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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.




Mike Pence reveals new details in Trump’s federal election interference case

New reporting reveals what former Vice President Mike Pence told special counsel Jack Smith about the days leading up to the Capital riot. This comes as Trump’s legal team challenges federal agencies’ findings that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Meanwhile, the anti-Trump political network backed by the Koch brothers endorsed Nikki Haley in the 2024 presidential race despite Haley averaging 30 points behind Donald Trump in primary polls in her home state. Katie Benner, Charles Coleman, Mary McCord, Ben Rhodes, Ben Hodges, David Plouffe, Tim Miller, and Mike Memoli join.


More hostages released as temporary truce continues in Israel-Hamas war

More hostages are released as Israel and Hamas agree to a two-day cease-fire extension. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel back to the region. After a week recess, Congress is back in session with a lot of work to do, including sending aid to Israel and Ukraine and potentially expelling Rep. George Santos. Amna Nawaz, Eugene Daniels, Michael Bociurkiw, Basil Smikle, Stuart Stevens, Robert Gibbs, and Glenn Kirshner joins.


The Israeli government says no hostages will be released before Friday

The deal between Israel and Hamas to release the hostages along with a four-day pause in fighting brought hope to the victims' families. Now, Israel’s government says no hostages will be released before Friday. And, today, a Thanksgiving Eve panel dives deep into the topics likely to come up during dinner. Ned Lazarus, Peter Baker, Jon Allen, Brendan Buck, Charlie Dent, and Victoria DeFrancesco Soto join.


Israeli government approves deal to release some hostages held in Gaza

Israel has agreed to the outlines of a deal to release some of the hostages in Gaza. Hostages’ families and other have 24 hours to appeal to the Supreme Court. Then, Speaker Mike Johnson visited Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Elon Musk’s “X” sues Media Matters for defamation over a report that claims Nazi content posted on the platform appeared alongside ads from major companies. Elon Musk is already under fire for promoting an antisemitic conspiracy theory. Several advertisers have fled the site. Susan Glasser, Yaakov Katz, Rob D'Amico, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Shermichael Singleton, and Teddy Schleifer join.


High-stakes gag order hearing in Trump’s federal election interference case

Jack Smith’s prosecutors and Donald Trump’s layers face off in federal court over Trump’s partial gag order in the election case. In a recent speech, Donald Trump called his political opponents “vermin,” echoing the language of dictators like Hitler & Mussolini. As the nation mourns the loss of former first lady Rosalynn Carter, we look at her remarkable legacy. Hugo Lowell, Melissa Murray, Barbara McQuade, Jen Psaki, Michael Steele, Rachel Maddow, and Jake Ward join.


Trump's partial gag order tested in appeals court

An appeals court will hear arguments on Donald Trump’s request to lift a partial gag order in his federal election interference case. It comes as Judge Tanya Chutkan denied the former President’s bid to strike some language about January 6th from his indictment. It was a whirlwind of a week that included Donald Trump’s rhetoric echoing fascist dictators, senators exchanging petty insults and threats of violence in Congress. Annie Linskey, Jon Allen, Charles Coleman, Basil Smikle, David Jolly, & Michael Beschloss join.


David Depape convicted of attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

A federal jury has convicted David DePape for crimes related to the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi back in 2022. DePape’s attack raised fears about political violence in America. A former Meta senior consultant, Arturo Bejar, says he warned company leaders that Instagram was harmful to teens and young kids. He says he has firsthand experience with his teenage daughter while using the platform. As the community recovers from a deadly mass shooting, Lewiston, Maine celebrates a soccer championship. Luke Broadwater, Leigh McGowan, Stuart Stevens, Renato Mariotti, Bill Carter, Carlos Curbelo, and Frances Haugen join.


President Biden meets with China’s President as witness videos leaker of George election case is revealed

President Biden met with President of China Xi Jinping at the end of Biden’s time at the APEC Summit. Meanwhile, the judge for Trump’s Georgia election case says he will issue a protective order now that the identity of the leaker is revealed. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he would “absolutely” consider running for President in 2024. Then, Comedian Leslie Jones interviewed beloved MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, and Leslie gave a special gift to celebrate a special friendship. Mike Memoli, Sam Stein, Joyce Vance, Matthew Dowd, Symone Sanders-Townsend, Yaakov Katz, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey joins.


An emergency protective order filed in the Georgia election interference case

Fulton County DA Fani Willis filed an emergency protective order in her state’s election interference case against Trump. Then, veterans who fought for America often face an even greater battle when they return home – PTSD. New research suggests that the psychedelic drug MDMA, could be a solution to help veterans suffering from this psychological challenge. Petty fights in Congress disgrace Capitol Hill. These embarrassing antics from our nation’s leaders and the dangerous precedent they set. Katie Benner, Benjy Sarlin, Harry Litman, Jonathan Greenblatt, Jason Johnson, Reed Galen, and Harry Smith join.


Alarming language from Donald Trump as he ramps up 2024 campaign

The former president is now calling for his political opponents’ ‘vermin’ and has pledged to go after the ‘radical left’. Then Israel Defense Minister has said that after 16 years in power, Hamas has lost control of Gaza. In 1998, November 13th was established as ”World Kindness Day” to highlight good deeds and remind us all to be kind to others. Peter Baker, Luke Broadwater, Kristy Greenberg, Conor Lamb, Mark McKinnon, Sally Abed, Alon Lee-Green, and Lauren Brenzel join.


West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin will not run for Re-election

West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announces he will not seek re-election in 2024, while hinting at other political plans. Also, the UAW reaches a deal with automakers after a weeks-long strike. Plus, an interfaith panel looks at the rise in religious intolerance on college campuses and what can be done to fight it. Peter Baker, Matthew Dowd, Juanita Tolliver, Glenn Kirschner, David Enrich, Shawn Fain, Rabbi Marc Schneier, and Imam Shamsi Ali join.


Donald Trump testifies in his civil fraud trial

Former President Donald Trump took the witness stand in this $250 million-dollar civil fraud trial in New York. Trump blasted the judge, attack prosecutors and insisted the case was the work of his political opponents. Also, with about a year to go until election day 2024, a New York Times/Siena poll shows President Biden trailing former President Trump in most key battleground states. Plus Israel’s ground operations move deeper into Gaza after one month of war with Hamas. 240 hostages are still being held and Israel’s Prime Minister has rejected a cease-fire until they are released. Hugo Lowell, Andrew Weissmann, Melissa Murray, Robert Gibbs, Mark McKinnon, and Jeremy Bash join.


Secretary of State Anthony Blinken returns to Israel

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken returns to Israel amid pushing the need for a humanitarian pause. Meanwhile, President Biden visits Lewiston, Maine to meet with grieving families after the mass shooting. Plus, the alarming wave of antisemitism across the country, particularly on college campuses. We talk to three students about their experiences. Ellison Barber, Michael Bociurkiw, Jeremy Bash, Leroy Walker Sr., Yola Ashkenazie, Amanda Silberstein, and Bella Ingber join.


Don Jr. and Eric Trump testify in New York civil fraud case

Donald Trump’s two eldest sons testify in the New York civil fraud trial. Don Jr. and Eric Trump try to distance themselves from financial documents at the heart of the case. Disgraced FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been found guilty on all 7 counts in his criminal trial, a verdict that could send him to jail for life. Health care activist Ady Barkan died at the age of 39. In 2016, Barkan was diagnosed with ALS and devoted his remaining time fighting to improve the American healthcare system. We mourn the loss of a strong and brave individual who embodied the phrase “be a hero.” Neal Katyal, Charles Coleman, David Cay Johnston, Ellison Barber, Yaakov Katz, David Jolly, Conor Lamb, David Gura, and Zake Faux join.


Donald Trump Jr. testifies at his father’s civil fraud trial

Donald Trump Jr took the stand to testify in the $250 million civil fraud suit against his father and the Trump organization. Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Stephanie Ruhle as the House prepares to vote on Speaker Johnson’s proposal to provide $14.3 billion for Israel by slashing IRS funding. A special one-one-one with actor, executive producer, and director Henry Winkler, as he talks about his new book and life after “The Fonz”. Carol Leonnig, David Fahrenthold, Joyce Vance, Elizabeth Warren, Ben Rhodes, and Henry Winkler join.


Israel’s forces push deeper into Gaza as airstrike hits refugee camp.

Israel widens ground operations and continues airstrikes in Gaza. Today one airstrike hit a large refugee camp. Meanwhile, the Senate confirms Jack Lew as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Then, new House Speaker Mike Johnson is the focus of backlash after proposing a $14 billion spending deal that would send aid to Israel but slash the IRS budget by the same amount. One of the 11th Hour’s very own brings New York City kids together at block party like no other. Huma Abedin, Frank Figliuzzi, Ravi Agrawal, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Glenn Kirschner, Katie Benner, Carlos Curbelo, and Basil Smikle join.


The IDF pushes deeper into Gaza, rescues hostage held by Hamas

The IDF pushes deeper into Gaza. Israel says it rescued a hostage during a military operation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells his nation, “This is a time for war.” Then Judge Chutkan reimposes a gag order on former president Trump in his federal election interference case in DC. The order bars him from making public statements targeting prosecutors, court staff, and likely witnesses. Trump is under another gag order in his civil fraud case in New York. Then, Former “crypto-king” Sam Bankman-Fried was grilled on the witness stand in his criminal fraud trial as prosecutors cross-examined him for hours. He faces multiple federal charges, including wire fraud and money laundering, and could spender decades in prison. Ellison Barber, Amb. Dennis Ross, David Rohde, Dr. Nahreen Ahmed, Barbara McQuade, Mark Mckinnon, Adam Lehman, Jonathan Greenblatt, and David Gura join.


Suspected gunman in Lewiston, Maine found dead

Robert Card, the man suspected of killing 18 people in Lewiston, Maine mass shootings, was found dead. Then, Israel says it's increasing the ground operation in Gaza as the Israel-Hamas war rages on. Then this week is put into perspective with the help of a Presidential historian. Kathy Park, George Solis, Frank Figliuzzi, Michael Shepherd, Ellison Barber, Peter Baker, Jeremy Bash, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Martin Fletcher, and Michael Beschloss join.


Urgent search for suspected gunman in Lewiston, Maine mass shooting

A manhunt for suspected gunman Robert Card is still underway after 18 people were killed in a mass shooting in Lewiston, ME. Many people are still sheltering in place as multiple law enforcement agencies comb through the area. After three weeks, all House Republicans voted to elect Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) Speaker of the House. Rep. Johnson is criticized for his views on abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, and efforts to overturn the 2020 general election. The Lewiston, ME community is mourning the 18 residents killed in Wednesday’s mass shootings. Tom Winter, Ken Altshuler, Dhruv Chandra, Max Rose, Brendan Buck, Janine Zacharia, Kevin Baron, and Catherine Christian join.


Mark Meadows reportedly granted immunity for grand jury testimony in Trump Federal election interference case

ABC News reports Mark Meadows has been granted immunity from Special Counsel Jack Smith in exchange for his testimony in Trump’s federal election interference case. Israel steps up airstrikes on Gaza as Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Israeli troops they’re “facing the next stage” the in war with Hamas. Plus, Officer Harry Dunn joins talk about his new book “Standing My Ground: A Capitol Police Offer’s Fight for Accountability and Good Trouble After January 6th”. Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Glenn Kirschner, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Robert Gibbs, Reed Galen, and Harry Dunn join.