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 2017-02-26 20:50 

Talking Points Memo

It's All So Confusing (The Michael Cohen File)... +

I noted yesterday that President Trump...

 2017-02-26 20:34 

Talking Points Memo

Marco Rubio Complains That People 'Heckle And Scream' At Town Halls... +

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Sunday that he decided not to hold town halls during the congressional recess because people "heckle and scream."...

 2017-02-26 20:21 

Media Matters

On CNN, Journalists Provide Historical Context For Critcism Of Trump's Attacks On The Media... +

On the February 26 edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources, journalists warned about the parallels between attacks on the free press from President Donald Trump and his administration and similar strategies used by President Richard Nixon and authoritarian regi...

 2017-02-26 20:18 

MSNBC

Should special prosecutor investigate...... +

Former FBI double-agent and MSNBC legal correspondent Ari Melber discuss whether a special prosecutor is needed to investigate Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election....

 2017-02-26 20:08 

Talking Points Memo

DWI Suspected In Crash That Hurt 28 At New Orleans Parade... +

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Authorities on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated....

 2017-02-26 20:01 

NY Times

Jim Mattis Faces First Big Test: Producing Options to Fight ISIS... +

President Trump has said the U.S. should ally with Russia to combat militants in Syria, but Mr. Mattis has said he doesnt see Russia as trustworthy....

 2017-02-26 20:00 

The Daily Beast

Civilian Casualties Rise as Troops Storm Mosul... +

At least 30 Iraqi troops and 200 civilians have been killed or injured in the past three days, according to the AP....

 2017-02-26 20:00 

Daily Kos

Sean Spicer searching his staff's personal phones in attempt to find White House leakers... +

The White House is in full meltdown mode over the leaks of unflattering information about Donald Trump coming from inside their own building. Now we learn White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is searching his staff's personal phones in an attempt to fi...

 2017-02-26 19:58 

ThinkProgress

Dozens of headstones damaged and overturned at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia... +
 2017-02-26 19:51 

Talking Points Memo

Joseph Wapner, Who Presided Over 'The People's Court' On TV, Dies... +

LOS ANGELES (AP) Joseph Wapner, who presided over "The People...

 2017-02-26 19:38 

The Daily Beast

NYT Boss: Trump ‘Drives Subscriptions’... +

Trump is the best thing to happen to the Times subscription strategy....

 2017-02-26 19:30 

ThinkProgress

Egyptian-born, French Holocaust scholar detained and threatened with deportation... +
 2017-02-26 19:20 

Daily Kos

Subversive: How the Black Panthers fed kids for free and set a model for the government... +

Last week, I wrote a story about how Republicans in Congress are trying to reform the free breakfast program in schools. This is not new. Republicans have been trying for quite some time to cut this and other similar programs like free lunch, citing conce...

 2017-02-26 19:16 

Talking Points Memo

The Great Disinhibition Continues... +

It happened again. Dozens of graves desecrated at Jewish cemetery near Philly....

 2017-02-26 19:05 

Talking Points Memo

Dozens Of Headstones Broken, Overturned At Jewish Cemetery In PA... +

Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Pennsylvania were broken and overturned in what Philadelphia police called an act of vandalism....

 2017-02-26 18:58 

Mother Jones

Here's What an "Empowered" Border Agency Looks Like... +
 2017-02-26 18:50 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Christie on White House talking to FBI: 'perception matters'... +

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Democrats are overreaching in asking for a special investigation into reported contacts between President Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russians known to US intelligence, but the FBI and the White House h...

 2017-02-26 18:44 

MSNBC

Whats driving the 'Cal-exit'?... +

Founder and President of the Yes California Independence Campaign, Louis Marinelli discusses the fringe movement in California that is pushing forward with a plan to have the state leave the United States and become a country....

 2017-02-26 18:35 

MSNBC

What has Trump done so far and how can he...... +

Publisher of the History News Network and an Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, Richard Shenkman reflects on the presidents first month in office and discusses what he hopes to hear during Trumps speech to Congress on Tuesday....

 2017-02-26 18:32 

Media Matters

NBC's Chuck Todd: "Whenever A Story Breaks" On Trump's Ties To Russia, "Press Bashing ... Seems To Escalate"... +

CHUCK TODD (HOST): One issue that doesn't seem to hurt the president right now, at least in the eyes of his supporters, are the reported ties he and his aides may or may not have with Russia. And whenever stories break on that subject, press bashing, whic...

 2017-02-26 18:32 

Media Matters

Fox’s Carlson: Trump “Is Probably Right To Be Mad” About Media Coverage Of His Presidency... +

HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): At CPAC, President Trump really went after the media on Friday, and he talked about anonymous sources and that he thinks they’re made up and that they shouldn't be allowed. And of course, anonymous sources are overused in my opinion, ...

 2017-02-26 18:30 

Talking Points Memo

Politico: Spicer Cracks Down On Leaks, Puts Staff Through 'Phone Check'... +

White House press secretary Sean Spicer cracked down on leaks from his own office by telling staffers to hand over their phones for a "phone check" during a meeting which itself was then leaked to the media, according to a Sunday report by Politic...

 2017-02-26 18:23 

Crooks and Liars

Governor Kasich Wants To Prevent Millions From Losing Healthcare ... +

We all knew that Ohio Governor John Kasich was likely the most reasonable of the presidential candidates in the original GOP clown car and his words today would support that notion. He expanded Medicaid in his state, contrary to so many other GOP governor...

 2017-02-26 18:19 

MSNBC

Problems linger inside White House... +

President and CEO of Meridian International Center and former Ambassador to the U.N. for Special Political Affairs, Stuart Holliday talks about Trumps administration and the investigation into Russias election hacking....

 2017-02-26 18:02 

The Daily Beast

RIP Bill Paxton: A Man of Many Faces Who Brought Humanity to All He Touched... +

The star of Aliens, Weird Science, Titanic, and a slew of other celebrated movies passed away on Saturday. But his legacy will live on. ...

 2017-02-26 18:00 

Daily Kos

Healing the great American divide one painful fracture at a time... +

One of America’s greatest remaining challenges is the specter of violent crime. Current White House resident Donald Trump has promised to “eliminate all crime,” arguing that it is the worst it’s been in 45 years (which it isn’t), that black people can’t w...

 2017-02-26 18:00 

The Atlantic

What to Expect at the 2017 Oscars... +

The Atlantic will be following along live for what should be a La La Land-filled evening....

 2017-02-26 17:42 

ThinkProgress

Misleading NY Times Oscars ad mashes up real and fake news with climate denial... +
 2017-02-26 17:41 

Crooks and Liars

Chuck Todd Slams Sen. Cotton On ACA Repeal: 'Seems Like...That Can't Be Done Realistically'... +

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) tried to sound optimistic that the GOP would repeal and replace Obamacare after promising to do so on NBC's Meet The Press, but host Chuck Todd pressed him on it, saying, "It seems like you're selling something that can't be done...

 2017-02-26 17:35 

MSNBC

Trump calls for nuclear dominance... +

Associate Professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University Matthew Kroenig breaks down Trumps call for U.S. nuclear arsenals to be at the top of the pack....

 2017-02-26 17:24 

The Daily Beast

Report: Spicer Ordered Phone Checks for Staffers... +

To crack down on West Wing leaks....

 2017-02-26 17:21 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Bernie Sanders: Not 'impressed' with DNC election process... +

Bernie Sanders said on ...

 2017-02-26 17:18 

MSNBC

AK governor: Angry voters at town halls...... +

A leaked report shows the GOP's replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act would lead to millions losing coverage. Republican Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson joins to discuss....

 2017-02-26 17:15 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Tom Perez: Need to investigate whether presidential election was 'rigged'... +

New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is joining calls for an independent investigation into reported contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russians known to US intelligence....

 2017-02-26 17:06 

MSNBC

Should special prosecutors stay out of...... +

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters and The Hills Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack discuss Chris Christie not wanting a special prosecutor to look into the relationship between Trump and Russia....

 2017-02-26 17:00 

Media Matters

On AM Joy, Eric Boehlert: Press Should Not "Have Laughs And Drinks" With Trump At Correspondents' Dinner As He's "Trying To Destroy The Free Press"... +

JONATHAN CAPEHART (HOST): Before we go, I have to ask you all, the president let it be known he will not be going to "nerd prom" this year, that is the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Associatio...

 2017-02-26 16:46 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Meet The Press 02-26-17... +

Sen. Tom Cotton, Tom Perez, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Eliana Johnson, Gerald Seib, Ramesh Ponnuru, Helene Cooper...

 2017-02-26 16:40 

Talking Points Memo

Family Representative Says Actor Bill Paxton Has Died... +

LOS ANGELES (AP) A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery....

 2017-02-26 16:40 

Daily Kos

The resistance is real, even in the red state of Texas... +

Donald Trump presents a silver lining that may be the panacea for a red state like Texas—and other red states, as well. In an odd kind of way, Trump just may be the catalyst the progressive movement needed. President Obama emerged at a time when the Amer...

 2017-02-26 16:34 

Talking Points Memo

Report Warns Of State Funding Fallout From Healthcare Law Repeal... +

WASHINGTON (AP) A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance ...

 2017-02-26 16:33 

MSNBC

Politics at the Academy Awards... +

Jonathan Capehart leads a lively discussion of what types of political takedowns we can expect from the Oscars stage, in addition to the ongoing issue of diversity in Hollywood....

 2017-02-26 16:25 

Crooks and Liars

Rick Santorum Claims 'Millions Of Americans' With Pre-existing Conditions Are Stealing Health Care... +

CNN contributor Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that it was a mistake to guarantee health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions because "millions" of them were scamming insurance companies. During a panel discussion about health care re...

 2017-02-26 16:24 

Crooks and Liars

Chris Wallace Corners Lewandowski: 'How Many Jobs' Has Trump's War On The Media Created?... +

Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out to Trump surrogate Corey Lewandowski on Sunday that attacking the media does not further the president's legislative agenda. "The reason we invited you one in the first place, I want to talk about the Trump agenda ...

 2017-02-26 16:22 

The Daily Beast

Trump Approval Rating at Historic Low... +

Just 44 percent approve of the presidents job performance, a historic low for a newly inaugurated commander in chief....

 2017-02-26 16:19 

Crooks and Liars

Father Of Slain SEAL Says Son Died For Trump To Make 'Grand Display': 'I Want An Investigation'... +

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during a mission that Donald Trump approved just a week into his administration blames the president for his son's death. William Owens told The Miami Herald that he refused to meet with Trump when the remains of son, Will...

 2017-02-26 16:17 

MSNBC

Trump tours African-American museum... +

Our panel discusses the irony of Donald Trump speaking highly of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, while seeking to create policies that do not address the needs of black voters....

 2017-02-26 16:14 

Talking Points Memo

WH Spox: 'I Would Imagine' Trump Would Support Probe Into Yemen Raid... +

A White House spokesperson said Sunday that President Donald Trump would likely "be supportive" of an investigation into a raid on an al-Qaida base in Yemen that resulted in the first U.S. military combat casualty since he took office....

 2017-02-26 16:14 

Crooks and Liars

Trump Spox Can't Guarantee ACA Replacement Won't Kick Millions Off Their Healthcare... +

Trump Deputy White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an appearance on ABC's This Week this Sunday, and continually punted when asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether or not their Obamacare replacement plan (which they keep insisting will...

 2017-02-26 16:11 

ThinkProgress

Chris Christie dismisses the need for a special prosecutor to investigate Trumps ties to Russia... +
 2017-02-26 16:10 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Christie on lawmakers avoiding town halls: Go do your job... +

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents. ...

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