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The 2017 electoral defeats Republicans...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:20am

Responsible parties examine defeats and try to learn from them; they don't pretend the losses never occurred.

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How the UN budget cuts impact the world

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:09am

United Nation's Ambassador Nikki Haley's announced that the US would be cutting its contribution to the international body in 2018. MSNBC's Ali Velshi explains the impact the reductions could have on the foreign nations that depend on the UN.

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The CFPB's mission statement gets a...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:44am

The point of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is no longer to protect consumers' financial interests.

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GOP Congressman calls for 'purge' of FBI

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:35am

GOP Rep. Francis Rooney calls for a 'purge' in the FBI and accuses some in the agency of being a part of the 'deep state.'

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Russian opposition leader calls for election boycott

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:19am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is calling for a boycott of next year's presidential election after he was barred from running because of a prior corruption conviction. NBC’s Lucy Kafanov has the latest.

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Capturing the essence of Donald J. Trump...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:12am

A coin that captures the essence of Trump - his narcissism, his disregard for traditions, his need for ostentatious celebrations of himself - in one disc.

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NY Atty. General steps up lawsuits against Trump admin.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:00am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed his 100th lawsuit against Donald Trump and the Trump administration, according to the New York Times. MSNBC legal analyst Nick Akerman explains Schneiderman's history with Trump and why his legal...

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Trump's latest tweetstorm targets FBI, Russia dossier

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 9:34am

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump targeted the FBI, calling it 'tainted.' The tweets come amid rumors that FBI director Andrew McCabe is considering retiring.

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Trump World keeps tweaking its...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 9:20am

As the investigation into the Russia scandal continues, Donald Trump's lawyers thought he'd be in the clear by Thanksgiving. Then New Year's. Now, it's Jan. 31.

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2017 saw return of the backlash in sports, politics

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 8:52am

The Nation's Dave Zirin discusses the intersection of sports and politics in 2017 and the backlash players have often felt after expressing their views.

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Trump to his wealthy customers: 'You all...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 8:40am

Before the vote on the Republican tax plan, Donald Trump assured Americans the policy wouldn't benefit the rich. Now he's quietly admitting that wasn't true.

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Trump spends holiday weekend intensifying...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 8:00am

Donald Trump's feud with the FBI has been escalating for months, but over the holiday weekend, the president took the conflict to a striking new level.

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Holiday Open Thread, 2017

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 8:00am

It's likely to be pretty quiet here at MaddowBlog today, so readers should expect a light-to-nonexistent posting schedule.

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Rep. Garamendi: "More than 80%" of tax cuts went to top 1%

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:53am

On the heels of the passage of the Republicans' tax reform legislation, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) disputes the merits of a bill projected to add around $1 trillion to the national debt. Garamendi describes how the reform could potentially hurt...

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Phang: Congressional Russia probe "a whole lot of political theatre"

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:48am

Katie Phang sizes up the House's Russia investigation after we're learning that Democrats had limited opportunity to participate in an interview of longtime Trump assistant Rhona Graff.

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Apuzzo: "This isn't the first time" Trump has made offensive comments about immigrants

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:40am

New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo discusses his paper's sourcing of comments attributed to the president that disparage immigrants and various ethnicities. Apuzzo then responds to barbs from the president's Twitter feed about FBI agents.

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Figliuzzi: "On dangerous ground" when a president attacks FBI agents

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:32am

Frank Figliuzzi is a former federal prosecutor. He speaks with Alex Witt about what broadsides from the president mean to agents inside the FBI. He then comments on why he believes this is related to heightened attention on the special counsel's...

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President Trump wishes military members Merry Christmas

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 9:26am

President Donald Trump spoke with military members over a video teleconference to wish them a Merry Christmas ahead of the holiday.

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