Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.
Day 42: Biden says every U.S. adult will have a Covid vaccine by May
Public health experts are criticizing the governors of Texas and Mississippi for announcing the end to all statewide Covid restrictions as Biden announced good news on the vaccine front. We discuss that, the growing calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, and much more. Philip Rucker, Dr. Kavita Patel, Frank Figliuzzi, David Plouffe, Tim Miller, and Jesse McKinley all join.
Day 41: Biden looks to Senate to pass Covid aid as Trump vows revenge
The Senate will take up Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid aid bill this week as Johnson & Johnson releases its one-dose FDA-approved vaccine. Plus, Republicans are still taking in the former president using the CPAC stage to vow revenge on members of his own party. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Joseph Spector, Amie Parnes, Jonathan Allen, Andrew Mitchell, and Isaiah Pinnock.
Day 38: Biden awaits House Covid aid vote as Trump-fixated CPAC kicks off
The U.S. House is expected to vote after midnight on Pres. Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief legislation. But several House Republicans - who cited the pandemic - are voted remotely while also attending the start of the CPAC in Orlando. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Julie Pace, Ben Rhodes, Dr. Kavita Patel, Caroline Randall Williams, and Bill Kristol.
Day 37: Biden orders airstrikes in Syria hours ahead of the House vote on Covid aid
Taking his first military action in office, Pres. Biden ordered strikes on Iran-backed sites in Syria in retaliation for attacks against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. Plus, the House is poised to vote Friday on the Biden-backed $1.9T Covid aid bill. We discuss that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Courtney Subramanian, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Dr. Vin Gupta, Jeremy Peters, and Mark McKinnon.
Day 36: Will Biden deal with Hill Republicans using a carrot or a stick?
The Biden White House is facing opposition on Capitol Hill on a Covid relief bill and some Cabinet nominees. We discuss that, plus the division within the Republican Party over Trump's role and more. Joining us are Lawrence O'Donnell, Michael Steele, Peter Baker, Claire McCaskill, Neal Katyal, and John Heilemann.
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.
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Hard to believe
Chuck Rosenberg finds it hard to believe that domestic terrorism is a political issue. Where has he been, under a rock. News flash... the Republican Party wants to eliminate democracy in the US. They want all the power even if that means we become a dictatorship. They have a large percentage of their electorate behind them, and they have the funding necessary to pull it off. And they have a large portion of law enforcement and military ready to back them. This is going to happen, if we don’t get our heads out of the sand. My hope is that the groups like the Lincoln Project run third party candidates to stop this decay of our democracy.
I love your show. Everything is perfect. Your voice, delivery, topics. You’re the BEST! ❤️💙😊💎 Please include coverage of Biden’s administration & the great thinks they’re doing. I’m so relieved the 45 swamp is gone. More later. Thanks again 🤓
Reality to Dems: "I am not optional!"
Love your show, but really disappointed in MSNBC's support of cancellation culture (of people whose "crime" is to have been associated via work to people behaving badly). Anyway, doesn't it worry science-supporting people (like yourself) that Dems increasingly support the idea that reality is optional (which is one of the main ingredients in the recipe for a totalitarian state)? This is not only a disastrous (obviously) policy, but it will also cost them zillions of votes. Dems claim to support science, but the gender (there are "only" 31 genders in NY) equality bill the House passed today is a non-reality based legislation. You can't have it both ways. I promise this will soon be coming to a reality near you: “Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) is a condition w/ there is mismatch between mental body image and physical body. Subjects have intense desire to amputate a major limb or sever the spinal cord...to become paralyzed. The main rationale...is to “feel complete or to feel satisfied inside...their “body-image does not match with their body shape”...they want to “establish their “true identity...I felt like I was in the wrong body—that I am only complete with both my arm and leg off on the right side.”
BIID is a neuropsychological disturbance that includes missing insight into the illness and a specific lack of autonomy...a brain disorder producing a disruption of the body image...BIID support groups explain desire for amputation in analogy to desire of transsexuals for surgical sex reassignment.”
The researchers who wrote this have probably been stoned to death by transgender activists, whose violent extremism and bullying of people who don't share their beliefs should disgust and worry every sane person.