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Join Chris Matthews each weeknight for a spirited hour of political analysis and debate with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth.

Chris Matthews, MSNBC


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    Now is President Biden's time to make his mark on the Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 44:30

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the fact that it is President Biden's time to make his mark on the Supreme Court with the unexpected news that Associate Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire at the end of this term. Joy and her panel discuss Biden confirming that he is committed to filling the vacancy with a Black woman, and what the GOP opposition might be. Next, the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the fake election certificates submitted by pro-Trump Republicans in seven states. In five of those states, the Republicans not only forged official documents--they also impersonated real electors in an effort to falsify the results and award Donald Trump the presidency. Plus, with Ukraine under growing threat from a Russian invasion, the United States has been clear that while there is still a diplomatic path forward to ease tensions, Russia should not test U.S. resolve to inflict severe consequences, if they choose the wrong path. Nina Khrushcheva, associate dean and professor of international affairs at the New School, joins The ReidOut to discuss. Finally, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy Reid excoriates Texas Republicans at the forefront of the book banning trend, who are in part egged on by right-wing advocacy groups rebranding their anti-intellectual, anti-history antics as "parents' rights." All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    A history lesson on the scheme by the super-rich to topple the U.S. government

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:42

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with a history lesson, explaining the elaborate 1930s scheme by the super-rich to topple the U.S. government for their own financial interests, which has many echoes today. Next, a panel of judges in Georgia has given the green light to Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis to seat a special grand jury for her investigation into Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the election results in that state. Then we discuss how many Trump-aligned Republicans are now determined to control election results from within the apparatus, playing the long game with their eyes on 2024, by electing more unscrupulous and anti-democratic secretaries of state, boards of election and other election related offices. Finally, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy lambastes the latest foray into "critical race theory" madness coming from none other than Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Rep. Lieu: You really see how fearful Republicans are now of Jan. 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 43:42

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut critiquing the alarming fact that not everyone agrees that the New Deal, the end of child labor, the ability of American workers to unionize, and expanded women's liberty and voting rights are good things. Next, Jan. 6 select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson confirmed that the committee has spoken with Donald Trump's former attorney general Bill Barr. Rep. Ted Lieu, who was a 2021 House impeachment manager, joins Joy to discuss. Then we analyze how over the weekend the British foreign secretary announced that Russia is plotting to overthrow the Ukrainian government with the goal of installing a puppet regime. We bring you an expert perspective on the Biden administration's response. Plus, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy laments how a fringe anti-vax subculture came to take over our country--with no sign of stopping anytime soon. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: More seeds of an apparent conspiracy were planted before Jan. 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 43:52

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with a report that the Jan 6. select committee is actively investigating several illegitimate Republican electors, who in December of 2020 submitted forged documents that falsely declared Donald Trump the victor. Rep. Mark Pocan joins The ReidOut to discuss. Next, we examine the dystopian development of governors who are pitching special election police forces, which many are calling "election cops." Plus, with the Supreme Court's approval rating at a new low, Justice Clarence Thomas last fall defended the court against the growing criticism that it has become too politicized. Meanwhile, Thomas is married to someone who is extremely politically active on the far right. Then, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana Gary Chambers joins Joy on his viral campaign ad depicting him smoking cannabis as a statement about the need for criminal justice reform. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Jan. 6 select committee asks Ivanka Trump to testify voluntarily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:53

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with new developments in reporting on the plot to steal the election. A district attorney in Fulton County Georgia is requesting a special grand jury in her investigation of Donald Trump. Plus, there is a bombshell new report from The Washington Post alleging that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani coordinated the scheme to forge documents to submit illegitimate electors from multiple states. Those falsified certificates later became a pretense to throw out Joe Biden's legitimate electoral votes. Plus, today the Jan. 6 select committee sent a letter asking Donald Trump's daughter and former White House aide Ivanka Trump to testify voluntarily. We also go more in depth into President Biden's press conference marking his first year in office, during which he stressed that in spite of everything that has happened this year, the country has made a lot of progress. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg joins Joy Reid to discuss. Finally, in tonight's edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy slams West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema for voting with Republicans to block a change to Senate filibuster rules meant to push through voter protection legislation. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    U.S. Senate is one step closer to putting themselves on the historical record on voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 44:21

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with an analysis of President Biden news-making, nearly two-hour press conference during which he addressed his administation's wins and challenges. Plus, we bring you breaking news tonight with major implications for the former president as the Supreme Court has rejected Donald Trump's effort to block his administration's records from being sent to the Jan. 6 select committee. And, Joy and her panel discuss the United States Senate coming closer to putting themselves on the historical record on voting rights. Additionally, President Biden weighed in on Wednesday with what he thinks Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin will do with the roughly 100,000 troops amassed on the border with Ukraine. Sen. Chris Murphy, who was part of a group of U.S. senators who recently traveled to Ukraine in support of its government, joins The ReidOut. Finally, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy calls out Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for supporting a bill that implies that White people are too sensitive to learn that slavery actually happened. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed by Jan. 6 select committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 43:56

    Joy Reid leads this edition of The ReidOut with breaking news in the investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. On Tuesday the select committee issued subpoenas to four of Donald Trump's most prominent lawyers, aides and advisors. They include Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, Trump legal advisor Sidney Powell, and senior Trump campaign aide Boris Epshteyn. Yet, the marquee name is Rudy Giuliani, Trump's “TV lawyer” and the former New York mayor who is also under federal investigation for his dealings in Ukraine. Next, as the Senate begins debate on federal voting rights protections, Republicans would have you believe there is no election subversion taking place in Republican-leaning states. Sen. Cory Booker joins The ReidOut to discuss. Finally, Joy explains why Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is the subject of tonight's "Absolute Worst." All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Dr. Bernice A. King : I think it's time for massive civil disobedience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 43:32

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut tonight on perhaps the most misused, misinterpreted day on the American calendar: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is a day when people who would have stood against everything Dr. King fought for--equal rights, civil rights, the elimination of poverty and especially voting rights--soberly repeat that one partial quote they memorized in high school. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center and daughter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joins The ReidOut to discuss. Next we examine how Tuesday is the day the Senate takes up voting rights legislation. Plus, three Republicans in the U.S. House have defied requests to cooperate voluntarily with the committee on Jan 6. Rep. Eric Swalwell joins The ReidOut with his insights. Finally, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy calls out Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin for signing 11 executive actions on his first day in office, including one banning the made-up boogeyman known as “critical race theory." All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 43:49

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers, who is facing up to twenty years in prison and is charged with seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, and more. Next, Rep. Jamie Raskin joins Joy on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refusing to voluntarily cooperate with the Jan. 6 select committee. Then, we turn to President Biden hosting Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin at the White House Thursday night for what was termed "a candid and respectful exchange of views" on voting rights. Plus, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy explains why Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn is the poster child for the modern day GOP. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Malcolm Nance: On Jan. 6 we saw the command cell of the Oath Keepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:45

    Jan. 6 committee officially requests cooperation from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 43:34

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with big news from the Jan. 6 select committee. They are officially requesting cooperation from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in their investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Rep. Adam Schiff, member of the House select committee on the January 6th attack, and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then, Joy digs into how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had lots of feelings about President Biden's speech laying out the stakes for our democracy if the Senate cannot move forward on voting rights legislation by doing away with the filibuster--by outlining Mitch's hypocrisy. Plus, we explore what America could be like under majority-Republican rule: DeSantis' Florida. Finally, in this edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy calls out tennis star Novak Djokovic, who confessed to doing an interview and photoshoot last month in Serbia while knowingly being Covid-positive, among other related controversies. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Leading civil rights attorney on voting rights: At this point, it's all-hands-on-deck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 45:00

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with President Biden and Vice President Harris having given a major, joint speech in Atlanta on Tuesday, putting the full weight of the administration behind the push for new federal voter protection laws, even if it means that Senate Democrats go it alone. Meanwhile, the probe of Donald Trump's business practices in New York seems to be a source of heartburn for the Trump family, in addition to other legal proceedings underway involving the disgraced former president. Joy and her panel discuss where Trump could first possibly face indictment. Then, we discuss top infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci calling out Sen. Rand Paul during a congressional hearing on Tuesday for spreading dangerous misinformation about the pandemic as a fundraising tool, as Dr. Fauci faces death threats. Plus, some experts are sounding the alarm that we could be heading toward a second civil war. Barbara Walter, who has studied civil wars around the world for 30 years, joins us on her new book outlining this possibility. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Georgia voting rights groups press the White House on voting rights legislation plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 43:52

    Rep. Clyburn on Manchin, the Freedom to Vote Act, and hopes for a filibuster carve out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 43:19

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with Raphael Ted Cruz, who apparently made the mistake of telling the truth about January 6th on the anniversary. Next, the Senate could advance the Freedom to Vote Act as early as next week, ahead of a Martin Luther King Day deadline for a vote to change Senate filibuster rules in the face of Republican obstruction. House Majority Whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn, joins Joy to discuss. Then, as new COVID infections are hitting record highs nationwide, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today challenging two Biden administration vaccine and testing mandates aimed at large employers as well as some health care providers. The two requirements would affect around 100 million workers. Finally, we remember Sidney Poitier, a towering figure who demanded respect both on screen and off, who died today at the age of 94. Award-winning singer, television host, activist and friend of the late Sidney Poitier, Dionne Warwick, joins us as we remember him. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Remembering the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and the ongoing fight to protect our democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 44:43

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut remembering that exactly one year ago insurrectionists stormed our nation's Capitol in an unprecedented attack on our democracy incited by the disgraced former president. Rep. Pete Aguilar, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Ruben Gallego, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley join us with their unique perspectives. Plus, the Big Lie behind the insurrection has been weaponized by Republican state legislatures into new voter suppression laws, which are designed to disenfranchise the mostly Black, brown and AAPI voters who delivered to President Biden the election victory that the mob tried to overturn. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, joins Joy on how critical it is to defend the vote for the 2022 elections. Finally, we close with an important message from Joy about the road ahead as we fight to protect our democracy. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid commemorates the eve of the Capitol insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 44:33

    U.S. sets global record of one million Covid cases reported Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 43:43

    In this episode of The ReidOut, Joy Reid brings you breaking news from the Jan. 6 congressional investigation that ties two known allies, Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity, together on insurrection day. Rep. Madeleine Dean joins us to discuss. But we begin the show with a new year, and a new record in Covid cases. The U.S. has set a global record of one million cases reported on Monday. Next, we turn to conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who is throwing cold water on Senate Democrats' plans to change Senate rules to advance voting rights legislation, if and when Republicans continue their obstruction. Finally, in tonight's edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy observes: "If you want proof that there is no covert government conspiracy to steal your rights or oppress you, note that the government can't even organize itself to handle a snowstorm." All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Sen. Schumer on getting Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to take action on voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 44:14

    Politics expert asks: Will Democratic leaders really listen to voters in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 44:08

    Tiffany Cross in for Joy Reid leads this edition of The Reid Out with this observation: While some may have had a racial reckoning after George Floyd's death in 2020, the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was a glaring warning that a significant portion of our country is threatened by an America no longer powered by White dominance, and one that takes accountability for our history. Then we turn to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promising a vote on the Build Back Better bill despite Joe Manchin's opposition. He has also promised to take up voting rights in the first two weeks of the new year, and signaled that he would force a change in Senate rules to overcome Republican obstruction. Plus, in a highly-anticipated phone call on Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The 50-minute call — which notably came at Putin's request — is their second conversation this month about the escalating tensions at the Ukrainian border, where Russia has amassed thousands of troops. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Ret. joins The ReidOut to discuss. Finally, we bring you the latest work of poet Amanda Gorman, "New Day's Lyric," as an inspirational close to 2021, and an encouraging boost as we head into 2022. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    The ReidOut remembers a great American fighter, the late Harry Reid

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 43:30

    We begin this episode of The ReidOut remembering a great American fighter, Harry Reid. The longtime Senate Democratic leader died Tuesday at the age of 82 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Next, new U.S. Covid-19 cases are at a record seven-day average of more than 265,000 per day, as of Tuesday. This is happening just days before kids return to the classroom after their holiday break, and child Covid-19 hospitalizations are up. Then we turn to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appearing to be missing in action as Omicron sweeps across his state. Florida commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, Nikki Fried, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida, joins The ReidOut to discuss. Finally, Derrica Wilson, co-founder and CEO of the Black and Missing foundation joins us on HBO's "Black and Missing," a documentary series featuring the work of the Black and Missing Foundation, which raises awareness of and searches for missing people of color. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Legal expert says DOJ is 'not doing its job' on Jan. 6 prosecutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 43:23

    We begin this episode of The ReidOut with new revelations about Jan. 6. The Daily Beast reports on yet another plot by Donald Trump's allies to overturn Joe Biden's victory--this one from Steve Bannon and Donald Trump's trade advisor Peter Navarro, which they dubbed the “green bay sweep.” Plus, the terrible, sinking feeling of those early days of the pandemic are roaring back. Washington, D.C. has seen a nearly ten-fold increase in cases, which have surged 987 percent in the past two weeks, as hospitals across the nation grapple with how to rein in the spread of omicron. Then we turn to the lawyer for the three survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre sending a letter to the Department of Justice requesting a federal investigation into the massacre. Damario Solomon Simmons, the lawyer for the three survivors, joins The ReidOut on the status of this effort. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci explains the new, shorter CDC quarantine guidelines

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 43:48

    Tiffany Cross in for Joy Reid leads The ReidOut tonight with the CDC releasing new guidelines shortening the recommended isolation and quarantine period for asymptomatic people with Covid-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and chief medical advisor to President Biden, joins The ReidOut to discuss. Then, as the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection anniversary approaches, many believe that the riot was more than just a failed coup. Long before the Big Lie that inspired that fateful attack, democracy was already failing, experts say. Next, we turn to the thirteen states that have already restricted race-conscious education through laws or other measures this year, as the disingenuous attack by many in the GOP on so-called critical race theory continues. Finally, we explore the historic launch of the James Webb Telescope, which -- if all goes as planned -- could answer questions about the beginning of the universe, and whether there are any other planets out there that are able to sustain life. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: House GOP is trying to throw all the sand it can into the Jan. 6 probe gears

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:49

    Joy Reid covers a lot in this episode of The ReidOut, including a stunning guilty verdict for the ex-Minnesota cop who killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop earlier this year. Kim Potter said she mistook her handgun for her taser. Jurors today found her guilty of first and second degree manslaughter. Rep. Karen Bass join Joy on this topic. But first we tackle the House GOP reportedly trying to throw all the sand they can into the gears of the Jan. 6 probe including Kevin McCarthy attempting to install a possible leader of the failed coup, Jim Jordan, on the House select committee. Rep. Madeleine Dean joins The ReidOut to discuss. Yet, we end the show on a happy note, touching on some Moments of Joy from throughout the year, plus a visit from the real Santa--Joy's good friend, Santa Larry. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Jan. 6 select committee expresses interest in Jim Jordan's phone calls with Trump on Jan. 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 43:05

    Joy Reid leads this edition of The ReidOut with the explosive news that the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 has requested testimony from Rep. Jim Jordan. Then, we discuss how on Wednesday the FDA authorized the first Covid-19 anti-viral pill in the U.S., as Omicron spreads across the country. And, tragically, at least 50 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been murdered in America this year alone, and likely many more go unreported — or misreported. Bob the Drag Queen, also known as Caldwell Tidicue, star and consulting producer of HBO's Emmy-nominated series, "We're Here," discusses traveling deep into rural and often extremely conservative parts of the country, bringing a message of love and compassion through the art of drag. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid names Joe Manchin "The Absolute Worst" for obstructing bill that would help his state

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 44:06

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with President Biden addressing the nation as Omicron, now the dominant Covid variant in the U.S., surges across the nation. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins Joy Reid to discuss. We then turn to the select committee investigating Jan. 6 getting serious about accountability. They are now considering more criminal referrals, and not just for contempt of Congress. Then, Joy says of the U.S. senator also known as "Maserati Manchin," "For his bad faith, fake negotiating, and obstruction of a bill that would truly help his constituents, Joe Manchin is tonight's Absolute Worst." All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joe Manchin is a millionaire out of touch with working families expert says

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 43:30

    Jonathan Capehart in for Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with COVID threatening to upend our holiday travel plans as the pandemic marches into its third year. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins us on how she is leading her city through this crisis. Next, we analyze Sen. Joe Manchin doubling down on his startling admission on Sunday that he is done with the Build Back Better bill. Then, we turn to Donald Trump doing what he always does when the walls are closing in--he filed a lawsuit! This time against New York Attorney General Letitia James, asking for a court order to halt her civil investigation into his company's business practices. Plus, we examine the jury deliberations that have begun in the trial of former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter. Potter is charged with two counts of manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, an unarmed Black man, during a traffic stop in April. She claims to have mistakenly used her gun instead of her taser when she shot Wright in the chest. The prosecution asserted in its closing arguments that that mistake warrants conviction. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Legal expert: There's probable cause Jim Jordan committed a crime by forwarding that text to Mark Meadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 43:19

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with Rep. Jim Jordan's office admitting that he was one of the lawmakers whose texts to Mark Meadows were revealed this week. Joy Reid's guests explain why they believe his text is written confirmation that Jordan is a "traitor" who may have committed a crime. Next, a new report by the House Oversight Committee reveals damning new details about just how derelict and political Donald Trump's response to COIVD-19 really was. Plus, a new HBO documentary, "Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street," shares the origins of this American treasure and how such a talented ensemble came together to create a brand new concept for learning that still holds true today. Sonia Manzano, the actress who played ‘Maria' on ‘Sesame Street' for more than 40 years, and the director of the documentary, Marilyn Agrelo, join Joy to discuss. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Report alleges Mark Meadows is far more responsible for the Big Lie than previously known

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 43:32

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the intensifying scrutiny on Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows as he awaits potential charges of criminal contempt. There are now new reports alleging that he is far more responsible for the Big Lie than was previously known. Then, we discuss facing a winter tsunami of the delta and omicron variants. The Centers for Disease control is warning that deaths in the United States will soar by 73 percent, or more than fifteen-thousand a week. Next, President Biden is calling for the Senate to get moving on two big planks of his agenda. In a statement on Thursday he said "We must" pass the Build Back Better social spending bill, and added that "We must also press forward on voting rights legislation... As quickly as possible." Sen. Amy Klobuchar joins The ReidOut to discuss. Finally, in Thursday's edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy slams the hypocrisy of the Republican who are taking the funding made possible by Democratic legislation, which they had condemned as handouts, apparently to improve their re-election prospects. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Elizabeth Warren to Elon Musk: The world's richest freeloader evidently has very thin skin

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 44:04

    In this episode of The ReidOut, Joy Reid brings you the latest on the Jan. 6 investigation following Wednesday's House contempt vote against Mark Meadows. Joy also speaks with Mary Trump about the pathology of people like Meadows who are seemingly willing to give up everything to show fealty to her uncle. Plus, Joy is also joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren, who today called for expanding the size of the Supreme Court in response to the court's extremism. Warren also responds to Elon Musk, who picked a Twitter fight with her over the notion of taxing billionaires. Pennsylvania Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor Josh Shapiro also join us on the fight against voter suppression. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Fox News hosts urged Trump to stop the Jan. 6 insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 44:15

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the breaking news that within hours the House will likely vote to refer Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows, a former Republican member of Congress, for charges of criminal contempt. Rep. Adam Schiff, who is part of the Jan. 6 select committee, joins Joy to discuss. Then, we examine how, no matter how they tried to downplay it, or blame "Antifa," the texts from many Fox News hosts during the Capitol insurrection illustrate that only Donald Trump could have called off the insurrectionists. Next, a path forward on voting rights remains unclear. We speak with voting rights activist Joe Madison and Georgia Linden, a student at the University of Arizona, who are both on hunger strikes for voting rights. Plus, former Kentucky state representative Charles Booker, who is a candidate for U.S. Senate, joins Joy on the tornadoes that have devastated his home state. Finally, Joy explains the recent events that remind us all why "American inequality... is the absolute worst." All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Jan. 6 House panel recommends Trump former chief of staff Meadows face contempt of Congress charge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 12:55

    The Jan. 6 House panel has recommended Donald Trump's former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, face a contempt of Congress charge. The referral now moves to the full House where it is expected to come up for a vote as soon as Tuesday. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the proceedings, and what might come next. Jan. 6 select committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson also gives us his perspective from the halls of Congress.

    Georgia election worker threatened after being falsely accused by Trump of rigging votes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 44:05

    Joy Reid leads this edition of The ReidOut with a frightening display of intimidation, which is just one of the many threats that Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman received after being falsely accused by Donald Trump of rigging votes in the state against him. Next, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that abortion providers can challenge a Texas law that imposes a ban on abortions after six weeks, before many people even know they are pregnant. The court also ruled that the law will remain in place as these legal challenges play out. Joy and her panel discuss. Then, Joy speaks to award-winning chef, social activist, and the new goodwill ambassador for the United Nations World Food Program, Andrew Zimmern, on how COVID exacerbated the food insecurity problem in this country. Plus, President Biden's Democracy Summit came to a close today, as the United States continues to grapple with its own democratic crisis--the Republican Party's total embrace of the disgraced, twice-impeached former president's big lie. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: There is one party standing up for a government of the people, by the people and for the people

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 43:21

    In this episode of The ReidOut, Joy Reid brings you the latest on two legal setbacks for Donald Trump. Late Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled against his effort to withhold documents from the Jan. 6 committee. Plus, the New York attorney general is seeking a deposition from Trump early next month as part of her investigation into the Trump organization. Joy and her guests also explore what many see as the open hostility to democracy evident in today's Republican Party. Finally, In tonight's "Absolute Worst," Joy slams U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for making the false and dangerous claim that gargling with mouthwash kills COVID-19. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Why some may see Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows as a "degenerate sycophant"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 43:40

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with why some may see Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows as a "degenerate sycophant" who has apparently chosen not to stand up for truth, as he declared on Tuesday that he will no longer cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee. Rep. Madeleine Dean joins us to discuss. Plus, it has been nearly two weeks since the first video was publicly released of Rep. Lauren Boebert's Islamophobic comments suggesting that her colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar, is a suicide bomber. House progressives on Wednesday demanded accountability and introduced a resolution to strip Boebert of her committee assignments. Next, we turn to a chilling story playing out in Florida. According to a report by a faculty committee at the University of Florida, researchers working on Covid-19 described "external pressure to destroy" data and not to criticize Gov. Ron DeSantis. Finally, Kevin Strickland, who was wrongfully convicted by an all-White jury in 1979, joins Joy Reid to talk about his exoneration after spending 43 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Rep. Ilhan Omar joins The ReidOut decrying Lauren Boebert's racist, anti-Muslim comments targeting her

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 44:29

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with reporting on a group known as the “Utah Voter Verification Project,” reportedly working on the latest front in the election fraud conspiracy movement. Plus, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Ret. joins us on new threats to Ukraine from Russian president Vladimir Putin, and how President Biden is handling things very differently than Donald Trump. Additionally, Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks out on Lauren Boebert's racist, anti-Muslim attacks on her. Finally, in tonight's "Absolute Worst," Joy observes of Devin Nunes and Donald Trump: "The guy who sued a fake cow is coming together with a guy known for failing businesses over their shared disdain for social media... To run a social media empire." All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid calls out media entities ignoring the numerous threats to our American experiment

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:49

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with a warning that despite numerous threats to our American experiment as a multiracial democracy, many in the media report that things are business as usual. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank joins us on his viral media critique. Next, the Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas over redistricting maps that they say explicitly discriminate against Latino and Black voters. Plus, the anti-choice crusade to control the wombs of women and girls has made its way to the Sunday shows featuring Republican men who will never have to face the traumas of an unwanted pregnancy. Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin joins Joy with her latest piece tackling this topic. Finally, in tonight's "Absolute Worst," Joy Reid slams the apparent reality that for prominent sectors of the GOP, people who wave guns and shoot people seem to be their chosen heroes. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    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

    Joy Reid on the manhunt for the parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 44:10

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the fugitive manhunt in Michigan for James and Jennifer Crumbley, who were set to be arraigned Friday afternoon on charges related to their son's shooting rampage at Oxford High School on Tuesday--but they never showed up. Next, Rep. Ilhan Omar has simply requested a public apology be made to her by Lauren Boebert for her racist and anti-Muslim remarks, but that seems to be too much for her according to reports. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, joins us on calls for Boebert to be stripped of her committee assignments. Then, we turn to GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis creating a civilian military force under his control, which is alarming to many as the latest in a series of authoritarian moves. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Rep. Schiff: Justice Department should consider investigating the organizers and funders the Jan. 6 attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 44:01

    Joy Reid leads this episode of #TheReidOut with breaking news from New York, where Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the state has five cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins Joy Reid on this and more. Plus, the Jan. 6 select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has already interviewed 250 witnesses according to its chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson. Rep. Adam Schiff, member of the House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack, bring us his perspective on the latest developments. Next, Joy remembers the four students who died tragically at Michigan's Oxford High School in a mass shooting police say was carried out by a 15-year-old boy, who was a student at the school. David Hogg, Parkland shooting survivor and co-founder of March for Our Lives, joins with his critique of the Biden administration's response. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Rep. Ayanna Pressley calls on Congress to protect abortion rights if the courts won't

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 43:56

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the Supreme Court hearing arguments on Wednesday in which they were asked to allow Mississippi to uphold a ban on abortions after 15 weeks. Listening to the oral arguments it became clear that all six conservative justices were either openly or implicitly interested in entertaining Mississippi's request. Rep. Ayanna Pressley joins Joy to discuss. Next, the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 has voted unanimously to refer Jeffrey Clark for criminal contempt of congress charges. Clark is the former Justice Department official who reportedly plotted with Donald Trump in a scheme to invalidate the electoral votes of Georgia and other states. MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner joins us with his expert analysis. Next, we are just three days away from a possible government shutdown and Republicans are threatening to not just let it happen, but to make it happen, which would furlough hundreds of thousands of federal employees just three weeks before Christmas. Sen. Chris Murphy weighs in. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: The faction of the right defying COVID-fighting measures is a death cult

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 43:53

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the Republicans defying Covid-fighting measures. She observes, "How many more people have to die before we say what we've all known for some time. This faction of the right is a death cult." Next, we turn to the three appellate judges who heard arguments on Tuesday about whether Donald Trump can withhold White House records from the select committee investigating Jan. 6. It is no surprise that the panel of judges appeared skeptical of Trump's case. Then, Joy and her panel analyze the Supreme Court being set to hear arguments from the state of Mississippi, which is outright asking the court to overturn Roe v. Wade. This could spell the beginning of the end of Americans' constitutional right to an abortion. Finally, in "The Absolute Worst," Joy says, "I think we should buy these books even more and give them as gifts," in response to those attempting to ban books that teach the truth about American history, the Civil Rights Movement, and more. These topics and much more are analyzed by Joy Reid and her guests in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Dr. Fauci on the Omicron variant putting the world on edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 43:55

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The Reidout with the new Coronavirus variant--Omicron--that is putting the entire world on edge. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Biden, joins Joy with his advice. Next, we turn to the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday will hear arguments about the Mississippi law that prohibits nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. Rep. Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, joins The ReidOut on concerns that the court could deliver a disingenuous decision that would gut the constitutional right to abortion. Finally, in this special edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy is joined by Dean Obeidallah, who slams GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert for spewing anti-Muslim bigotry. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Conviction of men who killed Ahmaud Arbery is positive, yet illuminates the system's flaws

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 44:04

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the verdict in one of the most important trials in recent American history: the conviction of three White Georgia men who chased down a Black man--Ahmaud Arbery--in their pickup trucks in what has been described as a modern-day lynching. Next, Joy and her panel try to determine how the Biden administration can better sell all the economic gains it has set into motion, because the American public in large part erroneously believes the economy is not doing well. Then, we discuss Kyle Rittenhouse becoming a celebrity among GOP leadership and many in the Republican electorate, and what this could mean going forward. Plus, Washington Post reporter Dana Hedgpeth and Brian Weeden, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, join The ReidOut on Thanksgiving being a "day of mourning" for the Indigenous community. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Rep. Swalwell: After Trump we are trying to make America a democracy again

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 44:41

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the select committee on Jan. 6 issuing brand new subpoenas targeting the right-wing militias at the forefront of the Capitol insurrection. Rep. Eric Swalwell joins The ReidOut to discuss. Plus, the judge in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery's killing sent the jury home Tuesday night meaning there is no verdict so far. We discuss what could come next. Next, in a special "Absolute Worst," Joy Reid slams the lack of urgency from both Democratic and especially Republican politicians regarding our voting rights crisis. Radio host and activist Joe Madison also joins us as he continues his hunger strike for voting rights. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Video shows Alex Jones saying he was directed by White House to lead Jan. 6 march

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 44:57

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with breaking news from the Jan. 6 Select Committee, which has issued subpoenas to five more people involved in the planning of the so-called "Stop the Steal" rally, including Alex Jones and Roger Stone. Then, we acknowledge the lives of the three people who were shot when Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines into Kenosha and used an assault-style weapon equipped for war. Gaige Grosskreutz is the lone survivor. The two men fatally shot by Rittenhouse were Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. Anthony Huber's father, John Huber, joins Joy Reid to lament the verdict. Next, we turn to the closing arguments that began today in the trial of the three White men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Plus, in "The Absolute Worst," Joy deplores Fox News officially completing its metamorphosis from a merely “conservative" news channel into a right-wing propaganda outlet. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid on the Rittenhouse verdict: This is what we expected to happen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 44:48

    Jason Johnson in for Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the disturbing news that 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who crossed state lines and killed two human beings at a Black Lives Matter rally, was found not guilty of murder on all counts. Joy Reid joins this discussion as a special guest. Then, after months of wrangling and negotiation, House Democrats passed the landmark bill at the center of President Biden's domestic agenda: the Build Back Better Act. Rep. Mondaire Jones, deputy whip for the House Progressive Caucus, joins us on this big win. Plus, in tonight's "Absolute worst," Joy gives a lesson in inclusivity to Matt Schlapp, president of the Conservative Political Action Committee, after he called for “Sesame Street” to be defunded for introducing its first Asian-American Muppet. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: If the GOP takes back the House it's going to be one giant revenge fantasy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 44:39

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with a description of our two political parties, which are like opposing parents--the Democrats being the responsible parent vs. the yolo parent, the Republicans. Next, Joy examines how after three days of jury deliberation, there is still no verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial. Meanwhile in Georgia, the defense for the three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery rested its case today--but not before the prosecution got its chance to cross examine Travis McMichael, who fired the shot that killed the 25-year-old black jogger. Then, we turn to the governor of Oklahoma commuting the death sentence of Julius Jones just hours before he was scheduled to be executed for a 1999 murder he insists he did not commit. Madeline Davis-Jones, the mother of Julius Jones, and Jimmy Lawson, friend of Julius Jones and a candidate for Oklahoma City mayor join, Joy as they celebrate this victory. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: Some Republicans are using the threat of political violence to reach an extremist base

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:04

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the extraordinary scene that played out on the House floor on Wednesday. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed Paul Gosar's stupid, violent anime fantasy video depicting him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and then turning a pair of knives on President Joe Biden. Rep. Nikema Williams joins Joy to discuss. Plus, Republicans apparently want you to believe the economy is not doing well. But in reality, unemployment is at its lowest point since before the pandemic began. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins us with her expert analysis of the true state of affairs. Next, journalist and scholar Nikole Hannah-Jones explains the inspiration behind her new book, "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story." Finally, Julius Jones will be executed on Thursday if Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt does not intervene. The Oklahoma parole board has said twice that Jones' sentence should be commuted. Journalist Mara Schiavocampo spoke to Jones and shares part of her exclusive interview with us. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: Two cases will tell us if armed, primarily white men can serve as judge, jury and executioner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 44:43

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the two cases which will tell us where we are as a country--whether armed, primarily white men can continue to take matters into their own hands and serve as judge, jury and executioner legally under the law--the Ahmaud Arbery case and the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial. Next, while President Biden is out communicating about how his infrastructure bill being signed into law will benefit America, Democrats in Congress now have the challenge of making sure that the Build Back Better bill does not get thrown by the wayside. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, joins us on this goal. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

    Joy Reid: The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has been one of the strangest in recent history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 45:19

    Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the closing arguments in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as her expert guests break down the reportedly unusual behavior of the judge and more. Then, Joy and her panel discuss Steve Bannon surrendering to federal authorities on Monday after being criminally indicted on Friday on charges of contempt of Congress. Plus, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg joins The ReidOut on the heels of President Biden signing his historic infrastructure bill into law. Finally, in "The Absolute Worst," Joy lambastes Michael Flynn for saying America should have just one religion. All this and much more in this edition of The Reidout on MSNBC.

    Elie Mystal: Put Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon in jail now

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 43:39

    Tiffany Cross guest hosting for Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the breaking news that Steve Bannon has been indicted by a federal grand jury for contempt of Congress. Tiffany and our guests also discuss former Trump aide Mark Meadows failing to appear before the Jan. 6 committee to honor his subpoena on Friday. Rep. Pete Aguilar and Rep. Ted Lieu also join The ReidOut to discuss these developments. Then, MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton shares his thoughts after a defense attorney in the Ahmaud Arbery shooting trial objected to his presence in court saying, "We don't want any more Black pastors coming in here." All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

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