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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.

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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.




BONUS: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews

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...


Day 1,100: In newly released audio Trump appears to order Yovanovitch's firing

House Democrats closed their impeachment trial arguments with an explicit call for Trump's removal as audio tape that appears to include Trump ordering aides to "get rid" of Amb. to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is published by ABC News. Mara Gay, Jill Wine-Banks, Jessica Roth, Bill Kristol, Elise Jordan, Susan Page, and Michael Beschloss all join.


Day 1,099: Schiff tells senators, "If right doesn't matter, we are lost"

House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff ends his second day of arguments in the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate with an emotional plea to senators. We discuss it all with Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Angus King, fmr. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Eugene Robinson, Berit Berger, and Jonathan Lemire.


Day 1,098: What we learned on day one of Trump impeachment trial arguments

At the conclusion of the first day of arguments in the Trump Senate impeachment trial, what did we learn from the Democrats making the case against the president? Joyce Vance, Maya Wiley, Chuck Rosenberg, Jason Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Russ Feingold, and Andrew Kirtzman all join.


Day 1,096: Democrats and GOP fight over Trump impeachment rules

The trial's opening arguments begin Wednesday on a compressed timeline, which Democrats protested along with the decision not to automatically admit House evidence. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Nancy Cook, Jeremy Bash, Ron Klain, Maya Wiley, and Rick Wilson.


Day 1,093: Dems drop new evidence tightening Trump's link to Lev Parnas

Just hours before the Senate is due to hear opening arguments in the Trump impeachment trial, House Democrats release new Lev Parnas evidence further complicating the president's case. Plus, Trump is assembling his made-for-TV impeachment legal team. Joining the program are Josh Lederman, Susan Page, Jonathan Allen, Melanie Zanona, Paul Butler, Adm. James Stavridis, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Joanne Freeman.


Day 1,092: Senate begins Trump impeachment as Giuliani cohort Parnas makes new allegations

With the Chief Justice looking on, the Senate swears to do 'impartial justice' in the impeachment trial of Pres. Trump as Lev Parnas speaks out making more allegations against the president. Ashley Parker, Annie Karni, Shannon Pettypiece, Tamara Keith, Barbara McQuade, Andrea Bernstein, and Mara Gay all join to discuss that and more.


Day 1,091: House Dems send impeachment charges to Senate

Speaker Pelosi sends charges against Trump to the Senate, paving the way for a trial. At the same time, House investigators release more evidence in the impeachment case. Indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas tells Rachel Maddow Trump was fully aware of his effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Meanwhile, the pressure to call witnesses at the impeachment trial grows. Robert Costa, Anita Kumar, Joyce Vance, Jon Meacham, Michael McFaul, Nicholas Kristof, and Sheryl Wudunn join.


Day 1,090: Democrats debate as new impeachment evidence is released

Six Democratic candidates for president participated in their last debate before the Iowa Caucuses. And we are starting to see the contents of the cell phone and files of Lev Parnas, and what appears to be the full-on surveillance of our own U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. Claire McCaskill, Eugene Robinson, Robert Costa, Alicia Menedez, David Plouffe, Lawrence O'Donnell, Steve Kornacki, Jason Johnson, and Chris Matthews join.


DAY 1,089: New questions about Russia and Trump as he faces trial in the Senate

One day before Speaker Pelosi meets with Democrats to finalize the transfer of impeachment articles, new reporting reveals Moscow’s cyberattack on the firm linked to the Ukraine scandal. Peter Baker, Jill Colvin, Philip Rucker, Maya Wiley, Alexi McCammond, Jason Johnson, and Rick Wilson join.


Day 1,084: Lawmakers split over intel as Trump backs away from fight with Iran

Some Republicans are blasting the intelligence briefing they got over Soleimani's assassination as Trump seems to walk back from more violence with Tehran. Joining us is Elisabeth Bumiller, Ashley Parker, Garrett Haake, Adm. James Stavridis, Andrew Desiderio, Michael Steele, Berit Berger, and Eugene Robinson.


Day 1,083: Iran strikes back hitting Iraqi base housing U.S. forces

After hitting an Iraqi base holding U.S. forces, Iran is telling the United States if it does not strike back there will be no further hostilities. The White House has not responded in the immediate aftermath. Richard Engel, Ali Arousi, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Philip Rucker, Brett McGurk, Ayman Mohyeldin, Andrea Mitchell, Courtney Kube, Steve Schmidt, Robert Costa, Amb. Christopher Hill, and John Brennan all join.


Day 1,082: Chaos and confusion from the Pentagon as Trump goes off on Iran

The Pentagon sent mixed messages over whether U.S. forces were moving out of Iraq as Trump and Tehran continue to trade fiery rhetoric after the president ordered the assassination of Iran's military leader. Jeremy Bash, Greg Miller, Nancy Cook, Frank Figliuzzi, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Barbara McQuade, Donna Edwards, and Rick Wilson all join.


Day 1,079: Iran vows 'revenge' after Trump-ordered killing of military leader

Amid reports of another airstrike in Iraq, Iran is vowing 'revenge' on the United States after Trump ordrered the assassination of its military leader, Qassem Soleimani. Plus, the stalemate over impeachment continues in the Senate. We discuss that and more with Ali Arouzi, Peter Baker, Susan Page, Col. Jack Jacobs, Rukmini Callimachi, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Mieke Eoyang, and Jonathan Allen all join.


Day 1,030: New details emerge after marathon impeachment testimony

A marathon day of testimony in the Impeachment investigation sees the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine describe how Trump’s allies carried out a smear campaign against her ; a senior official in the State Department says he overheard Trump ask if Ukraine was “going to do the investigations” into his political rivals ; plus: Trump ally and adviser Roger Stone is convicted in federal court. Jeremy Bash, Melanie Zanona, Amb. Michael McFaul, Barbara McQuade, Jon Meacham, Joanne Freeman all...


Day 1,029: Another Trump aide is ready to break ranks and talk impeachment

Just hours before Trump impeachment hearings resume, late word breaks that a federal budget employee will defy the Trump White House and talk impeachment. Plus, Rudy Giuliani's legal woes seem to keep growing and the Democratic 2020 field gets bigger... again. Peter Baker, Tamara Keith, Philip Rucker, Berit Berger, Jason Johnson, and Rick Wilson all join the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Day 1,021: Democrats announce public hearings for impeachment probe

Day 1,021 House Democrats set a date for public, televised impeachment hearings while Republicans attempt to settle on a single line of defense for the President; a key Trump’s ally on Capitol Hill blocks an effort to back whistleblower protections; on Day 1 of the Roger Stone trial the government links Trump to 2016 efforts to get stolen Democratic emails. Shannon Pettypiece, Sam Stein, Mimi Rocah, Michael McFaul, Josh Gerstein, Jason Johnson, Lanhee Chen all join. Learn more about your...


Day 1,020: Key impeachment witness changes testimony, describes quid pro quo

A Trump ally and key witness in the impeachment probe changes his testimony and details a quid pro quo involving military aid to Ukraine; Sen. Rand Paul escalates his threat to unmask the whistleblower even as some of his colleagues reject the idea. Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, Barbara McQuade, Jonathan Lemire, Vaughn Hillyard, Tim O’Brien, and Eugene Robinson all join. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit