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Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.

Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.





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Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.




“Like a bottomless pit these days”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden turning his focus to stabilizing the economy amid the pandemic. Plus, Speaker Pelosi will send the article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, new concerns about the shortages of covid vaccines, how Trump’s presidency has impacted his business, Republicans' shocking response to Biden's denunciation of racism and white supremacy, and what the early days of Biden’s presidency tells us about him as leader. Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Reverend Al Sharpton,...


"We can never forget"

Nicolle Wallace reacts out of the Biden administration's second press briefing. Plus, the need for accountability when it comes to the Capitol insurrection and former presidents pledge their support for Joe Biden. Joined by: Dr. Kavita Patel, Philip Rucker, David Plouffe, Donna Edwards, Michael Steele, Elizabeth Neumann, and David Jolly NOTE: This episode is shorter because of the WH press briefing


"Oh what a beautiful step"

Nicolle Wallace and Brian Williams anchor special coverage of President-elect Joe Biden traveling to Washington D.C. ahead of his inauguration and holding a Covid memorial for the over 400,000 lives lost to the virus. Joined by: Kristen Welker, Chris Jansing, Phil Rucker, Claire McCaskill, Donna Edwards, Devlin Barrett, Peter Baker, Eddie Glaude, and Dr. Kavita Patel


"A dramatic departure from what we usually expect to see"

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the abnormal circumstances under which Biden’s inauguration is taking place. Plus, how the Department of Homeland Security was unprepared for the rise in right-wing extremism, what Biden plans to do in his first days in office, Trump’s plan to head to Florida on Wednesday, rioters saying they were at the Capitol because Trump told them to be, the decrease in disinformation on social media now that Trump has been suspended, and cases of...


"Don't let the door hit you on the rear on your way out"

Jason Johnson, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses President-elect Biden's clear and honest approach to handling covid. Plus, Washington D.C. braces for more potential violence with the inauguration just days away, Republicans prepare for a post-Trump world, and the challenges ahead for Democrats. Joined by: Dr. Kavita Patel, Ali Vitali, Mara Gay, Kurt Bardella, Jake Sherman, Matt Zapatosky, Rick Wilson, Phil Rucker, Juanita Tolliver, and Reverend Al Sharpton


"The fog of chaos"

Nicolle Wallace discusses Democrats demanding an investigation into whether Republican lawmakers aided the Capitol rioters. Plus, Trump is increasingly isolated in the White House, Biden's focus on getting his national security picks confirmed, the issues with vaccine distribution, what's next in the impeachment process, the FBI's investigation into the rioters, and what states need from the federal government to help with their covid response. Joined by: Anna Palmer, Peter Strzok,...


"Has his nose up against so many windows”

Nicolle Wallace discusses reporting that finds the FBI was warned before the deadly riot at the Capitol. Plus, the latest developments in the House's move to impeach Trump for a second time, businesses try to distance themselves from the Trump brand, the latest on the Justice Department's investigation into the riot, reporting on Trump's behavior as his supporters stormed the Capitol, the need to root out disinformation, state capitols ramp up their security, and the latest in the vaccine...


"Zombie-like servitude”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the House introducing an article of impeachment against Trump. Plus, the FBI warns of continued threats across all 50 states, Biden's vaccine rollout plan, congressmen and women hiding during the lockdown could have possibly been exposed to Covid-19, businesses suspend donating to politicians after the Capitol riot, whether Trump can be legally pursued for inciting the Capitol siege, and coronavirus continues to surge across the country. Joined by: Claire...


"Hoping that he doesn't call"

Nicolle Wallace discusses Democrats drafting an article of impeachment against Donald Trump for inciting insurrection. Plus, a U.S. Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained in the riot, the racial double standard revealed by the insurrection, the members of the GOP that enabled Trump, new national security concerns following the riot at the Capitol, and the daily death toll from coronavirus tops 4,000 for the first time. Joined by: Ashley Parker, Heidi Przybyla, Tim Miller, Rep....


"It just fills me up with incredible hope"

Nicolle Wallace discusses a nation on edge after the breach of the Capitol by the mob of Trump supporters. Plus, calls for invoking the 25th amendment grow among members of Congress, a look at the unpreparedness of the Capitol Police, Joe Biden announces his Justice Department team, the spread of disinformation, and how the rest of the world is viewing yesterday's events. Joined by: Donna Edwards, Alexi McCammond, Ashley Parker, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Miles Taylor, John Brennan, Robert Gibbs,...


"We're entering into uncharted territory"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Georgia senate runoff elections taking place today. Plus, Trump pressures Pence to choose him over the Constitution, Kenosha's district attorney announces no charges will be filed against law enforcement involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake, how the rest of the world views Trump's attacks against democracy, and a record number of Americans are hospitalized with covid. Joined by: Greg Bluestein, Cornell Belcher, Yamiche Alcindor, Reverend Al Sharpton, Paul...


“It will make you want to throw up”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State to overturn election results in an hour-long call. Plus, whether Trump committed a crime while on that call, Biden and Trump make final appearances in Georgia ahead of the runoff elections, a dozen Republican senators say they will fight the certification of the Electoral College, the mayor of DC urges her residents to not engage with the protestors set to come to the city this week, and the more contagious...


"A topsy-turvy crescendo"

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump and Biden set to hold competing rallies in Georgia next week ahead of the Senate runoffs. Plus, Trump blames the states for a slow rollout of the covid vaccine, the Louisville police moves to fire two officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Republican senator says he will challenge Congress’s certification of the Electoral College, prosecutors ramp up the criminal investigation into Trump's business, and the long-term effects of covid. Joined...


"Both critically important and just the beginning"

Jason Johnson and Jonathan Capehart, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss President-elect Biden addressing the coronavirus pandemic and the slow pace of vaccinations. Plus, Trump is nearly AWOL during the deadliest month of the pandemic, the fate of the $2,000 covid relief checks now lies with the Senate, a look back on the Black Lives Matter movement this year, delivering the vaccine to long-term care facilities, one week to go until the Georgia senate runoffs, and a new infectious variant of...


"Captive by a charismatic conman"

Jason Johnson and Jonathan Capehart, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss Trump signing the covid relief bill he’s threatened to veto for days - ending a crisis of his own making. Plus, President-elect Joe Biden shows how he will lead in moments of crisis, the latest in Georgia with just eight days to go until the runoff elections, an update on the bombing in Nashville that took place on Christmas Day, airports see a record number of travelers since the pandemic started, and how Biden is...


“I can’t even think of an analogy here, it’s just such bizarre behavior”

Alicia Menendez, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Donald Trump throwing the $900B covid relief bill into chaos. Plus, Trump pardons former GOP allies, war criminals and two charged in Mueller’s probe, Biden’s nomination of Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary, the U.S. gets another big delivery of covid vaccines, California’s governor appoints the first Latino senator from that state to fill Kamala Harris’s seat when she becomes vice president, a nonprofit that helps migrant families cope...


"We're in both a bizarre and precarious moment"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the long list of crises Trump is leaving for Biden. Plus, the president-elect stresses the need to work with both sides of the aisle, the federal probe into Rudy Giuliani intensifies, warnings a new strain of covid could be 70% more transmissible, Trump takes aim at some of his most loyal allies, Chris Christie’s battle with covid, more details into the depth of the Russian cyberhack are revealed, and the toll the pandemic is taking on our mental health. Joined by:...


"More chapters in this book before it’s over”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump downplaying the cyber-hack’s links to Russia, Joe Biden gets the covid vaccine, voting machine companies threaten to sue conservative media outlets for defamation, members of Congress also get the vaccine, Trump escalates his efforts to cling to power, Vice President-elect Harris campaigns in Georgia, and the U.K. experiences a more infectious strain of coronavirus. Joined by: Peter Strozk, Jonathan Lemire, Phil Rucker, Hans Nichols, Ben Smith, Donna...


“Waving goodbye to fantasy island”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration hampering the vaccine rollout. Plus, the Pentagon says it’s taking a break from working with the Biden transition team, reports that Trump will leave the presidency with a large sum of cash, how the Bidens will be a more relatable first family, the latest on the severity of the suspected Russian cyberattack, tens of thousands of new voters register in Georgia ahead of the Senate runoffs, and Trump supporters suggest more insane ways for him...


“The first day of the rest of our lives”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump and the White House promoting herd immunity to combat coronavirus. Plus, disinformation on the coronavirus vaccine, the GOP forgoes the tradition of a party post-mortem after an election loss, the considerations Joe Biden has to make when choosing his attorney general, new reporting on the scope of the Russian hack, a second coronavirus vaccine is recommended for emergency use approval by the FDA, and the rejections that keep piling up for Donald...