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 2019-01-17 00:42 

MSNBC

Rep. Clyburn on shutdown: Our constituents are feeling it...

According to the Wall Street Journal some of President Trump's aides wanted to use the State of the Union as a way "to castigate lawmakers over the shutdown and press his case for $5.7 billion in wall funding." On Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi put...

 2019-01-17 00:39 

CNN

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In a 'funk' as 2020 decision looms, Beto O'Rourke hits the road...

Beto O'Rourke is on the road -- but he doesn't seem to know where it's leading....

 2019-01-17 00:32 

CNN

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This may be the only way the shutdown ends...

The government shutdown is nearing the month mark -- today was day 26 -- and there continues to be zero optimism the showdown will resolve itself any time soon....

 2019-01-17 00:30 

MSNBC

WaPo: US has no detailed record of Trump's meetings with Putin...

The Washington Post pointed out that as a result of Trump's unprecedented secrecy, "The United States has no detailed record of President Trump's five face-to-face interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the past two years... R...

 2019-01-17 00:30 

Daily Kos

Anti-vax movement makes 2019 list of top global health threats, but that's not the whole story...

A dangerous and illogical movement inspired by fear mongering and long-debunked junk science has a new and terrifying achievement to celebrate in 2019: The World Health Organization has placed "Vaccine Hesitancy" on its annual list of top global h...

 2019-01-17 00:26 

Talking Points Memo

GOP Rep. Says He Was 'Unaware' Of Holocaust Denier Chuck Johnson's 'Previous Associations'...

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) confirmed to TPM Wednesday that he'd had "a discussion" with Holocaust denier and right-wing troll Chuck C.......

 2019-01-17 00:16 

CNN

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Efforts to censure Steve King won't get a vote in the House at this time...

Two resolutions in the House to censure GOP Rep. Steve King over racist comments have been referred to the House ethics committee rather than getting a vote on the House floor Wednesday, despite pushback from some Democratic members....

 2019-01-17 00:15 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: The Shaky Road Ahead for the 2020 Census...

Plus a little-known but important Trump policy staffer, unfounded speculation of a Facebook conspiracy, and more...

 2019-01-17 00:15 

Washington Post

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills...

Legislators and activists will push this year to pass high-priority bills on abortion in statehouses across the United States...

 2019-01-17 00:12 

NY Times

Will We Ever See Mueller's Report on Trump? Maybe....

There is no guarantee a report on the findings of the special counsel's investigation will be made public. Here's what could determine the outcome....

 2019-01-17 00:11 

MSNBC

Senator Kaine slams GOP for 'enabling' Trump shutdown...

In a new interview with Ari Melber, Hillary Clinton's former running mate, Senator Tim Kaine blasts Republicans in Congress for "enabling" Trump and reveals he knew Trump was hiding details of meetings with Putin. Kaine also discusses Trump...

 2019-01-17 00:10 

MSNBC

Watergate Lawyer: Mueller's Trump probe 'more serious' than Nixon...

Trump's White House is reportedly bracing for an onslaught of investigations as lawyers work to prepare for the threats of Mueller's report and the House investigations. Watergate lawyer, David Dorsen, tells Ari Melber that the probe into the Trum...

 2019-01-17 00:09 

MSNBC

Rep. Jeffries: 'Missing' McConnell acts like Trump 'subsidiary'...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi plays hardball, telling Trump his State of the Union address must be rescheduled due to the Government shutdown, citing concerns over Capitol Hill security. The shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history, has severely impacted......

 2019-01-17 00:08 

Talking Points Memo

Was That Wrong?...

GOP Rep says he was unaware of holocaust denier's "previous associations" when they discussed eugenics today in the halls of......

 2019-01-17 00:06 

Washington Post

White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks...

The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as "abhorrent"...

 2019-01-17 00:06 

Washington Post

On Day One, Kirsten Gillibrand faces the 'likable' question...

The New York senator and new presidential candidate starts to define herself: as a fighter and a mom, among other things...

 2019-01-17 00:05 

The Atlantic

Millennials Stare Into the Void, and Gillette Stares Back...

Can marketers rebrand capitalism for young Americans?...

 2019-01-17 00:00 

Slate Magazine

The Boys Are Watching...

The Kids is Slate's science-based parenting column, assessing the latest research around children's health, development, and well-being....

 2019-01-17 00:00 

Daily Kos

Acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler has delivered almost everything a coal baron could want...

How diminished is the coal industry? Consider that formerly ubiquitous retailer Sears has closed more than 3,000 stores. It is in bankruptcy. It may, in fact, be on the verge of disappearing completely. And yet Sears still employees more than 89,000 peopl...

 2019-01-16 23:59 

NBC

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How the shutdown is jeopardizing housing for rural Americans...

The USDA's closure is hurting homeowners, landlords and tenants in rural areas. But they say the agency has provided little information....

 2019-01-16 23:54 

Washington Post

Trump could announce a second summit with North Korean leader within days...

The president is expected to receive Kim Jong Un's envoy at the White House on Friday; an announcement could quickly follow....

 2019-01-16 23:50 

Vox

The White House met with House Democrats about the shutdown. Nancy Pelosi wasn't invited....

Why the Problem Solvers meeting with Trump may not actually solve the problem of the shutdown....

 2019-01-16 23:36 

CNN

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Ocasio-Cortez to train fellow members of Congress on Twitter...

Freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who frequently captures national attention with her social media posts, will be giving her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives a little lesson: how to use Twitter in a more effective way...

 2019-01-16 23:36 

Slate Magazine

A '90s-Style Government Shutdown (Part 1)...

Listen to Whistlestop via Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play , or wherever you get your podcasts....

 2019-01-16 23:30 

Daily Kos

Why it is absolutely vital that Donald Trump's translator testify before Congress...

Starting with the very first time they met—assuming it really was the first time they met—Donald Trump has visited with Vladimir Putin with no one else present. That very first meeting didn't even include an American translator. And, as th...

 2019-01-16 23:27 

CNN

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Effort to ease Russian sanctions boosted by former Louisiana senator...

Former Republican Sen. David Vitter is lobbying on behalf of companies linked to a Russian oligarch with ties to President Vladimir Putin, aligning himself with Trump administration efforts to ease sanctions on his clients, according to documents filed wi...

 2019-01-16 23:24 

CBS News

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan focuses on national politics during inaugural address...

Hogan, a Republican who is of the most popular governors in the country, was re-elected in November...

 2019-01-16 23:23 

Slate Magazine

Social Media's Weird Future...

Listen to If Then by clicking the arrow on the audio player below, or get the show via Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , or Google Play ....

 2019-01-16 23:15 

Splinter

AOC's Gonna Try to Teach the Dems How to Tweet...

If President Donald Trump is like your Facebook-loving boomer father who shares low-quality Minions memes and earnest copypastas calling on their friends to support the troops, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is your witty, curated millennial cousi...

 2019-01-16 23:12 

Media Matters

Fox News is now just calling random pedestrians a migrant caravan...

BRIAN KILMEADE (GUEST HOST): I understand that the Mexicans have fortified the border, they are ready for this, and those on the northern portions of Mexico are steeling themselves for more problems. So, what is Mexico going to do different this time, Ste...

 2019-01-16 23:10 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Date of the Union...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked that President Donald Trump postpone his State of the Union address until the government is reopened....

 2019-01-16 23:09 

Slate Magazine

The Angle: Almost Five Weeks of This Edition...

It is Day 26: As we likely enter the government shutdown's fifth week, Nathaniel Frank and Evan Wolfson highlight ways Democrats can use this as an opportunity to "bolster the promising, if disparate, elements of the resistance"—using pl...

 2019-01-16 23:08 

Talking Points Memo

Trump's Companies Boosted Foreign Worker Visas To 10-Year High In 2018...

President Trump may have ratcheted up his anti-immigration efforts in recent months, but his family companies appear to be using......

 2019-01-16 23:04 

The Daily Beast

Atlanta Man Was Headed to White House to 'Blow a Hole' in It: Feds...

Hasher Jallal Taheb was arrested just a day before feds say he planned to attack D.C. monuments and a synagogue with grenades and rockets....

 2019-01-16 23:02 

MSNBC

ICYMI: Arizona buys back state capitol, misses big opportunity for realtor show...

On the latest episode of Capitol Gains, Governor Doug Doocey's looking for an open concept state capitol with 123,000 square feet and plenty of space for political parties on a budget of $1 billion....

 2019-01-16 23:00 

Daily Kos

Republicans rebuke Steve King's racism, but he's 'on the margins' compared to Trump...

Iowa Rep. Steve King has been making racist comments for years , so why are his fellow Republicans suddenly getting semi-serious about condemning him? They've stripped him of committee assignments and are getting ready to try to take him out in his ne...

 2019-01-16 22:58 

Vox

Federal workers are now guaranteed backpay after the shutdown is over...
 2019-01-16 22:58 

Vox

Federal employees are now guaranteed back pay after the shutdown is over...

Roughly 800,000 federal workers missed their first paycheck last Friday....

 2019-01-16 22:58 

Talking Points Memo

Vanguard Group Founder John Bogle Dies At Age 89...

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — Vanguard Group founder and investing pioneer John C. Bogle has died at age 89, according......

 2019-01-16 22:57 

MSNBC

Broken politics, broken government?...

The MTP Daily panel discusses our increasingly divided politics during the government shutdown....

 2019-01-16 22:55 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Democrats like Pelosi's State of the Union move. Could Trump?...

Telling President Donald Trump he's not welcome to give the State of the Union could carry risk for House Democrats....

 2019-01-16 22:55 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Man in Georgia wanted to attack the White House, federal officials say...

Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested in connection with a plot to attack the White House and other federal buildings, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said Wednesday....

 2019-01-16 22:53 

MSNBC

How can furloughed staffers be called back if there's no one to call them?...

Tonight, Chuck is obsessed with the creative ways government workers can be asked to return to work if they can't check their email and no one's in the office to call them....

 2019-01-16 22:50 

CBS News

IRS will waive penalties for some Americans who underpaid taxes...

The agency is going easier on taxpayers this season, as some people who got refunds in prior years might find out they owe...

 2019-01-16 22:49 

Mother Jones

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Get Federal Contract Workers Back Pay...

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would provide back pay to federal contractors who are losing wages during the federal shutdown. The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act would apply to all furloughed or laid-of...

 2019-01-16 22:49 

MSNBC

Himes: Shutting down government can't be used as 'tool to accomplish' policy ends...

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) talks to Chuck about the conditions required to get Democrats to the negotiating table....

 2019-01-16 22:47 

Slate Magazine

This Will Be a Weird Year for the March for Life...

The 46 th annual March for Life will take place Friday at the National Mall, where organizers say they expect 100,000 people to gather on behalf of the rights of the "pre-born." Organizers say the rally will take place even if the government shutd...

 2019-01-16 22:45 

MSNBC

Himes on shutdown: 'You can't negotiate in a hostage situation'...

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) joins MTP Daily to discuss the ongoing government shutdown and what steps House Democrats may take in investigating Trump's possible ties to Russia....

 2019-01-16 22:43 

NY Times

Sanders Meets With Former Staff Members, Seeking to Quell Anxiety Over Sexism...

The Vermont senator, still weighing a 2020 presidential run, was responding to complaints of discrimination and mistreatment of women in his 2016 campaign....

 2019-01-16 22:43 

Washington Post

House Democratic leaders plan to bottle up censure vote on Rep. Steve King...

Top Democrats think censure of King's racial remarks might set a dangerous precedent for policing members' speech and plan to refer the measure to the House Ethics Committee....

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