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First Read's Morning Clips: The Latest in the Russia Investigation

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

OMB Diriector Mick Mulvaney: Washington's 'a lot more broken' than Trump thought

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney questioned the GOP's capability to lead. 'Is the Republican Party capable of governing?' he asked.

A very consequential week didn't go well for President Trump

The president was rebuffed by the FBI director on wire tapping claims and lost a big health care fight, but his Supreme Court nominee fared well.

First Read's Morning Clips: Waiting for CBO

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Helene Cooper: How Africa elected its first female president

Helene Cooper, author of "Madame President" talks about her new book in which she tells the story of Africa's first female head of state.

Here's what the GOP could have learned from Obamacare (but didn't)

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter

First Read's Morning Clips: Winners and Losers in the GOP Health Care Bill

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

First Read: Welcome to our post-truth presidency

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter

First Read's Morning Clips: The FBI Versus the White House

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Chuck Schumer has 'some doubts' about Senate Intelligence chairman

Schumer said that he has 'some doubt about Chairman Burr,' the head of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence.

Special elections in Georgia & Montana will be early tests for GOP

Upcoming special elections in Georgia and Montana may tell us a lot about the state of the parties in the 2018 midterms.

A fine-tuned machine? Trump's first month has been anything but.

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter

Donald Trump is turning up the heat in his war with the intel community

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter

'That's how dictators get started': Sen. McCain defends free press

The Arizona Republican is defending the free press as an important part of a strong democracy in an exclusive interview on Meet the Press.

Where does Obama's leadership rank in presidential history? These historians say 12th.

A panel of 91 historians places the 44th president just below Woodrow Wilson and just above James Monroe.

Will Bernie Sanders head a new progressive political party?

A group of former staff members and delegates for Sanders launched an effort last week called "Draft Bernie for A People's Party."

Trump is the fighter-in-chief... but what about governing?

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Trump to congressional leaders: 'Illegals' cost me the popular vote

During a talk with congressional leaders, President Donald Trump repeated debunked claims that 'illegals' deprived him of a popular vote victory.

Trump's first weekend highlights America's great political divide

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Here Come the Lawsuits

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Six reasons why today isn't a typical inauguration

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Trump enters office with historical low rating

Trump starts with the lowest-ever ratings for an incoming president, but also with some signs of increasing optimism for the country.

Views of Russian election interference show huge partisan gulf

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows a stark divide over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russia worked to boost Trump.

As GOP pushes repeal, Obamacare has never been more popular

It's the first time in the poll since the law's passage that more Americans think Obamacare is a good idea rather than a bad idea.

Trump has work to do to erase his asterisks

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Unpopularity Contest

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Rep. Lewis: I would not invite Trump to Selma

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he would not invite President-elect Donald Trump to visit Selma, Alabama, with him.

Rep. John Lewis: 'I don't see Trump as a legitimate president'

Lewis, a Democrat representing Georgia and a civil rights leader, said 'I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected.'

How strong is the state of our democracy?

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Comey Under Review

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Meet the Press - January 8, 2017

John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Ash Carter, Kellyanne Conway, David Brooks, Rick Santelli, Andrea Mitchell, Donna Edwards

Many insured by Obamacare voted for Trump, who wants it repealed

If Obamacare is repealed but not replaced, some of the people more affected will come from counties that voted most strongly for Trump.

Trump has been strikingly consistent in denying Russian election interference

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Russian Officials Celebrated Trump Win

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Can Donald the Disrupter Control the Uncertainty He Creates?

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Trump, Intel Agencies Can't Even Agree on Briefing Day

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Democrats now give the CIA higher marks than Republicans do. That's a really big shift

Public perceptions of the intelligence community have a whole lot to do with politics.

The fight to destroy (or save) Obamacare has begun

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Obama Heads to the Hill

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.

Seven Questions about Politics in 2017

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: House GOP Votes to Weaken Ethics Office

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.

Meet The Press 1/1/17

Panel: Nicolle Wallace, Ari Fleischer & Joe Lockhart Panel: David Folkenflik, Claire Atkinson, Gabe Sherman & Hal Boedeker. Dean Baquet & Gerard Baker

The single greatest force in American politics? Partisanship

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

First Read's Morning Clips: Uncertain and Pessimistic

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

Poll: A majority of Americans are pessimistic or uncertain about Trump's presidency

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 54 percent of adults say that they are either uncertain (25 percent) or pessimistic and worried (29 percent) about how Donald Trump will perform during his presidency, compared with 45 percent who have either an optimistic and confident view (22 percent) or a satisfied and hopeful view (23 percent). This marks the first time that an incoming president has been viewed more negatively than positively in the history of the NBC/WSJ poll. A combined 66 percent were either optimistic or hopeful about Obama in January 2009, according to the same poll, while 59 percent were optimistic or hopeful about George W. Bush in January 2001.

Trump has less than a mandate — and that means a short leash

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Poll: 55 percent concerned about Russia's interference in the election

Over half of Americans are concerned by revelations of Russian interference in the election, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Meet The Press 12/18/2016

John Podesta, Robert Gates, Katty Kay, Rick Santelli, Jeff Greenfield, Yamiche Alcindor

West Virginia: How the Bluest State Became the Reddest

CHARLESTON W.V. - The American political landscape has changed a lot over the past 25 years but there is no more dramatic shift that the one that has

How Donald Trump pushed the 'treasure trove' of hacked emails

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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