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Day 248: Biden White House cooperating with House Capitol riot committee
The Biden White House says it will cooperate with work with the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection despite Trump's attempts to claim executive privilege. Plus, with Republicans united against the president's economic agenda, Biden is still struggling to unite Democrats on his key agenda items. Joining the program are Jonathan Lemire, Susan Page, Cynthia Alksne, Don Calloway, Bill Kristol, and Dr. Kavita Patel.
Day 247: Trump world 'furious' as House Jan. 6 cmte. issues subpoenas
The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has subpoenas for Trump insiders Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kashyap Patel. Plus, Maricopa County, AZ announced late tonight that a draft report of the GOP-backed so-called audit confirms Biden's 2020 win in that county. Joining to discuss that and more is Ashley Parker, Clint Watts, Barbara McQuade, Robert Gibbs, Michael Steele, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia.
Day 246: GOP offers no votes while blaming Democrats as U.S. default looms
Republicans on the Hill have offered Democrats exactly zero votes to stop both a government shutdown and the default of the U.S. government, yet McConnell is trying to blame Democrats. We discuss that and the latest on Covid vaccine boosters with Peter Baker, Claire McCaskill, Eugene Robinson, and Dr. Peter Hotez. Bob Woodward and Robert Costa also join to discuss their book "Peril" on Trump's final dark days in office.
Day 245: U.S. financial health and Biden agenda hang in the balance
With a pandemic still ongoing, Democrats divided over his agenda, Republicans opposing legislation to ensure the financial health of the nation, and his first speech to the United Nation as president, Biden is facing his most critical moment in office yet. We discuss that and more with Lisa Lerer, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Jon Meacham, Juanita Tolliver, Stuart Stevens, and Charles Blow.
Day 244: Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is safe and effective on kids 5-11
Pfizer has released data the company says shows a lower dose Covid vaccine is safe and effective on children ages 5-11. Plus, Biden is preparing to speak to the United Nations for the first time as president. MSNBC's Brian Williams is joined by Philip Rucker, Yamiche Alcindor, Dr. Céline Gounder, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, David Plouffe, and Tim Miller.
Bonus Episode: Edward Snowden's full interview on Trump, privacy, democracy & more
On the even of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. Here is their full discussion, including portions of the interview that did not air on The 11th Hour because of time constraints. This is their discussion in its entirety in podcast form, edited down slightly for clarity.