The economy and immigration are front and center for President Joe Biden this week. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how local, state and federal governments are preparing for the end of Title 42 on Thursday. Additionally, Biden has a high-stakes meeting with congressional leaders tomorrow on raising the debt ceiling.
May 8, 2023
Today, the Florida state legislature ended its busy session, opening the door for Ron DeSantis to consider launching his 2024 presidential bid. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the bills passed by the governor and his Republican allies, and the political challenges for DeSantis if he wants to run. Additionally, CNN spoke to Michigan voters weighing in on President Joe Biden’s reelection bid.
May 5, 2023
A new ProPublica report details how Justice Clarence Thomas failed to disclose school tuition payments made to a billionaire GOP donor for Thomas’ grandson’s education. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down all the revelations of some judges that raise ethical questions around the high court. CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic also explains what this means for the court’s reputation and where the court is coming from.
May 4, 2023
Primary debate drama, campaign ad buys, fundraising — the 2024 presidential race is starting to pick up for both parties. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down why former President Donald Trump may not show up for some of the primary debates, and how President Joe Biden’s campaign is kicking into high gear.
May 3, 2023
The US is bracing for a surge of migrants crossing the southern border after a pandemic border policy ends next week. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains how the Biden administration and a border town are preparing. House Republicans have unveiled their border security package, but passing any comprehensive immigration reform is unlikely.
May 2, 2023
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have made no progress on raising the debt ceiling before the upcoming deadline. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains where things stand and what is at stake if the US borrowing limit is not raised.
May 1, 2023
Federal regulators are dissecting Silicon Valley and Signature banks today, delivering post-mortems on last month’s banking crisis. But on Wall Street, the crisis is far from over, with shares of First Republic Bank falling amid fears it could go into receivership. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the latest on the economy and how the White House is reacting. Also, the latest federal numbers and what they say about the state of the economy.
Apr 28, 2023
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke from Israel today after being sued by Disney. CNN’s Tami Luhby breaks down how the latest saga unfolded in Florida, and what both sides are saying. Also, why is the American governor doing a whistle-stop international tour?
Apr 27, 2023
The House passed the GOP debt ceiling bill tonight, after an 11th-hour push by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his allies. CNN’s Tami Luhby breaks down what we can expect next for the package — and what’s in it after GOP leaders make concessions on holdouts. Also, what we know is when the US might default.
Apr 26, 2023
“Let’s finish the job.” That’s what President Joe Biden did to voters during his reelection campaign announcement earlier today. Now, questions remain about what Biden’s campaign will look like, and what challenges he faces as a candidate. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how the president started his campaign.
Apr 25, 2023