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

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

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

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Episodes

Executive Orders That Don’t Add Up

8/10/2020
President Trump signs four executive orders for COVID economic relief, attempting to bypass Congress after he doesn’t get a deal. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses why those executive orders fall short of what the President promised, and why he likely won’t be immortalized on Mount Rushmore.

Duration:00:06:56

Biden Makes Racial Comment Misstep, Again

8/7/2020
Joe Biden walks back, yet again, controversial remarks about African-Americans. Plus, CNN Political Director David Chalian, discusses a contender reemerging in Biden’s Vice Presidential search and Senate Republican’s increasingly difficult battle for the majority.

Duration:00:06:28

Truth to Power

8/7/2020
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 barriers in politics. In today’s episode we look back on the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth – a former slave who fought for abolition and women’s suffrage, without being able to read or write.

Duration:00:04:48

The Debate Over Debates

8/6/2020
The Trump campaign calls for a fourth, earlier, presidential debate, citing an increase in early voting. CNN Political Director David Chalian, breaks down why Trump and his team are lobbying for that change. Plus, he digs into how Vice President Pence is putting the Court on the ballot and Michelle Obama’s new revelation that she's suffering from 'low-grade depression’.

Duration:00:06:28

The DNC Goes Virtual

8/5/2020
Joe Biden’s campaign pulls the plug on the Milwaukee Convention as the DNC goes entirely virtual. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the calculus behind that choice and takes a look at Trump's mail-in-voting flip flops and Kanye West's GOP help.

Duration:00:06:42

"It Is What It Is"

8/4/2020
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 coronavirus situation on his hands. With election day fast approaching, today CNN Political Director David Chalian explores the disconnect between Trump's reality and the pandemic facts of the matter. Plus, President Trump reverses his messaging on mail-in voting, and Chalian gives us a taste of what it would look like getting to 270 electoral...

Duration:00:07:03

Trump’s New Ad Blitz

8/3/2020
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 Director David Chalian breaks down the new ads the Trump campaign has released, plus one of Biden's potential VP picks in trouble already and Congress at a standstill.

Duration:00:06:04

"Worlds Apart With No Deal In Sight"

7/31/2020
The extra $600 a month in federal unemployment benefits authorized by Congress expire at midnight, and a deal is nowhere in sight. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down why both parties could pay the political cost of failing to reach a deal. Plus, the fight over mail in voting is politicizing the postal service and trouble in Kansas for the Republican Party.

Duration:00:05:34

No, Election Day Isn't Moving

7/30/2020
President Trump tweets about delaying the election, something he doesn't have the power to do. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how that controversial distraction is overshadowing the President's efforts to delegitimize voting by mail and the symbolism of these attacks on the day that voting rights champion John Lewis is laid to rest.

Duration:00:06:04

There’s Always Something With Russia and Trump

7/29/2020
President Trump refuses to press Putin about Russia’s alleged involvement in bounties placed on service member’s heads, even during their most recent call. CNN Political Director David Chalian explores that and the implications of Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert not being able to travel with the president after he tests positive for Coronavirus. Also, presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden is close to announcing his VP pick... but did a photographer capture a clue?

Duration:00:05:57

Trump's COVID Message Flip Flops

7/28/2020
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. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks that down, and discusses the many ways in which this pandemic is changing the way we approach major political events this election cycle. Plus, Biden's campaign new ban on staffers using TikTok.

Duration:00:05:33

Biden Leads Polls 99 Days to Election

7/27/2020
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 Director David Chalian breaks down Trump's uphill battle. Plus details on the GOP's trillion dollar economic relief plan, and the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis, as he laid in the Capitol today.

Duration:00:06:11

Bye Bye, Florida Convention

7/24/2020
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 choice to cancel it. Also, with approximately 100 days to the election, a slew of recent polls shows Trump is losing to Biden in key battleground states. Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s viral speech that condemns sexism in Congress.

Duration:00:06:18

Trump And Biden Play The Race Card

7/23/2020
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 November 2020 is going to be ugly. CNN Senior Political Reporter breaks down what we can expect from both campaigns. Plus protests in Portland continue to escalate as the city’s mayor is caught in the fray. Also, the latest threat to vote in mail could come in the form of postal budget cuts.

Duration:00:07:46

The GOP's Unity Problem

7/22/2020
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 problems in Congress. Join CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson as she breaks it all down, along with the fact that President Trump wished Ghislaine Maxwell “well” despite her trafficking indictment. Lastly, the US demands the closure of the Chinese consulate in...

Duration:00:05:01

Send In The Feds

7/21/2020
Following Portland, President Trump now threatens to send federal agents to other major cities to control ongoing protests. CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson breaks down how mayors will respond. Plus Biden’s Vice Presidential shortlist includes four Black women: a historical first, and the President backpedals his stance on masks in light of dipping poll numbers.

Duration:00:04:55

The Passing of A Civil Rights Icon

7/20/2020
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 for his House seat will have big shoes to fill. CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson breaks this all down as well as Trump's latest Fox News Sunday interview where he continued to hedge on a national mask mandate. Plus, the White House objects to Senate's push for more CDC funding.

Duration:00:04:46

Georgia's Governor and Atlanta's Mayor Square Off

7/17/2020
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 Political Director David Chalian breaks down this political move, and also discusses Vice President Pence's move to paint Joe Biden as a socialist. Plus, the latest on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health and its political implications.

Duration:00:05:53

A Campaign Shakeup Isn't Going to Cut It

7/16/2020
President Trump removes his campaign manager in an attempt to save his flagging presidential bid. But as CNN Political Director David Chalian explains, that isn't going to fix what's actually wrong: his failure to take on the Coronavirus

Duration:00:06:32

Reading the Presidential Travel Tea Leaves

7/15/2020
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 2016. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the reason behind the president’s campaign stops and breaks down the president’s niece making the press rounds to discuss her tell all book.

Duration:00:06:15