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Pelosi Asia Trip Escalates Tension with China CNN Political Briefing

The US and China have a complicated relationship and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible trip to Taiwan is the latest reason why. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why China is threatening to retaliate, and what President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart spoke about this week. Both Washington and Beijing are watching what is happening with Russia’s war in Ukraine very closely for different reasons.

Jul 29, 2022

Manchin Agrees to Dems’ Economic Deal CNN Political Briefing

After a year of back and forth, Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal on an economic and climate spending bill. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what’s in the bill, how the President feels about it, and what unknowns remain for its passage. There’s one Democratic Senator who hasn’t made her stance clear on this deal yet.

Jul 28, 2022

WH Downplays Recession Fears as People Feel it CNN Political Briefing

As Americans struggle with high inflation, the White House and the Federal Reserve is getting a better idea of ​​how the economy is doing this week with a series of reports coming out. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why the Fed raised interest rates again and what that could mean about a possible recession. Regardless, Americans don’t feel too hot about the economy and even members of Biden’s own party don’t think he should run again in 2024.

Jul 27, 2022

Donald Trump Returns to DC CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump makes his return to the nation’s capital for the first time since he left office where he focused on law-and-order policies. CNN Political Director David Chalian points out Trump’s speech came right after his former Vice President Mike Pence made his own speech. Both men are in the 2024 presidential political conversation – a new CNN poll has some new insight into how voters feel about their roles on January 6, 2021 and about the idea of ​​Trump running again.

Jul 26, 2022

Trump & Pence Square Off Before 2024 CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence are having dueling events as they both consider 2024 runs. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains their recent schedules and why they’re going to the same places, but not together. Pence is offering his vision for the party, while Trump continues to focus on 2020 election lies – a preview of what a primary between them could look like.

Jul 25, 2022

A Guilty Verdict After Jan. 6th Hearing CNN Political Briefing

A federal jury found former Trumpr Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena advise from the January 6 House select committee. CNN Politics Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza breaks down the verdict, last night’s committee hearing, and campaign events in Arizona. They all have one thing in common: forming President Donald Trump.

Jul 22, 2022

Jan. 6 Panel to Focus on Trump’s 187 Minutes CNN Political Briefing

The January 6 House select committee holds another hearing tonight in primetime, which is expected to be about what former President Donald Trump did and didn’t do as the Capitol riot unfolded that day. CNN Politics Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza breaks down all the latest reporting on what to expect tonight, and what’s happening in a DC courtroom with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Plus, an update on where the Department of Justice’s January 6 criminal investigation stands.

Jul 21, 2022

Maryland Primaries: A Win for Election Coins CNN Political Briefing

Maryland held primary elections yesterday where voters chose their Republican candidate for governor, while the votes are still being counted on the Democratic side. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the political strategy behind Democrats supporting the GOP candidate who is a 2020 election denier. Democrats think their play will pay off in the long run, but could it backfire?

Jul 20, 2022

CNN Poll: Control for Congress is a Toss-up CNN Political Briefing

Voters don’t think candidates in either party have their priorities straight ahead of the midterm elections. That’s just one of the findings CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down from a new CNN/SSRS poll. He also explains how Democrats gained some enthusiasm ground among voters, but Republicans still have an edge.

Jul 19, 2022

CNN Poll: More Bad Numbers for Biden CNN Political Briefing

A new poll from CNN/SSRS spells bad news for President Joe Biden and Democrats. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down just how badly people are feeling about the economy and inflation. Democrats are sounding the alarm and Republicans keep reminding people who’s in charge. All this as Biden’s economic agenda is held up in Congress.

Jul 18, 2022

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