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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.

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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.

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Great host and solid guests, create a great hour of political analysis.

Inside Politics

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John King & company are the best. Insightful & unbiased what else do you need to know?

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67 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
10
2
0
8

Solid political analysis

By What could go wrong - Mar 04 2019
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Great host and solid guests, create a great hour of political analysis.

Inside Politics

By Mr. Sparkie - Apr 18 2018
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John King & company are the best. Insightful & unbiased what else do you need to know?

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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.

Rank #1: Sunday, November 24, 2019: The Next Chapter in the Impeachment Fight

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The testimony is clear - now, the president braces for a House rebuke,
and a Senate trial.

Plus, impeachment tests election-year politics - and shatters a long friendship.

And 37 million reasons for 2020 Democrats to worry about Michael Bloomberg, as he floods the 2020 race with a massive fundraising blitz.

Today's panel: Rachael Bade of the Washington Post, CNN's Phil Mattingly, Michael Shear of the New York Times, and Politico's Laura Barrón-López. via Knit

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #2: Monday, November 25, 2019: Navy Secretary Forced Out over SEAL Controversy

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Big turmoil at the Pentagon. The Navy Secretary is pushed out in a dispute over the Commander in Chief's fascination with meddling in military justice cases.

Plus, your turn, Mr. President. What about the emails? There's a deep White House paper trail about an issue now central to the impeachment debate: Why did the President stall military aid to Ukraine, and was it legal?

And Michael Bloomberg is running for President -- his way. Skipping the early contests, spending nearly $40 million on TV ads, and taking your questions.

Today's Panel: Margaret Talev with Axios, CNN's Manu Raju, POLITICO's Alex Thompson, and Jackie Kucinich with the Daily Beast

Also on the program: Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby via Knit

Nov 25 2019

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Rank #3: Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Trump Says He'd Love for Pompeo, Mulvaney, Others to Testify

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A federal district judge says the White House does not have blanket authority to keep aides from honoring Congressional subpoenas. But the Justice Department is appealing, so don't expect to hear from former White House counsel Don McGahn or anyone else soon, despite the President's tweet that he'd "love" for them to testify.

Plus, a majority of Americans believe President Trump improperly used his power and put politics ahead of country in his Ukraine policy. Yet two weeks of public hearings did not move public opinion on whether that bad behavior warrants removing him from office.

And, new CNN reporting: The house budget committee says it now has possession of Trump administration documents related to the impeachment investigation and the timing of the hold on Ukrainian military aid.

Today's panel: Rachael Bade with The Washington Post, CNN's Jeff Zeleny, Michael Shear with The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal's Tarini Parti

Also on the program: CNN's Manu Raju via Knit

Nov 26 2019

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Rank #4: Monday, September 9, 2019: Trump Scuttles Taliban Summit at Camp David

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President Trump abruptly cancels a planned peace summit with the Taliban. His idea to invite the Al Qaeda allies to Camp David on the week of 9/11 causes a split in the administration -- and alarms key Conservatives in Congress.

Plus, Congress is back from its summer break. Republicans want to know if the President is serious about new gun control legislation. Democrats are trying to balance a family debate about whether to stick to issues like guns and health care or move ahead with investigations and impeachment.

And remember Valerie Plame? The ex-spy is now running for Congress -- and putting her CIA driving lessons to use in a new campaign video.

Today's Panel:
CNN's Abby Phillip, Carl Hulse with The New York Times, Matt Viser with The Washington Post and Jackie Kucinich with The Daily Beast.

Also on the Program: CNN's Kylie Atwood, Manu Raju, and Jessica Schneider and Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby via Knit

Sep 09 2019

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Rank #5: Sunday, September 1, 2019: Hurricane Dorian and a Mass Shooting in West Texas

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Yet another mass shooting in America - seven people killed along a highway in West Texas, with the gunman dead after a shootout with police.

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, residents prepare for Hurricane Dorian - barreling down on the U.S. mainland as a "catastrophic" Category Five storm.

Plus - voters are growing more pessimistic about the economy, but President Trump insists there's nothing to worry about.

And the 2020 frontrunners prepare for their most important debate yet, with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren at center stage.

Manu Raju in the anchor chair. Today's panel: Margaret Talev with Axios, Time's Molly Ball, Michael Shear of the New York Times, and Politico's Laura Barrón-López.

Plus CNN's Ed Lavendera on the ground in Odessa, Texas; Patrick Oppman in the Bahamas; and Allison Chinchar in the CNN Weather Center. via Knit

Sep 01 2019

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Florida starts to feel the effects as Hurricane Dorian as it batters the Bahamas. The storm has killed at least five people and island officials expect the number to rise.

Plus, battle lines being drawn over Brexit. British Parliament is back from its summer break for a showdown with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

And, in the 2020 race, Joe Biden's campaign announces it will return donations it received from federally registered lobbyists, as he once again defends his botched version of a war story.

Today's Panel: CNN's Phil Mattingly, Julie Pace with the Associated Press, and Vivian Salama with The Wall Street Journal

Also on the program: CNN's John Berman, Chad Myers, Patrick Oppmann, Brian Todd, Nic Robertson, and Arlette Saenz. Also, National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham, Florida Senator Rick Scott, and Martin County Sheriff William Snyder via Knit

Sep 03 2019

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Rank #7: Wednesday, August 28,2019: Who Will Be the Top 10 for DNC Debate Night?

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Puerto Rico's fragile recovery after Hurricane Maria will likely be tested by a new storm....Dorian is now projected to become a major hurricane before taking aim at the U.S. east coast.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis is now giving his version of events for the first time since his tumultuous departure from the Trump administration.

And is the stage set? New 2020 polls out this morning suggest half the candidates won't qualify for the next presidential debate. Montana Governor Steve Bullock is one of them, and says he isn't sweating it.

On today's panel: Seung Min Kim with The Washington Post, Molly Ball with TIME, Catherine Lucey with The Wall Street Journal, and Franco Ordoñez with NPR

Also, on today's program: CNN's Arlette Saenz, CNN's Chad Myers, Mari Rosas a hurricane survivor, and Errin Haines Whack with Associated Press via Knit

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #8: Thursday, October 24, 2019: Trump and Republicans on the Attack amid Damning Impeachment Testimony

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House Conservatives barge into a secure impeachment hearing. Democrats call it a stunt designed to distract from damning testimony, and promise public hearings -- most likely next month.

Plus the President's impeachment strategy has two key elements: Smear the key witnesses, and pressure Republicans to stay in line. Human scum is the President's term for Republicans who disagree with him.

And on Capitol Hill -- a rare bipartisan moment of unity -- and a solemn farewell to Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Today's Panel: Vivian Salama with The Wall Street Journal, CNN's Jeff Zeleny, Heather Caygle with POLITICO, and Margaret Talev with Axios

Also on the Program: CNN's Manu Raju and Michael Warren via Knit

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #9: Friday, October 25, 2019: Trump Again Defends Phone Call with Ukraine's President

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The House impeachment inquiry reaches out to John Bolton for possible testimony. The President's former national security adviser reportedly called Rudy Giuliani a "hand grenade" and likened his meddling in foreign policy to a "drug deal."

President Trump again trashes the impeachment process and insists his phone call with Ukraine's President was "perfect" in a Q&A with reporters at the White House.

And an all hands on deck farewell for Congressman Elijah Cummings at today's Baltimore funeral. Among those there -- two former Presidents and the former Secretary of State.

Today's Panel: CNN's Abby Phillip, Paul Kane with The Washington Post, Jackie Kucinich with The Daily Beast, and Maggie Haberman with The New York Times.

Also on the Program: CNN's Manu Raju via Knit

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #10: Friday, April 12, 2019: Trump Considers Plan to Dump Migrants Into Sanctuary Cities

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White House officials downplay a report that President Trump personally pushed for dumping undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities-- then he Tweets that he's actually giving it strong consideration.

Plus, presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg isn't the only 2020 contender talking about his religious views.

And an exclusive interview: CNN's Dana Bash traveled with Vice President Mike Pence to the southern border, where he made the administration's case for how to deal with the humanitarian crisis there.

Today's Panel: CNN's Phil Mattingly, Seung Min Kim with The Washington Post, Michael Shear with The New York Times, and Elana Schor with the Associated Press.

Also on the Program: CNN's Evan Perez via Knit

Apr 12 2019

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Rank #11: Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Pompeo Accuses House Dems of Intimidation, Bullying

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Mike Pompeo today ignoring a question about his big role in the Trump impeachment inquiry. We know now the Secretary of State was on the call when the President asked Ukraine for election dirt. House Democrats want to know if Pompeo helped hide the transcript.

Plus, Bill Barr's global whodunit; The Attorney General wants to know if other governments helped in the early days of the Russia investigation. It is legitimate fact finding or another use of government resources to promote wild conspiracy theories?

Today's Panel: CNN's Nia Malika Henderson, Jonathan Martin with New York Times, POLITICO's Heather Caygle, Margaret Talev with Axios, and CNN Legal Analyst Shan Wu.

Also on the Program: CNN's Manu Raju, Clarissa Ward, and Evan Perez. via Knit

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #12: Sunday, October 13, 2019: Syria and Impeachment Consume Trump's Presidency

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Democrats are moving forward with their impeachment probe at light speed - interviewing a former U.S. ambassador at the heart of the Ukraine scandal and issuing a flurry of subpoenas last week - with multiple depositions planned in the days ahead.

Plus, two days to go until the CNN-New York Times Democratic Debate. Is Elizabeth Warren ready for the onslaught coming her way? And can Bernie Sanders reassure voters he's healthy enough to be president?

And as the situation in northern Syria deteriorates, some of President Trump's top allies in Congress are furious over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops - and leave America's Kurdish allies at the mercy of a rapidly expanding invasion by Turkey.

Nia-Malika Henderson in the anchor chair. Today's panel: Julie Pace of the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal's Tarini Parti, and Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post.

Plus live reporting on the ground in Syria from CNN's Nick Paton Walsh. via Knit

Oct 13 2019

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Rank #13: Sunday, April 14, 2019: Trump's Fire and Fury Over Immigration

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A week-long presidential rage about immigration includes a sweeping purge at the Department of Homeland Security, and now a threat to dump those apprehended illegally crossing the border in so-called sanctuary cities

Plus, the attorney general plans to release the Mueller Report this week. Democrats don't trust his promises of transparency and the president - clearly worried - is hoping to convince you not to believe it.

And a busy weekend for the 2020 Democrats: Bernie Sanders follows the Trump 2016 map, Cory Booker launches a national tour, and one of the field's early surprises - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg - makes his White House run official.

Today's panel: Eliana Johnson of Politico, CNN's Jeff Zeleny, and Toluse Olorunnipa and Karoun Demirjian of the Washington Post. via Knit

Apr 14 2019

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Rank #14: Sunday, September 22, 2019: New Poll Shows a Shifting 2020 Race in Iowa

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As 2020 Democrats flock to Iowa, a new CNN poll highlights a surge for Elizabeth Warren - and struggles for many of her competitors.

Plus, President Trump asks for foreign election help - pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his family. Democrats cry foul, but Trump says what he did was "totally appropriate."

And more troops head to the Middle East, as Washington and Tehran talk tough.

Today's panel: the AP's Julie Pace, Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur, and Seung Min Kim with the Washington Post. via Knit

Sep 22 2019

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Rank #15: Friday, November 22, 2019: President Trump Wants a Trial in Senate

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Decision time for Democrats: How many articles of impeachment will they draft, and how quickly will the case against the President move through the next critical steps?

Plus, who to watch most closely as congress takes a break and lawmakers spend time back home. So far there are no republicans who say they support impeachment, and GOP leaders predict a number of Democrats will join them in voting no.

And the President weighs in on the impeachment proceedings against him.
On today's Panel: CNN's Dana Bash, Jonathan Martin with The New York Times, Seung Min Kim with The Washington Post , Julie Pace with Associated Press, CNN's Katelyn Polantz and CNN's Evan Pérez
Also, on today's program: CNN's Manu Raju and CNN's Phil Mattingly via Knit

Nov 22 2019

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Rank #16: Wednesday, September 25, 2019: White House Releases the Transcript

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The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says President Trump "betrayed his oath of office and sacrificed our national security" after the White House releases a rough transcript of his July 25th conversation with the president of Ukraine. We break down all the aftermath with our panel: CNN's Jeff Zeleny and Nia-Malika Henderson, Karoun Demirjian with the Washington Post, and Margaret Talev with Axios. Also on today's show: CNN's Pamela Brown, Evan Perez, Manu Raju, and CNN Legal Analyst Michael Zeldin. via Knit

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #17: Sunday, September 15, 2019: U.S. Blames Iran for Strike on Saudi Oil

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New tensions between the Trump White House and Iran after a stunning attack on Saudi oil facilities. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, but the Trump administration is blaming Iran. CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh joins us with a report from Tehran and CNN's John Kirby provides analysis. Plus, the Democratic presidential race turns testy as summer gives way to fall. Julian Castro questioned Joe Biden's memory and Cory Booker suggested Biden could fumble away any chance of beating President Trump. Today's panel: Margaret Talev of Axios, CNN's Nia Malika Henderson, Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times, and Vice News' Shawna Thomas. via Knit

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #18: Tuesday, October 8, 2019: White House, State Dept. Block Key Witness Sondland From Testifying

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The White House at the last minute blocks testimony from a key impeachment witness. House Democrats call it is more evidence of obstruction and say subpoenas are on the way. The President calls the inquiry a kangaroo court .

Plus, the President invites Turkey's leader for a White House visit. It's another poke at his fellow Republicans who are furious with him for pulling U.S. troops from Syria.

And Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham promises Rudy Giuliani a spotlight on Capitol Hill to lay out his unproven allegations of corruption in Ukraine.

Today's Panel: Laura Barron Lopez and Heather Caygle with POLITICO, CNN's Jeff Zeleny, and Michael Bender with The Wall Street Journal.

Also on the Program: CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Manu Raju via Knit

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #19: Sunday, November 3, 2019: One Year Until Election Day

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History in the House as the impeachment fight enters a critical new phase.

Plus, a new star shines in Iowa - as a former bright light says goodbye to the 2020 race.

And with one year until Election Day, Democrats duke it out over health care - as President Trump hones his campaign message

Nia-Malika Henderson hosting. Today's panel: CNN's Jeff Zeleny, Rachael Bade with the Washington Post, Margaret Talev with Axios, and Time's Molly Ball via Knit

Nov 03 2019

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