Inside Politics

Inside Politics

Each weekday, John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you the most important political stories of the day. On the weekend, Abby Phillip kicks off CNN's Sunday morning political programming with Inside Politics Sunday. John and Abby get answers from the people making headlines, explain the political that stories matter, and report on how the news will impact you.

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June 27, 2022 38 min

Friday's historic Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has immediately divided the country into places where abortion is legal and places where it is not, leaving millions of women in limbo. And today yields another 6-3 decision that reaffirms the new court math and pulls the country to the right. Plus: Ukraine's leader tells a big international summit -- including his US counterpart -- he wants the conflict with ...

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11 states have already effectively banned abortions after the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade leaves the nation more divided than ever. How will it transform America and will it be a rallying cry for the Democrats in the fall?

Plus, Trump's power play - new details emerge on how his pressure campaign to stay in power at all costs nearly worked, pushing the country to the brink. The system held, but will it hold agai...

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The Constitutional right to an abortion is no more. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court this morning overturned Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion a question for each state to settle. CNN Justice Correspondent Jessica Schneider kicks off our extensive coverage.

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June 23, 2022 37 min

The Supreme Court's conservative majority throws out a New York gun law and makes it clear it holds a very expansive view of Second Amendment rights. Plus: The Jan 6 committee hears important new testimony from top DOJ officials who refused to help Donald Trump cheat and insisted he peacefully yield power to Joe Biden. And: A new front-row view of the Trump family in those momentous days.

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The president asks Congress to suspend the gas tax for three months and calls on states to do the same. Plus: The Jan 6 committee calls on a key West Wing insider to share his story. And: Is the Trump brand fading?

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June 20, 2022 37 min

Tomorrow the January 6 committee says it will show the country evidence Donald Trump was directly involved in the plot to submit fake slates of electors, and multiple members say yes, the former president committed prosecutable crimes. Plus: President Biden says "there's nothing inevitable about a recession," adding that lifting the gas tax is on the table. And: Russian state media shows two Alabama men who volunteered ...

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Those closest to former President Trump have told the January 6 committee that Trump was told over and over that his election fraud claims were false and his plot to overturn the election results was likely illegal. None of this has stopped him from still spreading those election lies and attacking his former Vice President.

Plus, President Biden says Putin's war, corporate greed, and Republican obstruction are to blame for inf...

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June 17, 2022 37 min

In today's show we explore new revelations from the insurrection investigation, including how close VP Mike Pence came to danger, and his heated phone call with Donald Trump on January 6th. Plus: in a rare interview President Biden shares a gloomy outlook with the Associated Press, acknowledging Americans are confused, upset and worried, but blaming Covid caution and politics, not his policies. And: the search is on for three A...

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"There is no escape and we're coming to take you out and pull you out by your hair." Those were the words from an enraged man outside the Capitol just posted by the January 6 committee. The same man was part of a Capitol tour the day before led by a Republican congressman. Plus: a dramatic, risky interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The goal is to slow the economy and ease inflation pressures. Plus: analysis of th...

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In a speech today in Philadelphia, President Biden again acknowledges times are tough but argues he should be trusted to get us through the economic pain. Our CNN White House correspondent is traveling with the president and provides details on exactly how Biden plans to make things better. Plus: The White House confirms Biden will visit Saudi Arabia in July, despite the president's campaign promise to make the kingdom a "p...

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In their prime-time hearing Thursday night the January 6 committee outlined their allegation: former President Trump was at the heart of a coordinated conspiracy to steal the presidency. Now the committee is gearing up for two more weeks of hearings, with all eyes are on the Justice Department as it considers criminal charges against Trump.

Plus, a bipartisan group of Senators say they're close to an agreement on a bill that ai...

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June 10, 2022 37 min

The House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol provided dramatic new video of the riot, a damning timeline showing the overlap between the rioters and Donald Trump's tweets, and showed Trump's people, including his own family, calling election fraud claims b.s. Plus, the Uvalde cops knew ... and they waited. According to the New York Times, the officers at Robb Elementary were aware children were alive. Now the...

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Nearly a year and a half since the January 6 insurrection, the House committee formed to investigate it is about to unveil evidence it says draws a direct line between the Capitol attack and Donald Trump. Plus, the Senate Democrat running point on gun reform tells CNN he's convinced a deal can be made. And, some laughs but also tough questions last night as President Biden sat down with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Congress today heard heart-wrenching testimony from parents who lost a child at Robb Elementary. CNN's Lauren Fox begins our coverage from the Capitol. Following that, Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the massacre which left 19 children and two teachers dead. Plus, brand new details about who will testify at the Jan 6 primetime hearings.

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A new bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security says the summer and the midterms may bring a wave of domestic extremist violence targeting our democracy. Plus, new charges from the Biden justice department against the Proud Boys top leaders for allegedly directing the storming of the Capitol. And, San Francisco voters decide whether to recall a liberal prosecutor, while a Republican-turned-Democrat billionaire hopes a tough...

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As today's show began, Conservative MPs in Britain were about to take a secret vote that could reshape Europe. Boris Johnson faced a no-confidence test from his own party. Survive and he stays on as prime minister. Lose and he'll be booted out of 10 Downing Street. Plus, President Biden seeks a late night bump by agreeing to an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. And, as the January 6 committee prepares to take its findings public...

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Since the mass shooting in Uvalde 12 days ago, there have been at least 26 more mass shootings. Now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to find solutions to the violence. This week victims and family members of recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo will testify as Congress tries to find a compromise. 

Plus, the January 6 committee gears up for blockbuster hearings. Why one ex-top aide to Mark Meadows could be the star witn...

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June 3, 2022 37 min

Moments before we came on the air, we learned a federal grand jury had indicted former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarra on criminal contempt charges for his refusal to cooperate with the House January 6 committee. CNN Legal Affairs Correspondent Paula Reed joined the show to explain what impact this might have on the investigation, and what may happen next. Her report is followed by one from CNN Chief Congressional Correspon...

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Today's show begins immediately following a press conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, site of yesterday's mass shooting at St. Francis Hospital that left four people dead. According to the timeline police presented, one of the victims, Dr. Preston Phillips, performed back surgery on the suspected gunman, Michael Louis, on May 19. Louis had a follow-up appointment with Phillips on May 31, during which he complained of back pain. ...

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