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John McCain – Obama’s key ally?

  The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd talks about the transformation of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., from the president’s bitter rival into a key ally and legislative partner.

Daniel Silva discusses his new thriller novel

  Chuck Todd sits down with author Daniel Silva to talk about his most recent book, “The English Girl,” is inspired, in part, by the story of Anna Chapman and other Russian spies living in the U.S.

Lawmakers address Chicago gun violence

  Congressional Black Caucus members decided to convene an “emergency summit” to address the issue of gun violence in Chicago. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., joins Luke Russert to discuss .

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  Obama reboots his economic message

NBC’s Chuck Todd talks about the president’s speech on Wednesday in which he outlined his plan to fix the economy. Todd also shares the latest from the NBC News/ WSJ poll asking what can Obama do to “shake things up.”

  House vote to defund NSA surveillance program fails

In the wake of controversy over details of an NSA data collection program leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden, the House failed to pass a move that would have defunded the program with a vote of 205 to 217. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

  Rattner: The race is fluid, but it won't include Weiner at the end

Top Talkers: Current NYC mayoral candidate and former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is facing calls from media outlets and other politicians to step out of the mayoral race after it was revealed he send lewd texts to a woman after resigning from the House. Weiner maintains he is not leaving the rac

  House divided over NSA surveillance program

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Senate Intelligence Committee Leader, and Congressman Jared Polis, D-CO, one of the five bipartisan co-sponsors of the NSA Amendment, join Chuck Todd to talk about the NSA amendment that failed in the House on Wednesday.

  Obama attempts to channel public’s anger

The new NBC News/WSJ poll shows the lowest approval rate for Obama since two years ago, and only 29 percent believes the country is heading in the right direction. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

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