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Each weekday, John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you the most important political stories of the day. On the weekend, Abby Phillip kicks off CNN's Sunday morning political programming with Inside Politics Sunday. John and Abby get answers from the people making headlines, explain the political that stories matter, and report on how the news will impact you.

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Another historic day at the Supreme Court Inside Politics
Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in today, the first black woman to serve on the nation's highest court. This historic event comes on the same day the court issues two more big rulings: one tying the Biden administration's hands in the climate change fight, the other clearing the way for the White House to end a controversial pandemic-era Trump administration border policy. We have all that and much more covered in today's show.
Jun 30, 2022
Inside Politics update for June 28, 2022 Inside Politics
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Jun 28, 2022
Two Americas after Dobbs erases Roe Inside Politics
Friday's historic Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has immediately divided the country into places where abortion is legal and places where it is not, leaving millions of women in limbo. And today yields another 6-3 decision that reaffirms the new court math and pulls the country to the right. Plus: Ukraine's leader tells a big international summit -- including his US counterpart -- he wants the conflict with Russia to end this year. To do that, President Zelensky says he needs more weapons, and for the west, to starve Russia of oil money. And: A Sunday shopping trip turns into a political assault as video catches a supermarket worker slapping Rudy Giuliani in the back.
Jun 27, 2022
11 states immediately ban abortions after Roe ruling Inside Politics
11 states have already effectively banned abortions after the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade leaves the nation more divided than ever. How will it transform America and will it be a rallying cry for the Democrats in the fall?

Plus, Trump's power play - new details emerge on how his pressure campaign to stay in power at all costs nearly worked, pushing the country to the brink. The system held, but will it hold again?

And, President Biden signs the first major anti-gun violenc...Show moree bill in decades.

On today’s panel: NPR White House Correspondent Asma Khalid, CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, NPR National Correspondent Sarah McCammon, Leigh Ann Caldwell of the Washington Post, CNN Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst Carrie Cordero.

Hosted by Abby Phillip.
Jun 26, 2022
Historic day as SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade Inside Politics
The Constitutional right to an abortion is no more. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court this morning overturned Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion a question for each state to settle. CNN Justice Correspondent Jessica Schneider kicks off our extensive coverage.
Jun 24, 2022
SCOTUS shockwave Inside Politics
The Supreme Court's conservative majority throws out a New York gun law and makes it clear it holds a very expansive view of Second Amendment rights. Plus: The Jan 6 committee hears important new testimony from top DOJ officials who refused to help Donald Trump cheat and insisted he peacefully yield power to Joe Biden. And: A new front-row view of the Trump family in those momentous days.
Jun 23, 2022
Biden tries to ease your pain at the pump Inside Politics
The president asks Congress to suspend the gas tax for three months and calls on states to do the same. Plus: The Jan 6 committee calls on a key West Wing insider to share his story. And: Is the Trump brand fading?
Jun 22, 2022
Crime and punishment Inside Politics
Tomorrow the January 6 committee says it will show the country evidence Donald Trump was directly involved in the plot to submit fake slates of electors, and multiple members say yes, the former president committed prosecutable crimes. Plus: President Biden says "there's nothing inevitable about a recession," adding that lifting the gas tax is on the table. And: Russian state media shows two Alabama men who volunteered to fight alongside Ukraine in captivity held by Russian-backed separatists.
Jun 20, 2022
Trump aides told Trump his election fraud claims weren't true Inside Politics
Those closest to former President Trump have told the January 6 committee that Trump was told over and over that his election fraud claims were false and his plot to overturn the election results was likely illegal. None of this has stopped him from still spreading those election lies and attacking his former Vice President.

Plus, President Biden says Putin's war, corporate greed, and Republican obstruction are to blame for inflation. But will voters believe him?

And some Democrats in sout...Show moreh Texas are warning the party has a big problem with Hispanics. Are Democratic leaders listening?

On today’s panel: Jonathan Martin of the New York Times, CNN’s Audie Cornish, CNN’s Melanie Zanona, Tarini Parti of the Wall Street Journal, Legal Analyst Carrie Cordero, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona.
Jun 19, 2022
Mike Pence and the mob Inside Politics
In today's show we explore new revelations from the insurrection investigation, including how close VP Mike Pence came to danger, and his heated phone call with Donald Trump on January 6th. Plus: in a rare interview President Biden shares a gloomy outlook with the Associated Press, acknowledging Americans are confused, upset and worried, but blaming Covid caution and politics, not his policies. And: the search is on for three Americans missing in Ukraine and feared to have been taken by Russian forces.
Jun 17, 2022
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