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Does the list of DNC speakers give insight into who Biden will choose as his running mate?

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:01

With the list of speakers for the Democratic National Convention released, NBC News' Mike Memoli discusses how that information could give some insight into who former Vice President Biden is considering to pick as his running mate for the 2020 election.

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The wreckage Joe Biden might inherit

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 13:51

The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson writes about the 'wreckage' Biden will inherit if he wins in November, and Robinson joins Morning Joe to discuss.

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Dr. Osterholm on calling for another lockdown

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 13:17

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research Policy, is calling for another shutdown to get control over the coronavirus, and he joins Morning Joe to discuss.

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How COVID-19 impacts mental health and what to do about it

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:59

Child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Gillian Galen discusses how the coronavirus is impacting the mental health of young people and medical workers.

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Voters weigh in on right track/wrong track and if election were held today

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:30

Just 23 percent of voters think the country is headed in the right direction, according to more new polling, and if the election were held today, 54 percent would vote for Joe Biden and 40 percent for Trump. The panel discusses.

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DNC announces speakers for upcoming convention

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:43

Morning Joe offers a first look at the headlining speakers for next week's DNC.

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Biden leads among all genders and age groups: polling

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:34

Joe Biden is leading with both men and women and all age groups according to new Morning Consult polling.

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Trump suggests flu of 1918 ended WWII in 1945

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:16

During a Monday press conference, the president incorrectly said the 1918 flu 'probably ended' WWII, which happened two decades later. Joe Scarborough weighs in on the president's remarks.

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Trump’s executive orders on coronavirus relief may not be as helpful as he portrays them

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:11

President Trump signed executive orders on Saturday that he said would help people facing poverty and eviction due to the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The orders defer payroll taxes for people earning less than $100,000 per year (the

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COVID-19 is affecting kids' brains leaving troubling side effects

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:00

New evidence shows COVID-19 is having dramatic neurological side effects on kids' brains. NBC News Correspondent Willem Marx reports on the emerging science from London.

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How Biden's vice presidential pick could change the 2020 race

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:40

Joe Biden will announce his VP candidate at any time according to The New York Times. How could that affect the 2020 presidential campaign? We discuss it with fmr. Obama aide David Plouffe & Bloomberg's Tim O'Brien.

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Marq Claxton: Conduct of officers involved in George Floyd’s death is ‘egregious’

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:37

Fmr. NYPD Detective Marq Claxton tells Lawrence O’Donnell that the newly released body cam footage from two officers involved in the killing of George Floyd shows there was no justification for “depriving Mr. Floyd from breathing by placing a knee on his

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Kurt Andersen: Trump cares about stock market, not American deaths

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:27

Kurt Andersen, author of “Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America,” joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how the economic right “hijacked our economic system” and how the Trump administration’s coronavirus response fits right into their playbook.

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Trump insists kids are immune to COVID-19. They're not.

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:23

The president keeps insisting that kids are not really at risk from the cononavirus, but the science tells a completely different story. Dr. Merecedes Carnethon joins to discuss.

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Neal Katyal: Trump’s COVID relief orders are a ‘legal catastrophe’

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:18

Trump’s executive orders and memos go above and beyond what a president is allowed to do, according to former acting U.S. solicitor general Neal Katyal. Neal tells Lawrence O'Donnell that the president’s moves are ‘policy disasters’ that and, specifically

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Trump again attacks mail voting as COVID-19 cases top 5,000,000

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:16

With the nation hitting another grim coronavirus milestone with over 5 million confirmed cases, the president used his latest briefing to attack efforts to vote by mail and dismissed election meddling by Russia instead hitting Democrats. MSNBC's Brian

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Trump weaponizes postal service to hurt Americans voting by mail

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:50

Marc Elias, founder of Democracy Docket, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump is trying to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service in order to undermine the ability of Americans to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic Trump's administration

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Intelligence officials risk Trump's wrath delivering hard truths

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:37

Robert Draper, writer at large for the New York Times Magazine, talks with Rachel Maddow about his latest reporting on how U.S. intelligence officials have learned to tailor their reports to better suit what Donald Trump wants to hear.

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Trump wielding presidency like an autocrat: to preserve his power

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:14

Rachel Maddow looks at how Donald Trump is following a pattern common to dictators and autocrats, using the power of the government he leads to preserve his own power, with elections being mere window dressing.

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Katie Hill on the ‘double standard’ facing Biden’s VP

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:07

“We still have so much more work to do,” says former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill. “One of the things that we see the most is the double standard to which women are held. And we’re seeing this play out perfectly in the VP process.”

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