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Houston Mayor: ‘We are getting very close to our bed capacity’

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:45

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott changed course Thursday and made the wearing of masks in public mandatory in any county with 20 or more cases. Asked about hospital capacity as coronavirus cases increase in his city, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says, “Things are

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Stacey Abrams on long lines to vote: ‘It’s a poll tax when someone has to risk an entire day’s wage’

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:36

During the Georgia election this year, long lines to vote were a recurring site. Stacey Abrams says, “It is a poll tax when someone has to risk the entire day’s wage in order to cast a ballot when others can go in and out in 15 minutes. That is not only

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Sen. Cory Booker: Respect for U.S. among allies has diminished under Trump

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:10

Joy tells Sen. Cory Booker that ‘there’s something odd’ about President Trump’s warm relations with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Senator Cory Booker says, “We are seeing a situation where Russian influence in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan has grown while

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As Trump fails to curb COVID, young patients stress no one is immune

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:51

U.S. coronavirus cases are hitting all-time highs in July, with the pandemic drastically shifting towards younger Americans. In this MSNBC Special Zoom interview, MSNBC’s Ari Melber talks with two people in their 20s – Raven McGregor and Jonah Stillman -

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Communities of color hit hardest by COVID-19

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:18

As the U.S. breaks the daily record for new COVID cases, communities of color are still hit the hardest. Dr. Uche Blackstock says, "Reopening ... is really exposing ... the most vulnerable communities to be infected again."

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Experts weigh in on unemployment insurance bonus

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:53

Should the $600 unemployment insurance bonus, set to end at the end of July, be extended?

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President of Houston Methodist Hospital on mask order: I applaud the decision

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:37

President and CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital reacts to Gov. Abbott’s mask order that was announced today saying, “I feel much better this afternoon than I did starting my day today.”

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Tim O’Brien previews what tell-all book by Trump's niece could reveal about the president’s wealth

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:34

Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, is set to release her tell-all book after her publisher revealed she was a primary source for the New York Times investigation into Trump’s finances

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Fmr. CIA director: Trump's failure to act on Russian bounty intel shows he’s ‘unfit for this high-esteemed office’

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:29

Former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter stress the importance of the President’s Daily Brief and say President Trump should have acted upon the intel of Russia allegedly offering bounties

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Pence to Gov. DeSantis: White House has your back

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:27

Dasha Burns reports from Florida, where Vice President Pence met with Gov. Ron DeSantis in the midst of a spike of COVID cases.

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Frontline medical workers speak to the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:05

Frontline medical workers speak to the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis

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'Is it safe to go to the dentist?': Melvin asks experts your health and economy questions amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:15

MSNBC's Craig Melvin asks Emergency Room Physician, Dr. Rob Davidson, and CNBC Reporter, Ylan Mui, viewer questions on finance and safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Russia clears way for Putin to stay in power until 2036

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin secured his political future on Wednesday after a wide majority of voters supported a controversial national referendum that paved the way for the former KGB agent to stay in power until 2036.

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New York City's low income communities struggling as city begins to reopen

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 19:59

As New York City is set to reopen parts of the city in phase three, Ron Allen reports on the ‘economic disaster unfolding’ in Queens where local leaders are asking for more help as the borough recovers from coronavirus.

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Head of Arizona National Guard: State is ‘prepared’ for coronavirus case surge

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:11

The positive number of coronavirus cases in Arizona continues to rise. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard met with Maj. Gen. Mick McGuire, head of Arizona National Guard and Director of Ariz. Department of Emergency to discuss what he is doing to make sure medical

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Former intel officials criticize Trump's dismissal of Russian bounty intelligence

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:52

Jeffrey Smith, former CIA General Counsel, tells Andrea Mitchell that it's "shameful" for President Trump to dismiss intelligence on an alleged Russian bounty scheme to encourage militants to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying that he should have

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Nobel prize-winning economist explains why the jobs report under-represents virus's economic damage

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:41

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Romer joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the June jobs report, which showed strong gains in employment. Romer explains that the real unemployment rate is likely higher than what is reflected in the report, because of those

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Sen. Klobuchar: Trump is 'belittling the science' and people are 'seeing through it'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:38

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the administration’s pandemic response, criticizing President Trump for telling the public disinformation on the virus, telling Andrea the virus is "a really serious matter", sharing how it has

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Gupta: DeSantis 'acting irresponsibly' in Florida's coronavirus response

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:35

Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and assistant professor at the University of Washington's Department of Health Metrics Science, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the coronavirus crisis, urging a nationwide mandate on wearing masks to curb the pandemic, and

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Miami Beach Mayor: Going out on July 4 'entirely the wrong thing to do'

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:05

The Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, Dan Gelber (D), joins David Gura as his city braces for the holiday weekend while fighting off a spike in COVID-19 cases. Gelber says residents need to "get on the same page" and adhere more strictly to public health

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