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




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




“You did this”

Nicolle Wallace interviews former Representative Liz Cheney – and is joined by Tim Heaphy, Carol Leonnig, Claire McCaskill, and John Heilemann.


“The chaos that would lie ahead”

Ali Velshi - in for Nicolle Wallace - is joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, Ian Bassin, Tara Palmeri, Lisa Rubin, Alexander Vindman, Andrew Weissmann, Mary McCord, David Jolly, Tim Alberta, and Courtney Kube.


“A single, fatally inaccurate belief”



"Rigorously and vigorously"

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – is joined by Susanne Craig, Claire McCaskill, Lisa Rubin, Basil Smikle, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Tim Heaphy, David Noriega, Carol Leonnig, Harry Litman, Katie Benner, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Maya Wiley, Molly Jong-Fast, and Jake Ward.


“Orange Jesus”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – is joined by Jackie Alemany, Charlie Sykes, Mara Gay, Rep. Adam Schiff, Susanne Craig, Steph Ruhle, Ali Vitali, Tim Miller, David Noriega, Amanda Carpenter, Frank Figliuzzi, Rick Stengel, RonNell Andersen Jones, Nick Confessore, Rep. Dan Goldman, and Paul Rieckhoff.


“A fragile truce and a fluid situation”

Ali Velshi – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the release of more Israeli hostages, worries of threats to the extended humanitarian pause in Gaza, a look at life inside Gaza since October 7th, revelations from former Vice President Mike Pence about just how close he was to abstaining from the 2020 election certification process, Rep. George Santos’ troubled road ahead as he faces expulsion, today’s memorial service for late First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and more. Joined by: Richard Engel, Avril Benoit, Tim Heaphy, Neal Katyal, J. Michael Luttig, Majd Almashharawi, Kamal Almashharawi, Lisa Rubin, Harry Litman, Susanne Craig, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Eddie Glaude, Katty Kay, and Michael Beschloss.


“The alarming reality here in America”

Ali Velshi - in for Nicolle Wallace - discusses the release of more Israeli hostages and extended humanitarian pause in Gaza, an the shooting of Palestinian college students being investigated in Vermont as hate incidents rise, a new filing revealing a disturbing number of threats received the by judge in the ex-president’s civil fraud case, new details on a troubling pardon by the last administration, how the Biden administration helped create a solid economy and why that’s not showing up in the polls, and more. Joined by: Richard Engel, Ben Rhodes, John Brennan, Andrew Weissmann, Lisa Rubin, Tara Palmieri, Charlie Sykes, Frank Figliuzzi, Mary McCord, Donell Harvin, Mike Schmidt, Amanda Zurawski, Mini Timmaraju, and Christine Romans.


“Both hope and agony”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses breaking news of a vehicle explosion on the U.S./Canada border, the agreement between Israel and Hamas to a four day pause in fighting in exchange for 50 hostages, a difficult day in court for the former president as a former executive takes the stand, the new Democratic strategy taking aim at the ex-president, the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and more. Joined by: Tom Winter, Pete Strzok, Frank Figliuzzi, David Noriega, Michael Oren, Christopher O’Leary, Susanne Craig, Lisa Rubin, Mara Gay, David Jolly, Paul Rieckhoff, Ben Rhodes, Rick Stengel, David Rhode, Michele Goodwin, Jena Griswold, and Jon Meacham.


“On the verge of a breakthrough”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses Israel’s government meeting on a potential hostage release deal, an update in the Fulton County election case, House Speaker Mike Johnson’s trip to meet with the ex-president as he faces backlash from the right, the ex-president’s threat to democracy, and more – featuring a surprise guest with a big announcement. Joined by: Nicolle Wallace, Ruby Chen, Rick Stengel, Raf Sanchez, Andrew Weissmann, Greg Bluestein, Rep. Colin Allred, Molly Jong-Fast, Claire McCaskill, Carol Leonnig, Charlie Sykes, J. Michael Luttig, Marc Elias, and Basil Smikle.


“When rhetoric crosses the line”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the tense hearing in a D.C. courtroom over the ex-president’s gag order, his allies working to undermine Fulton County DA Fani Willis as she receives protection from an unlikely source, a judge’s ruling that the ex-president engaged in insurrection, the never-ending stream of conspiracy theories Republicans are still touting about January 6th, an update from the ground on Israel as its bombardment of Gaza continues, mourning First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and more. Joined by: Glenn Kirschner, Michael Steele, Lisa Rubin, Tia Mitchell, Melissa Murray, Eddie Glaude, Tim Miller, Mary McCord, Harry Litman, Raf Sanchez, and Susanne Craig.


“The biggest danger in the world”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses breaking news that House Speaker Mike Johnson will release January 6th footage to the public, new extreme and bigoted comments from Johnson, updates in the ex-president’s various cases, a growing number of voices warning about the danger of his second term, backlash from advertisers over Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic comment, and more. Joined by: Tim Heaphy, Lisa Rubin, Molly Jong-Fast, Harry Litman, Rev. Al Sharpton, Ali Vitali, Matt Dowd, Amy McGrath, Ian Bassin, Paul Rieckhoff, Raf Sanchez, Jake Ward, Frank Figliuzzi, and Barbara McQuade.



Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the verdict in David DePape’s trial after he assaulted Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul over a year ago, an ethics report out against Rep. George Santos as he announces he will not seek a second term, a new ruling lifting the gag order against the ex-president, an update from the ground in the Middle East as Israel continues their siege of a hospital in Gaza, new GOP efforts to disenfranchise voters, breaking news out of Breonna Taylor’s civil rights case as the judge declares a mistrial, and more. Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, David Jolly, Andrew Weissmann, Rep. Robert Garcia, Fernand Amandi, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Marc Elias, Erin McLaughlin, Sen. Chris Coons, Shaquille Brewster, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Susanne Craig.


“Grist for the mill of grievance politics”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the ex-president's request for a mistrial in his civil fraud case as he continues to target court staff, testimony on Capitol Hill from FBI Director Christopher Wray, an update on Israel’s raid of Gaza’s main hospital, Biden’s response to his predecessor’s “vermin” remark echoing Nazi rhetoric, the House GOP’s divide over funding the government, and more. Joined by: Lisa Rubin, Glenn Thrush, Rick Stengel, Greg Bluestein, Ken Dilanian, Secretary of State Jocelyn, Cornell Belcher, Eddie Glaude, Steve Patterson, and Tim Miller.


“Spilling the beans”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new revelations from testimony of the ex-president’s election fraud co-defendants in the Georgia case, threats of physical altercations on Capitol Hill, the D.C. march in support of Israel and condemning antisemitism, continued threats from the former president against those prosecuting him, a new lawsuit against Fox News from a former reporter alleging he was fired for challenging 2020 election lies, and an update from the ground in the Middle East. Joined by: Tim Heaphy, Charlie Sykes, Carol Leonnig, Mark McKinnon, Maya Wiley, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Tim O’Brien, Lisa Rubin, and Raf Sanchez.


“A mask off moment”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new comments indicating the ex-president’s blatantly authoritarian plans for a second term, Paul Pelosi’s attacker on trial as political violence makes a chilling rise, the newly issued code of conduct for the Supreme Court that lacks all teeths of enforcement, Donald Trump Jr.’s appearance on the stand in his father’s civil fraud trial, Ohio Republicans threatening democracy after voters approve of abortion rights, and more. Joined by: Jonathan Karl, Andrew Weissmann, David Jolly, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Gabe Roth, Dahlia Lithwick, Lisa Rubin, Harry Litman, Alexi McCammond, Mini Timmaraju, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.


“A poison pill for our democracy”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the ex-president’s threats to weaponize the federal government against political rivals if re-elected, a hail mary attempt to dismiss his civil fraud case, new reporting that resort employees may testify against him in the classified documents case, President Biden’s week of electoral and labor wins, a man who admitted to conspiring with January 6th defendants to kill FBI agents, Ukrainian resilience 20 months into the invasion, and more. Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Andrew Weissmann, Pete Strzok, Lisa Rubin, Eddie Glaude, Rev. Al Sharpton, Harry Litman, Mary McCord, Brandon Van Grack, Ryan Reilly, Amy McGrath, Paul Paul Rieckhoff, and Irwin Redlener.


“It was only a matter of time”

Nicolle Wallace discusses threatens to election workers being investigated by the FBI, how Special Counsel Jack Smith’s election investigation could mirror the January 6th Committee, what to take from Democratic wins on abortion as GOP candidates grapple with their failing platform, an update on the quest to subpoena billionaire donors to the Supreme Court as Republicans attempt to block it, antisemitism on college campuses, and more. Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Basil Smikle, Tim Heaphy, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Gabe Roth, Dave Aronberg, Kim Atkins Stohr, Jillian Lederman, Talia Dror, and Gabriel Diamond.


“They’re all losers”

Nicolle Wallace discusses yesterday’s election results buoying Democrats on the issue of abortion, how the issue continues to win even in red states, readouts from the courtroom in the ex-president’s civil fraud trial as Ivanka Trump takes the stand, breaking news that the U.S. has conducted airstrikes in Eastern Syria, and more. Joined by: David Jolly, Claire McCaskill, Matthew Dowd, Andrew Weissmann, Emily Jane Fox, Mary Trump, Susanne Craig, Fatima Goss Graves, Errin Haines, Cornell Belcher, and Courtney Kube.


“An unprecedented campaign of deceit”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Department of Justice’s sharp rebuke of the ex-president, what to expect from Ivanka Trump’s testimony in the New York civil fraud trial tomorrow, election day in states across the country as abortion takes center stage in many races, the GOP fracturing over Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s military blockade, the latest on Israel’s intensifying ground offensive in Gaza, pleas from Ukraine that allies maintain attention to the war, and more. Joined by: Charlie Sykes, Neal Katyal, Carol Leonnig, Tim O’Brien, Claire McCaskill, Mini Timmaraju, Molly Jong-Fast, Steve Kornacki, Erin McLaughlin, and Igor Novikov.


“Overflowing with theatrics, deflection, and grievance”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the ex-president’s disastrous day in court for his civil fraud trial as he takes the witness stand, a fiery response from Special Counsel Jack Smith over efforts to get his election case against the ex-president dismissed, new reporting detailing the threats to democracy that could be in store if he wins a second term, an update on the conflict in the Middle East as Israeli bombardment of Gaza continues, and more. Joined by: Andrew Weissmann, Tim Heaphy, Russ Beutner, Lisa Rubin, David Jolly, Kim Atkins Stohr, Susanne Craig, Ian Bassin, Mike Schmidt, John Kirby, and Michal Cotler-Wunsh.