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Eight more hostages are released as the cease-fire in Gaza reaches its seventh day. Former Middle East Analyst and Negotiator Aaron David Miller warns of escalation between the Middle East and U.S., and former Director of U.S. Hostage Recovery Christopher O'Leary discusses the recent hostage releases. Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) battles his House colleagues ahead of the vote to expel him on ethics violations. Marianna Sotomayor, former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Matt Gorman join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to discuss Nikki Haley’s chances against GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the Biden-Harris re-election campaign. Shira Havron, relative of one of the released hostages, says that children hostages have returned “whispering.” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell discusses Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s legacy.
Abbey Onn, whose younger cousins Erez and Sahar Kalderon were released over the weekend, gives her perspective on the ongoing deals to release hostages from Gaza. Major Doron Spielman, spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, discusses Israel’s hostage release efforts. Kevin Munoz, spokesperson for President Biden’s re-election campaign, gives team Biden’s perspective on 2024. Mike Memoli, Kimberly Atkins Stohr and former Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) join the 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
President Biden says he believes a deal to secure the release of some hostages in Gaza is near. Juanita Tolliver, Dan Merica and Matt Gorman join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to break down the latest NBC News poll. NBC News Chief Political Analyst Chuck Todd discusses the latest episode of Meet the Press Reports on NIL regulations in college sports. Member of Ukrainian Parliament Kira Rudik explains the importance of continued U.S. aid.
NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ryan Nobles joins Kristen Welker to report on congressional leaders' plans to pass Ukraine and Israel supplemental aid before Christmas, and analyzes a new series of bad numbers for President Biden in a new NBC News poll.
Following reports that Israeli and Hamas negotiators are closing in on a hostage release agreement, Dep. National Security Adv. Jon Finer discusses the potential for a U.S.-brokered deal. Steve Kornacki joins Kristen Welker at the big board with a new NBC News national poll. In exclusive interviews, GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie (R-N.J.) reacts to polling third in New Hampshire and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) talks partisanship in Congress. Helene Cooper, fmr. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), fmr. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Ryan Nobles join the Meet the Press roundtable.
Israel claims it’s close to “dismantling” Hamas’ military system in northern Gaza. Former commander of U.S. Central Command and distinguished senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, retired General Joseph Votel discusses the Israel’s military campaign. Rep. Glenn Ivey (D-Md.) discusses the Ethics Committee’s scathing report on Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.). Meridith McGraw, Navin Nayak and Brad Todd join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to discuss the latest 2024 polls. NBC News Correspondent Zinhle Essamuah talks about her reporting on Meet the Press Reports about Black maternal health.
Israel’s military ramps up its siege inside Gaza’s largest hospital and the Biden administration navigates new political fallout over the worsening humanitarian crisis for Palestinians. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), one of several lawmakers inside the DNC’s headquarters during a pro-Palestine protest, recalls being evacuated by Capitol Police after the protest turned violent. Victor Cha, senior VP for Asia and Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, recaps President Biden’s meeting with President Xi at the APEC summit and how strengthening communication between the leaders lowered the chance of China invading Taiwan.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) talks with Meet the Press moderator Kristen Welker about 2024, his legacy in the Senate and political polarization. Lt. Col. Amnon Shefler, international spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces, says Israel has found “clear evidence” of Hamas operation out of Al-Shifa hospital. Bonny Lin, director of CSIS’ China Power Project, analyzes U.S.-China relations as President Biden meets President Xi Jinping.
Demonstrators gather in Washington, D.C. in support for Israel as the country’s war with Hamas enters its sixth week. The House of Representatives prepares to vote on a CR bill as a potential government shutdown looms. Fulton County, Ga. District Attorney Fani Willis seeks an emergency protective order to ban the release of witness videos in former President Donald Trump’s election interference case. Brendan Buck, Mo Elleithee and Julia Manchester join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) joins Meet the Press NOW to discuss government funding legislation and aid for Israel and Ukraine.
The humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepens as heavy bombardments and intense fighting near a large hospital complex continue. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) ended his presidential bid just days after being one of five candidates on stage at the GOP debate in Miami. Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) unveiled a two-tiered continuing resolution as a potential government shutdown looms ahead. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) discusses his trust in Speaker Johnson. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) talks growing opposition to Ukraine aid within the House Republican caucus. Donald Trump Jr. is back on the stand in the civil fraud case brought by the New York attorney general.
Jeh Johnson, former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, joins Kristen Welker to discuss Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's response to Israel's ongoing war with Hamas, and gives his perspective on Pro-Palestine student protests in the U.S. as a trustee of Columbia University.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins Meet the Press to discuss Israel’s war on Hamas, humanitarian aid, and the return of the hostages taken during the October 7th attack. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) discusses expectations for Democrats in 2024 and foreign aid, as the wars in Israel and Ukraine divide Congress. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel responds to states voting in favor of abortion initiatives and the future of the GOP. Carol Lee, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Marc Short join the Meet the Press roundtable.
Secretary Blinken is urging for more to be done to protect civilians in Gaza. Senior adviser to PM Netanyahu Mark Regev discusses the state of the war. NBC News National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki breaks down what a potential third-party presidential bid by Joe Manchin could mean for President Biden. Tia Mitchell, Symone Sanders-Townsend and Stephen Hayes join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to discuss the 2024 presidential race for Republicans and Democrats.
Israel agrees to daily four-hour pauses in Gaza. President Biden expresses he was “disappointed” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not agree to humanitarian pauses sooner, NBC News White House Correspondent Monica Alba reports. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announces he will not run for re-election. Sahil Kapur, Danielle Pletka and Stephanie Schriock join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable to recap the third GOP primary debate and the major Democrat wins in Ohio and Virginia’s midterm elections. Fmr. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) says he’ll support fmr. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) in the 2024 presidential race.