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.
"Facing a world of hurt"
Nicolle Wallace discusses the final day of the prosecution’s case in the trial of Derek Chauvin. Plus, the reckoning over race and policing back in the spotlight after a fatal shooting in Minnesota, Trump attacks members of his own party at an RNC event over the weekend, the rise of domestic extremism in the U.S., over one hundred business leaders push back against voter suppression efforts, and new developments in the Matt Gaetz scandal.
Joined By: Claire McCaskill, David Henderson, Shaquille Brewster, Yamiche Alcindor, Tim Miller, Elizabeth Neumann, Carol Leonnig, Wes Moore, Paul Rieckhoff, Errin Haines, and Marc Caputo
“Wrapped up into one neat package”
Nicolle Wallace discusses the testimony of the medical examiner who performed George Floyd's autopsy in the Chauvin trial. Plus, a look at the post-Trump GOP, voter suppression efforts in Texas, a never before seen look at the Capitol insurrection, and a significant step in vaccinating children.
Joined by: Shaquille Brewster, Harry Litman, Reverend Al Sharpton, Donna Edwards, Peter Strzok, Katie Benner, Julian Castro, Elise Jordan, Richard Engel, and Dr. Ashish Jha
"Henchmen don’t always stay henchmen”
Nicolle Wallace discusses the news that Matt Gaetz’s associate, who faces an array of federal charges, is likely to plead guilty. Plus, Joe Biden announces new executive orders on guns, testimony from a medical expert in the Chauvin trial takes a deep look at George Floyd’s death, 10 members of Congress join the NAACP lawsuit against Trump, Georgia’s lieutenant governor says Rudy Giuliani's misinformation helped lead to the state's new voting law, and one in four American adults are now vaccinated.
Joined by: Alex Wagner, Michael Schmidt, Renato Mariotti, Tim Miller, Shaquille Brewster, Channa Lloyd, Derrick Johnson, Robert Gibbs, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Eddie Glaude, Chuck Rosenberg, Garrett Haake, Rep. Ted Deutch, and Dr. Kavita Patel
“Let’s back this truck up”
Chris Jansing, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses reporting that Rep. Matt Gaetz asked the Trump White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons. Plus, the latest in the Derek Chauvin trial, the debate over vaccine passports, right-wing media downplays the actions of the insurrectionists, new polling finds a large gap between party affiliations, the latest effort by Atlanta’s mayor to curb the power of Georgia’s restrictive new law, a new fundraising trick by the Republican Congressional Committee, and an update on the health of Putin critic Alexei Navalny
Joined by: Joyce Vance, David Jolly, Michael Schmidt, Shaquille Brewster, Errin Haines, Eugene Daniels, Claire McCaskill, Charlie Sykes, David Plouffe, Donna Edwards and Amb. Michael McFaul
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry”
Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden delivering an update on the state of vaccinations in the U.S. Plus, the GOP's battle with corporations over voting laws, the latest testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial, the Capitol Police community still reeling from the deadly attack last week, and how vaccine hesitancy could threaten the country's pandemic recovery.
Joined by: Dr. Kavita Patel, A.B. Stoddard, Olivia Troye, Matthew Dowd, Kim Atkins, Yamiche Alcindor, John Heilemann, Donny Deutsch, Eddie Glaude, Chuck Rosenberg, Elizabeth Neumann, and Garrett Haake
"It's a slippery slope"
Nicolle Wallace discusses the testimony of the Minneapolis Police Chief in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Plus, reporting on how Trump supporters were scammed out of thousands of dollars, Georgia's governor Brian Kemp slams the MLB, and the GOP's war with Dr. Fauci.
Joined by: Shaquille Brewster, Carmen Best, Joyce Vance, Claire McCaskill, Tim Miller, Carol Leonnig, Jake Sherman, Michael Steele, and Laurie Garrett
*Note: Today's episode started late due to the Derek Chauvin trial