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 2018-01-22 15:25 

Talking Points Memo

Three Days In, Trump Blames Dems' 'Far Left Base' For Ongoing Gov't Shutdown...
 2018-01-22 15:23 

Mother Jones

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shares Her #MeToo Moments...

The #MeToo movement can add another powerful name among its supporters: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Speaking from the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, the 84-year-old justice, who pioneered legal work on women's rights and gender discr...

 2018-01-22 15:20 

MSNBC

Volunteers on a mission in Puerto Rico...

Iraq war veteran Jason Maddy continues to volunteer in Puerto Rico 4 months after hurricane Maria. He also launched his own nonprofit group called "Veteran Disaster Relief."...

 2018-01-22 15:19 

CNN

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Demanding more than a wall, White House driving a hard bargain...

A key reason why the White House has not agreed to a deal that would reopen the federal government is that West Wing officials are insisting on nearly all of their demands for clamping down on the nation's immigration system, sources inside the White ...

 2018-01-22 15:18 

MSNBC

Ghosh: Pence brings American political chaos abroad...

Vice President Pence is slamming Democrats for the for the Government shutdown from his trip to the Middle East. Foreign Affairs specialist Bobby Ghosh weighs in on the Vice President's decision to talk politics and the shutdown while in Jordan....

 2018-01-22 15:18 

MSNBC

Trump Monday tweets pin blame on Dems...

Steve Schmidt, Ruth Marcus and Stephanie Rule discuss the latest details of the government shutdown an a new survey on the loss of trust in U.S. institutions....

 2018-01-22 15:17 

Talking Points Memo

Report: DHS Didn't Contribute To Misleading 'Joint' Terror Report...
 2018-01-22 15:16 

Washington Post

Supreme Court: Water rule suits should begin in trial courts...

Opponents of an Obama administration rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution now know which courts should be hearing their lawsuits....

 2018-01-22 15:14 

MSNBC

Trump should get credit for companies repatriating nearly $3 Trillion back to U.S....

Apple announced it will bring its earnings back to the U.S., giving the government a one-time $38-billion dollar tax payment and add 20-thousand new jobs to the U.S. workforce. Bret Stephens joins Stephanie to talk about his New York Times opinion piece...

 2018-01-22 15:12 

MSNBC

What the shutdown actually means for you: from IRS to Schools...

Stephanie Ruhle breaks down how the effects of the government shutdown are playing out with federal programs and tourist attractions....

 2018-01-22 15:11 

The Atlantic

The Entirely Rational Basis For Turkey's Move Into Syria...

Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin....

 2018-01-22 15:10 

Talking Points Memo

WH On GOP Lawmakers: 'They're Not Paying Attention' To Trump's Demands...
 2018-01-22 15:10 

Talking Points Memo

Mattis To Seek Closer Ties With Vietnam 50 Years After Tet Communist Offensive...
 2018-01-22 15:09 

Washington Post

McConnell urges senators to 'put this mess behind us'...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised...

 2018-01-22 15:09 

BuzzFeed

These Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards...

The NBCC has announced its 30 finalists in six categories — autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry — for the most outstanding books of 2017. The Ninth Hour , Alice McDermott "A powerfully affecting story spann...

 2018-01-22 15:09 

BuzzFeed

Facebook Says It's Not Always Good For Democracy...

Brian Snyder / Reuters Facebook might not be good for democracy, the company admitted on Monday in a series of blog posts written by executives. The posts analyzed Facebook's impact on elections, politics, and misinformation, and acknowledged that the...

 2018-01-22 15:08 

MSNBC

Gottheimer: Need to stop figuring out who to blame here and get something done...

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) discuss their bipartisan effort on the issues of border security, the fate of "dreamers" and what happens when the continuing resolution runs out in just three weeks....

 2018-01-22 15:07 

MSNBC

Data tracking 'Resistance' shows movement's growth...

Sociology professor, Dr. Dana Fisher, joins Morning Joe to discuss data on 'the Resistance' movement, how it's changed since the election and the impact it's had on culture and politics....

 2018-01-22 15:04 

MSNBC

Trump blames Democrats for "not good" shutdown...

Day 3 of the government shutdown begins with President Trump and the GOP blasting democrats for what the president labeled a "not good" shutdown. Stephanie and her panel: NBC's Jonathan Allen, Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude, and New York Tim...

 2018-01-22 15:00 

MSNBC

Trump aims low, falsely claims Dems are 'complicit' in murders...

In Donald Trump's America, standards have clearly fallen. Indeed, it's important to understand just how low this president is prepared to go....

 2018-01-22 15:00 

Daily Kos

Billionaire donors delivered a $500,000 payday to Paul Ryan immediately after billionaire tax cuts...

In June 2017, Republican leaders attended an Aspen retreat and were given very specific directives by the Billionaire alliance and a threat: do what we say or the alliance will no longer fund the Republican party. One Texas-based donor warned Republican l...

 2018-01-22 15:00 

Crooks and Liars

Kochs Give Lyin' Ryan His Good Boy Treat For Tax Bill...

Last week, Randy "Ironstache" Bryce announced their 4th quarter fundraising was a huge success again: Randy Bryce, one of the Democrats hoping to take on House Speaker Paul Ryan, raised $1.2 million at the end of last year, his campaign said. Team...

 2018-01-22 14:56 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Government shutdown: Key noon vote, but trust issues remain...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put his offer on the table. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer rejected the offer. Now they will vote....

 2018-01-22 14:51 

Washington Post

Supreme Court hops into case of endangered dusky gopher frog...

The Supreme Court says it will take up a dispute over Louisiana timberland that the federal government called critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi....

 2018-01-22 14:50 

Talking Points Memo

Report: Trump Annoyed That Zinke Exempted Florida From Drilling Program...
 2018-01-22 14:45 

Washington Post

Government shutdown stretches into workweek, sows confusion...

Many federal employees are starting the workweek with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs....

 2018-01-22 14:37 

Talking Points Memo

WH Defends Trump Ad Calling Dems 'Complicit' In Murders By Undocumented Immigrants...
 2018-01-22 14:36 

CNN

[ Politics ]

White House aide defends anti-immigrant Trump campaign ad...

White House legislative director Marc Short defended Monday a recent re-election campaign ad from President Donald Trump that called Democrats...

 2018-01-22 14:31 

Daily Kos

Republicans getting support from Russian 'bots to push shutdown blame...

As Republicans lean into the attempt to deflect the blame on the government shutdown, they are finding comfort from one of their strongest allies— Russian social media bots. #SchumerShutdown the hashtag that GOP leaders and the White House are using...

 2018-01-22 14:28 

Washington Post

Then and now: Trump and lawmakers on shutdowns...

Some party leaders and President Trump have changed their tune on government shutdowns since the last one in 2013....

 2018-01-22 14:20 

MSNBC

Democratic veteran takes aim at 'Cadet......

Trump World wants to make the shutdown a fight over support for U.S. troops. The president and his team clearly haven't thought this through....

 2018-01-22 14:15 

The Atlantic

'An Assault on the Body of the Church'...

Catholic parishes have been hit hard by President Trump's decision to suspend Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans....

 2018-01-22 14:12 

The Atlantic

High Maintenance 's Barbed Take on Mass Mourning...

The HBO comedy's second season opened with an unnamed horror sending Brooklyn's pot smokers into narcissism....

 2018-01-22 14:08 

Washington Post

IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent...

The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost....

 2018-01-22 14:08 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Shutdown calculations...

Democratic and Republican leaders are making intricate political calculations ahead of a planned noon Senate vote on whether to end the government shutdown....

 2018-01-22 14:06 

BuzzFeed

The Director Of Sundance's Wackiest Film Is Hoping The Movie Will Galvanize Organizers...

Sundance Institute Quite frequently during the Sundance Film Festival, there's one film that stands above the rest as the most out-there — the most mapcap and "qurkiest" work in a festival known for quirk. Just think back to the Daniel R...

 2018-01-22 14:00 

Daily Kos

McConnell offers same deal he made—and broke—in December for Trump shutdown vote...

With a cloture vote scheduled for noon ET, a bipartisan group of 20 senators is in talks to end the shutdown by letting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell play them for fools—for the second time on the same issue in at least one case. The idea i...

 2018-01-22 14:00 

Crooks and Liars

Scarborough Taunts Trump For Being 'Led Around' By His Staff...

Scarborough went off on a passionate rant about Republicans blocking any deal on the government shutdown -- and Trump's inability to lead. "You really can't trust anything coming out of Donald Trump's mouth. He's proven that," Scar...

 2018-01-22 13:43 

MSNBC

Meacham: What 1968 can teach us about right now...

The past can give us a framework for our current discontent, Jon Meacham argues in a new article in Time Magazine. Meacham joins Morning Joe to discuss....

 2018-01-22 13:41 

The Daily Beast

Kristen Bell Calls Out Melania Trump at SAG Awards...

Mario Anzuoni As actress Kristen Bell has been careful to point out, she is not the first female host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She's the first host, period. It was always going to be hard for the SAG Awards to top this year's Golden Glob...

 2018-01-22 13:40 

Washington Post

Donald Trump: 'Complicit' | Campaign 2018...

President Trump's campaign released a video blaming Democrats for...

 2018-01-22 13:40 

MSNBC

As millions participated in Women's......

One of the messages of last year's marches was participants declaring, "We will not go away." Twelve months later, it's clear they've honored that commitment....

 2018-01-22 13:40 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Trump has been missing in action in the shutdown fight...

Trump hasn't been a real player in the negotiations to reopen the government....

 2018-01-22 13:39 

MSNBC

Paul Ryan 'plays dumb' over new Trump ad...

The Trump campaign has released a new ad suggesting Democrats would be 'complicit' in any murder committed by undocumented immigrants. The WH attempted to back away from the ad, and Paul Ryan called it not productive....

 2018-01-22 13:32 

Talking Points Memo

RBG Has No Plans To Retire: As Long As I Have 'Full Steam, I Will Be Here'...
 2018-01-22 13:30 

Daily Kos

Morning Digest: 'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance dashes GOP hopes of a run in Ohio Senate race...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off OH...

 2018-01-22 13:29 

ThinkProgress

Call for pitches: Economic Policy...

ThinkProgress is looking for freelance pitches on the real world impacts of economic policy on the everyday lives of Americans. The decisions made by lawmakers on issues like tax credits, the minimum wage, health care mandates, or paid leave can mean a li...

 2018-01-22 13:21 

Talking Points Memo

White House Denies Trump Unhappy With Wilbur Ross' Trade Negotiations...
 2018-01-22 13:19 

Crooks and Liars

'Morning Joe' Lambastes Pence For Using Our Troops As Props...

The panel was unanimous this morning in condemning Pence's unprecedented mixing of domestic politics with a visit to the troops in Jerusalem. Essentially using our troops as props. Andrea Mitchell, who's been covering these trips for over forty ye...

 2018-01-22 13:15 

ThinkProgress

The most dangerous threat to Roe v. Wade is Trump's federal judges...

Before he took up residency in the White House, former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed some of the country's most restrictive abortion laws in 2016 — banning the procedure if it was sought because of fetal genetic anomalies, like Down syndrome, a...

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