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Congress Down to the Wire
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The government funding bill made it through a key hurdle today, as Democrats try to push through the last pieces of their agenda before the GOP take over the House. We’re also listening to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress, and taking a closer look at what the Jan. 6 House Select Committee has shared – so far. CNN’s Zachary Wolf breaks down the latest from Capitol Hill, and how both sides of the aisle are handling the transition of power.

Dec 22, 2022

Zelensky’s Visit, Trump’s Tax Returns & More
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As the year winds down, it’s as busy as ever in Washington DC with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky making a surprise visit and Congress working to wrap up its to-do list. CNN’s Zachary Wolf breaks down everything from the latest on the omnibus, to former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. One thing lawmakers failed to do was address immigration, as the fate of a controversial border policy lies with the Supreme Court.

Dec 21, 2022

Breaking Down the Omnibus Bill
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The new omnibus bill dropped early this morning, and it’s a doozy. The bill is more than 4,000 pages and covers $1.7 trillion – but the clock is ticking to pass it before the end of the week. CNN’s Zachary Wolf breaks down all 12 appropriation bills, what made it in, and what got cut.

Dec 20, 2022

Jan. 6 Panel Criminally Refers Trump to DOJ
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The January 6 House select committee concluded its final public meeting by voting to refer criminal charges against former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department. CNN’s Zachary Wolf breaks down each crime the panel believes Trump committed, and new testimony the committee obtained.

Dec 19, 2022

Government Shutdown Averted (For Now)
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Congress avoided a government shutdown for at least another week, while lawmakers work to pass an omnibus spending bill. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains what else lawmakers accomplished and what’s still outstanding. Plus, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has a warning for his caucus and the two Democratic leaders in Congress get candid about 2024.

Dec 16, 2022

Do Voters Want a 2020 Rematch in 2024?
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With the midterms in the rear-view mirror, the 2024 presidential election is full speed ahead. CNN’s Kristen Holmes breaks down a new CNN poll gauging where voters are, how former President Donald Trump’s campaign is going, and what some Republicans are saying about Trump’s bid. Plus, President Joe Biden appears closer to announcing his 2024 plans.

Dec 15, 2022

Behind-the-Scenes of Omnibus Negotiations
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The hard work begins for lawmakers, as they start to write a spending bill that would fund the government for a full year. CNN’s Kristen Holmes explains how Congress got to this point, why a government shutdown isn’t likely, and why House Republicans want to do things differently. Plus, do most Republican voters want former President Donald Trump to be the 2024 GOP presidential nominee?

Dec 14, 2022

Lame Duck Congress Juggles Deadlines
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Congress faces many deadlines in the coming days, including one to keep the government functioning. CNN’s Kristen Holmes breaks down where lawmakers are at in negotiations for an omnibus spending bill, and where House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy stands in his quest to become speaker. Plus, the January 6 House select committee has a big week coming up.

Dec 13, 2022

New CNN Poll Shows Divided America
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A new CNN poll shows how extreme Americans view the political parties to be, and how confident they feel in the incoming GOP-led House. CNN’s Melanie Zanona explains the issues people expect Republicans to have positive and negative impacts on, as lawmakers scramble to avoid a government shutdown.

Dec 12, 2022

Sinema Switches & McCarthy Scrambles
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Senator Kyrsten Sinema is leaving the Democratic party and House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is trying to lock down enough votes to become speaker. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny explains what Sinema’s decision could mean for Senate Democrats – and how House Republicans are preparing for a speakership showdown.

Dec 9, 2022

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