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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.

Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.




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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.




Day 1,176: Trump lauds testing efforts, but under 1% of the U.S. has been checked

Talking up the job his administration has been doing, Trump noted that 2 million people in America have been tested for coronavirus. But in a country of 327 million, experts say that's not nearly enough. We discuss that and much more with Peter Baker, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Jennifer Peña, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, Austan Goolsbee, and Dr. Ebony Hilton all join.


Day 1,175: Trump says if under 100,000 Americans die from coronavirus he's done a good job

Bernie Sanders is ending his campaign for the Democratic nomination. Plus, the president continued to deflect blame over his administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak noting that if less than 100,000 people die in America, then it's a job well done. Kimberly Atkins, Donna Edwards, Dr. Wayne Riley, James Carville, Michael Steele, and Howell Raines all join the program.


Day 1,174: Trump says he downplayed coronavirus because he's America's cheerleader

Trump tried to pass blame to the World Health Organization and says he never say an aide's January memo warning about a potential coronavirus pandemic. Philip Rucker, Shannon Pettypiece, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Neil Barofsky, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Eugene Robinson, and Charlie Sykes all join to discuss that and much more.


Day 1,173: Trump demands praise as surgeon general warns of a ‘Pearl Harbor moment’

The U.S. Surgeon General issued a stark warning that the days ahead would be among the hardest this nation has seen due to the coronavirus outbreak as Trump demanded reporters praise him for the federal government's frequently criticized response. Richard Engel, Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Cory Deburghgraeve, John Heilemann, Cordelia Lynch, and Ted Widmer all join.


Day 1,170: Trump blasts states and fights with media as coronavirus deaths soar

Trump continued to blast states, fight with reporters, and flout the CDC's own new guidance on the coronavirus at the end of a relentless week. Plus Trump is telling Congress he is firing the inspector general who flagged the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that eventually led to the president's impeachment. Annie Karni, Robert Costa, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Howell Raines, and Harvey Fineberg all join.


Day 1,169: Trump calls states 'complainers,' says federal govt. is just a 'backup'

The president blamed states for not having a reserve of medical supplies and said the federal government is just a 'backup' for states as governors plead for the Trump administration to streamline the coronavirus response. We discuss that and much more with Sam Stein, Dr. Vin Gupta, Shannon Pettypiece, Ron Klain, Karen Mills, Austan Goolsbee, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.


Day 1,168: U.S. coronavirus death toll is now higher than 9/11 terror attacks

Trump started his coronavirus briefing by talking up a Defense Dept. effort to stop narcotics from coming into the U.S. on the same day the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed the number who died in the September 11th terror attacks. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Anita Kumar, Robert Costa. Dr. Robert Gallo, Eugene Robinson, Michael Steele, Hansi Lo Wang, and John Thompson.


Day 1,167: Trump White House warns up to 240,000 in U.S. could die from coronavirus

Joe Biden joins to discuss the presidential campaign, how the coronavirus could alter it, and how the Trump administration is responding to the pandemic. Plus, at his latest press conference on the virus, Trump took a notably darker tone as his officials painted a dire portrait of the next few weeks in America. Also joining is Philip Rucker, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Anne Rimoin, and Adm. James Stavridis.


Day 1,166: Trump backs off push to reopen as nation's coronavirus death toll nears 3,000

With the number of coronavirus cases in America now well over 160,000, the president is no longer talking about having the nation back open by Easter as states look the Washington for supplies and leadership. Stephanie Ruhle, Nancy Cook, Dr. Dahlia Rizk, Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO), Steve Kornacki, Mayor Treney Tweedy, and Bill Kristol all join.


Day 1,163: U.S. coronavirus cases top 100,000 as Trump demands praise from governors

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to surge across America, Trump took time at his briefing and on Twitter to go after the governors of Michigan and Washington as dire reports pour out of American hospitals. Susan Page, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Anne Rimoin, Ron Klain, Dr. Ashish Jha, and Tom Nichols all join.


Day 1,162: As U.S. tops global tally of coronavirus cases, Trump is at odds with reality

The president spent much of the day attacking governors and journalists and talking up his administration's coronavirus response as the number of confirmed U.S. cases but the nation ahead of every other country on Earth. Sam Stein, Anita Kumar, Lanhee Chen, Dr. Kavita Patel, fmr. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and Eugene Robinson all join.


Day 1,161: Trump lauds coronavirus response amid reports of dire situations in hospitals

A defiant Trump patted himself on the back and attacked the media during a coronavirus briefing as a bipartisan chorus of governors cast doubt on his plans to open the country back up within a few weeks. Plus the Senate passes a $2 trillion coronavirus emergency relief bill. Peter Baker, Kimberly Atkins, Robert Costa, Michael Osterholm, John Barry, Robert Reich, and Nikki Fried all join.


Day 1,160: Trump wants 'packed churches' on Easter despite grim coronavirus warnings

The president is talking about opening up at least parts of the country by April 12 despite dire warnings on the coronavirus pandemic from states and health officials. Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Dr. Natalie Azar, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ), Dr. Anne Rimoin, Tamara Keith, and Andrew Desiderio all join.


Day 1,159: Trump hints at early end to coronavirus restrictions as pandemic accelerates

Trump is reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated with the advice from the health officials on the White House coronavirus team and says 'we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem.' Meanwhile, Congress seems unable to reach an agreement on new legislation to deal with the economic ramifications of coronavirus. Joining the program is Nancy Cook, Melanie Zanona, Dr. Lipi Roy, Laurie Garrett, Gov. MIchelle Lujan Grisham, Eugene Robinson, and Ron Insana.


Day 1,156: U.S. coronavirus cases top 18,000 as states push Trump to act

A very difficult week for America comes to an end with tens of millions told to stay home due to the coronavirus and states pleading with the Trump administration to take immediate action. Plus what you should do if you think someone in your family has coronavirus. That and more with Ashley Parker, David Leonhardt, Dr. Tom Frieden, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Lt. Gen. RUssel Honoré, Jon Ralston, Jayde Powell, and MIke Pesca all join.


Day 1,155: U.S. coronavirus cases top 13,000 as Trump tells states to do more

As the coronavirus continues to spread Trump tells governors needing supplies 'we're not a shipping clerk,' and the Senate eyes another bill to help Americans. Shannon Pettypiece, Peter Baker, Dr. Joseph Mina, Dr. Anne Rimoin, Ron Klain, and Michael Steele all join. Plus, we share a report from NBC's Stephanie Gosk about the threat of coronavirus to health care workers in rural American towns.


Day 1,154: Trump signs aid bill as U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 8,600

The president signed the coronavirus aid package passed by Congress, but many lawmakers think much more will be needed. This comes as health care experts confirm the number of cases is still on the rise. Joining the show is Philip Rucker, Kimberly Atkins, Ian Bremmer, Stephanie Ruhle, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Amy Lee Pacholk, James Lewis, and Walter Isaacson.


Day 1,153: Coronavirus cases keep rising, and Biden wins three primaries against Sanders

Joe Biden handily won three primaries in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona, extending his delegate lead against Bernie Sanders as federal, state, and local officials continue to grapple in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Kornacki, Claire McCaskill, David Plouffe, Joy Reid, Jacob Ward, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and more all join to discuss.


Day 1,152: Trump gives his own coronavirus response a 10 out of 10

In the parts of the nation hardest hit thus far by the coronavirus pandemic, everyday life has all but shutdown. The president is now recommending Americans stay in place as much as possible and says the pandemic could continue until July and August. Wall Street again suffered historic loses on Monday. Joining the program are Jonathan Lemire, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Robert Costa, Andy Slavitt, and Clint Watts.


Day 1,149: Trump & Dems reach coronavirus relief deal as national emergency is declared

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump have reached a deal on a coronavirus relief bill just hours after the president declared a national emergency and refused to take any responsibility for delays in distributing tests across the country. Joining is Rep. Kim Schrier, Annie Karni, Jonathan Allen, Frank Figliuzzi, Dr. David Shulkin, Anita Kumar, Dr. Kavita Patel, Matt Bradley, and Keir Simmons.