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“A TIME FOR TRUTH”: His new book, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” reinforces Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential platform as a fighter for economic growth, the Constitution and a limited government.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Presidential Candidate

“REQUIRED READING”: Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest book explores our country’s framework of race and history through the lens of a father writing to his son.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

National Correspondent for The Atlantic; author of "Between the World and Me"

POLITICAL PANEL: Two new additions - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb - joined the 2016 race this week, and the country got a peek into the millions of dollars propelling the candidates’ presidential aspirations with the disclosure of quarterly filings. The panel discusses this and more.

Chris Cillizza

Political Reporter for The Washington Post

Kathleen Parker

Columnist for The Washington Post

Carolyn Ryan

Washington Bureau Chief for The New York Times

Michael Steele

Fmr. Chairman of the Republican National Committee


NBC News’ Ron Mott reports on the fears of terrorism in the United States this Fourth of July weekend.

Live from Vienna, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell offers insight on developments in the potential Iran nuclear deal.

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel updates Chuck on new complications in the ongoing fight against ISIS and its extensive recruiting network.