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Primetime MSNBC: Interview of Cigar-Smoking Puppet Dog

7:37 AM, Jan 20, 2016

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.

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Gates: Obama Has 'Centralized Power' More than Any Other President

Slams White House's culture of yes men (and women)
9:29 AM, Jan 19, 2016
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Trump: I Stuck Up for Jeb When He Couldn't Talk

9:25 AM, Nov 11, 2015

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:

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NBCUniversal Executive Hosts Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

3:42 PM, Nov 05, 2015

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.


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Hillary on Email Scandal: 'Sorry That This Has Been Confusing to People'

11:27 AM, Sep 04, 2015

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.

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Cheney: Congress Should Treat Iran Deal As a Treaty

"It should require two-thirds vote of the Senate to go in force."
9:04 AM, Sep 02, 2015

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.

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Chris Matthews and Carly Fiorina Spar Over Hillary 'Lies'

12:33 PM, Aug 07, 2015

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.

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Top Clinton Fundraiser: Hillary Should Release Server

7:50 AM, Jul 27, 2015

A former Obama administration official says Hillary Clinton should release her private email server to the public.

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Press Parties at Clinton Aide Weekend Wedding

"Off the record, no questions."
6:04 AM, Jun 22, 2015

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.

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WaPost Reporter Hints Jeb Bush Hiding Big Family Scandal

But bizarrely offers no proof or explanation.
7:51 PM, Jun 11, 2015

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.

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White House Hires MSNBC Staffer

7:37 AM, Jun 05, 2015

The door continues to revolve between the White House and MSNBC. Rachel Racusen, who worked at the White House before going to MSNBC, is coming back to work for the president again.

Mike Allen reports:

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Carly on Offense on ISIS

2:04 PM, May 28, 2015

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."

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Cruz to Reporter: 'Do You Have a Personal Animosity Against Christians?'

12:36 PM, May 21, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz had a simple question to a reporter who asked whether he had a "personal animus against gay Americans."

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MSNBC Host Pounds Obama for Fox Criticism: I'm 'Embarrassed for Him'

'At a summit that's supposed to bring both sides together on poverty is stunning to me.'
3:31 PM, May 13, 2015

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough pounded President Obama for criticizing Fox News at a poverty summit. Watch here:

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Does MSNBC Condone Rioting?

11:02 AM, Apr 30, 2015

Rachel Maddow understands the utility of a good old-fashioned riot.

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Valerie Jarrett Kisses Reporters Before Interview

7:05 AM, Apr 15, 2015

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:

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Obama Holds Closed-Door Meeting With 'Immigration Advocacy Leaders'

8:14 AM, Feb 25, 2015

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.

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Rick Perry: 'Running for the Presidency Is Not an IQ Test'

7:05 AM, Dec 11, 2014

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."

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'Morning Joe' on the Truth About Interrogation

8:12 AM, Nov 17, 2014

MSNBC's Morning Joe discussed "The Truth About Interrogation" by Stephen F. Hayes on this morning's show:

Read the full Jason Beale document here.

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MSNBC: Minority Voters Disenfranchised, Problems at Polls

9:48 AM, Nov 04, 2014

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.

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Halper Talks Clinton, Inc. On Morning Joe

8:02 AM, Aug 01, 2014

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.

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Will the West Stand Up Against Russia?

7:36 AM, Jul 24, 2014

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:

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Joe Klein Defends Israel's Military Action

7:05 AM, Jul 24, 2014

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.

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MSNBC Hosts Argue About Bergdahl Father

"So he's a bad father?" "Yes!"
8:42 AM, Jun 05, 2014

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."

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'How Comcast Bought the Democratic Party'

2:29 PM, Apr 04, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing for the Washington Free Beacon:

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Jan 20, 2014

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. 

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Carney vs. Fluke on Contraception Mandate

11:27 AM, Nov 27, 2013

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:

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Wasserman Schultz: Americans Weren't 'Myzled' on Obamacare

3:33 PM, Nov 05, 2013

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."

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NBC Launches Week of Programming to 'Help' Obamacare Succeed

11:22 AM, Sep 27, 2013

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:

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