The ReidOut with Joy Reid

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John T Lounsbury
 Nov 15, 2018
I live overseas and listen to podcasts to stay current on news and politics. Loved Hardball for years. BUT, this podcast is ALWAYS one day behind. news moves so fast nowadays, one day is a lifetime. Please update on the day of the podcast.

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Joy Reid conducts one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers while addressing provocative political issues both inside and outside of the beltway. Reid, who is also a best-selling author and public speaker, joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor. Drawing from her decades-long experience in politics, passion for addressing the intersection of race, justice and culture, as well as her signature tenacious interviewing style, Reid kicks off MSNBC’s primetime lineup by delving into American politics as it unfolds. 



Episode Date
‘A fan club’: Trump calls for press conference with his country club members acting as audience
00:46:41

The Associated Press’s Jon Lemire reports on The ReidOut that Trump is calling for a press conference with his country club members acting as an audience. Joy says, “The President apparently has assembled a fan club of members of his golf club ... without masks on, to be the audience so he could have applause during a press conference."

Aug 08, 2020
Brittany Gilliam, handcuffed with kids by Aurora police, says their apology is ‘not good enough’
00:43:15

A police dept in Aurora, Colorado says it's sorry after putting innocent Black girls in handcuffs. Officers mistakenly believed they were riding a stolen car. This is the same dept responsible for the death of Elijah McClain. Brittany Gilliam, the woman handcuffed, says the apology from the Aurora Police Department is ‘not good enough.’

Aug 07, 2020
BONUS: Joy Reid on Into America
00:26:54

In this bonus episode for The Reid Out listeners, Joy Reid joins Trymaine Lee on Into America.

Growing up, Joy Reid loved to watch the news with her mother – and even remembers staying up late to watch coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis as a middle schooler. Along the course of her career, Joy’s worked in local news, as a press secretary for the 2008 Obama campaign, and written books on American politics.

And she recently became the host of a new primetime show on MSNBC: The ReidOut, which premiered last month. More than 2.5 million people tuned in.

This is Joy’s third show for MSNBC. She previously hosted an afternoon show called The Reid Report and AM Joy, which aired on weekends. With The ReidOut, Joy is now the first Black woman to host a national primetime news show since PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill died in 2016, and the first Black woman to anchor a primetime network show in the history of cable TV.

On Into America, Reid tells Trymaine Lee what led to this moment, and how she plans to make the most of it. For more from Into America, visit the feed and subscribe.

Aug 06, 2020
Cori Bush: ‘I’m ready to bring that relief, be that champion’
00:43:17

Cori Bush recently beat Rep. Lacy Clay in the Missouri 1st Congressional District Democratic primary, ousting an incumbent after 20 years in Congress. Tonight, she joins The ReidOut

Aug 06, 2020
‘Not a lot that’s good’: Joy calls out Trump for saying he’s done more for African Americans
00:43:28

In an interview with Axios, President Trump claimed that he’s done more for the African American community than President Lyndon Johnson, who signed the Civil Rights Act. Joy Reid responded, “Sorry, what? Um ok, person who clearly didn’t listen in history class at that military academy your parents shipped you off to.”

Aug 05, 2020
Fmr. DOJ Director of Civil Rights: Trump ‘sowing seeds of confusion’ by discrediting mail-in voting
00:43:22

President Trump continues to attempt to meddle in the 2020 election process by hurling false claims at voting by mail and causing delays in US Postal Service deliveries. Fmr. DOJ Director of Civil Rights Vanita Gupta says the president is ‘sowing seeds of confusion’ in an effort to muddy the waters in the upcoming election.

Aug 04, 2020
Laurence Tribe says if a 2020 result isn't decided by January 20, Pelosi will be president
00:43:09
Aug 01, 2020
John Lewis pens posthumous op-ed: ‘Now it is your turn to let freedom ring’
00:43:09

In an op-ed to the New York Times, the late John Lewis wrote, “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble … Now it is your turn to let freedom ring."

Jul 31, 2020
Mary Trump on whether Trump is a sociopath: ‘He certainly acts like one’
00:43:37

Mary Trump, the author of ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man,’ tells Joy Reid that President Donald Trump ‘certainly acts like’ a sociopath. And she mentions there are two factors in whether President Donald Trump will accept the 2020 election results. 

Jul 30, 2020
Kamala Harris: AG Barr has ‘been an aider, abettor to the most corrupt president we’ve ever had’
00:43:02

AG Bill Barr spent his testimony on defense, raising questions whether he would accept the results of the 2020 election and mischaracterizing the protesters in Portland. Sen. Kamala Harris says the Attorney General has ‘been an aider, abettor to the most corrupt president we’ve ever had.’

Jul 29, 2020
Stacey Abrams: Republicans do not intend to fight fair, will use voter suppression
00:43:26

Stacey Abrams on the importance of the upcoming election: “We need everyone to understand that voter suppression is real, it is thriving, and it is the political theory of the case that Republicans intend to use in this election. They do not intend to fight fair.”

Jul 28, 2020
Rep. Ilhan Omar: We have to condemn Congressman Yoho’s remarks ‘aggressively’
00:43:49

Rep. Ilhan Omar says Congressman Yoho’s remarks calling Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez a ‘‘a f---ing b----’ need to be condemned aggressively: "We know that as the daughters of dignified, decent men you don't have to have a mother or a sister or a wife in order for you to respect women as an equal human being ... We have to condemn it aggressively b/c it's a member of Congress."

Jul 25, 2020
‘Irresponsible’: Nancy Pelosi says the GOP is in ‘total disarray’ with their pandemic response
00:43:43

Democratic leaders on Thursday panned the emerging Republican package for coronavirus relief, calling it a proposal that won't pass Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, "I don't think they know what they want, they're in total disarray ... We have gone beyond the pale, they're irresponsible." 

Jul 24, 2020
Joy: Trump basing his campaign on ‘false portrait of cities under siege’
00:43:40
Jul 23, 2020
Joy Reid: Trump has always been a ‘really racist man, whose insecurities caused him to crave power’
00:43:18
Jul 22, 2020
‘Violation of our sovereignty': Biden says Russian interference in US elections will not go unnoticed
00:46:31

On Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential election, Former Vice President Joe Biden says, “(Russian President) Putin knows what I mean what I say, this is a violation of our sovereignty … It will not go unstated, unnoticed, or unreported.”


And asked about election security in 2020, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Trump campaign’s strategy is “to try make it as difficult as possible for people to vote, to have those votes counted, to sow even further distrust in our electoral system.”


Secretary Clinton also President Trump commuted Roger Stone “to basically shut up Roger Stone so that Roger Stone would not spill anymore beans about what actually happened and what Donald Trump actually knew."

Jul 21, 2020
Introducing The ReidOut
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Joy Reid conducts one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers while addressing provocative political issues both inside and outside of the beltway. Reid, who is also a best-selling author and public speaker, joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor. Drawing from her decades-long experience in politics, passion for addressing the intersection of race, justice and culture, as well as her signature tenacious interviewing style, Reid kicks off MSNBC’s primetime lineup by delving into American politics as it unfolds. 


Jul 19, 2020
Chris Matthews announces retirement
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Chris Matthews is announcing his retirement from Hardball. 

Mar 03, 2020
Chris Matthews: Trump sees coronavirus as an opportunity to divide the country
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President Trump blamed the stock market drops of Monday and Tuesday on Tuesday night's Democratic debate, not market concerns about the coronavirus. Chris says “There are times and events, like the threat of the coronavirus, when we need to trust what government health officials are saying. That includes the person at the top. This isn't about the crowd size at his inauguration.”

Feb 28, 2020
World Health Org Official: Trump’s press conference on coronavirus ‘incoherent’
00:51:30

On President Trump's press conference regarding the coronavirus, World Health Organization Special Adviser to the Director Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says "I found most of what he said incoherent."

Feb 27, 2020
Maya Wiley on Sotomayor raising concerns about Trump: She’s got the receipts
00:43:23

President Donald Trump said two Supreme Court justices appointed by Democratic presidents should recuse themselves from cases involving him, apparently because of a recent dissenting opinion written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Maya Wiley says, "She's got receipts on this because on the Obama/Bush Administrations combined, this happened about 8 times. And then the Trump Administration in 3 years ... it's already been over a dozen."

Feb 26, 2020
Bill de Blasio: Bernie Sanders ‘speaks to the profound change people want’
00:43:20

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has big momentum after a commanding win in Saturday's Nevada caucus.

Feb 25, 2020
Pete Buttigieg says he’s the only candidate to have beaten Bernie Sanders so far
00:42:38

On Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg says "I am the only candidate who has beaten him at anything so far in the voting that has gone on this year."

Feb 24, 2020
Steve Schmidt says Trump not wanting Congress briefed on Russia interference 'an abuse of power’
00:43:16

The New York Times reports that Trump didn’t want Congress briefed on Russia supporting his re-election. Steve Schmidt says, "What this is is an attack on the USA by a hostile foreign power, an attack on our elections ... is tantamount to an act of war and to see the president complicit with it, is as grave as abuse of power coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave."

Feb 22, 2020
70k have already voted in Nevada Caucuses
00:42:01

According to the Nevada State Democratic Party, roughly 70,000 people have already voted. For comparison in 2016, 84,000 people turned up on caucus day and they didn't have the option to vote early.

Feb 20, 2020
BONUS: Ep. 5 - So You Wanna Be President? With Chris Matthews
00:12:10

In Episode 5, “Ride the Galloping Horse of History”, Chris talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham and former Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards about winning campaigns that made tough calls that put candidates on the right side of history.

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Feb 20, 2020
Chris Matthews on 2020 Dems: The shape of the field determines the winner
00:43:03

With the crowded Democratic field, Chris has a prediction for who can grab the most votes in the battle for the nomination.  

Feb 19, 2020
John Bolton breaks silence after impeachment trial
00:43:22

John Bolton spoke publicly for the first time since the impeachment trial. He was asked whether he thought Trump's July 25 call was “perfect.” Bolton says “you'll love Chapter 14” of his book.

Feb 18, 2020
BONUS: Ep. 4 - So You Wanna Be President? With Chris Matthews
00:12:46

In episode 4, “Play from the Back”, Chris talks about great politicians who knew how to turn a loss into a win. Bill Clinton did just that when he called himself the "Comeback Kid." Chris breaks down that moment—and how it helped propel Clinton to the White House—with Republican strategist Susan DelPercio and Senior Editor of Politics for NBC News and MSNBC, Beth Fouhy


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Feb 15, 2020
Trump says he has the right to direct any criminal investigation
00:43:32

Trump says he has the right to direct any criminal investigation. He openly admits that he *did* send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to get information on his rivals. Trump and his allies question if America is ready for a gay President. And it's been two years since Parkland -- what has Trump done on comprehensive gun reform?

Feb 15, 2020
John Brennan calls DOJ investigating Russia probe ‘silly’
00:43:20

The New York Times is reporting that the ongoing investigation into the origins of the Russia probe also appears to be driven by Trump's political interests.

Feb 14, 2020
Chris Matthews on DOJ interfering in Stone case: Trump acting like a third world dictator
00:43:16

With Trump cheering on the DOJ intervention in the Roger Stone case, Chris says "Trump is acting like a third world dictator here."

Feb 13, 2020
BONUS: Ep. 3 - So You Wanna Be President? With Chris Matthews
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In episode 3, “The Walls Have Ears”, he reminds us that the country is always listening. Put another way: Don't say anything you don't want every voter to hear. Chris talks with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, and author and historian Michael Beschloss, about the candidates who forgot this lesson—and paid the price.

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Feb 12, 2020
Pete Buttigieg: I’m the only candidate who’s not a millionaire, billionaire
00:42:44

Chris asked Pete Buttigieg for his response on Senator Bernie Sanders saying the Buttigieg campaign is backed by billionaires. Buttigieg says, "I'm the only candidate on those debate stages and in this race among the major candidates who's not a millionaire or a billionaire."

Feb 11, 2020
Gordon Sondland recalled as EU Ambassador
00:43:10

Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, who was another prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry has also been recalled from his post by the president. In a statement Sondland writes "I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as the Untied States Ambassador to the European Union."


Feb 08, 2020
Sen. Sherrod Brown says Senate GOP acquitted Trump out of fear
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On the Senate’s vote to acquit the president, Sen. Sherrod Brown says "People make decisions based on fear and it's almost always the wrong decision for our country."

Feb 07, 2020
Sen. Smith on Romney’s vote: 'Gave me hope in what has been a dark couple weeks'
00:43:33

On Mitt Romney's vote to convict on abuse of power. Sen. Tina Smith says "Tears came to my eyes and it gave me some hope in what has been a dark couple of weeks."

Feb 06, 2020
‘Undemocratic’ : Questions raised about Iowa Caucuses
00:44:01

Zerlina Maxwell thinks it’s time to reconsider the Iowa Caucuses coming first in the Democratic nomination: "I think the caucus structure is undemocratic … the base of our party, it’s shifting to more and more people of color impacting outcomes.”

Feb 05, 2020
BONUS Ep. 2 - So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews
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Lesson two: see something, say something. When unscripted moments flare up in a campaign, voters want to see candidates who can show some spontaneity. They want to know that their nominees can live without their talking points—that the lights are on and somebody's home. Chris Matthews dissects the most memorable campaign turning points with Peggy Noonan, a Reagan speechwriter, and Jon Allen, a political analyst at NBC News.

Jan 29, 2020
Chuck Schumer thinks 10-12 Republicans ‘in play’ for witnesses in impeachment trial
00:43:07

Regarding new developments that Sen. Mitch McConnell may not have the votes to block witnesses in the impeachment trial, Chuck Schumer says "I think there are 10-12 Republicans who are in play."

Jan 29, 2020
BONUS: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews
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Lesson one: win Iowa. An astounding number of Democrats and Republicans won their party's nomination after winning first in the Iowa caucuses—but America's first battleground hasn't always been a priority for campaigns. Jimmy Carter was the first to realize that a win there could propel a candidate into the national spotlight.

Chris Matthews examines Carter's approach to the 1972 campaign with Gerry Rafshoon, who handled political advertising for the candidate, and veteran journalist Judy Woodruff, who covered the campaign in her early years with NBC.

Jan 27, 2020
Introducing: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews
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Host Chris Matthews and campaign veterans who had front row seats to presidential history go through the archives to uncover what has always separated winners from losers. We see these six lessons play out every four years, regardless of party. Campaigns that ignore them do so at their peril.

Jan 24, 2020
Mitch McConnell lays out rules, schedule for Trump’s impeachment
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According to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s resolution, McConnell intends to cram 24 hours of arguments into two days per side, rather than three days as was done during Bill Clinton's impeachment. In another break with precedent, the evidence collected by the House won't be entered into the record until after that vote.

Jan 21, 2020
House releases new evidence that show texts between Lev Parnas, Devin Nunes staffer
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The House released new material tonight from Lev Parnas, including text messages that show extensive contact between Parnas and a staffer to Republican Congressman Devin Nunes. The new evidence also includes a slew of new pictures of Parnas with the President's son, Rudy Giuliani and Indiana Senator Mike Braun. 

Jan 18, 2020
Chris Van Hollen calls GAO report a ‘blockbuster decision’
00:43:22

A non-partisan government watchdog says the Trump administration broke the law in freezing millions of dollars of US aid to Ukraine.


Jan 17, 2020
Lev Parnas tells Maddow that Trump ‘lied’ about not knowing him
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Lev Parnas is breaking his silence in an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Parnas says President Trump lied when he said he didn't know Parnas and fellow Giuliani associate Igor Fruman. The full interview airs on The Rachel Maddow Show, 9 p.m. ET on MSNBC.

Jan 16, 2020
‘Explosive’ : House releases records from Lev Parnas
00:43:05

Congresswoman Jackie Speier calls new evidence released by the House Judiciary Committee ‘explosive.’ House Democrats released additional evidence in impeachment case, including phone records and documents from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. Parnas provided a letter that Giuliani wrote to President-elect Zelensky requesting a meeting on Trump's behalf in May.

Jan 15, 2020
Sen. Mitt Romney says he’ll vote to hear Bolton testimony
00:43:34

Republican Senator Mitt Romney said publicly that he will vote to hear testimony from Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Jan 14, 2020
Chris Matthews: Iran will remember what the United States did
00:43:07

On the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Chris says “Assassination is not a method for ending belligerence with a foreign power; it's a way to deepen it. By ordering the killing of this Iranian general we have unleashed something. It will not end with the Iranian firing of those ballistic missiles into the Al Assad military base. The Iranian people are going to remember it for years.”

Jan 11, 2020
House passes measure seeking to limit Trump's military actions against Iran
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The House adopted a war powers resolution Thursday with the aim of limiting President Donald Trump’s military actions against Iran.

Jan 10, 2020
Chris Matthews: Trump is responsible for tense relations with Iran
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On the recent escalation with Iran, Chris has one message: “Mr. President, Mr. Vice President and Mr. Pompeo. The people who got Iran to the boiling level are you three.”

Jan 09, 2020
Rocket attack on Iraqi base housing US troops
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Iraq's al-Asad airbase, which houses US troops, has been hit with a rocket attack. Iran claimed credit for launching strikes on Iraqi base that houses US troops. Richard Engel says, “They want the world to know Iran did this.”

Jan 08, 2020
Chris Matthews warns the assassination of Soleimani can drive the US into war
00:43:19

On the decision to assassinate General Soleimani, Chris says, “Assassination is not a means to avoid war. It is a trigger to war, a step toward regime change on which the neo-cons like John Bolton have set their hearts. For them, the lesson of Vietnam is how to do it all over again. That's what they're after in Iran.”

Jan 07, 2020
Richard Engel on US airstrike that killed Soleimani: This is not over
00:42:57

Qasem Soleimani’s death is the latest in a series of escalating incidents that followed President Trump's decision to unilaterally withdraw America from the Iran nuclear deal.

Jan 04, 2020
Susan Collins questions McConnell’s handling of impeachment trial
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Another Republican senator is voicing concerns over how Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is handling the pending impeachment trial of the president. Senator Susan Collins of Maine joins fellow Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski in offering a rebuke of McConnell's recent statements.

Jan 03, 2020
Daily Beast: GOP Senators avoiding Rudy Giuliani ahead of impeachment trial
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As Senators prepare for an impeachment trial, some are reportedly wary of Giuliani's escapades. The Daily Beast reports: "Senators on Capitol Hill are actively avoiding meeting with Giuliani."

Jan 02, 2020
‘Wholly irresponsible’ : Trump pushes tweet naming alleged whistleblower
00:43:11

President Trump capped his holiday week with a barrage of twitter attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But he also retweeted a post by his re-election campaign's "war room" linking an article that named the alleged whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to impeachment.

Dec 28, 2019
Lisa Murkowski ‘disturbed’ by McConnell’s coordination with White House on impeachment
00:43:21

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska expressed her concerns about McConnell's plans to coordinate with the White House on impeachment, revealing a potentially significant crack in Republican support for Trump.

Dec 27, 2019
Michael Moore says Bernie Sanders can beat Trump in 2020
00:43:02

Filmmaker Michael Moore joins Hardball and gives his take on the 2020 race and who can beat Trump. 

Dec 26, 2019
Sen. Blumenthal: Impeachment trial can’t be ‘charade or scam’ by Mitch McConnell
00:43:32

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, prompting a standoff with the Republican majority of that chamber.


Dec 21, 2019
Chris Matthews on Putin defending Trump during impeachment: ‘This is weird’
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Answering a question during his marathon annual news conference in Moscow, Vladimir Putin said he did not believe Donald Trump’s presidency was "at an end." Chris Matthews says, "Do you think Putin's a member of Trump's party or Trump's a member of Putin's party? I mean, really. This is weird."


Dec 20, 2019
Article II: Trump is Impeached
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It was a historic day for Washington and for the country. The House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. There was not a single Republican defector to vote for impeachment, and just four Democrats broke ranks with their party. 

Steve Kornacki analyzes what Wednesday’s vote means for our politics and our country and asks what the future of impeachment holds. 

For by-the-minute updates on impeachment, follow along with NBC News’ Live Blog: 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/live-blog/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates-latest-news-n1065706 

Dec 19, 2019
Dick Durbin: Impeachment trial in Senate a ‘constitutional responsibility’
00:43:16

Senator Mitch McConnell has come under criticism for saying he is taking his cues from the White House on how to run the Senate trial.


Dec 18, 2019
Chris Matthews: Does it make sense to re-elect an impeached president?
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Chris asks, “Does it make sense for the country to elect a president impeached in his first term to a second? … It’s hard to hear Trump speak with such awareness, such understanding of his own central role in the high misconduct that has already damaged the presidential office, done nasty, perhaps enduring damage to the confidence we for so long held in our self-government.”

Dec 17, 2019
Full House expected to vote on impeachment next week
00:43:07

For just the fourth time in history, a House Committee has passed articles of impeachment against an American President.

Dec 14, 2019
Jerry Nadler gives opening remarks in impeachment mark-up
00:50:04

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler gave his opening remarks in the impeachment markup: "Today, we meet to begin consideration of articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump."

Dec 12, 2019
Chris Matthews thinks Trump is ‘ignorant of the law, constitution, limits of govt’
00:42:57

The articles of impeachment are the culmination of the investigation led by the Intelligence Committee, which heard testimony from multiple witnesses in public and behind closed doors.

Dec 11, 2019
House Judiciary holds last scheduled public hearings before House enters articles of impeachment
00:43:33

The House Judiciary Committee held the last scheduled public hearing before entering articles of impeachment. After years of President Trump accusing the intelligence community of “spying” on him, the Dept. of Justice’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, found no evidence of “political bias or improper motivation” in an investigation of President Trump’s campaign. The Washington Post reports that AG William Barr has told Trump that Rudy Giuliani is a liability. And more than 2,000 pages of government documents show that the U.S. has failed to build a counter-force to the Taliban and that stable areas of Afghanistan won’t outlast the on-the-ground presence of American troops.

Dec 10, 2019
Trump declines to participate in House impeachment inquiry
00:43:17

The White House says they won't participate in the House impeachment inquiry. Rudy Giuliani continues to dig up dirt on Biden in Ukraine. And Warren and Buttigieg duke it out over Iowa.

Dec 07, 2019
Fmr. Congresswoman during Watergate says Trump involved in a cover-up
00:43:13

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has made the historic decision to direct House committee chairs to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, a member of the Judiciary Committee during Watergate, says, "The president is involved in a big cover-up here." 

Dec 06, 2019
Ted Lieu: We cannot allow Trump to benefit from obstruction of justice
00:43:07

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee began a new phase of the impeachment inquiry, setting out to show why the president's conduct warrants such a dramatic remedy. Congressman Ted Lieu says, "We cannot allow the president to benefit from his own obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress."

Dec 05, 2019
House Intel Committee votes to adopt impeachment report
00:42:39

House Intel Committee voted 13-9 to adopt impeachment inquiry report; the report will now be transmitted to House Judiciary Committee.

Dec 04, 2019
John Kerry: ‘Earth isn’t winning’ in battle against climate change
00:43:22

In the United States, there is a new coalition of former presidents, military generals, and celebrities who will begin holding town hall meetings across the country urging Americans to combat climate change. The group is called "World War Zero." One of the founders of that group and Fmr. Secretary of State John Kerry says that, "America has an extraordinary record of breaking through, of setting the pace, of being first, and that's what we have to do right now. But we don't have the leadership calling us to that challenge."

Dec 03, 2019
Prosecutors seeking info on payments to Rudy Giuliani
00:43:25

In a bombshell report, Reuters reveals how Federal Investigators are also scrutinizing Rudy Giuliani. According to a grand jury subpoena, "Federal prosecutors in New York are seeking records of payments to Rudy Giuliani as part of an active criminal investigation."


Nov 26, 2019
Dems expect to hold impeachment vote before Christmas
00:41:53

NBC News reports the House Judiciary committee could take up articles of impeachment within weeks and a full House vote could come before Christmas.

Nov 23, 2019
Democratic presidential primary debate, November 20, 2019
02:09:38

Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.

Nov 21, 2019
Poll: 70% say Trump’s actions toward Ukraine were wrong
00:43:15

A new ABC News poll conducted over the weekend, after the first week of testimony, found that an overwhelming majority of Americans, 70%, said President Trump's actions towards Ukraine were wrong, 25% said they were not.

Nov 19, 2019
Witness says Sondland told Trump that Ukraine president will ‘do anything you ask him to’
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David Holmes, an official from the US embassy in Kiev who testified behind closed doors, said that he overheard the President's phone call with Ambassador Gordon Sondland in Ukraine. Holmes said that during that call "I heard President Trump ask, so he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to.'" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2019
Laurence Tribe on impeachment: It’s about time we pay attention to constitution
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Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent painted a sobering portrait of a president using the power of his office to advance his personal political agenda by withholding aid from a foreign power. Laurence Tribe plays Hardball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
GOP efforts to legitimize claims about Biden fall flat
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Republicans turned to their lead Counsel, Steve Castor, to undermine the Democrats' case. Castor tried to legitimize President Trump's unfounded claims about Ukraine and Joe Biden but it seemed to fall flat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Dem aide says first hour of impeachment hearing expected to be a ‘blockbuster’
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House Democrats characterize their first three witnesses – Amb. Bill Taylor, George Kent, and Amb. Marie Yovanovitch -- as respected, apolitical public servants with long, storied careers. “If the American people only watch the first hour, they’ll hear plenty,” a third Democratic source familiar tells NBC. “The first hour of each hearing is designed to be a blockbuster.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
GOP plans to blame everyone but Trump ahead of impeachment inquiry
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President Trump has centered his presidency on the idea that he's in charge and everyone else is just a supporting actor. However, ahead of the first public impeachment hearings, Republicans are now arguing that it's everyone else's fault and not Trump's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
20 years of Hardball
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We're celebrating 20 years of Hardball! Tune in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2019
NYT: Ukraine president was prepared to do Trump’s bidding in fear of losing aid
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In an explosive report, The New York Times reveals that President Zelensky was so desperate that he was prepared to deliver a message that he would investigate the Bidens in an interview scheduled with CNN. Unwilling to lose the military aid he badly needed, Zelensky decided to bow to Trump's demands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Kamala Harris on impeachment: This is a fight for our democracy
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Public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump start next week, but Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is already speculating on how a Senate trial would play out. Senator Kamala Harris says, "I really believe this is an issue about a fight for our democracy ... I would hope that my Republican colleagues will agree that this is a critical moment and that America's identity is very much at stake." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Sondland becomes 4th witness to confirm quid pro quo between Trump, Ukraine
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According to Sondland's updated testimony, he "now recalls" telling a top aide to President Zelensky "that resumption of the U.S. aid would likely not occur until Ukraine provided the public anti-corruption statement,” a statement committing Ukraine to investigate Trump's political opponents. With his revelation, Sondland has become the fourth witness to affirm a quid pro quo: military aid in exchange for political dirt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Gerry Connolly: ‘Disturbing’ that Ukraine ambassador subject to ‘political corruption’
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Marie Yovanovitch, the ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told her she should tweet out support or praise for President Donald Trump if she wanted to save her job, according to a transcript of her testimony made public Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Trump's day of reckoning
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This Friday marks the end of an harrowing week in the House Impeachment investigation -- all foreshadowing the day of reckoning that's to come for this President. Rachel Maddow plays Hardball. The latest on 2020 -- with Beto O'Rourke dropping out of the race. And Hardball celebrates its 20th anniversary next week -- listen for information on how we're planning to celebrate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2019
NBC News presents Article II: Party Lines
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After another momentous week in the impeachment inquiry, Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent for NBC News, recaps events in Washington. Witnesses from the White House and State Department provided corroborating evidence against the president. But on Thursday, a House vote to move the inquiry forward fell completely along party lines. As Democrats move the inquiry into a public phase, will the evidence be enough to overcome political partisanship?   Questions about the impeachment inquiry? Email us at articletwopodcast@gmail.com.  Further Reading:   National security official tells Congress he tried to add edits to White House memo about Trump Ukraine call 2 State Department witnesses offer insight into extent of Ukraine discussions Ex-White House aide testifies of Ukraine call concerns, possible quid pro quo John Bolton invited to testify in House impeachment inquiry  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
Fmr. DOD Speechwriter calls what he saw in White House ‘alarming’
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Former James Mattis speechwriter and author Guy Snodgrass joins Hardball to give an inside look in the Trump White House. He wrote “Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Tom Steyer: I would spend my last dollar to save this democracy
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Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer joins Hardball to talk about the impeachment inquiry and his presidential run.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
House to vote Thursday on formalizing impeachment inquiry
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While Democrats maintain that the resolution is not necessary to conduct impeachment proceedings under the law, it will undercut the White House, which has long argued that that the inquiry is illegitimate without the approval of the full House. That resolution will be introduced on Tuesday, with a vote by the full House on Thursday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
Chris Matthews calls Rudy Giuliani ‘Trump’s henchman’
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Rudy Giuliani "butt-dialed" NBC News reporter Rich Schapiro last week. The two had already spoken earlier that day but around 11 pm Giuliani accidentally followed up with "a message exactly three minutes long... the words tumbling out of Giuliani's mouth were not directed at the reporter. He was speaking to someone else, someone in the same room." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2019
AP: White House fearful of GOP defections during impeachment vote
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White House officials have grown increasingly fearful of GOP defections in a House impeachment vote and potential Senate trial. Trump himself has been upset with his own top aides. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
Leon Panetta calls Trump’s Syria pullout the ‘most disastrous foreign policy blunder’
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On Trump’s Syria pullout, Leon Panetta says "This is the most disastrous foreign policy blunder I've seen a President of the United States make and it's sending a terrible message to the world that you can't trust the United States."On Trump’s Syria pullout, Leon Panetta says "This is the most disastrous foreign policy blunder I've seen a President of the United States make and it's sending a terrible message to the world that you can't trust the United States." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Ted Lieu calls Bill Taylor’s testimony ‘damning’ for Trump
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According to Bill Taylor's opening remarks, the release of US military support was contingent on a commitment from Ukraine that they would investigate the Bidens and the 2016 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Impeachment is inevitable
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Even Trump thinks impeachment is inevitable. Mulvaney does damage control. Romney's secret Twitter account is revealed. And Chris Matthews has a message for his viewers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Former US Ethics Director says Trump ‘awarded himself a govt contract’ with G7 summit
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The President made it clear he hoped to host next year's "Group of Seven" meeting of world leaders at his personal property, and on Thursday Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney made it official. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2019
Article II: Behind Closed Doors
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Introducing Article II: Inside Impeachment, a new podcast from NBC News. Seven witnesses have now appeared before Congressional committees to share what they know about the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine. But why is so much of this process behind closed doors? Will the public ever learn what was said? Julia Ainsley, NBC News Correspondent covering the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, explains the political calculation behind the Democrats’ decision to conduct most of their inquiry in private. Questions about the impeachment process? Email us at article2@nbcuni.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
Mulvaney admits, tries to walks back that Trump held up Ukraine aid for political reasons
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In a press briefing, Mick Mulvaney said that Trump froze US military aid because he wanted an investigation involving a DNC server and the 2016 campaign, undercutting the President's denial of a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Later, Mulvaney tried to take it all back. In a new statement he said, "There never was any condition on the flow of the aid related to the matter of the DNC server." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
Hakeem Jeffries: All the president’s men engaged in a ‘stonewalling effort’
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NBC News is reporting that "Defense Secretary Mark Esper will not comply with a subpoena from House Democrats related to their impeachment inquiry." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Nancy Pelosi after impeachment meeting: We’re legislating, we’re litigating, we’re investigating
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an update on the status of the Impeachment Inquiry following a closed-door meeting with the Democratic caucus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
WSJ: Federal prosecutors scrutinize Giuliani’s Ukraine business dealings, finances
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The Wall Street Journal reports that under their investigation federal prosecutors "are examining Giuliani's business dealings in Ukraine, including his finances, meetings and work for a city mayor there, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators also have examined Mr. Giuliani's bank records."

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Oct 15, 2019
NYT: US Diplomats urged to play down Ukraine aid freeze
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The New York Times has revealed that "American diplomats who had pushed for the Trump administration to restore security funding to Ukraine were advised by the White House to play down the release of the money when it was finally approved."

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Oct 10, 2019
Gregory Meeks: If Trump continues to obstruct, that will be part of the impeachment
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At the risk of obstructing justice, President Trump and his administration have launched a new bid to slow the unfolding impeachment inquiry. Ambassador Sondland has become a central figure in the Trump- Ukraine scandal and was served with a subpoena and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff made clear that the administration's stonewalling represents obstruction of justice. Congressman Gregory Meeks agrees with Schiff’s statement. 

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Oct 09, 2019
Support for Trump’s impeachment higher than Nixon, Clinton
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Steve Kornacki goes to the big board to break down the latest polling behind the impeachment inquiry. Support for President Trump’s impeachment is higher than when Presidents Nixon and Clinton were beginning to face their own impeachment inquiries. 

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Oct 08, 2019
Trump openly solicits dirt on opponent
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Trump openly solicits dirt from China on Biden. Cory Booker plays Hardball. And will we ever see the *full* Trump/Ukraine transcript?

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Oct 04, 2019
Witnessing a presidential meltdown
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President Trump has spun himself into a frenzy attacking the impeachment inquiry, the whistleblower, Democrats, and the media. Kamala Harris plays Hardball. And House Democrats gave the White House an ultimatum today – turn over documents related to the Ukraine call by Friday – or they’ll be subpoenaed.

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Oct 03, 2019
Trump continues to attack the Ukraine call whistleblower
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Former CIA operative officer Valerie Plame plays Hardball as Trump continues to attack the whistleblower who flagged his call with the Ukrainian President. Do Republicans have a strategy for impeachment? And Chris interviews former UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Trump & Brexit. 

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Oct 02, 2019
Pompeo listened in on Trump/Ukraine phone call
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of the officials who listened in on that phone call when Trump asked the Ukrainian President to dig up dirt on Biden. Meanwhile -- Trump spent his weekend on a Twitter tirade. And 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar plays Hardball. 

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Oct 01, 2019
Laurence Tribe makes the case for impeachment
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This will be only the fourth time in our country's history that a president has faced the imminent threat of impeachment. Laurence Tribe, author of “To End A Presidency,” makes the case for impeachment. 

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Sep 28, 2019
Kamala Harris says Trump ‘no better than any other dictator’
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The case for impeachment escalated as the whistleblower's report landed like a bombshell. The complaint released portrays a White House that recognized the president's wrongdoing and covered it up. Senator Kamala Harris says, "He's no better than any other dictator when it comes to using the resources of the people, and in the name of the people, for self aggrandizement and for personal benefit."

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Sep 27, 2019
Chris Matthews: Democrats need to seize the moment on impeachment
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On impeachment, Chris says this should be an urgent matter: “The information is here. The members of the Congress are here. The Speaker is here to lead.”

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Sep 26, 2019
Jon Meacham on impeachment: System of checks and balances showing signs of life
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the decision to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump. On impeachment, Jon Meacham says, "For so many people who lost faith in the system of checks and balances ... this is a day to say, 'The system is showing signs of life.'”

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Sep 25, 2019
WaPo: House Democrats to caucus Tuesday to discuss impeachment
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According to the Washington Post, House Democratic leaders have called a caucus meeting Tuesday to discuss questions of impeachment.

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Sep 24, 2019
Biden calls for release of transcripts on Trump’s call with Ukraine president
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In a statement, Former Vice President Biden said that, at a minimum, the President should release a transcript of the call and order that the whistleblower's complaint be released to Congress.

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Sep 21, 2019
New poll show Democrats beating Trump in head to head match-ups
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President Trump says his standing is "the best it's been" looking ahead to 2020. But a new poll from Fox News suggests otherwise. That poll showed Vice President Joe Biden widening his lead over President Trump in a head to head to 14 points. The President also loses by 8 points to Senator Bernie Sanders and 6 to Senator Elizabeth Warren. 

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Sep 20, 2019
Politico: Bolton unloads on Trump’s foreign policy
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Amid the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, President Trump is under siege and now he's taking fire from his own former National Security Adviser John Bolton. According to Politico, Bolton said the negotiations with Iran and North Korea were “doomed to failure.”

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Sep 19, 2019
Sherrod Brown says Trump’s a ‘fearful man’ for his silence on gun control
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Democrats are hoping to take advantage of the public support for gun control. They're in the middle of a series of late session speeches on the Senate floor to compel President Trump and Mitch McConnell to take action on gun control.

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Sep 18, 2019
John Brennan on Trump’s escalation with Iran: ‘No good exit’
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NBC News is reporting that, "American intelligence shows that the attack on a major Saudi oil facility was launched from Iran," and that "Democrats familiar with the details do not dispute that the attack was carried out by Iran.”

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Sep 17, 2019
Rep. Dean says new House rules sets ‘clear way we’re in in an impeachment investigation’
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In a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee today, Democrats voted to approve procedures for what Chairman Jerry Nadler is calling an impeachment inquiry of the President.

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Sep 13, 2019
Source: Michael Cohen met with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization
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NBC News is reporting that, according to a source familiar with the situation, Michael Cohen has signed a "proffer agreement" with the Manhattan District Attorney's office, agreeing to cooperate in their investigation of the Trump Organization.

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Sep 12, 2019
Chris Matthews on Trump and Bolton: ‘A marriage made in hell’
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President Trump forced National Security Adviser John Bolton out of his job, effective immediately. Chris calls it a “marriage made in hell.”

Back from their recess, Democrats are pressing Trump and congressional Republicans for action following a series of recent mass shootings. The president remains silent about specific measures he might support. Chris talks to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley about the need for gun control. 

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Sep 11, 2019
From Trump Inc. to the Trump presidency
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President Trump faces scrutiny for the money his properties have made off of his presidency. Mark Sanford joins us after announcing he's running against Trump in the Republican primary. And Stacey Abrams joins us after releasing a playbook on how the Democratic nominee in 2020 can win Georgia.

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Sep 10, 2019
Trump shows sharpie-altered hurricane forecast, doubles down on false claim
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On Sunday, the National Weather Service had to issue a statement correcting the President's claim that the state of Alabama was at risk from hurricane Dorian. When Trump held a briefing on Dorian in the Oval Office, he showed a map from last week with the projected path of the storm - that appeared to be edited by hand with a sharpie. 

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Sep 06, 2019
Daily Beast: Trumpworld Anxiety Grows Over a Rising Elizabeth Warren
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On Warren, the Daily Beast reports that, “the president has specifically highlighted what he views as her surprising political and populist talents during the Democratic primary, and has told multiple advisers and associates that he hears she could be “tougher” in a general election than many initially expected.” 

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Sep 06, 2019
Dems plan to investigate Trump’s role in hush money payments
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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are planning to refocus their investigations of the White House on the 2016 scheme to silence two women alleging affairs with the President.

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Sep 06, 2019
Trump lagging behind Democrats in 2020 matchups
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With the 2020 election about 14 months away, a new Quinnipiac Poll shows Trump trailing each of the top four Democratic candidates by double digits.

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Aug 29, 2019
Tim Ryan says pharma getting ‘away with murder’ in opioid epidemic
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A court has ruled that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma, ordering the company to pay more than $570 million. This could set a precedent for the roughly 1500 cases across the country. 

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Aug 28, 2019
Chris Matthews slams Trump for promoting his resort at G7
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On President Trump’s behavior at G7, Chris says “A public servant would have been interested in the world and its future.  A business person would be interested in profits for his resort down in Florida … It’s clear what Trump’s agenda, it’s getting his resort packed by the next G7.”



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Aug 27, 2019
Beto O’Rourke: Trump has given racism new life
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Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke was in Texas with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords meeting with victims of the recent mass shooting in El Paso.

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Aug 24, 2019
Ron Reagan on Trump’s behavior: ‘It’s only going to get worse’
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Rattled by the US economy, and his prospects for reelection, an unhinged President Trump is stumbling through a week of self-induced chaos.

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Aug 23, 2019
Chris Matthews: Trump thrives on conspiracy theories
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On Trump promoting conspiracy theories, Chris says “the really scary story, is that the man who believes all this is sitting in the Oval Office, as he likes to say, ‘calling the shots.’”

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Aug 22, 2019
Parkland father calls Trump a liar for flip-flopping on gun control
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The Daily Beast is reporting that President Trump has lost interest in passing gun control measures in the wake of the mass shootings earlier this month. Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg who was murdered in the Parkland shooting, says that Trump is a liar for flip flopping on background checks.

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Aug 21, 2019
Eric Swalwell: Zero chance McConnell, Trump support background checks
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A new NBC News Wall Street Journal poll shows overwhelming support for some reforms, including 89 percent of Americans saying they want background checks for all gun sales. 

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Aug 20, 2019
Joe Walsh on Israel barring Tlaib, Omar after Trump’s tweet: It’s unAmerican
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Israel announced it would block two American Democratic Congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit this weekend. This comes shortly after the president’s urging. 

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Aug 16, 2019
New poll shows Biden and Warren in statistical tie
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A new Economist/You Gov weekly tracking poll shows Former Vice President Joe Biden at 21%, with Senator Elizabeth Warren in second at 20%.

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Aug 15, 2019
NYT: Biden gaffes rattling advisers
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On Biden, the New York Times reports, "Some of his advisers said in interviews that they were privately nervous that his recent gaffe spree would become cemented into the larger narrative of the presidential race."

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Aug 14, 2019
Chris Matthews: Dems want background checks on guns, GOP wants to expand gun rights
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Chris explains what each political party stands for on guns. Simply put: Democrats want background checks and a ban on assault weapons.  Republicans want to "expand" the rights of Americans to own and carry weapons where ever they go.



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Aug 13, 2019
Amy Klobuchar: Trump is afraid of the NRA
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Senator Klobuchar recently released a plan that will, "end the hateful rhetoric that has become all too routine during the Trump Administration” and she has come out against Trump’s support of the NRA. 

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Aug 09, 2019
Chris Matthews: Trump has made GOP the party of, by, and for white nationalism
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On Trump’s appeal to white nationalists, Chris says “In their lemming-like way of following Trump, they are identifying their Grand Old Party as a new party of Trump-style white nationalism. This isn’t going to go away.”

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Aug 08, 2019
Pete Buttigieg calls Trump blaming video games for gun violence ‘absurd’
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Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer joined Hardball to talk about Trump’s history of anti-immigrant rhetoric and response to the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

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Aug 07, 2019
Kamala Harris on gun violence: People are dying everyday in America
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Trump's condemnation of white supremacy stands in contrast with his words from last March, when he downplayed the problem to reporters in the White House. Senator Kamala Harris says, "People are dying everyday in America ... We have babies who have been orphaned in El Paso. You look at what happened Dayton, and Gilroy, California."

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Aug 06, 2019
Malcolm Nance says Ratcliffe would have made US intel ‘Trump’s own private toy’
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The President's attempt to install a partisan loyalist to the top intelligence job in this country appears to have backfired with Congressman Ratcliffe’s nomination out of the window.

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Aug 03, 2019
Chris Matthews: The Democratic debates failed to unite the country
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On the Democratic debate on Wednesday night, Chris says it “doesn't look good, doesn't serve as an uplifting couple of hours, doesn't show me the route to victory . Or if it does, it shows me only a road that leads through more national division, including an assault on President Obama and even more destruction of national unity.

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Aug 02, 2019
113 House Democrats calling for impeachment inquiry into Trump
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President Trump continued his racist rhetoric against Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore.

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Jul 31, 2019
Al Sharpton responds to Trump's attacks
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Reverend Al. Sharpton joins Hardball to respond to President Trump's attacks against him. The latest on Trump's attacks on Rep. Cummings & inner cities. And Trump plans to nominate a partisan foot soldier as his next Director of National Intelligence.

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Jul 30, 2019
Jerry Nadler: We can’t let Trump ‘get away with these crimes’
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What are the Democrats going to do in light of the revelations highlighted by the Special Counsel? Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says, "I certainly agree that we cannot permit the president to get away with these crimes and set the precedent for other presidents."

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Jul 26, 2019
Former federal prosecutor on impeachment: There’s enough evidence, make a decision
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Should Congress impeach the president? Former Federal Prosecutor Cynthia Alksne thinks there’s enough evidence to make a decision on the matter. 

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Jul 25, 2019
Jemele Hill: I don’t know what’s so far left about equality and health care
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President Trump is pressing on with his attacks on four congresswomen of color. Jemele Hill says, "I don't know what's so far left about equality, health care. The whole thing is that the Republicans/Conservatives have always positioned progress as something that's taken from them when it's not."



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Jul 24, 2019
Joy Reid says Trump is running a ‘white nationalist re-election campaign’
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Just one day after claiming he was not happy with his supporters chanting "send her back" at his rally on Wednesday, President Trump today is walking back his attempt to disavow it. 

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Jul 20, 2019
Maya Wiley calls Trump disavowing ‘Send her back’ chants a ‘flat out lie’
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President Trump spent most of his day trying to disavow the repugnant chant from the crowd at his rally in Greenville North Carolina last night: "Send her back." Maya Wiley says, "It's a flat out lie. The video shows it's a lie. More important, he himself started the chant. He started it on Sunday with his tweeting."

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Jul 19, 2019
House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce chief Ross in criminal contempt over census
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The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents from the Oversight Committee.

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Jul 18, 2019
House passes resolution condemning Trump’s racist comments
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The House of Representatives voted to condemn President Trump for having "legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." The resolution followed the president's racist comments about four congresswomen of color. On Trump’s racist comments, Congressman Ted Lieu says, "People have told me to go back to China or Japan or North Korea. And it's very hurtful when that happens."

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Jul 17, 2019
Chris Matthews: Trump amplified his language from ‘dog whistle to bugle call’
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Chris says, “Not since Woodrow Wilson showed ‘Birth of a Nation’ in the White House has an American president been so flagrant in his racial messaging as this one.” On Trump’s racist remarks regarding four congresswomen of color, historian Jon Meacham says, “He has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist President in American history."

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Jul 17, 2019
Barbara Lee: Trump’s effort to add citizenship question to census ‘an attack on our democracy’
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Ever since the earliest days of his presidency, Donald Trump and his administration have sought to put the question of citizenship on the US Census. Today, President Trump announced he was standing down.

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Jul 12, 2019
Former Palm Beach State Attorney says Acosta ‘completely wrong’ on Epstein
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On Secretary of Labor Acosta’s defense of his handling of the Epstein case, former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry E. Krischer said, “If Mr. Acosta was truly concerned with the State’s case and felt he had to rescue the matter, he would have moved forward with the 53-page indictment that his own office drafted. Instead, Mr. Acosta brokered a secret plea deal that resulted in a Non-Prosecution Agreement.”

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Jul 11, 2019
Amy Klobuchar calls on Labor Secretary Acosta to resign after Epstein arrest
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Senator Amy Klobuchar was among the first of the Democratic Presidential candidates to call for Acosta to resign following Epstein's indictment yesterday.



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Jul 10, 2019
Carole King: Trump’s 4th of July rally feeds his ego
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Carole King is performing during the 4th of July festivities at the Capitol. On the other side by the Lincoln Memorial, Trump is hosting his own rally. On the president’s rally, Carole King says, "His spectacle with tanks and the air show and everything is feeding the ego of someone who is arguably the most insecure person on the planet."

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Jul 04, 2019
NYT: Military officials concerned about Trump’s July 4 parade
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On the president’s Independence Day parade, the New York Times reports that "Top military officials have expressed deep concern about letting the armed forces be used by the president to advance a political agenda."

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Jul 03, 2019
New poll shows Joe Biden plummets, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren rise
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A new CNN poll out today shows a significant tightening in the Democratic contest, with big gains for Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, and bad news for Former Vice President Joe Biden.



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Jul 02, 2019
The first Democratic debate: Night 2
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Night 2 of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign was marked by confrontation and rhetorical fireworks. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate.

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Jun 28, 2019
The first Democratic debate: Night 1
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The first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign kicks off from Miami with ten candidates taking the stage for the first of two two-hour debate sessions. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate.

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Jun 27, 2019
Democratic candidates hoping for breakout moment in debate
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It's a big week for the 2020 Democratic candidates with just two days to go until the first debate.

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Jun 25, 2019
Hope Hicks refused to answer 155 questions during House testimony
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The House Judiciary Committee released the official transcript from the Hope Hicks closed door testimony yesterday, where she wouldn’t answer 155 questions. For example, Hicks wouldn't say whether she had been truthful in her testimony to Robert Mueller.

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Jun 21, 2019
WaPo: Trump re-election rally speech filled with false, misleading claims
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According to the Washington Post Fact Checker, President Trump's speech "was littered with the same false or misleading claims he has so often repeated as President."

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Jun 20, 2019
Amy Klobuchar: Trump promised an economy so many people aren’t a part of
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Senator Klobuchar released her 100-day plan today, laying out a number of actions she plans to take if she wins the White House.

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Jun 19, 2019
New polling backs up leaked Trump internals showing him behind Biden
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New head-to-head numbers for the president and his most likely Democratic opponents are consistent with what other pollsters are finding from other outlets. There's a 10 point lead for Biden, 9 points for Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg all have a one-to-two-point lead over Trump. 

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Jun 18, 2019
Chris Matthews to Democrats: You won’t impeach, you don’t scare Trump
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President Trump is defending his willingness to accept dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power without reporting it to the FBI. On impeachment, Chris says that Democrats aren’t moving on the issue and it doesn’t scare the president. 

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Jun 14, 2019
Trump: If foreigners offered info for 2020, ‘I think I’d take it’
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In a stunning admission, the President told ABC News that he has no problem accepting dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power. In fact, Trump denied that foreign help should even be considered election interference.

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Jun 13, 2019
Poll: Biden leads Trump by 13 points nationwide
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Even as the president tried to parry reports that he's afraid of Biden, a new poll out today undercut him. The new Quinnipiac poll shows the president losing to Biden in a general election matchup by 13-points.

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Jun 12, 2019
2020 Democrats criticize Biden’s support for Hyde amendment
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2020 Democratic candidates for President were quick to pounce on Biden's position regarding the Hyde Amendment. 

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Jun 07, 2019
Claire McCaskill: Trump dodged draft ‘because he had power and money’
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President Trump is sounding off in London on day three of his European tour commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.






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Jun 06, 2019
Michael Bennett: 'Our farmers are paying the price' for Trump's tariffs
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The president has vowed to apply tariffs of 5 percent on all Mexican goods next week and increase the rate to 25 percent in coming months if Mexico does not substantially halt illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexican border. Presidential Candidate Michael Bennett says that, "Our farmers are paying the price for Donald Trump not understanding the most basic thing about economics."

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Jun 05, 2019
Eric Swalwell: Trump a ‘guilty person trying to clean up’ after Mueller statement
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On Wednesday, Mueller said that the evidence he gathered does not clear the President of criminal obstruction. The President fired back the next day. 

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May 31, 2019
Beto O’Rourke on impeaching Trump: Act now or lose our democracy forever
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Robert Mueller made clear that he was bound to the Justice Department's legal opinion, that a sitting President can’t be indicted while in office. On whether Congress should impeach, Beto O’Rourke says, “We will be judged by how we face these facts."

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May 30, 2019
Pete Buttigieg says Trump defending Kim not first time he aligned with a dictator
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We're bringing the show to you tonight from South Bend Indiana, where earlier on Tuesday, Chris sat down with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg in advance of our Town Hall next Monday. On Trump siding with Kim’s comments about Joe Biden, the South Bend Mayor it’s not the first time the President has aligned with a dictator, and most likely not the last.

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May 29, 2019
Trump’s attacks on Pelosi similar to GOP conspiracy theories on Clinton
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Trump’s recent attack on Nancy Pelosi's mental competency bears a striking similarity to the conspiracy theories that spread in 2016 about Hillary Clinton's health.



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May 25, 2019
Politico: GOP acknowledges Trump-Pelosi fight hurts President more
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On the 2020 election, Chris says Democrats need a candidate not afraid to hit back at President Trump. Chris gives a shoutout to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s recent comments on Trump’s draft dodging during the Vietnam war. 

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May 24, 2019
Maxine Waters: I never trusted Trump to get infrastructure done
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Speaker Pelosi expressed disappointment the President wouldn't work with Democrats on infrastructure. Congresswoman Maxine Waters says that she never trusted Trump to get infrastructure done. 

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May 23, 2019
Rep. Madeleine Dean calls for an impeachment inquiry
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On Hardball Congresswoman Madeleine Dean said, "It is a grave day and that's why today I actually decided to make an important statement to both my committee, to my chairman, and to my leadership that we must open an impeachment inquiry."

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May 22, 2019
Cohen says Trump attorney Jay Sekulow told him to give false info to Congress
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President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers behind closed doors that Jay Sekulow, one of the president's attorneys, encouraged him to give untrue information to lawmakers about the Trump Tower project in Moscow, according to transcripts released Monday.

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May 21, 2019
'The Deciders' Town Hall Live From Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Chris Matthews hosts a special edition of Hardball tonight, live from the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area. After voting for Obama in 2008 and 2012, this area of Pennsylvania switched widely in 2016, giving a big majority vote to Trump.

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May 17, 2019
Alabama State Rep on abortion ban: These men need to stay out of our wombs
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Alabama State Representative Merika Coleman said the recently signed near total abortion ban could overturn Roe v. Wade and lead to more ‘abortions in back alleys.’

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May 16, 2019
John Bolton beats war drums again in US-Iran standoff
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The New York Times reports the Trump administration is reviewing plans that could include a dramatic troop surge in the Middle East.

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May 15, 2019
Dow Jones down 600 points in response to Trump’s trade war with China
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The escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China wiped more than $1 trillion from global markets in just one day.




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May 14, 2019
NYT: White House asked Don McGahn to say Trump didn’t obstruct justice
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The New York Times reports that the White House asked Don McGahn “to say publicly that he never believed the president obstructed justice, according to two people briefed on the requests. Mr. McGahn, who was the president’s first White House counsel, declined.”

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May 11, 2019
NYT: White House asked Don McGahn to say Trump didn’t obstruct justice
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The New York Times reports that the White House asked Don McGahn “to say publicly that he never believed the president obstructed justice, according to two people briefed on the requests. Mr. McGahn, who was the president’s first White House counsel, declined.”

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May 11, 2019
NY State Senate passes bill allowing Congress to get Trump tax returns
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The New York State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for Congress to obtain President Donald Trump's state tax returns, a measure that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he will sign if it reaches his desk.

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May 10, 2019
NY State Senate passes bill allowing Congress to get Trump tax returns
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The New York State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for Congress to obtain President Donald Trump's state tax returns, a measure that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he will sign if it reaches his desk.

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May 10, 2019
House Intel Chair subpoenas DOJ for all materials related to Russia investigation
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The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice for all materials in the Russia investigation, “including the Report and underlying evidence.”

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May 09, 2019
House Intel Chair subpoenas DOJ for all materials related to Russia investigation
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The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice for all materials in the Russia investigation, “including the Report and underlying evidence.”

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May 09, 2019
NYT: Trump business lost more than $1 billion over 10 years
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Trump lost $1.17 billion between 1985 and 1994, according to tax documents obtained by the New York Times. 

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May 08, 2019
Poll: 60% say Trump dishonest in handling of Mueller probe
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A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that 60% of Americans say President Trump has been dishonest in his handling of the Russia probe.

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May 07, 2019
Trump & Putin agree to forget election interference
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On a phone call today, the American President and the Russian President chose to ignore Mueller's report of "sweeping and systematic" Russian interference. An early snapshot of voter preference doesn't look good for President Trump. And there are at least 18 bills restricting voting rights actively moving through nine states with Republican controlled legislatures.

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May 04, 2019
Dangerously close to a constitutional crisis
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Attorney General William Barr refused to appear before the House Judiciary Committee today – and the President is likely to prevent administration officials from testifying before Congress. The Attorney General’s testimony yesterday made it clear that he believes Trump has the power to obstruct investigations. And both Hillary & Biden appear to be living "rent-free" in Trump's head.

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May 03, 2019
Kamala Harris: Barr clearly intended to mislead the American public
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Chris interviews Kamala Harris on her line of questioning of Attorney General William Barr today. Our panel discusses how Barr spent his testimony today defending Trump's actions on the Russia investigation. And now Barr is refusing to appear in front of the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow. 

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May 02, 2019
Clash between Congress & DOJ intensifies
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Attorney General Bill Barr is threatening to not testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Chris interviews the General President of the International Association of Firefighters -- who endorsed Biden today. And Chris talks to Gold Star father Khizr Khan and former Tree of Life Synagogue Rabbi Chuck Diamond about Saturday's synagogue shooting in California. 

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Apr 30, 2019
WaPo: Rosenstein told Trump he agreed President was treated unfairly
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The Washington Post reveals that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tried to mollify the President in an effort to keep his job. The Washington Post reports that "Rosenstein also told the president more than once that he agreed Trump was being treated unfairly."

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Apr 27, 2019
Eric Swalwell: Trump leading like a Russian authoritative figure
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NBC News reports that The Mueller report's narrative of secret meetings between members of Donald Trump's orbit and Russian operatives — contacts that occurred both before and after the 2016 election — portrays a political campaign that left itself open to a covert Russian influence operation, former intelligence officials and other experts say.





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Apr 26, 2019
NYT: Trump’s ego hindering efforts to thwart election interference
The New York Times reports that, before she was fired, "Kirstjen Nielsen tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: preparing for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election."

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Apr 25, 2019
Maxine Waters: We’re going to have to impeach
Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently tweeted an endorsement of impeachment proceedings, saying “Mueller kicked the impeachment ball to the Congress. The Constitution gives the responsibility to Congress to impeach an unfit president - "high crimes and misdemeanors." What more do we need?”

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Apr 24, 2019