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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 80: A defiant Matt Gaetz said he won't be intimidated & extorted

Rep. Matt Gaetz made his first public appearance since news broke about a federal investigation involving possible sex trafficking, and claimed the media is lying and the claims about him are 'conspiracy theories.' Plus, Biden unveils key details about his upcoming agenda and the jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial heard new testimony from medical experts. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Eugene Daniels, Danny Cevallos, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Jason Johnson, and Bill...


Day 79: Gaetz associate may plead guilty and provide information to the Feds

New reporting indicates Joel Greenberg, the arrested associate of Matt Gaetz facing felony charges, may flip on Gaetz sharing information with investigators. Plus we see some of the most dramatic testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial yet as Biden takes executive action on gun violence. Katie Benner, Jonathan Lemire, Cynthia Alksne, Maria Hinojosa, Cornell Belcher, and Mark McKinnon all join the program.


Day 78: The Feds are looking into Gaetz's Bahamas travel for possible trafficking NBC News sources say

NBC News sources confirm that, as part of their investigation into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, federal authorities are looking into his travel to the Bahamas and whether women were paid to travel for sex. We also look at Biden's push to get his infrastructure bill passed, the latest testimony in the Chauvin murder trial, and much more. Joining the show are Philip Rucker, Errin Haines, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Joyce Vance, Melissa Murray, Eugene Robinson, and Mike Murphy.


Day 77: Gaetz denies NYT report that he sought a blanket pardon from Trump

The New York Times is reporting that before Trump left office, Rep. Matt Gaetz - who is now embroiled in scandal - sought a blanket pardon from the White House. But a spokesperson for the embattled Florida Republican is denying that the congressman ever made such a request. Plus, we look at the latest testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial and much more. Ashley Parker, Katie Benner, Stephanie Ruhle, Yodit Tewolde, Paul Butler, David Plouffe, Tim Miller, and Dr. Rob Davidson.


Day 76: Biden pushes infrastructure & Gaetz pushes back as his controversy grows

With concerns growing over the Covid pandemic, the president is still pushing Congress for support of his infrastructure plan. Also on Capitol Hill, Congressman Matt Gaetz is pushing back as the controversy around him continues to grow. We discuss that and more with Michael Schmidt, Julie Pace, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Jami Hodge, Nekima Levy Armstrong, Kimberly Atkins, and A.B. Stoddard.


Day 73: Deadly attack steps away from the U.S. Capitol

A vehicle attack on the north side of the Capitol building killed one U.S. Capitol Police officer and injured another. It also reignited debate over Capitol security, coming only a few weeks after the extra security fencing following the Jan. 6 riot was removed. And the first week of the Chauvin trial in Minneapolis came to a close. Susan Page, Yamiche Alcindor, Frank Figliuzzi. Channa Lloyd, Bill Kristol, David Jolly and Dr. Vin Gupta join.


Day 72: DOJ's Gaetz inquiry is focused on payments made to women New York Times reports

The New York Times reports that DOJ is looking at payments from GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz and an associate to women and the possibility they recruited women online and paid them for sex. Plus, Thursday testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial focused on use-of-force policy. Joining the show to discuss that and more is Katie Benner, Ashley Parker, Paul Butler, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Stuart Stevens.


Day 71: Biden goes big on infrastructure as GOP deals with Gaetz controversy.

The president unveiled his $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan, but Republicans are already pushing back because of the price tag and his plan to pay for it with tax increases. Meanwhile, the Hill is still reacting to the Matt Gaetz controversy and more emotional testimony is given in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis. We discuss that and more Peter Baker, A.B. Stoddard, Chuck Rosenberg, Justin Hansford, Baratunde Thurston, and Mark McKinnon.


Day 70: Witnesses detail the final moments of George Floyd's life

The second day of testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial sees heart-wrenching testimony from witnesses who saw George Floyd's death. Plus, Rep. Matt Gaetz is alleging extortion and denying wrongdoing in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report that states he faces an inquiry involving allegations of paid travel and sex with a 17-year-old girl. We discuss that and more with Joyce Vance, Eugene Daniels, Holly Bailey, Katie Benner, Caroline Randall Williams, and Michael Steele.


Day 69: Biden & CDC Chief warn America that the Covid threat isn't over

With Covid cases spiking in dozens of states, the president and the director of the CDC warned the nation to keep taking precautions as officials work to get Americans vaccinated as quickly as possible. Plus, the jury in the Derek Chauvin case hears the first day of testimony. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Melissa Murray, Ali Velshi, Jason Johnson, Tim Miller, and Dr. Stephen Sample.


Bonus Episode: Edward Snowden's full interview on Trump, privacy, democracy & more

On the even of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. Here is their full discussion, including portions of the interview that did not air on The 11th Hour because of time constraints. This is their discussion in its entirety in podcast form, edited down slightly for clarity.