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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.

Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.




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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.




Day 1,370: Trump's been saying the nation is 'rounding the turn' on Covid-19 for 47 days

At yet another packed rally in a state where Covid-19 cases are increasing, the president said the nation is 'rounding the turn' on the pandemic. But he's been saying that since early September. We look at that and preview the final presidential debate with Philip Rucker, Kimberly Atkins, Robert Costa, Michael Steele, Steve Schmidt, and Diana Berrent.


Day 1,369: Trump slams Biden for listening to Fauci who works for Trump

The president went after Biden for heeding the Covid-19 guidance of scientists like Tony Fauci while also slamming Fauci during a campaign call as Team Biden campaigns hard to try to win more votes in Florida. We discuss that, new announced rule changes to the final debate, and much more with Ashley Parker, Shannon Pettypiece, Mara Gay, Tim Miller, Robert Gibbs, and Laurie Garrett.


Day 1,365: Combative Trump and measured Biden at dueling town halls

Trump pushed conspiracy theories and falsehoods in a town hall with NBC News while a deliberate Biden spoke to voters' concerns even staying after the event was over to talk with those who didn't get to ask questions. We discuss all that and more with Bob Woodward, Philip Rucker, Errin Haines, Eugene Robinson, Dr. Vin Gupta, and Jo Ling Kent.


Day 1,364: Trump's latest rally broke all kinds of local Covid-19 guidelines

While Joe Biden kept his campaign events virtual on Wednesday, the president held another packed in-person rally in Des Moines as Covid-19 cases are spiking across Iowa. The rally violated guidelines set by local officials and Trump's own White House task force. We discuss that and much more with Jill Colvin, Robert Costa, Mara Gay, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Al Franken, and Steve Kornacki.


Day 1,363: Biden sets his sight on Florida while Trump holds rallies like there's no pandemic

Biden took his socially distanced campaign to Florida while Trump held another packed rally with very few face masks in Pennsylvania as Democratic senators on Capitol Hill grilled Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Susan Page, Neal Katyal, Priscilla Thompson, Jason Johnson, Michael Steele, and Dr. Stephen Sample.


Day 1,362: Biden blasts 'reckless' Trump as president holds another packed rally

Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden blasted the president for holding a packed rally in Florida while the president's Covid-19 status is still in question. Plus, long lines plague the first day of in-person early voting in Georgia. We discuss that and much more with Robert Costa, Sam Stein, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Hope Ford, James Carville, and A.B. Stoddard.


Day 1,359: Trump plans White House event as next debate with Biden is nixed

Joe Biden took his socially-distanced campaign on the road to Nevada as Trump spent his day airing his grievances on right-wing radio and saying the experimental drugs he's taken has "cured" him of Covid-19. Meanwhile, Trump is planning a White House 'Law & Order' event on Saturday and an in-person rally in Florida on Monday as the plans for the next Biden-Trump debate fall apart. We discuss that and more with Susan Page, Peter Baker, Dr. Kavita Patel, Andrew Weissmann, Baratunde Thurson,...


Day 1,358: Trump spreads dangerous Covid-19 falsehoods while politicizing diagnosis

While medical experts say the president should remain in quarantine for about 20 days, Trump says he's cured and wants to start holding rallies again. Meanwhile, Biden hits Trump for his rhetoric in the wake of an alleged militia plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan who's been critical of the president. We discuss that and more with Anita Kumar, Alexi McCammond, Frank Figliuzzi, Barbara McQuade, John Brennan, and Dr. Vin Gupta.


Day 1,357: Covid-19 takes center stage at contentious Harris-Pence debate

While the candidates debate health care, the Supreme Court, the economy and more - the nationwide Covid-19 pandemic and the White House outbreak took up much of the focus at a combative debate between the vice presidential nominees. Pete Buttigieg, Claire McCaskill, Lawrence O'Donnell, Eugene Robinson, James Carville, David Plouffe, Mike Murphy, Karine Jean-Pierre, Errin Haines, Robert Gibbs, Robert Costa, Alicia Menendez, and Dr. Irwin Redlener all join to discuss.


Day 1,356: Covid-infected Trump goes on attack while Biden calls for unity

Back in the White House residence and back on Twitter, the president spent much of Tuesday attacking his critics on Twitter while Joe Biden called for unity in a speech at the historic Civil War battleground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Joining the show are Jonathan Lemire, Ashley Parker, Mercedes Carnethon, Dr. Rob Davidson, Jason Johnson, David Plouffe, and Jonathan Alter.


Day 1,355: Trump returns to White House infected with COVID-19

Upon returning to the White House Pres. Trump removed his mask and filmed a campaign video. In the video he tells Americans, "Don't let COVID dominate you, don't be afraid of it." Philip Rucker, Mara Gay, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Steve Schmidt, Robert Gibbs, and Michael Osterholm all join.


Introducing Kamala: Next in Line

As a bonus for 11th Hour listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Kamala: Next in Line, a six-part podcast from MSNBC and Wondery that goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Senator Kamala Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard University, and California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. Hosted by MSNBC's Joy Reid, the show...


Day 1,352: More people close to Trump contract Covid-19 including his campaign boss

The president was hospitalized on Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center due to his Covid-19 diagnosis. Plus, a growing number of people close to the president - including his campaign manager and two Republican senators - have also announced they tested positive for the virus. We discuss that and more with Dr. Vin Gupta, Robert Costa, Annie Karni, Jonathan Karl, Michael Moore, and Jon Meacham.


Day 1,351: Trump says he's tested positive for the coronavirus

After news broke that White House aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus, the president announced after midnight on the East Coast that he and the First Lady had also tested positive for the virus. We speak to our medical experts and the NBC News White House team about what this consequential news means with just over 30 days until the election.


Day 1,350: GOP faces tough questions as Biden hits Trump for chaotic debate

Biden spent the day after his first debate with Trump condemning the incumbent president as Republicans in Washington faced some tough questions about the chaotic debate where he refused to denounce white supremacists. We discuss that and much more with Alexi McCammond, Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Jonathan Greenblatt, Baratunde Thurston, Frank Figliuzzi, and Dr. Irwin Redlener.


Day 1,349: Trump goes angry and personal against Biden in dark debate

A clearly flustered Joe Biden called the president and clown and told him to 'shup up' as Trump attacked Biden's record, his son, his party, and threw more lies at the Democratic nominee than fact-checkers could count running roughshod over debate moderator Chris Wallace. Trump also refused to denounce white supremacists during the debate. We discuss it with Biden's running mate Kamala Harris, plus Claire McCaskill, Lawrence O'Donnell, Eugene Robinson, James Carville, David Plouffe, Mike...


Day 1,348: NYT details damning Trump business woes just before first debate

Just hours before the president's first debate with Joe Biden, The New York Times reveals records show Trump's finances are in disarray and he has spent years avoiding income taxes. We also look at the latest on COVID-19, a vaccine already being administered in China, and much more. We're joined by Michael Schmidt, Andrea Bernstein, Philip Rucker, Neal Katyal, Jason Johnson, A.B. Stoddard, and Mercedes Carnethon.


Day 1,345: Biden hits Trump as a 'liar' as Trump is poised to unveil SCOTUS pick

In an exclusive MSNBC interview, Joe Biden says people know the president is a liar as Trump gets ready to unveil his Supreme Court justice -- a deeply unpopular move according to polls - with less than 40 days until the November 3 election. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Jonathan Lemire, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, David Plouffe, Anne Rimoin, and Michael Beschloss.


Day 1,344: Trump's own FBI director contradicts his election attacks

Republicans are largely silent, but Trump is getting pushback from at least one person inside his administration when it comes to his attacks on the 2020 election. We also look ahead to the first presidential debate and new battleground polls showing Biden still leading Trump. We discuss that and more with Maya Wiley, Joyce Vance, Shannon Pettypiece, David Plouffe, Dr. Aileen Marty, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey all join.


Day 1,343: Trump won't commit to a peaceful transfer of power

A lack of direct charges against the police officers in the Breonna Taylor case leads to nationwide protests, and Trump says 'get rid of the ballots' when refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election. Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Philip Rucker, Cal Perry, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Eugene Robinson, Michael Steele, and Dan Alexander all join the program.