July 5, 2022

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The Supreme Court & Senate Act on Guns
CNN Political Briefing

The Supreme Court struck down a New York concealed carry law, while the Senate advanced a bipartisan gun safety reform bill. CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the details of both the ruling and the bill, and why both are monumental. The same day the Senate appears on track to pass its most significant gun safety package in almost 30 years, the high court implements the widest expansion of gun rights in a decade.

Jun 23, 2022

Jan. 6 Panel Faces Threats After Hearing About Them
CNN Political Briefing

In the January 6 House select committee’s fourth public hearing, state and local officials detailed the pressure they faced by the former President and his team for not overturning the 2020 election and the threats that followed. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how the lie that the 2020 election was rigged is still fueling harassment and violence that lingers today, even for the lawmakers on the panel. Plus, an investigator is leaving his position on the committee early and hearings will pause temporarily after this week.

Jun 22, 2022

It’s Election Day in AL, VA, GA & DC
CNN Political Briefing

Voters in Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, and Washington DC head to the polls today in primary races and runoffs for general elections in November. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the key races to watch, including the GOP Senate runoff in Alabama. How much will former President Donald Trump’s influence matter in these races this time around? Plus, DC’s Democratic mayor is trying to make history tonight.

Jun 21, 2022

Biden Knows “People are Really Down”
CNN Political Briefing

President Joe Biden did a rare interview with the Associated Press in the Oval Office where he got candid about the mood of America. CNN’s David Chalian explains what Biden had to say about inflation, gas prices, and the possibility of a recession. Biden also said he doesn’t regret the US involvement with Ukraine, despite its effect on American households.

Jun 17, 2022

Pence Chose Democracy Over Trump
CNN Political Briefing

Today was the January 6 House Select Committee’s third televised hearing. Through witnesses close to former Vice President Mike Pence, it became clear that Pence never believed he had the power to overturn the 2020 election. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how former president Donald Trump disregarded Pence and tried to pressure his Vice President into doing it anyway. You’ll hear sound from some key testimonies.

Jun 16, 2022

Winners & Losers of Last Night’s Elections
CNN Political Briefing

Voters in five states have spoken – CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the key takeaways in primary elections from South Carolina to Nevada. It ended up being a pretty good night for former President Donald Trump’s candidates, even in a race where he endorsed the losing candidate. Plus, the Democratic majority in the House just got a bit smaller, thanks to a special election in Texas.

Jun 15, 2022

Biden Tries to Reassure Nation About Inflation
CNN Political Briefing

With inflation rising, stocks falling, and recession fears growing, President Joe Biden tried to look on the bright side today while recognizing Americans’ price pains. CNN Political Director explains how Biden can blame Russia’s war in Ukraine all he wants – but the squeeze families are feeling in their wallets is still happening under his watch. Will voters see it the same way in November?

Jun 14, 2022

Jan. 6 Hearing Focused on ‘The Big Lie’
CNN Political Briefing

Many people close to former President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election, but he didn’t listen to them. That was the focus of the January 6 House select committee’s second hearing today, as CNN Political Director David Chalian explains. You’ll hear testimony from former Trump campaign aides, former Attorney General Bill Barr and others about what went down after Trump found out he lost.

Jun 13, 2022

Trump “Lit the Flame” for Jan. 6
CNN Political Briefing

Last night, the January 6 House select committee gave an overview of their findings so far in their first of many public hearings to come. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the bombshells that came out of it, and what he thinks are the goals for these hearings. Plus, the former President has responded to what his own daughter brought up in her testimony.

Jun 10, 2022

January 6th Panel’s Primetime Moment
CNN Political Briefing

The January 6th House select committee holds its first public hearing tonight after spending 10 months investigating. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what to expect tonight and from hearings to come. Meanwhile, some Republicans close to former President Donald Trump are slamming the hearings before they’ve even started.

Jun 9, 2022

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