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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.... Show More

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In a special mailbag episode, CNN Political Director David Chalian answers listener questions about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on politics in America. He tackles the state of the 2020 campaign, the future of the political conventions, how the stimulus bill will affect everyday Americans, and more! via Knit
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April 2, 2020 15 min
After the immediate coronavirus public health emergency subsides, the medical and legal ramifications of the pandemic will likely linger for a generation. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Art Caplan to discuss the constitutionality of stay-at-home orders, the difficult decisions about care hospitals and doctors will start making soon, and whether public h...
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April 1, 2020 20 min
With New Orleans facing a rapidly rising death toll from coronavirus, CNN Political Director David Chalian and Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu go inside how a city prepares for a crisis like being a hotspot for the disease. Plus, the personal impact of the crisis in New Orleans and how Mardi Gras celebrations may have helped spread the pandemic. via Knit
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The first of April is tomorrow, and people across the country won't be able to pay their bills. How will the actions that government and cooperations taken so far help those experiencing the very real economic effects of the coronavirus crisis? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Senior Writer Zach Wolf, and CNN Anchor and Correspondent Julia Chatterley to break down just how bad the economy will get for Americans an...
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March 30, 2020 16 min
As the number of cases continues to rise, and the death toll mounts, President Trump extends his social distancing guidelines by one month. But just how long could those guidelines last? Plus, checking in on how frontline medical workers are holding up and what they need to combat this crisis. via Knit
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March 27, 2020 22 min
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, governors are fighting for the welfare of their constituents. Find out what that feels like as CNN political director David Chalian talks to former governor of Ohio John Kasich who led his state during a the Ebola outbreak. via Knit
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As the coronavirus crisis worsens in the US, CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto step back and look at the global reverberations of the pandemic. They break down everything from the military implications to the future of foreign relations. via Knit
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Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Contributors Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and Wajahat Ali to go inside the strain the Coronavirus crisis is putting on the nations' health care system and the criticism with the President's goal to have America back to work by Easter. Plus, the personal challenges and human costs of the crisis. via Knit
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While the Senate inches closer to a deal on the stimulus bill, President Trump is eager to get the economy up and running is as few as 3 weeks in spite of what many public health experts are saying: we are in this for the long haul. Join CNN political director David Chalian as he talks to CNN congressional reporter Alex Rogers and CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen on the latest updates. via Knit
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Congress must pass an economic stimulus to aide the flagging economy, but Washington gamesmanship and political leverage plays aren't disappearing despite the crisis. As the pressure increases, Congress must choose between spending swiftly and spending wisely. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Congressional Correspondent Phil Mattingly, and CNN Economics Commentator Catherine Rampell to break down the latest stimul...
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March 20, 2020 16 min
What's can history teach us about governing during a pandemic? Join CNN political director David Chalian and Senior Political Analyst John Avlon as they explore the lessons that can be learned from the Spanish Flu of 1918. via Knit
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March 19, 2020 17 min
Coronavirus has ground American life to a halt. But how has it affected the way Washington works? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Congressional Reporter Lauren Fox and CNN Supreme Court and Legal Analyst Joan Biskupic on the impact the pandemic has had on Congress and the Supreme Court and what those changes could mean for government going forward. via Knit
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March 18, 2020 21 min
CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the government response to coronavirus and what lessons can be learned from past pandemics with CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Seema Yasmin. Plus, inside polling places on an election night during the coronavirus outbreak with CNN's reporters on the ground, Kyung Lah in Arizona and Leyla Santiago in Florida. via Knit
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Former Obama adviser and CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod gives insight into what the White House is like in a time of crisis and his thoughts on how the President has managed the response so far. Plus, his take on how coronavirus will impact voting in tonight's primaries. The host of CNN's Axe Files podcast joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to break it all down. via Knit
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Politics hits home for people across the country as the Trump administration's coronavirus response continues, the 2020 candidates make their case, and the economic slide worsens. As Wall Street and main street look to Washington, can the federal government make move that will stabilize the economy? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Senior Writer Zach Wolf, and CNN Business and Politics Reporter Cristina Alesci to ...
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March 13, 2020 18 min
President Trump has just declared Coronavirus a NationalEmergency, and people are adjusting to this new shift in American society. Join CNN senior writer Zach Wolf, CNN White House correspondent John Harwood and CNN political reporter Dan Merica as we discuss the political implications of this pandemic. via Knit
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President Trump attempts to take the lead in the coronavirus crisis, exposing the power vacuum left by his administration. Meanwhile, the campaigns to replace him are essentially on pause as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders both offer their visions to handle the crisis. Join CNN political director David Chalian and CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip to discuss all the latest developments. via Knit
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Bernie Sanders announces he will remain in the race after another poor Super Tuesday showing, but doesn't sugarcoat his chances. What does his blunt assessment of the campaign mean for uniting the Democratic Party? Plus, how the coronavirus pandemic may be leading Democratic voters to choose Joe Biden. For all that and more, join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, and CNN Senior P...
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March 10, 2020 19 min
It's Super Tuesday II and all eyes are on the key state of Michigan as Bernie Sanders faces a tough test to prove he can broaden his coalition. Plus, a look at how coronavirus is impacting American's daily lives. CNN Political Director David Chalian talks to CNN Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, as well as CNN Political Commentator and former Detroit health commissioner Abdul El-Sayed. via Knit
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Last time, Michigan was Bernie Sanders' salvation. This year it may be his last stand. Can he expand his coalition on Tuesday? Can Biden beat Trump without Sanders' voters? And most of all, have Democrats learned the lessons of 2016? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, CNN Politics Commentator with former White House official Jen Psaki, as well as CNN Political Commentator and Justice Democrats co-founder Alexandra R...
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