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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night. 

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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night. 

    INTRODUCING: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews

    INTRODUCING: 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 Woodruff, who covered the campaign in her early years with NBC.

    • 31 min
    The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial | Ari Melber breaks down the impeachment trial and interviews top GOP lawmaker

    The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial | Ari Melber breaks down the impeachment trial and interviews top GOP lawmaker

    MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments from the impeachment trial, and is joined by Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows.

    • 26 min
    'Toxic mess': Clash at impeachment trial over what Trump knew

    'Toxic mess': Clash at impeachment trial over what Trump knew

    In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports the key moments from the Democrats case against Trump, including showing key evidence that aligns with Rep. Adam Schiff’s dramatic closing. Melber also shows how Democrats are arguing Trump obstructed Congress, and the limits of a new Trump defense from Sen. Graham that carries echoes of the sitcom “Seinfeld.”

    • 8 min
    'Truth Hurts': Dems try shaming Trump's jurors in Senate trial showdown

    'Truth Hurts': Dems try shaming Trump's jurors in Senate trial showdown

    In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, the second day of opening arguments from the prosecution, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments, escalating tensions and one Democratic Senator’s challenge to her colleagues, which overlaps with Lizzo’s 2019 hit. (MSNBC Digital Exclusive.)

    • 5 min
    'Danger,' 'Despot,' 'Liars': See Trump Trial Opening Argument By Dem Prosecutors

    'Danger,' 'Despot,' 'Liars': See Trump Trial Opening Argument By Dem Prosecutors

    In this report on Wednesday, the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial and the first day of the substantive opening arguments, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments. Melber analyzes the high stakes debate over witnesses and shows the top clips of prosecutors making their opening case to convict by presenting evidence the President abused power. Melber notes the importance of this “new and substantive stage” of the trial and why some senate jurors may not seriously be weighing all of the evidence.

    • 7 min
    Facing trial tomorrow, Trump tries new defense

    Facing trial tomorrow, Trump tries new defense

    On the eve of President Trump's judgement day, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat," previewing the trial and the newly released rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    • 43 min

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