Trump was treated unfairly. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:00

Speaker McCarthy Faces His First Test

1/9/2023
Now that House Republicans have elected Kevin McCarthy as speaker, the next order of business for them is to vote on a rules package. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how some of the rules have changed since hard right conservatives got their way in the speaker fight, and why it’s giving some members some pause. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:32