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NBC News correspondent Luke Russert brings you what you need to know about the week in politics on The Briefing, one of MSNBC's online-only shows.  Catch up on past episodes here.

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The course of the GOP campaign trail

The course of the GOP campaign trail

02/12/16 10:41AM

Luke Russert talks with MSNBC political embeds Jordan Frasier, Kailani Koenig and Vaughn Hillyard about a variety of topics, ranging from George W. Bush getting on the campaigning trail with Jeb, Kasich's campaign plan in South Carolina and the battle between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. watch

The saga of congressional gridlock

The saga of congressional gridlock

02/12/16 10:33AM

Luke Russert talks with Politico's Seung Min Kim about the efforts of the Democrats and Republicans to put through legislation while trying to avoid the seemingly inevitable gridlock. watch

Should election primaries still exist?

Should election primaries still exist?

02/12/16 10:23AM

Luke Russert talks with Joshua Spivak, Senior Fellow at the Carey Institute of Government, about the idea of primaries and whether they are helping or hurting the election system. watch

Inside Paul Ryan’s media plan

Inside Paul Ryan’s media plan

01/15/16 10:24AM

Brendan Buck, Chief Communications Advisor for the Speaker of the House, makes remarks on media strategy for Speaker Paul Ryan after his ascension to the speaker role at the Republican congressional retreat in Baltimore, Maryland. watch

The Briefing

The Briefing

01/15/16 09:30AM

Luke Russert sits down with lawmakers and reporters at the House Republican Retreat and on Capitol Hill following Tuesday's state of the Union. watch

South Carolina proving to be a toss-up caucus

South Carolina proving to be a toss-up caucus

01/08/16 10:34AM

No presidential candidate in modern history has earned the nomination without winning either Iowa or New Hampshire. But there's another contest on the horizon, one that could be a tossup now that its native son Lindsey Graham is no longer in the running: South Carolina. NBC News campaign embed Alex Jaffe joins The Briefing from the Palmetto... watch

‘Boot-gate’ gives Rubio unexpected attention

‘Boot-gate’ gives Rubio unexpected attention

01/08/16 10:17AM

This week the 2016 election took a turn for the worse as presidential candidates were judged by their fashion faux pas, most notably Florida Senator Marco Rubio. It started with a Twitter post showing Rubio wearing a high-heeled black boot. New York Times fashion reporter Vanessa Friedman joins The Briefing with more on the public’s response. watch

Infighting grows among GOP candidates

Infighting grows among GOP candidates

01/08/16 10:01AM

Just weeks away from the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses, Donald Trump is gliding through the polls as the other Republican presidential candidates continue their infighting. NBC’s Mark Murray, Carrie Dann, and Leigh Ann Caldwell discuss the attacks faced by candidates like Marco Rubio and Chris Christie, and what it means for Republicans for... watch

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