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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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July 10, 2020 4 min
A new poll finds that two thirds of American disapprove of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Does that number show that the bottom is falling out of the President's re-election bid? CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks that down and discusses the President's postponed New Hampshire rally and Joe Biden's economic strategy.
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John Lewis has led the fight for voting rights for decades, from Selma to the halls of Congress. But that fight is far from over- and voting rights are facing a new threat in the form of a dangerous pandemic. Join CNN Politics and Culture writer Brandon Tensley to break down what Lewis' legacy means today, as portrayed in the new CNN Film about his life, Good Trouble. 
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President Trump seems increasingly at odds with Dr. Fauci over his perilously optimistic attitude over America's fraught handling of coronavirus. CNN Political Director David Chalian delves into the possible ramifications for the Presidents' re-election, and what he should be doing differently. Plus a new SCOTUS ruling on Trump's tax returns, and the RNC convention increasingly up in the air. 
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One of the President's biggest media allies, Fox News' Tucker Carlson is attacking the patriotism of a leading Biden VP candidate, Illinois Senator and double amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how this benefits President Trump and reflects how he has changed politics.
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In a new book, President Trump's niece, a clinical psychologist, delves into the President's family history and makes devastating claims about his mental state. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian as he breaks down what the book means for the Presidency and the 2020 campaign.
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On the weekend the Fourth of July, a moment meant to signify country unity, President Trump continues to deliver divisive speeches aimed at his base. But with 4 months to go, will this path to re-election work? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian to examine Trump's risky re-election play. 
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July 1, 2020 6 min
CNN’s Political Director David Chalian breaks down how several far-right  Republicans have recently defeated candidates endorsed by President Trump in Republican Congressional primaries... and how they could impact the future of the party.
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June 30, 2020 6 min
CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, discusses the politicized debate over masks and whether President Trump will follow key members of his own party and wear a mask publicly.
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June 29, 2020 6 min
CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, discusses the impact of President Trump’s most recent retweet of a racist video in which a man chants 'white power’.
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June 25, 2020 8 min
As President Trump travels to Wisconsin, CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest on the 2020 race in the key swing states that will determine who wins the presidency.
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CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, breaks down the takeaways of the new NYTimes/Siena College national poll, which shows Biden with a big lead over Trump.
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CNN Political Director David Chalian's thoughts on the biggest news in politics today.
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CNN Political Director David Chalian's thoughts on the biggest news in politics today.
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Today is Juneteenth, and to cap off what might be one of the most consequential weeks of the political year President Trump gets ready for his first rally in months in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and Political Correspondent Abby Phillip to talk about what Juneteenth means for Tulsa and it's history of racial strife as well as the impact of a rally as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
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The Supreme Court blocks the Trump Administration's move to end the DACA program, protecting for now the nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. Join CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer Joan Biskupic and CNN Political Director David Chalian to break down the decision and discuss the President's bad week with the conservative Court. 
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Republicans release their police reform bill, but Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Former Republican Congresswoman and CNN Political Commentator Mia Love joins CNN Political Director David Chalian to break down the chance of a compromise and share how systemic racism has affected her family. 
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In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court extended civil rights protections to LGBTQ workers. What does that mean for the country, culturally and politically? CNN Supreme Court Reporter Ariane De Vogue and CNN Culture and Politics writer Brandon Tensley join CNN Political Director David Chalian to take you inside the monumental decision and its impact.
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President Trump is set to resume his rallies this week despite concerns over pandemic health risks. CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny joins CNN Political Director from the key swing state of Wisconsin to break down the latest in the 2020 race including the impact of anti-racism protests, President Trump’s return to the campaign trail and the Democratic veepstakes.
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June 12, 2020 15 min
The Republican National Committee has moved their convention "celebration" to Jacksonville, FL. It will be in a 15,000 person capacity arena, and no plans for social distancing during what many experts predict will be the second wave of the pandemic. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian, and Political Reporter Dan Merica to discuss the Trump campaign's re-election strategy. 
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Join CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen to break down the latest on Coronavirus forecasts and what large group events like President Trump restarting political rallies and nationwide protests could mean for the spread of the disease.
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