CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

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CNN has the best political director in the business and every morning Monday through Friday David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the world of politics.

Episodes

CNN's Sara Sidner on the uptick in boldness of white supremacists, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks to Sara Sidner, CNN's international correspondent, about Charlottesville, white supremacists, free speech, recognizing history and removing monuments that reflect a segregated past.

What's inside Donald Trump's playbook? On the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the pattern that President Donald Trump seems to follow whenever he's engulfed in controversy: create an opponent and exploit cultural divisions to fortify his political base.

On Charlottesville, what happens now? On the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the wave of criticism following President Donald Trump's placing blame on "both sides" in Charlottesville, how Republican leaders have responded, and the question of what happens now as figures like David Duke take comfort in the President's words.

Which Donald Trump to believe, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the conflicting messages coming from the White House as President Donald Trump faces criticism of his handling of violence in Charlottesville, from his "do-over" statement on Monday, to tweets that seem to undermine his message and the moral authority of the President. Plus, personnel changes in the White House and how the latest public polling reflects on the precarious position of chief strategist Steve Bannon.

The words that Donald Trump did not say, On the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the political fallout from President Donald Trump's comments addressing the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, how politicians in his own party reacted, and what is at stake when he faces questions about white supremacy in America.

How did we get here? CNN's Jim Sciutto on the threat from North Korea, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks to Jim Sciutto, CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent, about the strategies on both sides of the Pacific as threats escalate between the US and North Korea, understanding the full context of President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" comments, how to view Kim Jung Un as a leader, what is at stake for both countries, and how China and trade policy fit into the equation.

Donald Trump vs. Mitch McConnell, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the back and forth between President Donald Trump and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, new numbers showing how Americans (and specifically Republicans) view Congress in a CNN poll conducted by SSRS, and how it all plays into Trump's strategy on scoring legislative wins.

Donald Trump's bluster over North Korea, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea, how it differs from US strategy towards North Korea in the past, the political and real world implications of the President's words, and how Americans feel about his handling of the threat according to the the latest CNN public poll conducted by SSRS.

What the new CNN poll says about the health of the Trump presidency, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on what it means that Donald Trump's overall approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN polling, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

The facts behind Trump's tweetstorm, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the latest tweets from President Donald Trump and how they reflect dynamics inside the White House as President Donald Trump takes a break from Washington, from the limits facing chief of staff John Kelly, to the shadow of the 2020 presidential election, and the full context of the latest public polling.

Understanding the federal Russia investigation with CNN's Pamela Brown, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks to CNN justice correspondent Pamela Brown, who pulls together all the strands of reporting on the Russia investigation. Brown gives an inside look at how special counsel Robert Mueller is running things, how he built his team, the obstacles it faces and why his team is looking at the financial ties related to Donald Trump and his associates.

A new calculation on President Trump's Republican support, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on new public polling from Quinnipiac University, why they show a crack in President Donald Trump's support from Republicans, and how the numbers reflect that Trump is doubling down on his brand and governing for his base.

Is Donald Trump seeing cracks in his GOP support?  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the possibility of bipartisan action on health care, why that could reflect a shift in how Republicans view their support for President Donald Trump, and the continued efforts of the White House to push their agenda on Capitol Hill.

The Russia investigation is back, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on a Washington Post report that brings the Russia investigation back front and center, tying President Donald Trump directly to a misleading statement about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, and raising the question of who knew what, and when.

Donald Trump hits the re-set button, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on new chief of staff John Kelly and the challenges that face him as he tries to insert discipline into how the White House operates, what changes could be ahead in President Donald Trump's administration, and the growing policy obstacles that will test the Oval Office.

Behind the scenes in a dramatic late night vote on Capitol Hill, and the Democrats' hope for a new strategy  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks with two of CNN's star political reporters: MJ Lee on a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill and the drama that unfolded overnight surrounding John McCain's vote on health care; and Eric Bradner on the Democrats' re-branding strategy and the challenges they face from President Donald Trump and their own party.

The dysfunctional White House, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on how the transgender ban and an accusation of leaks illustrate a surprising lack of communication inside the White House.

Jeff Sessions digs in, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on President Donald Trump's latest barbs against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who says he has no plans to resign. Plus, possible signs of a fracturing in Trump's Republican base in response to the treatment of Sessions.

The very essence of the rule of law in America, on the Daily DC  

David Chalian, CNN's political director, on - not health care (the biggest legislative push yet of the Trump administration) - but on a flurry of tweets from President Donald Trump this morning that toy with the fundamental rule of law in the United States and the core values that make it a democracy.

Washington has a case of the Mondays, on the Daily DC  

Brooke Brower, CNN Politics managing editor, fills in today to talk about the weird mood enveloping Washington as President Trump calls Jeff Sessions beleaguered over Twitter and Jared Kushner denies any collusion with Russia.

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