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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 urgency is yesterday”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 92:13


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th select committee voting to hold Steve Bannon in contempt. Plus, a Democrat running for governor focusing on voting rights, the DOJ asks the Supreme Court to block Texas's abortion law, a panel examining the Supreme Court says its open to term limits, the culture wars in Texas reach new lows, former deputy FBI director Andy McCabe wins back his pension after being fired by Trump years ago, the Transportation Secretary fights off attacks on right-wing media over taking parental leave, and Democratic heavy-hitters are set to campaign for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.Joined by: Rep. Eric Swalwell, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Robert Costa, Josh Shapiro, Reverend Al Sharpton, Maya Wiley, Brian Fallon, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Charlie Sykes, Ari Berman, Nick Confessore, Carol Leonnig, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Mara Gay


    “I'll bet every dollar in my pocket”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 89:50


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Steve Bannon refusing to comply with the 1/6 select committee's subpoena. Plus, Trump riles up his base in Virginia with the Big Lie, Trump's legal troubles grow, parents sue Wisconsin schools for their lax covid policies, how Republicans are manufacturing election irregularities to back up future claims of fraud, how a school board member in Florida is dealing with violent threats, Oath Keepers members charged with conspiracy appear in court, and the dangers of covid misinformation.Joined by: Matthew Miller, John Heilemann, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, David Plouffe, Harry Litman, Frederick Melms, Matthew Dowd, Errin Haines, Rick Stengel, Jennifer Jenkins, Scott MacFarlane, Aaron Blake, and Dr. Vin Gupta


    "They need to tread pretty lightly"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 92:44


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest developments with the January 6th select committee. Plus, recognizing the heroes fighting to keep our democracy, efforts to unclog supply chain issues, actor William Shatner becomes the oldest person in space, the rising threats of violence against school board members, a look at extremism among veterans, more cases of Havana Syndrome are reported, and the Brooklyn Nets bar one of their big players for being unvaccinated. Joined by: Rep. Adam Schiff, Matthew Miller, Jacob Ward, Jackie Alemany, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Kristofer Goldsmith, A.B. Stoddard, David Jolly, Eugene Daniels, Frank Figliuzzi, and Jemele Hill


    "There aren't any more at bats, this is it"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 88:31


    Nicolle Wallace discusses questions over whether former Trump aides will comply with subpoenas from the select committee. Plus, the DOJ rips Texas's abortion ban in a new court filing, Trump is close to deal to sell his DC hotel, some Republicans look across the aisle to protect democracy, Texas's governor bans vaccine mandates, a look at covid's threat to children, and an NFL coach is out amid an uproar over past emails. Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Tim Miller, Phil Rucker, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Joyce Vance, Donny Deutsch, Mark McKinnon, Eddie Glaude, Donna Edwards, Michael Anderson, and Bill Rhoden


    "We're just racing against the clock"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 92:21


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Republicans still refusing to answer if the 2020 election was stolen. Plus, the subpoena showdown between the 1/6 select committee and former Trump aides, Facebook under fire for its role in spreading disinformation, reporting on the mishandling of foreign gifts during the Trump administration, the pressure campaign from Republicans to launch more election audits, some in the GOP argue the only way to save democracy is to vote for Democrats, a federal appeals court reinstates Texas's abortion law, and a candidate for Texas governor assails the vaccine as he is hospitalized with covid. Joined by: Jonathan Lemire, Ben Rhodes, Alexi McCammond, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Steve Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Charlie Sykes, Frank Figliuzzi, Errin Haines, Miles Taylor, Fatima Goss Graves, and Dr. Kavita Patel


    “We need to start seeing this for what it is”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 93:01


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the White House formally declining Trump's request to assert executive privilege from the 1/6 select committee. Plus, a congressional investigation uncovers Trump hid millions in losses from his DC hotel, Sen. McConnell gets slammed by the GOP for ending the debt ceiling fight, Florida Republicans press Gov. DeSantis to back a Texas-style abortion ban, an Arizona state senator calls for election audits in every U.S. state, and a look at how the values of truth and objectivity have eroded.Joined by: Jeremy Bash, Tim Miller, Betsy Woodruff Swan, David Fahrenthold, Fatima Goss Graves, Katie Hobbs, Jocelyn Benson, Chuck Rosenberg, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Eugene Robinson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Clint Watts


    “A slice of baloney far too thinly”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 94:26


    Nicolle Wallace discusses a Senate report that details Trump's pressure campaign at the DOJ. Plus, Biden touts the success of vaccine mandates, Congress holds a hearing reviewing Arizona's election audit, a federal judge halts Texas's abortion law, a behind the scenes look at Trump's embrace of authoritarianism, and challenges women face in order to be taken seriously. Joined by: Katie Benner, Harry Litman, Jonathan Lemire, Sen. Dick Durbin, Dr. Kavita Patel, John Heilemann, Neal Katyal, Cecile Richards, Sen. Mazie Hirono, and Fiona Hill


    “This is real and this is happening”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 90:57


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Sen. McConnell offering Democrats a deal on the debt ceiling. Plus, Evan McMullin looks to unseat Sen. Mike Lee, the Texas Senate advances a bill that would make it easier for party officials to trigger audits, the 1/6 select committee interviews the former DOJ second-in-command, DHS issues a warning that extremists are likely to threaten healthcare workers, and a few top NBA players weigh getting vaccinated. Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Steve Schmidt, Alexi McCammond, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Sheldon Whitehouse, Eddie Glaude, John Heilemann, Nick Corasaniti, Eugene Daniels, Rep. Joe Neguse, David Jolly, and Jemele Hill


    "One has to wonder how this trickles out"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 76:12


    Ayman Mohyeldin and Jason Johnson, in for Nicolle Wallace discuss Biden rallying support for his infrastructure bill. Plus, a whistleblower testifies before Congress on the need for Facebook to be regulated, a look at Pence behind the scenes ahead of January 6th, the DOJ's efforts to protect voting rights and to take action against threats to school board members, more healthcare workers report attacks on the job, and reporting on a Confederate memorial in Alabama. Joined by: Mike Memoli, A.B. Stoddard, Nick Confessore, Daniel Goldman, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Kara Swisher, Clint Watts, Donna Edwards, Joyce Vance, and Cal Perry


    “The onslaught of a host of different urgencies”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 107:49


    Nicolle Wallace discusses a whistleblower accusing Facebook of putting profit over the public good. Plus, Biden calls out Republicans for blocking a vote on the debt ceiling, covid cases and hospitalizations are trending downward, the Supreme Court begins its new term today, thousands of women march in protest over threats to abortion rights, the GOP ramps up its bid to keep hold of power, and a look into the man who authored the six-point plan for Pence to overturn the 2020 election results. Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, Miles Taylor, Claire McCaskill, Basil Smikle, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Dr. Vin Gupta, Aaron Blake, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, state Rep. Donna Howard, Ari Berman, Charlie Sykes, and Michael Schmidt


    "A Friday that doesn't feel like a Friday at all"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 96:52


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill to find compromise on his infrastructure bills. Plus, the fight for women's reproductive rights continues, membership in a far-right militia group surges after January 6th, lawmakers address the mysterious illness known as the Havana Syndrome, and the Supreme Court denies a request from NYC teachers to block a vaccine mandate from taking effect. Joined by: Donna Edwards, Jonathan Lemire, Sahil Kapur, Garrett Haake, Claire McCaskill, Reverend Al Sharpton, Ali Vitali, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Fatima Goss Graves, Maya Wiley, Neal Katyal, Kristofer Goldsmith, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Julian Barnes, Aaron Blake, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia


    "Dangles like a political piñata"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 91:42


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the scramble on Capitol Hill to pass Biden's infrastructure bill. Plus, the 1/6 select committee issues more subpoenas, a longtime adviser to Trump is fired, the New York attorney general's probe into the Trump Organization presses on, three congresswomen share their personal stories of getting abortions as reproductive rights are under attack, the growing threat of political violence, and debunking vaccine myths heard from some prominent voices in the NBA.Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, John Heilemann, Rep. Gerry Connolly, A.B. Stoddard, Donny Deutsch, Joyce Vance, Fatima Goss Graves, Katty Kay, Matt Miller, Steve Schmidt, Jemele Hill, and Dr. Peter Hotez


    "His normal playbook is failing him left and right"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 92:11


    Nicolle Wallace discuss the January 6th select committee bracing for battles over subpoenas. Plus, a former Republican launches his campaign for Texas Lieutenant Governor as a Democrat, worries about the Supreme Court's shadow docket, congressional dysfunction over the nation's debt ceiling, the growing number of threats against lawmakers, a DHS whistleblower says he was punished for refusing to manipulate intelligence during the Trump administration, LeBron James confirms he received the covid vaccine, and Trump loses a case against a former aide he was trying to silence. Joined by: Eugene Daniels, Ben Rhodes, Yamiche Alcindor, Matthew Dowd, Sen. Mazie Hirono, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Tim Miller, Clint Watts, Brian Murphy, Kevin Blackistone, and Harry Litman


    "Looking for a fight to pick"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 92:22

    Nicolle Wallace discusses Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley testifying on Capitol Hill. Plus, Mitch McConnell blocks Chuck Schumer's attempt to raise the debt ceiling, the chairman of the January 6th select committee says to expect more subpoenas, New York healthcare workers get vaccinated before the mandate goes into effect, new accounts of how Trump wanted to get along with Putin, President Obama breaks ground on his presidential center in Chicago, and the scramble in Texas after Trump called for an audit of their ballots. Joined by: Robert Costa, Courtney Kube, Rick Stengel, Rep. Jim Himes, Jackie Alemany, Nick Confessore, Helene Cooper, Jeremy Bash, Mark Jacobson, Charlie Sykes, Shaquille Brewster, and Eddie Glaude

    “That's precisely what they did"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 89:25


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Republicans pushing forward with the Big Lie despite the results of the Arizona audit showing no fraud. Plus, all eyes are on how Republicans will respond to subpoenas from the Jan. 6 select committee, the nearing threat of a government shutdown, Biden receives a Pfizer booster, a former DHS official claims the Trump administration censored intelligence for political reasons, the growing partisan divide over covid vaccines, a high-stakes week for Congressional Democrats, and Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose same-sex marriage. Joined by: Daniel Goldman, Claire McCaskill, Nick Corasaniti, Jason Johnson, Dr. Vin Gupta, Frank Figliuzzi, Carol Leonnig, David Leonhardt, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Leigh Ann Caldwell, and Tim Miller


    "Seems to have involved a simple Google search"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 90:16


    NOTE: There was a technical delay in posting this episode. This is from Tuesday September 21Nicolle Wallace discusses reporting that finds the Trump campaign knew its claims of election fraud were lies from the beginning. Plus, the January 6th committee says subpoenas could come “within a week,” Biden makes his first address to the UN General Assembly since taking office, Biden calls on world leaders for stronger action on covid, the rising number of threats to members of Congress, the war on abortion rights grows beyond Texas, and the mystery deepens around the Havana Syndrome.Joined by: Donna Edwards, Jonathan Lemire, Michael Steel, Harry Litman, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Amb. Michael McFaul, Dr. Peter Hotez, Carol Leonnig, Clint Watts, Jake Sherman, Joyce Vance, Alexi McCammond, and Jon Meacham


    "We're at code red for democracy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 88:36


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Jan. 6th select committee issuing its first subpoenas. Plus, the Arizona 'audit' confirms Biden won, the wave of threats to election workers, the CDC Director endorses boosters for frontline workers, America's deepening political divide, Pennsylvania's attorney general sues Republicans pushing for voters' data, House Democrats push back against the war on abortion rights, and the White House reimburses pay for school officials in Florida after their pay was cut for supporting mask mandates. Joined by: Neal Katyal, Barbara Comstock, Luke Broadwater, Ari Berman, Adrian Fontes, Jena Griswold, Dr. Kavita Patel, Matthew Dowd, Kurt Andersen, Melissa Murray, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Dr. Carlee Simon


    "A political showdown to end all political showdowns"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 97:10


    Nicolle Wallace discusses reporting that the Biden administration is leaning toward turning over information to Congress about what the former president and his aides were doing during the insurrection. Plus, the findings of Arizona's sham audit will be released tomorrow, a CDC panel approves a Pfizer booster for those over 65, a look at Congressional Democrats' agenda, the radicalization of the GOP, bipartisan talks on police reform end without a deal, officials in Nevada declare covid misinformation a ‘public health crisis,' and criticism grows over the administration's deportation policy along the southern border. Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Tim Miller, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Ryan Randazzo, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Sam Stein, Donna Edwards, Aaron Blake, Steve Schmidt, Carol Leonnig, Reverend Al Sharpton, Paul Butler, Dr. Kavita Patel, Justin Jones, and Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas


    "The threat has not passed"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 89:15


    Nicolle Wallace discusses a new book that reveals the depths of Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Plus, how a former vice president played an outsized role in protecting our democracy, a congressman warns that Trump's legacy is a roadmap for aspiring autocrats, the ongoing lies around Georgia's election results, the latest challenges to Texas's virtual ban on abortion, and the former president sues his niece over his tax records. Joined by: Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Rep. Adam Schiff, Daniel Goldman, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Brad Raffensperger, Neal Katyal, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Greg Bluestein, and Tim O'Brien


    "Hardball is all that they play"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 91:31


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Pfizer announcing that a lower dose of its vaccine works for children ages 5-11. Plus, the former president again asks for Georgia's Secretary of State to overturn the 2020 election, Democrats go on offense to protect abortion rights, the pressure mounts to pass federal voting rights legislation, how much the Big Lie has metastasized across the country, Alabama's struggle with covid and misinformation, and First Lady Jill Biden's efforts to unite the country. Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Dr. Michael Anderson, Eddie Glaude, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Nick Corasaniti, Jackie Alemany, Basil Smikle, David Jolly, Frank Figliuzzi, Mayor Steven Reed, and Jon Meacham


    "There is a way to bring us back from the brink"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 92:55


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest votes from the FDA on the Pfizer booster shot. Plus, a Republican who voted for Trump's impeachment says he's not running for reelection, the Pentagon says its deadly drone strike in Kabul was a ‘tragic mistake', a NYC hostess was attacked after asking for proof of vaccination, the threat of disinformation around the January 6th insurrection, Republicans use Afghan refugees to open a new culture war, Alexei Vavalny's strategy to outsmart Putin gets underway, and the $1.7 million bill taxpayers are footing for the Trump family's luxury habitsJoined by: Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Charlie Sykes, Anna Palmer, Reverend Al Sharpton, Jeremy Bash, state Rep. William Marsh, John Heilemann, Carol Leonnig, Matthew Dowd, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Ben Rhodes, Donny Deutsch, and David Fahrenthold


    “I wonder when enough losing will be enough losing”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 88:40


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Washington DC bracing for the ‘Justice for J6' rally. Plus, a New Hampshire Republican lawmaker quits his party, Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers subpoena voters' personal information, Biden argues for raising taxes on the wealthy, the January 6th committee says it will review Gen. Milley's actions around the insurrection, an FDA meeting on booster shots is set for tomorrow, the White House fights back against vaccine disinformation, and an indictment comes out of the Durham investigation.Joined by: Michael Steele, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Kristofer Goldsmith, Nick Confessore, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Ashley Parker, Tom Nichols, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Phil Rucker, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Ashish Jha, and Michael Schmidt


    "They have built this culture of extremism"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 92:11


    Nicolle Wallace discusses California Governor Gavin Newsom surviving the effort to recall him. Plus, Biden expresses great confidence in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. gymnasts testify before Congress about the abuse they suffered and failures to protect them, a Fox News host doubles down on covid vaccine disinformation, the Biden administration steps up its fight against the Texas abortion law, Republicans in Pennsylvania seek voters' personal information, Republicans reject the latest voting rights legislation from Democrats, and the Capitol braces for an upcoming rally this weekend.Joined by: Sam Stein, Steve Schmidt, A.B. Stoddard, Sen. Mark Warner, Kavitha Davidson, Dr. Peter Hotez, Katie Benner, Neal Katyal, Katty Kay, Nick Corasaniti, Sen. Angus King, Miles Taylor, and Jackie Alemany


    “Saying nothing is saying something”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 89:34


    Nicolle Wallace discusses a new book that reveals Gen. Milley was worried Trump might start a war with China. Plus, what's at stake with California's recall election, Trump allies in Congress remain silent on the rally set for Saturday, the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case about a Mississippi abortion law, the battle against covid disinformation wages on, and a look at the time between 9/11 and 1/6.Joined by: Steve Schmidt, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Michael Schmidt, Jason Johnson, Jacob Soboroff, Kurt Bardella, Joyce Vance, Dr. Uche Blackstock, Charlie Sykes, Yamiche Alcindor, Phil Rucker, Rick Stengel, and Evan Osnos


    "This is the new battlefield"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 90:25


    Nicolle Wallace discusses GOP governors slamming Biden over covid vaccines. Plus, Senate Democrats near a deal on voting rights, past and present presidents call for unity as we remember 9/11, the ongoing threat of domestic extremism, the legal mind behind Texas's abortion law, Biden campaigns for California's governor before the state's recall election, and pressure mounts to get vaccines for children under 12 years old. Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Dr. Kavita Patel, Tim Miller, Marc Elias, Jeff Daniels, Nick Corasaniti, Donna Edwards, Clint Watts, Michael Schmidt, Seema Mehta, Jacob Soboroff, and Dr. Michael Anderson


    “I'm still bullish on who we are”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 93:04


    Nicolle Wallace discusses GOP governors threatening lawsuits over Biden's vaccine mandates. Plus, Pennsylvania Republicans launch an investigation into 2020, the evolving terror threat since 9/11, new reporting about what law enforcement knew in the few days before January 6th, Democrats in the Senate inch closer to a compromise on federal voting rights legislation, what it was like as a journalist on September 11th, and reflecting on that day 20 years later. Joined by: David Jolly, John Heilemann, Dr. Kavita Patel, Josh Shapiro, Ben Rhodes, Donna Edwards, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Scott MacFarlane, Frank Figliuzzi, Reverend Al Sharpton, Elizabeth Bumiller, Mark Mazzetti, and Donny Deutsch


    “Whenever you dance with the devil, the devil tends to bite back.”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 99:20


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department announcing a lawsuit against Texas's abortion law. Plus, Washington D.C. is on alert once again for the threat posed by Trump supporters, a GOP governor slams crazy anti-vaccine ideas, former Trump officials are ordered to leave military boards, Biden's latest efforts to combat the delta variant and increase vaccinations, and two legal heavyweights are teaming up to protect election workers. Joined by: Katie Benner, state Rep. Donna Howard, Neal Katyal, Eugene Daniels, Clint Watts, Charlie Sykes, A.B. Stoddard, Ashley Parker, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Stephanie Ruhle and Barbara McQuade


    “Profiles in cruelty and cowardice”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 88:22


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Texas's governor's absurd comments around his state's new abortion law. Plus, Vice President Harris campaigns for California Governor Gavin Newsom ahead of the recall election, doing the math around covid vaccinations and infections, the FBI releases a new video of the pipe bomb suspect from the day before the insurrection, how the new laws in Texas could change views around Supreme Court reform, the ride-sharing company Lyft takes a stand against Texas's abortion law, and one of the largest remaining Confederate statues is removed in Virginia.Joined by: Cecile Richards, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Tim Miller, David Plouffe, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Ryan Reilly, Michael Schmidt, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Brian Fallon, Kristin Sverchek, Rep. Colin Allred, and Clint Watts


    "We seem to be content playing games"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 100:59


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Texas Governor Abbott signing voting restrictions into law. Plus, President Biden visits two of the hardest hit areas from last week's Northeast storm, what Texas's new law means for the federal fight to protect the right to vote, more states look to follow Texas's lead on its abortion law, GOP governors throw red meat to their base, and a look inside the NYPD's intelligence bureau right before the anniversary of 9/11. Joined by: Chuck Lindell, Jackie Alemany, Janai Nelson, Rep. Donald Norcross, Jonathan Lemire, John Heilemann, Eddie Glaude, Joyce Vance, Julia Ainsley, Steve Schmidt, and Tom Winter


    “The truth is we need to do it”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 89:43


    Nicolle Wallace discusses corporate America staying largely silent on Texas's new abortion ban. Plus, the select committee slams Rep. McCarthy's misinformation around 1/6, calls for action on climate change grow louder, Democrats in Washington are under pressure to act on new restrictive laws, Texas lurches toward the far-right, what the next few months hold for the fight against covid, the district attorney in Atlanta presses ahead with her investigation into Trump, and Biden is set to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11th. Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Matt Miller, Alexi McCammond, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Rep. Joe Neguse, Basil Smikle, state Rep. Ron Reynolds, Matthew Dowd, Laurie Garrett, Harry Litman, Greg Bluestein, and Jon Meacham


    “The apple cart is more than upset”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 90:13


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Supreme Court declining to block Texas's abortion law. Plus, what the news out of Texas means for women, record storms hit the Northeast, the race to act on climate change and infrastructure, Rep. Liz Cheney is named Vice Chair of the 1/6 select committee, the California recall race enters its final stretch, and some MLB teams mandate vaccines for staff. Joined by: Donna Edwards, Neal Katyal, Matthew Dowd, Dr. Kavita Patel, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Dr. Brian Tang, Carol Leonnig, Charlie Sykes, Clint Watts, Jocelyn Benson, Seema Mehta, Carla Marinucci, and Michael Schmidt


    “Taking advantage of our faith in the process”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 88:26


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatening companies that comply with requests from the 1/6 select committee. Plus, a near-complete ban on abortion in Texas, GOP disinformation on the Afghanistan withdrawal, the ongoing fight for voting rights, Biden meets with the president of Ukraine, and a wildfire rages at Lake Tahoe. Joined by: Rep. Eric Swalwell, Tim Miller, Eugene Daniels, state Rep. Donna Howard, Katie Barlow, Steve Schmidt, Eddie Glaude, John Heilemann, Nick Corasaniti, Neal Katyal, Ashley Parker, and Jacob Ward


    "We have a serious problem on our hands"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 95:30


    Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden's remarks on the end of America's longest war. Plus, statewide mask bans face civil rights investigations, more January 6th defendants appear in court, a Republican congressman makes some disturbing comments around the Big Lie, lawmakers in Texas approve a restrictive voting bill, the rise of hate crimes, and the rescue operation underway in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.Joined by: Helene Cooper, Rick Stengel, Jake Sullivan, Paul Rieckhoff, David Plouffe, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Scott MacFarlane, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Frank Figliuzzi, Luke Broadwater, state Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Eugene Robinson, Kurt Bardella, and Ellison Barber


    "It is a moment of deep humility"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 113:22


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the U.S. ending its military involvement in Afghanistan, bringing to an close a two-decade long operation. Plus, a look at the U.S. service members who lost their lives in last week's suicide bombing and the historical context of this moment. Joined by: Courtney Kube, Yamiche Alcindor, Mark Mazzetti, Mark Jacobson, Claire McCaskill, Richard Engel, Jeremy Bash, Amy McGrath, Matthew Dowd, Anne Gearan, and Michael Beschloss


    “Need to understand the urgency”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 89:13

    Alicia Menendez and Jason Johnson, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss the latest developments following the deadly attack in Kabul yesterday. Plus, the Texas House advances voting restrictions, the U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden's ban on pandemic evictions, covid cases and hospitalizations surge across the country, the officer who shot and killed an insurrectionist speaks out, and the implications of the California recall election.Joined by: Jonathan Lemire, Evelyn Farkas, Greg Myrie, Reverend Al Sharpton, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Melissa Murray, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Courtney Kube, Adm. James Stavridis, Jeremy Butler, Christina Greer, Frank Figliuzzi, Julian Castro, Elie Mystal, Christian Arana, Niambi Carter

    “We will not forgive. We will not forget.”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 113:31


    Alicia Menendez and Brian Williams host a special edition of Deadline: White House on the terror attack at the Kabul airport and the president's comments on the fallen U.S. service members. Joined by: Rick Stengel, Phil Rucker, Clint Watts, Courtney Kube, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Matt Bradley, John Hudson, Richard Engel, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Mike Memoli, Michael Crowley, Mark Jacobson, Peter Baker, and Greg Myre


    "It's gonna be hard questions"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 90:39


    Alicia Menendez and Jason Johnson, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss the 1/6 select committee requesting records from the Trump White House. Plus, U.S. officials say about 1,500 citizens remain in Afghanistan, Johnson & Johnson says booster shots yield ‘rapid and robust' immunity, the Supreme Court denies the Biden administration's efforts to end a Trump-era immigration policy, the House passes the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and Florida residents come out against their own governor. Joined by: Devlin Barrett, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Olivia Troye, Ben Rhodes, Evelyn Farkas, Dr. Ebony Hilton, Neal Katyal, Karen Tumlin, Nse Ufot, Nick Corasaniti, Rep. Joe Neguse, Eugene Daniels, Clint Watts, Courtney Kube, Jeremy Butler, David Jolly, and Fernand Amandi


    "Language matters, getting it right matters"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 92:36


    Alicia Menendez and Chris Jansing, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss Biden announcing that he will adhere to the August 31st deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Plus, the House will soon vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, more companies announce covid vaccine mandates, Kathy Hochul is sworn in as New York's first female governor, the 1/6 select committee readies to seek phone records, an associate of Rudy Giuliani is expected to plead guilty in a federal investigation, and what those against the vaccine will do now that one has full FDA approval.  Joined by: Anne Gearan, Michael McFaul, Robert Gibbs, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Eddie Glaude, Jonathan Lemire, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, John Hudson, John Brennan, Donna Edwards, Frank Figliuzzi, Joyce Vance and Aaron Blake


    "You can't fix stupid"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 85:58


    Alicia Menendez and Chris Jansing, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss the U.S. scrambling to complete evacuations in Afghanistan before August 31st. Plus, the FDA grants full approval to one of the nation's covid vaccines, the House Intelligence Committee receives a briefing on Afghanistan, a violent weekend in the streets of Portland, deadly flooding in Tennessee, Democrats in Texas continue their push to stop Republicans from passing a new restrictive voting law, and nine House Democrats refuse to support the budget before passing the infrastructure bill. Joined by: Eli Stokols, Jackie Alemany, Donna Edwards, Dr. Vin Gupta, Rep. Colin Allred, Clint Watts, Jonathan Levinson, Sam Brock, David Rohde, Mark Jacobson, Courtney Kube, state Rep. Diego Bernal, Dr. Peter Hotez, Charlie Sykes, and Garrett Haake 


    "Humming along beneath the surface"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 89:56

    Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden pledging a continued surge in resources to Afghanistan while also defending his decision to withdraw troops. Plus, a congressman is slammed for appearing sympathetic to yesterday's bomb threat suspect, the Texas Supreme Court allows mask mandates in schools, the latest on the Manhattan district attorney's probe into the Trump Organization, the Texas House reaches a quorum, Republicans in Arizona are getting ready to release their report from the phony election audit, a Tennessee father calls out Republicans for not understanding what his 5-year-old does about masks, and a historical look at presidential friendships.  Joined by: Michael Crowley, Susannah George, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Joe Neguse, Dr. Kavita Patel, Nick Confessore, Joyce Vance, Reverend Al Sharpton, state Rep. Ron Reynolds, Errin Haines, Katie Hobbs, Mara Gay, David Jolly, and Gary Ginsberg   

    “The damage is incalculable”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 88:34


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the continuing developments after a bomb threat suspect surrenders to police in Washington D.C. Plus, a new milestone in the pace of vaccinations, the sharp political divide on Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan, a Democratic candidate for Senate highlights January 6th on the campaign trail, the House is set to vote on federal voting rights legislation next week, how to reckon with the traumas facing our nation, and the Manhattan district attorney charges a friend of Jared Kushner for cyberstalking. Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, Garrett Haake, Tom Winter, Olivia Troye, John Heilemann, Donna Edwards, Abby Finkenauer, Matthew Dowd, Eddie Glaude, Nick Corasaniti, Mary Trump, and Donny Deutsch 


    “That's what they ought to be arguing about”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 101:03


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the ongoing effort to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan. Plus, covid booster shots are recommended for all Americans, Biden calls out GOP governors who are blocking public safety measures, and Georgia Republicans move closer to a possible takeover of elections in that state.Joined by: Michael Shear, Mark Jacobson, David Rodhe, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Eugene Daniels, Matthew Dowd, Julian Barnes, Col. Jack Jacobs, Dr. Tom Frieden, Reverend Al Sharpton and Dr. Vivek Murthy


    "A hallmark of our time"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 92:36


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the U.S. scrambling to evacuate thousands from Afghanistan. Plus, right-wing media leans into anti-refugee rhetoric, a Proud Boy supporter faces jail for threatening a senator, officials are expected to recommend a covid booster, veterans voice concerns for those trapped in Afghanistan, what can be done to protect Afghan women, and the governor of Texas tests positive for covid.Joined by: Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Jonathan Lemire, Helene Cooper, Charlie Sykes, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Dr. Vin Gupta, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Seth Moulton, John Heilemann, Clint Watts, Amy McGrath, Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Priscilla Thompson, and Tim O'Brien


    "The DMV line from hell"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 111:33


    Nicolle Wallace and Brian Williams host special coverage of the situation in Afghanistan as the Taliban regain control of the country's capital  and Pres. Biden delivers a speech defending his decision  to withdraw U.S. troops. Joined by: Mike Memoli, Ben Rhodes, John Brennan, Matt Zeller, Richard Engel, Rep. Jackie Speier, Michael Crowley, Jeremy Butler, Paul Rieckhoff, Lynsey Addario, David Plouffe, and Basil Smikle 


    “Where is this now headed?”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 93:02


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Taliban advancing in Afghanistan and the Biden administration standing by its decision to withdraw troops. Plus, the Texas House Sergeant-at-Arms goes door-to-door to serve warrants to Democratic lawmakers, San Francisco announces the country's most stringent vaccine mandate yet, questions of what was our intelligence in Afghanistan, how the January 6th select committee is probing Trump's efforts to overturn the election, and protecting unvaccinated children from covid.  Joined by: Mark Jacobson, Katty Kay, Rick Stengel, John Kirby, Reverend Al Sharpton, Donna Edwards, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, John Heilemann, John Brennan, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Tim Miller, and Dr. Michael Anderson   


    “Color outside the lines”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 89:17


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the Texas Senate passing a restrictive voting bill despite a 15-hour filibuster. Plus, the threats facing election workers, a judge allows lawsuits against Trump allies to continue, Trump's persistent pressure on DOJ to discredit the election, the Big Lie faces pushback in Pennsylvania, and SCOTUS shoots down a legal challenge to a vaccine mandateJoined by: John Heilemann, David Jolly, Baoky Vu, Jocelyn Benson, Donna Edwards, Robert Gibbs, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Frank Figliuzzi, Eugene Daniels, Josh Shapiro, Donny Deutsch, Tim O'Brien, and Dr. Kavita Patel 


    "I've done what I said I would do”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 93:01


    Nicolle Wallace discusses GOP lawmakers in Texas ordering the arrest of Democrats who fled the state. Plus, a group of Republicans sound the alarm about extremists in their party, the debate over mask mandates in schools, a swing state governor vetoes restrictive voting bills passed by his state's legislature, new reporting on how a U.S. attorney in Georgia was forced to resign because Trump was going to fire him for refusing to say there was voter fraud, and the impending collapse of Afghanistan's capital.  Joined by: Matthew Dowd, Eugene Daniels, Claire McCaskill, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Miles Taylor, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Dr. Carlee Simon, Charlie Sykes, Carol Leonnig, and Paul Rieckhoff


    "An astonishing reversal of fortune"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 89:21

    Nicolle Wallace discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigning. Plus, Trump's possible criminal exposure from new revelations about his pressure on the DOJ, the Senate passes Biden's $1T infrastructure bill, covid disinformation surges on social media, schools in Florida and Texas defy mask mandate bans from their governors, and Dominion Voting Systems files another defamation lawsuit against right-wing media.  Joined by: State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, Shelly Banjo, Barbara McQuade, Daniel Goldman, Jonathan Lemire, Jackie Alemany, Nick Confessore, Basil Smikle, State Sen. Samra Brouk, Donna Edwards, Charlie Sykes, Dr. Rob Davidson, and Sen. Alex Padilla 

    “You can't have it both ways”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 88:45


    Nicolle Wallace discusses the former acting attorney general testifying in front of Congress on Trump's efforts to subvert the election results. Plus, the latest on the covid surge in Florida, New York Gov. Cuomo's continued efforts to fight the report he harassed multiple women, the January 6th select committee hires a former Republican congressman as a senior adviser, a new report paints a grim picture of the climate crisis, and the Senate moves toward a final vote on the infrastructure bill.  Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Sen. Dick Durbin, Tim O'Brien, Olivia Troye, Bill Bratton, Molly Ball, Eddie Glaude, Rep. Madeline Dean, Sam Stein, and David Plouffe


    “The reality is, it is our fight”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 89:08


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Texas's governor calling for another special legislative session to pass a restrictive voting bill. Plus, the different responses from GOP governors to the latest covid surge, how to handle unvaccinated Americans, the first person pleads guilty to attacking police on 1/6, the right wing's lurch toward autocracy, the U.S. economy adds over 900,000 new jobs in July, and a look at this year's Olympic games.  Joined by: State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Reverend Al Sharpton, Errin Haines, Dr. Leana Wen, Nick Confessore, Donny Deutsch, Scott MacFarlane, Mark McKinnon, Alexi McCammond, Michael Shear, Jon Meacham, and Bill Rhoden


    "I don't know how they look themselves in the mirror"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 104:09


    Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden holding a ceremony honoring the U.S. Capitol Police officers who defended the Capitol on 1/6. Plus, a plea from the White House to get kids back in schools safely, a federal judge issues a scathing warning about ongoing threats of extremists, and a former senate candidate looks to defeat the insurrection caucus. Joined by: Jonathan Lemire, Jason Johnson, Robert Gibbs, Rep. Gerry Connolly, A.B. Stoddard, Clint Watts, Betsy Woodruff Swan, John Heilemann, Anne Applebaum, and Amy McGrath


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