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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.




“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the battle for voting rights as senators debate federal legislation. Plus, fissures among the Supreme Court justices, the White House resets its communication strategy, Florida Governor DeSantis proposes an election-monitoring police agency, and the Jan. 6th committee issues a new batch of subpoenas. Joined by: Garrett Haake, Errin Haines, Sen. Jeff Merkley, Joyce Vance, Brian Fallon, Carol Lee, Nick Confessore, David Jolly, Ari Berman, state Sen. Audrey Gibson,...


“The band’s getting back together, but the really bad band”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the rising tide of hate in America amid the Texas synagogue standoff and the deadly subway attack against an Asian-American woman this weekend. Plus, Trump spreads covid misinformation, the Jan. 6th panel weighs subpoenaing their Republican colleagues, fake electors’ attempts to overturn the 2020 election, Russia and Ukraine teeter on the brink of war, and omicron cases continue to rise nationally. Joined by: Jonathan Greenblatt, Rev. Al Sharpton, Claire McCaskill,...


“And that ladies and gentleman is the whole ballgame”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new audio of Rep. McCarthy where he says Trump admitted some responsibility for the Capitol attack. Plus, the Oath Keepers leader makes an appearance in court, Biden takes action to revive his stalled agenda, the ongoing fight for voting rights, how other nations are viewing American democracy, students walk out of schools in protest of in-person learning conditions, and Australia revokes Novak Djokovic’s visa. Joined by: Rep. Madeleine Dean, Betsy Woodruff Swan,...


“A false house of cards of conspiracies”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the arrest of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes. Plus, the Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate, the White House pushes for voting rights legislation, Trump’s grip on the GOP remains strong, McCarthy refuses to cooperate with the Jan. 6th panel, Trump loyalists lay the groundwork to control elections, and signs the omicron wave may be to flattening. Joined by: Katie Benner, Daniel Goldman, Jackie Alemany, Mike Memoli, David Jolly, Jason Johnson, Rep. Zoe...


"These untruths become true"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee’s request for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily come forward with information. Plus, the committee attempts to debunk far-right conspiracies, new developments in the Matt Gaetz investigation, Trump maintains his Big Lie, schools grapple with rising covid cases, Australian authorities weigh deporting tennis star Novak Djokovic, the Senate prepares to vote on the Freedom to Vote Act, and Florida Republicans’ new abortion...


“You can't ask a firefighter to cooperate and make peace with an arsonist”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the president and vice president delivering speeches on the need to protect voting rights. Plus, the growing tension between former vice president Pence and the 1/6 committee and Dr. Fauci calls out a Republican senator for attacking him. Joined by: Nick Corasaniti, Claire McCaskill, Michael Steele, Symone Sanders, Marc Elias, Jaime Harrison, Ari Berman, Donna Edwards, Michael Schmidt, Betsy Woodruff Swan, and Clint Watts


“Every tool at their disposal”

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses a Republican saying he won’t cooperate with the January 6th select committee. Plus, Biden and Democrats make a big push on voting rights, a judge rules tennis star Novak Djokovic can remain in Australia, the U.S. and Russia hold high-stakes talks over Ukraine, the influence Fox News hosts had on the Trump White House, covid cases continue to surge, and former Trump staffers plot to stop their former boss from returning to office. Joined by:...


“There are ways to stop this madness”

Nicolle Wallace discusses a Republican senator walking back his characterization of January 6th as a ‘violent terrorist attack.’ Plus, the pressure on Attorney General Garland to hold Trump accountable, examining extremism one year after the insurrection, members of the former vice president’s team are cooperating with the select committee, the officials who stood up to the Big Lie, the Supreme Court hears challenges to Biden’s vaccine mandate, and Biden calls for a new covid normal. Joined...


“We still have time but the clock is clicking closer and closer to midnight”

A special edition of Deadline: White House marks the one-year anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol . Joined by: Rep. Joe Neguse, Claire McCaskill, John Heilemann, Donell Harvin, Frank Figliuzzi, Garrett Haake, Rep. Jason Crow, Luke Broadwater, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Daniel Goldman, Eddie Glaude, Donna Edwards, and Marc Elias


“We’ve never been in this space before”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Congressman Jamie Raskin’s new book on his son’s death and January 6th happening within days of each other. Plus, the Biden administration steps up efforts to prevent a repeat of 1/6, the select committee is considering televised primetime hearings, Attorney General Garland speaks about the DOJ’s 1/6 investigation, how close we came to a constitutional crisis, and predictions that the GOP will move to impeach Biden if they retake the House. Joined by: Rep. Jamie...


“This is an astonishing suggestion”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee entering its more public phase. Plus, reporting on extremists taking on a more local strategy, the attorney general is set to speak on the Justice Department’s January 6th probe, a snowstorm in Virginia traps drivers overnight, the 1/6 committee asks for Sean Hannity’s cooperation, and the role Facebook played in spreading election lies. Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Ben Collins, Neal Katyal, Josh Lederman, Rep....


“There’s always more”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the newly revealed evidence in the January 6th probe focusing on Trump’s conduct. Plus, Democrats use the January 6th anniversary to push for voting rights, the government aims to make booster shots available to more Americans, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is kicked off Twitter, how the return of Trump to the White House could spell the end of democracy, Trump endorses a right-wing autocrat in Hungary, and schools across the country reopen amid a covid...


“This cow’s already left the barn”

Nicolle Wallace discusses findings that covid vaccine complications among children are extremely rare. Plus, President Biden holds a high-stakes call with Vladimir Putin, the January 6th committee says a subpoena for Rep. McCarthy is not out of the question, the Pentagon’s push to stamp out extremism, the GOP assault on democracy shows no signs of slowing in 2022, Republicans’ latest front in their war on education, what to expect from the Supreme Court, and recognizing the achievements in...


“Only a net-plus”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the death of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Plus, the number of covid cases in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic reaches 53 million, a former Trump adviser reveals his plan to overturn the election, a right-wing radio host’s attempt to catapult Trump back into office, Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty on 5 of 6 charges, remembering football coach and broadcaster John Madden, and hospitals are getting overwhelmed by unvaccinated covid...


"They do need to tread cautiously here”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the CDC updating isolation guidelines for people who test positive for Covid-19. Plus, the January 6th committee plans to begin a more public phase of its investigation, allegations of election fraud in Georgia are debunked again, an officer who defended the Capitol on 1/6 calls for accountability, how civility in politics has reached new lows, a senator so far down the conspiracy rabbit hole forgets how a democracy works, and the U.S. and Russia are set to begin...


“Everybody settle in”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee focusing on Trump’s silence during the Capitol attack. Plus, the surge of omicron cases amid the holidays, a parent uses a right-wing slur during a call with the president, Vice President Harris sounds the alarm on voting rights, the impact of covid misinformation, Dr. Oz’s senate campaign is under scrutiny, Georgia election workers sue One America News and Rudy Giuliani, and college bowl games are canceled due to covid. Joined by: Luke...


“The guilty dog barks the loudest”

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the jury finding former officer Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death. Plus, covid cases surge across the U.S., Biden says he plans to run for reelection in 2024 and that he backs a filibuster ‘exception’ for voting rights, the need to hold those responsible for 1/6 to account, the Supreme Court set to hold a special hearing on Biden’s vaccine mandates, and what to expect from the next covid mutation. Joined by:...


"Not exactly a match made in heaven"

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the January 6th committee requesting information from Congressman Jim Jordan. Plus, a famous screenwriter on his latest project and the latest headlines, the FDA authorizes the first oral antiviral treatment for covid, Sen. Manchin speaks with Senate Democrats on Build Back Better, Trump is under increasing pressure by New York's attorney general, Biden confirms more judges than Trump did in his first year, and heightened fears of Omicron...


"The political tectonic plates are shifting"

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Biden making an address on the spread of the Omicron variant. Plus, the president and Sen. Manchin agree to continue negotiations on Build Back Better, Kyle Rittenhouse is cheered at a right-wing conference, Congressman Scott Perry says he will not comply with the 1/6 select committee, the Pentagon updates personnel policies to address extremism, a report that says the wave of restrictive voting legislation will continue into 2022, and...


“If not now, when?”

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses covid cases and hospitalizations spiking ahead of the holidays. Plus, Senator Manchin says he cannot support Biden’s Build Back Better bill, Schumer vows to bring up voting rights legislation in the new year, three retired army generals warn of another insurrection, the Omicron surge puts Red America at risk, the 1/6 committee plods ahead, the story of a woman who died on January 6th, and a look at Chicago’s battle with covid and...