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MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi brings his sharp analysis and perspective to weekend mornings.

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    DEMOCRATS MAINTAIN THE SENATE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 93:27


    Ali Velshi is joined by Columnist & Editor, MSNBC Daily Hayes Brown, NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, host of "Politics Nation" on  MSNBC Reverend Al Sharpton, Niece of Donald Trump & Host of ‘The Mary Trump Show' podcast Mary Trump, Fmr. Republican Congressman & Host of ‘White Flag with Joe Walsh' Fmr. Rep. Joe Walsh , Opinion Writer with The Washington Post Jennifer Rubin, Trump's Fmr. Personal Attorney & Host of ‘Mea Culpa' podcast & Author of “REVENGE” Michael Cohen, Nevada Secretary of State- Elect Cisco Aguilar (D), Michigan Secretary of StateJocelyn Benson (D), Investigative Reporter at Reckon News & author of “NO CHOICE” Becca Andrews, Research Fellow at Institute to End Mass Incarceration & Executive Director at Families United for Freedom Rachael Bedard, MD.

    High Stakes Midterm Elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 140:10


    Ali Velshi is joined by Jessica Boehm, Phoenix Reporter at Axios, Tara Setmayer, Senior Advisor at The Lincoln Project, Rep. Sharice Davids, (D) Kansas, Alencia Johnson, Founder & Chief Impact Officer at 1063 West Broad, Jill Filipovic, Journalist, Rep.-Elect Mike Lawler, (R) New York, Michael Shure, Political Journalist, Rep. Tom Malinowski, (D) New Jersey, Eugene Scott, National Political Reporter at The Washington Post, Rep. Jahana Hayes, (D) Connecticut, Rep-Elect Ruwa Romman, (D) Georgia, Joanne Freeman, Professor of History & American Studies at Yale University, and Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History at NYU.

    2 DAYS UNTIL MIDTERMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 82:02


    Ali Velshi is joined by Editor of The Maddow Blog & Author of “The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics” Steve Benen,  Columnist & Editor of MSNBC Daily Hayes Brown, Host of “Field Report with Paola Ramos” Paola Ramos, Campaign Manager for Protect Kentucky Access Rachel Sweet, NBC News' Dasha Burns, NBC News' Matt Bradley, NBC News' Mark Murray, host of “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” Jonathan Capehart, Interim Executive Director & Deputy Director of the ACLU of Kentucky Amber Duke, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D), Co-Hosts of the “Gaslit Nation” Podcast Andrea Chalupa & Sarah Kendzior.

    Countdown to Midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 123:39


    Ali Velshi is joined by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History at NYU,  Jocelyn Benson, (D) Michigan Secretary of State, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D- Wisconsin), Ernest Moniz, Co-Chair & CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative, Michael Steele, Fmr. RNC Chairman, Joe Walsh, Fmr. Rep. Republican Congressman, Lt. Col. (Ret) Alexander Vindman, Fmr. NSC Director for European Affairs, Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor and Chair, Dept. of African American Studies, Princeton University, and Reza Aslan, NYT Best-selling Author, ‘Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalism'.  

    Special Preview: “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 4:33


    Steve Kornacki gives a special preview of his new podcast, “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki.” In this six-part original series, Kornacki steps back from the Big Board to tell the origin story of the 1994 Republican “revolution,” the midterm election when the GOP took the House majority for the first time in four decades. Listen to all six episodes now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/trwsk_fdlw

    Special Edition of “Velshi Across America” From Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 88:26


    Ali Velshi is joined by Barbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Attorney for Michigan, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), Reza Aslan, Author of ‘An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Bakersville', Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D- Michigan), Kym L. Worthy, Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, and Dr. Gregory Goyert, OBGYN based in Detroit.

    VELSHI ACROSS AMERICA: LIVE IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 87:49


    Ali Velshi is live in Detroit, Michigan and is joined by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D), Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI), NBC News Correspondent Cal Perry, Writer at Large with the New York Times Magazine & author of “Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind” Robert Draper, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow (D-MI)

    A Letter to the Women of Iran

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 91:59


    Ali Velshi is joined by Olivia Troye, Fmr. Homeland Security Advisor and Counterterror Advisor to VP Pence, Barbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Attorney in Michigan, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D) New Jersey, Nicole Hockley, CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Reporter at CNBC, Carol Leonnig,Investigative Reporter at The Washington Post, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, (D) U.S. Virgin Islands, Kira Rudik, Ukrainian Parliament Member, and Alex Gino, Award-winning Author of ‘Melissa'.

    A Letter to the Women of Iran

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 90:23


    Ali Velshi is joined by Olivia Troye, Fmr. Homeland Security Advisor and Counterterror Advisor to VP Pence, Barbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Attorney in Michigan, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D) New Jersey, Nicole Hockley, CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Reporter at CNBC, Carol Leonnig,Investigative Reporter at The Washington Post, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, (D) U.S. Virgin Islands, Kira Rudik, Ukrainian Parliament Member, and Alex Gino, Award-winning Author of ‘Melissa'.

    Special preview: “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 4:45


    Rachel Maddow gives a special preview of her new podcast, “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra.” In this eight-part original series, Rachel tells an all-but-forgotten true story of American extremism getting supercharged, connecting the dots between sitting members of Congress aiding and abetting a plot to overthrow the government and the lengths they would go to in order to cover their tracks. Listen to the first two episodes now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpu_fdlw

    MIDTERMS AND DEMOCRACY, & MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 90:54


    Ali Velshi is joined by NBC News Senior International Correspondent Keir Simmons, Pulitzer Prize-winning National Political Reporter with The Washington Post Amy Gardner, Fellow at the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law Matthew Seligman, Author of ‘Permanent Distortion: How the Financial Markets Abandoned the Real Economy Forever' Nomi Prins, Senior Editor at Slate & Host of the ‘Amicus' podcast & Author of ‘LADY JUSTICE: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America' Dahlia Lithwick, Co-Director for Center for Vaccine Development at the Texas Children's Hospital & Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Peter Hotez, Editor of The Maddow Blog & Producer for The Rachel Maddow Show & Author of ‘The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics' Steve Benen, Candidate for Louisiana Congress 1stDistrict Katie Darling, Editor-at-Large for The 19thErrin Haines, Politics Reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Shannon McCaffrey, Trump's Fmr. Personal Attorney & Host of the ‘Mea Culpa' podcast & Author of ‘REVENGE: How Donald Trump Weaponized the Department of Justice Against His Critics' Michael Cohen

    Crude Awakening

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 92:50


    Ali Velshi is joined by John Brennan, Former CIA Director, Rep. Sean Casten (D) Illinois, Chris Miller, Associate Professor of International History at Tuft's The Fletcher School, Barbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Attorney for Michigan, Fmr. Rep. Joe Walsh, Joe Cirincione, National Security and Nuclear Expert, Lt. Col. (Ret) Alexander Vindman, NSC Fmr. Director for European Affairs, Ryan Reilly, Justice Reporter at NBC News Digital, Rep. Michele Rayner-Goolsby (D) Florida, and Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

    BACK AT IT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 82:53


    Ali Velshi is joined by NBC News' Ali Vitali, Ukrainian Parliament Member Kira Rudik, Vice President of Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace Amb. William B. Taylor, Fmr. Federal Prosecutor Cynthia Alksne, Author of “LADY JUSTICE: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America” Dahlia Lithwick, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter with The New York Times Susanne Craig, Pennsylvania Attorney GeneralJosh Shapiro, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE Mohamed El-Erian, President of BancAlliance Lori Bettinger.

    The “Why” Behind all the Book Bans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 85:43


    Ali Velshi is joined by Lesia Vasylenko, Ukrainian Parliament Member, Sen. Tim Kaine (D- Virginia), Ray Suarez, Visiting Professor of Political Science at NYU Shanghai, Andy Campbell, Author, ‘We are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism', Michael Cohen, Trump's Fmr. Personal Attorney, Negar Mortazavi, Iranian-American journalist, Lt. Col. (Ret) Alexander Vindman, Fmr. Director for European Affairs at National Security Council, and Suzanne Nossel, CEO, PEN America.

    All Eyes On Arizona

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 82:57


    Ali Velshi is joined by Maj. (Ret.) John Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at Madison Policy Forum, Charlie Crist, Democratic nominee for Florida Governor, Lara Setrakian, Co-Founder & CEO of News Deeply, Thelma Pannell-Dantzler, Mother of Phillip Pannell, Natacha Pannell, Sister of Phillip Pannell, Terrell Jermaine Starr, Host of ‘Black Diplomats' podcast, Anne Applebaum, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D) Vermont, and Secretary Katie Hobbs , Arizona Secretary of State

    Trump Associate Subpoenaed by Grand Jury

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 89:08


    Ali Velshi is joined by Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D – U.S. Virgin Islands), Joyce Vance, Former U.S. Attorney, Nancy Northup, President & CEO for Center for Reproductive Rights, Dara Lind, Immigration Reporter, Jacqueline Alemany, Congressional Investigations Reporter, Daniel S. Goldman, Former House Impeachment Inquiry Majority Counsel, Caleb Silver, Editor-in-Chief at Investopedia, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History at NYU, Stephanie Land, New York Times Best-Selling Author of ‘Maid', and Sarah Smarsh, Author of ‘Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth.

    THE STATE OF THE WORLD

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 84:53


    Ali Velshi and Chris Jansing are joined by NBC News' Rehema Ellis and Tom Llamas, Editor and Columnist for Bloomberg Opinion Bobby Ghosh, History Professor & Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences at Boston University Arianne Chernock, Award-winning historian & NBC News Royal Contributor Suzannah Lipscomb, Executive Editor at Newyorker.com David Rohde, Justice Reporter for NBC News Digital Ryan Reilly, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee & Fmr. U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Michigan Secretary of StateJocelyn Benson (D), Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D), Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R- NY), President and Founder of the Eurasia Group & GZERO Media Ian Bremmer, Queenship and Royal Studies historian at the University of Winchester & Founder and Director of the Royal Studies Network Elena Woodacre, Niece of Shireen Abu Akleh Lina Abu Akleh.

    THE END OF AN ERA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 110:13


    Ali Velshi and Chris Jansing are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning National Political Correspondent at The Washington Post Mary Jordan, Fmr. Royal Editor for ITV News & Author of “Queen Elizabeth II, A Celebration of Her Majesty's 90thBirthday” Tim Ewart, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Correspondent for The New York Times Charlie Savage, Fmr. U.S. Attorney in Michigan & Professor at the University of Michigan Law SchoolBarbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. and Sweden & author of “The Power of Giving Away Power: How The Best Leaders Learn to Let Go” Fmr. Ambassador Matthew Barzun, Fmr. Supreme Allied Commander at NATO Adm. James Stavridis, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D- WA), Royal Historian & author of “Elizabeth: Queen and Crown” Sarah Gristwood, NBC News/MSNBC British Historian Andrew Roberts, co-authors of ‘”Queen Elizabeth II: An Oral History” Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald Strober, Professor at the School of Public Affairs & School of Education at American University & author of “Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right” Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University & author of “The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World” Kehinde Andrews, Professor at NYU School of Law Melissa Murray.

    A Never Before Aired Conversation with Margaret Atwood

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 84:20


    Ali Velshi is joined by Ryan Reilly, Justice Reporter at NBC News Digital, Eddie Glaude, Jr. Professor and Chair of the Dept. of African American Studies at Princeton University, Joanne Freeman, Professor of History & American Studies at Yale University, Dr. Daniel James Baker, Executive Director of Lenox Hill Hospital, Caleb Silver, Editor-in-Chief at Investopedia, Amb. Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, Hugo Lowell, Congressional Reporter at The Guardian, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) Illinois, Michael Beschloss, NBC News Presidential Historian, Jelani Cobb, Dean of Columbia Journalism School, and Margaret Atwood, Author of ‘The Handmaid's Tale

    The Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 85:15


    Ali Velshi is joined by Charlie Savage, Washington Correspondent at The New York Time, Barbara McQuade, Former U.S. Attorney for Michigan, Bradley P. Moss, Partner at Mark S. Zaid, P.C., Michael Kirk, Filmmaker, Lt. Gen. RusselHonoré, Former Commander for the Joint Task Force Katrina, Dr. David Priess, Former CIA Officer, Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett, D – U.S. Virgin Islands, Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State, Olivia Troye, Chief Political Strategist at Renew America Movement, and Rina Shah, Principal & Founder of Rilax Strategies

    RISK ASSESSMENT

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 82:18


    Ali Velshi is joined by Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, retired Maryland police captain Sonia Pruitt, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, Princeton's Eddie Glaude, The New Yorker's David Rohde & Sheelah Kolhatkar, Charlie Savage of The New York Times, The Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, Prof. Leslie Reagan, MSNBC anchor Lindsey Reiser and NBC News Correspondents Scott Cohn & Meagan Fitzgerald.

    “PROBABLE CAUSE”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 85:52


    Ali Velshi is joined by Democratic Representative Stacey Plaskett, former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, former CIA officer David Priess, Center for Reproductive Rights' CEO Nancy Northup, author Ellen Hopkins, New York Times photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Brookings senior fellow Andre Perry, Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali, and CNBC's Annie Nova.

    Country Over Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 86:39


    Ali Velshi is joined by Ryan Reilly, Justice Reporter for NBC News Digital, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi,(D) Illinois, Nastya Shpot, Ukrainian high schooler, Ben Collins, Senior Reporter at NBC News, Julie Burkhart, Founder & President of Wellspring Health Access, Lt. Col. (Ret) Alexander Vindman, Fmr. Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, Katie Benner, Justice Department Reporter at the New York Times, Rep. Don Bacon (R) Nebraska, Frank Luntz, Republican Political Strategist & Pollster

    Six Months in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 97:16


    Ali Velshi is joined by Olivia Troye, Chief Political Strategist at Renew America Movement, Evan McMullin, U.S. Senate Candidate for Utah, Rep. Spencer Wetmore (D) South Carolina, Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, Inna Sovsun, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Writer at the Washington Post, Tim O'Brien, Senior Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion, Terrell Jermaine Starr, Non-resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, Homi K. Bhabha, Professor of Humanities, English & Comparative Literature Departments at Harvard University

    FBI Raid Sparks Far-Right Rhetoric

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 90:08


    Ali Velshi is joined by Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita at the Wilson Center, Dr. David Priess, Fmr. CIA Officer, Caitlin Dickerson, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Matthieu Aikins, Pulitzer Prize-winning Contributing Writer at New York Times Magazine, Charlie Savage, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Correspondent at The New York Times, Barbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Attorney for Michigan, Joanne Freeman, Award-winning Historian & Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, Jon Allen, Senior National Politics Reporter at NBC News, and Rutger Bregman, Historian.

    Ali Velshi reports the latest on the investigations into the Former President and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 92:38


    Ali Velshi is joined by Fmr. CIA John Brennan, Trump's Fmr. Personal Attorney Michael Cohen, NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Nataliya Pipa, Deputy National Editor at The Washington Post Philip Rucker, National Security Attorney Bradley Moss, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D- WI), Fmr. Rep. Joe Walsh, and NBC News' Emily Ikeda.

    Ali Velshi reports the latest on the fight for Abortion rights, the Inflation Reduction Act, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 89:47


    Ali Velshi is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is joined by NBC News' Ali Vitali, Law Professor at the University of California – Irvine Michele Goodwin, Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. David Hackney, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Wisconsin Attorney General (D) Josh Kaul, Editor of The Maddow Blog Steve Benen, Democratic Candidate for Kansas Attorney General Chris Mann, NYT Bestselling Author of ‘Speak' Laurie Halse Anderson, and Molly Jong

    Post-Roe in Action in Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 92:49


    Ali Velshi is joined by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at Center for Reproductive Rights, Sen. Bob Casey, (D) Pennsylvania, Adm. James Stavridis, Fmr. Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, Fmr. Sen. Doug Jones, (D) Alabama, Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE, Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Writer at Washington Post, Michael Steele, Fmr. RNC Chairman.

    Michael Steele is in for Ali Velshi and reports the latest on the January 6 Select Committee's investigation and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 89:15


    Michael Steele is in for Ali Velshi and is joined by Justice Department Reporter for The New York Times Katie Benner, Fmr. Chief Spokesperson for the DOJ Matthew Miller, Economics Reporter for the WSJ Amara Omeokwe, Fmr. Pence Senior Advisor Olivia Troye, Fmr. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Politico National Correspondent Betsy Woodruff Swan, Rep. AdamKinzinger (R-IL), Co-Founder, Ukraine Children's Action Project Dr. Irwin Redlener, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Scholar-in-Residence at the Mark Twain Center, Matthew Seybold

    Sam Stein Guest Hosts for Ali Velshi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 84:48


    Sam Stein is joined by Hugo Lowell, Congressional Reporter at The Guardian, Tim O'Brien, Senior Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion, Carol Leonnig. Investigative Reporter at The Washington Post, Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder & CEO of Advancing Health Equity, Jonathan Kott, Founder of Majority Makers, Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, Dr. Melissa March, OB/GYN - Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Ryan Reilly, Justice Reporter at NBC News Digital, and Jacqueline Woodson, Author of ‘Brown Girl Dreaming'.

    Sam Stein is in for Ali Velshi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 90:11


    Sam Stein speaks with Daniel S. Goldman, Former House Impeachment Inquiry Majority Counsel, Rep. Ann McLane, (D) New Hampshire, Rep. Peter Welch, (D) Vermont, Clint Watts, NBC News & MSNBC National Security Analyst, Barbara McQuade, MSNBC Legal Analyst, Philip Bump, National Correspondent at The Washington Post, Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman, Dr. Peter Hotez, Co-Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, Sapphire Garcia-Lies, President of Kansas Birth Justice Society, and Elizabeth Nash, Principal Policy Associate of State Issues at Guttmacher Institute.