CNN Political Briefing – Podcast on CNN Audio
President Joe Biden is balancing a fragile and difficult post-banking turmoil. CNN’s Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleni explains how the Biden administration’s actions so far and the rollercoaster that’s going on right now could put the president in a difficult position. While this situation is different from the 2008 financial crisis, some 2024 Republicans are using the politically toxic b-word for salvation.
March 17, 2023
New details have surfaced in two investigations involving former President Donald Trump. CNN correspondent Kristen Holmes explains why Trump could be indicted as he runs for president for the third time, from New York’s money-hush investigation to Georgia’s 2020 election investigation. In addition, a new judge is taking office in the District of Columbia who could play a big role in the Trump federal investigation.
March 16, 2023
This week, the US has faced tensions with Russia and China. The US and Russia have made direct military contact over the Black Sea, while the US and its allies have taken steps to counter China’s naval dominance in the Indo-Pacific. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains how both issues could affect the 2024 presidential race.
March 15, 2023
A new CNN poll gives a glimpse of where potential GOP voters are at this early stage in the 2024 nomination process. CNN Political Director David Chalyan explains why former President Donald Trump sees Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as his toughest competitor right now. Trump carried out the attack last night in Iowa, days after DeSantis made his visit to the key state.
March 14, 2023
President Joe Biden outlined how his administration is trying to contain the fallout from the two bank failures. CNN Political Director David Chalyan explains what the Biden administration is doing and why this scenario is different from the 2008 financial crisis. This sparked a debate in Washington and beyond about bank bailouts and regulation.
March 13, 2023
President Joe Biden has praised the latest job numbers, but it’s not exactly good news in terms of lowering high inflation. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains why this hot job market is making things difficult for the Federal Reserve. In addition, some Republicans in the House of Representatives are proposing some spending cuts to raise the debt ceiling the day after Biden released his budget.
March 10, 2023
President Joe Biden has unveiled his fiscal year 2024 budget, launching a political fight with House Republicans over spending priorities and a debt ceiling. CNN Political Director David Chalyan breaks down some of Biden’s proposals and explains why most of them are unlikely to be accepted. Republicans in the House of Representatives have yet to articulate their desired spending cuts, but the White House is already on the attack.
March 9, 2023
President Joe Biden disagrees with members of his party on two key issues: crime and immigration. CNN Political Director David Chalián explains why some Democrats are unhappy with Biden’s stance on the DC Crime Bill and possible immigration policy being considered by the White House.
March 8, 2023
Tucker Carlson released new security footage from January 6, which Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has given Fox News exclusive access to. CNN political director David Chaliane refutes some of Carlson’s claims, the facts and the mixed Republican response on Capitol Hill.
March 7, 2023
The 2024 GOP presidential primaries may not be finalized yet, but we’ve got a preview of how the top two candidates for now will approach the race. CNN Political Director David Chalyan analyzes the differences between the speeches of former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week and what they say about the Republican Party. In addition, two former GOP governors are evaluating their plans for 2024.
March 6, 2023