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 2017-10-22 22:29 

Washington Post

Term limits, public financing, Trump effect propel candidates in Montgomery ... +

So far, 20 people are seeking the Democratic nomination for four at-large council seats in Marylands largest jurisdiction....

 2017-10-22 22:21 

Washington Post

Trump joins House GOP call to rally support for Senate budget bill ... +

Republican leaders are eager to pass a budget bill to expedite work on tax cuts....

 2017-10-22 21:55 

Washington Post

Congresswoman wants Kelly apology as spat with Trump endures... +

A Florida congresswoman is asking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Donald Trumps handling of condolences to a military family....

 2017-10-22 21:01 

Daily Kos

It is time to claim our human rights... +

In my mind’s eye, I can see the last legitimate president dealing with Harvey Weinstein and other men of his ilk. In my imagination, I can see him briskly approaching the podium, his stone-faced sober mien hiding the anger that is just beneath. His daugh...

 2017-10-22 20:57 


[ Politics ]

Tillerson: Time for Iranian-backed militias to leave Iraq... +

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, anticipating an end to the fight against ISIS, said Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias to exit the war-torn nation of Iraq....

 2017-10-22 20:56 


Fussell: "Every day is calculated risk"...... +

A deadly ambush of four U.S. troops in Niger (as well as Nigerien soldiers) has renewed scrutiny of the American military presence in Africa. Former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell explains why these missions can be so dangerous....

 2017-10-22 20:44 


$32 O'Reilly settlement raises eyebrows...... +

Bill O'Reilly has faced numerous sexual harassment allegations, and he may have settled a $32 million case just before signing a new contract with Fox, according to an NYT report. Paul Farhi explains this development....

 2017-10-22 20:39 


Obama is back! And apparently addressing...... +

Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush seemed to critique Donald Trump and the impact of his presidency in recent speeches. Joy Reid and her panel discuss....

 2017-10-22 20:30 


Retirement savings in jeopardy with new...... +

Some Republicans may be considering a limit on contributions to retirement accounts in order to pay for tax cuts. Could this target the people who supported candidate Trump? CNBC's Ron Insana breaks it down....

 2017-10-22 20:18 


Shenon: JFK archives could show how much...... +

50 years after the assassination of President Kennedy - the disbelief, analysis, and conspiracies - we may learn a little better what happened in November of 1963. Philip Shenon gives us a preview....

 2017-10-22 20:16 


Trump federal judge nominee called a...... +

Donald Trump's federal judge nominee Thomas Farr defended the defeated, controversial North Carolina voter ID law, but Ari Berman of The Nation tells Joy Reid he may soon hear similar cases if confirmed....

 2017-10-22 20:09 

Media Matters

Cable news almost silent on neo-Nazis allegedly attempting to murder counterprotesters at Richard Spencer rally... +

Since white nationalist Richard Spencer's October 19 speech at the University of Florida, there has only been one mention across the three major cable news networks -- CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News -- thatthree of Spencer's supporters were charged with...

 2017-10-22 20:07 


Baker: Trump feud with congresswoman "is...... +

NYT's Peter Baker observes how an initial dispute between Pres. Trump and a congresswoman eventually devolved into an all-out feud. Then he remarks on Bush and Obama speaking up about Trump-era politics....

 2017-10-22 19:52 


Powerful men in media face claims of...... +

Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly and other powerful men in media are facing sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment claims as women increasingly speak out. Joy Reid and her panel discuss....

 2017-10-22 19:47 

Washington Post

Fidelity has staff meeting on sex harassment after 2 leave... +

The manager of Fidelity Investments stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firms policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said....

 2017-10-22 19:42 


Whipple on John Kelly: Trump "tarnishes"...... +

Chief of Staff John Kelly offered of vociferous defense of Pres. Trump in a recent press conference after criticism of how Trump handled a phone call with a grieving widow. Chris Whipple discusses....

 2017-10-22 19:32 

Media Matters

Of all the Sunday shows, only Dana Bash on CNN asked a GOP senator about changes to 401(k) contributions... +

CNN's Dana Bash was the only host of a Sunday morning political show to ask a Republican lawmaker or official about a potential tax reform provision that is reportedly being considered that would limit pre-tax 401(k) contributions. Such a move would l...

 2017-10-22 19:30 


Rep. Jeffries: Chief of Staff Kelly...... +

Fierce denunciations have been tossed around this week among the White House, a congresswoman, former presidents and Pres. Trump himself. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries sizes up these disputes with Alex....

 2017-10-22 19:14 


Trump insisted his Renoir is real, even...... +

Donald Trump has a painting that looks like a real Renoir, but is definitely a fake, according to experts and journalist Tim O'Brien, who tells Joy Reid that Trump personally insisted on its authenticity to him....

 2017-10-22 19:11 


Yemeni journalist invited to receive free press award denied U.S. visa... +

A Yemeni journalist invited to the United States to receive a free press award was denied a visa, according to theNew York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Afrah Nasser, the founder and editor-in-chief of Sana'a Review, was planning on at...

 2017-10-22 19:11 


Barro: Trump focused on salacious dossier...... +

Amid ardent dismissals of a potentially incriminating (but unproven) dossier, Pres. Trump has decided to fund out of his own pocket a fraction of the legal costs for aides involved in the Russia probe....

 2017-10-22 19:01 

Daily Kos

Want to increase black turnout? Make the fight for voting rights a core campaign issue... +

If Democrats want to win elections—which is how we’ll be able to make positive changes and make America a more just place—we need to connect the dots. Two articles came out this week about black voters. One looked back to voter suppression in 2016, while ...

 2017-10-22 18:54 


Rep. Garamendi asks: What are we doing in...... +

A brewing feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman has inadvertently caused many to reevaluate the American military presence in Africa. Rep. John Garamendi discusses....

 2017-10-22 18:42 


When Gen. Kelly 'lied on me, he lied to'...... +

Rep. Frederica Wilson responds to Gen. Kelly on AM JOY, after the White House chief of staff defended Donald Trump's call to the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, calling her an 'empty barrel.'...

 2017-10-22 18:39 

Crooks and Liars

Sen. Graham Attacks Rep.Wilson: 'I Would Not Have Politicized This Like Congresswoman Wilson'... +

After Meet The Press host Chuck Todd asked about the grieving widow that Trump offended, Sen. Lindsey Graham misrepresented the media's question to Trump about the four soldiers killed in Niger before attacking Rep. Frederica Wilson character. Earlier...

 2017-10-22 18:38 


[ Politics ]

Graham to Trump: 'Go after Russia'... +

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called on President Donald Trump to ...

 2017-10-22 18:31 


Czech President holds up machine gun marked 'for journalists' during press conference... +

The President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, crudely insulted reporters by showing off a replica AK-47 with the inscription "for journalists" — less than a week after an investigative journalist in Malta was killed by a car bomb. Zeman ...

 2017-10-22 18:25 


[ Politics ]

Trump says he hasn't been asked to do Mueller interview... +

President Donald Trump says he hasn't been asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the probe into Russian interference in last year's election and allegations of collusion by Trump associates....

 2017-10-22 18:24 

Talking Points Memo

Hillary Clinton To Campaign For NJ Democrat In Governor Race... +

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Hillary Clinton is set to campaign for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy days after......

 2017-10-22 18:23 


[ Politics ]

McConnell: Trump 'getting a lot more done' than he credits us for... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on CNN's ...

 2017-10-22 18:14 


Nancy Pelosi: 'President is the Deflector...... +

Madam Leader Nancy Pelosi discusses Gen. Kelly's sharp statements about Rep. Frederica Wilson, and Donald Trump, who she tells Joy Reid might be distracting Americans from the GOP tax plan....

 2017-10-22 18:03 

Crooks and Liars

Rep. Wilson Speaks Out: 'Gen. Kelly Was A Puppet Of The President'... +

We've heard a lot from Donald Trump and his toadies about Rep. Frederica Wilson, but we haven't really heard much from her. She has chosen not to climb down into the mudpit and wrestle with the slime there. Good for her. But she did speak to Joy A...

 2017-10-22 17:43 


[ Politics ]

Rep. Frederica Wilson hits back at Trump: Niger is his Benghazi... +

After President Donald Trump repeatedly referred to her as a ...

 2017-10-22 17:08 

Talking Points Memo

What's Apple Up To?... +

Apple is in the process of introducing a series of features (or perhaps better to say, restrictions) to its Safari......

 2017-10-22 17:07 

Crooks and Liars

'He Won, I Lost': Sen. Lindsey Graham Becomes A Trump Apologist... +

Now that Sen. Lindsey Graham has morphed into a Trump apologist he spent some time defending him against John McCain's anti-white nationalism speech , telling Chuck Todd it was really targeted at Steve Bannon. After Meet the Press host Chuck Todd play...

 2017-10-22 17:06 

Media Matters

On Meet the Press, four senators tell their stories of sexual harassment... +

CHUCK TODD (HOST): The Harvey Weinstein story brought has to light the ugliness, the humiliation, and perhaps most of all the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault. Many of us, men mostly, we're not aware or chose not to be aware of how common t...

 2017-10-22 17:06 

Media Matters

Baltimore Sun 's David Zurawik highlights how the Murdoch sons kept O'Reilly despite $32 million sexual harassment settlement... +

DAVID ZURAWIK: This speaks to the larger question of Fox News. When Roger Ailes was fired, I wrote a piece saying, look, this doesn't change Fox News. Twenty years of a culture that Roger Ailes established and that continued takes more than firing jus...

 2017-10-22 17:01 

Daily Kos

We now know that America is truly a racist nation... +

We now know that America is truly a racist nation. The question is: What can we do about it? It really can’t be denied anymore that America is rife with racism, even though there are a great many people deeply invested in the argument that all of Americ...

 2017-10-22 17:00 

Crooks and Liars

Trump Golfs While Five Ex-Presidents Attend Hurricane Relief Concert... +

As Dean Obeidallah discussed yesterday , our p*ssy-grabber-in-chief was too busy golfing to attend the funeral of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four American servicemen recently killed in Niger, whose family Trump has been feuding with all week. Sadly...

 2017-10-22 16:38 

Crooks and Liars

'You Have A Moral Duty': Reporter Goes On Fox And Rips Them For Signing O'Reilly After $32 Million Lawsuit... +

In an appearance on Fox News, Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni called out the network for renewing a contract with disgraced host Bill O'Reilly even though executives were aware he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit that was reportedly worth...

 2017-10-22 16:34 


[ Politics ]

Meet the Press - October 22, 2017... +

Sen. Graham, Sen. Schumer, Robert Costa, Tom Friedman, Helene Cooper, Danielle Pletka, Sen. Warren, Sen. Hirono, Sen. McCaskill, Sen. Heitkamp...

 2017-10-22 16:33 

The Atlantic

Two Wounded Warriors... +

Senator John McCain and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered starkly different visions of serviceand of America....

 2017-10-22 16:28 


[ Politics ]

Indonesian military chief denied entry to the US... +

The chief of Indonesia's military was denied entry to the United States on Saturday, despite having an invitation from US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....

 2017-10-22 16:10 


[ Politics ]

trump schumer budget... +

President Donald Trump dismissed Democratic leaders' assertions that the Republican tax reform proposal will hurt the middle class as ...

 2017-10-22 16:07 

Talking Points Memo

White House: Trump Plans To Help Pay Aides' Legal Costs For Russia Probes... +

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the......

 2017-10-22 16:05 

Media Matters

Fox's media correspondent calls new report detailing O'Reilly's pattern of sexual harassment "a significantsetback for Fox"... +

HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): I just want to say, 21st Century Fox has been trying to move on from this mess, hiring a bunch of new female executives and on-air hosts, among other steps. But this is a significant setback for Fox. It is. No question about it. It...

 2017-10-22 16:03 

Crooks and Liars

White House Reporter Rips Trump: 'Put On Your Big Boy Pants, For Heaven's Sake!'... +

Playboy's White House reporter Brian Karem is arguably one of the best and hardest-hitting reporters out there when it comes to this White House. He simply will not accept Sarah Huckabee Sanders' ridiculous lies, nor is he cowed by the idea of a f...

 2017-10-22 15:57 


[ Politics ]

Why Trump's visit to Capitol Hill could get tense... +

Here's this week's ...

 2017-10-22 15:55 

Media Matters

Meet the Press guest says calling out sexual harassment is part of a "war on men"... +

CHUCK TODD (HOST): You heard from those senators, and I believe it was Sen. [Heidi] Heitkamp [D-ND] who said it needs to be cultural change? Are we in a culture-- is this a major moment in our culture, Danielle? DANIELLE PLETKA: No. I have no doubt that s...

 2017-10-22 15:51 


Virginia Tech is letting a neo-Nazi teach English composition... +

A graduate student and teaching instructor at Virginia Tech has been discovered to be an avowed white supremacist, but university officials have yet to take any action to dismiss him. Mark Neuhoff, who teaches English composition at the university part-ti...

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