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    DAY 370: Special grand jury approved in Trump election probe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 43:18

    Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump's efforts to overturn the state's election results. Meantime, the Jan. 6th committee has “informal conversations” with Trump's former Attorney General Bill Barr. It comes as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich floats jail time for the committee members. Plus, the Pentagon puts 8,500 U.S. troops on ‘high alert' for possible deployment as tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine. And Arizona Republicans are proposing major changes to the state's electoral process, despite a GOP review that affirmed President Biden's victory and showed no proof of election fraud. Yamiche Alcindor, Ashley Parker, Melissa Murray, Michael McFaul, Symone Sanders and Susan Del Percio join.

    DAY 367: Trump White House records released

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 43:52

    The Jan. 6 committee has received more than 700 pages of Trump White House documents days after a Supreme Court ruling. It comes as the U.S. continues negotiations with Russia to avoid an invasion in Ukraine. Meantime, the Justice Dept. is planning to appeal a ruling by a Texas judge who blocked a vaccine mandate for federal workers. Plus, after two voting bills failed in the Senate this week, there's a bipartisan effort to overhaul the "Electoral Count Act" governing how Congress counts and certifies presidential election results. Courtney Subramanian, Cynthia Alksne, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Matthew Dowd and Michael Beschloss join.

    DAY 366: 1/6 committee calls on Ivanka Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 44:22

    The Jan. 6th committee invites Ivanka Trump to speak with the panel about her father's actions the day of the Capitol attack. It comes as the committee releases new texts from Fox News host, Sean Hannity, telling then-White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, to end the “stolen election talk.” Meantime, a Georgia prosecutor, conducting a criminal investigation into election interference by Trump and his allies, is seeking a special grand jury. Plus, President Biden strengthens his stance with Russia, warning the country will “pay a heavy price” if it invades Ukraine. Shannon Pettypiece, Geoff Bennett, Neal Katyal, Jeremy Bash, Al Franken and Bill Kristol join.

    DAY 365: Senate Republicans block voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 43:55

    Republicans used the filibuster to block voting rights legislation in the Senate Wednesday after a day of debates. Hours later, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema joined GOP lawmakers in rejecting a filibuster rules change, which caused a fatal blow to the voting rights push. It comes as President Biden capped off his first year in office with a two-hour solo press conference – where he highlighted his successes and laid out his priorities for the future. Meantime, the Supreme Court rejected Trump's effort to stop the National Archives from giving the Jan. 6 committee hundreds of pages of documents from his presidency. Plus, the White House announces plans to distribute 400 million free N95 masks to Americans. Peter Baker, Garrett Haake, Joyce Vance, Eugene Robinson, Mark McKinnon and Michael McFaul join. 

    DAY 364: Jan. 6 panel targets Trump's inner circle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 43:19

    The committee investigating the Capitol attack issues subpoenas for Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn and accused them of promoting claims of election fraud. Meantime, New York Attorney General Letitia James takes action to force former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump to comply with the investigation into the family's business practices. Plus, the Senate began debating two voting rights bills. Despite an almost certain failure, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has made it clear he will still pursue a vote and a rules change. Ashley Parker, Carol Leonnig, Daniel Goldman, David Plouffe, Michael Steele and John Della Volpe join.

    DAY 363: Senate showdown over voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 43:40

    Despite an almost certain defeat, Senators will debate two voting rights bills on Tuesday. It comes as Martin Luther King's family pleads to the White House and lawmakers to pass the voting legislation. Meantime, the Jan. 6th committee weighs whether to pursue subpoenas to get the crucial information they need from Republicans like former Vice President Mike Pence and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Plus, former President Trump's rally in Arizona gave the GOP a glimpse of how he's building his political army ahead of the midterms. And we learn about the courageous efforts by a Texas Rabbi to free himself and other hostages from a gunman over the weekend. Alexi McCammond, Jonathan Greenblatt, Joyce Vance, Symone Sanders, Tim Miller, and Dr. Murtaza Akhter join.

    Title: DAY 360: Oath Keepers founder in court

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 43:22

    The leader of the far-right Oath Keepers will remain in custody through next week after facing a judge for the first time on seditious conspiracy charges. Meantime, President Biden highlighted his bipartisan infrastructure bill, which passed last year, as his other priorities like voting rights stall. It comes as Biden holds his first formal press conference of 2022 at the White House next week. Plus, Americans will be able to order free rapid Covid tests through a new government website starting Wednesday, but shipping will take time. And a major winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow and rain across the U.S. over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Jonathan Lemire, Carol Leonnig, Melissa Murray, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Susan Del Percio and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia join.

    DAY 359: First sedition charges filed in Capitol attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:26

    More than a year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, prosecutors have arrested Oath Keepers leader, Stewart Rhodes, and 10 others for seditious conspiracy in connection to the attack. It comes as the Jan. 6 committee subpoenas social media giants Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and Google. Meantime, Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won't back Sen. Mitch McConnell for GOP leader unless he has a ‘working relationship' with Trump. Plus, President Biden expressed doubt about passing the voting rights bills hours after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema made clear she won't vote to gut the filibuster rule. And the Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine and testing requirement for large businesses but upheld the mandate for health care workers. Courtney Subramanian, Frank Figliuzzi, Barbara McQuade, Donna Edwards, Bill Kristol and Dr. Kavita Patel join.

    Title: DAY 358: Jan. 6th committee targets top House Republican

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 44:02

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy says he will not give information to the Jan. 6 committee about his communications with Trump surrounding the attack on the Capitol. It comes as Trump's former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany testifies virtually for the panel. Meantime, President Biden is meeting with Senate Democrats Thursday to continue his fight for voting rights after Sen. Mitch McConnell gave a blistering rebuke of his Atlanta speech. Plus, the White House is providing 10 million free Covid tests each month to help keep schools open during the omicron surge.

    DAY 357: Biden's tough talk on voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 44:37

    President Biden calls for filibuster reform, if Republicans block voting rights legislation, during his big speech in Atlanta. It comes as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to bring the legislation to the floor again as soon as Wednesday. Meantime, the Jan. 6th committee issues a new round of subpoenas, targeting two Donald Trump Jr. advisors and a former White House official who helped draft the speech Trump gave prior to the attack on the Capitol. Plus, the U.S. reports more than 1.3 million new Covid infections just a week after breaking the previous daily record. And Dr. Anthony Fauci accuses Sen. Rand Paul of fueling threats against him in the pair's latest heated exchange. Philip Rucker, Alexi McCammond, Chuck Rosenberg, Juanita Tolliver, Mark McKinnon and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

    DAY 356: Voting rights take center stage this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:08

    President Biden and Vice President Harris head to Atlanta on Tuesday to shine a brighter light on election reform ahead of Martin Luther King Day. Meantime, a new sign of trouble for the Jan. 6th committee as they try to convince Republicans like former Vice President Pence and Rep. Jim Jordan to cooperate with the investigation. Plus, Chicago teachers return to the classroom Tuesday after a dispute over Covid safety protocols canceled a week of classes in America's third-largest school district. It comes as reports show New York may have already hit its peak of omicron cases. And Pfizer announces it will have an omicron-specific vaccine by March, but some are questioning whether we'll still need it. Ashley Parker, Eugene Daniels, Jeremy Bash, Michael Steele, Matthew Dowd and Dr. Vin Gupta join.

    Title: DAY 353: SCOTUS weighs Biden's workplace vaccine mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 43:13

    As the U.S. surpasses 59 million Covid cases, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court appear skeptical of the President's vaccine plan. It comes as Biden gears up for his first State of the Union address on March 1st. Meantime, the Jan. 6 committee indicates it will ask Vice President Pence to appear this month. Plus, Senate Democrats make a final plea for voting rights legislation before forcing another vote on the bill, likely next week. It comes as Biden heads to Atlanta Tuesday to deliver a speech on voting rights. And Democrats pull out all the stops to sway Sen. Manchin. Franco Ordoñez, Cynthia Alksne, Dr. Murtaza Akhter, Don Calloway, Tim Miller and Douglas Brinkley join.

    DAY 352: Jan. 6th marks a day of remembrance and division

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 44:19

    As Democrats reflect on the Jan. 6th insurrection with speeches and a vigil, all but a few Republicans are noticeably absent. Plus, President Biden takes sharp aim at former President Trump in one of his most forceful speeches yet. And we learn just how dangerous Jan. 6th was after NBC News confirmed Vice President Harris was at DNC headquarters when a pipe bomb was found outside that day. Plus, we look at the lessons learned on Jan. 6th and how they can be used to preserve the future of our democracy. Peter Baker, Carol Leonnig, Juanita Tolliver, Daniel Goldman, Joanne Freeman and Jonathan Greenblatt join.

    DAY 351: Jan. 6th one year later

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 43:27

    President Biden and Vice President Harris address the nation Thursday as we look back on the attack of the U.S. Capitol. It comes as two of the most conservative members of Congress plan a “Republican response” after former President Trump canceled his scheduled event. Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemns Democrats for tying the Jan. 6th anniversary to voting rights. And the CDC signs off on Pfizer Covid vaccine boosters for adolescents. Yamiche Alcindor, Jonathan Karl, Katie Benner, Eugene Robinson, Bill Kristol and Dr. Celine Gounder join.

    DAY 350: Jan. 6th committee zeroes in on Fox News host

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 43:25

    The Jan. 6th committee is requesting Sean Hannity answer questions about newly disclosed texts he sent White House staff before and after the attack. Meantime, former President Trump calls off his speech at Mar-a-Lago on the anniversary of the Capitol riot. Plus, Attorney General Merrick Garland plans to give a Wednesday speech on the Dept. of Justice's efforts to investigate and prosecute rioters. And the CDC estimates the Omicron variant accounts for 95 percent of U.S. test samples as we hit seven straight days of record-setting Covid case counts. Ashley Parker, Eugene Daniels, Joyce Vance, David Plouffe, Michael Steele and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

    DAY 349: Select Committee focusing on Trump's actions on Jan. 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 43:15

    Ahead of the one year anniversary of the riot on Capitol Hill, the members investigating the attack say they are making significant progress. And on the Senate side, Majority Leader Schumer told his colleagues he will bring voting rights legislation to the floor for a vote before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And the Covid-19 surge is straining the healthcare system. Philip Rucker, Courtney Subramanian, Melissa Murray, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Donna Edwards and Matthew Dowd join. 

    DAY 345: U.S. confirms 54 million Covid-19 cases

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 43:43

    As the pandemic extends into a third year – Omicron is fueling the most dramatic spike in cases yet. In the face of that surge, some governors are warning against crowded New Year's gatherings. New York City, however, will go ahead with a scaled back celebration in Times Square. And President Biden exchanged warnings with Russian President Putin, ahead of the planned summit in January. Peter Baker, Maya Wiley, Dr. Ebony Hilton, Don Calloway, Tim Miller and Michael Beschloss join.

    DAY 344: Biden Administration responds to winter Covid-19 surge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 43:42

    Hospitals are beginning to feel the strain of virus hospitalizations once again. The New York Times is reporting Wednesday's daily case count topped 488,000 – shattering all previous records. And Dr. Walensky defended the CDC's new guidance for isolation after a positive test. Meanwhile, Pres. Biden will speak with Russian Pres. Putin tomorrow. Sam Stein, Courtney Subramanian, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Celine Gounder, Eugene Robinson and Bill Kristol join.

    DAY 342: Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 43:07

    Sen. Schumer has ordered the flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff. Meanwhile, the 7-day average of Covid-19 cases reached 250,000, breaking the record last year. And next week the Supreme Court will hold a special session to hear the challenge to President Biden's vaccine mandate for private employers with more than 100 workers. Philip Rucker, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Joyce Vance, Neal Katyal, Juanita Tolliver and Susan Del Percio join

    DAY 342: CDC cuts Covid isolation time in half

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 43:57

    The CDC released new guidance recommending asymptomatic people now isolate for five days rather than 10 days. It comes as soaring Covid cases trigger hundreds of flight cancelations for holiday travelers. And the January 6th committee expands its investigation. Eugene Daniels, Dr. Anne Rimoin, Paul Butler, Dr. Stephen Sample, David Plouffe, and Mike Murphy join.

    DAY 338: Omicron hits airlines, triggers holiday flight cancellations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:22

    Ahead of the holiday weekend, both Delta and United were forced to cancel hundreds of flights after employees were exposed to the virus. As hospitals are strained by the rise in cases, the CDC shortened the isolation period for healthcare workers. And there is concern that new Covid-19 cases could grow significantly by January. Plus, former Pres. Trump asked the Supreme Court to block the release of his White House records from Jan. 6. Peter Baker, Donna Edwards, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Vin Gupta, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Stuart Stevens and Jon Meacham join.

    DAY 337: Omicron variant now present in all 50 states

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 43:56

    Less than a month after entering the U.S., Omicron becomes the dominant strain. It comes as the FDA approves the first at-home pill to treat Covid. Meanwhile, the January 6th committee is hoping to mine for information from yet another House lawmaker. And Mitch McConnell openly courts Joe Manchin to join GOP Yamiche Alcindor, Carol Leonnig, Melissa Murray, Dr. Aileen Marty, Eugene Robinson, and Bill Kristol join.

    DAY 336: White House unveils a new plan to combat Omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 44:09

    Biden strongly urged Americans to get vaccinated and announced that the government will provide millions of free at home Covid tests and open thousands of additional testing sites. Plus, Sen. Manchin joined a Democratic Caucus call this evening – the primary topics were the Build Back Better bill, the filibuster, and voting rights legislation. Philip Rucker, Katie Benner, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Neal Katyal, David Plouffe and Mike Murphy join.

    DAY 335: Omicron becomes the dominant Covid strain in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 44:24

    President Biden is expected to address the nation Tuesday as Covid-19 cases soar ahead of the holidays. The White House also revealed he had a close coronavirus exposure but has tested since negative. And as cases rise, the NHL has decided to pause their season until after Christmas. Meanwhile, there is fallout on Capitol Hill from Sen. Manchin's announcement that he would not vote for the Build Back Better bill. Courtney Subramanian, A.B. Stoddard, Joyce Vance, Dr. Peter Hotez, Juanita Tolliver and Matthew Dowd join.

    DAY 332: New York reports record 20,000+ Covid cases

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 44:13

    The New York Times says New Yorkers feel a “familiar anxiety” as new virus cases surge. And White House Covid response coordinator Jeffrey Zients says that vaccines work against Omicron but those who are unvaccinated are looking at a winter of “severe illness and death.” Meanwhile, Roger Stone pleads the fifth before the Jan. 6 committee. And Pres. Biden calls for lawmakers to pass voting rights legislation that remains stalled in the Senate, along with other key agenda items. Jackie Alemany, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Murtaza Akhter, Don Calloway, Tim Miller and Cynthia Alksne join.

    DAY 331: Omicron variant spreading quickly throughout U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 45:03

    New York City is experiencing an alarming case spike, spurring city leaders to provide masks and at home tests, in addition to encouraging vaccinations. But, Dr. Fauci says breakthrough infections from Omicron will be higher than Delta. And Pres. Biden held a virtual meeting with several Senate Democrats to push voting rights legislation – even as they put his Build Back Better bill on hold until after Christmas. Yamiche Alcindor, Eugene Daniels, Chuck Rosenberg, Eugene Robinson, Bill Kristol and Dr. Vin Gupta join.

    DAY 330: Justice Dept. to decide on charges for Mark Meadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 44:42

    Rep. Jim Jordan admits to sending one of the texts to Mark Meadows revealed by the Jan. 6 committee and Rep. Liz Cheney is raising questions of whether Trump violated obstruction law. Meanwhile, President Biden visits Kentucky to assess tornado damage and promises federal aid. Philip Rucker, Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, David Plouffe and Matthew Dowd join.

    DAY 329: House votes to hold Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 44:20

    The Justice Dept. will decide whether or not to charge Meadows with contempt. The former chief of staff maintains that he is covered by executive privilege. Meanwhile, Senator Warnock urged his colleagues to treat voting rights with the same urgency as the debt ceiling, bringing up the filibuster debate yet again. Carol Leonnig, A.B. Stoddard, Paul Butler, Juanita Tolliver, Stuart Stevens and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

    DAY 328: Jan 6 committee recommends Mark Meadows for contempt charge

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 43:32

    The full House will now vote on referring Trump's former chief of staff to the Justice Dept. for contempt of Congress. Meanwhile, President Biden spoke with Sen. Joe Manchin about his Build Back Better bill. The senator is still not on board with some elements of Biden's agenda. And after deadly tornadoes across the Midwest -- the worker safety watchdog, OSHA, is opening an investigation into the Amazon warehouse collapse that killed 6 people. Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Joyce Vance, Don Calloway, Michael Steele and Dr. Stephen Sample join.

    DAY 324: Federal appeals court rules against Trump in fight over Jan. 6 documents

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 43:42

    The former president will likely appeal to the Supreme Court to block the Jan. 6 committee from obtaining his records. Meanwhile, despite stonewalling from Trump, committee co-chair Liz Cheney says the investigation is “firing on all cylinders.” And New York's attorney general is seeking to depose Trump as she investigates the Trump Organization for tax fraud. Brian signs off one last time. Philip Rucker, Nicolle Wallace, Eugene Robinson, James Carville, Michael Beschloss and Jon Meacham join.

    DAY 323: Mark Meadows sues the Jan. 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 43:54

    In his lawsuit, Trump's former Chief of Staff claims that the investigators' subpoenas are overly broad. Committee members are decrying this action as a stall tactic, and are moving forward with contempt proceedings for him. Meanwhile, Pfizer says that early data indicates a third shot is effective against the Omicron variant. And Senate Republicans passed a bill to repeal Biden's private sector vaccine mandate, with the help of two Democrats. Peter Baker, Joyce Vance, Dr. Vin Gupta, Al Franken, Mike Murphy and Aaron Sorkin join.

    DAY 322: Mark Meadows backs out of interview with Jan. 6 Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 43:36

    The former Trump Chief of Staff is citing executive privilege as the reason he will not answer the panel's questions. Committee Co-Chair Bennie Thompson indicated they will “advance contempt proceedings” if he doesn't appear. And a trial date has been set for Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress. Also, Biden warned Putin in a two hour phone call that there would be consequences if Russia invaded Ukraine. Ashley Parker, Jonathan Karl, Claire McCaskill, Juanita Tolliver, Mark McKinnon and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

    DAY 321: 11 months since the Jan. 6 insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:42

    NBC confirmed reports that Mike Pence's former Chief of Staff, Marc Short, is cooperating with the Jan. 6 Committee investigation. Short was with the former vice president at the Capitol during the riot. Meanwhile, President Biden is preparing for a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow. The administration said there would be consequences should Russia invade Ukraine. Yamiche Alcindor, Robert Costa, A.B. Stoddard, David Plouffe, Tim Miller and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia join

    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:

    DAY 318: CDC says Omicron could become dominant variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 43:16

    The U.S. is still in the midst of a surge fueled by the Delta variant, but according to the New York Times, scientists in South Africa say Omicron strain may spread twice as fast. In addition to combatting COVID-19, the White House also addressed a lackluster jobs report. The president said that things are headed in the right direction and emphasized the nation's declining unemployment rate. Jonathan Lemire, Susan Page, Cynthia Alksne, Dr. Stephen Sample, Don Calloway, Susan Del Percio and Doris Kearns Goodwin join.

    Day 317: Several more cases of Omicron confirmed in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 43:55

    The Biden Administration unveiled new strategies to combat all the variants – including covering home tests with insurance and encouraging vaccinations. And on the hill, lawmakers agreed on a continuing resolution to fund the government until February, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown. They will now turn to negotiating the Build Back Better bill. Jacqueline Alemany, Jonathan Karl, Frank Figliuzzi, Dr. Kavita Patel, Baratunde Thurston and Bill Kristol join.

    DAY 316: First case of Omicron variant confirmed in U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 43:15

    The White House will announce a new strategy to combat the spread of Covid-19 tomorrow. And the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case challenging the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks. The conservative justices seem inclined to uphold the law, which would undermine the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have until Friday to fund the government or face a shutdown. Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Sam Stein, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Eugene Robinson and Mike Murphy join.

    DAY 315: Mark Meadows is cooperating with the Jan. 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 44:40

    Co-Chairs Thompson and Cheney have said they “will continue to assess” the Trump Chief of Staff's compliance going forward. Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, spent four hours answering the committee's questions earlier today. And, the White House is redoubling it's pandemic response in the face of the new Omicron variant. Ashley Parker, Carol Leonnig, Paul Butler, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Jason Johnson and Tim Miller join.

    DAY 314: The CDC says all adults should get booster shots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 44:19

    The President urged vaccinations in the face of the omicron variant, but stressed it was "a cause for concern, not a cause for panic." Meanwhile, the Jan. 6 committee is considering a vote on holding former Justice Dept. official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress. And as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill, deadlines loom on government funding, the debt ceiling and Biden's agenda. Yamiche Alcindor, Philip Rucker, Chuck Rosenberg, Juanita Tolliver, Bill Kristol and Dr. Vin Gupta join.

    DAY 309: 3 men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery killing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 43:57

    The three convicted men are facing life in prison. They are also facing separate federal hate crime charges. And the White House is grappling with a public that's increasingly alarmed with the pace of inflation. Ashley Parker, Jonathan Karl, Neal Katyal, Don Calloway, Susan Del Percio and Andrew Roberts join.

    DAY 308: Jan. 6 committe subpoenas Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 43:30

    The select committee continues to seek information on the origins of the violent siege on January 6th. Meanwhile organizers of the 2017 “United The Right” rally are found liable for over $25 million in damages. And Pres. Biden taps U.S. oil reserves to combat rising gas prices. Peter Baker, Susan Page, Malcolm Nance, James Carville, Mike Murphy and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

    Day 307: Alex Jones and Roger Stone subpoenaed by Jan 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 43:27

    The two right wing personalities were two of five subpoenas issued by the committee today. Meanwhile, President Biden re-nominated Jerome Powell to helm the Federal Reserve. And he is considering dipping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gas prices. Yamiche Alcindor, Philip Rucker, Joyce Vance, Robert Gibbs, Tim Miller and Dr. Kavita Patel join.

    DAY 304: Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all 5 charges

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 43:45

    The 18-year-old was accused of shooting two people and injuring a third at a racial justice protest last summer. The case had become highly politicized, leaving Democrats dismayed at the verdict, as Republicans celebrated. Meanwhile, President Biden underwent a physical at Walter Reed, leaving Vice President Harris with the powers of the presidency for 85 minutes. And the House finally passed the Build Back Better Act, after Minority Leader McCarthy spoke for 8 hours and 32 minutes. Courtney Subramanian, Carol Leonnig, Cynthia Alksne, Donna Edwards, Bill Kristol and Jon Meacham join.

    DAY 303: Kevin McCarthy delays vote on the Build Back Better Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 44:24

    The House Minority Leader gave a wide ranging speech in opposition to the social spending bill. Earlier in the day he indicated that he would reward representatives like Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene if the Republicans took back the house in 2022. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Philip Rucker, Jackie Alemany, Barbara McQuade, Don Calloway, Susan Del Percio and Dr. Vin Gupta join.

    DAY 302: The House censures Rep. Paul Gosar over violent video

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 43:16

    Republican Representatives Cheney and Kinzinger joined Democrats in censuring Gosar and stripping him of his committee assignments. Meanwhile, Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty to the contempt charges against him. Plus, the so-called QAnon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, received a 21 month sentence for his actions on January 6th. And Pres. Biden was once again on the road selling his infrastructure investments, this time at a GM plant in Detroit, Michigan. Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Melissa Murray, Eugene Robinson, Mike Murphy and Dr. Celine Gounder join.

    DAY 301: 1-6 Committee weighs a contempt charge for Mark Meadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 44:02

    Chairman Thompson indicated that he would give the former Trump Chief of Staff another chance to comply with the subpoena. And President Biden is pushing his agenda forward on the road, as House and Senate Democrats continue to negotiate his human infrastructure plan. But ahead of the holidays, COVID-19 cases are spiking in some areas. Peter Baker, Yamiche Alcindor, Chuck Rosenberg, Juanita Tolliver, A.B. Stoddard and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

    DAY 300: President Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 44:14

    A group of Democratic and Republican lawmakers attended the signing ceremony. Meanwhile, Trump ally Steve Bannon was defiant after surrendering to federal court earlier, accusing Pres. Biden of directing the attorney general to go after him. The White House has reiterated the independence of the Justice Dept. Jonathan Karl, Joyce Vance, Philip Rucker, Chris Christie, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Stuart Stevens join.

    DAY 297: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 43:29

    Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows did not appear for his scheduled deposition before the 1-6 Committee. Co-chairs Thompson and Cheney said in a statement that they will consider a contempt proceeding for him, as well. And Pres. Biden sells his agenda as inflation rises and the government funding deadline looms. Jonathan Lemire, Katie Benner, Daniel Goldman, Juanita Tolliver, Susan Del Percio and Art Cullen join.

    DAY 296: The 1-6 committee issues an ultimatum for Mark Meadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 44:04

    Chairman Thompson sent a letter to the former Chief of Staff warning him that if he failed to appear at a scheduled deposition tomorrow they would consider it “willful noncompliance,” and consider holding him in contempt of Congress. Meanwhile, surging inflation poses a challenge for the Biden administration. Sam Stein, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Don Calloway, Tim Miller and Gregory Zuckerman join.

    DAY 295: Trump denied again in executive privilege case

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 43:01

    A federal judge denied Trump's latest appeal to block his Jan. 6 records. Members of the House select committee hope to get the former president's documents soon. They have now issued 16 new subpoenas for Trump allies and aides this week. And a man sentenced to four years in prison for assaulting police and breaking into the Capitol last January says that he is willing to talk with House investigators. Meanwhile, Pres. Biden sold his agenda on the road in Baltimore today. Yamiche Alcindor, Susan Page, Joyce Vance, Eugene Robinson, Michael Steele and Dr. Vin Gupta join.

    Day 294: Trump loses executive privilege case

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 43:40

    A federal judge has denied Trump's motion to shield records from the Jan. 6 committee. Trump has already appealed the decision. The committee also issued 10 more subpoenas for Trump Administration personnel. Former Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany and former senior advisor Stephen Miller were among those summoned. Lisa Lerer, Carol Leonnig, Barbara McQuade, Baratunde Thurston, Bill Kristol and Dr. Irwin Redlener join.

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