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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.

Supreme Court Starts New Term CNN Political Briefing
The Supreme Court’s next term starts today with a new justice on the bench and a docket full of consequential cases. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the oral arguments the court heard today and the cases it’ll hear later in the term, including disputes that involve race, environmental policies, and voting laws. This comes as Americans have a record level of distrust in the judicial branch and the Supreme Court.
Oct 3, 2022
Trump Faces Investigations on Several Fronts CNN Political Briefing
Between Florida, New York, and Washington DC, multiple investigations by lawmakers and federal and state officials have one thing in common: former President Donald Trump. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest with the January 6 House select committee, the Mar-a-Lago documents case, and the New York Attorney General’s civil case against Trump and his children.
Sep 30, 2022
Biden Admin Sued for Student Debt Relief Plan CNN Political Briefing
The Biden administration is being sued for its plan to forgive a certain amount of federal student loan debt for those who qualify. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the Biden administration is prepping for the relief process, and the political implications behind it.
Sep 29, 2022
Senate Moves on Electoral Count Act Reform CNN Political Briefing
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on board with a Senate bill that would make it harder to overturn a certified presidential election. The legislation comes in response to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 results. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the bill, and how it differs from a House version of the legislation.
Sep 28, 2022
Congress Moves Closer to Funding Bill After Manchin Hiccup CNN Political Briefing
A possible government shutdown is hanging over Congress once again. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how a proposal from Senator Joe Manchin almost held up the bill.
Sep 27, 2022
New Revelations Ahead of Jan 6. Hearing CNN Political Briefing
The January 6th House Select Committee returns this week with another public hearing, but it will likely be the last one. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains some recent developments ahead of the hearing, including revealing text messages and a mysterious phone call. Plus, Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney made some direct comments about the former president over the weekend.
Sep 26, 2022
Trump’s Secret Court Battle in DOJ Probe CNN Political Briefing
Sources say that former President Donald Trump's attorneys are waging a secret court battle related to the Justice Department’s investigation into January 6th. They’re trying to prevent a grand jury from gathering information from Trump’s inner circle. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains what we know and what we don’t know. Plus, what does this mean for Trump’s shot at a 2024 presidential run?
Sep 23, 2022
House Passes Bill to Protect Elections CNN Political Briefing
The House has passed a bill to update the Electoral Count Act of 1887 in response to the January 6th insurrection. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the legislation and why it may have some trouble passing in the Senate. Plus, hear why most Republicans were not on board.
Sep 22, 2022
NY AG Sues Trump for Years of Fraud CNN Political Briefing
New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump organization. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the suit, including the AG’s claims that Trump inflated his net worth by billions to make himself richer. Trump has denied all wrongdoing and continues to accuse James of having a political agenda.
Sep 21, 2022
GOP Defends, Dems Condemn Migrant Stunts CNN Political Briefing
Republican governors continue to send migrants to liberal leaning localities to make a political statement on immigration. CNN’s Political Director David Chalian explains how new data from the border fits into this, and what the Biden administration is saying in response. Plus, hear how Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle addressed the issue today.
Sep 20, 2022
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