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Trump’s Expected to Skip GOP Debate
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump is planning to sit down for an interview instead of showing up to the first Republican presidential primary debate next week. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how the other candidates have been preparing for a debate with – and without – Trump.

Aug 18, 2023

Polls Show 3 Political Realities After Trump Charges
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump’s legal troubles dominate the 2024 presidential race. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what recent polling says about the American political landscape, as a former president’s been indicted four times and a 2020 rematch is very possible. Plus, he explains the threats a federal judge in DC and Georgia jurors are facing in cases involving Trump, and where Trump and his team stand on his primary debate attendance next week.

Aug 17, 2023

The White House is in a Bind
CNN Political Briefing

Today, President Joe Biden celebrated the one-year anniversary of signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law and touting it as a key piece to ‘Bidenomics.’ CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the challenges the president has to convince Americans to reelect him for his handling of the economy. President Biden is trying to sell his economic policy agenda, while duty calls in Hawaii and his predecessor’s legal woes take up a lot of oxygen in the 2024 race.

Aug 16, 2023

Trump Indicted in GA for 2020 Election Efforts
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump now faces 91 charges from four separate indictments. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest indictment against Trump and others from Fulton County, Georgia for their alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in the state. Plus, listen to hear how Trump’s current – and former – presidential rivals think of the latest charges.

Aug 15, 2023

Candidates, Eminem and Pork Chops on a Stick
CNN Political Briefing

Republican presidential candidates descended on the Iowa State Fair this weekend for stump speeches and fair food. Former Vice President Donald Trump flew over in his private plane while rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was flipping pork chops, and Vivek Ramaswamy rapped a few bars of Eminem. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the highlights from the Iowa State Fair.

Aug 14, 2023

GOP Candidates Flock to Iowa State Fair
CNN Political Briefing

The Iowa State Fair has kicked off, and Republican candidates are vying for face time with voters in a presidential race dominated by Donald Trump. Former Vice President Mike Pence and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum both played up their Midwestern credentials, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is aiming to stump across all of Iowa’s 99 counties. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what to expect this weekend.

Aug 11, 2023

Smith Seeks January Trump Trial Date
CNN Political Briefing

Federal prosecutors have asked for an early January trial date in one of former President Donald Trump’s legal cases, as a co-defendant pleads not guilty in another. Trump now faces so many current and potential charges, it could make trouble for arranging court dates. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down today’s developments, and what we could see in a potential fourth indictment next week.

Aug 10, 2023

Biden Touts Climate, Economic Record in West
CNN Political Briefing

President Joe Biden visits Arizona, Utah and New Mexico this week, as the West – and the world – reels from extreme heat. But are voters buying Biden’s climate message? A new poll says otherwise, as the president catches flak for not declaring climate change a national emergency. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down Biden’s latest campaign push, and how younger, climate-minded voters are reacting.

Aug 9, 2023

Ohio Vote Tees Up Abortion Showdown
CNN Political Briefing

Ohioans are headed to the polls today in a special election that has major implications for the state’s abortion rights. And out today, a new national CNN poll shows voters’ feelings haven’t cooled since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade more than a year ago. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest numbers.

Aug 8, 2023

DeSantis: Trump Lost the 2020 Election
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump and his legal team are trying to stall and discredit his latest legal case, as his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination show they’re more willing to use it to their advantage. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest from former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Trump’s own lawyer. Plus, a surprising acknowledgment from DeSantis.

Aug 7, 2023



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