Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special counsel to oversee the Department of Justice’s criminal investigations into former President Trump. Former Congressman Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) reacts to former President Trump’s 2024 announcement and discusses alternative paths for the GOP. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) discusses the Democratic transition to a new generation of Congressional leadership. Mass resignations hit Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover making the future of the social media platform unclear. Jake Sherman, Eugene Robinson and Danielle Pletka join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable.
The temporary truce between Israel and Hamas enters a fifth day, and the U.S. renews calls for Israel to avoid further civilian displacement in Gaza. Sharone Lifschitz, whose mother was released by Hamas last month but whose father is still being held hostage inside Gaza, shares her family’s experiences as the war continues. Retired Adm. James Stavridis outlines what’s next for the war. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) discusses the status of talks on Capitol Hill about foreign aid and border policies.
28 November Finished
Hamas released 11 more hostages after an agreement to extend the Israel-Hamas ceasefire for two more days was reached. Jason Eaton pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder in the shooting of three students of Palestinian descent. Senate is back in session with foreign aid on the top of the to-do list. Republican primary candidates are packing their campaign schedules with just seven weeks until the Iowa caucuses. Congress is seeing record retirements as dysfunction reaches new levels in the Capitol. Retiring Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) discusses why he is stepping down next year. NBC News polling shows the president trailing behind former President Trump by just two points.
27 November Finished
Leigh Ann Caldwell, co-author of the Washington Post's "Early 202," joins Kristen Welker to analyze President Biden's foreign policy challenges as he personally engaged himself in freeing hostages from Hamas but reckons with a war that is "completely dividing the Democratic Party."
26 November Finished
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan provides an update on the Americans held hostage by Hamas. Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, gives his assessment on the hostage releases and the status of congressional aid to Israel in its war with Hamas. Actor and advocate Selma Blair talks about her work on disability rights, following her 2018 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Brendan Buck, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Symone Sanders-Townsend join the Meet the Press roundtable.
26 November Finished
Two people are dead after a vehicle crashed into the Rainbow Bridge checkpoint structure and exploded at the U.S.-Canada border in Niagara Falls. National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby discusses what lies ahead following a hostage release deal reached by Israel and Hamas. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. shares how Americans can honor Native American Heritage Month.
22 November Finished
Israeli government officials weigh a potential ceasefire agreement in exchange for the release of hostages. IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus joins Meet the Press NOW to discuss the potential ceasefire agreement. Students at colleges and universities across the country protest against the Israel-Hamas war. Jim Dornan, Susan Page and Chuck Rocha join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable. Populist politician Javier Milei wins Argentina’s presidential election and garners comparisons among American politicians to former President Donald Trump. Delegate Don Scott (D-Va.) joins Meet the Press NOW to discuss making history as the Virginia House of Delegates’ first Black speaker-designee.
21 November Finished