Politically Sound

Politically Sound

Politically Sound

CATEGORY: News
The stakes of our political choices have never been higher, but with new headlines every hour it can be hard to separate the signal from the noise. On Politically Sound, we’re going to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ll explain the issues of the day, take a look back at how we got here, and draw a line ahead to what it all means. Hosted by David Chalian and Nia-Malika Henderson. 
  1. February 26, 2021
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    Delivering on the Promise of Racial Equity
    President Biden promised to deliver solutions to America’s centuries-old struggle for racial equity. But many are asking: can he achieve real change? As Black History Month draws to a close, Nia-Malika Henderso…
  2. February 19, 2021
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    Fixing a Broken Immigration System
    Decades of failed compromise and stalled deals in Washington have led to a broken immigration system with a tremendous human cost. With roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the US, and more i…
  3. February 12, 2021
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    Biden’s China Challenge
    As the Biden administrations aims to restore America’s global standing, managing the relationship with China will likely be their biggest challenge, but one that could also present new opportunities. In this ep…
  4. February 05, 2021
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    Uniting the Divided States of America
    The promise of unity and a return to normalcy were at the heart of President Biden’s pitch to the American people. But this push for unity is facing early tests, from passage of a Covid relief bill to the impea…
  5. January 29, 2021
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    Pandemic Policy vs. Reality
    President Biden has an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office and much of his success rides on getting a handle on the pandemic. In this episode, David Chalian digs deep on the implications of the Co…
  6. January 22, 2021
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    And Now the Work Begins
    Normalcy returns to Washington as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are sworn into office. But is a smooth inauguration a sign of things to come or is there a bumpy road ahead? In this episod…
  7. January 15, 2021
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    Ok, This is Truly Unprecedented
    The word “unprecedented” gets thrown around a lot these days. But how else do you describe a country still reeling from an attack on the Capitol building and impeaching the President for a second time while it…
  8. January 08, 2021
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    The Inevitable Insurrection
    The siege of the US Capitol by a Trump-supporting mob was four years in the making and completely preventable – yet still shocked the nation. In this episode, David Chalian and Nia-Malika Henderson are joined b…
  9. December 18, 2020
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    The Rise of Pandemic Politics
    Coronavirus dominated every aspect of life in 2020 including reshaping the political landscape. In this episode, David Chalian and Nia-Malika Henderson discuss how the pandemic changed politics this year and ho…
  10. December 11, 2020
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    An Insider's Guide to the Biden Transition
    Despite the President’s tantrums, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition marches on. In this episode, Nia-Malika Henderson is joined by former Obama Adviser and the host of CNN’s The Axe Files podcast, David Ax…
  11. December 04, 2020
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    Politics Over People
    For months, Congress has failed the American people. Millions are out of work and going hungry, and many of the relief programs they rely on will expire at the end of the year. In this episode, Dana Bash and Ab…
  12. November 20, 2020
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    One Nation, Completely Divided
    We knew America was divided ... but this election has shown us just how deep that division runs. In this episode, David Chalian and Dana Bash discuss the intensifying political divide in America, what it means…
  13. November 13, 2020
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    A Contentious Transition
    President Trump is trying to block the transition of power and his refusal to accept the election results poses a danger to the country. In this week's episode, Nia-Malika Henderson and David Chalian discuss th…
  14. November 07, 2020
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    We Have a Winner
    CNN can project that Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent Donald Trump. His running mate, Kamala Harris, has become the first w…
  15. November 06, 2020
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    We're Getting Closer
    Election night has stretched into election week, so Politically Sound is a little different. In this mini-episode, David Chalian explains what the possible paths to 270 electoral votes look like for each candid…
  16. November 05, 2020
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    Welcome to Election Week
    This isn't your typical episode of Politically Sound... but this hasn't been your typical election. In this mini-episode, Nia Malika Henderson gives you an update on where the things stand in the race for the P…
  17. October 30, 2020
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    What to Expect on Election Night
    November 3rd isn’t going to be like any election night you’ve ever seen. In this week's episode, Nia-Malika Henderson and David Chalian set your expectations for the biggest night in politics and walk you throu…
  18. October 23, 2020
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    The Road to 270
    It will take at least 270 electoral votes for a presidential candidate to win the election, and the race is almost certain to come down to a handful of battleground states. In this week's episode, Nia-Malika He…
  19. October 16, 2020
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    Don’t Forget Down-Ballot
    The next president isn't all that will be on the ticket - and on the line - on November 3rd. In this week's episode, Nia-Malika Henderson and David Chalian give the state of play of "down-ballot" races and dig…
  20. October 09, 2020
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    The Health Care Debate
    The health of the President has put the fight over health care front and center during this election. One week after announcing his coronavirus diagnosis, President Trump is promising Americans the same world c…

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