President Joe Biden previewed his reelection stump speech while in New York this week, while former President Donald Trump is straddling the primary and the general. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how Biden is approaching key challenges in a new way, and what Trump’s plan to skip the next GOP debate says about his 2024 calculus. Plus, evangelical voters in Iowa have mixed feelings towards Trump that could complicate his path to the nomination.
Sep 19, 2023
Despite many conservatives speaking out against it, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is not ready to give up on a GOP deal that would fund the government before it runs out of money by the end of the month. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the tricky situation McCarthy is in. Even if this short-term spending bill did pass through the House, it doesn’t include key aspects the White House and Senate want.
Sep 18, 2023
This week has been a tricky one for President Joe Biden. He’s dealing with a labor crisis, his son’s legal issues, an impeachment inquiry, and the threat of a potential government shutdown. CNN Congressional Correspondent Jessica Dean breaks down each challenge, including one issue voters have with him that he can’t fix.
Sep 15, 2023
Criminal charges, an impeachment inquiry, competing visions for America’s future – today’s political headlines give us a taste of what a rematch between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump could look like. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down charges against the President’s son, the latest on the impeachment inquiry into Biden, and where the former president’s legal troubles stand. Both 2024 candidates believe their economic policies are best for the country, despite how different they are.
Sep 14, 2023
The White House goes on offense after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the administration’s response so far, and how McCarthy’s justifying the inquiry without a floor vote. Some Republican leaders thought the inquiry would appease House conservatives enough to pass a spending bill, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Sep 13, 2023
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he’s directing House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden without uncovering any direct evidence yet of wrongdoing. CNN Political Director breaks down what this move means, how McCarthy arrived here, and why he’s under political pressure to do so. This is happening as lawmakers are trying to pass a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown by the end of the month.
Sep 12, 2023
President Joe Biden marked 22 years since the September 11th terror attacks with remarks at a military base in Alaska after his multi-day trip across Asia. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how US leaders are paying their respects, and how President Biden’s trip to India and Vietnam went. Biden’s team believes these types of foreign trips show the president has the stamina for a second term in the face of poor poll numbers.
Sep 11, 2023
We now have the Georgia special grand jury’s report on its investigation into former President Donald Trump and his allies’ efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The report helped inform District Attorney Fani Willis’ charging decisions. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the main takeaways from the report, such as key people Willis decided not to charge.
Sep 8, 2023
A new CNN poll shows persistent problems for President Joe Biden and his reelection bid. CNN Congressional Correspondent Jessica Dean breaks down how Biden’s numbers are down essentially across the board, and how his son’s legal issues are complicating things. We’ll also tell you what polling suggests a Biden-Trump rematch would look like.
Sep 7, 2023
Today, cameras captured the first hearing inside a Georgia courtroom for the state’s election subversion case against former President Donald Trump and 18 other defendants. CNN Congressional Correspondent Jessica Dean breaks down highlights from the hearing, and how long prosecutors think the trial will last. Judges are expected to rule on key questions raised by some co-defendants soon, which could impact the trajectory of the case.
Sep 6, 2023