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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.




“Weaponized deflection”

Nicolle Wallace discusses a brand-new ruling that the attorney for the twice impeached ex-president, Evan Corcoran, must testify in the Mar-a-Lago documents probe, the ridiculousness of the GOP’s new panel investigating the January 6th Committee for “misconduct,” the Republican civil war over support for Ukraine even as the International Criminal Court issues an arrest for Russian President Vladimir Putin, all of the life-threatening consequences of restricting reproductive rights as states...


“Another close call”

Nicolle Wallace discusses brand new reporting pulling back the curtain on the special grand jury in Fulton County all while the Manhattan District Attorney’s office appears to wrap up their investigation of the infamous hush money case, footage showing the Russian downing of a US drone as the turmoil within the GOP over Ukraine support continues, reports providing insight into Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation of the twice-impeached ex-president, a new Florida bill that could mean...


“The woman at the center”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the big developments in Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s case investigating hush money payments with news that Stormy Daniels spoke to prosecutors today and Michael Cohen completed his second day of testimony in front of the grand jury, the widespread implications of today’s hearing on abortion pills in a federal court in West Texas, the beginnings of Republican primary infighting as a Super PAC supporting the ex-president targets Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and...


“The race to the bottom”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the major incident over the Black Sea where a Russian jet harassed and forced down a US drone as some Republicans signal they will not continue to support Ukraine, President Biden’s visit to the California community still recovering from a mass shooting, the former president’s attempt to blame the insurrection he incited on Vice President Mike Pence, the terrifying implications of a Texas judge’s imminent ruling on an abortion medication, and more Joined by:...


Introducing: The Girl in the Blue Mustang

As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for The Girl in the Blue Mustang, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. When 18-year-old Michelle O’Keefe is found murdered in her shiny new blue Mustang in a California park and ride, investigators encounter a confusing crime scene and a witness who seems to know too much. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison takes us to the High Desert outside Los Angeles for a story featuring twists,...


“Alvin Bragg’s endgame”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Michael Cohen’s appearance before the Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence about the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, former Vice President Mike Pence’s harsh words for his old boss and pushback on the continued whitewashing of the violence on January 6th, the ridiculous and offensive Republican blame game in the recent Silicon Valley Bank collapse, the terrifying bill on the verge of passing in Florida’s state house that would allow people to carry a firearm...


“On the verge”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has invited the former president to testify which could signal an impending indictment, a judge’s choice to allow the infamous Access Hollywood tape in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit, an FBI report revealing a plot to kill Democratic politicians and members of the LGBTQ community all while the Anti-Defamation League records its highest level of white supremacist propaganda, the House GOP siding...


“Another one bites the dust”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the revelation that a former lawyer for the twice-impeached ex-president knew that she was lying about election fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential race adding to the mounting pile of evidence that Fox News anchors, executives, and allies knowingly misled their viewers, the women suing Texas over abortion access as more states pass bans, new laws popping up across the country railroading the rights of parents and children, and more. Joined by:...


“The depths of contempt many… had for the truth”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest revelations from the new messages and depositions of Fox News hosts, executives and employees released as part of Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit, how some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seemingly unable to accept the realities from our nation’s intelligence leaders, a conversation with the lead investigator for the January 6th Select Committee and more. Joined by: Nick Confessore, Tim Miller, Jeremy Peters, RonNell Andersen Jones, Ben Rhodes,...


“A revision of history… is underway”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Tucker Carlson’s attempt to downplay the January 6th attack on the Capitol by releasing out-of-context surveillance footage and the pushback that choice is getting even from some Republican lawmakers, the fallout of Texas’s abortion ban as five women sue the state, and more. Joined by: Denver Riggleman, Michael Steele, Frank Figliuzzi, Dan Przygoda, Ali Vitali, Joyce Vance, Andrew Weissmann, Ronnell Andersen Jones, Rick Stengel, and Michelle Goodwin.


“An alternate reality”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the new reporting detailing the internal struggle within Fox News during the 2020 presidential election as they debated whether or not to accurately call the race, Florida’s legislative to-do list as Governor Ron DeSantis makes the state ground zero for the Republican party’s culture wars, the twice-impeached ex-president’s ongoing legal battles as former aide Hope Hicks meets with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the potential fallout for the attorney who...


“A brazen assault on democracy”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that Special Counsel Jack Smith is zeroing in on the twice impeached ex-president’s attorneys, Rep. Jim Jordan’s failed campaign to uncover a deep state conspiracy within the FBI, the right’s war on abortion pills as Walgreens agrees to stop distributing the medication, a contentious town hall meeting in East Palestine where residents are still searching for answers and accountability from the company operating the train that derailed there last month,...


“A monumental breakthrough”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the DOJ’s bombshell court filing saying that the former president can be held liable in court over the attack on the Capitol, Kellyanne Conway’s meeting with the Manhattan DA’s office, the defamation case filed by two Georgia poll workers that could yield information even the January 6th Committee couldn’t uncover, the rise in domestic terrorism borne out today by the disturbing plot to assassinate Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and other Jewish leaders in...


“A network that knowingly aired lies”

Nicolle Wallace discusses House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s defense of his decision to hand over footage of the January 6th insurrectionists to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the trepidation among Fox anchors and executives over how to proceed in the face of the increasingly ridiculous election conspiracies of 2020, the unbelievable moment when Rep. Matt Gaetz entered Chinese propaganda into the congressional record, and more. Joined by: Rep. Adam Schiff, Donna Edwards, Frank Figliuzzi, Neal...


“Everybody from the top down knows”

Nicolle Wallace discusses what Dominion Voting Systems’ new filing shows about what Fox News anchors and executives knew while peddling election conspiracy theories, the disturbing normalcy of gun violence in the country, the ex-president’s thin-skinned and anti-First Amendment reaction to late night jokes, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s continuing war on Walt Disney World, waning American support for the war in Ukraine and more. Joined by: Andrew Weissman, David Jolly, Jeremy Peters,...


“An open and shut case of willful deceit”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the bombshell filings in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News in which Fox Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch acknowledges his anchors endorsed the former president’s Big Lie ahead of the insurrection, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s caucus of fraudsters like Rep. George Santos and election conspiracy theorists under investigation like Rep. Scott Perry, the ongoing impact of the war in Ukraine on the country’s displaced children and more. Joined by: Claire...


“Ukraine still stands”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Biden’s leadership uniting allies in facing the crisis, country star Brad Paisley’s new song supporting the war-torn country, as well as Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to force former Vice President Pence to testify, the curious case of classified documents found in Mar-a-Lago months after the FBI’s initial search and more. Joined by: Ali Velshi, Helene Cooper, John Kirby, Yevgeny Vindman,...


“A stunning decision”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s stunning decision to hand over tens of thousands of hours of surveillance footage from January 6th to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the latest from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation concerning the cell phone records of a U.S. Congressman who was at the center of the twice impeached, ex-president’s election coup plot, the latest from Ukraine as they commemorate the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion and more. Joined by: Elaine...


“Shrouded in secrecy”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the revealing interview from the Fulton County grand jury forewoman and what it means for the investigation and the ex-president, new reporting from the New York Times that Special Counsel Jack Smith and subpoenaed Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as part of his investigation, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s call for secession and more. Joined by: Blayne Alexander, Harry Litman, Mike Schmidt, Andrew Weissmann, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Carol Leonnig, David Jolly, Ali...


"A bid to bolster the global coalition"

Ali Velshi, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses President Biden's speech in Poland designed to bolster the Western alliance just hours after Vladimir Putin's own speech where he showed no signs of backing down, a conversation with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the train derailment in Ohio and more. Joined by: John Heilemann, Jonathan Lemire, Barry McCaffrey, Anton Troianovski, Lynsey Addario, Pete Buttigieg, Joyce Vance, Frank Figliuzzi, Phil Crowther, Rick Stengel,...