Chris Hayes

Washington Editor for The Nation, fellow at the New America Foundation.

Chris Hayes appears in the following:

Chris Hayes on Living Dangerously, and Politics

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chris Hayes, MSNBC host, talks about the Showtime docu-series "Years of Living Dangerously", which chronicles the real-life effects of climate change. In the first episode, Hayes talks to Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, who describes his change of heart on climate science. Note: This morning, Grimm turned himself in to the FBI on charges related to a Staten Island restaurant business. We'll discuss the Grimm news with Hayes, as well as other political news of the day.

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Guest Picks: Chris Hayes

Monday, June 17, 2013

MSNBC host Chris Hayes was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book Twilight of the Elites. He also told us about the film he thinks everyone should see...


Chris Hayes on Politics and Our Faith in Government

Friday, June 14, 2013

His book Twilight of the Elites looks at how the public's loss of trust in the federal government, corporate America, and the media has led to a crisis that threatens to engulf not just politics but our day-to-day lives.

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Christopher Hayes on the Election

Friday, November 02, 2012

Christopher Hayes, Editor at Large of The Nation and author of Twilight of the Elites, talks about what’s been going on on the campaign trail with the presidential election just days away.

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Guest Picks: Chris Hayes

Friday, July 13, 2012

MSNBC host Chris Hayes was on the Lopate Show to explain why Americans are more skeptical of our national institutions than ever. He also told us what his favorite comfort food is -- it sounds so good, it might be ours now, too!


Twilight of the Elites

Friday, July 13, 2012

Christopher Hayes argues that Americans have historically low levels of trust in their institutions—from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to corporate America and even Major League Baseball. In Twilight of the Elites he makes the case that the meritocracy are to blame for our current crisis. He describes how he thinks leaders have lost touch with the people they have been trusted to lead.

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Chris Hayes on Romney vs. Obama

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Christopher Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation and host of "Up w/ Chris Hayes on MSNBC," discusses the latest in politics, from the re-surfacing debt ceiling debate to the return of Jeremiah Wright as campaign issue, and the announcement that Americans Elect can't find a candidate.

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The Political Roundup

Monday, December 28, 2009

As the year winds down, our guests look back on 2009 in politics. Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation, and Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of the National Review and author of Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative ...

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The Week Ahead

Monday, December 28, 2009

Lawmakers are back home for the holidays, and will now be talking to their constituents about the landmark health care reform bill. Christopher Hayes of The Nation breaks down the latest political news. Plus, why Time Magazine chose Ben Bernanke as person of the year; human behavior mirrors the ant; ...

This Week's Agenda with Chris Hayes and Jill McGivering

Monday, December 21, 2009

We look ahead to the coming week with Chris Hayes, Washington editor for The Nation, and Jill McGivering, BBC's Asia editor.  On the agenda: this morning's Senate deal on health care reform; where U.S. and Pakistani relations are headed; when Guantánamo Bay might close; the end results of climate meetings in Copenhagen; and the president's coming vacation in his home state, Hawai'i.


This Week's Agenda with Chris Hayes and Rob Watson

Monday, August 17, 2009

On the agenda this week: The Takeaway talks about how President Obama may be backing away from absolutely requiring a public health care option, just before he and his family head off to a Martha's Vineyard getaway. We also talk about Senator Jim Webb (D-Va), just returned from a historic diplomatic trip to Myanmar, and Thursday's presidential election in Afghanistan. The Takeaway is joined by Chris Hayes, Washington editor for The Nation, and Rob Watson, diplomatic correspondent for our partners, the BBC.


This Week's Agenda

Monday, August 10, 2009

For this Monday's agenda segment, we talk about the news for the week ahead including NAFTA, health care, Pakistan and Secretary of State Clinton's visit to Africa. Joining The Takeaway for this agenda segment is The Nation Magazine’s Washington Editor Chris Hayes, and the BBC Asia Editor Jill McGivering.


This Week's Agenda

Monday, August 03, 2009

It's Monday and The Takeaway is handing out a road map to this week's top stories. The House of Representatives is out on August recess, but the Senate is still working on its plan for national health care reform. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Africa, visiting seven countries in eleven days. Our guides to this week's news are Martin Plaut, the Africa editor for the BBC, and Chris Hayes, Washington DC editor for The Nation and a fellow at the New America Foundation.

How do you try to bend people's arms and say you really have to come up to the mark on this, when you have the Chinese there saying 'we don't care what you do we're just going to invest and take your minerals' and the African leaders say 'whoopee!'
—The BBC's Martin Plaut on the struggle to enforce human rights in Africa


Stimulus package passes the House

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the stimulus bill with a vote of 244 to 188. Despite President Obama’s calls for bipartisan support, not one Republican voted for the bill. Chris Hayes, Washington Editor of The Nation, joins The Takeaway to hash over the bill, the votes and exactly how the dollars are allotted.

"It's still going to be Barack Obama's bill, it's still going to be a Democratic Congress. Your only hope is that it fails and you can then say 'I told you so.'"
— Chris Hayes, editor of The Nation on the partisan vote on the economic stimulus bill


The Takeaway's economic roundtable, part one

Friday, January 09, 2009

Today the unemployment numbers for December will be released. The projections are grim: economists expect unemployment rates to rise to a 15-year high of 7.0 percent. This is a reality that President-elect Obama did not sugarcoat yesterday when he addressed the nation and it’s economic forecast. In the first major speech since he won the election, Barack Obama acknowledged the unemployment crisis and stressed the urgency of passing a robust economic stimulus package. Joining us to discuss the ailing economy, the unemployment crisis, and Obama’s approach to both, is Kelly Evans, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Hayes, the Washington Editor of The Nation, and entrepreneur Jim Svetz.

Don't miss part two of our economic roundtable.

UPDATE 8:47 a.m. ET: Unemployment rose to 7.2 percent in December 2008. Listen to The Takeaway's coverage.

"The question is, is the power imbalance in this country so severe that it blocks the other people, the small business owners and the working people, from getting their way with the stimulus?"
— Christopher Hayes from The Nation on the plight of small business in this economy


Pragmatism: The post-partisan Obama

Friday, December 26, 2008

Does a pragmatic Barack Obama mean that he won't challenge the status quo and make real change? For a look the next year, we turn to Christopher Hayes, the Washington editor for The Nation and fellow at The New America Foundation.
"The permanent governing class and the establishment are a huge reason that we're in the mess we're in now."
— Christopher Hayes on the perils of pragmatism