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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




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Trump backtracks on race-baiting MAGA chant

0.00 - Trump defends the crowd who chanting "send her back" at his rally. 14.27 - New legal documents suggests that Hope Hicks may have misled Congress when she faced questioning about the hush payment to Stormy Daniels. 22.05 - A deep look at immigration law in America, with former DHS Secretary, Jeh Johnson. 33.45 - Leaders in tech were grilled by House Dems and pressed on their monopoly power. 37.53 - A special fallback friday with comedian Margaret Cho and former DNC Chair Howard...


Racism encouraged: Trump silent as rally cheers ‘send her back’

0.00 - Chants of "send her back!" erupt at a Trump rally after a failed impeachment vote in the House. 15.18 - Mark Morgan, acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency joins The Beat to discuss the humanitarian crisis at the border. 16.38 - House Democrats are divided on impeachment after formally voting to table the proceedings. 29.00 - Unsealed FBI warrants blatantly implicate Trump in hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. 30.25 - Fashion icon Dapper Dan joins...


House votes to table Trump's impeachment

0.00 - House votes to table Trump's impeachment 20.19 - House votes to hold AG Bill Bar and Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt 26.08 - Trump says he is "not unhappy" after historic rebuke over his racist remarks 35.30 - Former SDNY attorney David Kelly discusses the latest with Michael Cohen and Jeffrey Epstein. 41.43 - On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner's death, protestors took to the streets in NYC after Trump's DOJ decided not to press charges on the officer who choked him. Learn...


House votes to condemn Trump's racist remarks

0.00 - House votes to condemn Trump's racist remarks 16.01 - A look at Trump's racist policy proposals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Congresswomen rebuke Trump's 'racsim,' 'weak' leadership

0.00 - Four Democratic members of Congress hold a press conference to respond to Trump's attack, making racism the forefront of conversation in Washington. 23.33 - Following the ICE raids this weekend, the Trump administration seems more interested in fear and hype than actually implementing policy. 30.15- As part of the Opening Arguments series, former Soliticor General Neal Katayl discusses what to expect from Mueller's testimony next week. 35.47 - Michael Eric Dyson discusses racism in...


Dapper Dan talks to Ari Melber on MSNBC’s "Uncorked"

In this week's episode of "Uncorked," fashion icon Dapper Dan joins Ari Melber to discuss his influence on culture and his new book, "Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mueller testimony may be delayed one week

0.00 - The highly anticipated Mueller hearing has been pushed back a week, as lawmakers negotiate for a longer hearing. 14.33 - Trump confirms that the massive ICE raids set for Sunday will go off as planned. 19.01 - Mueller has appeared before Congress over 60 times, and these appearances may foreshadow how he testifies this time. 27.28 - Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta formally resigns his post amid the Epstein scandal. 33.32 - The House votes to renew funding for 9/11...


Trump caves on census after Court rebuke

0.00 - Trump reverses effort to add citizenship question to the census 16.14 - 2020 Candidate Cory Booker talks Trump's reversal, AG Barr and upcoming Mueller testimony 23:09 - House Democrats subpoena key Trump figurers from the Mueller Probe one week before Mueller's anticipated testimony 32.28 - Trump administration announces ICE raids to begin Sunday 37.08 - 2020 Candidate Andrew Yang stops by to discuss his plan to remove the penny and give Americans $1,000 a month Learn more about...


A week from Mueller testifying, DOJ tries to silence Mueller deputies

0.00 - As Mueller's testimony date approaches, the Trump DOJ tries to silence his deputies. 15.21 - Acting DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan will testify before Congress next week in response to the reports of disastrous and inhumane conditions within the detention facilities. 22.05 - The infamous Access Hollywood tape. 31.02 - Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath is taking on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. 36.28- Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defends his deal with...


Trump braces for Mueller as Dems prep obstruction subpoenas

0.00 - Preparations are underway for Robert Mueller's highly anticipated testimony, and the Trump administration is already on the defensive. 17.18 - Rep. Justin Amash is the first Republican lawmaker to defect from the GOP in the Trump era. 25.55 - Retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath announces her run again Mitch McConnell. 34.29 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs a bill that allows Congress to access Trump's New York state tax returns 38.40 - Trump defends his Labor Secretary...


Trump defends horrific conditions at migrant facilities

0.00 - New reports of appalling conditions for migrant children at a facility in Texas describe public health concerns and a "prison-like environment" for the children. 12:20 - Ari previews Robert Mueller's upcoming testimony by looking at his key hearings over the years. 13:40 - As part of Opening Arguments, former US Solicitor General Neal Katyal discusses the ongoing debate of adding a question regarding citizenship on the census. 40:45 - SDNY indicts multimillionaire Jeffery Epstein...


Colonel blasts draft-dodging Trump for military parade trappings

0.00 - Critics are accusing Trump of politicizing 4th of July and the US military due to his massive planned celebration. 12.46 - More photos of the border facilities are released- these ones drawn by some of the children held in captivity. 22.21 - A new New York Times article cites how some top Democrats are still asking the question if a woman an be elected president. 34.09 - DOJ says it's been 'instructed' to try to get citizenship question back on the census. 38.10 - House Democrats...


Trump’s own administration admits migrant centers now a crowded health risk

0.00 - The latest with Trump's self-made crisis at the border. 19.04 - Democrats are using all their power to get their hands on Trump's taxes. 28.30- - Prof. Michael Eric Dyson talks to Ari about the homelessness crisis in America 36.45 - More regarding the horrific conditions of the migrant facilities 42.02 - The Trump administration announces it will print the 2020 census without the controversial citizenship question Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Alarming: Obama diplomat says North Korea “tricked” Trump

0.00 - Over the weekend, Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as Russia's Vladimir Putin. 16:07 - Previewing Robert Mueller's testimony on July 17th. 24:17 - New polls have been released after the first Democratic debates. 31:40- Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, joins Ari on The Beat being the only Republican to challenge Donald Trump. 37:00- An interview with Tiffany Caban, a public defender running for District...


Bonus: Vic Mensa on Trump's relationship with hip hop

Ari talks with Chicago musician Vic Mensa about Trump, child separation, and guns in America. Later, an exclusive discussion of the arch of Donald Trump's relationship with hip hop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


On defense after tough debate, Biden defends civil rights record

0.00 - With the first Democratic 2020 debates over, the race to the White House as officially begun. It was the most watched Democratic debate ever, with more than 18 million people watching and another 9 million streaming. 18.05 - Trump meets with Putin in Japan as world leaders gathering for the G20 summit. 24.25 - Immigration and how to deal with undocumented immigrants were a key topic in the Democratic debates. 31.45 - The world reacts to these first Democrats debates. 36.05 - A...


Dems hold debate as Trump gets knocked back by the Supreme Court

0.00 - 2020 candidate Julian Castro joins The Beat after taking part in last night's debate. 17.35 - Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the wildcards in tonight's debate, like Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson 24.05 - 2020 candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell joins The Beat before taking the stage 30.45 - Ari is joined by Bernie Sander's campaign's national co-chair, Nina Turner, and by Cory Booker's campaign manager, Addisu Demissie 40.10 - Trump did not come up much last night- will the candidates...


Bob Mueller re-emerges as Dems hold first 2020 debate

0.00 - Ari previews the first Democratic debate tonight. Of the 10 Democratic candidates debating tonight, seven back impeachment proceedings. 21.55 - Immigration will be a major topic in the debate tonight. 28.55 - Gov. Jay Inslee, who is taking the stage tonight, discusses his debate prep with Ari. 35.15 - Tom Perez, Chair of the DNC, joins The Beat. 43.41 - Ari explains what is at stake with these first debates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


NYT columnist: Trump border facilities like 'baby jail'

0.00 - The acting Border Protection Commissioner announces he will leave his post, as outcry builds over conditions surrounding detained migrant children held at a facility in Clint, Texas. 18.47 - House Democrats say they will force Robert Mueller to testify, as an activist group brings the Mueller report to life. 23.39 - Rob Reiner joins The Beat do discuss the growing calls for Trump's impeachment. 30.55 - Ari previews the first Democratic debates 35.06 - Former Fox News political...