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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.




Sunday, June 28, 2020: Coronavirus Cases Explode Across the U.S.

Despite President Trump’s sunny assurances, America’s coronavirus crisis is worse than ever. The case count is spiking around the country, forcing some states to pause their reopening, or in the case of Texas, even roll it back. Plus, beset by crises on all sides and with his reelection looking shakier than ever, the president doubles down on division and denial. CNN’s Manu Raju anchors. On today’s show: GOP Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee; San Antonio, TX Mayor Ron Nirenberg and...


Sunday, June 14, 2020: Atlanta Rocked by Another Police Killing

As protests against police violence enter their third consecutive weekend, another tragedy rocks Atlanta – yet another African American man killed by police. But as Democrats and Republicans in Congress scramble to put forward their plans for reform, the White House and campaign struggle with tone deafness on race. And race becomes a major 2020 issue, as President Trump and Joe Biden send very different messages on the police reform debate gripping the nation. Dana Bash in the anchor chair....


Sunday, June 7, 2020: Protests Against Police Violence Spread Through the U.S. and Around the World

From coast-to-coast and around the world, crowds of people are flooding the streets to demonstrate against police brutality and the murder of George Floyd But President Trump is doubling down on his "law and order" approach - hoping his tough talk and signs of an economic recovery will boost his reelection chances. Meanwhile, Democrats are promising reforms - and Joe Biden offers voters a stark choice come November. Dana Bash in the anchor chair. On today's show: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance...


Sunday, May 31, 2020: Coronavirus, Protests Roil The Nation

The death of an African American man in Minneapolis sparks unrest across the nation. Plus, the striking difference in the leadership campaign put forth by President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden as the nation grapples with protests and an ongoing pandemic. And, a historic launch into space. On today’s show: CNN's Van Jones and Omar Jimenez; John Eligon of The New York Times; Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post; civil rights attorney and former head of the Minneapolis NAACP...


Sunday, May 24, 2020: The Latest Flashpoint in Trump's Push to Reopen

Americans observe a holiday weekend in the new normal, as President Trump makes places of worship the latest flashpoint in his push to reopen. Plus, the president takes aim at battleground states like Michigan, and at efforts to ramp up vote-by-mail. And several companies are reporting good news on vaccine progress – how optimistic should Americans be? On today’s show: Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist; Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; Vaccine...


Sunday, May 17, 2020: Trump Returns to a Tried-and-True Tactic – Attack Obama

The experiment in reopening exposes a rift between President Trump and his top health adviser. Meanwhile, with his coronavirus response increasingly under fire, the president is turning to a tried-and-true tactic: attack Obama. Plus, a troubling new development has parents worried about the risk coronavirus poses to their children. On today’s show: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto; Waukesha, Wisconsin Mayor Shawn Reilly; Dr. Jeffrey Burns of Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Ashish Jha of the...


Sunday, May 10, 2020: Coronavirus Reaches the White House

Coronavirus hits the West Wing - two White House staffers have tested positive, and three of the nation's top medical experts are now in self-imposed quarantine as a result of possible exposure. Despite that reminder of the continued risk, however, the White House and President Trump are forging ahead with an effort to reopen the country - even as may experts say it's far too soon. Driving that decision - the economic catastrophe gripping the U.S. More than 21 million jobs have been lost in...


Sunday, May 3, 2020: States Begin to Reopen, Even as Case Count Climbs

More than 60,000 Americans died from coronavirus in April, but President Trump is fully focused on May - and his push to reopen the country as soon as possible. But that reopening is a 50-state experiment, with mixed signals from the federal government - as the case count continues to climb around the country. And Joe Biden "unequivocally" denies a sexual assault allegation by a former staffer, as Democrats grapple with how to balance their support for him with their advocacy for the "Me...


Sunday, April 26, 2020: Inside the Coronavirus Balancing Act, as States Push to Reopen

As the U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War, states are engaged in a delicate balancing act - as some governors and the White House push to reopen the U.S. economy despite the ongoing health risk. Plus, amid continued testing shortages, new research suggests coronavirus arrived in the U.S. far earlier than previously known - a reminder that the fight is far from over. And President Trump's freewheeling, erratic press briefings took a more...


Sunday, April 19, 2020: Trump Pushes to Reopen Economy Even as Cases Climb

Inside the push to reopen the U.S. economy. The president wants states to get started back up ASAP - but governors are not so sure. Plus, the president makes sweeping declarations of his absolute authority, only to walk it back days later. And all the while, he bristles at criticism that his administration mishandled the coronavirus response. And Democratic leaders line up behind Joe Biden - even as the presumptive nominee struggles for visibility amid a historic pandemic. On today's show:...


Sunday, April 12, 2020: Signs of Hope as Coronavirus Curve Begins to Flatten

A grim Easter Sunday -- the coronavirus numbers are staggering, and the global challenge is overwhelming. But as the case curve begins to flatten here at home, President Trump pushes to restart the economy. Plus, as the death toll in the U.S. continues to climb, African Americans take a disproportionate hit. And the third time is the charm for Joe Biden - with Bernie Sanders bowing out, the former vice president becomes the presumptive Democratic nominee. On today's show: Washington, D.C....


Sunday, April 5, 2020: Supply Shortages and the Rising Toll from Coronavirus

The coronavirus case count and death toll continues its depressing climb - globally and here in the United States. As states brace for the surge of cases, President Trump downplays shortages and insists supplies are coming - but those on the front line ask, when? And the mounting economic shock: millions of jobs gone, and no end in sight. On today's show: the view from the frontlines with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room physician Dr. Megan Ranney and...


Sunday, March 29, 2020: The Devastating Personal and Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Coronavirus continues its march around the globe, with the U.S. passing one grim milestone after another - and topping the world in the total number of cases. The result: sweeping new restrictions here at home, and tension at the top as governors demand more help - and get under the president's skin. And on the front lines, doctors face a growing equipment shortage, as Americans look to the government for support as they grapple with historic economic uncertainty. Plus, with cases spiking in...


Sunday, March 22, 2020: America and the World Respond to the Staggering Impact from Coronavirus

Lockdowns, self-isolation, travel restrictions - millions of Americans and people in countries around the world adjust to the new normal of life under coronavirus. Doctors and first responders are facing a catastrophic supply shortage - and are desperate for help. Plus, with markets crashing and layoffs spiking, Americans brace for the staggering economic impact - and Congress tries to agree on a bipartisan relief plan. And the president declares himself a "wartime president" - but bristles...





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Monday, March 16, 2020: Coronavirus Chaos Reaches the United States

U.S. and global financial markets plummet because of deepening Coronavirus fears. Europe is now in a virtual lockdown, and a dramatic Sunday rate cut by the federal reserve is not enough to calm investors. Plus, governors and mayors scramble to close schools, restaurants and more -- forcing social distancing to slow the spread. The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is added to the growing cancellation list. Meanwhile, President Trump asserts that the U.S. has "tremendous control" over the...


Sunday, March 15, 2020: The New Normal Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest on the novel coronavirus crisis, as global governments impose new restrictions aimed at limiting a pandemic that has surpassed 152,000 cases and now claimed nearly 6,000 lives worldwide. Here at home, President Trump declares a national emergency, but his constant misstatements about the threat posed by the virus has markets - and the country - on edge. And as Americans adjust to the new normal, so too are presidential candidates - as the coronavirus upends the 2020 presidential...