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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 1,166: 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.


Day 1,148: Coronavirus disrupts daily life as Trump fails to calm a nation on edge

With schools, churches, and public gatherings being closed across the nation and the economy getting worse, Trump's remarks on the coronavirus seemingly did nothing to bring the country some solace. We discuss all the implications, including what the pandemic is doing to the 2020 campaign with Alan Blinder, Susan Page, Peter Baker, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Suzy Khimm, Mary Ann Ahern, Charlotte Alter, and Jon Meacham.


Day 1,147: Trump addresses a nation on edge as local officials lead on coronavirus

Trump address the nation from the Oval Office as cities shutdown schools. the NBA suspends its season, Americans start working from home, and Tom Hanks reveals he's tested positive for coronavirus. Joining us to discuss that and the latest on the 2020 campaign is Anita Kumar, Robert Costa, Austan Goolsbee, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Jacob Ward, Dave Zirin, Cornell Belcher, and Eliza Collins all join.


Day 1,145: Trump faces huge leadership crisis over coronavirus and the economy

Coronavirus fears and a fight over oil prices drove markets to a disastrous start to the week as the Trump administration continues to grapple with responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, we preview the next round of primaries in the Democratic race. Ashley R. Parker, Philip Rucker, Nancy Cook, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Celine Gounder, Karine Jean-Pierre, and A.B. Stoddard.


Day 1,142: Trump praises coronavirus response as cases rack up and markets spiral

Trump contradicted other members of his administration on its coronavirus response as the number of cases confirmed continues to tick up and stock markets again went down. Plus, we discuss the next phase of the 2020 campaign. Joining us are Shannon Pettypiece, Jonathan Allen, Lanhee Chen, Maya Wiley, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Rep. Ro Khanna all join.


Day 1,141: Trump is not telling the truth about the coronavirus

As health officials confirm more and more cases of coronavirus in the U.S., Trump again went on FOX News for the second day in a row and spread misinformation about the outbreak. Plus, we look at the 2020 campaign for the Democrats now that Elizabeth Warren has gotten out of the race. Joining us are Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. John Torres, Mara Gay, Alexi McCammond, Robert Costa, and Dan Abrams.


Day 1,140: Trump turns his attacks on a resurgent Biden after Super Tuesday

Trump turned to FOX News to go on the attack against Joe Biden after the former VP had a hugely successful night on Super Tuesday. Plus we get the latest on the coronavirus and the Trump government's response. Joining the program are Elisabeth Bumiller, Annie Karni, Nancy Cook, David Plouffe, Christina Bellantoni, Errin Haines, Joseph Fair, and Josh King.


Day 1,138: Biden picks up endorsements as Trump holds a rally amid coronavirus spread

Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Beto O'Rourke all are endorsing Joe Biden ahead of Super Tuesday. Meanwhile, Trump holds a rally in North Carolina as his government grapples with its coronavirus response. Joining us are Carolyn Ryan, Peter Baker, Donna Edwards, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Ron Klain, Mike Murphy, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey all join.


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