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SCOTUS Term Ends With Major Decisions
CNN Political Briefing

On the final day of its term, the Supreme Court issued two, monumental 6-3 decisions that strikes down student debt relief and limits LGBTQ protections. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down each opinion, and what President Joe Biden plans to do in response. Republicans are celebrating the rulings today, as the high court leans even more to the right.

Jun 30, 2023

The Supreme Court Rules Against Affirmative Action
CNN Political Briefing

In a landmark 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that race can no longer be a consideration for colleges and universities, upending decades of precedent that benefitted Black and Latino students. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the nuances of the majority opinion, the fiery dissent, and what the Biden administration plans to do next. Plus, will this ruling have the same impact on the 2024 race as the Dobbs decision did last time around?

Jun 29, 2023

Biden Banking on ‘Bidenomics’ for Reelection
CNN Political Briefing

The White House is embracing the term ‘Bidenomics’ to try to rebrand President Joe Biden’s economic record and policy vision under one term. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down Biden’s big speech in Chicago — and the latest poll numbers and political headwinds on the economy — as the president seeks a second term.

Jun 28, 2023

Trump Talks About ‘Secret Information’ on Tape
CNN Political Briefing

CNN was the first to obtain a 2021 audio recording where former President Donald Trump seemed to admit he had a secret Pentagon document, and appeared to show it off to people in the room. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the legal and political implications for Trump, as he hits the 2024 campaign trail in New Hampshire.

Jun 27, 2023

Biden Distances US From Russian Rebellion
CNN Political Briefing

President Biden said today the US and its closest allies had nothing to do with a mercenary group’s insurrection attempt in Russia on Saturday. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains more on how the West, Russia, and Ukraine are responding to the Wagner Group’s rebellion in Russia.

Jun 26, 2023

Abortion Politics Takes Centerstage for Both Parties
CNN Political Briefing

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how both Democrats and Republicans in the 2024 presidential race are marking the occasion. The Biden-Harris campaign believes abortion rights will be a motivating issue for voters, while some Republicans struggle to navigate.

Jun 23, 2023

Biden Courts a Controversial Leader
CNN Political Briefing

President Joe Biden rolled out the red carpet for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the trade-offs the president had to make in order to strengthen ties with India in the face of growing US-China tension.

Jun 22, 2023

Biden Calls Xi a ‘Dictator’ Days After US-China Trip
CNN Political Briefing

President Joe Biden prompted fierce backlash from Beijing when he referred to his Chinese counterpart as a “dictator.” CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why the comments caught some US officials off guard at a time when US-China relations are tense.

Jun 21, 2023

Trump’s GOP Support Softens & Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal
CNN Political Briefing

Hunter Biden will plead guilty to two federal tax charges and struck a deal with prosecutors to resolve a gun charge. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why the ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden and the federal charges Donald Trump’s facing will be front and center for Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the 2024 race. Plus, a new CNN poll shows the former president’s support among Republicans appears to have softened a bit since he pleaded not guilty to 37 felony charges related to his handling of classified documents.

Jun 20, 2023

Key Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions to Watch
CNN Political Briefing

The Supreme Court has a few weeks left of yet another consequential term. CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny and CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic break down the cases before the high court that could have far-reaching implications for Americans, from affirmative action to student debt relief. What do recent decisions say about where the conservative majority court is at?

Jun 16, 2023

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