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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.




Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Dems & GOP Gear Up for First Public Impeachment Testimony

(Note: No more Inside Politics podcasts for the remainder of this week due to special impeachment coverage) President Trump attacks the witnesses ahead of tomorrow's Testimony, saying they're relying on second and third hand information. Democrats say they will prove the President's abuse of power. Plus, Dreamers and the Supreme Court: The justices hear arguments about whether to embrace or reject President Trump's decision to end Obama-era protections for younger undocumented immigrants....


Monday, November 11, 2019: A Critical New Impeachment Chapter Ahead

Democrats and Republicans prepare for public impeachment hearings starting this week, plus a rare holiday court hearing to help determine if the President's chief of staff and former national security adviser can be compelled to testify. The President draws a line for fellow Republicans: Do not say the Ukraine quid pro quo was wrong, but doesn't warrant impeachment. But some Republicans are already making that case. And Joe Biden takes voter questions in Iowa. Tonight's CNN Town Hall comes...


Sunday, November 10, 2019: The Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

The impeachment inquiry goes public with the first round of open hearings this week. It comes as top administration aides are refusing to testify - and looking to the courts to intervene. Will Democrats be able to make the case that President Trump abused his office - and what will the Republican defense be? Plus, a 2020 wildcard - Michael Bloomberg thinks the Democrats already in the race can't beat President Trump, and could shake things up with a late entry. Today's panel: the AP's Julie...


Friday, November 8, 2019: Trump Rails on Impeachment as Dems Release More Transcripts

A combative President Trump answers reporters' questions at the White House -- his tone reflecting the high stakes now that public impeachment hearings are just days away. And House Democrats release closed-door testimony from two more key impeachment witnesses. Plus, the President's Chief of Staff defies an impeachment subpoena. The President says letting Mick Mulvaney testify would legitimize the inquiry. Democrats say it is more obstruction, and insist Mulvaney is central to the Ukraine...


Thursday, November 7, 2019: Pence Aide Who Heard Trump's July 25 Testifies

A crack in the White House impeachment wall: An aide to Vice President Pence who was central to Ukraine policy honors a subpoena and is testifying on Capitol Hill this hour. Plus, Bernie Sanders looks to make a 2020 move: A new immigration plan today, and clear strategy on health care: Keep the peace with Elizabeth Warren, but poke Joe Biden. And, we answer some of the impeachment questions submitted by viewers on Twitter. Today's Panel: Seung Min Kim with The Washington Post, Olivier Knox...


Wednesday, November 6, 2019: First Public Impeachment Hearings Announced

Big impeachment inquiry news: Democrats announce public hearings beginning next week, starting with key diplomats who in private testimony offered damning takes on the President's Ukraine policy. Plus, another big Trump-era election night for Democrats, apparently winning the Kentucky governor's race, flipping the Virginia legislature and claiming local posts across the Philadelphia suburbs. And more 2020 lessons: The suburban revolt against Trumpism deepens, making the President's state by...


Tuesday, November 5, 2019: House Intel Committee to Release More Key Impeachment Testimony

More transcripts of key testimony from House impeachment inquiry are about to be released - from two witnesses central to Ukraine policy. Also today: Two more Trump officials defy Congress and refuse to testify. Plus, either Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or a former top Pompeo aide is lying. The aide testified that he raised concerns about the treatment of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on several occasions. Secretary Pompeo says he did not. And it's election day! The races for Governor in...


Monday, November 4, 2019: Schiff Releases Closed-Door Impeachment Testimony

Breaking News: The House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of testimony from two key impeachment witnesses, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Former Senior Pompeo Adviser Michael McKinley. Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, speaks with reporters. And a big legal setback for President Trump: An appeals court rules he does not have blanket immunity and must hand over his tax returns to New York prosecutors. The President's lawyer says he will appeal to the U.S....


Sunday, November 3, 2019: One Year Until Election Day

History in the House as the impeachment fight enters a critical new phase. Plus, a new star shines in Iowa - as a former bright light says goodbye to the 2020 race. And with one year until Election Day, Democrats duke it out over health care - as President Trump hones his campaign message Nia-Malika Henderson hosting. Today's panel: CNN's Jeff Zeleny, Rachael Bade with the Washington Post, Margaret Talev with Axios, and Time's Molly Ball via Knit


Friday, November 1, 2019: Warren's Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

The President gets ready to rally supporters in deep-red Mississippi - and preview his impeachment rebuttal. As the impeachment fight ramps up in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's not ready to be boxed in on a timeline for when the inquiry will go public, but there could be hearings this month. Plus, Elizabeth Warren has a new plan to pay for Medicare for All. She's banking on comprehensive immigration reform to do it. And a conversation about the jobs report with the New York...


Thursday, October 31, 2019: Democrats Pass Impeachment Resolution

The House passes a resolution formalizing the Trump impeachment process. The vote, marking an important and symbolic step in the ongoing inquiry, fell almost exclusively along party lines. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the House floor, moments before voting began, tells Republicans they're just scared. Republicans, sticking to their talking points, say the process remains flawed. On today's panel: Olivier Knox with SiriusXM, CNN's Dana Bash, Laura Barrón-López with POLITICO, CNN's Ross Garber, and...


Wednesday, October 30, 2019: Two Key State Department Officials Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

Two more Trump insiders provide impeachment building blocks -- detailing how Rudy Giuliani ran a shadow Ukraine policy and how aid was held up at a time the President was pushing Ukraine to launch an investigation of the Bidens. Plus, impeachment isn't the only White House worry: A new government report details slowing economic growth with a GDP well below what President Trump promised. And Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, could soon be Washington's most important impeachment player...


Tuesday, October 29, 2019: First White House Official Who Listened to Trump's Ukraine Call Testifying

Blockbuster testimony in the impeachment inquiry: A top White House aide who was on the President's call with Ukraine's leader says he viewed it as so damaging to American interests he reported it to his superior and a White House lawyer. The President's response: He is attacking the character of the witness, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who won a purple heart for Iraq war heroism. And a brand new CNN New Hampshire poll releasing this hour: Bernie Sanders is up, and Joe Biden is struggling as...


Monday, October 28, 2019: Trump Describes Al-Baghdadi Raid in Vivid, Grim Terms

The House impeachment inquiry hits a roadblock. A former top Trump national security aide defies a subpoena and tells Congress he will not testify until a judge decides whether the impeachment proceedings are legitimate. Plus, freshman Congresswoman Katie Hill is resigning amid allegations of improper relationships. She flipped her California district blue last year after 26 years of Republican control -- so brace for a bruising special election now. And the President says the death of ISIS...


Sunday, October 27, 2019: ISIS leader killed in U.S. military raid

The world's most wanted terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is dead after a dramatic U.S. special forces raid in northern Syria. Officials say the ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest as American forces closed in. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the latest developments from Iraq. CNN's Ben Wedeman and Ryan Browne break down the significance of al-Baghdadi's death and what this means for the U.S. military's mission in Syria. Plus, a look ahead to a busy week for House Democrats in their...


Friday, October 25, 2019: Trump Again Defends Phone Call with Ukraine's President

The House impeachment inquiry reaches out to John Bolton for possible testimony. The President's former national security adviser reportedly called Rudy Giuliani a "hand grenade" and likened his meddling in foreign policy to a "drug deal." President Trump again trashes the impeachment process and insists his phone call with Ukraine's President was "perfect" in a Q&A with reporters at the White House. And an all hands on deck farewell for Congressman Elijah Cummings at today's Baltimore...


Thursday, October 24, 2019: Trump and Republicans on the Attack amid Damning Impeachment Testimony

House Conservatives barge into a secure impeachment hearing. Democrats call it a stunt designed to distract from damning testimony, and promise public hearings -- most likely next month. Plus the President's impeachment strategy has two key elements: Smear the key witnesses, and pressure Republicans to stay in line. Human scum is the President's term for Republicans who disagree with him. And on Capitol Hill -- a rare bipartisan moment of unity -- and a solemn farewell to Congressman Elijah...


Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Trump Lifts All Sanctions Against Turkey

President Trump declares victory in Syria despite broad bipartisan condemnation of his decision to abandon the Kurds. He announces what he calls a "permanent" ceasefire and says some U.S. troops will remain behind. Plus, damning impeachment testimony and growing GOP worries: A veteran diplomat lays out evidence of a Ukraine quid pro quo, and says complaints about Rudy Giuliani's meddling - or damage to national security interests -- were brushed aside. And a new CNN poll shows a resilient...


Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Trump Tweets Comparing Impeachment Inquiry to a "Lynching"

President Trump calls the House impeachment inquiry a lynching, and the timing is no coincidence: A critical witness is on Capitol Hill -- a veteran diplomat who complained it was "crazy" to withhold aid to Ukraine until it agreed to pursue the President's political vendettas. Plus, an important first in new CNN polling: Support for impeaching and removing the President from office hits 50 percent. But there are clear partisan divides: Only 6% of Republicans back impeachment. And the...


Monday, October 21, 2019: Trump "Increasingly Frustrated" With Mulvaney

Plus, more big witnesses this week as the House impeachment inquiry gains steam. The President's acting chief of staff is in hot water -- trying now to take back what Democrats call his Ukraine corruption confession. And the Justice Department is distancing itself from the President's Personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Today's Panel: CNN's Dana Bash, Seung Min Kim with The Washington Post, Alex Thompson with POLITICO, and Julie Pace with The Associated Press. Also on the Program: CNN's...