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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He expl…

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    Historic flight sends first Native American woman to space

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 37:00


    Today's show begins just moments before SpaceX and NASA launched a crew of astronauts to the International Space Station, including Mission Commander Nicole Mann, the first Native American woman ever to travel to space. We bring you live coverage from the Kennedy Space Center.  Also on today's show: Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker vehemently denies he paid for a woman's abortion back in 2009, but many Republicans reportedly knew about these accusations months ago but chose to ignore them.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Did Herschel Walker pay for an abortion?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 37:49


    New reporting has turned up receipts that show Georgia Republican senate nominee Herschel Walker -- a Christian values candidate -- paid for a woman's abortion back in 2009. Walker calls the accusation a "flat-out lie." Plus: New pictures from the front lines in Ukraine show massive losses for Moscow. And: Prosecutors today play a secret recording of a November 2020 meeting in the sedition case against five Oath Keepers on trial for plotting to block the peaceful transfer of power.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Dropping into a disaster zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 37:45


    President Biden is on his way to Puerto Rico to get an up-close look at hurricane destruction and to promise $60 million in new rebuilding money. On Wednesday he'll visit Florida for a first look at Ian's wrath. Plus: Donald Trump's weekend included more election lies, threatening Mitch McConnell, and a racist smear of McConnell's wife. And: A critical January 6 trial opens today with four lieutenants of the Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy, a charge not prosecuted in half a century.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Ian's death toll rises to 67 as Florida struggles to rebuild

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 39:16


    Hurricane Ian is one of the biggest storms ever to hit Florida as it leaves neighborhoods decimated, homes flattened, and lives ruined. Repairing the state will be one of the biggest tests yet for its ambitious governor. Then, with his lead narrowing in Pennsylvania, can Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman fight off attacks that he is soft on crime? Plus, Ginni Thomas tells the January 6th select committee she still thinks the election was stolen as American's trust in the judiciary plummets to historic lows.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    SC braces for Ian after storm decimates FL

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 37:09


    Over 6.2 million people are under a hurricane warning as Ian accelerates toward South Carolina. Meanwhile, Florida is still trying to comprehend the storm's toll. We begin our extensive coverage with a live report from Miguel Marquez in Charleston, SC.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Stunning scenes of devastation in Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 37:44


    Tropical Storm Ian is intensifying again after leaving Florida scarred and soaked.  Millions of people are under a flood advisory and without electricity. The scale of destruction is hard to comprehend. Emergency responders are working through a backlog of calls for help. We begin today's show with a live report from Fort Myers, where the storm submerged entire city blocks.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    No time left to run for Florida's Gulf Coast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 37:59


    As today's episode begins, Hurricane Ian's eyewall is coming ashore and is expected to hit land as a Category 4. The Gulf Coast could experience a record-shattering storm surge as high as 18 feet, and the entire state faces flash flooding. We bring you live reports from multiple correspondents on the ground, beginning with Bill Weir.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Ian sets his sights on Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 41:45


    After slamming into Cuba, Hurricane Ian is expected to gain strength as it heads toward Florida's west coast. Local officials are urging people to evacuate. Plus: A documentary film crew captures Roger Stone openly calling for insurrection day violence. And: One Democratic congresswoman says what happens in two Pennsylvania districts will tell us everything about which party will control the House next year.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    A monster prepares to attack Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 37:30


    Hurricane Ian rapidly intensifies and may turn into a Category 3 (or higher) storm in the next 24 hours. Florida prepares for a direct hit. Plus: CNN identifies the man on the receiving end of a mysterious nine-second call from the White House switchboard in the middle of the insurrection. And: Republican Mehmet Oz says his senate rival, Democrat John Fetterman, needs to release his medical records.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Will Trump's legal peril jeopardize his hold over the GOP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 38:48


    Former President Trump is facing major legal developments on two fronts. New York's Attorney General announced a lawsuit alleging Trump's business empire was built on years of grift and fraud. Also this week: A federal appeals court allowed the Justice Department to continue its probe of classified documents seized at Mar a Lago. Plus, brand new CNN reporting takes us inside President Biden's 2024 decision. And if the GOP takes the House, will the focus be on legislation or investigations? On today's panel: CNN's Melanie Zanona, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of the New York Times, Molly Ball of Time Magazine, Jonathan Martin of the New York Times, CNN's Isaac Dovere.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's secret court fight to thwart Jan 6 investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 37:56


    Today we bring you new and exclusive CNN reporting on the Trump team's legal right to keep witnesses from sharing what they know with the federal grand jury. Plus: President Biden re-enters the midterm spotlight with a big bet that putting abortion front and center is the path to Democrats staying in power. And: Russia badgers Ukrainians into sham referendums as it tries to silence dissent at home.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Two major legal setbacks for Donald Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 38:01


    Trump legal setback #1: A federal appeals court unanimously dismisses the former president's arguments and tells the Justice Department it can move forward with its classified documents probe. Trump legal setback #2: A new civil action details a decade of alleged Trump lies and business fraud. Plus: 1,300+ Russians wind up in handcuffs after protesting Vladimir Putin's decision to call up more troops and plunge Russia deeper into war in Ukraine. And: Democrats are now struggling on Capitol Hill to secure enough votes for legislation to provide more funding for police. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    'The art of the steal'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 34:16


    Today's show begins just after New York Attorney General Letitia James outlined a nearly 300-page civil lawsuit filed against Donald Trump, alleging the former president enriched himself by grossly inflating asset values in a years-long scheme, potentially breaking laws. We have it all covered for you in this episode of Inside Politics.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's legal team admits he may be indicted

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 37:49


    Lawyers for the Justice Department and Donald Trump are back in court today in the ongoing battle over the Mar-a-Lago raid. This follows a big admission from Team Trump that the former president may be indicted. Plus: Hurricane Fiona tears through Puerto Rico, plunging millions into a nightmare without power, without water, and with no idea when help will arrive. And: Florida spends more money so its Republican governor can make a midterm immigration point as a Texas sheriff makes him the target of an investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Inside Politics update for September 19, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 0:18


    There is no new episode of the Inside Politics showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Why Republican governors are sending migrants to Democratic-run cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 39:28


    Over the past few months, Republican governors have shipped at least 10,000 migrants to northern cities like Washington D.C., Chicago and New York City. Then, on Wednesday about 50 migrants arrived to Martha's Vineyard after Florida's Ron DeSantis chartered a flight to the island. Democrats say it's a cynical political ploy -- but Republican leaders warn this  is just the beginning.Plus, can some GOP candidates soften their edges and appeal beyond their baseAnd why Democrats are gleeful after Senator Lindsey Graham's calls for a federal abortion ban.On today's panel: CNN's Priscilla Alvarez, Hans Nichols of Axios, CNN's Kasie Hunt, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, Seung Min Kim of the Associated Press.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump gets the delay he wanted

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 37:46


    A federal judge sides with Donald Trump to review material recovered at Mar-a-Lago. And the special master will get much more time than the DOJ would like. The judge also tosses a legal curve ball questioning if the government can decide just what is classified. Plus: Brand new CNN reporting about Nancy Pelosi's future. And: Migrants are stuck in the middle of big immigration fight between Republican governors and the Democratic White House.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Crisis averted. Migrant stunts. Mega meeting.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 37:51


    The Biden White House keeps the trains running and staves off a supply chain nightmare. Plus: Florida's governor flies two planes of migrants to Martha's Vineyard, while Texas drops off busloads of migrants in front of the vice president's house. And: Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin meet for the first time since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Inside Politics update for September 13, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 0:16


    There is no new episode of the Inside Politics showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    King Charles feels 'weight of history'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 40:06


    Charles delivers his first speech as king to parliament and leads an emotional procession in Scotland as his mother's body is moved to St. John's cathedral. Plus: A turning point in Ukraine, as its forces retake huge of territory in the Kharkiv region. But Russia is already striking back. And: Primary season ends Tuesday, opening an eight-week sprint to election day. We break down the midterm fight for control of Congress.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Inside Politics update for September 8, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 0:16


    There is no new episode of the Inside politics showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Why were nuclear secrets in Donald Trump's home?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 37:46


    New reporting says the former President Trump kept a document at Mar-a-Lago that was so classified only a handful of officials in the entire government can view it. Plus: Massachusetts Republicans nominate a MAGA candidate for governor, offering more proof as this primary season wears down that Trumpism is wiping away a more moderate republican brand. And: President Biden welcomes Barack and Michelle Obama back to the White House for the unveiling of their official portraits -- their first joint return since they left in 2017.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Biden's high-wire challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 37:52


    Joe Biden is huddling with his cabinet this afternoon as he tries to navigate a delicate balancing act: tackling a big to-do list while defying midterm election history. Can he pull it off? Plus: Donald Trump scores a big legal win as a federal judge demands a review of the documents the FBI seized at Mar-a-Lago. We examine how that process will work and how long it will take. And: It's day one on the job for Britain's new leader. Can Liz Truss rescue her country's economy from free fall?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump gets his 'special master'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 37:07


    As today's show begins a federal judge grants Donald Trump's request for a third party to review the material the FBI took under search warrant from his Mar-a-Lago home. CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez explains what the decision means. Plus: The midterm sprint starts now, as Joe Biden heads to Wisconsin and then Pennsylvania, where critical midterm battles for senator and government are being waged. And: Labor Day brings another brutal reminder of climate consequences, with 50 million Americans under heat advisories and 80 million under flood watches.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Democrats make 2022 a choice between democracy and Donald Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 39:41


    In 65 days, Americans will decide who controls Congress and top leadership in the states. President Biden says this year, democracy is on the ballot. Republicans argue the midterms will be a judgment on the last two years of Democratic control of Washington. Plus, new details about the highly sensitive documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago. Is the widening probe dimming Trump's 2024 ambitions? And why labor leaders say Biden is the most pro-union president since FDR. On today's panel: Margaret Talev of Axios, Zolan Kanno Youngs of the New York Times, Chris Cadelago of Politico and CNN's Gabby Orr.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Unsealed: what the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 37:57


    Today the inventory of what federal investigators seized during their raid on Donald Trump's Florida home was unsealed. It includes dozens of empty folders marked "classified." Plus: We analyze the latest jobs report, which shows another 315,000 jobs were added to the economy in August. And: President Biden outlines his midterm choice: democracy and tolerance vs. letting Donald Trump and his allies smother the American experiment. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Yet another round in DOJ vs. DJT fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 37:41


    The legal battle between the Justice Department and Donald Trump over sensitive government documents seized from Mar-a-Lago resumes in court today. We bring you the latest. Plus: Joe Biden will use a prime-time national address tonight to warn that Republicans are actively working to undermine American democracy. And: Sarah Palin loses in her comeback attempt as Alaska sends a Democrat to the House for the first time in 50 years.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    DOJ doubles down on Trump's 'special master' request

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 37:49


    Government lawyers file a late-night response in the Mar-a-Lago docs dispute, alleging he and his people concealed sensitive records, his lawyers outright lied, and the former president's team likely tried to obstruct justice. Plus: New CNN reporting indicates Trump's legal troubles are pushing him to rethink when and how to announce his 2024 plan. And: The latest on the increasingly dire public health emergency in Jackson, Mississippi, which now has no running water.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Biden: Why won't Republicans ban assault weapons?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 37:48


    Joe Biden enters the campaign fray today as he travels to Pennsylvania for a planned speech on gun violence. The president will suggest Republicans have little standing to talk tough on crime if they keep bowing to the gun lobby. Plus: The government's response to a federal judge over the Mar-a-Lago search is due today. Prosecutors hope to make the case that they were careful and that there's no need for a special master to sort through the documents the FBI seized. And: A noteworthy MAGA makeover, as a CNN review details how the election denier running for the senate in Arizona scrubbed his website to erase a lie that the 2020 election was stolen.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's docs debacle spurs national security gut check

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 37:38


    The US intelligence chief tells congress a review is under way to determine the national security impact of keeping top-secret documents at Mar-a-Lago. Plus, nuclear watchdogs get access to a Ukrainian power plant caught in the crossfire. And, Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan sparks a new midterm campaign brawl.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Affidavit reveals Trump kept highly classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 38:56


    A newly unsealed affidavit shows former President Trump held onto boxes of classified documents, and the FBI had reason to believe he could be obstructing their investigation. The search warrant itself was based on the 15 boxes of documents Trump handed over to the National Archives in January. Those included 184 documents with classification, including some that may have put US informants abroad at risk. Plus, why Republicans are readjusting their midterms outlook as campaigning heats up. And how a campaign promise became a financial reality for millions of Americans after President Biden announced his student debt forgiveness plan. On today's panel: Alex Burns of the New York Times, Yasmeen Abutaleb of the Washington Post, CNN's Melanie Zanona, Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Inside Politics update for August 26, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 0:18


    There is no new episode of the Inside Politics showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    What's next in fight over Mar-a-Lago search affidavit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 37:29


    The Justice Department submits its proposal for redacting the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit, as the legal fight to bring more transparency into the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home continues. But the fight will mostly take place in secret. Plus: President Biden runs into second-guessing over his plan to cancel some student loan debut. And: Rain submerges entire towns in the south.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Momentum? Or just a moment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 37:43


    Democrats say a win in New York proves abortion is on the ballot in November. Plus: President Biden follows through on a core campaign pledge by wiping away thousands of dollars in student loan debt. And: Russia's war on Ukraine turns six months old today and remains locked in a bloody stalemate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    New developments in Mar-a-Lago docs debacle

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 37:51


    Today we learned the National Archives retrieved more than 100 classified documents from Mar-a-Lago back in January, including materials marked as Sensitive Compartmented Information, meaning they must be viewed in a secure government facility. Meanwhile, the former president's legal team has requested a 'special master' -- a third-party attorney -- review the docs. Former prosecutor Elliott Williams joins CNN correspondents Evan Perez and Phil Mattingly to discuss these latest developments.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Judge delivers rebuke of Donald Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 37:57


    "The facts are reliable." Those words came from Judge Bruce Reinhart in a new court order this morning which makes clear he views the affidavit used to justify the unprecedented search of Mar-a-Lago as iron clad. Plus: Big-name Republicans spent the weekend testing the 2024 waters. And: The Biden White House faces a critical decision on student loans.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's grip over the GOP tightens despite legal peril

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 39:10


    Former President Donald Trump is facing legal threats in Florida, Georgia, Washington, D.C. and New York, but that hasn't threatened his grip on the GOP. He's succeeded in defeating nearly every Republican who has openly opposed him and voted to impeach him. Liz Cheney's landslide loss last Tuesday was the exclamation point. Plus, Ron DeSantis hits the road to spread his brand of culture war politics. Will he take this fight to the White House? And two Democratic titans of New York City politics face off in a marquee primary race on Tuesday. On today's panel: Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, CNN's Audie Cornish, Catherine Lucey of the Wall Street Journal, Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast and CNN's Elliot Williams.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    New deadline, new legal worry in Trump world

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 37:38


    Specifics for an unsealed document up the odds Donald Trump is now the subject of a federal investigation. Plus: A midterm alarm bell from the man who wants to run the Senate. And: The GOP unleashes a new scare tactic, saying the planned hiring of thousands of new IRS agents will result in strike forces and SWAT teams hunting you down.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    The battle over the Mar-a-Lago affidavit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 37:45


    A courtroom fight is brewing over whether to make public that sealed affidavit the FBI used to justify its search warrant for Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Plus: A key Senate race moves towards the Democrats. And: Housing slides into a recession, but there is more good news on gas prices.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Pence makes waves

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 37:56


    Former VP Mike Pence reacts to the unprecedented FBI search of Mar-a-Lago and signals he wouldn't automatically say no to testifying in front of the January 6 committee. Plus: It's Rudy Giuliani's day of reckoning. And: Liz Chaney loses her job in a landslide.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    More clues about what the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 37:51


    A Justice Department court filing mentions highly classified materials the FBI recovered at Donald Trump's Florida resort, but the DOJ says some key details need to be kept secret to protect the integrity of their investigation. Plus: Today marks a signature achievement for President Biden as he signs a major health, climate and tax bill. And: Liz Chaney is the face of the Republican resistance to Trump. Today Wyoming voters decide if that will cost her her seat in Congress.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    New details emerge about Mar-a-Lago search

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 37:39


    We begin today's show with new reporting on the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago: A Trump lawyer signed a letter back in June promising there were no more classified papers. Plus: On the one-year anniversary of the fall of Afghanistan, we bring you a live report from Kabul. And: Liz Cheney faces the voters amid giant questions about the future.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

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