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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 190: Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure bill, key part of Biden agenda

On Wednesday, the president tweeted 'It's infrastructure week.' Hours later, the Senate advanced a bipartisan infrastructure bill which is a key pillar of the Biden agenda. Meanwhile, Republicans are blasting Democrats and health officials over updates to Covid guidance. We discuss that and much more with Philip Rucker, Lisa Lerer, Dr. Kavita Patel, Dr. Luis Medina-Garcia, Eugene Robinson, and Matthew Dowd.


Day 189: January 6 police testify that riot was a terrorist attack

Four police officers who faced the pro-Trump riot on January 6 testified to the Jan. 6 House Select Committee about the violence, psychological abuse, and racist attacks they suffered from insurrectionists on that day. Plus, we look at the latest news on the spread of Covid, largely among the unvaccinated, due to the Delta variant of the virus. Jacqueline Alemany, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Don Calloway, and Mark McKinnon all join.


Day 188: McCarthy blasts Select Cmte.'s GOP members as 'Pelosi Republicans'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is blasting members of his own party, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, as 'Pelosi Republicans' for joining the House Select Cmte. investigating the Capitol insurrection just hours before the panel's first hearing. Plus, Covid cases continue to surge in states with higher numbers of unvaccinated people due to the Delta variant of the virus. Peter Baker, Yamiche Alcindor, Chuck Rosenberg, Dr. Martha Whyte, David Plouffe, and Stuart Stevens.


Day 185: Biden White House says it's 'not our role' to issue vaccine mandates

As the Delta variant is causing Covid cases to surge, particularly among the unvaccinated, the White House says it's not their job to issue vaccine mandates. This as the Republican governor of Alabama says, in regards to the pandemic, it's 'time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks.' MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Susan Page, Cynthia Alksne, Don Calloway, Bill Kristol, and Dr. Stephen Sample.


Day 184: CDC says 'we are not out of the woods' due to the Delta Covid spike

The Biden White House is facing growing pressure to deal with the rise in Covid cases due to the spread of the Delta variant as the CDC issues a new warning about the pandemic. Plus, the fight over the Capitol riot Select Committee continues between Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Peter Baker, Julie Pace, Dr. Vin Gupta, James Carville, Tim Miller, and Michael Collins.


Day 183: Trump saw 'love' and 'kissing' during violent Capitol riot

Speaker Pelosi has blocked two Republicans picked to be on the January 6 Select Committee by Rep. Kevin McCarthy causing the GOP House leader to threaten to keep all his members off the panel. Plus, while Speaking to Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker for their new book, 'I Alone Can Fix It,' former Pres. Trump tried to argue that there was a 'lot of love' on January 6 during the riot Trump himself incited. Philip Rucker, Lisa Lerer, Shannon Pettypiece, Eugene Robinson, Mark McKinnon, and Dr....


Day 182: Trump inaugural chair Barrack charged with being a foreign agent

Trump's 2017 inaugural chairman, Tom Barrack, has been arrested and charged with being a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates. Plus a new study that finds the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not as effective at protecting against the Delta variant. Brian Williams discusses that and more with Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Cornell Belcher, and Matthew Dowd.


Day 181: Delta variant Covid surge creates new challenge for Biden

As vaccinations stall nationwide and Covid cases surge from the Delta variant, the Biden White House is facing a new public health challenge. Plus, on the eve of its publication, we talk to Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker about their new book on the final year of the Trump presidency, "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year." Also joining the program are A.B. Stoddard, Joyce Vance, and Dr. Peter Hotez.


Day 178: Covid cases climb as vaccinations drop, Delta spreads

The CDC warns of "pandemic of the unvaccinated" as all 50 states see rise in Covid cases. And Facebook defends its handling of misinformation after Biden accuses the platform of "killing people." Susan Page, Eugene Daniels, Dr. Vin Gupta, Don Calloway, Bill Kristol, and Ken Burns join.


Day 177: New book goes inside Trump White House during Jan. 6 riot

In Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s new book, "I Alone Can Fix It," they reveal that the White House counsel feared potential charges for Trump as the Jan. 6 riot unfolded. Mask mandates return in some areas as Covid cases are on the rise. And the surgeon general warns of health misinformation. Jonathan Lemire, Paul Butler, Clint Watts, Tim Miller, Susan Del Percio, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia all join.


Day 176: New book: top general feared Trump would attempt a coup

Excerpts from a new book about the final year of the Trump Administration outline the frustration and dismay former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley, experienced during his time in the White House. A summer spike in coronavirus cases among the unvaccinated causes concern among public health experts. In the hopes of curbing the spread, Pres. Biden met with pop star Olivia Rodrigo to motivate younger Americans to get their shots. The president also returned to the Senate in an effort...


DAY 175: President Biden calls out Trump’s “Big Lie”

President Biden threw his weight behind voting rights today in Philadelphia. And Texas state Democrats are in Washington D.C. pressuring the Senate to pass federal voting rights bills. Meanwhile, two books are out with new insights into the final years of the Trump Administration. Yamiche Alcindor, Sam Stein, Michael Bender, Michael Wolff, Juanita Tolliver and Michael Steele join.


Day 174: Gov. Abbott is attacking Texas Democrats who fled to stop voter restrictions

Dozens of Texas Democrats left their state denying Republicans in the capitol a quorum needed to vote on that state's restrictive voting legislation supported by Trump ally Gov. Greg Abbott. Plus, in a new FOX News interview, Trump painted a completely false narrative of the Capitol insurrection playing down the violence that is clearly caught on the bodycams of Capitol police officers. Joining the program is Peter Baker, Julie Pace, Victoria DeFranceso Soto, Dr. Kavita Patel, Don Calloway,...


Day 171: Feds release new videos of Capitol riot mob attacking police

As officials in Washington face growing pressure to deal with the attacks on ballot box access, the Feds are releasing new shocking video of Capitol riot mobs attacking police. Plus, we make sense of the CDC's new guidance on kids going back to the classroom. Joining the program for that and more are Susan Page, Eugene Daniels, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Vin Gupta, Robert Gibbs, and Bill Kristol.


Day 170: Civil Rights leaders push Biden to act against GOP-led voter suppression

Civil Rights leaders met with Pres. Biden and Vice Pres. Harris pushing the White House to react as Republicans continue to push laws aimed at voter suppression. Plus some ultra conservative Republicans are likening the Biden administration's push to get Americans vaccinated to Nazi Germany tactics. Joining the program are Ashley Parker, Jonathan Lemire, Melissa Murray, Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), Eugene Robinson, and Matthew Dowd.


Day 169: Biden takes his infrastructure sales pitch to Trump country

As Pres. Biden takes his push to get support for his infrastructure bill to a county Trump won in Illinois, Trump himself announced he would be suing Twitter, Facebook, and Google who all banned him after the Capitol insurrection. Joining to discuss that and much more is Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Ron Insana, Frank Figliuizzi, Cornell Belcher, and Stuart Stevens.


Day 168: It's been six months since the Capitol Hill insurrection

New shocking video has been released exactly six months after the Trump incited Capitol Hill insurrection as a select committee gets ready to fully investigate the violent incident. Plus, Hurricane Elsa is taking aim at Florida's Gulf Coast. Joining the program are Janessa Webb, Philip Rucker, A.B. Stoddard, Joyce Vance, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Juanita Tolliver, and Tim Miller.


Day 163: Experts say prosecutors 'have the goods' in their case against the Trump Org.

While the liability to Trump himself remains to be seen, our legal experts say that the indictment against the Trump Org. and its CFO Allen Weisselberg are quite damning. We discuss that plus a Supreme Court decision's implication on ballot box access and Liz Cheney accepting Speaker Pelosi's invitation to join the Jan. 6 Select Committee. Joining the program are Peter Baker, Daniel Goldman, Joyce Vance, Neal Katyal, Michael Steele, and Mark McKinnon.


Day 162: Will Trump Org. CFO Weisselberg flip now that there are indictments?

NBC News confirms the Trump Organization and its longtime CFO, Trump ally Allen Weisselberg, have been indicted. The charges will be revealed in a New York court on Thursday. But will the loyal Weisselberg cooperate with prosecutors? MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Philip Rucker, Paul Butler, A.B. Stoddard, Chuck Rosenberg, Eugene Robinson, and Matthew Dowd.


Day 161: Biden calls his infrastructure plan a 'generational investment'

The president is back on the road and pushing lawmakers to pass his infrastructure plan which he's calling a 'generational investment.' Plus, Trump is not keeping quiet like so many past presidents and is headed to the U.S.-Mexico border with a posse of Republicans. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Lerer, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Don Calloway, Bill Kristol, and more.