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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.




Sunday, July 21, 2019: Trump Plays the Race Card

President Trump plays the race card - doubling down on racist attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen. Is he previewing a re-election strategy centered on stoking racial resentment? Plus, debates, round two. A rematch for Biden and Harris, a progressive face-off for Sanders and Harris, and a make-or-break moment for candidates lagging in the polls. And are Democrats drifting too far left? Some in the party think so - with health care as Exhibit A. Today's Panel: Eliana Johnson of...


Friday, July 19, 2019: Rep. Omar Greeted by Supporters at Minnesota Airport

The lineups are set: Democratic debates round two includes a Biden-Harris rematch on one night. And on the other, center stage will feature the two leading progressives -- Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- whose public talk of being friends and allies is being tested by an intense campaign competition. Plus, Hope Hicks has some explaining to do. She told Congress under oath she knew nothing about hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. Newly released court documents from the Michael...


Thursday, July 18, 2019: Documents: Trump Spoke with Cohen Multiple Times on Same Day Cohen Paid Off Adult Actress

New court documents just released detail how candidate Donald Trump, his lawyer Michael Cohen and close aide Hope Hicks scrambled after the release of that Access Hollywood tape to suppress additional allegations of sexual misbehavior from spilling into public view. Plus, tonight we learn the lineups for the next round of Democratic Presidential debates. Joe Biden is trying to stop a slide in the polls, and the CNN debates could be a last chance for some of the candidates struggling at the...


Wednesday, June 17, 2019: House Dems split over moving forward on impeachment

Together yesterday -- divided today: House Democrats are unanimous in condemning President Trump's racist attacks on four minority women. But there is a big split in the Democratic Caucus today as one Liberal member forces a vote on an impeachment resolution. Plus, the President's constant efforts to stoke resentment over race and immigration was a big reason Republicans got crushed in the 2018 midterms, especially among suburban women. So why does he think it is the recipe for re-election...


Tuesday, July 16, 2019: President Trump Denies Racist Tweets Were Racist

The House will vote this evening on a resolution condemning President Trump's racist tweets and words attacking four Democratic women of color. The President is showing the very opposite of remorse or pause -- insisting today he is not racist and tweeting that if you don't like it here, you can leave. Plus, a new CNN poll shows more warning signs for Joe Biden. The former Vice President narrowly leads a tight race in the first primary state - New Hampshire -- and voters there don't see him...


Monday, July 15, 2019: President Trump: My Tweets Were Not Racist

President Trump speaks for the first time since he launched a racist twitter attack on four congresswomen. Instead of debating their liberal policy ideas, the president says these women of color should go home. Three of the four were born in America. More Republicans are condemning the president's reprehensible words, and as the president yet again flexes his race-baiting instincts -- several conservative voices lament he is giving Democrats a political gift. And Joe Biden draws a dividing...


Sunday, July 14: The Speaker vs. the Liberal Firebrands

A coast-to-coast deportation blitz, as President Trump's new crackdown on illegal immigration starts today. Plus -- an ugly intra-party feud. Can Speaker Pelosi and four liberal firebrands forgive and forget? And Joe Biden under attack from top rivals - but still not returning fire. Phil Mattingly in the anchor chair. Today's panel: Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender, Lisa Lerer of the New York Times, and CNN's Jeff Zeleny. Additional reporting...


Friday, July 12, 2019: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Resigns

Labor secretary Alex Acosta resigns -- deciding his role in a sweetheart deal for accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago is too much of a political headache for President Trump heading into his re-election campaign. Plus, Mueller delayed -- the special counsel's long-awaited congressional testimony is being pushed back a week -- to July 24th now -- as lawmakers try to negotiate a deal for Robert Mueller to spend more time taking questions. And a 30-minute session with...


Thursday, July 11, 2019: Tensions Spill Over Between Pelosi, Liberal Wing of Caucus

And the speaker versus the squad. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says speaker Pelosi is disrespecting the new liberal women of color in the democratic house. Just moments ago, the speaker defended her leadership -- but did not respond directly. President Trump's Rose Garden re-election strategy is on overdrive today. A news conference later to highlight his plan to force a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Before that, a so-called White House "Social Media Summit" whose guests...


Wednesday: July 10, 2019: Trump's Twitter Attack on Darroch: "Very Stupid Guy"

The British ambassador to the United States resigns -- in leaked cables he called President Trump incompetent and inept, and the White House had made clear he was not welcome. Plus, signs the president will get another big wish: The Fed chairman, citing trade turmoil and a global slowdown, suggests a cut in interest rates is coming soon. And the US women's soccer team gets a heroine's welcome in New York -- a ticker tape parade to celebrate their big World Cup win -- and their fight for...


Monday, July 8, 2019: Biden Apologizes For Comments About Segregationist Senators

Joe Biden says he is sorry for talking favorably about his past Senate work with segregationists. The apology comes as Kamala Harris and others in the 2020 field see an opening to make inroads with African Americans critical in Democratic primaries. Plus, the President says he wants to open border detention centers for more media visits as the White House and immigration officials acknowledge chronic overcrowding but deny reports young children in custody are routinely denied showers and...


Tuesday, July 9, 2019: Top Dems Call On Labor Secy. To Resign

Top Democrats in Congress demand that President Trump's labor secretary resign -- a new sex trafficking indictment against a prominent New York businessman is stirring new questions about the deal Alex Acosta cut with Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago when Acosta was a prosecutor in Florida. Plus, the special relationship takes a sour twist. President Trump attacks the British Prime Minister and the UK Ambassador to the United States. He is mad because, in leaked cables, the ambassador calls the...


Sunday, July 7, 2019: Biden Offers a Belated Apology - and a Forceful Defense of His Record

Joe Biden forcefully defends his record - and offers a belated apology for his comments on working with segregationist senators in the past. Will it be enough - or is his frontrunner status threatened by Kamala Harris' rise in the polls? Plus, President Trump seizes the spotlight on Independence Day, as a new poll shows a bump in his overall approval rating - but with his numbers on key issues underwater as he heads into reelection. And the growing crisis at the border. Heartbreaking stories...


Friday, July 5, 2019: Trump: "I Don't Think I'm a Bully"

In an exclusive CNN interview, Former Vice President Joe Biden defends his record on race and says he's been taking on 'bullies' like President Trump his whole life. Senator Kamala Harris is expected to announce a fresh fund-aising haul as her presidential campaign catches fire. And a red-hot rebound for the economy as the job market roars back to life from a mediocre May. Today's panel: CNN's Abby Phillip, Julie Hirschfeld Davis with The New York Times, Elana Schor from The Associated...


Thursday, July 4, 2019: Biden on polls: "I'm still way ahead."

Joe Biden talks with reporters about his primary opponent, California Senator Kamala Harris, and his own standing in the 2020 race. Congressman Justin Amash announces he's leaving the Republican Party, writing in the Washington Post that "modern politics is trapped in a partisan death spiral." And will the citizenship question make it onto the 2020 census? Today's panel: CNN's Phil Mattingly, Catherine Lucey with The Wall Street Journal, Molly Ball with TIME, and Shawna Thomas with Vice...


Wednesday, July 3, 2019: Military Chiefs Concerned About Trump's July 4th Event

The acting Homeland Security Secretary orders an investigation into what he calls "disturbing and inexcusable" online activity by border patrol personnel as more Americans call the situation at the border a "crisis." Seven Democratic presidential candidates are in Iowa today as a new national poll reinforces the top tier of contenders. And the President will speak in front of the Lincoln Memorial at his own July 4th event, which he predicted will be the "show of a lifetime." Today's Panel:...


Tuesday, July 2, 2019: House Ways and Means Sues IRS, Treasury for Trump Tax Returns

Bernie Sanders releases his fundraising haul as a new poll out of Iowa reinforces the narrative that his campaign is struggling to maintain the buzz of his 2016 run. Plus, the President is touting his quote "Big" 4th of July event in Washington, complete with military flyovers, two fireworks displays, and a lot of controversy. And Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Chicago, addressing whether he understands the racial issues facing his community in South Bend, and...


Monday, July 1, 2019: Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Set Foot In North Korea

The day after the president returned from a historic trip to the Korean Peninsula, The Trump administration is pushing back against reports that it's considering a possible deal that would accept North Korea as a nuclear power. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus so far are split on who they've endorsed for president: Senator Kamala Harris or Former Vice President Joe Biden. And Mayor Pete Buttigieg is first out of the gate with his second quarter fundraising numbers, hoping to make a...


Sunday, June 30, 2019: History in the DMZ

History in the DMZ, as President Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea. The question now - what comes next? Plus - Harris vs. Biden. The Democratic frontrunner stumbles over his civil rights record. Can Kamala Harris capitalize on her viral moment and turn it into real momentum? And a heartbreaking image shocks Washington - and galvanizes both sides of the border fight. Manu Raju in the anchor chair. Today's panel: Michael Shear of the New York Times,...


Friday, June 28, 2019: Trump Jokes with Putin About Election Interference

President Trump is in Japan, preparing for his meeting with the Chinese president, but causing controversy with a finger wagging exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And the first Democratic presidential debates are done, 20 candidates made their pitch to American voters. Senator Kamala Harris had a breakout moment taking on the early frontrunner Joe Biden. Plus, two 30-something-year-old candidates running to become the 2020 Democratic nominee -- both making their cases for...