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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night

Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night
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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night




Fmr. Trump Exec on Pelosi: Trump "sensitive" to powerful women

0.00 - Ari Melber breaks down how the key decoding Giuliani’s media statements is to ignore the talking points and focus on the secrets Giuliani seems to spill by accident. 15.00 - Senator Chris van Hollen tells Ari Melber the Trump admin. did an "all out push" to ease Russian sanctions and it was a "shameful day" when Republicans "fell in lockstep". 24.25 - Federal workers are on track to miss yet another pay check. 35.30 - Former Trump Casino Executive, Jack O'Donnell, tells Ari Melber...


"Low energy": Trump works less than most Americans

0.00 - A Russian popstar who worked with Donald Trump Jr. to set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, says he is now cancelling a trip to the United States because he is afraid of Bob Mueller. 17.25 - Former Senator Barbara Boxer tells Ari Melber that Trump’s inability to end the shutdown is “putting us in danger”. 27.20 - In a Special Report, Ari Melber, examines Trump’s first two years in office and a scandal hiding in plain sight: mounting evidence that there are stretches of time when...


Bonus episode: Women in Congress

In this exclusive podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber's midterms panel with 8 women candidates from both sides of the aisle running for Congress, plus more from his catch up with four of those candidates - three of whom are now starting their first terms in Congress!


Dem Sen: Trump Jr. may face "criminal charges" if he lied to us

0.00 - New reporting from BuzzFeed News alleges Trump directed his then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law and lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project. 16.15 - Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal says if Trump Jr. lied to Congress, they will “consider criminal charges against him”. 23.50 - The report alleges two of Trump’s children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., were involved in the planning of a Trump Tower in Moscow. 30.00 - Trump's attitude to Russia falls...


Michael Cohen’s advisor: He won’t let 'bully' Trump silence him

0.00 - Michael Cohen’s legal adviser Lanny Davis joins Ari Melber to discuss Michael Cohen's new allegations of things he did from Trump while employed as his lawyer. 18.50 - Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is backpedalling after a disastrous interview where he suggested there might have been Trump campaign collusion with Russia, just not by Trump personally. 24.10 - A former U.S. Senator weighs in on Cardi B's reaction to the Trump shutdown. 31.00 - During the midterm elections, 8 women...


Senator Tim Kaine slams GOP for “enabling” Trump shutdown

0.00 - As Mueller makes new allegations against Manafort, GOP moves to protect a Russian billionaire tied to Manafort. 16.25 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi plays hardball, telling Trump his State of the Union address must be rescheduled due to the Government shutdown. 26.05 - Watergate lawyer, David Dorsen, tells Ari Melber that the probe into the Trump campaign and Russia is “much more serious and potentially damaging to the country”. 32.00 - In a new interview with Ari Melber, Hillary Clinton’s...


Judiciary chairman: Trump 'must have known' about Russian contact

0.00 - Special Counsel Mueller releases a new document laying out exactly what Paul Manafort lied about after he started cooperating with the Russia probe. 19.45 - House Intelligence Chair, Adam Schiff, joins Ari Melber as Senate confirmation hearings are under way for President Trump’s Attorney General nominee, Bill Barr. 30.45 - Republicans in Congress fail their own “white supremacist standard” by condemning Congressman Steve King’s racist remarks, while ignoring similar comments made...


Suspicious: Trump tries to hide details of Putin meetings

0.00 - The FBI is formally probing whether Donald Trump is a Russian asset and there are new reports about Trump tampering with potential evidence and witnesses in that very probe. 20.35 - The Chairman of the top House Committees are warning President Trump against committing the crime of witness tampering, after Trump attacked his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s family in a new interview. 26.25 - Former U.S. Acting Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, tells Ari Melber that Trump’s nominee for...


Bonus Episode: The Office that could threaten Trump more than Mueller.

In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber's special report on the Federal Office that could pose a bigger threat to Trump's interests than even the Mueller probe. Plus, hear from two people who used to work with Trump, give their insight into his personality and business acumen. Trump's "Art of the Deal" co-author, Tony Schwartz, tells Ari Melber: "As a Dealmaker, he is really one of the worst I've ever come across".


Why Mueller does not have final say on “Mueller report”

0.00 - President Trump’s Government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history, with 800,000 workers now missing their first pay checks. 18.20 - Trump's legal hell week: Cohen announces testimony, Trump Tower lawyer indicted, Manafort accused of leaking. 23.55 - Ari Melber's special report on why the Senate hearings for Trump's Attorney General pick are pivotal to the Mueller probe. 33.15 - Bracing for Mueller, Giuliani floats Trump "correction" power. 36.55 - Fallback Friday: A special...


Lanny Davis: Michael Cohen will expose Trump to Congress, coordinate with Mueller

0.00 - Michael Cohen has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee in the weeks before he reports to prison, in an on-camera, public hearing that has already been compared to the Nixon era. 21.10 - Michael Cohen's legal advisor joins Ari Melber exclusively. 36.40 - Trump's "Art of the Deal" co-author and a former Trump Org. Executive join to discuss Trump's failure to make a deal over border wall funding. 45.50 - Plus, Late Night comedians roast Trump's fake wall "crisis".


Meet the federal prosecutor who scares Trump more than Mueller

0.00 - Mueller’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, signals he will leave office once Mueller’s work is done and a new Attorney General is confirmed. 11.00 - Democrats are hammering President Trump, saying he literally stormed out of a meeting with top Democrats on the 19th day of the Government shutdown. 16.40 - Ari Melber's exclusive conversation with the federal prosecutor who scares Trump more than Mueller. 36.20 - Donald Trump Jr.'s legal pressure is building, with a new...


Mueller witness on "scrubbing" computer & Roger Stone's weaselgate

0.00 - Russian lawyer who met with Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. at the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, is indicted by Federal Prosecutors. 15.50 - Sen. Angus King tells Ari Melber Trump has not submitted any plans for his border wall, despite shutting down the Government over border wall funding. 21.30 - Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark, says "it's going to hurt" military members if Trump tries to use them for his border wall. 30.50 - Mueller...


Exposed: Trump admin. exaggerates border terror suspect number

0.00 - President Trump announces he will address the nation from the Oval Office ahead of a visit to the border on Thursday. 15.15 - NBC News learns exclusively that the Trump administration spread misleading claims on immigration as the Government shutdown over a border wall continues. 19.35 - A Trump-appointed Judge sent a powerful message in court today, defending Bob Mueller and reprimanding the lawyers for a Russian company charged with attempting to interfere in the 2016...


Bonus episode: Trump gets destroyed over broken promise that Mexico would fund wall.

In this weekend bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber break down how Trump is violating his own campaign promise by shutting down the Government over border wall funding. Melber walks through how Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall and is now breaking his pledge and trying to pass on the bill to U.S. taxpayers. Melber also walks through how Trump’s entire career was built on selling the hoax of “something for nothing” and this same pattern is now being politicized through the...


GOP Congressman gets confronted by his own wall contradiction

0.00 - Democrats refuse to budge on Trump demands for a wall as Trump admits he threatened the shutdown could last years. 17.00 - Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe makes news, telling Ari Melber there's now a 50% chance he'll jump in the 2020 race against Trump. 25.00 - Ari interviews a House Republican about the Trump shutdown over border wall funding. 32.50 - Fashion icon André Leon Talley and former aide to President Reagan, Peggy Noonan join Ari for fallback Friday. 42.25 -...


Why Nancy Pelosi shrugs off the haters like Drake

0.00 - The 116th Congress has been sworn in and Nancy Pelosi returns to the House Speakership with even more experience and fame than when she first took the gavel in 2007. 21.35 - Nancy Pelosi in her first day of House Speakership says the indictment of a sitting President is an open possibility. 26.20 - Lawrence O’Donnell joins Ari Melber to discuss the incoming 116th Congress, and Nancy Pelosi re-taking Speakership of the House. 34.05 - Trump maintains high approval among Republicans...


Trump gets destroyed over broken promise that Mexico would fund wall

0.00 - Rattled Trump braces for the Nancy Pelosi era. 16.20 - Trump gets destroyed over his broken promise that Mexico would fund a border wall. 24.35 - A Romney adviser fuels rumors of a potential 2020 primary challenge to Trump. 31.55 - An American citizen is detained in Russia on espionage charges. 36.55 - New hints about Mueller's focus in 2019. 42.30 - Nancy Pelosi will take back the Speaker's gavel tomorrow.


A$AP Ferg on trapping, hustling, drugs and why rap beefs "aren't real"

In a bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber's conversation with rapper A$AP Ferg. Ferg talks to MSNBC anchor Ari Melber about music, trapping, hustling, criminal justice and what many people don’t understand about rap beefs -- including the long-running feud between Drake and Pusha T. He also discusses how artists can best push for criminal justice reform, including addressing reports that Meek Mill considered meeting with the Trump administration about reform. Ferg also opens up about...


Nancy Pelosi exposes the secret holding back women in Congress

0.00 - Trump panics amid self-inflicted shutdown crisis, threatens to close southern border "entirely". 9.45 - Nancy Pelosi exposes the secret holding back women in Congress 18.05 - Democrats are preparing to ramp up investigations of Trump, who is currently facing at least 17 known investigations ranging from Russia, to inauguration spending, to his taxes. 20.50 - Comedian Seth Herzog joins The Beat to review our comedy highs and lows. 25.50 - Rapper Fat Joe and former Republican White...