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October 14, 2019
Joe Biden has gotten aggressive. After weeks of dismissing the President's criticism of his son Hunter, the 2020 hopeful has pledged to prohibit family members from having relationships with foreign companies if he becomes president. But is that enough to stave off criticism at tomorrow's debate? Meanwhile, former White House Russia advisor Fiona Hill testifies in front of Congress. CNN political director David Chalian is joined by CNN reporter Arlette Saenz and CNN political commentator Karen Finney to talk through the latest impeachment developments.
October 11, 2019
A political problem might become a criminal problem. As the Trump administration fights off congressional subpoenas, new details emerge about the two Giuliani associates arrested for trying to insert foreign money into the US political system. On the Hill, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers that Trump pushed for her ouster. Can the GOP stand by Trump without paying an electoral price? Guest host and CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto is joined by former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers and Harry Enten, senior writer and analyst for CNN Politics.
October 10, 2019
The GOP is largely sticking by Trump, but they're calling him out on the withdrawal of troops in Syria. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is calling for Trump's impeachment and two Giuliani associates have been arrested for their roles in the Ukraine scandal. CNN political director David Chalian talks over the latest impeachment developments with CNN's chief political correspondent, Dana Bash. Dan Caldwell, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University, provides historical perspective and explains how the impeachment inquiry impacts international relations.
October 9, 2019
Will a White House insider turn on Trump? Special guest and former Nixon White House counsel John Dean thinks so as he compares the current impeachment drama to the Watergate era. CNN's law enforcement analyst Josh Campbell fills in as guest host. He's joined by Dean and CNN's senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson to talk through the impeachment headlines of the day, including new public polling, a high-profile addition to the Trump defense team, and the White House's scathing letter declaring it won't cooperate with the inquiry.
October 8, 2019
The Trump administration says it's done playing nice. On Tuesday morning, the State Department blocked the congressional testimony of Gordon Sondland, the US Ambassador to the E.U. and a key figure in relations with Ukraine. Democrats say the move to silence Sondland amounts to evidence of obstruction. Meanwhile, according to a new poll, the majority of Americans support the impeachment inquiry. CNN political director David Chalian and CNN law enforcement analyst Josh Campbell talk through the impeachment headlines of the day and how the political sands have shifted.
October 7, 2019
President Trump may soon have a new antagonist: a second whistleblower with direct knowledge of the administration's Ukrainian dealings. Meanwhile, cracks emerge in the president's GOP support. CNN political director David Chalian and national correspondent Athena Jones are joined by national security analyst Sam Vinograd to talk through the latest headlines and examine if Trump put America at risk.
October 4, 2019
In the first deposition of the impeachment inquiry, former United States Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker handed over text messages that revealed extensive coordination between Trump administration officials and the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate the genesis of the 2016 hack into the DNC and an energy company that employed Joe Biden's son. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by Athena Jones and Maggie Haberman.
October 3, 2019
President Trump once again invites a foreign country, this time China in addition to Ukraine, to investigate the Biden family. CNN's David Chalian analyses Trump's strategy in doing so, and the impact this could have on his efforts to defend himself against a potential impeachment.
October 2, 2019
After refusing to reveal all he knew about the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo now unequivocally admits to not only being aware of phone call, but to having been on it himself. CNN's David Chalian analyses what these new developments mean for both the House Democrats pursuing impeachment and President Trump as he mounts his defense.
October 1, 2019
Amidst the iterative headlines and all the partisan noise surrounding the impeachment inquiry, CNN's David Chalian explains how the most potentially damaging information against the president is already in the public domain - because he and his team released it for all to see. President Trump explicitly asked a foreign leader to investigate a political opponent of his in the current presidential campaign. Everything else is window dressing.
September 27, 2019
As the impeachment process unfolds, will Donald Trump find his footing as he tries to fight back? How might this affect vulnerable members of Congress as they consider their constituents at home? CNN's David Chalian analyzes where the political chips may fall.
September 25, 2019
In a dramatic day of political events, Speaker Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden, arguably the nation's top two Democrats, moved their positions on the impeachment of President Trump to being more open and willing to the House of Representatives beginning down that road. CNN's David Chalian analyses the political landscape that shifted beneath their feet and the challenges ahead for Democrats as they seek to bring the country along with them.
September 20, 2019
As we get closer to seeing third quarter fundraising numbers and the fourth debate, CNN's David Chalian analyzes the shifts in strategy employed by the various candidates, and what it means for the various campaigns moving forward in the battle for the democratic nomination.
September 16, 2019
In the aftermath of newly reported additional allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, CNN's David Chalian breaks down the divide in calls for his impeachment from the presidential candidates of the Democratic Party.
September 14, 2019
In the aftermath of the third democratic debate, CNN's David Chalian offers his analysis of how the candidates performed and the high impact moments that will define the next phase of the campaign.
September 11, 2019
With a debate around the corner, CNN's David Chalian dives into a new CNN poll that shows Joe Biden continuing to hold his place in the lead, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in a heated battle for second place as Warren makes gains on electability.
September 10, 2019
Voters in North Carolina's 9th District head to the polls today to re-do their 2018 midterm vote after voting fraud caused that election to never be certified. CNN's Political Director David Chalian offers insight on what to look for in this closely watched and hotly contested special election in a district that Trump won in 2016.
September 9, 2019
With a bevy of new polls, both national and from early states, on the 2020 Democratic presidential race, CNN's Political Director David Chalian dives into the numbers and provides an update on themes of the race, including the continuing steady rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden's strong hold on the electability question.
September 5, 2019
After one night of 10 different 2020 Democratic candidates and seven hours worth of town hall events on the climate crisis, CNN's Political Director David Chalian revisits the groundbreaking evening and discusses some of the night's most memorable and most important moments.
September 3, 2019
With Labor Day in the rearview, the 2020 Democratic candidates turn to the fall campaign as the Iowa Caucus draws ever closer. CNN's Political Director David Chalian gives an update on the race, with former Vice President Joe Biden maintaining his steady lead despite a new gaffe, and reminds listeners to pay closer attention to developments in Iowa, rather than the national horse race polling.
August 23, 2019
CNN's Political Director David Chalian checks in from San Francisco where the DNC is hosting their summer meeting. He highlights the remarks of Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, who is bowing out of the Democratic presidential campaign, and fellow presidential candidate Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who strongly criticized the DNC's debate qualifications.
August 22, 2019
With the third Democratic primary debate approaching, and only 10 candidates qualified so far, the large field has started to shrink in the past few days. CNN's Political Director David Chalian addresses Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's withdrawal from the race and today's announcement from the recently withdrawn candidate former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper that he plans to run for Senate for a chance to flip a crucial seat from red to blue.
August 21, 2019
CNN's Political Director David Chalian discusses the head-spinning past 24 hours as President Trump has doubled down on anti-Semitic language, disparaged the prime minister of Greenland and showed a growing concern over the economy and how that may impact his own reelection prospects.
August 20, 2019
As Former Vice President Biden's campaign rolls out an ad touting his ability to beat President Trump, his wife, Jill, makes the case that he is the most electable candidate. CNN's Political Director David Chalian analyzes the Biden campaign's argument and how it may be helping his standing in the race including in a new CNN national poll showing the former vice president with a double-digit lead over his closest competitors for the nomination.
August 19, 2019
Since her entry into the political arena in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been followed by her decision to have claimed Native American ancestry, leading to attacks from President Trump and the poorly-received release of her DNA test. CNN's Political Director David Chalian discusses her recent public apology at a Native American forum and her other attempts to move past the controversy.
August 16, 2019
As presidential campaigns enter the summer doldrums of late August, CNN's Political Director David Chalian provides an update on the 2020 Democratic primary. He discusses Mayor Pete Buttigieg addressing the potential reluctance of some religiously conservative African American Democrats towards his sexual orientation and looks at a new Fox News national poll showing a rising Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
August 14, 2019
As the news cycle begins to move on from the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, 2020 Democratic candidates are working to keep the issues of gun control and combating hate in the spotlight. CNN's Political Director David Chalian looks at what some of the candidates are doing, including Sen. Kamala Harris' new gun control proposals and a Julian Castro tv ad targeted directly at President Trump.
August 12, 2019
After spending four days in Iowa, a crucial proving ground for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, CNN's Political Director David Chalian shares his takeaways on the state of the race, how Democrats perceive who is most electable, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren's extensive Iowa operation. He also spoke with Iowa politics power couple Sue and Bob Dvorsky, who recently endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential bid.
August 8, 2019
With 2020 Democratic candidates flocking the Iowa State Fair this week, the race for the first-in-the-nation caucuses is on. CNN's Political Director David Chalian analyzes the state of play for the Democrats in Iowa, focusing on Sen. Kamala Harris' recent TV ad buy and the new Monmouth Poll showing Biden holding his lead in the state.
August 7, 2019
CNN's Political Director David Chalian discusses how the 2020 Democratic presidential field has unified in its pushback against President Trump on the issues of gun control and white supremacy following the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
August 7, 2019
As 2020 presidential candidates respond to the fallout of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, CNN's Political Director David Chalian looks especially at how President Trump's behavior and rhetoric may be a boost for Joe Biden's candidacy.
August 1, 2019
CNN's Political Director David Chalian reviews the second night of Democratic primary debates last night in Detroit and takes a look at the attacks launched between the candidates, particularly towards the frontrunner Joe Biden.
July 31, 2019
From Detroit, CNN's Political Director David Chalian reviews the clashes between progressive and moderate candidates in the first night of debates, and previews CNN's second night of debates tonight at 8 p.m. EST.
July 30, 2019
CNN Political Director David Chalian is in Detroit for CNN's Democratic Presidential Debates. He previews the matchups he's most looking forward to watching during the first debate this evening at 8 p.m. EST.
July 25, 2019
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two House committees confirmed the underlying facts of his historic investigation into Russian election interference and potential obstruction by the White House. But CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how his testimony likely failed to move the needle for Democrats hoping he would spark momentum towards impeachment. #Politics #DavidChalian #2020 #Democrats #RobertMueller #Trump
July 23, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled an expansive criminal justice platform today just one week before the second presidential debates. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Biden's history on the issue, his new plan and the criticism he faces on criminal justice from fellow 2020 contenders Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris.
July 22, 2019
As Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is set to take center stage in Washington again, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is advising her Democratic members to not be distracted by President Trump. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks at the challenge for Democrats, both in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, to break through these Trump-driven summer news cycles.
July 19, 2019
After last night's primetime Draw event, the stages are determined for CNN's two-night Democratic Debates in Detroit on July 30th and 31st. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the debate lineups for each night and shares what matchups he's looking forward to watching.
July 18, 2019
President Donald Trump attempted to back away from a racist chant directed at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar that occurred at his rally on Wednesday night. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the president unsuccessfully tried to distance himself from language that he first used and looks at how Democratic front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden has weighed in.
July 17, 2019
Vice President Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Sen. Bernie Sanders are in a three-way battle over the future of healthcare for Americans and who foots the bill. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines the latest lines of attack and defense.
July 12, 2019
With the new polls showing the Former Vice President still holding on to a solid lead, CNN Political Director David Chalian explains what the results mean on the race.
July 12, 2019
On Thursday, Former Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech outlining what his foreign policy would be as president. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the speech and Biden's strategy as frontrunner.
July 10, 2019
CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the candidacy and chances of prominent billionaire and Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer in his quest for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
July 8, 2019
With the immediate fallout of the first debate in the rear view mirror, CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses how the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination hits a summer reset.
July 3, 2019
All eyes will be on Joe Biden in the coming weeks leading up to the next Democratic debate that will be hosted by CNN on July 30th and 31st. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what to watch for to see changes the Biden campaign may be trying to implement.
July 2, 2019
A brand new CNN/SSRS poll shows that nearly three quarters of Americans agree that there is a crisis at the southern border. CNN Political Director David Chalian digs into these new poll numbers and discusses the differences they show across party lines.
July 1, 2019
Breaking CNN poll numbers show that the 2020 democratic presidential nomination race has dramatically shifted. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down these poll numbers and highlights the key changes that might affect the future of the race.
June 28, 2019
The second night of the first Democratic debate could make a big splash on the history books of the 2020 presidential campaign. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews the moment when Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden went head to head and discusses some of the other key take aways that could have implications for the future trajectory of the 2020 race.
June 27, 2019
Half of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage last night in Miami, Florida and 10 more are gearing up for night two. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses some of the highlights from the candidates who appeared last night and looks at what viewers should be watching for going into the second round.
June 26, 2019
The first round of Democratic presidential debates begins tonight in Miami, Florida. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what to watch for as the first 10 candidates take the stage.
June 25, 2019
The first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential race begin tomorrow in Miami, Florida. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses candidates' styles of preparation and what candidates might be hoping to accomplish at their first debate appearance of the race.
June 20, 2019
The Biden campaign is entering day two of the fallout from the former Vice President's comments about working with two segregationist senators, even though he had different opinions than them, during his time in the Senate. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the response from one of Biden's 2020 rivals, Senator Cory Booker, and the continued reaction from the Biden campaign.
June 19, 2019
Joe Biden is facing heavy criticism for a story he told highlighting two segregationist senators as people with whom he disagreed, but with whom he could work to accomplish progress in the Senate. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews Biden's comments, analyses responses from some of Biden's 2020 opponents, and discusses the reaction coming from the Biden campaign.
June 18, 2019
Tonight Donald Trump will hold his official campaign reelection launch rally in Orlando, Florida. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Trump's actions going into this rally and analyses the president's strategy as he gears up to focus more effort on a bid for reelection.
June 14, 2019
The candidate lineups for the two nights of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate was announced today. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined in studio with CNN Political Reporter Dan Merica to discuss the lineups and what this breakdown may mean for candidates individual strategies going into the first debate.
June 13, 2019
After two years of claiming "no collusion," Trump essentially said he was ready and willing to collude with foreign actors in an interview with George Stephanopoulus yesterday on ABC News. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Trump's unprecedented comments and the responses, or lack there of, from other political leaders.
June 12, 2019
Today while announcing his proposal for a 21st Century economic bill of rights, Bernie Sanders continued his push for the political philosophy that has driven his public career. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Sanders' remarks and analyses the political strategy behind this push.
June 10, 2019
Joe Biden missed a major Iowa Democratic campaign event due to his granddaughter's graduation, but his opponents are not afraid to fill the vacuum. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the state of play in the first-in-the-nation Hawkeye State with some brand new CNN/Des Moines Register poll numbers.
June 7, 2019
Last night at a DNC event, Joe Biden reversed course on his decades long position on the Hyde Amendment. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses this switch and what events lead up to Biden's change in opinion.
June 4, 2019
A new CNN/SRS poll was released today looking at the national picture of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses these numbers and highlights the insights these polls show into the candidates' bases.
June 3, 2019
A brand new CNN/SSRS national poll covering the president's standing, impeachment, Robert Mueller, and more has been released. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews these numbers and discusses what they say about America's current political climate.
May 30, 2019
Donald Trump is the most avid media consumer that has ever occupied the White House and it is clear that he is upset with the statement Mueller made yesterday regarding the Russia probe. CNN Political Director David Chalian compares statements from Trump and Mueller and discusses how Trump is lying to the American public about the findings of the Russia investigation.
May 29, 2019
The DNC has released its new set of rules and thresholds that Democratic candidates must meet to participate in the third and fourth debates of the DNC's 12 presidential debates series. CNN Political Director David Chalian examines these rules and discusses how they are aimed at significantly winnowing the field as the debate season moves forward.
May 28, 2019
In his first month out campaigning, Joe Biden has been the clear front runner in the polls, securing endorsements from many Democratic office holders, and solidifying support with key constituencies across the party. CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on one gnawing question that continues to surround his candidacy. Is Biden's frontrunner status rock solid or is there a soft underbelly to it that makes it truly vulnerable to a credible challenger?
May 23, 2019
The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is using the president as a tool to unify her caucus as she demonstrated today in comments she made to the press on the topic of impeachment. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews these comments and analysis the political strategy behind Speaker Pelosi's message.
May 22, 2019
At a CNN town hall last night a confident and prepared Beto O'Rourke showed that his listening sessions and community town halls across the country have paid off. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses O'Rourke's performance and reviews some of the highlights from the event.
May 20, 2019
In a speech in Philadelphia on Saturday Joe Biden showed that he has a fundamental difference from some of the other candidate about what he believes Democratic voters want. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Biden's comments and looks at how this sets him apart from other candidates.
May 17, 2019
Joe Biden is finishing up his extended campaign rollout and Bill de Blasio and Steve Bullock officially joining the race, while the rest of the field is battling to climb up the polls. CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson take stock of this new phase of the 2020 campaign. Plus, they look at how new anti-abortion laws in Georgia and Alabama will shape the Democrats' campaign strategy going forward.
May 16, 2019
This morning Bill De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, entered the Democratic presidential nomination race bringing the Democratic candidate count up to 23. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into the newest candidate and discusses the considerable size of the Democratic field.
May 15, 2019
Today Kamala Harris gave the clearest sign yet that the 2020 race is entering into a new season when responding to questions about the Democratic front runner, Joe Biden. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Harris's comments and looks at how the politics of the Democratic presidential field may be changing.
May 14, 2019
Today when responding to press questions about comments made by freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Biden gave one of the best indicators yet that he is feeling pretty confident in his position as the front running Democrat. CNN Political Director David Chalian dissusses Ocasio-Cortez's and Biden's comments and reflects on what this could suggest about Biden's campaign strategy.
May 13, 2019
Kamala Harris is still trying to clarify and move past an answer on health care she gave at a CNN town hall with Jake Tapper in January. Yesterday in a new interview with Jake Tapper, Harris offered a different interpretation of what her town hall answer meant. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses both of Harris's comments and reflects on how this may be impacting her campaign.
May 9, 2019
Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler have said that America is in a constitutional crisis because President Trump does not seem to be upholding the presidential oath of office. CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on comments made by Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler and discusses the politics of what could happen next.
May 7, 2019
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Elizabeth Warren have divergent views about how to approach the issue of presidential impeachment. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses comments that these two women made today on this topic and the political strategies in place.
May 6, 2019
A substantial portion of the Democratic nominating electorate is African American and support from this community can be critically important in a presidential race. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses how several candidates are appealing to African American communities and what effect this is having on their campaigns.
May 3, 2019
Attorney General Barr became a political lightning rod this week after his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and his refusal to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju for a recap of what happened and what political points were scored.
May 2, 2019
A new poll from CNN/SSRS shows that Donald Trump is at a record high when it comes to his approval rating on the economy but upside down in other areas. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews these new poll numbers and discusses what they could suggest about the upcoming election season.
May 2, 2019
Today Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in his first public testimony since the release of the redacted Mueller report. CNN Political Director David Chalian reflects on Barr's testimony and discusses the political implications it could have on the 2020 presidential race.
April 30, 2019
CNN and SSRS have just released the first national poll numbers since Joe Biden officially entered the 2020 race. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews the highlights and discusses what can be learned from the new polling.
April 29, 2019
Donald Trump seems to have singled former Vice President Joe Biden as his Democratic rival for 2020. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews Trump's latest tweets about Biden and discusses how the rivalry between these two candidates is unfolding.
April 26, 2019
Joe Biden has dominated the news cycle for the past 24 hours since announcing yesterday that he is officially joining the 2020 race. CNN Political Director David Chailan is joined by CNN Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny to discuss how Biden changes the field, the strengths he brings to the race, and some of the initial obstacles he faces.
April 25, 2019
Today after months of waiting, Former Vice President Joe Biden made the long anticipated announcement that he is joining the 2020 presidential race. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the strategy behind Biden's announcement video and discusses what obstacles Biden might face as he leans in to 2020.
April 24, 2019
Last night CNN hosted five back to back presidential town halls with Senators Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews some of the highlights from the town halls and looks at what these key takeaways could mean for the candidates moving forward towards the presidential debates.
April 22, 2019
Today Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled a new education policy hours before she is scheduled to participate in one of CNN's five back to back presidential town halls. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the strategy of this move before Warren takes the stage tonight among her Democratic competitors Klobuchar, Sanders, Harris, and Buttigieg.
April 18, 2019
The much anticipated redacted Mueller report was released to the public and Congress just a few hours ago. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the new information learned from the report and what might be expected from Congress going forward.
April 17, 2019
Bernie Sanders appeared in a town hall on Fox News and Donald Trump seems to have been displeased by this move from his favored news network. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses Trump's reaction tweets and looks into the two candidates Trump singled out as his main opponents across the aisle.
April 16, 2019
As of midnight last night all of the first quarter 2020 candidates fundraising numbers have been filed with the FEC. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks at what new information can be learned from these numbers and discusses what a candidate's fundraising could suggest about their future in the presidential race.
April 15, 2019
Over the weekend South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially announced his candidacy for the presidency. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the highlights of the Mayor's announcement along with some of the challenges he may face as he enters the race.
April 12, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate hopeful and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg has gone head to head with Vice President and former Governor of Indiana Mike Pence over comments concerning Buttigieg's sexuality. CNN Political Director David Chalian reviews the headlines of this argument and discusses how the politics of this conflict may contribute to the upcoming campaigns.
April 11, 2019
Two new polls from Iowa and New Hampshire show Pete Buttigieg solidifying his ascent into the second tier of Democratic presidential candidates. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the findings of these new polls and the possible impact of Buttigieg's rise in popularity on the rest of the pack.
April 10, 2019
Today Bernie Sanders unveiled a Medicare for all bill cosponsored by four of his Democratic 2020 rivals. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the politics behind this new bill and how Senator Sanders is seeking to define the progressive's policy agenda on health care in the presidential race.
April 9, 2019
Today Eric Swalwell became the eighteenth Democratic presidential candidate to enter the 2020 race. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the expanding 2020 field and what Swalwell is bringing into the race.
April 8, 2019
Over the weekend it appeared Trump was recentering immigration as the defining issue of his presidency gearing up for 2020. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the DHS shakeup and how it may contribute to Trump's reelection campaign.
April 6, 2019
Even though he has not yet officially entered the presidential race, Joe Biden made major headlines this week. CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Political Reporter Arlette Saenz review these recent events and discuss what they could mean for Biden's political future.
April 4, 2019
Today Congressman Tim Ryan announced that he is entering an already very crowded Democratic presidential race. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses this move and looks ahead to others who may still be weighing their options.
April 3, 2019
Donald Trump welcomes Joe Biden to the fray and may have revealed more clearly than ever that Biden is the Democratic candidate he fears the most. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses how this moment could shape Biden's potential 2020 campaign.
April 2, 2019
Several 2020 presidential campaigns have put out their first quarter fundraising numbers and there are more to come. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the politics behind the numbers and what it all means for the long campaign ahead.
March 28, 2019
Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker had his first CNN town hall last night. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the important moments and discusses what these might suggest about Booker's future campaign.
March 27, 2019
Breaking CNN/SSRS poll numbers reveal what Americans are thinking at the end of the Mueller investigation. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down these numbers and discusses what they suggest about how Americans are perceiving the conclusion of the Mueller probe.
March 26, 2019
In a shift of position, the Trump administration now says that it supports a district court's ruling in its entirety which would completely eradicate the Affordable Care Act. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what this potential new battleground could mean for Trump in his campaign for reelection.
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