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Wilmer Valderrama: Trump immigration 'scare' tactics won’t work

Wilmer Valderrama: Trump immigration 'scare' tactics won’t work

10/19/18 07:51PM

With 18 days ahead of the midterms, President Trump is accusing Democrats of mob rule, just hours after applauding a Republican Congressman for attacking a reporter. Trump also stokes fear over immigration, attacking a caravan of Honduran migrants drawing closer to the U.S. Border. Actor Wilmer Valderrama tells Ari Melber that Trump and... watch

Revealed: Putin-linked Russian attempting midterm interference

Revealed: Putin-linked Russian attempting midterm interference

10/19/18 07:50PM

Federal prosecutors have indicted a Russian national for interfering in the upcoming midterm election, marking the first criminal charges for election interference in 2018. The defendant, Elena Khusyaynova has linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin and was allegedly posing as an American to trick voters. Rep. Ted Lieu tells Ari Melber the... watch

Roger Stone insider: Manafort flip would be 'tremendous betrayal'

Roger Stone insider: Manafort flip would be 'tremendous betrayal'

10/18/18 07:55PM

Special Counsel Mueller is reportedly pumping Paul Manafort for information on his former business partner, Roger Stone. Watergate Prosecutor, Nick Akerman breaks down why Stone is likely a “key weak spot” for the Trump campaign, who could connect “the conspiracy” between the campaign and the Russian Government. Filmmaker, Morgan Pehme, who... watch

Vetoed! Watch Trump name ripped off NYC building

Vetoed! Watch Trump name ripped off NYC building

10/18/18 07:54PM

A new Pro-Publica report shows the Trump family walking off with millions, leaving a trail of angry investors, busted projects and accusations of fraud. Ari Melber walks through the reports, breaking down how Trump and Ivanka mislead and deceived investors and the public about their business endeavors. watch

Nick Kristof: Saudis finding scapegoat for Khashoggi 'alarming'

Nick Kristof: Saudis finding scapegoat for Khashoggi 'alarming'

10/18/18 07:54PM

Saudi Arabia is not offering any answers for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite Turkish media reporting gruesome details from audio recordings that they say prove he was killed. Journalist Nick Kristof tells Ari Melber that Saudi attempts to find a scapegoat for the disappearance is “profoundly alarming”. watch

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kaepernick continuing civil rights movement

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kaepernick continuing civil rights movement

10/17/18 07:51PM

Legendary NBA player and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells Ari Melber that “we will get past” the Trump era, by focusing on issues that Americans “hold common”. Abdul-Jabbar also comments on Colin Kaepernick, saying the issues he is calling attention to are the same that motivated the Civil Rights Movement. watch

Michael Cohen’s friend: I think he knows about collusion

Michael Cohen’s friend: I think he knows about collusion

10/17/18 07:50PM

Federal Prosecutors met with President Trump’s former lawyer again, adding to the 50 hours he has already spent with them. The President is now accusing Cohen of lying under oath when he said Trump directed him to pay Stormy Daniels. Friend of Michael Cohen, Donny Deutsch, tells Ari Melber that Trump is “frightened” and that he “would be shocked... watch

Author Alice Walker: Trump has 'inferiority complex', envied Obama

Author Alice Walker: Trump has 'inferiority complex', envied...

10/16/18 07:54PM

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker joins Ari Melber to discuss her new work confronting the Trump era head-on, a book of poetry that tackles race, police brutality and the immigration crisis. Walker also responds to hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar quoting her novel for the first time ever and discusses the truth they are both pursuing in... watch

Fmr. DNC Chair: Voter suppression 'a great stain on our democracy'

Fmr. DNC Chair: Voter suppression 'a great stain on our...

10/16/18 07:48PM

Critics are blasting GOP policies that they say suppress votes in top races. It appears to be a trend that could disparately impact minorities who largely vote Democratic. Mother Jones’ Ari Berman joins “The Beat” along with former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile. watch

Watch Ralph Nader’s zany appearance with two rap DJs

Watch Ralph Nader’s zany appearance with two rap DJs

10/15/18 07:51PM

Political activist Ralph Nader joins Radio legends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia for a special “fallback” edition. Nader puts “The New York Times” on blast for printing “more war criminals” than “major peace advocates” in their op-ed section and Armstrong slams incoming Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon, for his attempts at EDM DJ-ing. watch

Liberal shock: Ralph Nader touts Bloomberg 2020

Liberal shock: Ralph Nader touts Bloomberg 2020

10/15/18 07:49PM

Political activist and Green Party Presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, who is known for being tough on Democrats tells Ari Melber it would be good for Mike Bloomberg to run against Trump as a Democrat in 2020, saying “Wall Street is his weakness” but that “he could shake up the Democratic Party”. Nader also slams Democratic National Committee... watch

Presidential historian: Trump doesn't learn from the past

Presidential historian: Trump doesn't learn from the past

10/15/18 07:47PM

Renowned Presidential historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, joins Ari Melber to discuss the key strengths of past Presidents and how their leadership differs from President Trump. Goodwin notes that Trump sees the ability to admit being wrong as “a weakness when it’s absolutely a strength”. watch

'Am I a baby?’: Ari Melber and Katy Tur on Trump’s deepest wound

'Am I a baby?’: Ari Melber and Katy Tur on Trump’s deepest wound

10/15/18 07:46PM

President Trump declared that he’s “not a baby” twice in a new interview. Ari Melber and Katy Tur examine the several occasions in which Trump has used the term “baby” as an insult and why it seems to “resonate” particularly with him. Katy Tur notes that Trump has a “revulsion to looking weak”. watch

Watch Method Man call out Boehner, Shkreli and defend Wiz Khalifa

Watch Method Man call out Boehner, Shkreli and defend Wiz Khalifa

10/12/18 07:34PM

Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man talks to Ari Melber about why pot makes musicians more creative, how some police officers follow their own “no snitching” code, why people were wrong to criticize Wiz Khalifa’s parenting, and what he likes about the 90s rap references on The Beat. watch

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About The Beat With Ari Melber

 Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber provides in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest news stories.