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Biden’s new energy secretary on why she’s ‘obsessed’ with creating green jobs

Biden’s new energy secretary on why she’s ‘obsessed’ with creating green jobs

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.“I am all about bringing clean energy jobs, especially to communities that have relied … on a product that is based on oil and gas,” Jennifer Granholm tells Chris Hayes just hours after her confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Energy. Read More

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State Sen. Jeff Jackson: 'We’re going to show this state something it hasn’t seen before.'

State Sen. Jeff Jackson: 'We’re going to show this state something it hasn’t seen before.'

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.North Carolina Democratic state Sen. Jeff Jackson joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss the race for the North Carolina U.S Senate seat and how he plans on reaching out to black voters.Read More

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U.S. attorney investigating Capitol 'reconnaissance tours' ahead of pro-Trump riot

U.S. attorney investigating Capitol 'reconnaissance tours' ahead of pro-Trump riot

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Rep. Tim Ryan talks with Rachel Maddow about the D.C. federal prosecutor's office "reviewing the footage" of members of Congress who gave tours of the Capitol ahead of the pro-Trump riots on January 6th, as well as the revelation that right-wing extremists want to blow up the Capitol and kill members of Congress at the State of the Union Address.Read More

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Biden’s Covid relief bill is extremely popular. So why do D.C. Republicans oppose it?

Biden’s Covid relief bill is extremely popular. So why do D.C. Republicans oppose it?

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.“The fundamental defining feature of American politics is that one coalition has become detached from broad public opinion, from trying to achieve truly national majorities," says Chris Hayes on Congressional Republicans opposing Covid relief despite widespread popularity.Read More

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GOP senators accidentally undercut their own minimum-wage argument

GOP senators accidentally undercut their own minimum-wage argument

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 25, 2021, 2:24 PM UTCBy Steve BenenOne of the first times I heard a congressional Republican argue against a minimum-wage increase by flubbing the basics of inflation was in 2013. Then-Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), five years before her election to the Senate, argued against raising the minimum wage above $7.25 an hour because, when she was a teenager, she made $2.15 an hour and she "."The trouble, of course, was that in inflation-adjusted terms, that was over $12 an hour. The Tennessee Republican...

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Manhattan district attorney obtains Trump's tax returns

Manhattan district attorney obtains Trump's tax returns

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has obtained copies of former President Trump's tax returns after a Supreme Court decision allowed them to be turned over earlier this week. NBC's Tom Winter has details.Read More

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Republican bad faith seen in hollow objections to Biden HHS nominee Becerra

Republican bad faith seen in hollow objections to Biden HHS nominee Becerra

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Rachel Maddow points out how inconsistent Republican objections to President Biden's nominee for HHS secretary, Xavier Becerra, are with their past support for a Republican president's nominees.Read More

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Rep. Connolly says he looks at Republican colleagues ‘quite differently’ after Capitol insurrection

Rep. Connolly says he looks at Republican colleagues ‘quite differently’ after Capitol insurrection

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Oversight Cmte. Chairman Gerry Connolly tells Lawrence O'Donnell that Republicans who voted to overturn the election "are not just political adversaries, they are people who align themselves consciously with a violent mob that meant to do harm to you, your staff, the vice president of the United States, among others."Read More

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Someone needs to ask the hard questions about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots

Someone needs to ask the hard questions about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 24, 2021, 7:26 PM UTCBy , MSNBC Opinion ColumnistThe Senate on the Capitol on Tuesday. And I have to be honest: I was not impressed.Neither the senators nor their witnesses addressed the toughest questions: Why didn’t you see what so many civilians did?The cadre of former Capitol security chiefs testifying might as well have played a continuous recorded loop of them reciting in unison, “the intelligence wasn’t there,” in response to senators’ equally redundant questions about the Capitol security...

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Sen. Johnson promotes 'firehose of falsehoods' at hearing

Sen. Johnson promotes 'firehose of falsehoods' at hearing

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.During Tuesday's joint Senate committee hearing, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., promoted conspiracy theories about U.S. Capitol attackers. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's editorial board penned a recent op-ed on why the senator 'must go'.Read More

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GOP leaders publicly clash (again) over Trump's role in the party

GOP leaders publicly clash (again) over Trump's role in the party

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 24, 2021, 5:54 PM UTCBy Steve BenenSoon after the insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) went further than most in her party to condemn Donald Trump's role in inciting violence. The Wyoming congresswoman, the #3 leader in the House Republican conference, , among other things, that there had "never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States."More than a few Republicans have condemned Cheney's principled stand, though she a recent...

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Ashley Parker: The Biden admin is dealing with the ‘dangerous misinformation’ Trump put out about covid

Ashley Parker: The Biden admin is dealing with the ‘dangerous misinformation’ Trump put out about covid

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.White House Bureau Chief at the Washington Post Ashley Parker remarks on the difficulties Biden is facing in his fight against covid after his predecessor went against the scienceRead More

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Why Ron Johnson is peddling ridiculous Jan. 6 conspiracy theories

Why Ron Johnson is peddling ridiculous Jan. 6 conspiracy theories

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 24, 2021, 1:00 PM UTCBy Steve BenenThe Senate yesterday held its first public hearing on the deadly insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, and as the proceedings came to a close, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) published a notable message online."As our hearing concludes," the Minnesota Democrat , "I want to make one thing clear: 'provocateurs' did not storm the Capitol. They were not 'fake Trump protestors.' The mood on January 6th was not 'festive.' That is disinformation."There was a reason, of...

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Beto O’Rourke: Texas volunteers ‘doing the job the government should do’

Beto O’Rourke: Texas volunteers ‘doing the job the government should do’

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and other Democrats have raised millions in relief for Texans suffering from the devastating winter storm. He joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss those relief efforts and how the lack of help from Republican leaders shows that Texans must “put people in positions of power who actually care for those that they represent and swear that they serve.”Read More

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Republicans apparently shocked to learn Biden nominee shares Biden's views

Republicans apparently shocked to learn Biden nominee shares Biden's views

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Rachel Maddow looks at the bad faith Republican objection to President Joe Biden's nominee for Interior Secretary, Rep. Deb Haaland, that Haaland shares Biden's concerns about drilling for oil on public land, concerns that Biden voices in the campaign for president, that he won.Read More

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Understanding Lindsey Graham's sycophantic posture toward Trump

Understanding Lindsey Graham's sycophantic posture toward Trump

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 22, 2021, 2:24 PM UTCBy Steve BenenIt's no secret that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was a fierce opponent of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, but the nature of the senator's criticisms at the time were more practical than principled.The Republican Party, Graham said in Feb. 2016, would get "" with Trump as the nominee. The South Carolinian a few months later, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed."The message wasn't exactly subtle: Graham's focus was electoral, not substantive. He...

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Lindsey Graham says a policy-driven Trump will lead the GOP

Lindsey Graham says a policy-driven Trump will lead the GOP

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.After spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago before Trump's upcoming CPAC speech, Sen. Lindsey Graham says a policy-driven Trump is ready to lead the Republican Party into the future. We discuss with David Plouffe and Tim Miller.Read More

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Why Ted Cruz grabbed a shovel after falling into a ditch

Why Ted Cruz grabbed a shovel after falling into a ditch

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 23, 2021, 2:27 PM UTCBy Steve BenenIt's not exactly a secret that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ran into a little trouble last week when his constituents lacked access to reliable power and water, and he responded by taking off for a vacation in Mexico. The Republican conceded this was "."As part of his damage-control strategy, Cancun Cruz turned to Fox News' Sean Hannity last week, and last night, the senator once again sought out the comfortable confines of Hannity's program.The interview began with the...

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'Massive cash infusion' to Trump's 2016 campaign a likely focus of investigators

'Massive cash infusion' to Trump's 2016 campaign a likely focus of investigators

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Susanne Craig, investigative reporter for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about why fraud investigators are likely to focus on the unanswered questions related to tens of millions of dollars that went to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign just as he was running low on funds.Read More

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GOP senators rediscover their fear of a 'politicized' Justice Dept

GOP senators rediscover their fear of a 'politicized' Justice Dept

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 23, 2021, 1:40 PM UTCBy Steve BenenMerrick Garland's Senate confirmation hearing went quite smoothly yesterday, though there was a recurring theme stressed by several Republicans on the Judiciary Committee. TPM nicely:A number of Republican senators who blithely supported former Attorney General Bill Barr using his post to act as former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer are suddenly expressing serious concern that Merrick Garland promise to be apolitical in the same role.At one point during the...

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Manchin, Republicans find new disdain for mean tweets in assessing Tanden nomination

Manchin, Republicans find new disdain for mean tweets in assessing Tanden nomination

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Rachel Maddow notes that Senator Joe Manchin as well as a number of Republican senators didn't seem to have much trouble with the odious Twitter conduct of Richard Grenell when they voted to confirm him as Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany, but when it comes to President Joe Biden's OMB nominee, Neera Tanden, they've suddenly found a new standard for acceptable tweeting.Read More

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GOP leader isn't ready yet to move on from party's Big Lie

GOP leader isn't ready yet to move on from party's Big Lie

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 22, 2021, 1:00 PM UTCBy Steve BenenAs Donald Trump's recent impeachment trial got underway, several Republicans denounced the proceedings, insisting that Democrats should simply "" rather than holding the former president accountable. After all, the deadly insurrectionist riot that Trump incited was a whole month ago, so why should Congress maintain such a retrospective focus?Former Ambassador Nikki Haley Fox News, reference to her former boss, "I mean, give the man a break. I mean, move on." Around the...

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Just 17 percent of Trump voters think Biden legitimately elected

Just 17 percent of Trump voters think Biden legitimately elected

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Just 17 percent of Trump voters believe that Joe Biden was legitimately elected in 2020, according to new USA Today/Suffolk University polling. The Morning Joe panel discusses.Read More

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AOC visits Houston food bank after raising $3.2 million for relief efforts in Texas

AOC visits Houston food bank after raising $3.2 million for relief efforts in Texas

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised $3.2 million for relief efforts in Texas before visiting a Houston food bank to help with recovery while the state's representative, Sen. Ted Cruz, is on defense after a trip to Cancun. Read More

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Opinion | Bipartisanship is only encouraging fascism at this point

Opinion | Bipartisanship is only encouraging fascism at this point

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Feb. 20, 2021, 1:46 PM UTCBy , MSNBC Opinion ColumnistIn his on Friday, President Joe Biden that we are "at an inflection point" between those who believe "autocracy is the best way forward" and those who think democracy is. While making it clear that we have to "defend" and "strengthen" democracy, he affirmed, "I believe that — every ounce of my being — that democracy will and must prevail."That Trump incited the attacks is the very crux of fascism.Think about those words for a moment. The president of the...

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