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An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.

An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.




An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.




DAY 479: The Pennsylvania G.O.P primary heats up ahead of the election

Trump endorsed Senate candidate Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are both getting some unexpected competition in the final days of the campaign, from ultra-right wing candidate Kathy Barnette. The election is dividing even the most dedicated Trump loyalists. Meanwhile, the January 6th Committee weighs what to do if the five subpoenaed members of Congress ignore their summons. And the White House is responding to the nationwide shortage of baby formula. John Micek, Barbara McQuade, Juanita...


DAY 478: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 5 GOP lawmakers

For the first time, the Jan. 6th committee subpoenas five of their own House colleagues, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy. It comes as federal prosecutors launch a grand jury investigation into former Pres. Trump's handling of classified documents. Meantime, Russia threatens ‘retaliatory steps’ after Finland announces plans to apply for NATO. Ashley Parker, Luke Broadwater, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Don Winslow, Ben Rhodes, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Zack Canepari and Erica Fink join.


Day 477: Senate fails to pass abortion rights bill

Republican Senators Collins and Murkowski are working on a more narrow version of the abortion bill and there’s reporting that tomorrow the Supreme Court Justices will meet for the first time since the leak of the draft opinion. Plus new developments in the 2020 election probes and a judge lifts contempt order against Trump. Jackie Alemany, Joyce Vance, Eugene Robinson, Cal Perry, Jeremy Bash, David Plouffe, David Jolly, and Brian Chesky all join.


DAY 476: Abortion rights battle moves to Senate

The Senate will vote on an abortion protections bill, although it is expected to fail Wednesday. Meantime, the West Virginia and Nebraska primaries mark the latest test of a Trump endorsement. Plus, Russia targets the port city of Odesa, putting global food supply at risk. And Elon Musk says he would reverse former President Trump’s Twitter ban if his purchase of the social media platform goes through. Philip Rucker, Yamiche Alcindor, Neal Katyal, Michael McFaul, Julia Davis, Maria Teresa...


DAY 475: Russia’s “muted” Victory Day parade

After weeks of rising fears of an escalation, Russia’s Victory Day unfolded relatively quietly in Ukraine. It comes as Pres. Biden signs a bill reviving a World War II-era program aimed at quickly getting military support to Ukraine. Plus, Senate Democrats tee up a doomed vote to protect abortion rights this week as the Senate’s top Republican said a nationwide abortion ban is "possible." Peter Baker, Jason Beardsley, Amb. William Taylor, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Harry Litman, Matthew Dowd...


DAY 472: Ukraine braces for brutal attack

Ukrainian cities prepare for an escalation of Russian attacks ahead of Victory Day on Monday. It comes as Pres. Biden signs off on a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine. Meantime, First Lady Jill Biden spends Mother’s Day weekend visiting troops and meeting Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe. Plus, Democrats plan their next moves to protect abortion rights after the draft opinion leak of Roe v. Wade. And actor Terry Crews talks about masculinity and how he’s redefining what tough...


DAY 471: Political fallout of draft SCOTUS opinion

The Senate is expected to vote on an abortion protections bill next week after a draft opinion suggested the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v Wade. It comes as the White House weighs its next steps to protect abortion rights, although options are reportedly limited. Plus, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks publicly about the leak for the first time. Nicholas Wu, Barbara McQuade, Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Adam Smith, Jessica Bruder, Dr. Kavita Patel and Damian Paletta join.


DAY 470: Newly leaked McCarthy tapes

New audio tapes show harsh words from Rep. McCarthy condemning former Pres. Trump after the Capitol attack. It comes as Trump’s eldest son testifies before the Jan. 6th committee. Plus, protests continue over the leaked draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade. And what was once an unfathomable number becomes reality as the U.S. surpasses one million coronavirus deaths. Jackie Alemany, Joyce Vance, Yamiche Alcindor, Cal Perry, Michael Steele, Juanita Tolliver, Dr. Stephen Sample and Kristin...


DAY 469: Draft abortion ruling sparks protests

Protests erupt across the U.S. after a leaked draft opinion revealed the Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. It comes as Chief Justice John Roberts orders an investigation into the source of the leak. Plus, JD Vance is projected to win the Ohio GOP Senate primary after his Trump endorsement, where he’ll face Democrat Tim Ryan. Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Claire McCaskill, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Gov. JD Pritzker, Dr. Maya Bass, Nancy Northup, Rep. Katie Porter and Jennifer...


DAY 468: The future of abortion rights

According to a leaked draft opinion obtained by Politico, the Supreme Court has privately voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 49 years ago. Philip Rucker, Barbara McQuade, Melissa Murray, Ari Melber, Alexis McGill Johnson, Amy Hagstrom Miller, Rep. Barbara Lee, A.B. Stoddard and Matthew Dowd.


DAY 465: New trove of Meadows texts released

A new batch of Mark Meadows’ text messages reveal how closely he worked with Fox News host Sean Hannity to push Trump’s big lie. Meantime, a judge rejected the former President’s bid to end a $10k daily fine in the NY attorney general's investigation. Plus, the Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby gets emotional discussing the atrocities in Bucha. And a former U.S. Marine dies fighting alongside Ukrainian forces. Peter Baker, Harry Litman, Luke Broadwater, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Ivo Daalder,...


DAY 464: Capitol riot probe hearings

The Jan. 6th committee revealed it will hold at least eight public hearings starting in June before issuing a final report in the fall. It comes as House Republicans could see a second invite to speak with the panel as soon as Friday. Meantime, Pres. Biden requests $33 billion in aid for Ukraine. Plus, Moderna asks the FDA to authorize its vaccine for children under 6. Barbara McQuade, Jason Johnson, Kyle Cheney, Eugene Daniels, Jason Beardsley, Gary Gensler and Dr. Vin Gupta join.


DAY 463: McCarthy maintains GOP support

After addressing explosive new audio tapes, Rep. Kevin McCarthy received a standing ovation from House Republicans. Despite the public united front, sources tell NBC things got “heated” in the GOP huddle. Meantime, Russia releases a U.S. Marine veteran in a surprise prisoner exchange. And House Democrats say the Trump admin. awarded a $700 million pandemic loan to a trucking company over objections from Defense Department officials. Jackie Alemany, Neal Katyal, Joyce Vance, Alexander...


DAY 462: New audio released of McCarthy after 1/6

Newly released tapes show Rep. Kevin McCarthy feared some far-right lawmakers could incite violence against fellow colleagues after the Capitol riot. It comes as the Jan. 6th committee plans to ask the top Republican in the House for an interview again. Meantime, Russia warns of “real” nuclear risk over Ukraine. Plus, a Ukrainian oligarch who got rich thanks to help from the Kremlin is now denouncing Vladimir Putin, even as he fights extradition to the U.S. on corruption charges. And Pres....


DAY 461: New Mark Meadows messages released

A new trove of text messages show how former Pres. Trump’s inner circle and allies secretly worked to overturn the 2020 election. It comes as a New York judge holds Trump in contempt and orders him to pay $10,000 a day until he turns over the subpoenaed documents to the state attorney general's office. Plus, two top U.S. Cabinet members make a risky trip to Ukraine. And Elon Musk clinches a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion and take the company private. Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Chuck...


DAY 458: Controversies on Capitol Hill

Newly released audio captures Rep. Kevin McCarthy telling GOP lawmakers former Pres. Trump acknowledged that he bore “some responsibility” for what happened on Jan. 6th. Meantime, Rep. Jamie Raskin says the upcoming 1/6 hearings will “really blow the roof off the House.” Plus, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she can’t remember if she urged Trump to impose martial law in a court hearing determining whether she can run for reelection. And incumbent Emmanuel Macron will face far-right...


DAY 457: New book: GOP post-insurrection anger

Newly released audio reveals Rep. Kevin McCarthy said he would urge Trump to resign after the Jan. 6th riot, contradicting his denial hours before. It comes as Trump’s eldest son is expected to meet with the 1/6 committee in the coming days. Meantime, Putin claims victory in Mariupol despite the hundreds of Ukrainians still holed up in a giant steel mill. Plus, President Biden unveils $800 million in new military aid for Ukraine. And former President Obama is sounding the alarm on the spread...


DAY 456: Mariupol’s last stand

Hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians hunker down in a Mariupol steel plant as Russian forces close in. This, as Ukraine’s deputy PM reveals the evacuation corridor didn’t work as planned. Meantime, the Dept. of Justice appeals the ruling that overturned the federal travel mask mandate. Maksym Borodin, Kevin Baron, Vivian Salama, Julia Davis, Melissa Murray, Yamiche Alcindor, Bill Kristol and Casey Revkin join.


DAY 455: Russia declares new phase of war

The U.S. prepares to send more lethal weapons to Ukraine as Russia launches a battle to control the nation’s east. Meantime, President Biden travels to New Hampshire to sell the benefits of his bipartisan infrastructure bill. Plus, the Department of Justice plans to appeal the decision to lift the travel mask mandate if the CDC rules the order is still required for public health. Philip Rucker, Jason Beardsley, Ivo Daalder, Ben Rhodes, David Plouffe, Tim Miller and Barbara McQuade join.


DAY 454: Battle of Donbas begins

President Zelenskyy says Russia started a new offensive in eastern Ukraine as it continues attacks on other parts of the country. This comes as the U.S. plans to start training Ukrainians on howitzer artillery systems in the coming days. Meantime, a Trump-appointed federal judge overturns the CDC’s mask mandate, causing confusion for travelers. And after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the White House Easter Egg Roll returns. Michael McFaul, Jeremy Bash, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Harry Litman,...