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The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle

English, Political, 1 season, 262 episodes, 18 hours, 2 minutes
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Nikki Haley says she will be voting for Trump in 2024 presidential race

Nikki Haley has come out publicly to say she will vote for Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential race after attacking him during her GOP primary run. Plus, we breakdown Trump's threats to the FBI and what another term with the former president could mean for political violence across the U.S. And, what the future of AI could mean for education and personalized tutoring. Ankush Khardori, Molly Jong-Fast, Dave Aronberg, James Comey, Matthew Dowd, Robert Gibbs, and Salman Khan join. 
5/23/202443 minutes, 13 seconds
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An exclusive interview with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu as ICC seeks arrest warrant

Trump's lawyers rest their case in the former president's New York criminal trial, without putting Trump on the stand. Plus, an exclusive interview with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on his reaction to a potential arrest warrant from the ICC. And are there some good signs in the fight against inflation? Steph speaks with the Fed’s Austan Goolsbee. Glenn Kirschner, Susan Glasser Jon Meacham, Reed Galen, and Christina Greer also join.
5/22/202442 minutes, 40 seconds
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The chaotic first day of Trump’s defense in criminal trial

The prosecution rested its case today in Trump's criminal trial as the defense called its first witness. Plus, the latest on the death of Iran’s president and what it could mean for the middle east. And, Trump's remarks on the campaign trail about potentially serving a third term if elected in November. Hugo Lowell, Jeremy Saland, Barbara McQuade, Tim Miller, Jennifer Palmieri, John Della Volpe, Larry Sabato, and Ben Rhodes join.
5/21/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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Michael Cohen takes the stand once again at Trump's trial

Michael Cohen gets a tough grilling from the defense at Trump's New York criminal trial. Plus, breaking down a new report on why Wall Street donors are warming up to Trump. And, a keynote conversation on white nationalism in the US. Kristy Greenberg, Tim O'Brien, Jon Allen, Reed Galen, David Plouffe, Dan Nathan, David Gura join. 
5/17/202442 minutes, 58 seconds
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Two presidential debates officially set after Biden issues challenge to Trump

Biden and Trump have now agreed to two presidential debates in June and September. Plus, a look at the impact of campus protests over the war in Gaza. And, our exclusive one-on-one interview with Sen. Mitt Romney on the state of the GOP and the 2024 presidential race. Molly Jong-Fast, Peter Baker, McKay Coppins, Stuart Stevens, and Nicholas Kristof join. 
5/16/202442 minutes, 26 seconds
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Stormy Daniels takes the stand for a heated day in Trump's NY criminal trial

Stormy Daniels took the stand telling her story in Trump's criminal trial, as the former president stood 10 feet away. Plus, President Biden delivered a speech condemning antisemitism amid U.S. protests over Israel's attacks on Gaza. And, breaking down how DC lobbyists are getting even more creative with how they influence the nation’s capital. Katie Phang, Barbara McQuade, Susan Glasser, Ben Rhodes, Hans Nichols, Amanda Carpenter, Brody Mullins, and Luke Mullins join.
5/8/202442 minutes, 33 seconds
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Judge threatens Trump with jail time amid gag order violations in NY criminal trial

As Donald Trump heads back into the courtroom for his New York criminal trial, Judge Merchan threatens him with jail time amid the continued gag order violations. Plus, a ceasefire deal is still out of reach with Hamas and Israel, as Israel moves toward an invasion of Rafah. And we hear from a veteran journalist on the challenges newsrooms are facing covering such an unprecedented news cycle. Charles Coleman, Hugo Lowell, McKay Coppins, Yaakov Katz, Jeremy Bash, Sam Stein, Michael Steele, and Ben Smith join.
5/7/202442 minutes, 21 seconds
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Donald Trump's lawyers attack key witness Keith Davidson in week 2 of trial

In week two of Donald Trump's New York criminal trial, his lawyers went on attack mode as they went after Keith Davidson, the lawyer who negotiated hush money for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Also, President Biden gave a surprise speech today commenting on the unrest within college campuses. And, a special keynote interview with Robert De Niro on the danger Trump brings to democracy. Peter Baker, Tim O'Brien, Dave Aronberg, retired Judge Ladoris Cordell, Stuart Stevens, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Ron Insana, Lauren Hirsch join.
5/3/202442 minutes, 12 seconds
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Donald Trump to return to criminal court for his trial and another gag order hearing

Tomorrow Donald Trump heads back to court where his criminal trial continues as well as another hearing for alleged gag order violations. Plus, how college campuses across America are dealing with escalating protests over the Israel-Hamas war. And, chaos in Congress as the far right moves to oust Speaker Johnson while Democrats vow to block their efforts. Joyce Vance, Mike Memoli, Molly Jong-Fast, Irie Sentner, Joe Perticone, Mark McKinnon, and Frank Bruni join. 
5/2/202442 minutes, 38 seconds
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NYPD arrests protesters on Columbia University's campus

The New York Police Department arrested protestors at Columbia University who barricaded themselves inside Hamilton Hall. Plus this is the second week of Donald Trump's New York's criminal trial as the jury continues to hear testimony. And, we breakdown the former president's interview with TIME Magazine on just exactly what his second term would look like. Antonia Hylton, Jim Cavanaugh, Carmen Best, Cedric Alexnader, George Conway, Susan Glasser, Neal Katyal,Catherine Christian,and Sam Jacobs join.
5/1/202442 minutes, 29 seconds
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Trump's New York criminal trial resumes tomorrow with new testimony

The second week of witness testimony in Donald Trump's New York criminal trial begins tomorrow and the jury will hear from Michael Cohen's ex-banker. Plus, Elon Musk's surprise visit to Beijing means a major victory for Tesla's driver assistance technology. And, another look inside Project 2025, the far-right playbook for a second Trump administration. Carol Leoning, Kristy Greenberg, Hugo Lowell, Tim Miller, Brian Tyler Cohen, Ron Insana, and Isaac Arnsdorf join. 
4/30/202442 minutes, 55 seconds
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Trump's longtime personal assistant testifies in NY criminal trial

The first week of testimony in Donald Trump's NY criminal trial ends with his former personal assistant and Michael Cohen's banker taking the witness stand. Plus, as campus protests continue over the war in Gaza, how Biden's response could affect his standing with young voters. Also: how Amazon went from bookseller to e-commerce giant. Jon Allen, Jon Mecham, David Jolly, Dana Mattioli, Ankush Khadori, Eugene Scott, John Della Volpe join.
4/27/202442 minutes, 5 seconds
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Supreme Court weighs Trump claim of "total immunity" from prosecution

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on Donald Trump's claim that presidential immunity shields him from prosecution. While that hearing was underway, the former president was in a Manhattan courtroom where his longtime ally David Pecker continued testifying in Trump's first criminal trial. Also, protests against the war in Gaza rock college campuses and the University of Southern California moves to cancel its main graduation ceremony. Joyce Vance, Josh Gerstein, Mark Joseph Stern, Peter Baker, Brendan Buck,and Donna Edwards join. 
4/27/202443 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trump allies charged in Arizona 2020 election probe

An Arizona indictment names Donald Trump as an "unindicted co-conspirator" and charges 11 "fake electors" plus several Trump aides with trying to "deny the will of the voters" in the 2020 election. Plus, the former President returns to a Manhattan courtroom Thursday as his lawyers argue his presidential immunity case before the Supreme Court. And the justices weigh a case that pits Idaho's abortion ban against federal rules for emergency care. Harry Litman, Glenn Kirschner, Mark Leibovish, Dr. Caitlin Gustafson, Max Rose and Reed Galen join. 
4/25/202442 minutes, 18 seconds
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'Catch and kill' : Day 2 of testimony in Trump's NY criminal trial

The jury in Donald Trump's learns more about the 'catch and kill' scheme designed to help the former president's 2016 campaign. Plus, Ukraine funding advanced in the Senate, on top of a bill to ban Tik Tok clears a key hurdle. Then, a keynote conversation with the WNBA Commissioner on what's next for the league and the star power unleashed at this year's March Madness. Charles Coleman Jr., Molly Jong Fast, George Conway, Susan Glasser, Hans Nichols, Christina Greer, and Cathy Engelbert join. 
4/24/202442 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jury hears opening statements at Donald Trump's New York criminal trial

Opening statements got underway today in Donald Trump's first criminal trial. Also, as the Senate takes up the long awaited aid package for Ukraine, Speaker Johnson comes under attack from far-right House members. Plus, a keynote conversation with a Nobel Prize winning journalist about the U.S. election and threats to democracy across the globe. Hugo Lowell, Neal Katyal, David Fahrenthold, Stuart Stevens, Juanita Tolliver, Debbie Lee James, Ray Mabus, Louis Caldera, and Maria Ressa join. 
4/23/202443 minutes, 23 seconds
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Our Nightcap weighs in on the latest in Trump's NY criminal trial, Project 2025 and reveals their MVPs of the week

Our Nightcap tackles the latest in Trump's NY criminal trial ahead of opening statements on Monday. Plus, diving into Project 2025 - what Trump's plans for a second term will mean for America. And our roundtable gives us the MVPs of the week. Alex Witt, Donna Shalala, Brian Stelter, and Judy Gold join. 
4/20/202442 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arizona Republicans block a repeal of the 1864 abortion law - again

NY Prosecutors reveal their plan to cross-examine Trump if he testifies, as the former President complains about the jury selection process. Plus, Arizona Republicans have once again blocked a repeal of the 1864 law that bans nearly all abortions.Then, a deep dive into "Project 2025" -- also known as Donald Trump's playbook for a second term. Yamiche Alcindor, McKay Coppins, Barbara McQuade, Gov. Katie Hobbs, Tim Miller, Chuck Rocha, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and Ahmed Baba join. 
4/18/202442 minutes, 14 seconds
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7 jurors selected on second day of Donald Trump's NY criminal trial

Seven jurors have been chosen for the former president's New York criminal trial. Trump’s defense asked the judge to excuse several jurors for cause, pointing to social media posts and arguing that those jurors were unfairly biased against the former president. Then, the outrage over top WNBA draft pick Caitlin Clark's $333,000 salary. In contrast, last year's No. 1 NBA draft pick received a $55 million four-year contract. Plus, a special conversation with Pulitzer-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Susan Glasser, Mark Joseph Stern, Harry Litman, Hans Nichols, Amanda Carpenter, Jemele Hill, Stephanie Gosk, Doris Kearns Goodwin
4/17/202441 minutes, 51 seconds
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Donald Trump is in court for day one of his hush money trial

Former President Donald Trump was in a New York courtroom for the first day of his hush money trial. He's the first ex-President to face criminal prosecution. Our panel breaks down the case. Then, Ohio's Senate Sherrod Brown discusses his re-election campaign and the Democrats fight to hold the Senate majority. Also, Israel vows to strike back after Iran's missile attacks. Kristy Greenberg, Joyce Vance, Hugo Lowell, Evan McMorris-Santoro, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Jeremey Bash, Yaakov Katz, Matthew Dowd, and Ron Filipkowski join.
4/16/202442 minutes, 8 seconds
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House Speaker Mike Johnson meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago as the far right threatens his job

Before going on trial Monday, Donald Trump hosted embattled House Speaker Mike Johnson at Mar-a-Lago. Was that meeting enough to save Johnson from far-right threats to take his job away? Plus, our spotlight conversation on Christian nationalism, what it is, and how it could reshape America if Trump wins. And we look at the scandal involving the former interpreter to a baseball superstar. Molly Jong-Fast, Catherine Christian, Ken Rosenthal, Anthea Butler, Pete Wehner, and Katherine Stewart join.
4/13/202441 minutes, 31 seconds
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What to expect days away from Donald Trump's first criminal trial

We are just days away from Donald Trump's first criminal trial on the hush money case and our panel breaks down what to know. Then, the Tennessee Senate approves a bill allowing public school teachers and staff to carry concealed guns on school grounds. And a veteran strategist explains why Democrats should stop worrying about November. Peter Baker, Michael Steele, Joyce Vance, Justin Jones, Rachel Wegner, Simon Rosenberg, and Hanif Abdurraquib join.
4/12/202443 minutes, 9 seconds
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Days until hush money trial, Trump makes last ditch effort to delay

Donald Trump says Arizona's abortion ban went too far after saying the issue should be left to the states. This comes as the former President once again tries to delay his hush money trial just days before jury selection. Plus, a look at an unexpectedly hot inflation report and what it means for the Biden administration. Ashley Parker, Eugene Daniels, Miles Taylor, Ankush Khardori, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Tim Miller, Ron Insana join to break it all down.
4/11/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Arizona Supreme Court brings back near-total abortion ban

The Arizona Supreme Court brings back a near-total abortion law. Then, is corporate America in denial about a second Donald Trump term? Our panel looks at Trump's goal of a populist second term, and what it would actually mean for big business. And we discuss why we should be paying more attention to Jared Kushner's post-White House chapter. Symone Sanders-Townsend, Reed Galen, Ali Vitali, Rick Newman & Rachel Kleinfeld, Tim O'Brien, and David Frum break it down.
4/10/202442 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jack Smith fires back at Trump's claim that he's immune from prosecution

Special counsel Jack Smith fires back at Donald Trump’s claim that he holds absolute immunity from criminal prosecution. Then, Trump announces his latest stance on abortion, saying it should be up to states. Why those comments are getting bipartisan backlash. Plus, how an epic NCAA tournament could reshape women's sports. Charles Coleman, Katie Benner, Jon Allen, Dan Pfeiffer, Tara Setmayer, & Nancy Lieberman join. 
4/9/202442 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Nightcap talks Truth Social, Cowboy Carter, and MVPs of the week

Our Nightcap crew discusses the latest political headlines, Beyonce and MVPs of the week. Plus: how cancel culture could impact the future of comedy. Ali Vitali, Amanda Litman, Ali Velshi, and Roy Wood Jr. joins. 
4/6/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Judges reject Donald Trump's motions to get criminal cases dismissed

Donald Trump suffered two setbacks as judges rejected his bids to dismiss criminal charges in the Georgia election interference case and the classified documents case. In Florida, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon rejected Trump's argument that he could retain classified documents based on the Presidential Records Act. In Georgia, Judge Scott McAfee rejected Trump's argument that the attempts to overturn the 2020 election were protected under the First Amendment. Plus, "No Labels" abandons its plans to field a third-party candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election. The group had been pursuing a "unity ticket," featuring centrist candidates who could serve as alternatives to voters unsatisfied with Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Then, excitement is growing for Monday's solar eclipse – the first in six years. Joyce Vance, Molly Jong-Fast, Peter Baker, Jen Palmieri, Tim Miller, Jim Sciutto, and Sean Wilentz join. 
4/5/202443 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jack Smith is fighting to keep Trump's classified docs case alive

Jack Smith takes action to protect the documents case. Plus, new revelations come to light about who saved Trump's Truth Social when it needed a cash to stay afloat. And the ladies of March Madness: the frenzy over the final four. Lisa Rubin, Catherine Christina, Mark Leibovich, Hugo Lowell, Vaugh Hillyard, Juanita Tolliver, Mark Mckinnon, Jemele Hill, and LaChina Robinson joins.
4/4/202442 minutes, 25 seconds
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Donald Trump sues co-founders of Truth Social alleging social media mismanagement

Donald Trump sues co-founders of his company, Truth Social, alleging they mismanaged the company. In a Florida state court, Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. argued that executives Wes Moss and Andy Litinsky made a series of mistakes that resulted in a delay in the company’s going public and urged a judge to strip them of their shares. Then, our panel discusses how the new Florida 6-week abortion ban could impact the 2024 election – even if subject to change by voters in November. And the latest on the Israeli Airstrike that killed seven World Central Kitchen workers. Susan Glasser, Larry Sabato, Charlie Sykes, Harry Litman, Maria Teresa Kumar, Michael Steele, and Janti Soeripto join.
4/3/202442 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trump posts $175M bond & judge in hush money case expands his gag order on Trump

Trump posted the reduced $175 Million bond in the civil fraud appeal, while Judge Juan Merchan expanded Trump' partial gag order in the New York hush money case to protect family members of people involved with the court, including the judge's own family. Meanwhile, Donald Trump 's social media company reported losses of more then $58 million, leading to Trump Media stock to fall more than 21%. Plus, the "Church of Trump," how the former president is using Christianity in his campaign. Kristy Greenberg, George Conway, Akayla Gardner, Dan Nathan, Matthew Goldstein, Michael Bender, Stuart Stevens, and Don Winslow break it down.
4/2/202443 minutes, 6 seconds
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Donald Trump seeks to dismiss election interference charges with claims of free speech

Today Donald Trump's attorney asked a GA judge to dismiss charges of election interference. He argued the indictment was based on Trump’s statements about the 2020 election that are protected under the First Amendment. Then in New York, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton joined President Joe Biden for a record-breaking fundraiser. Plus, one-time crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried is sentenced to 25 years in prison for stealing billions from his customers. Ayman Mohyeldin, Hugo Lowell, Molly Jong-Fast, Joyce Vance, Donna Edwards, David Jolly and Reid Hoffman join.
3/29/202441 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Donald Trump moved money to pay staggering legal bills

The New York Times reports that Trump has spent more than $100 million on legal fees since 2021, averaging about $90,000 a day. Also, conspiracy theories are running rampant about the ship collision that took down Baltimore's Key bridge. Plus, ex-crypto king Sam Bankman- Fried could be sentenced to decades in prison after being convicted of fraud and conspiracy. Charles Coleman Jr, McKay Coppins, Clint Watts, Hans Nichols, Amanda Carpenter, and Zeke Faux join.
3/28/202441 minutes, 53 seconds
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Supreme Court seems skeptical of effort to limit access to abortion pill

A majority of the Supreme Court seemed less than favorable toward a bid to sharply limit access to mifepristone, a key medication in more than 60 percent of U.S. abortions. As they weighed the FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine case, the justices questioned whether anti-abortion doctors have sufficient legal grounds — or standing — to bring the lawsuit. Plus, Donald Trump's media company, Truth Social, soars on its first day of trading on Nasdaq. And the impact of Baltimore's Key Bridge collapse after a cargo ship collision. Josh Gerstein, Tara Palmeri, Dr. Kavita Patel, Ron Insana, Bill Cohan, Reed Galen, Ron Filipkowski, and George Solis join.
3/27/202442 minutes, 47 seconds
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Donald Trump's bond reduced to $175 million in NY civil fraud case

A New York appeals court reduced former President Trump's bond in a civil fraud case to $175 million, giving him ten days to come up with the money. That ruling came on the same day a judge set April 15 as the start of hush money trial. Also, we look at what's behind the Republican fury toward House Speaker Mike Johnson. Then, the latest on the Moscow concert hall attack and Russia's efforts to link it to Ukraine. Susanne Craig, Brian Schwartz, Dave Aronberg, Jon Sale, Stuart Stevens, Yamiche Alcindor, and William Taylor break it down. 
3/26/202442 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust current House Speaker Mike Johnson

House Republicans are on the verge of more chaos as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files a motion to oust Rep. Mike Johson from his post as Speaker of the House. Plus, a deadly attack is unleashed at a concert hall in Moscow. And Trump's Truth Social gets the greenlight to go public. Sahil Kapur, Jon Allen, Susan Glasser, Mark Leibovich, Ron Insana, Bill Cohan, Charlie Dent, Conor Lamb, Clint Watts
3/23/202440 minutes, 42 seconds
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What's next for Donald Trump as the deadline looms for his massive bond in a civil fraud case

Our panel weighs Donald Trump's options as he faces a Monday deadline to post a $464 million bond. According to New York Attorney General Letitia James, the court could freeze Trump's bank accounts, begin collecting rent from his tenants, subpoena personal financial information and more. Plus, inside Trump's struggle to fund his campaign and his efforts to have donors to pay his legal bills. Also, the U.S. begins evacuating American citizens from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Joyce Vance, David Cay Johnston, Brian Schwartz, Carlos Curbelo, Jennifer Palmieri, Mike Memoli, and Jacqueline Charles join. 
3/22/202442 minutes, 30 seconds
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Donald Trump's trouble securing massive bond in civil fraud case as deadline looms

Donald Trump's dealine to secure cash for a massive bond in his civil fraud case quickly approaches, with the potentail to seize some of his biggest assets. Plus, a controversial immigration law is now back on hold in Texas, as the legal whiplash continues. And another spotlight conversation, this time on the future of the workplace post covid. Barb McQuade, Molly Jong Fast, Tim O'Brien, Julian Castro, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller, Arthur Brooks, and Nicholas Bloom join.
3/21/202442 minutes, 47 seconds
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Donald Trump says Jews who vote for Democrats 'hate Israel' and 'their religion'

Donald Trump faces backlash after comments about Jewish Americans. In an interview with Sebastian Gorka Trump stated that "They hate everything about Israel, and they should be ashamed of themselves." Plus, Trump asks the Supreme Court for "absolute immunity" from election interference charges. The former president claimed that if the high court rejects his claim, it would "incapacitate every future president." Also -- behind the Biden-Harris campaign's new push to win over Latino voters. Jonathan Capeheart, Brendan Buck, Mark Murray, Symone Sanders, Glenn Kirschner, Kristy Greenberg, David Jolly, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Michael McFaul break it down.
3/20/202442 minutes, 34 seconds
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Donald Trump struggles to make $454 million bond in the civil fraud case

Former President Donald Trump's lawyers tell a New York appeals court he's unable to find a company to underwrite his bond for the judgment against him in his civil fraud case. Trump’s attorneys said he has approached 30 underwriters to back the bond, all of them rejected him. Then, new fears about the threat from the Big Lie and how it could affect elections in Arizona, where election deniers are working over time to push lies and conspiracies. Plus, which candidate is raking in the big bucks in the 2024 race for the White House. Carol Leonnig, Mark Mckinnon, Jim Sciutto, Charles Coleman, Nikki Fried, Tyler Pager, Brian Tyler Cohen, and Stephen Richer join. 
3/19/202443 minutes, 16 seconds
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GA Judge rules DA Fani Willis can stay on case if special prosecutor steps down

Fulton Couty DA Fani Willis will be allowed to continue prosecuting her case against Donald Trump and his co-defendants. Where that case goes now. Plus a special nightcap roundtable featuring student journalists from across the country. Theo Baker, Caitlyn Yaede, Natalia Wilson, Tommy Barone, Luke Broadwater, Harry Litman, Yamiche Alcindor join.
3/16/202441 minutes, 40 seconds
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Donald Trump loses a bid to delay his classified document trial

A Florida federal judge denied Donald Trump's request to dismiss his classified document case. But he'll likely get a delay in his New York hush money trial date. Plus, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer makes a fiery speech calling for new leadership in Israel. And Stephanie sits down with actor Laurence Fishburne. Joyce Vance, Peter Baker, Eugene Scott, Lara Seligman, Susan Del Percio, and Donna Edwards join. 
3/15/202442 minutes, 31 seconds
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Georgia Judge throws out three counts against Trump in election case

A Georgia judge threw out three counts in the election interference case against Donald Trump. Meanwhile, after mass layoffs at the Republican National Committee, the group has hired some new “election integrity” lawyers. And, a look at the truth about crime rates in America (hint: we are not in a crime wave). Three big city police chiefs from share their insights. Barbara McQuade, McKay Coppins, Jon Allen, Stuart Stevens, Ron Filipkowski, Pamela Smith, Brian O’Hara, James White, and Josh Tyrangiel join.
3/14/202443 minutes, 13 seconds
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The GA primary confirms Trump and Biden in the 2024 Presidential Race

Welcome to the general election. NBC News projects Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be the nominees. Our panel dives in on what this long election will look like. Plus, Special Counsel Robert Hur testifies on his investigation of Joe Biden and classified documents. And what is next for TikTok as Congress considers a crackdown. Steve Kornacki, Mike Memoli, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Reed Galen, Robert Gibbs, Jeanna Smialek, Justin Wolfers, and Alex Stamos help break it down. 
3/13/202442 minutes, 43 seconds
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Trump sets dark tone for the next eight months on campaign

As the general election gets underway, Trump sets a dark tone for the next eight months on the campaign trail. Plus, the other Supreme Court case that threatens to upend Jack Smith’s prosecution of Donald Trump. And, four years after Covid-19 shut down the world, a new book asks if we’ve already forgotten the lessons of 2020. Susan Glasser, Sam Stein, Matthew Dowd, Ty Cobb, Jen Palmieri, David Jolly, and Eric Klinenberg join. 
3/12/202442 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Nightcap: Biden’s SOTU address, a 2024 presidential rematch, and Savannah Guthrie

In this week’s Nightcap, the roundtable discusses Biden’s third State of the Union address, now that the general election is underway and why Republicans think that asking, “Is your life better than it was 4 years ago” is a good campaign slogan. Meanwhile, Stephanie sits down with Savannah Guthrie to discuss her new book about the role of faith in her life. Plus, see who was picked for this week’s MVPs. Maya Wiley, Mary Harris, Molly Jong Fast, and Christine Romans join. 
3/9/202442 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nikki Haley drops out of the GOP Presidential Primary

With Nikki Haley out of the Presidential Race, President Biden and Donald Trump are set for a rematch in 2024. Meanwhile, the economy continues to be a key issue for voters even as there is evidence President Biden continues to deliver on his agenda. Plus, a new book investigates extremism and threats to democracy. Tara Palmeri, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Amanda Carpenter, Elizabeth Pancotti, Ron Insana, Juanita Tolliver, Hans Nichols, Bruce Hoffman, and Jacob Ware join to break it all down. 
3/7/202443 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Supreme Court rules Donald Trump can stay on Colorado ballot

 The Supreme Court has decided former president Donald Trump cannot be removed from the ballot in Colorado or in any other state. The case was brought by a group of Colorado voters who challenged Trump’s ballot eligibility based on his actions leading up to January 6th and on a clause in the 14th amendment barring former office holders from seeking a new office – if they’ve engaged in insurrection. Also, the political “lay of the land” ahead of Super Tuesday and where Joe Biden and Donald Trump stand in the 2024 Presidential race. Plus, “No Labels”  worries about missing the window for launching a third-party presidential candidate. Mark Joseph Stern, Ankush Khardori, Suzanne Craig, Mckay Coppins, Larry Sabato, Mark Mckinnon, and Larry Hogan help break it all down.
3/5/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Nightcap roundtable talks latest in politics and MVPs of the week

Our Nightcap team weighs in on the latest in political headlines, from the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Trump’s immunity claim to Congress just avoiding another government shutdown. And, what does the school roadmap to success look like? How it does not mean just getting straight A’s. Plus our roundtable shares their picks for this week's MVP’s. Dan Nathan, John Fugelsang, Basil Smikle, and Danny Cevallos join.
3/2/202442 minutes, 58 seconds
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump visit border to address immigration as central 2024 Race topic

President Joe Biden and Donald Trump visit the southern border as immigration takes center stage in the presidential race. Plus, a preview of a key hearing in the Trump documents trial. Then, uncovering what’s behind the effects of inflation on food prices. And former NBA star Rex Chapman tells his story of recovering from addiction. Mike Memoli, Peter Baker, Matthew Dowd, Victoria De Francesco Soto, Joyce Vance, Ron Insana, Jesse Newman, and Rex Chapman join.
3/1/202441 minutes, 59 seconds
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SCOTUS announces it will hear Donald Trump’s immunity case

Historic news from the Supreme Court, as it announces it will take up Donald Trump’s case regarding presidential immunity. Meanwhile, the Senate GOP blocked a bill protecting IVF at the federal level following the controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling. And, Congress once again kicks the can down the road on government funding. Susan Glasser, Glenn Kirschner, Andrew Weissman, Doug Jones, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Charlie Sykes join. 
2/29/202443 minutes, 15 seconds
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The aftermath of the Michigan GOP Primary: what it tells us about November

The results are in from the Michigan primary. Our panel discusses the lessons that Joe Biden and Donald Trump are taking from tonight, and why Nikki Haley isn’t going anywhere. And did today’s witness in Georgia give lawyers enough evidence to oust DA Fani Willis? And what a longtime tech journalist learned about the "boy kings" of Silicon Valley and the dangers of AI. Steve Kornacki, Mike Memoli, David Jolly, Max Rose, Mark Leibovich, Dave Aronberg, Rep. Debbie Dingell, and Kara Swisher help break it down.
2/28/202442 minutes, 37 seconds
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Manhattan DA seeks gag order in Trump's hush money case

Prosecutors in Donald Trump's hush money case in New York ask judge for a "narrowly tailored" gag order. Plus, our panel discusses the 2024 GOP race after the South Carolina primary and what Michigan's primary could mean for November. Lastly, the bombshell reporting about the dangers for young girls on social media. Shannon Pettypiece, Luke Broadwater, Charles Coleman, Don Calloway, Reed Galen, Jeff Horwitz, Frances Haugen, and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries join.
2/27/202442 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Nightcap: The SC GOP primary, reproductive rights and what young voters want

Our nightcap tackles the impact of the controversial IVF ruling from an Alabama court. Plus: will the South Carolina GOP primary be the last stand for Nikki Haley as she takes on Donald Trump? Also, the reasons behind House Republicans' impeachment investigation into President Biden and why many young voters are excited about third-party candidates in this election. Then our nightcap crew shares their MVPs of the week. Nick Troiano, John Della Volpe, Kyla Scanlon, and Christina Greer join.
2/24/202442 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nikki Haley braces for primary defeat in her home state

Just two days until the South Carolina Republican primary, Donald Trump remains well ahead of Nikki Haley, who’s vowed to remain in the race for the GOP nomination. Meanwhile, the Alabama Supreme Court’s controversial ruling that frozen embryos are considered children is quickly becoming a political issue, and threatens GOP efforts to win over voters in November. Plus House Republicans turn their attention to the annual CPAC conference, even as a government shutdown could be just weeks away. Peter Baker, Carol Lee, Joyce Vance, Tom Winter, Zooey Zephyr, Mike Murphy, Robert Gibbs, and Simon Shuster break it down.
2/23/202443 minutes, 13 seconds
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A huge blow to GOP investigations of President Biden

The FBI informant who claimed to have proof of a bribery scheme involving President Biden and his son, according to the FBI, supposedly lied and was fed information from Russian intelligence. This now leaves the House GOP impeachment inquiry into the President on thin ice. Plus, the largest hospital in Alabama is putting all IVF treatment on hold after a controversial court ruling. And, the latest on the American woman who was arrested in Russia on suspicion of treason after donating to support Ukraine. Ryan Reilly, Barbara McQuade, Molly Jong-Fast, Dr. Mamie McLean, Yamiche Alcindor, Tim Miller, Brian Tyler Cohen, and Richard Engel join. 
2/22/202442 minutes, 23 seconds
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All eyes on the South Carolina primary with Trump & Haley

With three days to go the South Carolina Republican primary, Nikki Haley is rejecting calls to drop out of the race for the 2024 nomination. Haley vows to stay in the race "until the last person votes." Meanwhile, Joe Biden threatens new U.S. sanctions against Russia in response to the death of opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. Plus White House national security spokesman John Kirby says sanctions will work to hold Russia accountable for invading Ukraine. And, how the ultra-rich convert their wealth into power. Vaughn Hillyard, Tristan Snell, Matthew Dowd, William Taylor, Juanita Tolliver, Natasha Korecki, and Bill Cohan break it all down.
2/21/202442 minutes, 3 seconds
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Navalny's widow prepares to lead fight against Putin

The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of killing her husband as she vows to continue Navalny’s work. Meanwhile, Donald Trump spends part of his weekend hawking $400 gold high-tops after being hit with a multi-million dollar penalty for fraud. And the stunning court decision in Alabama that could impact the fight for reproductive rights – as well as couples trying to start a family. Susan Glasser, Eugene Scott, Michael McFaul, Glenn Kirschner, Jennifer Palmieri, and Mark McKinnon join Symone Sanders-Townsend to break it down.
2/20/202441 minutes, 46 seconds
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DA Fani Willis takes the witness stand & fights to stay on Trump's criminal case

Fulton County (GA) District Attorney Fani Willis testifies in a fiery hearing related to Trump's election interference case. Willis blasted efforts to disqualify her from prosecuting the case as "contrary to democracy." Meanwhile, House Speaker Mike Johnson blocks the Senate aid package to Ukraine amid growing questions about his leadership. And the humanitarian crisis in Gaza worsens as a major hospital comes under siege. Annie Linskey, Joyce Vance, Ankush Khardori, Reed Galen, Donna Edwards, Clint Watts, and Hala Gorani join.
2/16/202442 minutes, 22 seconds
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Special preview of Into America presents: Uncounted Millions

On Into America presents: Uncounted Millions: The Power of Reparations, award-winning MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee dives into one of today’s most pressing debates: reparations. Months ago, Trymaine discovered the little-known story of Gabriel Coakley and it blew his mind. In the midst of the Civil War, Coakley was among a handful of Black people who found a way to get compensated for slavery by the US government. On Uncounted Millions, Trymaine talks to Coakley’s descendants about how reparations forever changed their family’s trajectory. And as more cities and states consider the issue at a policy level, he imagines how reparations might shape the whole of Black America.  Listen to this special preview now. And follow the show: https://link.chtbl.com/iapum_fdlw
2/15/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Special counsel Jack Smith urges SCOTUS to reject Trump bid to delay election trial

The latest on a deadly shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl celebration. And the White House is preparing to brief lawmakers on a ‘serious national security threat,' involving a Russian nuclear weapon in space. Plus, special counsel Jack Smith has asked the Supreme Court to reject Trump’s efforts to delay his criminal trial. Frank Figliuzzi, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Mike Memoli, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Barbara McQuade, Molly Jong-Fast, Michael Steele, and Ron Filipkowski join.
2/15/202441 minutes, 38 seconds
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“This is something Biden can replicate.” Suozzi wins high-stakes special election, shrinking House GOP majority

Democrats are celebrating an early election year win, after Tom Suozzi won Tuesday’s special election for the House. What can each party learn from a race where immigration was a central theme? But there are still headwinds for Democrats, especially with some lingering warning signs about the economy. Steve Kornacki, Max Rose, Mark Chiusano, Sahil Kapur, Guy Adami, Ben White, Carlos Curbelo, Steve Israel, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Mark Murray, David Weigel, and Harry Siegel join.
2/14/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 21 seconds
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“Here we are talking about a circus”: Trump trials dominate the 2024 race

Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to pause his January 6th criminal trial and block a lower court ruling rejecting his claim of total immunity. Meanwhile, a new report details his plan to deport millions of people if he is re-elected. And House Republicans scramble to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas before a special election that could shrink their razor-thin majority even further. Charles Coleman, Susan Glasser, Luke Broadwater, Juanita Tolliver, Stuart Stevens, Kat Tenbarge, and Zoë Schiffer break it down.
2/13/202442 minutes, 31 seconds
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‘Supreme Court justices must have their track suits on’: arguments in Trump ballot eligibility begins

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a consequential case that will determine Donald Trump’s eligibility to remain on the ballot. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans kill the bipartisan border bill after Trump opposes it. Self-inflicted GOP defeats fuel dysfunction on Capitol Hill. Ankush Khardori, Carol Leonnig, Jon Allen, Sen. Jeff Merkley, Mike Zamore, Maria T Kumar, Reed Galen, and Neil Irwin join.  
2/8/202443 minutes, 1 second
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‘An airtight ruling’: Federal appeals court denies Trump’s immunity claims

A federal appeals court rejected Donald Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from prosecution. The former president is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court, which could quickly make the decision on whether to hear the case. Then, a Michigan jury found Jennifer Crumbly guilty of involuntary manslaughter for her son’s deadly school shooting. Jon Ralson, Glenn Kirschner, George Conway, Katie Benner, Fred Gutenberg, Robert Gibbs, Michael Steele, Rachel Bitcofer
2/7/202443 minutes
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‘The power of Trump and his allies’: Border battle dominates Capitol Hill

 Immigration is a top issue in the 2024 election. But instead of addressing it, House Republicans are focused on impeaching the U.S. Homeland Secretary. Meanwhile, the economy is off to a strong start under President Biden, but a new poll shows voters think Donald Trump would do a better job on the economy. Then, Nevada’s GOP primary will be held tomorrow, while the state’s GOP caucus will be held on Thursday. Trump and Nikki Haley will not be on the same ballot, and it’s causing some confusion. Dave Aronberg, Yamiche Alcindor, Luke Broadwater, Cornell Belcher, Mark McKinnon, Amy Tarkanian, Fmr. Nevada State GOP Franciso Aguilar, and Steve Waldman join.
2/6/202442 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘A very effective response’: U.S. launches retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria

U.S. forces struck more than 85 targets against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria. This is the first of a series of retaliatory strikes the U.S. has vowed to take in response to the deaths of American soldiers in Jordan. Then, a look at a blockbuster jobs report. And Judge Chutkan postpones Trump’s federal election interference case indefinitely as the federal appeals court has yet to rule on the former president’s immunity claims. Peter Baker, Barry McCaffrey, Nayyerra Haq, David Rohde, Matt Bradley, Ron Insana, Charles Coleman, and Keir Simmons join. 
2/3/202442 minutes, 20 seconds
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"Trump doesn't know how to run against Biden": Biden visits Michigan as Trump’s legal fees rise

President Biden visits Michigan, one of the biggest battleground states on the path to reelection. New reporting shows Trump’s legal bills are skyrocketing, and he is using political fundraising and PACs to pay them. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said there will be consequences for the deaths of three U-S soldiers in Jordan, involving military strikes and cyber operations that could last weeks. Then, Michigan prosecutors are trying Jennifer Crumbley for involuntary manslaughter after her son’s deadly school shooting rampage. Peter Baker, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Amanda Carpenter, Ben Rhodes, Danny Cevallos, Geoffrey Canada, and Alec Macgillis join.
2/2/202442 minutes, 30 seconds
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Optics were endlessly bad’: Big Tech CEOs grilled on Capitol Hill

The wait for the appeals court’s decision on Trump’s immunity claims continues, while President Biden heads to Detroit for an event with United Auto Workers. Meanwhile, Big Tech CEOs faced tough questions about child safety on Capitol Hill. Then, a border bill is hanging in the balance as Speaker Johnson introduces a bill that would bring back the child tax credit on top of business tax breaks. 
2/1/202443 minutes, 51 seconds
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‘A political stunt’: GOP moves to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas

As the fight over the Senate border bill continues, House Republicans are moving forward with efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is attacking the financial monitor overseeing the Trump Organization in the New York civil fraud trial after she reported errors in his company’s financial filings. Susan Glasser, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Matthew Dowd, Katie Benner, Harry Litman, Clint Watts, and Claire Atkins join.
1/31/202442 minutes, 29 seconds
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'[Trump] can be knocked down’: E. Jean Carroll reacts after $83M verdict

E Jean. Carroll speaks out after a New York jury orders Donald Trump to pay her more than $83M for defaming her. Meanwhile, President Biden vows to respond after an attack by Iran-backed militants kills 3 U.S. troops in Jordan. Then, the text of a bipartisan border bill in the Senate is expected to be released next week, but Speaker Mike Johnson says it will be ‘dead on arrival’ while Trump brags about his efforts to kill the deal. Toluse Olorunnipa, Catherine Christian, Charles Coleman Jr, Kevin Baron, General Barry McCaffrey, Stuart Stevens, Basil Smikle, and Uché Blackstock join.
1/30/202441 minutes, 49 seconds
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'Voters are remembering who Trump is' Donald Trump ordered to pay $83.3M to E. Jean Carroll

The latest on how a New York jury order Trump to pay #83.3 million in damages to E. Jean Carroll. Then, our Nightcap roundtable joins to discuss this week’s biggest political headlines including the future of newspapers. Then our panel ends the night with their MVPs of the week. Jason Johnson, Eugene Scott, Molly Jong-Fast, Dave Aronberg, Chris Jansing, Hayes Brown, Philip Bump, and Tim O’Brien join.
1/27/202441 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tale of two frontrunners

The nation gets a stark split screen of the 2024 frontrunners in the presidential race as Biden hits the campaign trail in Wisconsin, while Trump takes the witness stand in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case. Meanwhile, Donald Trump officially files to dismiss his Georgia election interference case amid allegations of an improper relationship between Fulton County DA Fanis Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade. Then, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell reportedly casts doubt on the potential deal for border and Ukraine funding as Trump pressures republicans to oppose the pact. Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Barabara McQuade, Mark McKinnon, Robert Gibbs, and Texas State Rep. Eddie Morales join.
1/26/202442 minutes, 36 seconds
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'The Biden campaign couldn’t be happier': Trump’s attacks on Nikki Haley attack independent voters

After the New Hampshire primary, President Biden and former President Trump start pivoting their campaigns to the general election while Nikki Haley focuses on the South Carolina primary. Meanwhile, Wall Street prepares for a Trump-Biden rematch and a wealthy Haley donor heads for the exit after her loss to Trump in NH. Then, we sit down with author of new book that uncovers the story of the Crownsville Asylum, one of the last segregated psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. Mike Memoli, Matthew Dowd, Jonathan Capehart, Joyce White Vance, Katie Benner, Brian Schwartz & Bill Cohan, and Antonia Hylton join
1/25/202443 minutes, 8 seconds
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Countdown to New Hampshire Primary

The GOP nomination is now down to two candidates after DeSantis dropped out from the race Sunday. Meanwhile, a fake robocall impersonating Biden encourages voters to stay home on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Trump continues to defame E. Jean Carroll’s despite being found liable for sexual assault. Trump’s defamation trial has been postponed and his former lawyer Jow Tacopina talks about why he left the legal team. Then, the first votes of the New Hampshire GOP primary will be cast in Dixville Notch, home to six registered voters. 64 years go Dixville Notch began a tradition of holding elections at midnight. Now the town is famous for going first in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary. Emma Barnett, Ali Vitali, Vaughn Hillyard, James Pindell, Dave Weigel, Kristy Greenberg, Symone Sanders, Stuart Stevens, Jennifer Horn, Ray Buckley, and Andrew Smith join.
1/23/202443 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Nightcap: this week’s latest political headlines

Our Nightcap panel joins to tackle this week’s biggest political headlines. Plus, we break down why the right has chosen international superstar Taylor Swift as their most recent target. Then, a look at the Baltimore Sun’s new conservative owner. Finally, our roundtable shares their MVPs of the week. Tom Rogers, Nancy Giles, Charles Coleman, and Max Rose join.
1/20/202441 minutes, 39 seconds
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Congress avoids partial government shutdown, for now

Congress has passed another short-term funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown. Trump claims that presidents must have full immunity, even for events that “cross the line.” Then, President Biden campaigns on the state of the economy in Raleigh, NC. And a special appearance from a Grammy Winner and his message about defying the odds.
1/19/202441 minutes, 8 seconds
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'He always has to have the last word': Trump almost kicked out of court

Donald Trump appeared for day two of his civil defamation damages trial in New York and was almost kicked out. Meanwhile, President Biden met with congressional leaders to negotiate aid for Ukraine, Israel, and immigration. Then, Moms for Liberty’s South Carolina chapter is launching a taxpayer-funded charter school. And Stephanie sits down with an author to discuss his new book on a ‘new era’ of democratic politics in 2024. Joyce Vance, Peter Baker, Mike Memoli, Reed Galen, Juanita Tolliver, Judd Legum, and Joshua Green join.
1/18/202442 minutes, 51 seconds
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‘[DeSantis is] betting on criminal cases and cholesterol’: The GOP Presidential race heads to New Hampshire

The Republican Presidential race heads to New Hampshire after former President Trump notched a victory in the Iowa caucuses. Before heading to the granite state, the frontrunner made a detour to a Manhattan courtroom for the start of his civil defamation case. And a beloved Iowa high school principal, Dan Marburger, has died after trying to save his students from a school shooter earlier this month. Ali Vitali, Ron Filipkowski, Tim Miller, Geoff Bennett, Harry Litman, Susan Glasser, and Tina Nguyen join. 
1/17/202443 minutes, 47 seconds
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‘They’re attempting to argue no harm no foul’: Clues of Trump’s defense in classified docs case

The New York Times reports new filings that Donald Trump’s lawyers are planning to question if the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago damaged national security. Then our Nightcap roundtable weigh in on the state of the GOP primary race and share their MVPs of the week. Then a sit down with the man behind the Airways Flight 1549 emergency landing in the Hudson River 15 years ago. Jon Allen, Katie Benner, Charles Coleman Jr, Steve Liesman, Molly Jong-Fast, Josh Gondelman, Katie Phang, and Capt. Sully Sullenberger join. 
1/13/202441 minutes, 58 seconds
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Hunter Biden and Trump appear in court

Donald Trump appear for closing arguments in his civil fraud trial while Hunter Biden appeared in a federal court in Los Angeles to plead not guilty to tax-related charges. Then, The U.S. and Britain carried out military strikes on Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. And just one day after ESPN host Pat McAfee announced he wouldn’t allow Aaron Rodgers back on his show this season, the controversial Jets quarterback returned. Peter Baker, Mike Memoli, Barbara McQuade, General Barry McCaffrey, Jennifer Palmieri, Mark McKinnon, Bill Carter, and Sean Gregory join.
1/12/202442 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trump appears in DC courthouse for immunity hearing.

Instead of being in Iowa, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump chose to show up in our nation’s capitol for a hearing in his federal election case. The former president held a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria to give his version of events. Less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses and mother nature is affecting his opponents’ campaign plans. Meanwhile, there has been a spike in violent political threats across the country, including ‘swatting.’ Sam Stein, Katie Benner, Melissa Murray, Matthew Dowd, Jake Ward, and Art Cullen join.
1/10/202442 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trump heads to court one week from Iowa Caucuses

We’re exactly one week from the Iowa caucuses, and the former president plans to appear in federal court on his presidential immunity claims. Meanwhile, Biden speaks at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC. Meanwhile, Wayne LaPierre appeared in court for the NRA’s civil corruption trial. Then, a deep dive into the dangers of unregulated A.I. and pornographic deepfakes that are disproportionately affecting women. Jon Allen, Dr. Jason Johnson, Michael Steele, Joyce Vance, Mark Joseph Stern, Nick Suplina, and Nina Jankowicz join.
1/9/202441 minutes, 38 seconds
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Trump raked in money from foreign nations while President

A new report from House Oversight Committee shows Donald Trump took at least $7.8M from foreign governments while in office. The report says 20 nations made payments to Trump’s business during a two-year period. Then critics say ‘No Labels’, the group weighing a bi-partisan unity ticket for president in November, could end up handing Trump the election. And Claudine Gay’s resignation at Harvard is just the latest battle over diversity equity and inclusion. From college campuses to corporate America, leaders are weighing how and whether to openly back DEI. Peter Baker, Carol Leonnig, Barbara McQuade, Maria Teresa Kumar, Reed Galen, Matt Bennett, and David Gura join.
1/5/202442 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Nightcap: Political Headlines of 2024

With the end of a busy first week of the New Year our Nightcap roundtable takes on this week’s political headlines. Then, they share their picks for the week’s Most Valuable Players. Plus, a critically acclaimed author on his latest work, the resignation of Harvard’s president and how to worry less and be happier in the new year. Eddie Glaude, Peter Spiegel, Same Sage, Pete Dominick, and Arthur Brooks join.
1/5/202441 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ohio woman criminally charged after a miscarriage

A grand jury in Ohio is weighing whether to indict a woman who had a miscarriage. She was two weeks pregnant when she miscarried at home. She’s now facing criminal charges for ‘abuse of a corpse’ and could be sentenced to a year in prison. Meanwhile, the Harvard community is reeling in the wake of President Claudine Gay’s resignation. The student newspaper’s editorial board is weighing in on what the university should take away from this ordeal. Joyce Vance, Susan Glasser, mike Memoli, Dr. Kavita Patel, Carlos Curbelo, Ron Filipkowski, and Tommy Barone join.
1/4/202443 minutes, 8 seconds
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‘These are strong cases on the evidence’: Trump using court messaging on campaign trail

Donald Trump kicks off 2024 with multiple legal battles less than two weeks from the Iowa caucuses. The former president appealed Maine’s secretary of state’s decision to bar him from the state’s primary ballot. Meanwhile, Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned from her role after controversy over her congressional testimony on campus and allegations of plagiarism. And republican presidential candidates are hitting the campaign trail less than two weeks from the Iowa caucuses. Garrett Haake, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Jason Johnson, Pablo Torre, Brianne Pfannenstiel, Tim Miller, and Robert Gibbs join.
1/3/202442 minutes, 27 seconds
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Supreme Court denies fast-tracking a decision on Trump’s immunity case

The Supreme Court denies Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to fast-track a decision on Donald Trump’s immunity for actions he took while challenging his 2020 election loss. Meanwhile, pro-DeSantis super PAC ‘Never Back Down’ has canceled its ad reservations in Iowa and New Hampshire. Then, a special holiday nightcap. Susan Page, Catherine Christian, Mark Joseph Stern, David Jolly, Cornell Belcher, Jon Meacham, Kenny Smith, Ron Insana, Tara Palmeri, Basil Smikle, and John Fugelsang join.  
12/23/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 13 seconds
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‘Incredible damning evidence, if true’: New bombshell report on Trump’s efforts not to certify 2020 votes

The Detroit News reports it obtained audio of Donald Trump pressuring two Wayne County canvassers not to certify Joe Biden’s win. Then, the No Label’s organization is preparing for the most unlikely of scenarios: forming a coalition government after the election if no candidate receives enough electoral votes. Meanwhile, the spotlight on immigration continues to increase, as issues on the border continue. Tonight, we take a look at how immigration policies are hurting the healthcare industry. Jonathan Karl, Kristy Greenberg, Hugo Lowell, Charlie Dent, Conor Lamb, Heidi Heitkamp, and Erica DeBoer join. 
12/23/202342 minutes, 18 seconds
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U.S. Supreme Court to play pivotal role in 2024 election

From Trump’s presidential immunity claim to the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling removing Trump from the 2024 ballot, the U.S. Supreme Court will play a critical role in the 2024 election. Then, an award-winning journalist and author joins to discuss Trump’s support from the evangelical community and the political shift within one of the largest Christian schools in the country. Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Luke Broadwater, Max Rose, Reed Galen, Tim Alberta, and Jake Ward join.
12/21/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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"A masterful decision": Conservative scholar says Colorado decision will stand the test of time

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Donald Trump cannot appear on the state’s presidential primary ballot. The decision came from the insurrection clause in the 14th Amendment. Then, schools have become battlegrounds for America’s culture wars. PragerU, a conservative nonprofit, is working to get their videos into classrooms. Juanita Tolliver, Matthew Dowd, Charles Coleman, Michael Luttig, Antonia Hylton, and Michael McFaul join.
12/20/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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“Echoing” Fascists: The rising alarm in Donald Trump’s Rhetoric

Four weeks until the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump is facing backlash after saying immigrants coming into the U.S. are “poisoning the blood of our country.” Then, new reporting from ProPublic says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas privately pushed for a higher salary and to lift the ban on speaking fees as he was reportedly frustrated with his financial situation. Then, Stephanie Ruhle sits down with a psychologist to discuss his new book on unlocking hidden potential. Jeff Mason, Eugene Scott, Barbara McQuade, Mark Joseph Stern, Jason Johnson, Stuart Stevens, and Adam Grant join.
12/19/202342 minutes, 28 seconds
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“We still have work to do”: Rudy Guiliani ordered to pay $148M in damages

Ex-Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been ordered to pay more than $148 million to Georgia election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman in damages. Giuliani plans to appeal, claiming he did not get a fair trial in his defamation case. President Biden faces multiple political crises heading into the holiday season, from securing wartime aid for Ukraine and Israel to an impeachment inquiry. A presidential historian puts the current political climate into perspective. Nearly four years after the pandemic, the U.S. is still learning about what went wrong. Authors of a book on the virus and the U.S. response join to discuss. Eugene Daniels, Greg Bluestein, Anthony Coley, Adrienne Elrod, Shermichael Singleton, Michael Beschloss, Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean join.
12/16/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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A race to secure aid to Ukraine and Israel

The Senate will return Monday to continue negotiations on border security measures to grant wartime aid to Ukraine and Israel. The House has left for the holiday recess and will not return until January 9th. The Supreme Court will decide on the availability of the abortion pill mifepristone, a drug commonly used for medical abortions. Peter Baker, Annie Linskey, Basil Smikle, Glenn Kirschner, Mark McKinnon, David Plouffe, and Dr. Kavita Patel join.
12/15/202342 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trump’s legal team files to put hold on federal election trial proceedings

Donald Trump is ramping up his campaign to halt all proceedings in his federal election trial. His lawyers filed new documents asking for a pause until there is a decision on his appeal. Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy visited Capitol Hill to urge Congress to approve military aid to Ukraine. Funding is still tied up over stalled negotiations on the U.S. southern border. Jon Allen, Katie Benner, Charles Coleman, Adm. James Stavridis, Justin Wolfers, Conor Lamb, and Michael Steele join.
12/13/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jack Smith asks Supreme Court to weigh in on Trump’s claims of immunity

Special Counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court to decide on whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution for crimes committed while in office. The Court asked Trump’s legal team to respond by December 20th and said it would quickly consider whether to hear Smith’s case. Misinformation scholar claims Harvard University’s relationship with Meta led to her firing. Harvard denies the allegations. Hugo Lowell, Neal Katyal, Dave Aronberg, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Reed Galen, Joan Donovan, and Jake Ward.
12/12/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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Gag order in Trump’s election interference case is back on

In Donald Trump’s federal election interference case, a three-judge panel mostly upheld the original gag order but narrowed its terms. Trump is barred from attacking potential witnesses, court staff, and most prosecutors but is allowed to criticize the charges, the Justice Department, and Special Counsel Jack Smith. Meanwhile, the U.S. added 199,000 jobs in Novemberand unemployment dropped to 3.7%. A closely watched consumer sentiment index is showing a more optimistic view of the U.S. economy. Eugene Daniels, Eugene Scott, Paul Butler, Jon Allen, Basil Smikle, Susan Del Percio, and Dr. Vin Gupta join.
12/9/202342 minutes, 20 seconds
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Charges filed against Hunter Biden as Trump goes back to court

The Justice Department filed 9 tax-related charges against Hunter Biden, including three felony counts. Meanwhile, Donald Trump takes his campaign to New York court as he calls his civil fraud case “political prosecution.” A Texas judge grants a mother’s request to have an abortion. Her fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition that could also threaten her health as well. Texas’ attorney general is now threatening to prosecute any doctors involved in the abortion. Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Katie Benner, Robert Gibbs, Michael Steele, Michael McFaul, and Dr. Kavita Patel join.
12/8/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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The fourth and final GOP Presidential debate…without the front-runner

Republican presidential hopefuls took the stage for the fourth and final debate before the Iowa caucuses. At the University of Alabama, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy and Chris Christie faced off, while Donald Trump was absent once again. Pop music goliath, Taylor Swift has been named Time Magazine’s person of the year. The first-ever Swiftie reporter joins the 11th Hour to talk about Swift’s achievements and influence. Ali Vitali, Matthew Dowd, Stuart Stevens, Luke Broadwater, Max Rose, Joyce Vance, and Bryan West join.
12/7/202342 minutes, 9 seconds
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Congress battles over Israel and Ukraine aid

President Biden told supporters at a campaign event in Boston that if Trump wasn’t running, he’s “not sure” he’d be running. Meanwhile, Trump ally Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) ended his blockade on hundreds of military promotions but said he would continue to block senior positions. Congress has yet to settle funding for Israel and Ukraine. Also, Presidents of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania testified in front of a House committee, facing tough question over antisemitism on campus. Jon Allen, Amy McGrath, Tim Miller, Glenn Kirschner, Martin Fletcher, and Michael Roth join. 
12/6/202342 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fresh warnings on a second Trump Presidency

New warnings about Trump’s plans for his next administration. The New York Times says it will be more radical than the first as former January 6th Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney warns Trump is a threat to democracy. Statistics show Donald Trump has won the affection of white evangelical protestant voters since his 2016 campaign. We tackle how and why the community is loyal to him. Hugo Lowell, Catherine Christian, Carol Leonnig, Mikhail Zygar, Reed Galen, Jason Johnson, and Tim Alberta join.
12/5/202343 minutes, 34 seconds
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Friday Night Cap: A political week in review

Our Friday Night roundtable tackles the biggest news in politics this week. The expulsion of Congressman George Santos (R-NY) to Trump’s latest legal troubles, Jelani Cobb, Evan McMorris-Santoro, Kalhan Rosenblatt, and Dan Nathan weigh in.
12/2/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Donald Trump’s gag order reinstated in civil fraud trial

A New York appeals court reinstated the gag order in Trump’s $250 million civil fraud trial. We are still waiting for the court to rule on the gag order in the federal election case. New reporting on court documents reveals texts from Rep. Scott Perry (R-TX) about being in touch with others to keep the former President in power. Elon Musk’s profanity-laced outburst against advertiser has left X with the repercussions. The company’s CEO Linda Yaccarino has responded with a statement. Susan Glasser, Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Jake Ward, Mark Chiusano, Conor Lamb, and David Jolly join. 
12/1/202343 minutes, 8 seconds
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Former Deutsche Bank Exec testifies in Trump NY civil trial

Former Deutsche Bank executive Rosemary Vrablic testified during Trump’s civil fraud hearing about the money behind the family’s businesses. Vrablic wrote in an email, “we are whale hunting” back in 2011 in reference to bringing in Trump’s business. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken returns to Tel Aviv to urge Israeli leaders to extend the temporary truce with Hamas. This is his third trip to the region, and he also urges leaders to boost aid to civilians in Gaza. Carol Leonnig, David Enrich, Lisa Rubin, David Gura, Jeremy Bash. Juanita Tolliver, and Matthew Dowd join.
11/30/202342 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mike Pence reveals new details in Trump’s federal election interference case

New reporting reveals what former Vice President Mike Pence told special counsel Jack Smith about the days leading up to the Capital riot. This comes as Trump’s legal team challenges federal agencies’ findings that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Meanwhile, the anti-Trump political network backed by the Koch brothers endorsed Nikki Haley in the 2024 presidential race despite Haley averaging 30 points behind Donald Trump in primary polls in her home state. Katie Benner, Charles Coleman, Mary McCord, Ben Rhodes, Ben Hodges, David Plouffe, Tim Miller, and Mike Memoli join.
11/29/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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More hostages released as temporary truce continues in Israel-Hamas war

More hostages are released as Israel and Hamas agree to a two-day cease-fire extension. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel back to the region. After a week recess, Congress is back in session with a lot of work to do, including sending aid to Israel and Ukraine and potentially expelling Rep. George Santos. Amna Nawaz, Eugene Daniels, Michael Bociurkiw, Basil Smikle, Stuart Stevens, Robert Gibbs, and Glenn Kirshner joins. 
11/28/202342 minutes
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The Israeli government says no hostages will be released before Friday

The deal between Israel and Hamas to release the hostages along with a four-day pause in fighting brought hope to the victims' families. Now, Israel’s government says no hostages will be released before Friday. And, today, a Thanksgiving Eve panel dives deep into the topics likely to come up during dinner. Ned Lazarus, Peter Baker, Jon Allen, Brendan Buck, Charlie Dent, and Victoria DeFrancesco Soto join. 
11/23/202343 minutes, 12 seconds
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Israeli government approves deal to release some hostages held in Gaza

Israel has agreed to the outlines of a deal to release some of the hostages in Gaza. Hostages’ families and other have 24 hours to appeal to the Supreme Court. Then, Speaker Mike Johnson visited Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Elon Musk’s “X” sues Media Matters for defamation over a report that claims Nazi content posted on the platform appeared alongside ads from major companies. Elon Musk is already under fire for promoting an antisemitic conspiracy theory. Several advertisers have fled the site. Susan Glasser, Yaakov Katz, Rob D'Amico, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Shermichael Singleton, and Teddy Schleifer join.
11/22/202343 minutes, 44 seconds
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High-stakes gag order hearing in Trump’s federal election interference case

Jack Smith’s prosecutors and Donald Trump’s layers face off in federal court over Trump’s partial gag order in the election case. In a recent speech, Donald Trump called his political opponents “vermin,” echoing the language of dictators like Hitler & Mussolini. As the nation mourns the loss of former first lady Rosalynn Carter, we look at her remarkable legacy. Hugo Lowell, Melissa Murray, Barbara McQuade, Jen Psaki, Michael Steele, Rachel Maddow, and Jake Ward join.
11/21/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trump's partial gag order tested in appeals court

An appeals court will hear arguments on Donald Trump’s request to lift a partial gag order in his federal election interference case. It comes as Judge Tanya Chutkan denied the former President’s bid to strike some language about January 6th from his indictment. It was a whirlwind of a week that included Donald Trump’s rhetoric echoing fascist dictators, senators exchanging petty insults and threats of violence in Congress. Annie Linskey, Jon Allen, Charles Coleman, Basil Smikle, David Jolly, & Michael Beschloss join. 
11/18/202342 minutes, 53 seconds
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David Depape convicted of attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

A federal jury has convicted David DePape for crimes related to the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi back in 2022. DePape’s attack raised fears about political violence in America. A former Meta senior consultant, Arturo Bejar, says he warned company leaders that Instagram was harmful to teens and young kids. He says he has firsthand experience with his teenage daughter while using the platform. As the community recovers from a deadly mass shooting, Lewiston, Maine celebrates a soccer championship. Luke Broadwater, Leigh McGowan, Stuart Stevens, Renato Mariotti, Bill Carter, Carlos Curbelo, and Frances Haugen join. 
11/17/202343 minutes, 57 seconds
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President Biden meets with China’s President as witness videos leaker of George election case is revealed

President Biden met with President of China Xi  Jinping at the end of Biden’s time at the APEC Summit. Meanwhile, the judge for Trump’s Georgia election case says he will issue a protective order now that the identity of the leaker is revealed. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he would “absolutely” consider running for President in 2024. Then, Comedian Leslie Jones interviewed beloved MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, and Leslie gave a special gift to celebrate a special friendship. Mike Memoli, Sam Stein, Joyce Vance, Matthew Dowd, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Yaakov Katz, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey joins.
11/16/202343 minutes, 44 seconds
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An emergency protective order filed in the Georgia election interference case

Fulton County DA Fani Willis filed an emergency protective order in her state’s election interference case against Trump. Then, veterans who fought for America often face an even greater battle when they return home – PTSD. New research suggests that the psychedelic drug MDMA, could be a solution to help veterans suffering from this psychological challenge. Petty fights in Congress disgrace Capitol Hill. These embarrassing antics from our nation’s leaders and the dangerous precedent they set. Katie Benner, Benjy Sarlin, Harry Litman, Jonathan Greenblatt, Jason Johnson, Reed Galen, and Harry Smith join.  
11/15/202343 minutes, 44 seconds
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Alarming language from Donald Trump as he ramps up 2024 campaign

The former president is now calling for his political opponents’ ‘vermin’ and has pledged to go after the ‘radical left’. Then Israel Defense Minister has said that after 16 years in power, Hamas has lost control of Gaza. In 1998, November 13th was established as ”World Kindness Day” to highlight good deeds and remind us all to be kind to others. Peter Baker, Luke Broadwater, Kristy Greenberg, Conor Lamb, Mark McKinnon, Sally Abed, Alon Lee-Green, and Lauren Brenzel join. 
11/14/202343 minutes, 16 seconds
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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin will not run for Re-election

West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announces he will not seek re-election in 2024, while hinting at other political plans. Also, the UAW reaches a deal with automakers after a weeks-long strike. Plus, an interfaith panel looks at the rise in religious intolerance on college campuses and what can be done to fight it. Peter Baker, Matthew Dowd, Juanita Tolliver, Glenn Kirschner, David Enrich, Shawn Fain, Rabbi Marc Schneier, and Imam Shamsi Ali join.
11/10/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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Donald Trump testifies in his civil fraud trial

Former President Donald Trump took the witness stand in this $250 million-dollar civil fraud trial in New York. Trump blasted the judge, attack prosecutors and insisted the case was the work of his political opponents. Also, with about a year to go until election day 2024, a New York Times/Siena poll shows President Biden trailing former President Trump in most key battleground states. Plus Israel’s ground operations move deeper into Gaza after one month of war with Hamas. 240 hostages are still being held and Israel’s Prime Minister has rejected a cease-fire until they are released. Hugo Lowell, Andrew Weissmann, Melissa Murray, Robert Gibbs, Mark McKinnon, and Jeremy Bash join.
11/7/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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Secretary of State Anthony Blinken returns to Israel

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken returns to Israel amid pushing the need for a humanitarian pause. Meanwhile, President Biden visits Lewiston, Maine to meet with grieving families after the mass shooting. Plus, the alarming wave of antisemitism across the country, particularly on college campuses. We talk to three students about their experiences. Ellison Barber, Michael Bociurkiw, Jeremy Bash, Leroy Walker Sr., Yola Ashkenazie, Amanda Silberstein, and Bella Ingber join.
11/4/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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Don Jr. and Eric Trump testify in New York civil fraud case

Donald Trump’s two eldest sons testify in the New York civil fraud trial. Don Jr. and Eric Trump try to distance themselves from financial documents at the heart of the case. Disgraced FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been found guilty on all 7 counts in his criminal trial, a verdict that could send him to jail for life. Health care activist Ady Barkan died at the age of 39. In 2016, Barkan was diagnosed with ALS and devoted his remaining time fighting to improve the American healthcare system. We mourn the loss of a strong and brave individual who embodied the phrase “be a hero.” Neal Katyal, Charles Coleman, David Cay Johnston, Ellison Barber, Yaakov Katz, David Jolly, Conor Lamb, David Gura, and Zake Faux join.
11/3/202343 minutes, 38 seconds
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Donald Trump Jr. testifies at his father’s civil fraud trial

Donald Trump Jr took the stand to testify in the $250 million civil fraud suit against his father and the Trump organization. Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Stephanie Ruhle as the House prepares to vote on Speaker Johnson’s proposal to provide $14.3 billion for Israel by slashing IRS funding. A special one-one-one with actor, executive producer, and director Henry Winkler, as he talks about his new book and life after “The Fonz”. Carol Leonnig, David Fahrenthold, Joyce Vance, Elizabeth Warren, Ben Rhodes, and Henry Winkler join.
11/2/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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Israel’s forces push deeper into Gaza as airstrike hits refugee camp.

Israel widens ground operations and continues airstrikes in Gaza. Today one airstrike hit a large refugee camp. Meanwhile, the Senate confirms Jack Lew as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Then, new House Speaker Mike Johnson is the focus of backlash after proposing a $14 billion spending deal that would send aid to Israel but slash the IRS budget by the same amount. One of the 11th Hour’s very own brings New York City kids together at block party like no other. Huma Abedin, Frank Figliuzzi, Ravi Agrawal, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Glenn Kirschner, Katie Benner, Carlos Curbelo, and Basil Smikle join.
11/1/202342 minutes, 49 seconds
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The IDF pushes deeper into Gaza, rescues hostage held by Hamas

The IDF pushes deeper into Gaza. Israel says it rescued a hostage during a military operation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells his nation, “This is a time for war.” Then Judge Chutkan reimposes a gag order on former president Trump in his federal election interference case in DC. The order bars him from making public statements targeting prosecutors, court staff, and likely witnesses. Trump is under another gag order in his civil fraud case in New York. Then, Former “crypto-king” Sam Bankman-Fried was grilled on the witness stand in his criminal fraud trial as prosecutors cross-examined him for hours. He faces multiple federal charges, including wire fraud and money laundering, and could spender decades in prison. Ellison Barber, Amb. Dennis Ross, David Rohde, Dr. Nahreen Ahmed, Barbara McQuade, Mark Mckinnon, Adam Lehman, Jonathan Greenblatt, and David Gura join.
10/31/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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Suspected gunman in Lewiston, Maine found dead

Robert Card, the man suspected of killing 18 people in Lewiston, Maine mass shootings, was found dead. Then, Israel says it's increasing the ground operation in Gaza as the Israel-Hamas war rages on. Then this week is put into perspective with the help of a Presidential historian. Kathy Park, George Solis, Frank Figliuzzi, Michael Shepherd, Ellison Barber, Peter Baker, Jeremy Bash, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Martin Fletcher, and Michael Beschloss join.
10/28/202342 minutes, 25 seconds
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Urgent search for suspected gunman in Lewiston, Maine mass shooting

A manhunt for suspected gunman Robert Card is still underway after 18 people were killed in a mass shooting in Lewiston, ME. Many people are still sheltering in place as multiple law enforcement agencies comb through the area. After three weeks, all House Republicans voted to elect Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) Speaker of the House. Rep. Johnson is criticized for his views on abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, and efforts to overturn the 2020 general election. The Lewiston, ME community is mourning the 18 residents killed in Wednesday’s mass shootings. Tom Winter, Ken Altshuler, Dhruv Chandra, Max Rose, Brendan Buck, Janine Zacharia, Kevin Baron, and Catherine Christian join.
10/27/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mark Meadows reportedly granted immunity for grand jury testimony in Trump Federal election interference case

ABC News reports Mark Meadows has been granted immunity from Special Counsel Jack Smith in exchange for his testimony in Trump’s federal election interference case. Israel steps up airstrikes on Gaza as Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Israeli troops they’re “facing the next stage” the in war with Hamas. Plus, Officer Harry Dunn joins talk about his new book “Standing My Ground: A Capitol Police Offer’s Fight for Accountability and Good Trouble After January 6th”. Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Robert Gibbs, Reed Galen, and Harry Dunn join.
10/25/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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Two more hostages released amid Israel-Hamas war

Summary: Three days after the release of two Americans, Hamas released two more hostages. It comes as the U.S. advises Israel to delay a possible ground invasion in Gaza to allow for more hostage negotiations. Then, Stephanie sits down with GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie to discuss the chaos in the House, Donald Trump, and the Israel-Hamas war. Meanwhile, eight House Republicans are running for Speaker after one dropped out. An internal vote is expected Tuesday, which marks three weeks since the party’s far-right wing ousted Kevin McCarthy. Ellison Barber, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Chris Christie, Mark McKinnon, Stuart Stevens, and Claire McCaskill join.
10/24/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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First hostages released in Israel-Hamas war: Two Americans Judith and Natalie Raanan

Freedom for two American women captured during Hamas’ terrorist attacks. Plus, the push by the International Committee of the Red Cross to send humanitarian aid into Gaza. Also, an Israeli radio journalist remembers what it was like to save the lives of 30 people attending the Nova Music Festival, all while reporting the tragedy on air. Natalie Sanandaji, Uri Shacham, Martin Schüepp, Rami Shani, and Dr. Shir Diner join. 
10/21/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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President Biden speaks to the nation about wars in Israel and Ukraine

President Biden addressed the nation about the wars in Israel and Ukraine, as he called for military aid to both countries. Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell pleads guilty in the Georgia election interference case and could testify against Donald Trump. Plus, the Israel-Hamas War has set off clashes on college campuses, with major companies condemning the Hamas attacks and some firms retracting job offers to students criticizing Israel’s military action. Ellison Barber, Dr. Michael Oren, Martin Fletcher, Peter Baker, Joyce Vance, Rep. Charlie Dent, Tim Miller, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld join. 
10/20/202343 minutes, 59 seconds
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President Biden’s trip to Israel amid protests over Gaza hospital blast

President Biden spent the day in Israel showing support for the country and expressing outrage over the hospital blast that killed hundreds in Gaza. Additionally, Biden insisted there was no higher priority than to bring hostages home. We speak to someone whose family member is currently held hostage by the Hamas. Then, we take a closer look at some of the children and families from one kibbutz that came under attack from Hamas. Ellison Barber, Clint Watts, Michael McFaul, Rep. Jared Moskowitz, Udi Goren, and Brendan Buck join.
10/19/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Biden travels to Israel as an explosion at hospital in Gaza kills hundreds

Hours ahead of President Biden’s trip to Israel, a deadly blast killed hundreds of people at a hospital in Gaza. Meanwhile, according to the FBI, the Israel-Hamas war could inspire violence against Jews and Muslims. Plus, misinformation has flooded social media about the Israel-Hamas War. We discuss what social media companies are doing to stop it. Ellison Barber, Amna Nawaz, Jeremy Bash, David Jolly, Matthew Dowd, Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Jake Ward, and Achiya Schatz join. 
10/18/202343 minutes, 44 seconds
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Biden travels to Israel amid Hamas war

President Biden is heading to Israel on Wednesday to show US support after the Hamas attacks. More than a week after those attacks,families still have no answers about relatives believed to be held hostage in Gaza. Dr. Adva Gutman talks about her missing sister. After a five-month hiatus, Saturday Night Live returns with some poignant thoughts about the Israel-Hamas war. Ellison Barber, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Yaakov Katz, Susan Glasser, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Conricus, Dr. Adva Gutman, Glenn Kirschner join.
10/17/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Gaza region braces for Israeli military ground offensive

As the Israel-Hamas war continues, Gaza braces for an Israeli military ground offensive that could happen at any moment. Meanwhile, Israelis are struggling with whether to rally behind or punish Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government for failing to prevent the Hamas attack. Plus, the 11th Hour checks back in with Dori Roberts, whose five family members were abducted by Hamas terrorists. Josh Lederman, Col. Jack Jacobs, Kevin Baron, Jeremy Bash, Martin Fletcher, and David Rhode join. 
10/14/202344 minutes, 8 seconds
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Israel continues air attacks on Gaza ahead of potential ground assault

Israel continues its air strikes after the Hamas terror attacks and prepares for a potential ground offensive. Meanwhile the UN and other international groups warn about the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.  And the UN says 12 of its aid workers were killed in Israel’s airstrikes. Plus, new details emerge about the Hamas terror attack while some business leaders are condemning certain Ivy League schools for not speaking out against antisemitism. Ali Velshi, Jeremy Bash, Gen. Barry McCaffrey. Yaakov Katz, Peter Baker, Ted Deutch join. 
10/13/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Israel forms a unity government amid Israel-Hamas war

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins forces with the former Defense Minister Benny Gantz to form a coalition government as Israel mounts a counterattack against Hamas in Gaza. Plus, the U.S. House has yet to name a new Speaker. Louisiana republican Steve Scalise defeated Ohio’s Jim Jordan for the party’s nomination but hasn’t locked up the 217 votes needed to win the gavel. Ali Velshi, Dori Roberts, Janine Zacharia, Max Rose, and Jonathan Greenblatt join. 
10/12/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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War in Israel: Biden vows support as first delivery of advanced armaments arrives in Israel

On day four of the Israel-Hamas war, President Biden calls the Hamas attacks “pure evil” as the first delivery of advanced US ammunition arrives in Israel and airstrikes on Gaza continue. Meanwhile, Amir Tibon describes how his family barricaded themselves in a secure room as the terror attacks began. Plus, the president, several lawmakers and other Americans have voiced support for Israel in the wake of the Hamas attack. But some people are blaming Israel for the violence, leading to fierce backlash. Betzalel Taljah, Jeremy Bash, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, Yair Rosenberg, Abbey Onn, Rep. Ritchie Torres join. 
10/11/202342 minutes, 57 seconds
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Continued coverage of war in Israel: IDF say they have regained control of territory, Hamas holding hostages in Gaza

The latest as the war in Israel continues, Hamas holds over 100 Israelis hostage and threatens to kill them if Israel kills civilians in Gaza. Sasha Ariev, the sister of 19-year-old Israeli captive speaks out on the ongoing war. Plus, we share the experience of first responders who have been on the front lines to save others in Israel. Ali Velshi, Jeremy Bash, Barak Ravid, Martin Fletcher, Alexandra “Sasha” Ariev, Jonathan Greenblatt, Ted Deutch, Uri Shacham join.
10/10/202342 minutes, 49 seconds
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The split screen between President Biden and Defendant Trump

In the month of September, 336,000 new jobs have been added. join. President Biden continues impact Americans lives by tackling issues like student debt relief and drug price negotiations while Trump’s legal struggles continue as former Trump executives reveal new intel on tax fraud. Stephanie Ruhle hosts a special debate on gender expression, sports, and it’s affected on the mental health of transgender youth. 
10/7/202342 minutes, 54 seconds
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Team Trump tries to delay, dismiss multiple cases

Former President Trump’s legal team is scrambling to postpone or throw out four of his five pending cases. It comes as new reporting finds Trump revealed nuclear submarine secrets to an Australian businessman at Mar-a-Lago. Meanwhile, the House returns without a Speaker as two Republicans throw their hat in the ring. Plus, the power of young activism and what it means to engage in democracy at a young age. And are influencers losing their influence? Peter Baker, Luke Broadwater, Charles Coleman, Jason Johnson, Mark McKinnon, Eric Willoughby, State Sen. Zach Wahls and Taylor Lorenz join.
10/6/202341 minutes, 53 seconds
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Trump in courtroom for third day of New York civil fraud trial

Donald Trump was back in court for the third day of a civil fraud trial—testimony from two former accountants singling out Eric Trump. Marion County Police Chief Gideon Cody resigned after the controversial raid of the Marion County Record newspaper in August. Carol Leonnig, Susan Glasser, Joyce Vance, Conor Lamb, Tim Miller, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Eric Meyer join.
10/5/202343 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kevin McCarthy ousted as Speaker of the House

California Republican Kevin McCarthy has been voted out of office as Speaker of the House. Meanwhile, jury selection has begun in the trial of former “Crypto King” Sam Bankman-Fried. Sahil Kapur, Charlie Dent, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Katie Benner, Tristan Snell, Ali Velshi, David Gura, and Zeke Faux join. 
10/4/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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Trump’s $250 million civil fraud trial begins

The first of many court cases looming over Trump’s 2024 campaign got underway in New York. Meantime, the House is expected to vote this week on whether to keep Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Speaker after Rep. Matt Gaetz filed a resolution to oust him. Plus, the Supreme Court’s new term begins amid ethics questions. And Banned Books Week kicks off as schools and public libraries are targeted across the country. Susanne Craig, Catherine Christian, Kristy Greenberg, David Plouffe, Matthew Dowd, Chris Geidner and LeVar Burton join. 
10/3/202342 minutes, 57 seconds
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Friday Nightcap: Government shutdowns, Presidential politics & MVPs

Our Friday Nightcap returns to discuss the looming government shutdown, 2024 Presidential race politics and this week’s MVPs. Molly Jong-Fast, Ron Insana, John Fugelsang and Pablo Torre join. 
9/30/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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President Biden warns of threats to democracy

President Biden warned of the threat Trump and MAGA extremists pose to American democracy during a speech in Arizona. It comes as House Republicans held their first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing amid a looming government shutdown. And a look at the small group reportedly behind most school book challenges. Carol Leonnig, former Rep. Max Rose, Paul Rieckhoff, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Ali Vitali, Jon Allen and Lesléa Newman join.
9/29/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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New York Judge ruled Donald Trump committed fraud

A New York Judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud and lied about his net worth for years, saying the former president’s financial statements were “based in a fantasy world.” Meanwhile even more Democrats, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, are calling on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign. Plus, a one on one with Walter Isaacson, author of the new Elon Musk biography. Joyce Vance, Tim O’Brien, Sam Stein, Reed Galen, Robert Gibbs, and Brandy Zadrozny join.
9/27/202342 minutes, 34 seconds
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Judge orders jurors’ identities be kept secret during trials in Georgia election case

Key developments continue in Trump’s multiple legal cases: a GA judge has granted DA Fani Willis’s request to keep jurors identities secret in the upcoming election interference trials. Meanwhile, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez refuses to resign amid corruption allegations. Plus: Bianca Fortis breaks down new reporting about former Columbia University OB-GYN Robert Hadden, who’s been sentenced to 20 years for sexually abusing patients. Susan Glasser, Luke Broadwater, Renato Mariotti, Matthew Dowd, Jason Johnson, Ben White, and Seth Harris join.
9/26/202343 minutes, 2 seconds
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Friday Nightcap: A potential government shutdown, the fight for democracy, & MVPs

We’re back for another Friday Nightcap -- we’ll discuss political headlines, the fight for democracy and find out everyone’s MVPs for the week. Alex Witt, José Díaz-Balart, Peter Spiegel, and Pete Dominick join. 
9/23/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rupert Murdoch announces he’ll step down from Fox and News corporation brands

Rupert Murdoch announced he will step down in November as chair of Fox and News Corp and tapped his son Lachlan to replace him. Plus, President Zelenskyy met with some members of House leadership after Speaker McCarthy denied his request to address a joint session of Congress. Peter Baker, Dylan Byers, Tim Miller, Jonathan, Capehart, William Taylor, Julia Ainsley, Melissa Russo, and Lucas Shaw join. 
9/22/202345 minutes, 27 seconds
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United States Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies on Capitol Hill

General Merrick Garland testifies for more than 5 hours to the House Judiciary Committee. Plus, Ryan Busse, who’s running to be Democratic nominee in the Montana governor’s race, talks about being a gun safety advocate in a heavily armed state. Joyce Vance, Carol Leonning, Jen Psaki, Doug Jones, Charlie Dent, and Keir Simmons join.
9/21/202345 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pres. Biden delivers message of unity at U.N. General Assembly

President Biden urged world leaders and U.S. lawmakers to stand firm in support of Ukraine as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Meantime, House Republicans scrapped a key vote on a stopgap spending bill. Plus, a judge grants Kenneth Chesebro’s request to speak with the grand jurors who indicted him in Georgia. And as the migrant crisis continues to grow in cities like New York, it’s putting new pressure on Pres. Biden’s re-election bid – especially when it comes to fundraising. Peter Baker, Amb. William Taylor, former Sen. Claire McCaskill, Juanita Tolliver, Reed Galen, Julia Ainsley, Zachary Iscol and Glenn Kirschner join. 
9/20/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ex-DOJ official seeks to move Georgia case to federal court

Jeffrey Clark’s lawyers argued he was following Trump’s direction to draft a letter to Georgia state officials falsely stating the DOJ had concerns of 2020 election. It comes as new reporting found Trump wrote to-do lists on White House documents. Meantime, Texas AG Ken Paxton is acquitted in his impeachment trial. Plus, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy prepares to address U.N. General Assembly. And an inside look at the largest criminal hospice fraud case ever prosecuted. Amna Nawaz, Luke Broadwater, Charles Coleman, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Stuart Stevens and Ben Rhodes join.
9/19/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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Friday Nightcap: Politics, strikes & MVPs

 Our Friday Nightcap returns to discuss the week’s political headlines, summer of strikes, and MVPs. Ben White, Kyle Spencer, George Hahn and Trymaine Lee join. 
9/16/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hunter Biden indicted on gun charges

A federal grand jury indicts President Biden’s son Hunter on three gun-related charges. Meantime, the judge in the Georgia election interference case ruled Trump won’t be tried next month. Rep. Kevin McCarthy dares his Republican detractors to remove his as Speaker. Plus, the United Auto Workers Union says it will go on strike at three factories if no deal is reached. And a new book shares the road map to happiness. Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Frank Figliuzzi, Matt Dowd, Amy McGrath, Seth Harris, and Neal Boudette join.
9/15/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Next phase in Georgia election case to unfold Thursday

In Thursday’s televised hearing, we could learn more about where the Georgia election interference case is headed next. Meantime, Sen. Mitt Romney announces his retirement and calls for a “new generation” of leaders. Plus, newly-released Census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled after the pandemic-era child tax credit expired. And the biggest names in tech descend on Capitol Hill to talk about regulating A.I. Garrett Haake, Luke Broadwater, Joyce Vance, Juanita Tolliver, Charlie Sykes, Sen. Michael Bennet and Jake Ward join.
9/14/202343 minutes, 52 seconds
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Judge expected to set Georgia election trial date soon

The judge in the Georgia election interference case is expected to decide if Trump and his 18 co-defendants will be tried together next month. Meanwhile, Speaker Kevin McCarthy orders an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Plus, a one-on-one with the Salesforce CEO as their Dreamforce Conference kicks off in San Francisco. Carol Leonning, Harry Litman, Sam Stein, former Rep. Charlie Dent, former Sen. Doug Jones, Marc Benioff and Kara Swisher join. 
9/13/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Remembering Sept. 11th, 22 years later

The nation marked 22 years since the 9/11 attacks with tributes, tears and remembrances. It comes as President Biden commemorated the day with a message of unity. Meantime, Trump seeks the recusal of Judge Chutkan in his federal election interference case. Plus, Kim Jong Un travels to Russia for rare summit with Putin. And it’s a race against time to find survivors of the devastating earthquake in Morocco. Katie Benner, Michael Steele, Glenn Kirschner, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Tim Miller and Dmitri Alperovitch join.
9/12/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special grand jury report on Georgia election case unsealed

A special grand jury recommended indicting Sen. Lindsey Graham, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler and Michael Flynn in the Georgia election interference case – although none of them were charged. It comes as Mark Meadows files a notice to appeal after a judge denied his request to move the Georgia case to federal court. Meantime, Republicans try to find a new term for “pro-life” to stave off more electoral losses. And South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem endorses Trump as her name gets tossed around for a possible running mate. Amna Nawaz, Greg Bluestein, Charles Coleman, Dr. Kavita Patel, Reecie Colbert, Shermichael Singleton and Jon Meacham join.
9/9/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trump eyes federal court for Georgia charges

Former President Trump signals he may try to move his Georgia election interference case to federal court. Meantime, former Trump adviser Peter Navarro is found guilty of criminal contempt of Congress for defying a Jan. 6th subpoena. Plus, China’s economy is going through a major slowdown. And parenting Youtuber Ruby Franke is facing six felony child abuse charges. Peter Baker, Jon Allen, Joyce Vance, Basil Smikle, Stuart Stevens, Anna Ashton and Kalhan Rosenblatt join.
9/8/202342 minutes, 46 seconds
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First major hearing in Georgia election case

In the first major hearing, prosecutors told a Georgia judge they expect the trial of Trump and 18 others to last four months and that they intend to call 150 witnesses. Meantime, Vice President Harris breaks from the White House’s silence on Trump’s legal issues. Plus, a child care crisis looms as covid-era federal funding is set to expire at the end of the month. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes a surprise visit to Ukraine. Carol Leonning, Stephen Fowler, Neal Katyal, Conor Lamb, Mike Murphy, Abha Bhattarai, and Ben Rhodes join. 
9/7/202343 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ex-Proud Boys leader gets longest Jan. 6 sentence yet

Former Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison after getting convicted of seditious conspiracy. Meantime, all 19 defendants in the Georgia election case have now pleaded not guilty and waived their Wednesday arraignment. Plus, the historic impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton begins. And, thousands leave Burning Man after heavy rain left them stranded over the weekend. Katie Benner, Geoff Bennett, Clint Watts, Melissa Redmon, State Rep. Tanya Miller, Tony Plohetski and Neal Katyal join.
9/6/202343 minutes, 2 seconds
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Donald Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election interference case

Former President Trump entered a not guilty plea in his Georgia election interference case as he tries to sever his case from the co-defendants who want a speedy trial. It comes as we learn all court proceedings in Georgia will be televised and live streamed. Plus, Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Alito release their 2022 financial disclosures. And former Proud Boys leaders Joseph Biggs and Zachary Rehl were handed two of the lengthiest sentences yet linked to January 6th. Peter Baker, Glenn Thrush, Renato Mariotti, Chris Geidner, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller and Clint Watts join.
9/1/202343 minutes, 1 second
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Trump trial date set in federal election case

The judge in Trump’s federal election interference case sets the trial date for March 4th, 2024 – right in the heart of primary season. Meantime, Trump and his 18 co-defendants are scheduled to be arraigned next week in the Georgia election case. It comes as Mark Meadows takes the stand for nearly five hours in an effort to move his case to federal court. Plus, the community of Jacksonville, Florida is grieving after three people were killed in a racially motivated shooting. Peter Baker, Catherine Christian, Glenn Kirschner, Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker, Don Calloway, Maria Teresa Kumar and Mark McKinnon join.
8/29/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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Trump, 18 co-defendants surrender in Georgia

All defendants in the Georgia election case have surrendered as D.A. Fani Willis alerts defense attorneys about next steps. Plus, new polling debunks claims that indictments boost former President Trump. And as we mark the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, it serves as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done. Kyle Cheney, Jon Allen, Melissa Murray, Stephen Fowler, Amy McGrath, Reed Galen, Michael Beschloss, LaTosha Brown and Kendra Cotton join.
8/26/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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Special Preview: “Velshi Banned Book Club”

Ali Velshi gives a special preview of his new podcast, “Velshi Banned Book Club,” an act of resistance against the epidemic of book banning. In each episode, a different author of a banned book joins Ali—including Margaret Atwood, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Laurie Halse Anderson and more—to talk about why their work is being targeted and about the literature itself. “Velshi Banned Book Club” is a series rooted in literary and cultural analysis and in the notion of reading as resistance. Listen to the first two episodes now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/vbbc_fdlw
8/24/20231 minute, 56 seconds
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Key witness in Trump’s classified docs case retracts statement

Special Counsel Jack Smith revealed a key witness in the classified documents case has retracted his previous false testimony about efforts to delete security footage. The witness additionally gave prosecutors new information implicating Trump and two co-defendants. Plus, activist and Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown-Trickey along with NAACP Director of Education, Innovation, and Research Dr. Ivory Toldson, talk about 6 Arkansas schools’ decisions to offer AP African American Studies despite the state’s education department warning them not to. Joyce Vance, Luke Broadwater, Tia Mitchell, Frank Figliuzzi, Shermichael Singleton, and Basil Smikle join. 
8/23/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Trump’s GA election interference case sets bond and its conditions

Donald Trump’s bond is now set in the GA election interference case. The bond agreement bars Trump from intimidating or threatening co-defendants or witnesses -- including on social media. Plus, business owner and mother of nine Lauri Carleton was allegedly shot and killed by a man who confronted her about a Pride flag on display outside her store. President and CEO of GLAAD Sarah Kate Ellis discusses the killing and its impact on the LGBTQ+ community. Katie Benner, Greg Bluestein, Charles Coleman, Secretary Julian Castro, David Jolly, and Michael Mann, join. 
8/22/202341 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trump expected to surrender in GA late next week

Law enforcement expects former President Trump to voluntarily surrender in Fulton County no earlier than Thursday. It comes as his co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro appears to have been on the Capitol grounds on January 6th. Plus, President Biden and the First Lady are expected to head to Maui on Monday to get a firsthand look at the aftermath of the wildfires. Amna Nawaz, Jon Allen, Renato Mariotti, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Carlos Curbelo, Evan Peterson and Jon Meacham join.
8/19/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Trump asks for major delay in DOJ election trial

While special counsel Jack Smith aims to start the election interference trial in January 2024, Trump’s lawyers are seeking to push it to April 2026 instead. Meantime, Ron DeSantis’ debate strategy for next week’s GOP debate posted online. Plus, a Kansas newspaper is raided by police but it didn’t stop them from publishing their weekly paper. Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Juanita Tolliver, Reed Galen and Eric Meyer join.
8/18/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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DA Willis proposes trial date for Trump, co-defendants

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis proposed a March 4th trial date in the Georgia election case – just one day before Super Tuesday. Meanwhile, Elon Musk’s “X”, is accused of slowing down traffic to websites Elon Musk dislikes, as a judge suggests Musk withheld Trump’s Twitter data to “cozy up” to the former president. Kyle Cheney, Joyce Vance, Jake Ward, Justin Wolfers, Amy McGrath and Tim Miller join.
8/17/202343 minutes, 12 seconds
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Countdown begins for Trump, 18 co-defendants to surrender

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis set an August 25th deadline for Trump and 18 others to voluntarily surrender in the state’s 2020 election case. It comes as we learn they’ll all be booked at the Fulton County Jail. Meantime, Mark Meadows becomes the first of the co-defendants to seek to move the case to federal court. Plus, former NFL star Michael Oher files a lawsuit against the “Blind Side” family. Greg Bluestein, Claire McCaskill, Kristy Greenberg, Neal Katyal, Conor Lamb, Stuart Stevens and Michael Fletcher join.
8/16/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Judge issues protective order in Trump election case

Judge Chutkan issued a protective order against former President Trump and cautioned him against intimidating witnesses. Plus, Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe. Jon Allen, Tia Mitchell, David Jolly and Renato Mariotti break down today’s biggest stories. And later, Steve Liesman, Abby Livingston, Sami Sage and Bill Carter hit the roundtable for the Friday Nightcap to talk about the economy, Hollywood strikes and share this week’s MVPs.
8/12/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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Crucial hearing in DOJ election interference case

Trump’s behavior will be at the center of a hearing Friday in the Justice Department’s election interference case. It comes as the special counsel’s office proposes a January 2, 2024 trial date. Plus, a new report found Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted even more luxurious gifts from billionaires than first thought. Peter Baker, Luke Broadwater, Kristy Greenberg, Brett Murphy, Max Rose, Stuart Stevens and Brandy Zadronzny join.
8/11/202342 minutes, 20 seconds
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Special Counsel executes a search warrant of Trump’s

Special Counsel Jack Smith obtained a search warrant for Former President Trump’s Twitter back in January.Twitter’s initial resistance in complying with the warrant resulted in a $350,000 fine for the company.Plus, a special one-on-one with CEO of GM Mary Barra to talk all things auto industry.  Sam Stein, Joyce Vance, Glenn Thrush, Clint Watt, Symone Sanders-Townsend, and Tim Miller join. 
8/10/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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Judge sets hearing on DOJ’s protective order

The judge overseeing the DOJ’s election interference case set a protective order hearing for Friday, despite attempts from Trump’s legal team to postpone to next week. Meantime, Ohio voters made a huge statement in support of abortion rights after rejecting a ballot measure that would make it harder to change the state’s constitution. Plus, breaking down the biggest headlines in business and tech. Katie Benner, Frank Figliuzzi, Charles Coleman, Juanita Tolliver, Matthew Dowd, Justin Wolfers and Kara Swisher join.
8/9/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trump lawyers, DOJ at odds over election case evidence

Special counsel Jack Smith and Trump’s legal team argue over evidence sharing in the election interference case as Judge Chutkan orders a hearing to settle the dispute by Friday. Plus, GOP candidate Ron DeSantis admits Trump lost the 2020 election. And a special election on Tuesday could determine the future of abortion in Ohio. Philip Rucker, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Kyle Cheney, Greg Bluestein, Dr. Jason John, Mark McKinnon, and Ohio State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney join.
8/8/202342 minutes, 21 seconds
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Prosecutors cite Trump post in protective order request

Special counsel Jack Smith filed a request for a protective order in the election interference case, citing a Trump post. It comes as calls grow for cameras in the courtroom of Trump’s trials. Plus, some of Lizzo’s former dancers filed a lawsuit accusing the singer of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment. Glenn Thrush, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Jon Allen, Reed Galen, Krystie Lee Yandoli and Jon Meacham join.
8/5/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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Trump arraigned in D.C. court near site of Jan. 6 attack

Former President Trump pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he conspired to overturn the 2020 presidential election. His next hearing is set for August 28th, where the judge will set a date for his trial. It comes as Trump defenders are using Hunter Biden to deflect from the former President’s latest indictment. Ryan Reilly, Carol Leonnig, Kristy Greenberg, Charles Coleman, Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, Peter Baker, Philip Bump, Symone Sanders-Townsend, and Tim Miller join.
8/4/202342 minutes, 46 seconds
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Trump faces third criminal arraignment in four months

Former President Trump is expected to appear in a federal court in Washington, D.C. on Thursday after being indicted in the special counsel’s 2020 election investigation. It comes as his lawyer hints Trump’s defense will focus on free speech. Luke Broadwater, Kyle Cheney, Barbara McQuade, Former Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund, Former Rep. Tim Ryan and Former Rep. Charlie Dent join.
8/3/202342 minutes, 53 seconds
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Trump indicted for effort to overturn 2020 election

Donald Trump is now the first U.S. President charged with trying to overturn an election after a D.C. jury indicted him on four criminal charges in the special counsel’s probe. Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Glenn Kirschner, Frank Figliuzzi, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Neal Katyal, Charlie Sykes and Jason Johnson join.
8/2/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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New signs DOJ, Fulton Co. DA closing in on Trump Charges

As we await next moves in the special counsel’s election interference case, Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis reveals “we’re ready to go” on charging decisions in her election probe of Trump. It comes as Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira makes his first court appearance in the classified documents case. Plus, new reporting found Trump’s team is creating a new legal defense fund to help pay for his allies’ legal bills. And GOP candidates are gearing up for their first debate, but the frontrunner may not be there. Carol Leonning, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, David Cay Johnston, Claire McCaskill, Robert Gibbs, Mike Murphy and Gen. Barry McCaffrey join.
8/1/202343 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trump vows to stay in 2024 presidential race

As former President Trump faces mounting legal troubles, he vowed that even a conviction would not stop his presidential campaign. Meantime, nearly every GOP presidential candidate spoke at the same Iowa fundraiser Friday night but ignored Trump’s superseding indictment. Plus, the new spotlight on our aging U.S. lawmakers. Philip Rucker, Glenn Thrush, Mary McCord, David Jolly, Symone Sanders-Townsend and Michael Beschloss join.
7/29/202343 minutes, 54 seconds
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DOJ files superseding indictment against Trump

Special counsel Jack Smith tacks on additional charges against Trump and his aide Walt Nauta in the classified documents case. It comes as Smith adds a third defendant, Carlos De Oliveira, to the case. Plus, House Republicans boast about a “productive” session just before leaving for a five-week recess. And prosecutors drop another charge against former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Charles Coleman, Joyce Vance, Frank Figliuzzi, Conor Lamb and David Gura join.
7/28/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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Hunter Biden plea deal derailed

Hunter Biden pled not guilty to federal tax charges after his original plea deal collapses. Meantime, Rudy Giuliani admits to making false statements against two Georgia election workers in a new court filing. Plus, the new warning about a second Trump term. And stories of UFO sightings land on Capitol Hill. Tom Winter, Luke Broadwater, Joyce Vance, David Plouffe, Michael Steele, Miles Taylor and Ryan Graves join.
7/27/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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Awaiting grand jury decision in DOJ election probe

With a possible third indictment of Trump, all eyes are on Thursday for the grand jury to announce their decision in the DOJ election probe. Plus, Jake Ward breaks down Elon Musk’s rebrand of Twitter as an “everything” app. Jon Allen, Katie Benner, Neal Katyal, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller, and Matt K. Lewis join.
7/26/202343 minutes, 3 seconds
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Awaiting next moves in DOJ’s election interference probe

As we await news of a possible third Trump indictment, we’re getting a clearer picture of the case Jack Smith is putting together. Meantime, Ron DeSantis is under fire in his home state as his campaign launches a new catchphrase. Plus, the president of Stanford University announced he’s stepping down after a student journalist raised questions about some of his past research. Sam Stein, Greg Bluestein, Glenn Kirschner, Amy McGrath, Reed Galen, Theo Baker, Paul Flahive, and J. David Goodman join. 
7/25/202343 minutes, 16 seconds
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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses her state’s plan to protect elections going forward.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses her state’s plan to protect elections going forward. Lisa Rubin, Peter Baker, Charles Coleman, Mark McKinnon, Maria Teresa Kumar, Bill Browder join. 
7/21/202342 minutes, 2 seconds
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New details in Trump target letter in 2020 election interference probe

Three federal statutes were mentioned in the letter, relating to deprivation of rights, conspiracy and witness tampering. Luke Broadwater, Joyce Vance, Melissa Murray, Greg Bluestein, Shermichael Singleton, Juanita Tolliver join.
7/20/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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Trump received target letter in DOJ’s election interference probe

Hours before a key hearing in the classified documents case, former President Trump revealed he’s officially a target in Jack Smith’s election interference probe. Rep. Adam Schiff reacts to the news and Garrett Haake, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Joyce Vance, Jon Allen, Max Rose, and Michael Steele join.
7/19/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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Key hearing in Trump classified document case

Judge Cannon will consider when the trial will start and how classified material will be handled on Tuesday. Kyle Cheney, Carol Leonnig, Renato Mariotti, Matthew Dowd, Basil Smikle, Kara Swisher and Matthew Belloni join.
7/18/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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Friday Nightcap: SAG-AFTRA on strike

Jon Allen, Dr. Kavita Patel, Cynthia Alksne breakdown Iowa's abortion ban. And later, Jake Ward, Guy Adami, Nancy Giles and Evan McMorris-Santoro hit the round table to discuss the ramifications of the actors strike.
7/15/202342 minutes, 1 second
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Special Counsel Jack Smith questioned Trump’s inner circle about 2020 election

Smith’s team reportedly asked witnesses – including the former president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner -- whether or not Trump acknowledged his loss in the days following the election. Peter Baker, Geoff Bennett, Harry Litman, Andrew Weissman, Mallory McMorrow, Jason Johnson, Stuart Stevens and Alex Sherman join.
7/14/202344 minutes, 11 seconds
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House Judiciary Committee grills FBI Director Wray

The Republican-led panel used their time to attack Wray and the Bureau – while Democrats focused on the search of Mar-A-Lago. Carol Leonnig, Frank Figliuzzi, Joyce Vance, Amb. William Taylor, Jonathan Capehart, Charlie Dent and Justin Wolfers join.
7/13/202342 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trump seeks lengthy delay in docs case

Trump’s lawyers have requested to delay the classified documents trial until after the 2024 election. Meantime, two newly-seated grand juries will likely decide Trump’s fate in Georgia’s election interference probe. Plus, the House GOP’s so-called “informant” against the Biden family has now been indicted. And NATO stops short of an Ukraine invitation, angering President Zelenskyy. Glenn Thrush, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Charles Coleman, James Carville, Tim Miller, Ivo H. Daalder and Jason Del Ray join.
7/12/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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Trump aide pleads not guilty in classified document case

Walt Nauta is accused of helping the former president hide top secret material from authorities after Trump left the White House. Katie Benner, Toluse Olonrunnipa, Joyce Vance, Amb. William Taylor, Tim Miller, Basil Smikle and Ben Collins join.
7/7/202342 minutes, 29 seconds
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More of Mar-A-Lago search warrant unsealed

The document details the Justice Department’s justification for the search, including video footage that showed “evidence” being moved. Glenn Kirschner, Sam Stein, Eugene Daniels, Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Charlie Dens, Aisha Mills and Chris Geidner join.
7/6/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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Supreme Court guts affirmative action

Peter Baker, Deborah Archer, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Michael Waldman and Antonia Hylton discuss the Supreme Court’s decision and what it means for schools going forward. Conor Lamb, Tim Miller break down 2024 politics and Harry Litman talks the latest in the Trump classified documents case.
6/30/202343 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rudy Giuliani met with special counsel prosecutors for voluntary interview

Prosecutors from special counsel Jack Smith’s office also met with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of the investigation into former President Trump’s role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Joyce Vance, Luke Broadwater, Greg Bluestein, Michael Steele, Juanita Tolliver, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Michael McFaul join.
6/29/202342 minutes
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Special counsel focused on Bedminster in Trump docs case

A report shows that prosecutors subpoenaed surveillance footage from the golf club. Meanwhile, Trump claimed that his recent comments about showing off those classified documents were simply “bravado.” Plus, the Supreme Court rejects a Republican-backed legal theory that would have transformed U.S. elections. Ryan Nobles, Barbara McQuade, Donell Harvin, Lydia Wheeler, Basil Smikle and David McSwane join.
6/28/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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Audio recording reveals Trump discussing classified document

A newly released audio recording reveals former President Trump discussing a secret document he did not declassify. Plus, Russian President Putin and Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin speak out for the first time since the mercenary group’s revolt. And new polling has Democrats sounding the alarm about a potential Biden-Trump rematch. Glenn Kirschner, Neal Katyal, Ali Velshi, Michael McFaul, former Sen. Bob Torricelli and Mark McKinnon join.
6/27/202343 minutes, 46 seconds
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State of abortion one year after Dobbs decision

Saturday marks one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, shifting the landscape for abortion care across the U.S. It comes as President Biden signs an executive order expanding access to birth control. Dr. Kavita Patel, Dr. Jennifer Lincoln, Pam Belluck, Andrew Weissman, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Stuart Stevens, and Amy McGrath join.
6/24/202342 minutes, 51 seconds
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Navy heard possible implosion after Titanic sub vanished

The Coast Guard said all five passengers aboard the submersible that went missing on a deep-sea voyage to the Titanic are presumed dead. Josh Gates and L. David Marquet break it down. Peter Baker, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Joyce Vance, Randi Weingarten, and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney also join.
6/23/202343 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lost Titanic sub could run out of oxygen Thursday morning

The Coast Guard estimates the sub will run out of oxygen by Thursday morning as crews race against the clock to rescue the five people on board. Tim Taylor and Ofer Ketter join to discuss. Also joining are Geoff Bennett, Luke Broadwater, Barbara McQuade, David Plouffe, Mike Murphy, and Alex Sammon.
6/22/202342 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hunter Biden takes plea deal

President Biden’s son reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors, although the U.S. attorney said the case was “ongoing.” Republicans widely criticized the deal.  Sam Stein, Katie Benner, Renato Mariotti, Tim Miller, Symone Sanders-Townsend, L. David Marquet, and RIchard Lardner join.
6/21/202342 minutes, 26 seconds
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Judge bars Trump from sharing evidence in documents case

The former president is also not allowed to keep or review any trial evidence without a member of his defense team. Meanwhile, there is new reporting showing that the Justice Department put off investigating Donald Trump’s role in January 6th for more than a year. Glenn Thrush, Glenn Kirschner, Anthony Coley, Michael Steele, Robert Gibbs, and Michael McFaul join.
6/20/202341 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Friday Nightcap: Trump federal indictment

Antonia Hylton, Hayes Brown, Ron Insana and Lizz Winstead break down the historic criminal indictment of the former president – and the impact it could have on the 2024 race. Plus, Dr. Ebony Hilton and Luke Russert join.
6/17/202341 minutes, 35 seconds
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Drag queens describe a Pride Month like no other

While many are celebrating Pride Month, the community remains under attack. Stephanie Ruhle sat down with a roundtable of drag queens on those threats and what America doesn’t understand. Rosé, Julie J, Nicky O and Mariyea join to discuss. Neal Katyal, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Ryan Reilly, Juanita Tolliver, and Brendan Buck also join the rest of the show.
6/16/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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Merrick Garland breaks his silence on Trump indictment

Attorney General Merrick Garland emphasized his support for special counsel Jack Smith – whose investigation into January 6th continues. Peter Baker, Luke Broadwater, Melissa Murray, Max Rose, Tim Miller, Justin Wolfers and TJ Newman join.
6/15/202343 minutes, 10 seconds
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Harry Litman: Trump has "no chance" in court

The former president plead not guilty to 37 felony counts in Miami federal court. Harry Litman, Katie Benner, Barbara McQuade, Jon Allen, Clint Watts, Ben Rhodes, David Jolly, and Amy McGrath join.
6/14/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trump to appear in federal court as Miami prepares for protests

In an interview, the former president said he would plead not guilty and called the indictment “a disgrace to our country.” Ryan Nobles, Carol Leonnig, Glenn Kirschner, Anthony Coley, Sarah Matthews, Conor Lamb, and Charlie Dent join.
6/13/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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BONUS: Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News,” a new original podcast series from MSNBC. In each episode, Rachel Maddow and co-host Isaac-Davy Aronson seek a deeper understanding of a story in today's headlines by asking: Has anything like this ever happened before? Would knowing that help us grapple with what’s happening now… and what might happen next? Listen to the first episode now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpdn_fdlw
6/12/20235 minutes, 11 seconds
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Trump classified documents indictment unsealed

Despite the 37 charges, his 2024 reelection bid still has large support among his base voters. Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Joyce Vance, Jon Allen, Katie Benner, Charles Coleman, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Jennifer Palmieri, Michael Steele, and Michael Beschloss join.
6/10/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trump indicted in Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe

The former president is expected in a Miami federal courtroom to face the charges, including making false statements and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Charles Coleman, Anthony Coley, Frank Figliuzzi, Basil Smikle and Mark McKinnon break it down.
6/9/202341 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fmr. Trump aide testifies before classified documents grand jury

Meanwhile, Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., in connection with special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into Jan. 6, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Ryan Reilly, Hugo Lowell, Glenn Kirschner, Dr. Vin Gupta, Jason Johnson, Will Hurd, and Dr. Joseph Lee join.
6/8/202343 minutes, 12 seconds
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PGA Tour merges with Saudi-backed rival LIV Golf

The deal is a major victory for Saudi Arabia, but the PGA is facing criticism for their hypocrisy in going from standing against the Saudis for human rights violations, to joining forces with them. Michael Schmidt, Katie Benner, Barbara McQuade, Juanita Tolliver, Michael Duda, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Bob Feldman and Dr. Marcus Collins join. 
6/7/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trump legal team meets with Justice Dept.

The lawyers met with special counsel Jack Smith and reportedly asked the Department of Justice not to charge the former president. The grand jury in the classified documents case is expected to meet again this week. Sam Stein, Carol Leonnig, Charles Coleman, Former Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Reed Galen, Kara Swisher, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey join.
6/6/202343 minutes, 36 seconds
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Senate passes debt limit bill

After debating a series of amendments, the Senate passed the debt ceiling deal struck by President Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The bill now heads to Biden’s desk for a signature as Monday’s debt deadline approaches. Leigh Ann Caldwell, Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Michael Steele, Peter Baker, Charles Coleman, Ben Rhodes, and Bruce Feiler join.
6/2/202346 minutes
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Sen. Chris Murphy: Debt deal “is not an accomplishment”

The House passed a bipartisan bill to suspend the debt ceiling ahead of next week’s deadline. It now heads to the Senate. Sen. Chris Murphy says the deal is not a "grand bipartisan victory.” Sen. Chris Murphy, Luke Broadwater, Justin Wolfers, Joyce Vance, David Plouffe, Charlie Dent, and Kevin Roose join.
6/1/202343 minutes, 52 seconds
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Debt ceiling deal clears first hurdle in GOP-led House

While President Biden and Speaker McCarthy each face tough questions from members of their parties, a debt ceiling bill to avoid a potentially catastrophic default is headed to a House vote. Glenn Thrush, Carol Lee, Conor Lamb, Judd Legum, Mark McKinnon, Tony Plohetski, Scott Budman, and Bill Cohan join.
5/31/202342 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ron DeSantis launches 2024 campaign on Twitter despite glitches

The long-anticipated announcement faced several technical difficulties on Twitter Spaces. Former President Donald Trump responded by calling DeSantis “disloyal.” Sam Stein, Matthew Dowd, Will Oremus, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, Jen Golbeck, and Dr. Jenny Radesky join.
5/25/202342 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trial date set in Trump hush-money case

Lawyers for the former president demanded a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland over Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation. Meanwhile, new reporting says Smith is nearing the end of his investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents. Katie Benner, Melissa Murray, Tim O'Brien, Shermichael Singleton, Basil Smikle, Frank Figliuzzi and Michael McFaul join.
5/24/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Biden-McCarthy meeting “productive” as default looms

President Biden and Speaker McCarthy left a meeting at the White House Monday still short of a deal on the debt limit. Meanwhile, the field of Republicans running for president now includes South Carolina Senator Tim Scott. Peter Baker, Mark McKinnon, Neal Katyal, Lana Bellamy, and Jake Ward join.
5/23/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Friday Nightcap: Debt, DeSantis & Disney

From America’s looming debt crisis to Gov. DeSantis’ feud with Disney, our Friday Nightcap weighs in on some of the biggest stories of the week. Alicia Menendez, Steve Liesman, Basil Smikle, Aasif Mandvi, Kalhan Rosenblatt, and Rainn Wilson join.
5/20/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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Appeals court appears likely to limit access to abortion pill

The three judge panel seemed skeptical of the Biden Administration’s argument. Meanwhile, abortion is banned or restricted in almost half of all states. Katie Benner, Kavita Patel, Barbara McQuade, Amy McGrath, Reed Galen, Peter Spiegel, and Cynthia McFadden join.
5/18/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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Biden and congressional leaders meet again on debt limit

As default looms, the president also announced that he will cut his G7 trip to Asia short to return for more negotiations. Luke Broadwater, Dan Nathan Claire McCaskill, Leigh McGowan, Michael Steele, Kara Swisher, and Kenny Smith join.
5/17/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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OpenAI CEO to testify at Senate hearing

Sam Altman will appear before a panel looking into potential regulations for artificial intelligence. Peter Baker, Glenn Kirschner, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Tim Miller, Max Rose, Jake Ward, and Chasten Buttigieg join.
5/16/202343 minutes, 36 seconds
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Friday Nightcap: The future of the GOP

The Friday Nightcap roundtable discusses Trump, Santos, the future of the Republican Party, and share their MVP picks of the week. Secy. Julian Castro, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Jon Allen, Charles Coleman, Gillian Tett, John Norris, Roxanne Gay, and Roy Wood Jr. join.
5/13/202342 minutes, 31 seconds
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Southern border braces for migrant influx

José Díaz-Balart and El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez bring us the latest from the southern border, and Geoff Bennett breaks down the Biden Administration response. And later Rep. Jim Himes, Jay Rosen, Luke Broadwater and Melissa Murray join.
5/12/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rep. George Santos charged with federal crimes

The congressman pleaded not guilty in court, before holding a defiant press conference where he called the indictment a “witch hunt.” Meanwhile, former President Trump repeated a myriad of false claims during a CNN townhall – in an early test for news outlets covering his 2024 re-election bid. Yamiche Alcindor, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Andrew Weissman, Rep. Jeff Jackson, Former Senator Al Franken, and Mark McKinnon join.
5/11/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trump found liable for sexual abuse and defamation

The jury in E. Jean Carroll’s civil suit against the former president rejected the rape allegation. Meanwhile, Republican Congressman George Santos has reportedly been charged with federal offenses. Tim O’Brien, Cynthia Alksne and Charles Coleman break down the day’s legal bombshells. Tim O'Brien, Cynthia Alksne, Charles Coleman, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Sam Stein, Bill Cohan, and Ben Rhodes join.
5/10/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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Gunman in Texas mall shooting “deeply ingrained into white supremacist culture”

A suburb north of Dallas is reeling after a gunman opened fire at a busy mall on Saturday, killing 8. Ben Collins, Matthew Watkins and Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez join to discuss the latest mass shooting in America. Matthew Watkins, State Senator Roland Gutierrez, Ben Collins, Peter Baker, Carol Lee, Will Hurd, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Joyce Vance join.
5/9/202343 minutes, 3 seconds
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One-on-one with President Biden

The president sat down to discuss his 2024 re-election campaign and the ongoing fight to raise the debt limit. Ali Vitali, Mike Memoli, Jonathan Capehart, Carol Leonnig, Matthew Dowd and James Carville break down his opening bid.
5/6/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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Four Proud Boys found guilty of seditious conspiracy

Four members of the Proud Boys, including the group’s leader Enrique Tarrio, were convicted of seditious conspiracy related to the January 6th Capitol Riot. A fifth member, Dominic Pezzola, was convicted on other felony charges. Meantime, new reporting says that Special Counsel Jack Smith is ramping up efforts to find out if former President Trump hid classified documents. Michael Schmidt, Ryan Reilly, Barbara McQuade, Ian Millhiser, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller, and Charles Coleman join.
5/5/202342 minutes, 1 second
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Suspected gunman in Atlanta shooting arrested

Police say the man opened fire in an Atlanta doctors office killing one woman and injuring four others. Meanwhile in Texas, the wife of the man suspected of shooting five neighbors was also arrested. Yamiche Alcindor, Ryan Nobles, Clint Watts, Joyce Vance, Mark McKinnon, Basil Smikle and Michael McFaul join.
5/4/202341 minutes, 16 seconds
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Alleged Texas gunman arrested

The suspect is accused of killing five neighbors with an AR-15 rifle. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on ethics rules for Supreme Court justices. Katie Benner, Peter Baker, Glenn Kirschner, Jason Johnson, Matthew Dowd, Lucas Shaw, Patrick Svitek, and Jason Rosenbaum join. 
5/3/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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U.S. could hit debt limit in a month

Treasury secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congress warning that they needed to act as soon as possible to avoid a default. In response President Biden invited the top four Congressional leaders to the White House next week – despite his standoff with Speaker Kevin McCarthy. David Gura, Luke Broadwater, Renato Mariotti, Fred Guttenberg, Mike Murphy, Conor Lamb, Mia Armstrong, Cara Armstrong, and Lisa McKnight join.
5/2/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump embraces woman convicted in Jan. 6 case

At a campaign event in New Hampshire, the former president embraced a woman who served prison time for her actions during the Capitol riot and called her a “terrific woman.” Meanwhile, there’s still no verdict in the Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy trial of five members of the Proud Boys. Jon Allen, Amna Nawaz, Barbara McQuade, Mini Timmaraju, David Jolly, and Amb. William Taylor join.
4/29/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pence testifies before grand jury investigating Trump and January 6

Special Counsel Jack Smith is reportedly interested in the conversations the former vice president had with former President Trump in the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump reacted to the news, telling NBC News that he had “a lot of confidence” in Pence. Peter Baker, Ryan Reilly, Glenn Kirschner, Symone Sanders Townsend, Reed Galen, Rep. David Cicilline, and Teddy Schleifer join.
4/28/202343 minutes, 34 seconds
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House passes Speaker McCarthy’s debt limit bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has already declared the plan “dead on arrival.” The president said he was open to meeting with McCarthy, but raising the debt limit was “not negotiable.” Meanwhile, E. Jean Carroll testified in her civil suit against former President Trump, describing the allegations in shocking detail. Leigh Ann Caldwell, Lisa Rubin, Stuart Stevens, Sen. Chris Murphy, Amb. Deborah Lipstadt, Bill Cohan, and Dan Nathan join. 
4/27/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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Biden launches 2024 re-election bid

The president asked Americans to let him “finish the job” in a video announcing his campaign. Meanwhile, there’s a standoff on the hill over Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt limit plan. Carol Lee, Garrett Haake, Mike Murphy, Amy McGrath, Jay Rosen, Monica Simpson, and Becky Pringle join.
4/26/202343 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News

According to The Wall Street Journal, the former Fox News primetime host found out he would be let go just 10 minutes prior to the announcement. Dylan Byers, Tim Miller, Jeremy Peters, April Ryan, Max Rose, Tarpley Hitt, John Della Volpe, and Jean M. Twenge join.
4/25/202341 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill

It will remain available as the case makes it’s way through the 5th Circuit of Appeals. Dr. Kavita Patel, Maya Wiley, Pam Belluck and Carlos Curbelo are on. And Jon Allen, Molly Jong-Fast, Nancy Giles and John Fugelsang join the Friday Nightcap to talk about everything from the Fox News-Dominion lawsuit to plane etiquette. 
4/22/202343 minutes, 10 seconds
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The gun violence epidemic in America

The country is reeling from the shootings of Ralph Yarl, Kaylin Gillis, cheerleaders in Texas and a family in North Carolina, who were all shot for making everyday mistakes. Charles Coleman, Frank Figliuzzi and Ryan Busse join to discuss how gun culture plays into the violence in the U.S., where knocking on the wrong door can be deadly. Ryan Busse, Charles Coleman, Frank Figliuzzi, Robert Gibbs, Charlie Sykes, Katie Benner, and Natalie Fertig join.
4/21/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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McCarthy’s debt limit plan targets Biden’s agenda

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy unveiled his plan to lift the debt ceiling, but it aims to cut big parts of President Biden’s agenda. Meantime, the Supreme Court punts a ruling on the Mifepristone abortion pill to Friday. And the state of gun violence in America, with yet another shooting tied to a seemingly innocent mistake. April Ryan, Yamiche Alcindor, Stuart Stevens, Michael Steele, Sarah Ellison, Jason Rosenbaum, Shaylee Ragar, and Alex Weprin join.
4/20/202342 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fox agrees to $787.5 million settlement with Dominion

Fox said in a statement: "We acknowledge the court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false." But new reporting tonight shows that an apology to Dominion was not included in the agreement. Geoff Bennett, Katie Phang, Jeremy Peters, Max Rose, Mark McKinnon, Adam Winkler, and Brad Stone join.
4/19/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fox-Dominion defamation case delayed

Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News is expected to begin Tuesday after a one-day delay, which sparked questions of settlement talk. Meanwhile, House Republicans held a field hearing in Manhattan, intensifying their criticism of District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Jim Rutenberg, Daniella Diaz, Glenn Kirschner, Charles Coleman, David Plouffe, Matthew Dowd, and Glenn Rice join.
4/18/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Donald Trump deposed by New York attorney general

Letitia James filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit alleging the former president’s real estate business practices were fraudulent. And the Washington Post says that special counsel Jack Smith is looking into whether or not Trump scammed donors with his false claims of voter fraud. Yamiche Alcindor, Michael Schmidt, Neal Katyal, Juanita Tolliver, Clint Watts, and Julia Ainsley join.
4/14/202343 minutes, 35 seconds
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Second Democratic representative reinstated to the Tennessee state legislature

Memphis officials reappointed State Rep. Justin Pearson today, after he was expelled for joining gun violence protesters last week. Senate Democrats are calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether the expulsions violated the Constitution or Pearson and Jones’ civil rights. Holly McCall, April Ryan, Joyce Vance, Jeremy Peters, Fmr. Sen. Al Franken. Tim Miller, and Secy. Jennifer Granholm join. 
4/13/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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More details on Louisville, KY bank shooting

Louisville police released body camera footage of officers rushing to the scene to stop the gunman. After five were killed, the mayor called on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation. Meanwhile in Tennessee – where a school shooting killed six people two weeks ago – the Republican governor has signed an executive order strengthening background checks. Antonia Hylton, Matt Bennett, Reed Galen, Rep. Katie Porter, John Della Volpe, Victor Shi, and Jeremy Bash join.
4/12/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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Five killed in Louisville shooting

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear became emotional when he revealed that he lost a close friend in the tragedy. This, as one of the lawmakers in Tennessee who was expelled for protesting gun violence was reinstated by the Nashville City Council. Jeff Syracuse, Holly McCall, Gov. Wes Moore, Katie Benner, Melissa Murray, Brandy Zadrozny, and Kara Swisher join.
4/11/202343 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fallout continues after the Tennessee State Legislature expels 2

After joining a gun violence protest in the Capitol, two black lawmakers were expelled from the body. They have vowed to not give up. Meanwhile, a federal judge in Texas suspended the approval of the abortion pill – causing the Justice Department to file an appeal of the ruling. Senator Raphael Warnock, Symone Sanders, Tennessee State Rep. Harold Love, Barbara McQuade, Harry Smith, Kalhan Rosenblatt, Andrew Yang and Tim O’Brien join.
4/8/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tennessee Republicans expel two Democratic lawmakers

Last week three state representatives were threatened with expulsion for standing with students protesting gun violence at the statehouse. Today, two were expelled -- both Black men. Their colleague who survived the vote is a white woman. After his expulsion -- former Tennessee State Rep. Justin Jones speaks about his experience. Also joining: Holly McCall, Charles Coleman, Michael Steele, Max Rose, Mark McKinnon, Art Cullen, Rep. Ilana Rubel, Arek Sarkissian, and Justin Elliot join. 
4/7/202347 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bonus: Prosecuting Donald Trump

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing a preview from Prosecuting Donald Trump, a new original podcast series from MSNBC.    Donald Trump became the first ex-president to be arraigned on criminal charges Tuesday. MSNBC legal analysts Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord tell us what happened inside that Manhattan courtroom, what stood out to them in the pages of the indictment and what it all tells us about how District Attorney Alvin Bragg plans to build his case. Listen to the first three episodes now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/pdt_fd
4/6/20233 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pence won’t fight order to testify before special counsel grand jury

The panel is looking into former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. This a new legal threat after the former president’s arraignment in Manhattan yesterday. Yamiche Alcindor, Joyce Vance, Anthony Scaramucci, Jim Rutenberg, Anthony Scaramucci, Bob Torricelli, Matthew Dowd, and Michael McFaul join.
4/6/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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Trump charged with 34 felonies in hush-money case

The former president pleaded not guilty in a New York City courtroom Tuesday. After the proceedings, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said that he would not "normalize serious criminal conduct." Trump immediately flew back to Mar-A-Lago and was defiant in a speech. David Farenthold, Susanne Craig, Andrew Weissman, Tim O'Brien, Charles Coleman, Jessie Opoien, Jon Meacham, and Rep. Adam Schiff join.
4/5/202343 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trump returns to New York, expected in court tomorrow

The former president will be arraigned on some 30 counts of document related fraud. And in Wisconsin, voters prepare to head to the polls to vote for a new state supreme court justice – in what is being called the most consequential election of the year. Carol Leonnig, Michael Schmidt, Rebecca Roiphe, Charles Coleman, Rep. Ted Lieu, Tim Miller and Jessie Opoien join. 
4/4/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sources: Trump facing multiple charges in hush money case

The former president is expected to fly to New York on Monday and appear at his arraignment on Tuesday. Trump’s Republican allies are rallying around him – Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene even announcing she will go to New York on Tuesday to protest the indictment. Barbara McQuade, Renato Mariotti, Philip Rucker, Susanne Craig, Rep. Ritchie Torres, Max Rose, Stuart Stevens, and Frank Figliuzzi join.
4/1/202342 minutes, 20 seconds
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Grand Jury votes to indict Donald Trump

He is the first former President to face criminal charges. The Manhattan Grand Jury was looking into hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during Trump's 2016 campaign for President. Carol Leonnig, Michael Schmidt, Glenn Kirschner, Neal Katyal, Sen. Claire McCaskill, Lanny Davis, and Michael Beschloss join.
3/31/202352 minutes
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New detail in Dominion’s case against Fox News

Internal documents from Fox News show that the organization’s fact checkers circulated information knocking down conspiracy theories about election fraud and Dominion’s voting systems. Meanwhile, former President Trump is appealing a judge’s order for White House aides like former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to testify about January 6th. Geoff Bennett, Carol Leonnig, Glenn Kirschner, Rep. David Cicilline, Symone Sanders Townsend, Christopher Shays, and Rep. Ilana Rubel join.
3/30/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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Federal judge ordered Mike Pence to testify about 1/6

The former vice president maintains he has nothing to hide. Meanwhile in New York, Pence’s former boss is still relentlessly going after Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. But, three sources tell NBC News the grand jury investigating Donald Trump may not vote on a possible indictment this week. Yamiche Alcindor, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Jeremy Peters, Jen Psaki, Will Hurd, and Bill Cohan join.
3/29/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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3 students, 3 adults dead in Tennessee school shooting

The Covenant School in Nashville is the site of the latest tragedy. In response, President Biden renewed his calls on Congress to ban assault weapons. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have already been 130 mass shootings in 2023. Frank Figliuzzi, Ashbey Beasley, Luke Broadwater, Jonathan Allen, Charles Coleman, Jason Johnson, Brendan Buck and Teddy Schleifer join.
3/28/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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Manhattan D.A. receives threatening letter with white powder

After Trump warned of “potential death and destruction” if indicted, the Manhattan prosecutor investigating his hush money case was mailed a threatening letter with white powder. It comes as Trump attorney Evan Corcoran testifies before a grand jury and a judge orders the former president’s top aides to testify. Jonathan Allen, Amna Nawaz, Barbara McQuade, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Robert Gibbs, David Jolly and Jon Meacham join.
3/25/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trump investigations pick up steam

Trump attorney Evan Corcoran could appear before a grand jury investigating the classified documents case as early as Friday. It comes as Corcoran and Mike Pence’s lawyers challenge a subpoena for the former vice president’s testimony in the January 6th case. Plus, the grand jury in the hush money probe is expected to meet again on Monday.
3/24/202342 minutes, 4 seconds
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Report: Trump lawyer must turn over evidence, court rules

New reporting finds a federal appeals court ruled that Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must turn over evidence in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe. Plus, the Manhattan grand jury weighing a Trump indictment is expected to reconvene Thursday after today’s meeting was called off. Yamiche Alcindor, Josh Gerstein, Joyce Vance, Harry Litman, Julian Castro, Tim Miller and Ben Rhodes join.
3/23/202342 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trump prepares for possible indictment

Special counsel Jack Smith says former President Trump misled his attorneys about classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, according to a new report. It comes as the Manhattan grand jury in the hush money case reconvenes Wednesday as a potential indictment against former President Trump looms. Peter Baker, Glenn Kirschner, Daniela Diaz, Jeremy Peters, Shermichael Singleton, Basil Smikle, and Amb. William Taylor join.
3/22/202343 minutes, 7 seconds
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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.
9/17/201954 minutes, 56 seconds