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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.

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.

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Episodes

Wednesday, February 19, 2020; Bloomberg To Face Dem Rivals For First Time On Debate Stage

2/19/2020
Tense times for the president and his attorney general. Tweets meddling in ongoing cases, and pardons issued without Justice Department input. But is talk of Bill Barr resigning real, or just his way of sending a message? Plus, a big Democratic debate night: Bernie Sanders has momentum, just four months after a heart attack forced him from the campaign trail. He says don't expect additional health records, and when asked about it, the Sanders campaign smears another candidate, with a false...

Duration:00:42:02

Tuesday, February 18, 2020: A new face on the 2020 debate stage

2/18/2020
Michael Bloomberg qualifies for a Wednesday night showdown in Nevada. The next debate will bring a test of Bloomberg's ability to spar with his opponents and a test for his moderate rivals being drowned out by his staggering ad spending. Plus, Bernie Sanders is the candidate of the moment: the Vermont senator opens up a big lead in a new national poll and hopes for a win in Nevada this weekend to cement him as the early Democratic front-runner. And some Trump shade from Barack Obama. The...

Duration:00:41:59

Monday, February 17, 2020: Candidates take aim at Michael Bloomberg

2/17/2020
Still using his billions to flood the airwaves, Michael Bloomberg is out with an ad to combat the blowback over stop and frisk. His 2020 rivals aren't letting up on the issue, which they see as a big vulnerability. And as Roger Stone awaits his sentence, CNN reports that federal prosecutors are considering additional charges against associates of President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Plus in Nevada, long lines for early voting and long days for presidential candidates. Today's...

Duration:00:42:21

Sunday, February 16, 2020: Democrats Head West

2/16/2020
The Democratic race moves west to Nevada, with Bernie Sanders feeling confident - and moderates increasingly concerned there's a new frontrunner in town. Plus, with Michael Bloomberg on the rise, his record on race is increasingly coming under scrutiny And the post-acquittal president - Trump crosses another line, and this time, even his own attorney general asks him to pump the brakes. Nia-Malika Henderson in the anchor chair. Today's panel: Lisa Lerer with the New York Times, CNN's Phil...

Duration:00:41:37

Friday, February 14, 2020: Trump Tweets Response to AG's Complaint About His Tweets

2/14/2020
President Trump tweets about an interview in which his attorney general complained... about his tweets. How is the President handling the public rebuke. The 2020 Democrats are getting more comfortable name checking each other in attacks in the countdown to the Nevada caucuses. And President Trump weighs in on which Democrat he'd most like to run against. Today's panel: Julie Hirschfeld Davis with The New York Times, Tarini Parti with The Wall Street Journal, Ginger Gibson with Reuters, and...

Duration:00:42:45

Thursday, February 13, 2020: Trump Puts Executive Branch Independence Through a Stress Test

2/13/2020
President Trump's post impeachment score settling rattles career prosecutors at the Justice Department, but gets mostly a shrug from Congressional Republicans. His former chief of staff says there is no one left at the White House who will challenge the President's rash behavior. Ahead of the Nevada caucuses: A new Spanish language ad from Pete Buttigieg, new immigration questions for Amy Klobuchar -- and a sharper tone as the Democratic campaign shifts west. And don't forget Michael...

Duration:00:42:50

Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Klobuchar Surges Past Biden & Warren

2/13/2020
The 2020 Democrats are feeling the bern after Bernie Sanders wins Hampshire's first-in-the nation Presidential primary. It's clear proof he is the race's leading progressive, but the narrow victory suggests challenges ahead. Now it's on to Nevada. Latinos are a major force in that Democratic contest -- a giant test for two Midwestern moderates with a New Hampshire bounce but little support so far in communities of color: Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. And President Trump brazenly shows us...

Duration:00:42:36

Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Klobuchar Surges Past Biden & Warren

2/12/2020
The 2020 Democrats are feeling the bern after Bernie Sanders wins Hampshire's first-in-the nation Presidential primary. It's clear proof he is the race's leading progressive, but the narrow victory suggests challenges ahead. Now it's on to Nevada. Latinos are a major force in that Democratic contest -- a giant test for two Midwestern moderates with a New Hampshire bounce but little support so far in communities of color: Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. And President Trump brazenly shows us...

Duration:00:40:34

Tuesday, February 11, 2020: Voters Finally Having Their Say in New Hampshire

2/11/2020
The nation's first presidential primary is under way today. How will New Hampshire reshape the race? Bernie Sanders is looking to emerge as the clear progressive favorite, and two Midwesterners -- Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar -- are competing for momentum in the moderate lane. Joe Biden is heading to South Carolina before the polls close, which speaks volumes about his New Hampshire expectations. And, not to be outdone, President Trump shows up in Manchester for a rally of his own,...

Duration:00:42:30

Monday, February 10, 2020: Candidates Barnstorm New Hampshire

2/10/2020
President Trump new budget arrives on Capitol Hill. It will never pass, but it's sure to be a campaign year flashpoint. It includes deficit spending well past when candidate Trump promised to erase all red ink, and Democrats say it proposes heartless cuts to food stamps and education. The day before the New Hampshire primary our final CNN tracking poll shows a two-way race for first between Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. It also shows Amy Klobochar making a final weekend move. Can she...

Duration:00:42:45

Sunday, February 9, 2020: The Democratic Race Comes to New Hampshire

2/9/2020
Democrats look past the chaotic Iowa caucuses to New Hampshire, with a new CNN poll showing Sanders and Buttigieg leading the pack. Can Joe Biden survive another weak showing, or can his campaign turn things around? Plus, with his acquittal in hand, President Trump is in the mood for some impeachment payback. Today's panel: Catherine Lucey of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Shear of the New York Times, Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post, and the Daily Beast's Jackie Kucinich. Plus...

Duration:00:44:52

Friday, February 7, 2020: Trump Touts New Jobs Numbers & Iowa Doubts Drag On

2/7/2020
Another boost for President Trump's re-election hopes: The economy keeps roaring in 2020 with 225,000 new jobs added last month. It's debate night in New Hampshire. The primary is Tuesday and the stakes are huge-especially for the candidates who underperformed in Iowa. And Iowa's Democratic party says it's finally done counting. But with questions lingering over the results, officials extend the deadline for candidates to challenge the caucuses. The two leaders, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie...

Duration:00:44:49

Thursday, February 6, 2020: Trump's "celebration" of his acquittal

2/6/2020
Today's program was cut short by the president's remarks on his impeachment acquittal. You'll hear our panel talking about the president's attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, and Speaker Pelosi's critical response in her press conference. Today's panel: CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, John Harwood, Phil Mattingly, and POLITICO's Laura Barron Lopez. Kaitlan Collins also joins us from the White House. via Knit

Duration:00:12:31

Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Impeachment Verdict Day & Iowa Chaos Continues

2/5/2020
One by one, Senators get their final say ahead of the final vote on the articles of impeachment -- with President Trump poised to claim victory and vindication. The election-year State of the Union puts Washington's raw partisan mood on full display. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rips up the President's speech when he's done. And the 2020 campaign moves on to New Hampshire with the candidates still unsure who won Iowa. Unfortunately for Joe Biden, we know who came in fourth. Today's panel:...

Duration:00:45:51

Tuesday, Febrary 4, 2020: Chaos caucus in Iowa

2/4/2020
In what is supposed to be a defining day in the 2020 presidential campaign, we are left with an uncertain mess. The candidates, now in New Hampshire ahead of next week's primary, not knowing if they're winners or losers due to technical issues with the count. Iowa's Democratic party, holding a conference call with the campaigns this hour, says delayed caucus results should come later today. In the meantime, frustration, anger and plenty of spin from the candidates. And President Trump,...

Duration:00:45:24

Sunday, February 2, 2020: Democratic Candidates Make Their Iowa Closing Arguments

2/2/2020
John King is live from Des Moines as Iowans prepare for Monday's caucuses, the first actual votes of the presidential nominating process. The question so many Democrats are asking: who's the best candidate to take on President Trump in November? Here to break down all of the latest developments in Iowa: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Jackie Kucinich of The Daily Beast, and CNN's MJ Lee and Jeff Zeleny. Plus, closing arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial begin Monday, with...

Duration:00:43:02

Sunday, January 26, 2020: Trump's Defense Takes Over in the Impeachment Trial (Part 2)

1/26/2020
**PART TWO OF A SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION OF "INSIDE POLITICS"** The president's legal team takes the floor in the impeachment trial - opening with a barrage against the Democratic prosecution. House prosecutors used their three days to methodically detail the damning evidence of the president pushing Ukraine to help his re-election prospects, and stonewalling Congress when it asked for documents and witnesses for the impeachment inquiry. Whether minds are changing on the Senate floor is the...

Duration:00:41:29

Sunday, January 26, 2020: Trump's Defense Takes Over in the Impeachment Trial (Part 1)

1/26/2020
**PART ONE OF A SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION OF "INSIDE POLITICS"** The president's legal team takes the floor in the impeachment trial - opening with a barrage against the Democratic prosecution. House prosecutors used their three days to methodically detail the damning evidence of the president pushing Ukraine to help his re-election prospects, and stonewalling Congress when it asked for documents and witnesses for the impeachment inquiry. Whether minds are changing on the Senate floor is the...

Duration:00:41:19

Monday, January 20, 2020: The White House releases their defense brief

1/20/2020
The Trump legal team files its defense brief with the senate, arguing the president did nothing wrong - and that the Democrats' case does not meet the constitutional test for impeachment and removal. Plus, testing time for Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader wants a quick trial, with no new witnesses or evidence. Democrats vow to fight that plan, but need a handful of Republicans to break with their president and party to succeed. And the 2020 democrats are courting black voters on...

Duration:00:37:48

Sunday, January 19, 2020: Impeachment Trial Begins Amid Flood of New Evidence

1/19/2020
The prosecution and the defense prepare to lay out their arguments as the impeachment trial begins in earnest this week. It comes amid a flood of new Ukraine evidence. The question now - will the Senate listen? Plus, the fragile 2020 peace that has progressives nervous - just two weeks before Iowa votes. Today's panel: Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the New York Times, Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal, CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, and TIME's Molly Ball. via Knit

Duration:00:40:46