This is MSNBC: a primetime interview of a puppet dog smoking a cigar. The exclusive was Lawrence O'Donnell's, who interviewed Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. The puppet is a creation of comedians Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel.
The MSNBC guest mocked Ted Cruz, his wife Heidi, Sarah Palin, and of course Donald Trump.
The puppet had attended a Cruz event earlier in the day and said it wanted to ask Cruz this question: "Ted, your wife works for Goldman Sachs, Ted.Read more
Donald Trump says he helped out his Republican rival Jeb Bush at Tuesday night's debate in Milwaukee. In an interview with Morning Joe Wednesday, host Joe Scarborough asked the reality TV star how he could unify the GOP after saying harsh things about Bush and other Republicans.
"Did I stick up for Jeb last night? He couldn't talk. They wouldn't let him talk, I said, 'Let Jeb talk,'" Trump said.
"He really appreciated that," Scarborough replied sarcastically.
"Was that nice thing?" Trump replied. Watch the video below:Read more
An NBCUniversal executive, Joe Waz, is hosting a fundraiser today for Hillary Clinton.
"Clinton has arrived at her first fundraiser of the day. NBCUniversal executive Joe Waz, and his wife Cynthia Telles, are hosting the event," Dan Merica of CNN reports on Twitter.
Hillary Clinton sat down with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Friday in a rare one-on-one interview. After several questions from Mitchell about Clinton's use of a private email and a homebrew server while she was secretary of state, the Democratic frontrunner apologized the controversy was "confusing" the American people.Read more
Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday morning to promote their new book, Exceptional. The Cheneys spoke about national security, foreign policy issues like the Iran deal, and 2016 politics.Read more
Coming off a well-received performance in Thursday's 5 p.m. debate, Carly Fiorina appeared on MSNBC's Hardball, where host Chris Matthews grilled the Republican candidate over her onstage claim that Hillary Clinton lied. "Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi, she lies about e- mails," Fiorina said in her closing statement at Cleveland's Quicken Loans arena.Read more
A former Obama administration official says Hillary Clinton should release her private email server to the public.Read more
Summer means it's wedding season, and in Washington that means plenty of potential for conflicts of interest. Consider the wedding of one Hillary Clinton aide, attended by several members of the national political press covering Clinton and her rivals for the White House.Read more
On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments.Read more
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says the United States is "not making progress" in its fight against ISIS. In a recent interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Fiorina said President Obama "understates the significance of the situation" with the terrorist group that has taken over large swaths of land in Syria and Iraq.
"It's more than a tactical setback," she said of Ramadi, a critical town in Iraq's Anbar province that fell to ISIS forces last week. "It demonstrates that we're not making enough progress in degrading and defeating ISIS."Read more
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz had a simple question to a reporter who asked whether he had a "personal animus against gay Americans."Read more
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough pounded President Obama for criticizing Fox News at a poverty summit. Watch here:Read more
President Barack Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, went around the table and kissed reporters before an interview this morning on MNSBC's Morning Joe. The moment was briefly captured on live television before the network cut away to a commercial break.
Watch here:Read more
President Obama is holding a closed-door White House meeting with "immigration advocacy leaders" this morning, the White House announced. Later today the president will hold an immigration townhall in Miami, which will be broadcast on MSNBC.
"In the morning, the President will meet with immigration advocacy leaders to provide an update on the Administration’s immigration accountability executive actions. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press," the White House schedule reads.Read more
An MSNBC reporter asked Rick Perry in an interview that aired this morning whether the Texas governor is "smart enough to be president of the United States." Perry responded that "running for the presidency is not an IQ test."
Watch here:Read more
Election Day has just begun, but MSNBC is already saying it's a "fact" that minority voters are being disenfranchised in Texas:
"This voter I.D. law, I can tell you for a fact, is going to disenfranchise voters--disproportionately minority voters," MSNBC reporter Zach Roth said live from Texas.Read more
Online editor Daniel Halper appeared Friday on MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about his New York Times bestselling book, Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.Read more
The boss appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday and discussed the geopolitical fallout from the attack on the Malaysian airliner shot down by Russian-backed separatists over Ukrainian territory.
"Is the West going to be serious about dealing with Putin or not?" he asked. Watch the video below:Read more
Joe Klein of Time defended Israel's military actions in Gaza on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday. Klein, a self-described critic of Israel's support of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, nonetheless argued that Western media needed to do a better job of telling Israel's side of the story, a point he debated with NBC News's Andrea Mitchell.Read more
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough got in a heated debate with colleague Chuck Todd Thursday morning over whether the father of recently released POW Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl should be subject to criticism over his actions. Scarborough criticized the Obama administration for including Bob Bergdahl in a Rose Garden announcement on Saturday to announce the release of Bowe in exchange for five Taliban officials who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay.
“Joe, Joe, let's not. Don’t criticize the parents,” Todd replied. “Don’t criticize the parents in here."Read more
Things have been a bit of a mess at MSNBC lately. The network’s fortunes are tied to the fate of liberalism, and with Obama’s undeniable incompetence the preeminent political topic for the last few months, this has sent the network off on an increasingly desperate search for right-wing villainy to discuss. The results have not been pretty.Read more
On Tuesday night, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner debated MSNBC host Chris Hayes and former Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke over the question of the religious freedom and Obamacare's mandate that employers provide insurance that covers contraception. Watch the video below:Read more
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee, told viewers of MSNBC Tuesday that Americans were not "myzled" by President Obama when it came to being able to keep their health plans under Obamacare.
"At the end of the day, Americans were not only not myzled [sic] by the president, the overwhelming majority of Americans are already insured," Wasserman Schultz said, apparently mispronouncing the word "misled."
Watch the video below:Read more
NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama.
The headline of the press release reads:Read more
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