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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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Massive earthquake kills thousands in Turkey and Syria CNN Inside Politics
As today's show begins the death toll from today's 7.8 earthquake had exceeded 2,000 in Turkey and Syria, and fears were that more would die waiting for rescues that won't happen in time.  Plus: American investigators search the wreckage of that Chinese balloon, puntuating a tense moment between Washington and Beijing. 
And: President Biden enters tomorrow's State of the Union with plans to spotlight his accomplishments but he does so with many Americans in a sour mood about his leadership, his management of the economy and his plan to wrangle inflation.
Feb 6, 2023
Shot down! CNN Inside Politics
The US destroys the suspected Chinese spy balloon that triggered a diplomatic crisis. What's the fallout for the critical US relationship with China?  Plus: The president gears up for reelection and trumpets a blockbuster jobs report. But can Biden convince voters the economy is back on track?  And: Donald Trump unloads on his would-be primary rivals. As the 2024 field takes shape, are they ready for the attacks coming their way?
Feb 5, 2023
A giant spy drama in the sky CNN Inside Politics
Today's episode begins just as a Pentagon briefing on the Chinese balloon situation gets underway. The Chinese claim it's a weather research airship which was blown off course. The US suspects it was spying. What will the White House do about this thorny situation? We speak with a man uniquely qualified to answer that question, former defense secretary, secretary of state, and former CIA director Leon Panetta.
Feb 3, 2023
House ousts Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs committee CNN Inside Politics
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose past comments on Israel have been deemed by many as antisemitic, was kicked off the powerful House Foreign Affairs committee today in a move described as unfair and un-American. Today's show begins as Omar is concluding a fiery, defiant speech in the chamber just before the vote.
Feb 2, 2023
FBI searches Joe Biden's vacation home CNN Inside Politics
As this episode began, the FBI was searching Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach, Delaware vacation home. Plus: Kevin McCarthy was preparing to finally sit down with the president at the White House for the first time as House speaker. And: Nikki Haley is ready to join Donald Trump as announced presidential candidates for 2024.
Feb 1, 2023
The Biden 2024 plan takes shape CNN Inside Politics
The president will tour through what he calls "America reborn," circling infrastructure as a major selling point and the new Republican majority as a big target. Plus: Two cities, two grand juries, two giant legal developments in the investigations of Donald Trump. And: After two more Memphis police officers were relieved of duty, along with three EMTs, Tyre Nichols' family wants to know what took so long and what else the city might be hiding. >>>
Jan 31, 2023
Another Memphis officer relieved of duty CNN Inside Politics
A sixth officer has been put on administrative leave from the Memphis police force following the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols as communities look again at what can be done to change the way cops police. Plus: President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy plan to meet with the debt ceiling stalemate showing zero signs of ending. And: The US secretary of state is in Israel amid a string of death and destruction.
Jan 30, 2023
An American tragedy CNN Inside Politics
Following the brutal killing of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols at the hands of law enforcement, his family’s attorney calls the Memphis police firings the “Blueprint” for the response, and President Biden pushes for the George Floyd Police Reform Act.Plus, Donald Trump sticks to a familiar script in his first 2024 campaign stops – but will it be enough to jump start his flagging third bid for the White House?And, revelations raise fresh questions as to who funded Rep. George Santos' campaign after he ...Show morerefuses to confirm the source of a $500k loan.Next up, Biden names his next White House chief of staff. We give you the lowdown on Jeff Zients.Finally, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel wins her fourth term, and asks for unity amid a call from Governor DeSantis for “New blood” in the Committee.On today’s panel: Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Wesley Lowery, NPR White House Correspondent Asma Khalid, The New York Time’s Astead Herndon, Politico’s Alex Burns, and CNN Political Director David Chalian.
Jan 29, 2023
Inside Politics update for January 27, 2023 CNN Inside Politics
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Jan 27, 2023
Criminal charges expected in Tyre Nichols case CNN Inside Politics
A source close to the investigation into the beating and death of 29-year-old Black motorist Tyre Nichols tells CNN the DA will announce criminal charges today. In fact, a lawyer for one of the officers says his client has already been indicted and has surrendered. Plus: New data released today show the economy growing faster than expected, suggesting a recession is not inevitable. And: A brand new CNN poll shows Americans think leaders in Washington -- especially House Republicans -- are out of touch.
Jan 26, 2023
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