Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.
“All hands on deck”
Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting in the New York Times detailing how the Tump-era Justice Department seized the phone and email records of Democrats in Congress. Plus, Attorney General Merrick Garland announces the steps his Justice Department will take to protect voting rights, the harassment facing election workers across the country, new conspiracy charges in the Capitol riot investigation, and America's return to the world stage.
Joined by: Michael Schmidt, Andrew Weissmann, Neal Katyal, Reverend Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Jocelyn Benson. Rep. Ted Lieu, Jeremy Bash, Daniel Goldman, Clint Watts, Olivia Troye, Peter Alexander, and Chris Matthews
“A clown with a flamethrower still has a flamethrower”
Nicolle Wallace discusses Republicans from other states going to Arizona to check out its controversial audit of 2020 ballots. Plus, the U.S. is set to donate 500M covid vaccines to countries in need, the FBI Director testifies before Congress following the Senate’s report on 1/6, Rep. Val Demings is set to take on Marco Rubio for a U.S. Senate seat, Biden will meet with Russian President Putin next week, the case for prosecuting Trump, a new twist in the mystery of the Havana Syndrome, and the latest on the fight to defeat covid.
Joined by: Ryan Randazzo, Charlie Sykes, Jason Johnson, Yamiche Alcindor, Peter Strzok, Juanita Tolliver, Adm. James Stavridis, Frank Figliuzzi, Tim Miller, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Abdallah Fayyad, Courtney Kube, and Dr. Peter Hotez
“Putting the band back together”
Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden looking to reassert the U.S.’s role as he begins his first overseas trip. Plus, Attorney General Garland faces questions over Trump-era decisions, Biden secures his first two judicial confirmations, the fight to investigate what happened on January 6th, the GOP’s revisionist history of the insurrection, a report that shows the nation’s wealthiest paid little in income taxes, and what to do to honor Pride month.
Joined by: Mike Memoli, A.B. Stoddard, Rick Stengel, Eugene Daniels, Neal Katyal, Matt Miller, Barbara Comstock, Denver Riggleman, Phil Rucker, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Nick Confessore, and Chasten Buttigieg
“So many unanswered questions”
Nicolle Wallace discusses a Senate report on January 6th that highlights the security failures leading up to that day. Plus, Sen. Manchin meets with civil rights leaders after announcing his decision to not support the Democrats' voting rights bill, why Biden’s DOJ is defending Donald Trump, the risks surrounding Trump’s grip on his party, a 1/6 rioter says he was deceived by lies, the vice president is in Latin America, and an alarming new instance of vaccine disinformation.
Joined by: Carol Leonnig. Donna Edwards, John Brennan, Rep. Jim Himes, Reverend Al Sharpton, Errin Haines, Joyce Vance, Clint Watts, Michael Steele, Jonathan Lemire, Scott MacFarlane, Kim Atkins Stohr, and Donny Deutsch
“A contradiction wrapped in a conundrum”
Nicolle Wallace discusses Senator Joe Manchin vowing he will not support legislation that doesn’t have bipartisan support and what that means for voting rights. Plus, the vice president makes her first overseas trip, a judge in California overturns the state’s 32-year-long assault weapons ban, new reporting reveals how Trump’s chief of staff pressured the Justice Department to investigate election conspiracy theories, a January 6th rioter says he has no regrets, Biden set to meet with Putin next week, and a historical look at presidential friendships.
Joined by: Jake Sherman, Claire McCaskill, Matthew Dowd, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Jackie Alemany, Fred Guttenberg, Frank Figliuzzi, Katie Benner, Matt Miller, Scott MacFarlane, Amb. Michael McFaul, and Jean Becker
Lives Well Lived
One year, over a half a million lives lost.
Nicolle Wallace hosts a special 1-hour edition of our daily segment Lives Well Lived, honoring the over 500,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19.
I think you guys may be missing something. The Justice department is mostly white men, who tend to be authoritarian in nature. History has shown that this agency has little problem in following a president down a very dark hole. Garland may be trying to appease this group instead of fixing it. Pretty sure he would not make a good Supreme Court justice.
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I listened everyday for what is happening, the good, bad and ugly news presented in a way I can keep up with what is going on in our world. The last part of every show, Lives well Lived, is so difficult because I am a person who lost a person due to Covid. Although my mother was 90 yo still feels like it wasn’t yet her time to go. I am grateful so many beautiful people left their foot prints in this world.
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I love your guest selection, your topics, your openings and your homage to those who lost their lives during this pandemic. Thank you.