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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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

"We are the proverbial frog in that simmering pot of water"

2/19/2020
Nicolle Wallace looks ahead to tonight's Democratic debate where Michael Bloomberg will take the stage for the first time. Plus, Bernie Sanders says he won't release more medical records, Roger Stone is set to be sentenced tomorrow, and Trump continues his post-impeachment revenge tour. Joined by: MSNBC and NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B....

Duration:00:46:59

“Chaotic calamitous cluster”

2/18/2020
John Heilemann and Chris Matthews, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss Michael Bloomberg qualifying for the next Democratic primary debate as new polls show him surging but Bernie Sanders holding his lead. Plus, Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Blagojevich, and continues to attack legal cases on Twitter despite his attorney general's warning. Joined by: editor of the Nevada Independent Jon Ralston, former White House Communications Director Jen Palmieri, New York...

Duration:00:43:31

"He's the driving force"

2/17/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the over 2,000 former DOJ officials calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. Plus, former Vice President Joe Biden weighs in on the Justice Department and his current standing in the 2020 race, and Bloomberg faces new criticism as his campaign enters a new phase. Joined by: former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann, Associated Press...

Duration:00:48:02

"We start staring at the trees and we lose the forest"

2/14/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses attorney general Bill Barr reopening the investigation intro Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Plus, the DOJ drops its case against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, Trump using the Justice Department for his political gain, and Bernie Sanders sets his sights on Super Tuesday. Joined by: Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former chief spokesman for the Department...

Duration:00:45:44

"A day late and I hope it's not a dollar short"

2/13/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the continued fallout from Trump testing the rule of law after he was acquitted in the impeachment trial. Plus, Trump's former chief of staff stands up for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the latest back-and-forth between Trump and Bloomberg, and the culinary union in Nevada makes a surprising endorsement in the 2020 race. Joined by: Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former assistant for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank...

Duration:00:48:21

“It’s time to snap out of it”

2/12/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the four prosecutors on Roger Stone's case who resigned in protest as Trump doesn't deny a possible pardon for Stone. Plus, the president targets Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman again, and what the results from the New Hampshire primary mean for the 2020 race. Joined by: NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, White House Reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former...

Duration:00:45:06

"Another uncomfortable truth we have to face"

2/11/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the sense of urgency among the Democrats with the New Hampshire primary underway. Plus, a leaked tape forces Bloomberg to address his past and prosecutors working on Roger Stone's case resign after senior Justice Department officials intervened. Joined by: MSNBC host Katy Tur, NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard, Alexi McCammond and Jonathan Swan of Axios, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former congressman David Jolly, The Root politics...

Duration:00:48:31

"Please dial 1-800-UTTER-BS"

2/10/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the state of the 2020 race a day before the New Hampshire primary. Plus, Trump taking revenge on those whom he feels are not loyal, the attorney general working with Rudy Giuliani to carry out investigations the Ukrainian government wouldn't, and a new Democratic campaign ad uses Trump's own words against him. Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Vaughn Hillyard, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay,...

Duration:00:44:42

“Rise like a phoenix from the ashes”

2/7/2020
Nicolle Wallace looks ahead to next week’s New Hampshire primary as a new poll shows Pete Buttigieg surging. Plus, a Trump political appointee comes out in support of a 2020 Democratic candidate, the president looks to seek revenge against national security officials who testified in the impeachment investigation, and Sanders attacks Bloomberg over his wealth Joined by: Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, Associated Press White House reporter...

Duration:00:46:31

"Showcasing the inner workings of his mind"

2/6/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses an emboldened president where Trump attacked the Justice Department, sitting senators, and the Speaker of the House. Plus, the DNC calls for a recanvassing of the Iowa results, and a congressman weighs in on protecting our upcoming election from foreign interference. Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, formal General Counsel at the FBI Andrew Weismann, former chief spokesman...

Duration:00:44:53

"The short end of this very, very short stick"

2/4/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the fallout from the failure of the Iowa Democratic Party to release the results of the Iowa Caucuses last night, as we look ahead to them releasing partial results today. Joined by: former Senator Claire McCaskill, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former assistant director for counterintelligence Frank...

Duration:00:57:27

"It's easy to keep him off balance and focused on the wrong things"

2/3/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the official start of the 2020 presidential race as the first votes are about to be cast in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment trial winds down as one senator calls to censure the president, and why Bloomberg is getting under Donald Trump's skin. Joined by: NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, NBC News' Jonathan Allen,...

Duration:00:48:17

"Justice doesn't happen in the dark"

1/28/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump defense team wrapping up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial as calls grow to hear from witnesses. Plus, Trump's former chief of staff says he believes John Bolton, the possible downsides of an executive privilege claim, and the impact impeachment is having in Iowa. Joined by: former Senator Claire McCaskill, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley, former assistant director for counter intelligence...

Duration:00:47:23

INTRODUCING: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews

1/27/2020
Lesson one: win Iowa. An astounding number of Democrats and Republicans won their party's nomination after winning first in the Iowa caucuses—but America's first battleground hasn't always been a priority for campaigns. Jimmy Carter was the first to realize that a win there could propel a candidate into the national spotlight. Chris Matthews examines Carter's approach to the 1972 campaign with Gerry Rafshoon, who handled political advertising for the candidate, and veteran journalist Judy...

Duration:00:32:51

"Two tarantulas in a bowl"

1/20/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's defense strategy on the eve of the impeachment trial beginning in the Senate. Plus, a standoff between the intelligence community and Congress, Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas calls for the attorney general to recuse himself, and the New York Times Editorial Board chooses to endorse two candidates in the Democratic primary. Joined by: White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former assistant...

Duration:00:49:36

"Confronting the real political peril"

1/17/2020
Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the Trump team prepping for the nearing Senate impeachment trial. Plus, more details emerge around the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch, the senators who will have to juggle the impeachment trial with running for president, and Trump's shocking treatment of military leaders. Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, Associated Press White House reporter...

Duration:00:45:24

“I don’t know how to say this delicately, so I won’t”

1/16/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Senate being sworn in as jurors in the impeachment trial. Plus, a nonpartisan government watchdog finds Trump violated the law by withholding aid to Ukraine, and Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas further implicates attorney general Bill Barr and Congressman Devin Nunes in the Ukraine scandal. Joined by: former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, former Obama White House communications director Jen Palmieri, politics editor for The Root Jason...

Duration:00:50:14

“What kind of low have we sunk to today?”

1/15/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses incriminating new evidence around the president’s involvement in the pressure campaign against Ukraine. Plus, Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment strategy as she announces the impeachment mangers, and a new book paints a picture of Trump as uninformed and unstable. Joined by: New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi,...

Duration:00:51:11

"Intensifying credibility crisis"

1/13/2020
Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the shifting explanations for the strike against Qassem Soleimani. Plus, new reporting finds Trump authorized the killing of Soleimani 7 months ago, the president's mixed messages on impeachment, and new friction between Senators Sanders and Warren on the 2020 campaign trail. Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee, senior correspondent for WBUR Kim Atkins, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, Phil Rucker and Robert Costa...

Duration:00:46:19

"Speaking of imminence"

1/10/2020
Nicolle Wallace discusses the mixed messages coming from Trump and his team on the threat that led to the killing of Soleimani. Plus, Speaker Pelosi readies the articles of impeachment to be sent to the Senate as early as next week, another attempt by Trump to show wrongdoing by the FBI comes up fruitless, and Bloomberg says he will continue to campaign against Trump even if he is not the Democratic nominee Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, Politico senior...

Duration:00:46:35