June 3, 2020
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.
June 3, 2020
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 about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen to the first episode with former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and subscribe to the series:
June 2, 2020
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.
May 30, 2020
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.
May 29, 2020
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.
May 28, 2020
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.
May 27, 2020
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.
May 23, 2020
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.
May 22, 2020
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.
May 21, 2020
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.
May 20, 2020
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.
May 19, 2020
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.
May 16, 2020
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.
May 15, 2020
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.
May 14, 2020
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.
May 13, 2020
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.
May 12, 2020
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.
May 9, 2020
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.
May 8, 2020
The White House is hit with its first positive case of the coronavirus as the unemployment numbers continue to show a bleaker economic outlook. Plus, after immense public pressure, a father and son in Georgia have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Also the Trump DOJ is moving to drop its case against fmr. Trump aide Michael Flynn. We're joined by Annie Karni, Peter Baker, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Frank Figliuzzi, Neal Katyal, and Bryan Stevenson.
May 7, 2020
Trump reconsiders shutting down the Coronavirus task force, contradicts a nurse about PPE availability, and defends not wearing a mask at the Honeywell factory. We discuss that and more with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philip Rucker, Jill Colvin, Dr. Kavita Patel, James Carville, and Eugene Robinson.
May 6, 2020
Trump left the White House for the first time in months traveling to Arizona to tour a face mask factory while not wearing a face mask against the factory's policy, and he sat down for an interview to push back against the criticism against the government's coronavirus response. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Jeremy Bash, Anne Rimoin, Andy Slavitt, Steve Schmidt, and Chef José Andrés.
May 5, 2020
As new government documents and forecasts point to a higher coronavirus death toll, Trump is seeking to shift the blame to China as some states begin to open up across the country. We discuss that and more with Kimberly Atkins, Robert Costa, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Mayor Francis Suarez, Dr. Keren Landman, David Plouffe, and Walter Isaacson.
May 2, 2020
Trump one said he hoped COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. would remain under 60,000. But as the death toll nears 65,000, he has revised that number up as his administration's response continues to be scrutinized. Plus, Joe Biden responds to the allegation of past sexual assault made against him. We discuss that and more with Susan Page, Jill Colvin, Dr. Michael Osterholm, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR), Donna Edwards, Christopher Dickey, and Richard Engel.
May 1, 2020
The president says the government has done a 'spectacular job' responding to the coronavirus outbreak as the death toll in America keeps climbing as states take the lead on how to respond. Plus, how soon until we see a vaccine for COVID-19? Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Ron Klain, Dr. Vin Gupta, Mayor Steven Fulop, Howell Raines, Eugene Robinson, and John Heilemann all join.
April 30, 2020
The president is now saying he thinks the coronavirus will just go away as the number of confirmed U.S. cases tops 1,300,000. Plus, the White House is predicting a swift economic restart despite experts forecasting a very slow return to normal. And Trump is reportedly angry over new internal polls that show him losing to Joe Biden. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Jill Colvin, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Anne Rimoin, and Jonathan Lemire.
April 29, 2020
The president is still sounding upbeat despite a lack of testing and a growing COVID-19 death toll. He's also ordering meat processing plants remain open despite a growing number of outbreaks and death among workers. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Annie Karni, Sam Stein, Dr. Stephen Sample, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), and Bill Kristol.
April 28, 2020
As the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic tops 56,000 people, Trump returned to the podium to speak to the press after a weekend of rage-tweeting after his 'disinfectant' controversy. We discuss that and more with Shannon Pettypiece, A.B. Stoddard, Jeremy Bash, Dr. Lipi Roy, Steve Schmidt, and Jon Meacham.
April 25, 2020
After an intense rebuke, Trump tried to claim his comments about possibly treating coronavirus by injecting disinfectant or with heat and UV light were 'sarcastic,' but it's clear they were not. This comes as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 51,000. Joining the show is Annie Karni, Robert Costa, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Eugene Robinson, and Douglas Brinkley.
April 24, 2020
What will it take for America to get the testing needed to finally begin to reopen the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Brian Williams, Nicolle Wallace, and Savannah Guthrie are joined by Bill Gates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Dr. Michael Osterholm, Steve Kornacki, Michael Bloomberg, Anne Rimoin, Richard Engel, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr. Vin Gupta, Stephanie Gosk, and Jacob Ward.
April 23, 2020
Flanked by doctors and scientists, the president held another marathon coronavirus briefing repeatedly saying things that are not true while saying Americans are 'excited' to reopen the nation as the pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives every day. Peter Baker, Ashley Parker, Michael Steel, Dr. Mario Ramirez, and Michael Moore all join to discuss that and more.
April 22, 2020
As several southern states look to ease restrictions and the president talks about putting the nation back to work, the head of the CDC warns things could get even worse with round two of COVID-19. We discuss that and more with Jonathan Karl, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Kavita Patel, Cordelia Lynch, Donna Edwards, and John Heilemann.
April 21, 2020
During a briefing ostensibly about the coronavirus pandemic at the White House, the president remained defiant over his government's response to the coronavirus and made a bold prediction about the November election. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Susan Page, Dr. Vin Gupta, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, Dr. Andrew Artenstein, and Walter Isaacson.
April 18, 2020
Trump is deflecting all blame amid the coronavirus pandemic response and renewed his fight with several states and governors as the death toll soars. We discuss that and even one piece of good news about shelter dogs during the pandemic with Annie Karni, Lanhee Chen, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Kevin Tabb, Jeremy Peters, Michael Beschloss, and Kelly Horan.
April 17, 2020
After saying he had 'total authority' over reopening the nation, Trump has now laid out guidelines for reopening he says states can follow as needed despite the fact there is still a huge lack of testing nationwide. Joining to discuss is Peter Baker, Robert Costa, Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Michael Steele, Howell Raines, and Garrett Haake.
April 16, 2020
America just had its deadliest day yet in the COVID-19 pandemic, but Trump is seemingly pushing ahead with plans to reopen the nation which is reportedly being questioned by business leaders meant to be on his own economic council. Joining the program is Sam Stein, Anita Kumar, Dr. Stephen Sample, Daniel Doctoroff, Eugene Robinson, and Steve Schmidt.
April 15, 2020
A combative Trump again used his coronavirus briefing to talk up his administration's response while deflecting blame and not discussing the devastating toll the pandemic is having on the nation. Plus, Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Jill Colvin, Anne Rimoin, David Plouffe, Robert Gibbs, and Jon Meacham.
April 14, 2020
With the coronavirus death toll continuing to climb, Trump used his first briefing after Easter to attack the media and try to argue that his administration was swift to act in response to the pandemic. Joining us to discuss that and more is Ashley Parker, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Vin Gupta, Jeremy Bash, Ronald Klain, Nicholas Kristof, and Steve Kornacki.
April 11, 2020
As deaths spikes and governors warn of more tough days ahead, Trump talks up reopening the country and spreads misinformation at a marathon press conference at the White House. We discuss that and much more with Susan Page, Anita Kumar, Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bethany McLean, Jon Meacham, and SC elementary school principal Brian Williams.
April 10, 2020
Talking up the job his administration has been doing, Trump noted that 2 million people in America have been tested for coronavirus. But in a country of 327 million, experts say that's not nearly enough. We discuss that and much more with Peter Baker, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Jennifer Peña, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, Austan Goolsbee, and Dr. Ebony Hilton all join.
April 9, 2020
Bernie Sanders is ending his campaign for the Democratic nomination. Plus, the president continued to deflect blame over his administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak noting that if less than 100,000 people die in America, then it's a job well done. Kimberly Atkins, Donna Edwards, Dr. Wayne Riley, James Carville, Michael Steele, and Howell Raines all join the program.
April 8, 2020
Trump tried to pass blame to the World Health Organization and says he never say an aide's January memo warning about a potential coronavirus pandemic. Philip Rucker, Shannon Pettypiece, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Neil Barofsky, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Eugene Robinson, and Charlie Sykes all join to discuss that and much more.
April 7, 2020
The U.S. Surgeon General issued a stark warning that the days ahead would be among the hardest this nation has seen due to the coronavirus outbreak as Trump demanded reporters praise him for the federal government's frequently criticized response. Richard Engel, Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Cory Deburghgraeve, John Heilemann, Cordelia Lynch, and Ted Widmer all join.
April 4, 2020
Trump continued to blast states, fight with reporters, and flout the CDC's own new guidance on the coronavirus at the end of a relentless week. Plus Trump is telling Congress he is firing the inspector general who flagged the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that eventually led to the president's impeachment. Annie Karni, Robert Costa, Anne Rimoin, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Howell Raines, and Harvey Fineberg all join.
April 3, 2020
The president blamed states for not having a reserve of medical supplies and said the federal government is just a 'backup' for states as governors plead for the Trump administration to streamline the coronavirus response. We discuss that and much more with Sam Stein, Dr. Vin Gupta, Shannon Pettypiece, Ron Klain, Karen Mills, Austan Goolsbee, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.
April 2, 2020
Trump started his coronavirus briefing by talking up a Defense Dept. effort to stop narcotics from coming into the U.S. on the same day the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed the number who died in the September 11th terror attacks. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Anita Kumar, Robert Costa. Dr. Robert Gallo, Eugene Robinson, Michael Steele, Hansi Lo Wang, and John Thompson.
April 1, 2020
Joe Biden joins to discuss the presidential campaign, how the coronavirus could alter it, and how the Trump administration is responding to the pandemic. Plus, at his latest press conference on the virus, Trump took a notably darker tone as his officials painted a dire portrait of the next few weeks in America. Also joining is Philip Rucker, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Anne Rimoin, and Adm. James Stavridis.
March 31, 2020
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.
March 28, 2020
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.
March 27, 2020
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.
March 26, 2020
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.
March 25, 2020
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.
March 24, 2020
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.
March 21, 2020
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.
March 20, 2020
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.
March 19, 2020
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.
March 18, 2020
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.
March 17, 2020
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.
March 14, 2020
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.
March 13, 2020
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.
March 12, 2020
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.
March 10, 2020
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.
March 7, 2020
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.
March 6, 2020
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.
March 5, 2020
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.
March 3, 2020
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.
February 29, 2020
As a bonus for The 11th Hour listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Into America, a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. It is hosted by Trymaine Lee and features the journalists of NBC News. For the first episode, Trymaine heads to East New York, a community that experienced more stops than any other part of New York City under Former Mayor Bloomberg’s stop and frisk policy. In order to have a real shot at the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg needs the support of Black voters. Days before announcing his candidacy, Bloomberg apologized for the policing tactic. But will his past decision to champion the use of stop and frisk hurt his chances? Subscribe to Into America now:
February 29, 2020
While fears and the number of coronavirus cases keep growing, Trump held a rally and Mike Pence - who the president put in charge of the government's response - held a fundraiser. Michael Moore, Dr. Celine Gounder, Susan Page, John Heilemann, Michael Moore, Steve Kornacki, and Addisu Demissie.
February 28, 2020
The Washington Post was first to break the news of a whistleblower who says federal workers greeted evacuated Americans returning from the center of the coronavirus outbreak in China without proper training or infection control protection leading to questions about how Trump's team is handling the health crisis. Philip Rucker, Nancy Cook, Stephanie Ruhle, Andy Shain, Kathleen Sebelius, Beth Fouhy, and Basil Smikle.
February 27, 2020
During a press conference meant to calm public fears over the coronavirus, Trump played loose with the facts and attacked his political rivals. Plus we take a look back at what happened in the last Democratic debate before the South Carolina primary. Joining us are Dr. Natalie Azar, Annie Karni, Lanhee Chen, Norm Eisen, Maya Wiley, Rick Wilson, and Jill Wine-Banks.
February 26, 2020
The Democrats held their last debate before South Carolina and Super Tuesday and took turns hitting each other on policy while also targeting the president's leadership. Joining us are Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, Eugene Robinson, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Lawrence O'Donnell, Robert Gibbs, Chris Matthews, James Carville, Steve Kornacki, Trymaine Lee, and more.
February 25, 2020
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.
February 22, 2020
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.
February 21, 2020
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.
February 20, 2020
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.
February 19, 2020
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.
February 18, 2020
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.
February 15, 2020
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.
February 14, 2020
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.
February 13, 2020
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.
February 11, 2020
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.
February 8, 2020
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.
February 7, 2020
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.
February 6, 2020
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.
February 5, 2020
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.
February 1, 2020
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.
January 31, 2020
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.
January 30, 2020
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.
January 29, 2020
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.
January 28, 2020
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.
January 27, 2020
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 Woodruff, who covered the campaign in her early years with NBC.
January 25, 2020
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.
January 24, 2020
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.
January 23, 2020
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.
January 21, 2020
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.
January 18, 2020
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.
January 17, 2020
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.
January 16, 2020
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.
January 15, 2020
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.
January 14, 2020
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.
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