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An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.




An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.



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Michael Cohen takes the stand once again at Trump's trial

Michael Cohen gets a tough grilling from the defense at Trump's New York criminal trial. Plus, breaking down a new report on why Wall Street donors are warming up to Trump. And, a keynote conversation on white nationalism in the US. Kristy Greenberg, Tim O'Brien, Jon Allen, Reed Galen, David Plouffe, Dan Nathan, David Gura join.


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Two presidential debates officially set after Biden issues challenge to Trump

Biden and Trump have now agreed to two presidential debates in June and September. Plus, a look at the impact of campus protests over the war in Gaza. And, our exclusive one-on-one interview with Sen. Mitt Romney on the state of the GOP and the 2024 presidential race. Molly Jong-Fast, Peter Baker, McKay Coppins, Stuart Stevens, and Nicholas Kristof join.


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Stormy Daniels takes the stand for a heated day in Trump's NY criminal trial

Stormy Daniels took the stand telling her story in Trump's criminal trial, as the former president stood 10 feet away. Plus, President Biden delivered a speech condemning antisemitism amid U.S. protests over Israel's attacks on Gaza. And, breaking down how DC lobbyists are getting even more creative with how they influence the nation’s capital. Katie Phang, Barbara McQuade, Susan Glasser, Ben Rhodes, Hans Nichols, Amanda Carpenter, Brody Mullins, and Luke Mullins join.


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Judge threatens Trump with jail time amid gag order violations in NY criminal trial

As Donald Trump heads back into the courtroom for his New York criminal trial, Judge Merchan threatens him with jail time amid the continued gag order violations. Plus, a ceasefire deal is still out of reach with Hamas and Israel, as Israel moves toward an invasion of Rafah. And we hear from a veteran journalist on the challenges newsrooms are facing covering such an unprecedented news cycle. Charles Coleman, Hugo Lowell, McKay Coppins, Yaakov Katz, Jeremy Bash, Sam Stein, Michael Steele, and Ben Smith join.


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Donald Trump's lawyers attack key witness Keith Davidson in week 2 of trial

In week two of Donald Trump's New York criminal trial, his lawyers went on attack mode as they went after Keith Davidson, the lawyer who negotiated hush money for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Also, President Biden gave a surprise speech today commenting on the unrest within college campuses. And, a special keynote interview with Robert De Niro on the danger Trump brings to democracy. Peter Baker, Tim O'Brien, Dave Aronberg, retired Judge Ladoris Cordell, Stuart Stevens, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Ron Insana, Lauren Hirsch join.


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Donald Trump to return to criminal court for his trial and another gag order hearing

Tomorrow Donald Trump heads back to court where his criminal trial continues as well as another hearing for alleged gag order violations. Plus, how college campuses across America are dealing with escalating protests over the Israel-Hamas war. And, chaos in Congress as the far right moves to oust Speaker Johnson while Democrats vow to block their efforts. Joyce Vance, Mike Memoli, Molly Jong-Fast, Irie Sentner, Joe Perticone, Mark McKinnon, and Frank Bruni join.


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NYPD arrests protesters on Columbia University's campus

The New York Police Department arrested protestors at Columbia University who barricaded themselves inside Hamilton Hall. Plus this is the second week of Donald Trump's New York's criminal trial as the jury continues to hear testimony. And, we breakdown the former president's interview with TIME Magazine on just exactly what his second term would look like. Antonia Hylton, Jim Cavanaugh, Carmen Best, Cedric Alexnader, George Conway, Susan Glasser, Neal Katyal,Catherine Christian,and Sam Jacobs join.


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Trump's New York criminal trial resumes tomorrow with new testimony

The second week of witness testimony in Donald Trump's New York criminal trial begins tomorrow and the jury will hear from Michael Cohen's ex-banker. Plus, Elon Musk's surprise visit to Beijing means a major victory for Tesla's driver assistance technology. And, another look inside Project 2025, the far-right playbook for a second Trump administration. Carol Leoning, Kristy Greenberg, Hugo Lowell, Tim Miller, Brian Tyler Cohen, Ron Insana, and Isaac Arnsdorf join.


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Trump's longtime personal assistant testifies in NY criminal trial

The first week of testimony in Donald Trump's NY criminal trial ends with his former personal assistant and Michael Cohen's banker taking the witness stand. Plus, as campus protests continue over the war in Gaza, how Biden's response could affect his standing with young voters. Also: how Amazon went from bookseller to e-commerce giant. Jon Allen, Jon Mecham, David Jolly, Dana Mattioli, Ankush Khadori, Eugene Scott, John Della Volpe join.


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Supreme Court weighs Trump claim of "total immunity" from prosecution

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on Donald Trump's claim that presidential immunity shields him from prosecution. While that hearing was underway, the former president was in a Manhattan courtroom where his longtime ally David Pecker continued testifying in Trump's first criminal trial. Also, protests against the war in Gaza rock college campuses and the University of Southern California moves to cancel its main graduation ceremony. Joyce Vance, Josh Gerstein, Mark Joseph Stern, Peter Baker, Brendan Buck,and Donna Edwards join.


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Trump allies charged in Arizona 2020 election probe

An Arizona indictment names Donald Trump as an "unindicted co-conspirator" and charges 11 "fake electors" plus several Trump aides with trying to "deny the will of the voters" in the 2020 election. Plus, the former President returns to a Manhattan courtroom Thursday as his lawyers argue his presidential immunity case before the Supreme Court. And the justices weigh a case that pits Idaho's abortion ban against federal rules for emergency care. Harry Litman, Glenn Kirschner, Mark Leibovish, Dr. Caitlin Gustafson, Max Rose and Reed Galen join.


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'Catch and kill' : Day 2 of testimony in Trump's NY criminal trial

The jury in Donald Trump's learns more about the 'catch and kill' scheme designed to help the former president's 2016 campaign. Plus, Ukraine funding advanced in the Senate, on top of a bill to ban Tik Tok clears a key hurdle. Then, a keynote conversation with the WNBA Commissioner on what's next for the league and the star power unleashed at this year's March Madness. Charles Coleman Jr., Molly Jong Fast, George Conway, Susan Glasser, Hans Nichols, Christina Greer, and Cathy Engelbert join.


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Jury hears opening statements at Donald Trump's New York criminal trial

Opening statements got underway today in Donald Trump's first criminal trial. Also, as the Senate takes up the long awaited aid package for Ukraine, Speaker Johnson comes under attack from far-right House members. Plus, a keynote conversation with a Nobel Prize winning journalist about the U.S. election and threats to democracy across the globe. Hugo Lowell, Neal Katyal, David Fahrenthold, Stuart Stevens, Juanita Tolliver, Debbie Lee James, Ray Mabus, Louis Caldera, and Maria Ressa join.


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Our Nightcap weighs in on the latest in Trump's NY criminal trial, Project 2025 and reveals their MVPs of the week

Our Nightcap tackles the latest in Trump's NY criminal trial ahead of opening statements on Monday. Plus, diving into Project 2025 - what Trump's plans for a second term will mean for America. And our roundtable gives us the MVPs of the week. Alex Witt, Donna Shalala, Brian Stelter, and Judy Gold join.


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Arizona Republicans block a repeal of the 1864 abortion law - again

NY Prosecutors reveal their plan to cross-examine Trump if he testifies, as the former President complains about the jury selection process. Plus, Arizona Republicans have once again blocked a repeal of the 1864 law that bans nearly all abortions.Then, a deep dive into "Project 2025" -- also known as Donald Trump's playbook for a second term. Yamiche Alcindor, McKay Coppins, Barbara McQuade, Gov. Katie Hobbs, Tim Miller, Chuck Rocha, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and Ahmed Baba join.


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7 jurors selected on second day of Donald Trump's NY criminal trial

Seven jurors have been chosen for the former president's New York criminal trial. Trump’s defense asked the judge to excuse several jurors for cause, pointing to social media posts and arguing that those jurors were unfairly biased against the former president. Then, the outrage over top WNBA draft pick Caitlin Clark's $333,000 salary. In contrast, last year's No. 1 NBA draft pick received a $55 million four-year contract. Plus, a special conversation with Pulitzer-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Susan Glasser, Mark Joseph Stern, Harry Litman, Hans Nichols, Amanda Carpenter, Jemele Hill, Stephanie Gosk, Doris Kearns Goodwin


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Donald Trump is in court for day one of his hush money trial

Former President Donald Trump was in a New York courtroom for the first day of his hush money trial. He's the first ex-President to face criminal prosecution. Our panel breaks down the case. Then, Ohio's Senate Sherrod Brown discusses his re-election campaign and the Democrats fight to hold the Senate majority. Also, Israel vows to strike back after Iran's missile attacks. Kristy Greenberg, Joyce Vance, Hugo Lowell, Evan McMorris-Santoro, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Jeremey Bash, Yaakov Katz, Matthew Dowd, and Ron Filipkowski join.


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House Speaker Mike Johnson meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago as the far right threatens his job

Before going on trial Monday, Donald Trump hosted embattled House Speaker Mike Johnson at Mar-a-Lago. Was that meeting enough to save Johnson from far-right threats to take his job away? Plus, our spotlight conversation on Christian nationalism, what it is, and how it could reshape America if Trump wins. And we look at the scandal involving the former interpreter to a baseball superstar. Molly Jong-Fast, Catherine Christian, Ken Rosenthal, Anthea Butler, Pete Wehner, and Katherine Stewart join.


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What to expect days away from Donald Trump's first criminal trial

We are just days away from Donald Trump's first criminal trial on the hush money case and our panel breaks down what to know. Then, the Tennessee Senate approves a bill allowing public school teachers and staff to carry concealed guns on school grounds. And a veteran strategist explains why Democrats should stop worrying about November. Peter Baker, Michael Steele, Joyce Vance, Justin Jones, Rachel Wegner, Simon Rosenberg, and Hanif Abdurraquib join.


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Days until hush money trial, Trump makes last ditch effort to delay

Donald Trump says Arizona's abortion ban went too far after saying the issue should be left to the states. This comes as the former President once again tries to delay his hush money trial just days before jury selection. Plus, a look at an unexpectedly hot inflation report and what it means for the Biden administration. Ashley Parker, Eugene Daniels, Miles Taylor, Ankush Khardori, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Tim Miller, Ron Insana join to break it all down.