Rank #1: Sunday, November 24, 2019: The Next Chapter in the Impeachment Fight
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
Rank #2: Monday, November 25, 2019: Navy Secretary Forced Out over SEAL Controversy
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
Rank #3: Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Trump Says He'd Love for Pompeo, Mulvaney, Others 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
Rank #4: Monday, September 9, 2019: Trump Scuttles Taliban Summit at Camp David
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.
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
Rank #5: Sunday, September 1, 2019: Hurricane Dorian and a Mass Shooting in West Texas
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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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
Rank #7: Wednesday, August 28,2019: Who Will Be the Top 10 for DNC Debate Night?
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
Rank #8: Thursday, October 24, 2019: Trump and Republicans on the Attack amid Damning Impeachment Testimony
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
Rank #9: Friday, October 25, 2019: Trump Again Defends Phone Call with Ukraine's President
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
Rank #10: Friday, April 12, 2019: Trump Considers Plan to Dump Migrants Into Sanctuary Cities
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
Rank #11: Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Pompeo Accuses House Dems of Intimidation, Bullying
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
Rank #12: Sunday, October 13, 2019: Syria and Impeachment Consume Trump's Presidency
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
Rank #13: Sunday, April 14, 2019: Trump's Fire and Fury Over Immigration
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
Rank #14: Sunday, September 22, 2019: New Poll Shows a Shifting 2020 Race in Iowa
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
Rank #15: Friday, November 22, 2019: President Trump Wants a Trial in Senate
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
Rank #16: Wednesday, September 25, 2019: White House Releases the Transcript
Sep 25 2019
Rank #17: Sunday, September 15, 2019: U.S. Blames Iran for Strike on Saudi Oil
Sep 15 2019
Rank #18: Tuesday, October 8, 2019: White House, State Dept. Block Key Witness Sondland From Testifying
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
Rank #19: Sunday, November 3, 2019: One Year Until Election Day
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