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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.


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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.




Sunday, November 22: U.S. tops 12 million coronavirus cases as President Trump focuses on overturning election results

As President Trump continues to contest the election, one GOP congressman from Michigan tells Dana Bash "it's over" and that "we're Americans" and we need to let the voters, not the politicians speak. Plus, more than one million Americans received a coronavirus diagnosis in the last week, and a quarter of a million have died. The CDC is cautioning against Thanksgiving travel and indoor celebrations, but doctors say that's not enough to curb a post-Thanksgiving spike. And the chairman of the...


Sunday, November 15: President-elect Joe Biden prepares for the presidency as President Trump refuses to concede

President-elect Joe Biden names his Chief of Staff and announces his coronavirus taskforce this week as he readies for the White House. Meanwhile President Trump is still in court, trying -- and failing -- to prove allegations of voting fraud. Plus, Governors across the country issue new rules this week to the curb out-of-control coronavirus spread, which is infecting more than 150,000 people and killing more than 1,000 every day. And how foreign leaders are reacting to the presidential...


Sunday, November 8: President-Elect Joe Biden declares victory

Joe Biden claims the presidency with a promise to unite and heal the country. Now, as he begins the presidential transition, top Republicans have yet to acknowledge his victory as President Trump has yet to concede. Plus, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shares the significance of a Black woman in the White House, and how progressives plan to make their voices heard in a Biden Administration. And, a look at Trump's post-presidency and the sway he's still likely to hold over...


Sunday, November 1: President Trump and Joe Biden make their closing cases for the presidency

Down in the polls, President Trump tries to defy odds for a second time. Meanwhile, Joe Biden spends the last two days of his campaign in critical Pennsylvania, hoping his home state will win him the White House. That, with more than half the states setting new case count records last week. Plus, as former president Barack Obama joined his former VP on the campaign trail in Michigan, Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris works to boost minority turnout in Sun Belt states. And, the...


Sunday, October 25: With Just Days Until Election Day, Coronavirus Cases Reach New Records

At least five close advisers to Vice President Pence test positive for Covid-19, but he says he'll keep campaigning because he's considered "essential personnel." Meanwhile, the pandemic is raging in most of the country, with the number of new cases soaring past 80,000 a day for the first time. Plus, President Trump spends his weekend barnstorming the country, making his case for re-election, while Joe Biden opts for smaller, socially-distanced events. And documentary filmmaker Ken Burns...


Sunday, October 18: With two weeks to go, millions of Americans have already cast their ballots

With 22 million votes already cast and two weeks to go until Election Day, President Trump is campaigning as the underdog, hoping that personal attacks on Joe Biden will work as well as they did against Hillary Clinton in 2016. And while Biden leads in most battleground state polls, Democrats still haunted by 2016 say the race is closer than the polls say. Plus, as global coronavirus infections rise, how world leaders are preparing for the next wave. And, there are more than 350...


Sunday, October 11: White House doctor clears Trump for public appearances

Just a week after being hospitalized with Covid-19, President Trump has scheduled three campaign rallies in the next three days. But his doctor still isn't answering many questions about the President's health. Plus, fears of a second wave of coronavirus as the U.S. reports its largest number of new cases since mid-August. And, with just three weeks to go until Election Day, a look at the presidential race battlegrounds Arizona and Florida. On today's show: Dr. Rochelle Walensky of...


Sunday, October 4: President Trump remains hospitalized with 30 days until Election Day

A hospitalized President Trump declares he is "starting to feel good" as White House doctors and top aides sow confusion over the President's health, .Plus, as Wisconsin posts record numbers of coronavirus cases, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says colder weather and a lack of federal leadership is to blame. And, with just weeks left in the presidential race the President is off the campaign trail and his signature rallies are postponed. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is increasing his in-person events. To...


Sunday, September 27: Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, cementing the Court's 6-3 conservative majority. Republicans say they have the votes to confirm her before Election Day-- and before the Court hears arguments over the Affordable Care Act. And, coronavirus cases are still climbing as doctors warn Americans to brace for the fall and winter months. Plus, Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. John Fetterman pushes back on President Trump's attacks on...


Sunday, September 20: Remembering Justice Ginsburg's life and legacy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. A look at her legal-- and cultural-- legacy as the second woman to serve on the high court, and as a champion for gender equality. Plus, as President Trump looks to nominate his third Supreme Court justice, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says the pick could threaten the future of the Affordable Care Act. And, coronavirus cases are rising in 31 states and President Trump says a vaccine will be ready by April. But, some health experts are...


Sunday, September 13: Trump defends his decision to downplay coronavirus

President Trump pushes back on criticism that he was slow to respond to the coronavirus at the start of the pandemic, as experts warn of a "deadly December." Plus, Pennsylvania voters set a record for mail-in ballots requested, and Democratic Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan says she's worried the President is raising doubts on November's election results. And, as infections rise on college campuses across the country, the University of Arizona is betting on a unique way to keep its students...


Sunday, September 6: Trump's character back in focus with 8 weeks until Election Day

Veterans and political opponents slam the President after reports that he has repeatedly denigrated U.S. soldiers killed or wounded in action. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts beg Americans to wear masks and follow social distancing rules to avoid a post-Labor Day spike in coronavirus cases. And as the Trump campaign zeroes in on a law and order message, a new CNN poll shows that Americans are far more worried about the pandemic and the economy than they are about crime. On today's...


Sunday August 30, 2020: Calls for Racial Justice and Spikes of Violence from Portland to Kenosha to Washington

A man is shot dead in Portland, Oregon after Trump supporters clashed with pro-Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon. Meanwhile, the President says he'll visit Kenosha, Wisconsin -- the site of the latest police violence flashpoint -- this week. Plus, criticism after the CDC changes its coronavirus testing guidelines. And how college students are adjusting to a new semester as universities try to reopen, even as the coronavirus infects thousands of students across the country. On...


Sunday August 23, 2020: On eve of GOP convention, Trump's sister heard on tape calling him "cruel"

As the President gears up for this week's Republican National Convention, his older sister Maryanne Trump Barry was secretly recorded calling her brother a liar with "no principles." Plus, a look back at last week's all-virtual Democratic Convention. And can the states handle a record number of Americans voting by mail in the November election? . On today's show: CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Dr....


Sunday, August 16, 2020: Biden's VP Pick Makes History

Seven months into the pandemic, the case count remains high and testing is still a problem. Plus, President Trump admits to blocking funds for the U.S. Postal Service to hamstring mail-in voting efforts. And with the Democratic National Convention on the horizon, a historic VP pick helps boost Biden’s campaign. On today’s show: Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute; Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University and CNN’s Sanjay Gupta; Astead Herndon of the New York Times and Tarini...


Sunday, August 9, 2020: Congressional Coronavirus Talks Reach Stalemate

President Trump takes executive action after stimulus talks breakdown. And as more schools report coronavirus cases, parents and teachers are faced with difficult decisions. Whitmer's number two and his next door neighbor weighs in on the veepstakes. Plus, a progressive scores an upset victory in Missouri—and hope that Joe Biden is listening. On today’s show: Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post and Julie Davis of the New York Times; Indiana School Superintendent Jennifer McCormick;...


Sunday, August 2, 2020: Trump Floats Delaying The Election

The President continues his attacks on mail-in voting - and even muses about delaying the election. Plus, the coronavirus death toll crosses 150,000 - and even as new cases plateau in hard-hit states like Texas and Florida, they're rising across the Midwest. And Joe Biden's search for a running mate enters the home stretch. On today’s show: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Former Utah Congresswoman Mia Love; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Dr. Megan...


Sunday, July 26, 2020: Two Big Numbers: 4 Million Coronavirus Cases, 100 Days Until the Election

With 100 days until Election Day, new CNN polling out this morning spells trouble for President Trump's re-election hopes in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, and Michigan. Plus, the U.S. marks yet another grim milestone in the pandemic crisis -- 4 million confirmed cases, and soon to be 150,000 deaths. Why weren't U.S. leaders better prepared for this summer surge? On today’s show: Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post; Dr. Ashish Jha...


Sunday, July 19, 2020: America’s Record-Shattering Coronavirus Surge

Even as America’s coronavirus case count rises to record levels, President Trump is in denial – and trying to shift the focus off his administration’s response. Plus, Joe Biden takes a double-digit lead, as the president’s reelection campaign tries for a reset. And America loses a legend – John Lewis, civil rights icon and long-serving member of Congress, passes away at 80. On today’s show: House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Miami Mayor Francis Suarez; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard...


Sunday, July 12, 2020: Cases Surge to Record Numbers Across the Sun Belt States

President Trump insists his administration has "done a great job," even as Covid-19 cases explode across the United States. Plus, schools become the new flashpoint in the Trump administration’s push to return to normal And Joe Biden unveils a new economic agenda that he hopes will unify his party Phil Mattingly anchors. On today’s show: Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist; ER Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University and Emergency Physician Dr. Murtaza Akhtar of Valleywise Health Medical; and...