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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.

Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.




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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.




Day 45: Biden's Covid aid bill seems to survive all-day Senate fight

The battle over Biden's Covid aid bill in the Senate was all about who could get Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) vote: Republicans or Manchin's own party. We discuss that and much more with Susan Page, Eugene Daniels, Mayor Steven Adler, Robert Gibbs, and Michael Steele.


Day 44: Republicans are united against Biden's Covid aid bill

After weeks of discord following the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Republicans have found a reason to stand united: they're doing everything they can to stop Biden's Covid aid bill in the Senate. Plus, states ending Covid restrictions are defending those actions despite widespread criticism from public health experts. We discuss that and more with Shannon Pettypiece, Garrett Haake, Clint Watts, Baratunde Thurston, Bill Kristol, and Dr. Irwin Redlener.


Day 43: Biden blasts Mississippi and Texas for ending Covid restrictions

Biden is blasting states ending Covid restrictions as Democrats try to push Covid aid through the Senate. Plus, the Commander of D.C.'s National Guard testified on the Hill about the chaos during the Capitol Hill riot. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Anna Palmer, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Jen Golbeck, Eugene Robinson, and Stuart Stevens.


Day 42: Biden says every U.S. adult will have a Covid vaccine by May

Public health experts are criticizing the governors of Texas and Mississippi for announcing the end to all statewide Covid restrictions as Biden announced good news on the vaccine front. We discuss that, the growing calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, and much more. Philip Rucker, Dr. Kavita Patel, Frank Figliuzzi, David Plouffe, Tim Miller, and Jesse McKinley all join.


Day 41: Biden looks to Senate to pass Covid aid as Trump vows revenge

The Senate will take up Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid aid bill this week as Johnson & Johnson releases its one-dose FDA-approved vaccine. Plus, Republicans are still taking in the former president using the CPAC stage to vow revenge on members of his own party. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Joseph Spector, Amie Parnes, Jonathan Allen, Andrew Mitchell, and Isaiah Pinnock.


Day 38: Biden awaits House Covid aid vote as Trump-fixated CPAC kicks off

The U.S. House is expected to vote after midnight on Pres. Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief legislation. But several House Republicans - who cited the pandemic - are voted remotely while also attending the start of the CPAC in Orlando. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Julie Pace, Ben Rhodes, Dr. Kavita Patel, Caroline Randall Williams, and Bill Kristol.


Day 37: Biden orders airstrikes in Syria hours ahead of the House vote on Covid aid

Taking his first military action in office, Pres. Biden ordered strikes on Iran-backed sites in Syria in retaliation for attacks against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. Plus, the House is poised to vote Friday on the Biden-backed $1.9T Covid aid bill. We discuss that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Courtney Subramanian, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Dr. Vin Gupta, Jeremy Peters, and Mark McKinnon.


Day 36: Will Biden deal with Hill Republicans using a carrot or a stick?

The Biden White House is facing opposition on Capitol Hill on a Covid relief bill and some Cabinet nominees. We discuss that, plus the division within the Republican Party over Trump's role and more. Joining us are Lawrence O'Donnell, Michael Steele, Peter Baker, Claire McCaskill, Neal Katyal, and John Heilemann.


Day 35: Stories of chemical burns and chaos as cops shed new light on Capitol riot

Congress has officially opened an investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot. In a hearing where new details were being uncovered, cameras caught Sen. Ted Cruz - who challenged the Electoral College results that day - on his phone. Plus, Congress questions more of Biden's Cabinet nominees. We're joined by Philip Rucker, Alexi McCammond, Eugene Robinson, Michael Osterholm, A.B. Stoddard, and Matthew Dowd.


Day 34: Biden urges caution & action as U.S. tops 500,000 confirmed Covid deaths

As America marks over half a million confirmed Covid deaths, Biden urged action and caution from a weary nation during a remembrance of the pandemic's victims. Plus, Trump will reportedly try to again take the reins of the Republican Party when he speaks at CPAC in a few days. We discuss that and much more with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Ashley Parker, Melissa Murray, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, David Plouffe, and Tim Miller.


Day 31: Biden tells allies 'America is back' in first global speech

Pres. Joe Biden gave his first remarks to a global audience assuring U.S. allies that America is reengaged in global affairs. Plus, food and water shortages persist across much of Texas even as power is restored to most of the state. We discuss that and more with Susan Page, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Judge Andy Brown, Caroline Randall Williams, and Bill Kristol.


Day 30: Cruz criticized for Mexico trip as Texans freeze in the dark

The blackout crisis in Texas still has millions in the dark and cold, but that didn't stop Ted Cruz from traveling to Cancún - and then traveling back to Texas after facing a huge blowback. Plus, we take a look at Biden's first 30 days in office and get the latest news about Covid-19 vaccines. Rep. Colin Allred, Abby Livingston, Josh Wingrove, Dr. Vin Gupta, James Carville, and Mark McKinnon all join the program.


Day 29: Politicians play the blame game as Texans huddle in the dark

Texas officials ignored federal recommendations to winterize the state's power grid and now the state's governor is facing criticism for blaming the state's winter power failure on green energy. We discuss that and more with Morgan Chesky, Peter Baker, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Dr. Irwin Redlener, South Houston, Texas Councilman Willie Rios, Eugene Robinson, and David Jolly.


Day 28: Biden talks vaccines, Covid aid, and his agenda at town hall

While Pres. Joe Biden was laying out his vision for the nation in a town hall event, Republicans are still divided over whether the path forward should or should not include Trump. We discuss that, plus the latest news on the pandemic, with Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Dr. Kavita Patel, Roberta Schwartz, Tim Miller, and Jason Johnson.


Day 27: Biden starts pushing his agenda with Trump trial in the rearview

As the dust continues to settle after Trump's second impeachment trial, the Biden White House is shifting into high gear on the president's agenda. Plus, how concerned should you be with the variants of Covid-19? We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, A.B. Stoddard, Neal Katyal, David Plouffe, Matt K. Lewis, and Dr. Stephen Samples.


Day 24: NBC News sources say Trump was indifferent to riot threat in call with McCarthy

Sources confirm to NBC News that Trump and McCarthy had a heated and expletive-filled phone call during chaos of the Capitol riot. We discuss that and more as the Trump defense team rests their case in less than three of the 16 allotted hours. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Susan Page, Chuck Rosenberg, Michael Steele, and Jon Meacham.


Day 23: Trump reportedly knew of the danger to Pence during the Capitol riot

As the House managers finish up making their case against Trump, new reporting from The Washington Post indicates Trump knew more about the chaos of the Capitol riots than previously reported. We discuss that and much more with Carol Leonnig, Jonathan Lemire, Andrew Weissmann, Baratunde Thurson, and Bill Kristol.


Day 22: Trump loyalists dismiss shocking Trump trial video evidence

House impeachment managers revealed never-before-seen video evidence on Day 2 of Trump's impeachment trial. The videos show shocking near-misses for lawmakers and brutal violence against Capitol police. We discuss that and more with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Philip Rucker, A.B. Stoddard, Daniel Goldman, Jason Johnson, and Matthew Dowd.


Day 21: Trump is said to be furious over his lawyers' shaky impeachment debut

House Democrats opened Trump's second impeachment trial with emotional and stunning evidence of the Capitol riot. Trump's defense team performance on day one was stunning for a very different reason. We discuss that and more with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Michael Beschloss, Melissa Murray, Peter Baker, Eugene Robinson, and Tim Miller.


Day 20: Hours away from Trump’s second impeachment trial

Republican Senators are calling the trial unconstitutional and Trump’s lawyers plan to argue that the former president bears no responsibility for the riot at the Capitol. Ashley Parker, Shannon Pettypiece, Neal Katyal, Al Franken, Michael Steele, and Michael Osterholm all join.