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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 1,271: Trump's White House tries to discredit Fauci as COVID-19 surges

Pushing for schools to reopen with no national plan, Trump's White House is trying to discredit Dr. Fauci as coronavirus cases across the nation continue to surge. We discuss that and much more with Shannon Pettypiece, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Lloyd Minor, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Tim O'Brien, and Jacob Soboroff.


Day 1,268: Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence as U.S. hits new COVID-19 record

The president late Friday commuted the sentence of his long time associate Roger Stone who was sentenced to jail for lying to Congress as part of the Russia investigation. This comes as the nation records another confirmed 70,000 COVID-19 cases in one day as the numbers increase in dozens of states. Philip Rucker, Susan Page, Frank Figliuzzi, Daniel Goldman, Dr. Charles Lockwood, and Jon Meacham.


Day 1,267: Supreme Court deals Trump another loss as he hits Fauci for 'mistakes'

The Supreme Court ruled that the president is not immune from New York prosecutors' attempts to get his tax returns. This comes as the president hits COVID-19 task force member Dr. Fauci for his 'mistakes.' Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Peter Baker, Russell Buettner, Maya Wiley, Tom Goldstein, and Dr. Vin Gupta all join to discuss that and more.


Day 1,266: Trump demands schools reopen, but has no plan for doing it

The president said he might pull funding if states don't reopen schools and he's pushing the CDC to change its guidelines on the topic. But the White House is offering no guidance for how states should go about getting kids back in classrooms. We discuss that and much more with Jonathan Lemire, Mara Gay, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, Fedrick Ingram, James Carville, and Paul Rieckhoff.


Day 1,265: U.S. hits 3,000,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as Trump applauds response

The United States hit a grim milestone as officials confirmed the nation has had over three million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as cases continue to surge in states across the country. Trump, meanwhile, still says his government's response has been a good one. Robert Costa, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Alexi McCammond, Emily Jane Fox, Roberta Schwartz, and Zerlina Maxwell all join.


Day 1,264: Trump tries using culture wars to distract from COVID-19 crisis

The president spent the July 4th holiday going after attacks on issues of race and culture in America while making false claims such as 99% of coronavirus cases are effectively harmless. We discuss that and more with Jill Colvin, Philip Rucker, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr. Aileen Marty, Michael Steele, and Eddie Glaude, Jr.


Day 1,260: Trump says COVID-19 crisis is 'being handled' as U.S. sets a new case record

The United States has hit an all-time record for new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row as the Trump administration continues to provide no new strategies to deal with the pandemic. We discuss that and much more with Ashley Parker, Carol Leonnig, Dr. Vin Gupta, Steve Liesman, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, and Eugene Robinson.


Day 1,259: Trump calls Russia bounty intel a 'hoax' as the White House passes the buck

The president is blaming the media and Democrats as he faces tough questions over reports on intelligence Russia put bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Plus, new records are being set as the surge of coronavirus cases continues across the nation. Phillip Rucker, Julia Ioffe, Ron Klain, Mercedes Carnethon, Will Humble, Donna Edwards, David Jolly, and Col. Jack Jacobs all join the program.


Day 1,258: Biden calls Trump response on Russian bounty intel a 'dereliction of duty'

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden torched the Trump government for its response to COVID-19 and intelligence on Russian bounties being placed on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Plus, as COVID-19 surges in at least 35 states, how far away is a vaccine. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Clint Watts, Anita Kumar, Dr. Mario Ramirez, Austin, TX Mayor Steve Adler, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.


Day 1,257: Trump WH reportedly knew about Russian bounty intel in 2019

Two reports now detail that Trump was briefing on intelligence that Russia was offering bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, all the way back in early 2019 according to The Associated Press. Plus, the World Health Organization warns that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely get worse. We discuss that and more with Robert Costa, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Amb. Michael McFaul, Brett McGurk, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and Melissa Murray.


Day 1,254: Trump says the nation has 'a little work to do' as COVID-19 rages

Trump and Pence both are downplaying the coronavirus threat as Republican governors in Arizona, Florida, and Texas, are moving to try and slow the spread as case numbers in those states continue to spike. Plus, concerns grow that police reform legislation will stall on Capitol Hill in the Republican-controlled Senate. Joining the program is Shannon Pettypiece, Susan Page, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Bradley Dreifuss, Dr. Umail Shah, and MiAngel Cody.


Day 1,253: Trump campaigns in Wisconsin as CDC warns coronavirus outbreak

Trump went politicking in Wisconsin today as the CDC revealed the nation's COVID-19 outbreak may be way worse than previously thought. Plus the House has passed new legislation aimed at police reform one month after the death of George Floyd. We discuss that and more with Kimberly Atkins, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Vin Gupta, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, James Carville, and Prof. Keith Mayes.


Day 1,252: A bad poll for Trump and worst day for COVID-19 cases yet in U.S.

As a new poll shows Trump trailing Biden by double digits, the U.S. has its worst day ever for the coronavirus with over 42,000 new cases recorded according to NBC News. We discuss that and more with Robert Costa, Anita Kumar, Eugene Robinson, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Andrew Weissmann, and Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis.


Day 1,251: Trump defies his own coronavirus task force with indoor Phoenix rally

As Trump Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies about the dire situation the nation faces from COVID-19, Trump flies into a coronavirus hot spot and holds an indoor rally. Plus, it's primary night in three different states. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, Steve Kornacki, Phillip M. Bailey, Maya Wiley, and Charlie Warzel.


Wondery presents The Next Big Idea

Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, The Next Big Idea brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. This week’s episode features a conversation about the power of being “weird.” Listen to the full episode here:


Day 1,250: Trump 'furious' over sparse Tulsa rally and on defense over Bolton book

Trump is planning yet another campaign event in Arizona after a disappointing showing in Tulsa as the Trump administration is rocked by the details coming from John Bolton's new memoir. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Susan Page, Katie Benner, Dr. Murtaza Akhter, Mike Murphy, and Darren Walker.


BONUS: Pride + Protest

NBC News NOW and NBC Out present “Pride + Protest,” a conversation hosted by MSNBC’s Joshua Johnson. During Pride month and with the backdrop of the nationwide protests following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now Rayshard Brooks, Johnson moderates a discussion on being Black and queer in America in 2020.


Day 1,247 DOJ tries to oust U.S. Attorney who led probe of Trump associates

Geoffrey Berman, the prosecutor who led probe of Trump associates is refusing to step down after Barr announced his replacement. Covid-19 cases surge in Oklahoma ahead of Trump's rally in Tulsa Saturday. And Juneteenth is commemorated nationwide with celebrations, protests, and demonstrations. Cal Perry, Annie Karni, Jeremy Bash, Maya Wiley, Dr. Jabraan Pasha, Bill Kristol, and Alvin Tillery all join.


Day 1,246: Facing controversy and a pandemic, Trump turns back to 2020

John Bolton is telling the press that Trump is unfit to be president, the Supreme Court rejected Trump's push to end DACA, and the coronavirus is increasing in at least 20 states as the president looks to hit the campaign trail again - including in Oklahoma where COVID-19 is spiking. Jonathan Lemire, Errin Haines, Dr. Vin Gupta, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Steve Schmidt, and Michael Steele all join.


Day 1,245: John Bolton says Trump asked China for help to win the 2020 race

Fmr. Trump aide John Bolton accuses the president of asking for help from China to win re-election, being unaware that the UK has nuclear weapons, and much more. Plus, the fire police officer in Atlanta who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks is now facing multiple charges including felony murder. Philip Rucker, A.B. Stoddard, Jeremy Bash, Michael Osterholm, Mara Gay, and Lorenzo Boyd all join to discuss.