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Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmake…

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    “The land of the hypothetical”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 92:14

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement from the Supreme Court and contenders for his replacement. Plus, the U.S. responds to Russia's demands with a diplomatic path forward, and the DOJ investigates the fake electors plot of Trump allies.  Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Jonathan Lemire, Dahlia Lithwick, Kim Atkins Stohr, State Dept. Spokesperson Ned Price, Julia Ioffe, Rick Stengel, Mary Gay, Brian Fallon, Garrett Haake, Harry Litman, Melissa Murray, Jeremy Bash, Daniel Goldman, and Katie Benner 

    “Words matter, but it's who speaks the words”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 92:01

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's plot to seize voting machines. Plus, Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over optional mask mandates, Tucker Carlson defends Russia, a second NYPD officer dies following Friday's shooting in Harlem, the rise of extreme politicians, Biden warns of consequences if Russia attacks Ukraine, the investigation into Downing Street parties during covid lockdowns, and the indoor mask mandate fight in New York.Joined by: Joyce Vance, Julie Hirschfield Davis, Michael Steele, Ashley Parker, David Jolly, Donny Deutsch, Tom Winter, Jonathan Greenblatt, Frank Figliuzzi, Carol Leonnig, Helene Cooper, Amb. Michael McFaul, Keir Simmons, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, and Sam Stein

    “Driving a stake through a straw man”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 90:37

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Jan. 6 panel's conversations with former Attorney General Bill Barr. Plus, questions over whether Justice Clarence Thomas' wife is a threat to the Supreme Court, a weekend of unforgettable NFL games, the U.S. weighs its options for de-escalating Russian aggression in Ukraine, the fake elector scheme in Pennsylvania, and a Fulton County court greenlights a special grand jury in the Trump election interference probe.Joined by: Mike Schmidt, Claire McCaskill, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Jane Mayer, Tim Miller, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby, Michael Crowley, Katty Kay, Ben Rhodes, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Yamiche Alcindor, and Eddie Glaude 

    "A heck of a read”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 91:35

    Nicolle Wallace discusses new Jan 6th documents released by the National Archives to the select committee. Plus, the Supreme Court delivers another setback to Texas abortion providers, Biden gets negative marks from Black voters, Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledges support to Ukraine when meeting with his Russian counterpart, Republicans' push for election police, the mental health impact of Trump-era politics, and anti-vaccine efforts in Florida.Joined by: Daniel Goldman Luke Broadwater, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Mini Timmaraju, Dr. Uche Blackstock, Rev. Al Sharpton, Basil Smikle, retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Amb. Michael McFaul, Matt Dowd, Mara Gay, and Dr. Kavita Patel

    "Let me geek out"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 89:29

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Jan. 6th committee's request for Ivanka Trump to provide information. Plus, senators look for a new path forward on voting rights legislation, Donna Edwards launches campaign to reclaim her House seat, investigations into Trump intensify, Ukraine-Russia tensions continue to escalate, and calls mount for law enforcement to prosecute fake electors.Joined by: Neal Katyal, Carol Leonnig, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Sam Stein, Donna Edwards, Susanne Craig, Harry Litman, Donny Deutsch, Richard Engel, Frank Figliuzzi, Ben Rhodes, and Tim Miller.

    “If it ain't broke, don't fix it”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 102:49

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the battle for voting rights as senators debate federal legislation. Plus, fissures among the Supreme Court justices, the White House resets its communication strategy, Florida Governor DeSantis proposes an election-monitoring police agency, and the Jan. 6th committee issues a new batch of subpoenas.Joined by: Garrett Haake, Errin Haines, Sen. Jeff Merkley, Joyce Vance, Brian Fallon, Carol Lee, Nick Confessore, David Jolly, Ari Berman, state Sen. Audrey Gibson, Chuck Rosenberg, Betsy Woodruff Swan, and Jeremy Bash.

    “The band's getting back together, but the really bad band”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 90:36

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the rising tide of hate in America amid the Texas synagogue standoff and the deadly subway attack against an Asian-American woman this weekend. Plus, Trump spreads covid misinformation, the Jan. 6th panel weighs subpoenaing their Republican colleagues, fake electors' attempts to overturn the 2020 election, Russia and Ukraine teeter on the brink of war, and omicron cases continue to rise nationally.Joined by: Jonathan Greenblatt, Rev. Al Sharpton, Claire McCaskill, Manjusha Kulkarni, St. Rep. Bee Nguyen, Miles Taylor, Jackie Alemany, Charlie Sykes, Clint Watts, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Rick Stengel, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia

    “And that ladies and gentleman is the whole ballgame”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 90:57

    Nicolle Wallace discusses new audio of Rep. McCarthy where he says Trump admitted some responsibility for the Capitol attack. Plus, the Oath Keepers leader makes an appearance in court, Biden takes action to revive his stalled agenda, the ongoing fight for voting rights, how other nations are viewing American democracy, students walk out of schools in protest of in-person learning conditions, and Australia revokes Novak Djokovic's visa.Joined by: Rep. Madeleine Dean, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Steve Schmidt, Harry Litman, Reverend Al Sharpton, Donny Deutsch, Jonathan Lemire, Cliff Albright, Nick Corasaniti, Greg Bluestein, Thomas Homer-Dixon, Shaquille Brewster, Dr. Peter Hotez, and Mike Lupica 

    “A false house of cards of conspiracies”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 90:19

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the arrest of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes. Plus, the Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate, the White House pushes for voting rights legislation, Trump's grip on the GOP remains strong, McCarthy refuses to cooperate with the Jan. 6th panel, Trump loyalists lay the groundwork to control elections, and signs the omicron wave may be to flattening.Joined by: Katie Benner, Daniel Goldman, Jackie Alemany, Mike Memoli, David Jolly, Jason Johnson, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rick Stengel, Frank Figliuzzi, Jocelyn Benson, and Dr. Kavita Patel

    "These untruths become true"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 94:20

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee's request for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily come forward with information. Plus, the committee attempts to debunk far-right conspiracies, new developments in the Matt Gaetz investigation, Trump maintains his Big Lie, schools grapple with rising covid cases, Australian authorities weigh deporting tennis star Novak Djokovic, the Senate prepares to vote on the Freedom to Vote Act, and Florida Republicans' new abortion ban.Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Frank Figliuzzi, Tim Miller, Marc Caputo, Katie Phang, Randi Weingarten, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Eugene Daniels, Kevin Blackistone, Sen. Angus King, Ali Vitali, Donna Edwards and Neal Katyal

    “You can't ask a firefighter to cooperate and make peace with an arsonist”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 104:05

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the president and vice president delivering speeches on the need to protect voting rights. Plus, the growing tension between former vice president Pence and the 1/6 committee and Dr. Fauci calls out a Republican senator for attacking him.Joined by: Nick Corasaniti, Claire McCaskill, Michael Steele, Symone Sanders, Marc Elias, Jaime Harrison, Ari Berman, Donna Edwards, Michael Schmidt, Betsy Woodruff Swan, and Clint Watts

    “Every tool at their disposal”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 92:46

    John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses a Republican saying he won't cooperate with the January 6th select committee. Plus, Biden and Democrats make a big push on voting rights, a judge rules tennis star Novak Djokovic can remain in Australia, the U.S. and Russia hold high-stakes talks over Ukraine, the influence Fox News hosts had on the Trump White House, covid cases continue to surge, and former Trump staffers plot to stop their former boss from returning to office.Joined by: Peter Strzok, Yamiche Alcindor, Jackie Alemany, Nse Ufot, Will Leitch, Katty Kay, Jeremy Bash, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Charlie Sykes, Phil Rucker, Dr. Ashish Jha, and Miles Taylor

    “There are ways to stop this madness”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 88:44

    Nicolle Wallace discusses a Republican senator walking back his characterization of January 6th as a ‘violent terrorist attack.' Plus, the pressure on Attorney General Garland to hold Trump accountable, examining extremism one year after the insurrection, members of the former vice president's team are cooperating with the select committee, the officials who stood up to the Big Lie, the Supreme Court hears challenges to Biden's vaccine mandate, and Biden calls for a new covid normal. Joined by: Matthew Dowd, Carol Leonnig, Barton Gellman, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Neal Katyal, Jonathan Greenblatt, Rick Stengel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Jonathan Lemire, Eugene Daniels, Mark Bowden, Matthew Teague, and Dr. Kavita Patel

    “We still have time but the clock is clicking closer and closer to midnight”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 105:39

    A special edition of Deadline: White House marks the one-year anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol .Joined by: Rep. Joe Neguse, Claire McCaskill, John Heilemann, Donell Harvin, Frank Figliuzzi, Garrett Haake, Rep. Jason Crow, Luke Broadwater, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Daniel Goldman, Eddie Glaude, Donna Edwards, and Marc Elias

    “We've never been in this space before”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 92:02

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Congressman Jamie Raskin's new book on his son's death and January 6th happening within days of each other. Plus, the Biden administration steps up efforts to prevent a repeat of 1/6, the select committee is considering televised primetime hearings, Attorney General Garland speaks about the DOJ's 1/6 investigation, how close we came to a constitutional crisis, and predictions that the GOP will move to impeach Biden if they retake the House.Joined by: Rep. Jamie Raskin, Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, Charlie Sykes, Jackie Alemany, Matthew Miller, Michael Steele, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Jonathan Karl, Rep. Pete Aguilar, David Jolly, and Kimberly Atkins Stohr

    “This is an astonishing suggestion”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 102:24

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee entering its more public phase. Plus, reporting on extremists taking on a more local strategy, the attorney general is set to speak on the Justice Department's January 6th probe, a snowstorm in Virginia traps drivers overnight, the 1/6 committee asks for Sean Hannity's cooperation, and the role Facebook played in spreading election lies.Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Ben Collins, Neal Katyal, Josh Lederman, Rep. Jim Himes, Jackie Alemany, Matthew Dowd, and Kara Swisher

    “There's always more”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 91:44

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the newly revealed evidence in the January 6th probe focusing on Trump's conduct. Plus, Democrats use the January 6th anniversary to push for voting rights, the government aims to make booster shots available to more Americans, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is kicked off Twitter, how the return of Trump to the White House could spell the end of democracy, Trump endorses a right-wing autocrat in Hungary, and schools across the country reopen amid a covid surge.  Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Jake Sherman, Luke Broadwater, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Dr. Vin Gupta, Tim Miller, Mara Gay, A.B. Stoddard, Clint Watts, Michael McFaul, Randi Weingarten, Dr. Michael Anderson, and Ellison Barber

    “This cow's already left the barn”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 92:07

    Nicolle Wallace discusses findings that covid vaccine complications among children are extremely rare. Plus, President Biden holds a high-stakes call with Vladimir Putin, the January 6th committee says a subpoena for Rep. McCarthy is not out of the question, the Pentagon's push to stamp out extremism, the GOP assault on democracy shows no signs of slowing in 2022, Republicans' latest front in their war on education, what to expect from the Supreme Court, and recognizing the achievements in science this year.Joined by: Dr. Kavita Patel, Eli Stokols, Basil Smikle, Mike Memoli, Ben Rhodes, Clint Watts, Reverend Al Sharpton, Errin Haines, Sam Stein, Harry Litman, and Neil deGrasse Tyson 

    “Only a net-plus”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 97:09

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the death of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Plus, the number of covid cases in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic reaches 53 million, a former Trump adviser reveals his plan to overturn the election, a right-wing radio host's attempt to catapult Trump back into office, Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty on 5 of 6 charges, remembering football coach and broadcaster John Madden, and hospitals are getting overwhelmed by unvaccinated covid patients.  Joined by: Robert Gibbs, Mark Leibovich, Marc Elias, Mike Memoli, Dr. Michael Anderson, Tim Miller, Eugene Robinson, Ron Allen, Joyce Vance, Tom Winter, Peter King, Dr. Uche Blackstock and Shaquille Brewster 

    "They do need to tread cautiously here”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 93:27

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the CDC updating isolation guidelines for people who test positive for Covid-19. Plus, the January 6th committee plans to begin a more public phase of its investigation, allegations of election fraud in Georgia are debunked again, an officer who defended the Capitol on 1/6 calls for accountability,  how civility in politics has reached new lows, a senator so far down the conspiracy rabbit hole forgets how a democracy works, and the U.S. and Russia are set to begin security talks in the new year.  Joined by: Ron Klain, Donna Edwards, Jonathan Lemire, Matthew Miller, Dr. Ashish Jha, Matthew Dowd, Katty Kay, Pete Wehner, Rick Stengel, and Frank Figliuzzi 

    “Everybody settle in”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 97:38

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee focusing on Trump's silence during the Capitol attack. Plus, the surge of omicron cases amid the holidays, a parent uses a right-wing slur during a call with the president, Vice President Harris sounds the alarm on voting rights, the impact of covid misinformation, Dr. Oz's senate campaign is under scrutiny, Georgia election workers sue One America News and Rudy Giuliani, and college bowl games are canceled due to covid. Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Claire McCaskill, David Jolly, Dr. Anne Rimoin, Jason Johnson, Steve Schmidt, Dr. Peter Hotez, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Tim O'Brien, and Bill Rhoden 

    “The guilty dog barks the loudest”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 90:28

    John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the jury finding former officer Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in  Daunte Wright's death. Plus, covid cases surge across the U.S., Biden says he plans to run for reelection in 2024 and that he backs a filibuster ‘exception' for voting rights, the need to hold those responsible for 1/6 to account, the Supreme Court set to hold a special hearing on Biden's vaccine mandates, and what to expect from the next covid mutation.Joined by: Shaquille Brewster, Reverend Al Sharpton, Melissa Murray, Shannon Pettypiece, David Jolly, Dr. Peter Hotez, Neal Katyal, Kurt Andersen, Mike Murphy, David Henderson, and Laurie Garrett 

    "Not exactly a match made in heaven"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 89:15

    John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the January 6th committee requesting information from Congressman Jim Jordan. Plus, a famous screenwriter on his latest project and the latest headlines, the FDA authorizes the first oral antiviral treatment for covid, Sen. Manchin speaks with Senate Democrats on Build Back Better, Trump is under increasing pressure by New York's attorney general, Biden confirms more judges than Trump did in his first year, and heightened fears of Omicron ahead of holiday gatherings.  Joined by: Jonathan Lemire, Eugene Daniels, Amber Phillips, Aaron Sorkin, Rep. Jason Crow, Dr. Kavita Patel, Luke Broadwater, David Plouffe, Tara Setmayer, Tim O'Brien, Neal Katyal, and Dr. Amesh Adalja

    "The political tectonic plates are shifting"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 90:00

    John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Biden making an address on the spread of the Omicron variant. Plus, the president and Sen. Manchin agree to continue negotiations on Build Back Better, Kyle Rittenhouse is cheered at a right-wing conference, Congressman Scott Perry says he will not comply with the 1/6 select committee, the Pentagon updates personnel policies to address extremism, a report that says the wave of restrictive voting legislation will continue into 2022, and covid's impact on the sport's world.Joined by: Dr. Michael Osterholm, Yamiche Alcindor, Donna Edwards, Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, Kris Brown, Barbara McQuade, Clint Watts, Kurt Andersen, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, and Will Leitch

    “If not now, when?”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 93:08

    John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses covid cases and hospitalizations spiking ahead of the holidays. Plus, Senator Manchin says he cannot support Biden's Build Back Better bill, Schumer vows to bring up voting rights legislation in the new year, three retired army generals warn of another insurrection, the Omicron surge puts Red America at risk, the 1/6 committee plods ahead, the story of a woman who died on January 6th, and a look at Chicago's battle with covid and crime. Joined by: Eddie Glaude, Phil Rucker, Dr. Anne Rimoin, Garrett Haake, Aaron Blake, Kevin Baron, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Vin Gupta, Katty Kay, Jackie Alemany, Ayman Mohyeldin, and Lori Lightfoot

    “This was and is a campaign of lies”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 89:33

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Sen. McConnell indicating interest in the January 6th committee's findings. Plus, a Forbes editor tells a grand jury about Trump's focus on wealth, Biden promises to keep up the fight for voting rights, the FDA expands access to abortion pills, a judge denies Fox News' motion to dismiss Dominion's defamation lawsuit, a scandal around the president's daughter's diary, how to digest the news about the omicron variant, and the White House unveils a plan to keep children safely in schools.  Joined by: Tim Miller, Matthew Miller, Donna Edwards, Donny Deutsch, Reverend Al Sharpton, Harry Litman, John Heilemann, Matthew Dowd, Michael Schmidt, Dr. Ashish Jha, and Heidi Przybyla 

    "This is what happens when you dance with the devil"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 96:45

    Nicolle Wallace discusses reporting on six Trump loyalists in Congress who fought to keep him in power. Plus, organizers of the January 6th rally cooperate with the select committee, how the Big Lie is testing Republican candidates across the country, the surge of covid cases ahead of the holidays, a former Fox News contributor slams the network for its lies, new questions about a lawsuit against the former vice president, and another subpoena is issued by the select committee.Joined by: Katie Benner, David Jolly, Daniel Goldman, Rep. Pete Aguilar, Anna Palmer, Dr. Lipi Roy, Miles Taylor, Clint Watts, Nick Confessore, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, and Michael Schmidt 

    "So much crazy we don't have time to fact check it all"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 93:33

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the House voting to find Mark Meadows in contempt. Plus, Biden tours communities in Kentucky devastated by the weekend's tornadoes, Fox News hosts slam the 1/6 select committee for releasing their texts with Meadows, Sen. McConnell says the texts from January 6th are ‘interesting,' signs of life for voting rights legislation in the Senate, Trump supporters in Florida are arrested for casting multiple votes, Trump's longtime accountant testifies in the criminal investigation into Trump's finances, and spikes in covid impact pro-sports leagues. Joined by: Peter Strzok, Joyce Vance, Jackie Alemany, Mike Memoli, Eugene Daniels, Steve Schmidt, Ben Smith, Garrett Haake, Sam Stein, Maya Wiley, Clint Watts, Chuck Rosenberg, and Dr. Irwin Redlener 

    "Incredibly destructive to this country"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 99:20

    Ayman Mohyeldin, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the House debating to find former chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress. Plus, Rep. Liz Cheney suggests potential criminal exposure for Trump, a renewed push on Capitol Hill to protect voting rights, the House votes on a bill tackling Islamophobia, and Pfizer says its antiviral pill is nearly 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and death among high-risk people. Joined by: Garrett Haake, Jackie Alemany, Jonathan Lemire, David Plouffe, Rep. Ted Lieu, Harry Litman, Sahil Kapur, Olivia Troye, Ashley Parker, Neal Katyal, Errin Haines, Pete Williams, Dalia Mogahed, Dr. Peter Hotez 

    "You'd think at this point we wouldn't be shocked by anything"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 89:50

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the 1/6 select committee set to vote to hold former chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress. Plus, the committee looks at a PowerPoint sent to Meadows about keeping Trump in power, how California's governor is using the strategy in Texas's abortion law to take on the gun industry, the latest from Kentucky where many are dead or missing after a horrible tornado this weekend, examining the radicalization of QAnon followers, a Fox News host praises Vladimir Putin, and the U.S. passes 800,000 deaths from covid. Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Luke Broadwater, Claire McCaskill, Rep. Jason Crow, Barbara McQuade, Ellison Barber, Frank Figliuzzi, Yamiche Alcindor, Charlie Sykes, Ayman Mohyeldin, Mark McKinnon, and Dr. Vin Gupta

    “There's a failure to imagine how bad it can be”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 90:33

    Nicolle Wallace discusses another batch of subpoenas issued from the 1/6 select committee. Plus, the Supreme Court allows challenges to Texas's abortion ban but leaves the law in effect, the urgency to protect American democracy, the latest impact of Georgia's suppressive voting law, a conservative group debunks the Big Lie in Wisconsin, the first lawsuits are filed in the Michigan school shooting case, and covid cases are back on the rise.Joined by: Garrett Haake, John Heilemann, Daniel Goldman, Melissa Murray, Charlie Sykes, A.B. Stoddard, Reverend Al Sharpton, Robyn Thomas, Chuck Rosenberg, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia

    "It's not just the words, it's also the music”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 106:19

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee investigation meeting with four key figures today. Plus, Biden hosts a democracy summit and a DC court of appeals rejects Trump's push to block documents from the 1/6 committee. Joined by: Betsy Woodruff Swan, Matthew Miller, Kristofer Goldsmith, Amb. Michael McFaul, Pete Williams, Joyce Vance, Jonathan Lemire, Garrett Haake, Harry Litman, Maya Wiley, Donny Deutsch, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Matthew Dowd, and Eddie Glaude

    "We're not dealing with a high-level thinker here"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 93:10

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th committee moving on contempt charges against former chief of staff Mark Meadows. Plus, the Senate will vote on blocking vaccine mandates for businesses, hundreds of Hill staffers call on House leaders to act after Rep. Boebert's anti-Muslim comments, Biden goes to Missouri to push his infrastructure law, how one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump is navigating the Republican party, Trump loyalists mounting a takeover of Michigan's elections, and alarming warnings about mental health among young people.  Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Tim Miller, Yamiche Alcindor, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Tim Alberta, Matthew Dowd, Eddie Glaude, Jocelyn Benson, Katty Kay, and Eugene Daniels

    "We have to be in this for the long haul"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 91:38

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's former chief of staff saying he will not cooperate with the 1/6 select committee. Plus, Biden speaks with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Biden's Supreme Court commission votes to officially release its final report, congressmen introduce a bill to provide GI benefits to descendants of Black World War II veterans, former chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence is cooperating with the January 6th committee, the status of gun control in this country, and a look at the Georgia GOP governor primary race. Joined by: Barton Gellman, Claire McCaskill, Michael Steele, Rick Stengel, Brian Fallon, Rep. Seth Moulton, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, David Jolly, Carol Leonnig, Sen. Chris Murphy, Fred Guttenberg, and Greg Bluestein 

    "The horizon is here"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 89:48

    Nicolle Wallace discusses a new article that explores how Trump has better positioned himself to subvert the next election. Plus, the Justice Department sues Texas over its new congressional district maps, a GOP congressman's gun-toting photo sparks outrage, New York City announces vaccine mandates for private companies, a DC national guard official accuses Army leaders of lying to Congress, a look at how a Capitol rioter got radicalized, the rise of violence in schools, and the SEC investigates a deal to finance Trump's media company. Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, John Heilemann, Donna Edwards, Nick Corasaniti, Dr. Vin Gupta, Miles Taylor, Jackie Alemany, Ben Rhodes, Ayman Mohyeldin, Shannon Watts, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, and Tim O'Brien

    Special Preview: New MSNBC Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 2:41

    MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin gives a special preview of “American Radical,” MSNBC's newest podcast, which he hosts. In this five-part original series, Ayman explores the story of Rosanne Boyland, a woman from his own hometown who became a foot soldier in one of the most dangerous movements in America and died at the Capitol on January 6th. Listen to the first episode and follow or subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/americanradical_feed

    “It is certainly an eyebrow raising move here”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 96:16

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the search for the parents of the alleged Michigan school shooter after they were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Plus, another Trump ally says he will take the 5th when appearing before the 1/6 select committee, Republicans double down on obstruction in Congress, the growing number of Omicron variant cases in the U.S., how democracy has become a partisan issue, and more reaction to the Supreme Court signaling a willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade. Joined by: Chuck Rosenberg, Frank Figliuzzi, Shaquille Brewster, Jackie Alemany, Steve Schmidt, Donny Deutsch, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Marc Elias, Melissa Murray, Errin Haines, and Karen McDonald 

    “This is the nightmare scenario”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 96:15

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the path forward for the January 6th select committee after their vote to hold Jeffrey Clark in contempt. Plus, President Biden unveils his winter covid strategy, Trump meddles in a 2022 primary fight, how the sale of the Trump DC hotel could turn out financially for the former president, the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, Georgia election workers sue over threats, how charging the parents of the Michigan high school gunman could slow down shootings, and the MLB begins their first lockout in almost 3 decades.Joined by: Harry Litman, Luke Broadwater, Donna Edwards, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Irwin Redlener, David Plouffe, David Fahrenthold, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Irin Carmon, Brian Fallon, Ben Collins, Sam Stein, Fred Guttenberg, and Bill Rhoden

    "Surviving the stench”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 92:50

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Supreme Court signaling their willingness to uphold abortion limits. Plus, a Capitol riot suspect says Trump called him to battle, Mark Meadows' new book says Trump tested positive for Covid-19 days before a debate with Biden, divisions continue to brew among House Republicans, the Jan. 6 committee releases their contempt report for Jeffrey Clark, Sen. Chris Murphy calls out Republicans for their lack of support on gun reform, and some potentially hopeful news about the new coronavirus variant.Joined by: Joyce Vance, Fatima Goss Graves, John Heilemann, David Jolly, Eugene Daniels, Katie Benner, Neal Katyal, Tim Miller, Katty Kay, Shannon Watts, and Dr. Ashish Jha

    “Let's be clear about that”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 85:38

    Alicia Menendez and Jason Johnson, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss former chief of staff Mark Meadows complying with the January 6th committee's subpoena. Plus, the CDC recommends all adults get a covid booster shot, a Democratic lawmaker's office is broken into and vandalized, the Supreme Court is set to hear a consequential case on abortion rights, Trump's push to dismiss his dealings with Russia, the Kremlin continues its campaign of fueling extremist groups, and how Trump is grifting off the American people. Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Yamiche Alcindor, Basil Smikle, Dr. Uche Blackstock, Rep. Pete Aguilar, Maura Barrett, Donna Edwards, Cecile Richards, Rep. Barbara Lee, Amb. Michael McFaul, Rick Stengel, and David Cay Johnston

    "They have stepped in to quicksand thinking this was a political winner"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 89:30

    Nicolle Wallace discusses a new covid variant fueling concerns globally. Plus, Republicans downplay the new variant, the 1/6 select committee could be ready to move on another contempt charge, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy allowing for extremists in his party to take over, Trump allies work to place supporters in key election posts, Michael Cohen calls Trump's Big Lie a big grift, and a striking recent arrest in the DOJ's 1/6 investigation. Joined by: Dr. Vin Gupta, Michael Shear, Claire McCaskill, Miles Taylor, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Donna Edwards, Charlie Sykes, Jocelyn Benson, Harry Litman, Ryan Reilly, and Dr. Kavita Patel

    “We still have a long way to go”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 91:12

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the conviction of 3 men in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Plus, the 1/6 select committee intensifies its focus on the failures of law enforcement, why cooperation from one witness could be very significant for the committee, judges weigh in on who they think should be held accountable for the Big Lie, what it takes to survive in the Republican party today, a Trump-backed candidate for Senate suspends his campaign, and answers to holiday questions about covid. Joined by: Reverend Al Sharpton, Harry Litman, Jonathan Lemire, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Peter Strzok, Cal Perry, state Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Basil Smikle, Mark McKinnon, Sam Stein, and Dr. Irwin Redlener

    "The search for connective tissue"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 92:02

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th select committee issuing new subpoenas focusing on extremism. Plus, a partial verdict is reached in the trial of the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right' rally, efforts by Republicans in Michigan to change election laws, a closer look at the lesser known figures who were subpoenaed by the 1/6 committee yesterday, and the RNC agrees to pay some of Trump's legal bills.Joined by: Kristofer Goldsmith, Joyce Vance, Luke Broadwater, Michael Steele, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Carol Leonnig, Matthew Dowd, Donna Edwards, Jocelyn Benson, David Freedlander, and Charlie Sykes

    "A mosaic of corruption and indecency and anti-democratic work"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 103:43

    Nicolle Wallace discusses two Fox News contributors quitting over Tucker Carlson's special on January 6th. Plus, the latest update on a car that plowed through a holiday parade in Wisconsin, Biden re-nominates the Fed Chairman to another term, how to plan for the holidays as covid cases are on the rise, the increase in violent threats to members of Congress, the January 6th committee announces a new batch of subpoenas. Joined by: Jason Johnson, Jackie Alemany, Claire McCaskill, Steve Schmidt, Clint Watts, Dr. Vin Gupta, David Jolly, Eddie Glaude, Katty Kay, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Harry Litman, Leigh Ann Caldwell

    “Everything about it was bonkers”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 89:33

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted of all charges. Plus, the House passes Biden's Build Back Better bill, a CDC panels recommends Pfizer and Moderna boosters for all adults, efforts by Republicans in Wisconsin to gain control over elections, former DC National Guard commander demands the Pentagon IG retract his report on January 6th, the search for a missing Chinese tennis player continues, and Anthony Weiner's ex-wife speaks about the moment he revealed the truth. Joined by: Maya Wiley, Shaquille Brewster, Reverend Al Sharpton, Frank Figliuzzi, Jonathan Lemire, Jackie Alemany, Dr. Irwin Redlener, John Heilemann, Errin Haines, Tim Miller, Matthew Miller, Ben Rhodes, Kavitha Davidson, and Huma Abedin

    "Never diverged so dramatically"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 89:50

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the stark differences in what each political party allows in their ranks. Plus, a revealing look into state election investigators in Arizona, Biden holds a summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, the Pentagon inspector general releases a report on January 6th, the race for New York attorney general heats up, the Biden administration looks to positive signs of economic rebound, and what covid's impact on the upcoming holidays will be. Joined by: Ashley Parker, Jackie Alemany, Rick Stengel, Del. Stacey Plaskett, Vaughn Hillyard, David Rohde, Daniel Goldman, John Heilemann, Donny Deutsch, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia

    "That's the last line of defense"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 96:06

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the House passing a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar. Plus, Republicans continue to use Trump's Big Lie to gin up their base, what the FBI is doing to protect school officials that are facing violent threats, Biden continues his tour touting his infrastructure plan, Beto O'Rourke vows to make his campaign for governor less about Trump and Biden, and a personal account from Hillary Clinton's right hand woman. Joined by: Tim Gosar, Anna Palmer, Eugene Robinson, David Jolly, Rep. Barbara Lee, Peter Strzok, Miles Taylor, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Phil Rucker, and Huma Abedin

    "Driven home time and time again"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 93:58

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Wyoming GOP not recognizing Liz Cheney as a Republican. Plus, Trump's transformation of the Republican party, new details on how close we came to losing our democracy, Biden sells his new infrastructure law in New Hampshire, and a new poll shows how out of step the GOP is with Americans on reproductive rights. Joined by: Daniel Goldman, Basil Smikle, Jackie Alemany, Chris Christie, Jonathan Karl, Donna Edwards, Nick Confessore, and Joyce Vance

    "America is moving again"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 77:21

    Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law and how he says it's proof that Democrats and Republicans can still work together. Plus, Steve Bannon surrenders to authorities, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows could face the same fate as Bannon, new documents show how far the Trump administration went to to kneecap the CDC, one of the biggest pushers of conspiracy theories is held to account, and Ted Cruz's tough weekend. Joined by: Kristen Welker, Claire McCaskill, Charlie Sykes, Yamiche Alcindor, Harry Litman, A.B. Stoddard, David Plouffe, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Yasmeen Abutaleb, and Frank Figliuzzi

    “There is a new sheriff in town”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 99:02

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the DOJ announcing that a federal grand jury has indicted Steve Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress. Plus, the newest front in the GOP's assault on democracy, Trump deploys shadow diplomacy in Kosovo, and a judge puts an end to Britney Spears's conservatorship.Joined by: Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Neal Katyal, Charlie Sykes, Carol Leonnig, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Melissa Murray, Devlin Barrett, Michael Schmidt, David Rohde, Clint Watts, Eddie Glaude, Texas State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, David Pepper, Nick Confessore, and Basil Smikle

    “We can't be lost in the fog”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 92:02

    Nicolle Wallace discusses the domestic extremist threat fueled by the ex-president. Plus, marking the first Veterans Day without a war in 20 years, an appeals court grants Trump's request to pause the release of documents to the 1/6 committee, Chris Christie urges the GOP to move past Trump, the dark new reality for school board members, the pressure to stay loyal within the Trump White House, and the Texas ban on school mask mandates is overturned.Joined by: Rep. Jason Crow, Shannon Watts, Ben Rhodes, David Jolly, Anna Palmer, Yamiche Alcindor, Jennifer Jenkins, Kristofer Goldsmith, Rep. Anthony Brown, Olivia Troye, and Dr. Irwin Redlener

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