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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 1,130: Coronavirus fears tank markets but Trump says everything's under control

Despite the worst day on Wall Street in two years, Trump says don't worry about coronavirus and the stock markets are fine. Plus, we look at the latest news from the campaign trail ahead of the South Carolina Primary. Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Shannon Pettypiece, Steve Schmidt, Clint Watts, Errin Haines, and Shaquille Brewster all join.


Day 1,128: Trump calls Russia's 2020 election interference a 'hoax' but it's very real

Bernie Sanders blasts Putin as The Washington Post breaks news that Russia is trying to help his campaign while Trump blasts news that Moscow's trying to get him re-elected as a 'hoax.' Plus we preview the Nevada Caucus and how Democrats are working to turn out the vote. Annie Karni, Catherine Lucey, Beth Fouhy, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Lily Adams, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Joseph Bustos all join to discuss.


Day 1,127: Trump is mad Dems know Russia is meddling to get him re-elected

Trump is reportedly angry that Congress was briefed on Russia's new efforts to meddle in the 2020 election to help Trump get re-elected, worried Democrats will use it against him. The New York Times was first to report this news later confirmed by NBC News. Peter Baker, Philip Rucker, Frank Figliuzzi, Shannon Pettypiece, Andrew Weissmann, Robert Costa, Errin Haines, and Alexis Coe all join.


Day 1,126: Democrats hit Trump & each other hard at fiery debate

The ninth Democratic debate held by MSNBC and NBC News was a bruising affair for Democrats with Donald Trump and debate newcomer Mike Bloomberg taking most of the heat. Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Elizabeth Warren join us to react along with Nicolle Wallace, Claire McCaskill, Jason Johnson, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews, Steve Kornacki, and Katy Tur.


Day 1.125: Trump doles out pardons while Barr reportedly mulls quitting

Trump issues pardons and commutations as news breaks that Bill Barr has indicated he could quit over Trump's tweets. Plus, the latest NBC News/WSJ poll gives Bernie Sanders a big national lead ahead of the Democratic debate and caucus in Nevada. Matt Zapotosky, Elisabeth Bumiller, Jeremy Bash, Jason Johnson, Julia Ioffe, and Charlotte Alter all join.


Day 1,124: Bolton speaks out and calls grow for Barr to resign

John Bolton speaks out about his time in the Trump White House and thousands of fmr. DOJ employees say Trump's attorney general William Barr should quit. Plus, Democrats are now just hours from the MSNBC Debate in Nevada. With us is Katie Benner, Anita Kumar, Carol Lee, Rick Wilson, Jill Wine-Banks, Tamara Keith, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Azi Paybarah all join.


Day 1,121: Trump's DOJ drops McCabe case, will have Flynn case investigated

With Trump's influence in question, the department of Justice is having the case against Flynn investigated & the case against McCabe dropped. Plus Democrats continue to try to drum up support in Nevada and South Carolina ahead of the next round of voting. Joining us is Susan Page, Philip Rucker, Josh Gerstein, Frank Figliuzzi, Jonathan Allen, Errin Haines, Fred Kaplan, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.


Day 1,120: Barr admits Stone case intervention, complains about Trump's tweets

In a new interview, Trump's attorney general Bill Barr tells ABC News that he did get involved in the Roger Stone case and says Trump's tweets make it 'impossible' to do his job. Plus, the Democrats descend on Nevada with an MSNBC debate and another caucus on the horizon. Peter Baker, Nancy Cook, Robert Costa, Jonathan Lemire, Garrett Haake, Alexi McCammond, and Stephanie Ruhle all join.


Day 1,119: Trump tests the rule of law on a campaign of retribution

Trump thanks Attorney General William Barr for intervening in the Roger Stone case in a move that's 'stunned' Washington according to one report. Plus, we look at what we learned from the Democratic primary in New Hampshire. Ashley Parker, Katie Benner, Paul Butler, Andrew Weissmann, Mara Gay, John Heilemann, and John A. Farrell all join us.


Day 1,117: Trump comes to New Hampshire to try to upstage the Democrats

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Trump holds a rally in the middle of it all while a new national poll shows the Democratic race in flux. Meanwhile, AG Barr confirms the DOJ is getting materials from Trump attorney Giuliani on Ukraine. Joining us is Philip Rucker, Andrea Mitchell, Jonathan Swan, Jason Johnson, Shannon Pettypiece, A.B. Stoddard, and Cal Perry all join.


Day 1,114: President Payback fires Ukraine witnesses Vindman and Sondland

Trump has fired two key officials who provided critical testimony during the House inquiry into the president's conduct with Ukraine. Peter Baker joins to discuss. We discuss that, plus the latest news from the Democratic field with Peter Baker, Ashley Parker, Carol Leonnig, Rick Wilson, Steve Kornacki, Donna Edwards, Jon Ralston, and Jonathan Allen.


Day 1,113: Swearing and rambling, Trump lashes out after impeachment acquittal

Swearing, rambling, and name-calling, Trump lashes out after impeachment acquittal attacking the faiths of both Nancy Pelosi and Mitt Romney. We discuss that and more with Frank Figliuzzi, Anita Kumar, Peter Baker, Berit Berger, John Heilemann, Alexi McCammond, Ali Vitali, and Michael McFaul.


Day 1,112: Team Trump blasts Romney as a 'coward' for historic impeachment vote

Trump is acquitted, but Mitt Romney joined the Democrats voting to remove the president from office. And Trump loyalists are already hitting back. Annie Karni, Nancy Cook, Jeremy Bash, Joe Donnelly, Steve Kornacki, Shaquille Brewster, Mike Memoli, and Bill Kristol all join.


Day 1,111: As Iowa counts, Pelosi tears up Trump's State of the Union speech

Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the president's reality show-style State of the Union speech by tearing the text in half as the Iowa caucus results continue to trickle in after a day of chaos. Rachel Maddow, Claire McCaskill, Jason Jones, Chris Matthews, Robert Costa, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephanie Ruhle, Michael Steele, Eugene Robinson, Steve Kornacki, and Cody Keenan all join.


Day 1,107: Senate Republicans block Trump impeachment witnesses as yet another Bolton bombshell drops.

As Republicans vote to keep any witnesses from testifying in the Trump impeachment trial, there's more bad news from John Bolton's book for the president and his attorney comes out. We discuss that and more with Michael Schmidt, Peggy Noonan, David Jolly, Barbara McQuade, Tarini Parti, Jonathan Allen, and Jon Meacham.


Day 1,106: Sen. Alexander a no, Sen. Collins a yes on Trump trial witnesses

The vote counting begins as the Senate wraps up the question phase in the Trump impeachment trial ahead of a critical vote over hearing new witnesses. Brian Williams is joined by Rachel Maddow, Claire McCaskill, Chuck Rosenberg, Maya Wiley, Michael Steele, Mara Gay, Jonathan Lemire, Peter Baker, Geoff Bennett, Charlie Sykes, and Katy Tur.


Day 1,105: Senators finally get their say in the Trump impeachment trial

After days of listening, senators finally got their chance to ask questions during the Trump impeachment trial. Plus, the Trump team's defense of the president continues to rile Democrats and legal experts. Joining us are Michael Steele, Dahlia Lithwick, Jason Johnson, Sen. Chris Murphy, Sen. Chris Coons, Shannon Pettypiece, A. B. Stoddard, and Mike Murphy all join.


Day 1,104: Huge push for impeachment witnesses as Team Trump wraps up defense

Mitch McConnell reportedly does not have the votes to stop witnesses from being called in the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate as the president's defense team ends arguments. We discuss that and more with Kimberly Atkins, Ashley Parker, Jeremy Bash, Ron Klain, Frank Figliuzzi, Katy Tur, and Shaquille Brewster.


Day 1,103: Bolton bombshells overshadow Team Trump's impeachment defense

The New York Times drops its second bombshell report about John Bolton's book in two days overshadowing the Trump defense in the Senate impeachment trial. Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker, Anita Kumar, Steve Kornacki, Michael Schmidt, Robert Costa, Bill Nelson, and Andrew Kirtzman all join.


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...