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MTP NOW Aug. 9 — Fmr. Gov. Scott Walker; FBI search at Trump’s residence; Wisconsin primaries
The FBI searched former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida as legal questions and a spotlight on Attorney General Merrick Garland now emerge. Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial primary marks another proxy battle between the establishment and the Trump wings of the party. Fmr. Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) discusses primaries in the state and the GOP rush to Trump’s defense following the FBI search. Stephen Hayes and Adrienne Elrod join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to break down Trump drawing political attention as President Biden signs the CHIPS and Science bill into law.
MTP NOW Aug. 8 — Democrats’ historic win, midterm prospects; Biden’s Kentucky visit
Democrats continue midterm election push after Senate passes Inflation Reduction Bill. President Joe Biden visits Kentucky as the region recovers from historic flooding. Schools prepare for students’ return as the nation faces a shortage of teachers. Leigh Ann Caldwell, Noah Rothman and Symone Sanders join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable. Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray talks the future of progressives and moderates in the Democratic Party and the state potentially electing its first woman to Congress.
August 7 – Rep. Nancy Mace, Stacey Abrams, Sen. Chris Van Hollen
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) joins Meet the Press to discuss the historic vote in Kansas this week to uphold abortion rights. Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, discusses the abortion vote and her rematch against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. In an exclusive interview, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) talks about Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan and the climate, health and tax bill in the Senate. Cornell Belcher, Fmr. Gov. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.), Susan Page and Anna Palmer join the Meet the Press roundtable.
MTP NOW Aug. 5 – Sen. Dick Durbin, China halts U.S. military and climate ties, New Jobs Report
The U.S. economy searches for equilibrium as the U.S. jobs report shows 528,000 jobs added in July. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) breaks down what was traded in and out of the Inflation Reduction Act and increased the activity on Capitol Hill. Doug Heye, Navin Nyak and Meredith McGraw join Meet the Press NOW roundtable to discuss Democratic momentum in Congress and midterm expectations. China halts military and climate ties with the U.S. following Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends state attorney over abortion disagreements.
MTP NOW Aug. 4 – NSC responds to Chinese missile launch; Rep. Upton on fringe candidates
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks at a leading conservative convention in Texas as the fringes of American politics grow over the guardrails, questioning election integrity and undermining democracy. GOP Congressman Fred Upton discusses the future of the Republican party. Mallory Carroll of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America reflects on the surprise "no" vote in Kansas. NSC Spokesman John Kirby weighs in on Brittney Griner’s prison sentence, the killing of al Qaeda’s top leader and Chinese missile drills near Taiwan. Brendan Buck, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Cornell Belcher join the MTP NOW roundtable.
MTP NOW Aug. 3 – Aug. 2 Primary Recap; Rep. Walorski killed in crash; Mich. Sec. of State Benson
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed the death of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) on Wednesday. Tuesday’s primary results shift the midterm landscape. Dasha Burns, Vaughn Hillyard, and Steve Kornacki provide an overview of Tuesday’s results and what they mean heading into November. Activist for abortion rights Ashley All on Kansans’ votes to protect abortion access. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses election security after 2020. Adrienne Elrod, Jim Dornan, and Geoff Bennett join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable. Remembering American sports commentator Vin Scully.