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David Chalian on why the US shouldn’t count Democrats out yet in the 2022 midterms

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David Chalian on why the US shouldn’t count Democrats out yet in the 2022 midterms

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David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

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Ep. 499 — David Chalian

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Jul 21, 2022

When David Chalian was in first grade, he memorized the names of all the US presidents—in reverse chronological order. His interest in politics was second only to his love of theater. Chalian later found the intersection of his two passions as a journalist covering the larger-than-life characters and intricate storylines in politics. Now the political director at CNN, and host of the CNN Political Briefing podcast, Chalian joined David to talk about losing his father at a young age, how working for playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith inspired his career in political journalism, the challenges of covering the 2016 Trump campaign and presidency, and the political climate today—and what it means for Biden, Trump, and the 2022 midterms.

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David Chalian on why the US shouldn’t count Democrats out yet in the 2022 midterms – or Trump in 2024