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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 explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.
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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 explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.




Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Feud between the President and Kellyanne Conway's Husband Escalates

President Trump is on his way to Ohio - it's a state essential to his re-election roadmap. He'll celebrate a boost in work at an army tank plant, amid a public spat with GM about lost jobs at a factory the President promised would not close. Plus, Beto O'Rourke hits New Hampshire - and details his early fund-raising success. Our new CNN poll tells us he starts in a solid position - while Senator Kamala Harris gets a bump, too. The President says Kellyanne Conway's husband is a loser and a...


Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Trump: Never A Fan Of John McCain, Never Will Be

During his White House meeting with the leader of Brazil, President Trump was asked about his tweets criticizing John McCain. His reply: He's not a fan. Big revelations about the Russia Special Counsel investigation. Robert Mueller won permission to search Trump Fixer Michael Cohen's emails and digital files months before the high profile raid on Cohen's home and offices. Plus, you feel better and better about the track of the American economy. And that optimism makes Team Trump feel better...


Monday, March 18, 2019: White House Defends Trump's Character, Fitness For Office

Beto O'Rourke is proving there are bucks to back the buzz. The former congressman reports a new fund-raising record in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, hauling in more than $6 million. Plus, mission accomplished, but at what price? Once a fierce Trump critic, Senator Lindsey Graham is now a feisty Trump defender -- and the White House is about to give him a big reward. And how was your weekend? At the White House, the Chief Of Staff feels compelled to say the President is not...


Sunday, March 17, 2019: Global Debate on Hate after New Zealand Massacre

The senseless massacre in New Zealand stirs a global debate about hate, racism and the internet. President Trump condemns the murders but draws criticism for what he didn't say, and for ignoring the facts when asked if he sees white nationalism as a rising threat. Plus, the president ignores a mini-Republican revolt and issues his first veto - vowing broad and bipartisan opposition in Congress won't stop him from building a border wall. And the historically diverse 2020 Democratic field...


Friday, March 15, 2019: White House Condemns "Vicious Act of Hate" In New Zealand

Terror in New Zealand. Nearly 50 dead and dozens wounded by gunfire that interrupted Friday prayer at two mosques. Plus, President Trump is ready to issue the first veto of his presidency. This after a dozen Senate Republicans broke from the White House and voted to reject the President's declaration of an emergency at the southern border. And North Korea says it may end nuclear talks with the Trump White House and go back to the days of missile launches and weapons testing. The regime says...


Thursday, March 14, 2019: Trump On O'Rourke: I Think He Has A Lot of Hand Movements

Beto O'Rourke makes it official, kicking off his 2020 run for the White House at a coffee shop in Iowa. President Trump remarks on his "crazy" hand movements. The Senate will soon deliver its second rebuke of the President in as many days: Today's vote will put both the House and Senate on record against his national emergency declaration for the U.S.-Mexico border. And Roger Stone faces a federal judge. Today's Panel: Margaret Talev with Bloomberg, NPR's Ayesha Rascoe, Karoun Demirjian with...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Paul Manafort to Serve 7.5 Years in Prison

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort gets sentenced in the second of two cases. He told the judge he was sorry. The judge told Manafort - there's been no genuine acceptance of responsibility. His sentencing ends the highest profile prosecution of the Russia Special Counsel investigation. Plus, most of the world grounds the Boeing 737 Max 8 -- but not the United States. Is that the right call -- based on the evidence -- or a mistake by an agency with an acting administrator -- and one...


Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Pelosi On Impeaching President Trump: "He's Just Not Worth It"

A flurry of new indictments today: Ensnaring celebrities, CEOs, and coaches in a massive scheme to game the college entry system. Plus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocks President Trump as ethically and intellectually unfit for office but says unless some major new evidence emerges it is not worth trying to impeach him. And, a hint to 2020 -- Former Vice President Joe Biden pays tribute to the bravery of firefighters -- and gets a few nudges to join the fray. Today's Panel: Julie Pace with...


Monday, March 11, 2019: President Trump submits his 2020 budget

President Trump sent his 2020 budget to Capitol Hill today, where it's already dead on arrival. It calls for 8 billion dollars for the border wall and outlines the President's other priorities for his re-election year. Plus, 2020 contenders spent their weekend making campaign pitches at the South By Southwest conference in Texas. New polling out of Iowa meanwhile - gives the Democratic lead to former Vice President Biden, who still isn't officially in the race. And a Democratic senator at...


Sunday, March 10, 2019: Democratic Tensions Boil Over Amid Anti-Semitism Controversy

A big early test - and family feud - for the new Democratic majority and Speaker Nancy Pelosi: a congresswoman who has made a series of anti-Semitic statements is just one member of a feisty and impatient freshman class. Plus, a war of words - or lies - between the president and his once loyal fixer. Just one new wrinkle in a week in which Democrats made clear just about everything Trump is under investigation. And Democrats want a fresh face and Medicare for all, right? New CNN polling in...


Friday, March 8, 2019: Trump: "Lawyer and Fraudster" Cohen Asked Me for a Pardon, "I Said No. He Lied Again!"

President Trump calls today's surprisingly weak jobs report a temporary setback -- and points to the falling unemployment rate and rising wages. Plus, House Democrats pass a giant legislative package that includes ethics changes, voting reforms and more. It's an effort to turn the page after a week divided over a new member's anti-Semitic statements. And the President sees good news for him out of the Paul Manafort sentencing. The former Trump campaign chairman got off easy, and that isn't...


Thursday, March 7, 2019: Democrats Struggle to Calm Uproar over Anti-Semitism

House Democrats plan a vote today on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. It's a response to a series of statements by freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, but the issue is causing major family friction just as the new Democratic majority tries to advance its policy ideas. Plus, judgment day for Paul Manafort. The former Trump campaign chairman faces up to 25 years in prison - and the special counsel says he deserves the max because he kept lying after promising to cooperate. And who should...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Trump Granted Security Clearance To Kushner, Ivanka Trump After Staff Refused To Do It

Fireworks on Capitol Hill: The Homeland Security Secretary says there is an emergency -- a chain of misery she calls it -- at the U.S.-Mexico border. Secretary Nielsen says a border wall would help; Democrats disagree. Plus new CNN reporting that the President personally intervened to get his daughter Ivanka a security clearance, over the objection of the experts and top aides. And Democrats wrestle with the language of a resolution designed to rebuke anti-Semitic remarks by freshman...


Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Trump Goes After Democrats' "Big, Fat Fishing Expedition"

President Trump lashes out at House Democrats who are demanding records from the White House, the Trump campaign and the President's business. Democrats say it is overdue oversight, but some do worry the sweeping request plays into the President's complaints of a witch hunt. Plus, the House leadership plans another vote to denounce anti-Semitism -- because one of the newly elected Democrats keeps saying or tweeting things offensive to Jews. Is Ilhan Omar being held to a different standard?...


Monday, March 4, 2019: Democrats Ramp Up Investigations, Tamp Down Impeachment Talk

Urgent search and recovery operations in Alabama today after vicious tornadoes left at least 23 people dead. The President promises quick federal assistance. Plus, House Democrats flex their new investigative power: Document requests to 81 groups and individuals involved in the Trump Administration or Trump Organization, including the President's former Attorney General and his children. And the 2020 Democratic field grows again -- former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is more moderate...


Sunday, March 3, 2019: Trump Lashes Out After Tumultuous Week at Home and Abroad

It was a miserable week for President Trump. He could not close a deal with Kim Jong Un, and his longtime confidante called him a cheat and liar whose crimes carried into his presidency. A two-hour-plus speech yesterday left no doubt about the president's mood. Plus, the speech offered telling glimpses into how the president thinks: mocking the southern accent of his former attorney general, repeating a nickname offensive to Native Americans, and questioning immigrants in congress. And the...


Friday, March 1, 2019: Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Called Into Question

President Trump said he had nothing to do with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, getting top-secret security clearance. The New York Times says he did, and that he overruled concerns from his Chief of Staff and a top White House lawyer. Plus, a strong rebuke from the parents of Otto Warmbier, angry that the President says he accepts Kim Jong Un's word that he knew nothing about their son's brutal treatment in North Korean captivity. Also, the first governor joins the 2020 Democratic field....


Thursday, February 28, 2019: GOP Congressmen Accuse Cohen of Perjury

It's day three of Michael Cohen's testimony on Capitol Hill. President Trump's former personal lawyer is behind closed doors after yesterday's public hearing in which he called the President a cheat and lawbreaker whose crimes continued in the White House. Meanwhile, two Republican lawmakers say Cohen may have perjured himself one again. Plus, the summit that President Trump said would be "tremendous" ends with him walking away without a deal. Critics are also hitting the President for...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Michael Cohen Testifies on Capitol Hill

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Michael Cohen Testifies Before Congress

With his former boss arriving in Vietnam for a summit with Kim Jong Un, Michael Cohen is on Capitol Hill, testifying behind closed doors today, and in front of cameras tomorrow. The former Trump fixer is expected to say the President broke the law after taking his oath of office. The White House says Cohen is a proven liar. Plus, The Democratic-led House votes today to stop the President's national emergency declaration to fund a border wall. Will Republicans stand by the President? Also,...