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Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks about the future of the House GOP after being elected House minority leader.”},{“title”:”Kevin McCarthy elected House minority leader”,”duration”:”00:51″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/kevin-mccarthy-elected-house-minority-leader-zeleny-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/kevin-mccarthy-elected-house-minority-leader-zeleny-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517183035-kevin-mccarthy-0315-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/kevin-mccarthy-elected-house-minority-leader-zeleny-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected House minority leader, according to members of Congress in the closed-door meeting where the elections took place. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected House minority leader, according to members of Congress in the closed-door meeting where the elections took place. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports.”},{“title”:”Who is potential Kelly replacement Nick Ayers?”,”duration”:”02:21″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/nick-ayers-potential-john-kelly-replacement-brooke-baldwin-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/nick-ayers-potential-john-kelly-replacement-brooke-baldwin-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180629140014-03-nick-ayers-lead-image-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/nick-ayers-potential-john-kelly-replacement-brooke-baldwin-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”President Trump has been discussing a handful of replacements for several senior positions in his administration, including White House chief of staff John Kelly. Sources say that Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, is in the running to replace Kelly.”,”descriptionText”:”President Trump has been discussing a handful of replacements for several senior positions in his administration, including White House chief of staff John Kelly. Sources say that Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, is in the running to replace Kelly.”},{“title”:”Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles”,”duration”:”02:42″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-arrest-domestic-violence-mj-lee-ebof-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-arrest-domestic-violence-mj-lee-ebof-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181114175116-michael-avenatti-file-1010-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/michael-avenatti-arrest-domestic-violence-mj-lee-ebof-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Attorney Michael Avenatti has been placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic violence and was being booked, according to Los Angeles police. CNN’s MJ Lee reports. “,”descriptionText”:”Attorney Michael Avenatti has been placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic violence and was being booked, according to Los Angeles police. CNN’s MJ Lee reports. “},{“title”:”Avenatti: I am not going to be intimidated”,”duration”:”01:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/15/michael-avenatti-domestic-violence-arrest-response-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/15/michael-avenatti-domestic-violence-arrest-response-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181114205037-michael-avenatti-domestic-violence-arrest-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/15/michael-avenatti-domestic-violence-arrest-response-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Attorney Michael Avenatti said he has \”been an advocate for women’s rights his whole life,\” after he was released from police custody following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.”,”descriptionText”:”Attorney Michael Avenatti said he has \”been an advocate for women’s rights his whole life,\” after he was released from police custody following his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.”},{“title”:”Whitaker to local police: We have your back”,”duration”:”00:50″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/matthew-whitaker-trump-law-and-order-administration-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/matthew-whitaker-trump-law-and-order-administration-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181114120244-matthew-whitaker-11-14-2018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/matthew-whitaker-trump-law-and-order-administration-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to Iowa law enforcement officials on efforts to combat violent crime and the opioid crisis. “,”descriptionText”:”Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to Iowa law enforcement officials on efforts to combat violent crime and the opioid crisis. “},{“title”:”Trump argues he can limit journalists’ WH access”,”duration”:”03:01″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2018/11/14/trump-doj-response-cnn-lawsuit-stelter-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2018/11/14/trump-doj-response-cnn-lawsuit-stelter-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181103140846-03-trump-midterms-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2018/11/14/trump-doj-response-cnn-lawsuit-stelter-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The Justice Department responded to CNN’s lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta’s press pass, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can’t pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it.”,”descriptionText”:”The Justice Department responded to CNN’s lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta’s press pass, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can’t pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it.”},{“title”:”Michelle Obama starts book tour with Oprah”,”duration”:”02:01″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/michelle-obama-oprah-winfrey-book-interview-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/michelle-obama-oprah-winfrey-book-interview-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181113235015-michelle-obama-oprah-winfrey-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/michelle-obama-oprah-winfrey-book-interview-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke with Oprah Winfrey to promote her new book and talk about several topics, including how she felt about leaving the White House.”,”descriptionText”:”Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke with Oprah Winfrey to promote her new book and talk about several topics, including how she felt about leaving the White House.”},{“title”:”Losing GOP incumbent: Trump needs to check ego”,”duration”:”01:49″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/rep-carlos-curbelo-gop-incumbent-lost-reelection-trump-response-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/rep-carlos-curbelo-gop-incumbent-lost-reelection-trump-response-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181113225856-rep-carlos-curbelo-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/rep-carlos-curbelo-gop-incumbent-lost-reelection-trump-response-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) says President Trump was not helpful during the 2018 midterm elections, responding to Trump’s claim that he lost his re-election bid because he did not embrace Trump’s agenda.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) says President Trump was not helpful during the 2018 midterm elections, responding to Trump’s claim that he lost his re-election bid because he did not embrace Trump’s agenda.”},{“title”:”Embattled Florida election official speaks out”,”duration”:”02:25″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/brenda-snipes-broward-county-elections-sot-vpx-cpt.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/brenda-snipes-broward-county-elections-sot-vpx-cpt.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181113214237-brenda-snipes-11-13-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/brenda-snipes-broward-county-elections-sot-vpx-cpt.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Brenda Snipes, the embattled Broward County elections supervisor, responds to Republicans in Florida and nationally who are trying to paint the statewide recount as a Democratic effort to steal the election.”,”descriptionText”:”Brenda Snipes, the embattled Broward County elections supervisor, responds to Republicans in Florida and nationally who are trying to paint the statewide recount as a Democratic effort to steal the election.”},{“title”:”Meet the only woman to give birth 3 times while serving in Congress “,”duration”:”06:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/14/badass-women-of-washington-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-dana-bash-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/14/badass-women-of-washington-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-dana-bash-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181113192025-badass-women-of-washington-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-03-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/14/badass-women-of-washington-cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-dana-bash-orig.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”After starting her congressional career at the age of 35, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers made history, but not before her life took some unexpected turns.”,”descriptionText”:”After starting her congressional career at the age of 35, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers made history, but not before her life took some unexpected turns.”},{“title”:”Late-night hosts dissect Trump’s Putin grin “,”duration”:”01:38″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2018/11/13/late-night-trump-putin-paris-greeting-orig-vstan-emg.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2018/11/13/late-night-trump-putin-paris-greeting-orig-vstan-emg.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181113030556-trump-macron-merkel-greet-putin-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2018/11/13/late-night-trump-putin-paris-greeting-orig-vstan-emg.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Late-night comedians reacted to a photo of President Trump grinning as Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.”,”descriptionText”:”Late-night comedians reacted to a photo of President Trump grinning as Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.”},{“title”:”WH aide to exit after Melania pushed for ouster”,”duration”:”01:35″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/13/melania-trump-white-house-deputy-national-security-adviser-mira-ricardel-zeleny-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/13/melania-trump-white-house-deputy-national-security-adviser-mira-ricardel-zeleny-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181113144517-02-mira-ricardel-lead-image-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/13/melania-trump-white-house-deputy-national-security-adviser-mira-ricardel-zeleny-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s \u003ca href=\”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jeff-zeleny-profile\” target=\”_blank\”>Jeff Zeleny\u003c/a> reports that the White House will fire deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, according to a White House official. 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It was not immediately clear when she would officially make her exit.”},{“title”:”WaPo writer: Does anyone love military less?”,”duration”:”02:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/11/13/trump-military-karen-tumulty-brooke-baldwin-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/11/13/trump-military-karen-tumulty-brooke-baldwin-sot-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181109125605-trump-speaks-to-press-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/11/13/trump-military-karen-tumulty-brooke-baldwin-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty says President Donald Trump has a pattern of disrespecting the military. 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American intelligence officials believe it is a reference to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince.”,”descriptionText”:”The New York Times reports that people familiar with an audio recording of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi say it contains an instruction to \”tell your boss\” that the mission was complete. 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