CNN Political Briefing – Podcast on CNN Audio

Pelosi’s trip to Asia escalates tensions 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 for this. CNN Political Director David Chalyan explains why China is threatening retaliation and what President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart have been talking about this week. Both Washington and Beijing, for various reasons, are following very closely what is happening with Russia’s war in Ukraine.

July 29, 2022

Manchin agrees to Democratic Party economic deal
CNN political briefing

After a year of wrangling, Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reached an agreement on an economic and climate spending bill. CNN political director David Chalyan explains what the bill contains, how the president feels about it, and what remains unknown for it to pass. There is one Democratic senator who has not yet expressed his position on this deal.

July 28, 2022

WH downplays recession fears as people feel it
CNN political briefing

As Americans grapple with high inflation, the White House and the Federal Reserve are getting a better idea of ​​how the economy is doing this week through a series of reports. CNN Policy Director David Chalyan explains why the Fed has raised interest rates again and what it could mean for a possible recession. Still, Americans aren’t overly concerned about the economy, and even members of Biden’s own party don’t think he should run again in 2024.

July 27, 2022

Donald Trump returns to Washington
CNN political briefing

Former President Donald Trump is returning to the nation’s capital for the first time since leaving office, where he focused on law and order politics. CNN political director David Chalyan notes that Trump’s speech came immediately after that of his former vice president, Mike Pence. Both men are participating in the 2024 presidential political conversation – a new CNN poll provides some new insight into how voters feel about their role on January 6, 2021 and the idea that Trump is running again.

July 26, 2022

Trump and Pens Square to close until 2024
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Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence are dueling as they both consider an election in 2024. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains their recent schedules and why they’re going to the same places but not together. Pence offers his vision for the party as Trump continues to focus on lying in the 2020 election – a preview of what a primary between the two could look like.

July 25, 2022

Guilty verdict after Jan. 6th hearing
CNN political briefing

A federal jury found former Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for ignoring a January 6 subpoena from the House Select Committee. CNN Politics Editor-in-Chief Chris Sillizza talks about the verdict, yesterday’s committee hearing and campaign events in Arizona. They all have one thing in common: former President Donald Trump.

July 22, 2022

January 6 Trump 187 Minutes Panel
CNN political briefing

Tonight, at prime time, the House Select Committee on January 6 will hold another hearing that is expected to focus on what former President Donald Trump did and didn’t do during the Capitol riots that day. CNN Politics Editor-in-Chief Chris Cillizza breaks down all the latest reports on what to expect tonight and what’s going on in the DC courtroom with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Plus an update on the status of the Justice Department’s January 6th criminal investigation.

July 21, 2022

Maryland primaries: victory for opponents of the election
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Maryland held its primary yesterday, in which voters chose their Republican candidate for governor while the Democratic votes are still being counted. CNN political director David Chalyan explains the political strategy of the Democrats backing the Republican candidate who denies the 2020 election. Democrats think their game will pay off in the long run, but could it backfire?

July 20, 2022

CNN poll: control of Congress is a toss-up
CNN political briefing

Voters don’t think any party’s candidates have priorities right before the midterms. This is just one of the conclusions drawn by CNN Political Director David Chalian from a new CNN/SSRS poll. He also explains how the Democrats have built up a certain amount of enthusiasm among voters, but the Republicans still have the upper hand.

July 19, 2022

CNN Poll: More bad numbers for Biden
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A new CNN/SSRS poll spells bad news for President Joe Biden and Democrats. CNN political director David Chalyan says how bad people feel about the economy and inflation. Democrats are sounding the alarm, while Republicans continue to remind people who is in power. All of this is like Biden’s economic agenda backed by Congress.

July 18, 2022