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The Daily DC

CNN's Political Director David Chalian lives, breathes, and sleeps politics, so who better to help make sense of the ever-shifting political landscape? Join David and his colleagues as they ask tough questions, provide insight and analysis, and help you separate the political signal from the noise.

Introducing Politically Sound The Daily DC
Kamala Harris made history this week as the first woman of color to join a major party presidential ticket just as the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The centennial is yet another example of this nation’s complicated and often messy history. Black women who fought for the right to vote found themselves sidelined in the face of racism and political calculations. In our very first episode, CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Ma...Show morelika Henderson examine the role of diversity and inclusivity in the major messaging of the Democratic Party, while sharing the often overlooked stories of the Black women who paved the way for a new generation of leaders
Aug 21, 2020
Introducing the CNN Political Briefing The Daily DC
A night of powerful women and big names are set to speak at the DNC, including Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian for his insights on what you can expect from the third night of the convention. Plus, after months of undermining voting by mail, the president’s trying to save face with his most recent message about mail-in ballots to his supporters and a new bipartisan Senate report says 2016 Russian election interference was not a hoax.
Aug 19, 2020
Trump Tries Birther Lies Again The Daily DC
President Trump is trying to use the same attack he used on Obama against Kamala Harris: Questioning where she was born and claiming that she may not be eligible for the role of Vice President. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks this down, as well as the growing concerns about the post office and mail-in voting. Plus, Jared Kushner's meeting with Kanye West to discuss policy.
Aug 14, 2020
Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm for President The Daily DC
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, we are sharing the stories of women who broke barriers in politics. In today’s episode we look back on the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm – the first elected Black Congresswoman and first Black woman to run for president as a major party candidate.
Aug 14, 2020
Vote By Mail Funding Held Hostage The Daily DC
New comments in President Trump’s ongoing war with mail-in voting fuels allegations that he is trying to manipulate the postal system for political gain. CNN Correspondent, Kristen Holmes discusses that, plus Trump’s attacks against presumptive Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris. And a new government plan to allow more water through shower heads seems aimed at pleasing one person, and one person only.
Aug 13, 2020
Inside the Kamala Harris VP Pick The Daily DC
Why did Biden pick Kamala Harris? Why is she a historic pick? What role will she play during the campaign? CNN Political Director, David Chalian answers those questions and discusses how the Trump campaign is dealing with the new addition to the Biden campaign. Then, Biden and Harris make their first appearance together in the backdrop of a global pandemic.
Aug 12, 2020
Biden's Choice: Kamala Harris The Daily DC
The wait is over! Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate, the first black woman ever to be chosen for that role. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses why Harris was the Biden’s campaign's choice. He also discusses how the Trump and Biden teams are framing the battle over Social Security to their own advantage, plus why this year’s Democratic Convention is so unconventional.
Aug 11, 2020
Executive Orders That Don’t Add Up The Daily DC
President Trump signs four executive orders for COVID economic relief, attempting to bypass Congress after he doesn’t get a deal. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses why those executive orders fall short of what the President promised, and why he likely won’t be immortalized on Mount Rushmore.
Aug 10, 2020
Biden Makes Racial Comment Misstep, Again The Daily DC
Joe Biden walks back, yet again, controversial remarks about African-Americans. Plus, CNN Political Director David Chalian, discusses a contender reemerging in Biden’s Vice Presidential search and Senate Republican’s increasingly difficult battle for the majority.
Aug 7, 2020
Truth to Power The Daily DC
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, we are sharing the stories of women who broke barriers in politics. In today’s episode we look back on the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth – a former slave who fought for abolition and women’s suffrage, without being able to read or write.
Aug 7, 2020
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