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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 1,232: Trump lashes out as military leaders condemn his protest response

The president is lashing out as he faces fierce criticism for his response to the nationwide protests that started after George Floyd's fatal arrest. Chris Jansing, Shaquille Brewster, Ellison Barber, Gadi Schwartz, Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin, Maya Wiley, Neal Katyal, and Nicholas Kristof all join the program.


Day 1,231: Obama speaks out as all officers involved in Floyd's fatal arrest are charged

Both Barack Obama and Trump's fmr. defense secretary James Mattis spoke out in favor of nationwide protests in a rebuke to Trump as the remaining Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd now face charges. Meanwhile, peaceful nationwide protests continue for a ninth straight day. We discuss that and more with Garrett Haake, Shaquille Brewster, Ali Velshi, Jo Ling Kent, Kimberly Atkins, Peter Baker, Jeremy Bash, Eugene Robinson. Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and...


Day 1,230: Biden hits Trump, says he won't 'fan the flames' of racial division

As protests following George Floyd's fatal arrest enter their eighth day and cities across the country institute curfews, Joe Biden speaks out against Trump's response to the growing national tensions. Ali Velshi, Shaquille Brewster, Gadi Schwartz, Jacob Ward, Jo Ling Kent, Alexi McCammond, Chief Andrew Mills, Michael Steele, Brittany Packett Cunningham, and Melissa Murray all join.


Season 3: The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

As a bonus for 11th Hour listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Season 3 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best...


Day 1,229: Trump threatens to use the military on U.S. citizens

With protests still breaking out across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's fatal arrest, Trump is threatening to send the U.S. military into states to combat the demonstrations. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Cal Perry, Shaquille Brewster, Jo Ling Kent, Joe Fryer, Garrett Haake, Cornel West, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Frank FIgliuzzi, Keith Mayes, Donna Edwards, and more all join.


Day 1,226: Protests break out in cities across the nation after George Floyd's fatal arrest

From coast to coast, Americans took to the streets in protests and clashes with law enforcement after the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis. One officer has now been arrested and charged with third degree murder in Floyd's killing. Ali Velshi, Morgan Chesky, Blayne Alexander, Cal Perry, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, DeRay McKesson, Bernard Kerik, Frank Figliuzzi, and more join for our coverage.


Day 1,225: Minneapolis police station burns as protests turn chaotic

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spread, Minneapolis protests turn chaotic with fires breaking out in a police station and multiple other buildings. We're joined by our correspondents Ali Velshi and Morgan Chesky, as well as Kimberly Atkins, Sam Stein, John Heilemann, Eddie Glaude, Maya Wiley, Ben Jealous, and more.


Day 1,224: Trump attacks and deflects as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000

On the day the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus reached the grim milestone of 100,000, the president spent his morning attacking the critics of his response and going after Twitter, voting-by-mail, and more, before heading to Florida and touring a NASA facility without wearing a face mask. We discuss that and much more with Jill Colvin, Anne Rimoin, Eugene Robinson, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Shaquille Brewster, David Jolly, and Ben Sherwood.


Day 1,223: Biden blasts mask averse Trump as a 'fool' as U.S. deaths near 100,000

With confirmed COVID-19 deaths in America nearing 100,000, the president continued his dismissal of masks and attacks on voting-by-mail as Joe Biden hit back against his Republican opponent. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, Dr. Kavita Patel, Jon Ralston Steve Schmidt, and Maya Wiley.


Day 1,219: Trump wants churches reopened as U.S. deaths near 100,000

Despite several COVID-19 outbreaks across the globe being tied to religious gatherings, Trump is pushing for states to reopen houses of worship calling them 'essential' as the U.S. death toll tops 96,000 people. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Anita Kumar, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Anne Rimoin, James Carville, and Eugene Robinson.


Day 1,218: Trump refuses mask in public as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 95,000

With portions of Michigan dealing with flooding, Trump talked politics while refusing to wear a mask in front of the media while visiting a Ford facility in Michigan. Plus, what should we make of the latest CDC guidance on whether you can contract coronavirus from surfaces. We discuss that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Annie Karni, John Heilemann, Dr. Michael Olsterholm, Donna Edwards, and Elias Weiss Friedman.


Day 1,217: Trump says he'd change nothing about response as U.S. deaths near 94,000

As the U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 94,000 Americans, Trump says his government has done 'amazingly well' and would have done nothing differently. Plus, Joe Biden is leading the president by double digits in a new national poll. We discuss that and more with Tamara Keith, Robert Costa, Eugene Robinson, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Dr. William Haseltine, Dr. Mario Ramirez, and Andrew Zimmern.


Day 1,216: Trump defends using unproven drug as senators grill Mnuchin on economy

Trump is defending his claimed use of the untested drug hydroxychloroquine as senators grilled Trump aides on unemployment and the economy that have taken a pummeling from the ongoing global pandemic. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Thomas McGinn, Josh Lederman, and Kate Andersen Brower all join.


Day: 1,215: Trump claims he's taking hydroxychloroquine as U.S. deaths top 91,000

The president says he's taking a drug his own FDA and a slew of medical experts advise against to try and ward off the coronavirus as more U.S. states reopen despite a continued increase in the nation's COVID-19 death toll. We discuss that and much more with Philip Rucker, Nancy Cook, Dr. Vin Gupta, Dr. Peter Salk, Steve Schmidt, Barton Gellman, and Beau Guyott.


Day 1212: Trump wears no mask at WH event as U.S. death toll tops 88,000

Appearing at a Rose Garden event where he promised a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year - something experts doubt - Trump yet again failed to wear a face mask while those around him did. Plus, more states plan to open things up by Memorial Day weekend. We discuss that and more with Susan Page, Shannon Pettypiece, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Dr. Lloyd Minor, Richard Haass, and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.


Day 1,211: Trump suggests testing is overrated as whistleblower torches virus response

Ousted HHS vaccine expert Rick Bright gave damning testimony on Capitol Hill blasting the president's coronavirus response and warned of darker days ahead if Trump officials don't change course as the president openly questioned the need to test for COVID-19. That and much more including a thorough debunking of Trump's so-called 'Obamagate' conspiracy theory with Peter Baker, Jill Colvin, Ron Klain, Dr. Vin Gupta, Tim Miller, and Topeka, Kansas Mayor Michelle De La Isla.


Day 1,210: Trump criticizes Fauci's Senate testimony as U.S. death toll tops 84,500

Trump broke with Dr. Anthony Fauci who suggested caution during his Senate testimony on Tuesday when it comes to reopening states as more predictions indicate continued hardship due to the coronavirus. We discuss that and more with Robert Costa, Anita Kumar, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Mayor Lovely Warren, Mayor Lauren McLean, Eugene Robinson, and Steve Schmidt.


Day 1,209: Fauci, top health officials testify remotely for Senate hearing

Dr. Fauci told lawmakers that the actual COVID-19 death toll is likely higher than the over 80,000 currently reported and warned of "little spikes that might turn into outbreaks” if some state economies open too quickly. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, John Heilemann, Anne Rimoin, Joyce Vance, Dr. Stephen Sample, and Howell Raines.


Day 1,208: Trump abruptly ends news conference. “Don’t ask me, ask China.”

Trump continues to falsely claim that any American who wants a test can get a test. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Emily Landon, Mayor Jenny Durkan, Franklin Foer, and Bill Kristol.


Day 1,205: Trump claims without evidence COVID-19 will go away without a vaccine

A second coronavirus case has been confirmed in the White House on the same day the president went to a WWII veterans' event and did not wear a face mask. All this as the U.S. death tool nears 80,000 thousand people. We discuss that and more with Shannon Pettypiece, John Heilemann, Neil Irwin, Dr. Vin Gupta, Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston, Mayor Louie Bonaguidi, and Jon Meacham all join.