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Trump's rallies keep growing as the pandemic gets worse

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:49
As Covid-19 cases keep surging across much of the nation with Election Day less than two weeks away, the president is holding bigger and bigger rallies with few masks and no social distancing. Jonathan Lemire discusses.
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Rep. Schiff: DNI Director should not be trusted ‘without proof on the table’

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:25
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says voters should be cautious about information announced by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on election interference because of his history of providing “campaign fodder for the president.” Schiff tells Lawrence O’Donnell the information about Russian and Iranian interference must be further investigated to determine whether it’s “Ratcliffe spin or the assessment of the analysts.”
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Trump skips debate prep, reveals no plan for a second term

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:20
With less than two weeks until election day, the president has not laid out a clear plan for a potential second term. He also is not attending debate prep, opting instead to hold huge rallies defying Covid-19 guidance. Annie Karni reacts.
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Obama stumps for Biden as Trump ignores Covid risk at huge rally

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:19
Joe Biden spent the last day before the final presidential debate preparing for his face-to-face with Trump while Barack Obama hit the trail. Meanwhile, Trump held yet another huge rally ignoring the risk to his supporters from Covid-19.
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Bernie: Americans want a president who won’t argue with Leslie Stahl or Dr. Fauci

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:24
“What the American people want is a president who is not going to create hysteria every single day, not going to be firing people, not going to be attacking people, not going to be arguing with Leslie Stahl or Dr. Fauci,” says Sen. Sanders. “They would like a President who would maybe focus on their needs.”
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DNI Ratcliffe message in classified briefing different from public remarks: Schumer

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:23
Senator Chuck Schumer points out to Rachel Maddow that even though DNI John Ratcliffe said at his press conference that Iran was trying to damage Donald Trump, that was not conveyed in the classified briefing he received, which emphasized a goal of general chaos.
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Trump wants to make the election about ‘corruption.’ Here’s why that could backfire.

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:14
Chris Hayes runs through the endless list of corrupt schemes involving Trump that show why he is “the most flagrantly corrupt president in recent memory, possibly ever.”
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Intel director issues high-drama, low-clarity warning on Iran, Russia election operations

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:04
Rachel Maddow reports on a last minute press announcement by DNI John Ratcliffe, attended by other security officials, in which he cautioned, without specificity, that Iran and Russia are using voter information to undermine confidence in the 2020 election.
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FBI announces Iran, Russia interfering in election

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 23:43
The FBI announced that Iran and Russia have ‘taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections.’ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe says that Iran was trying to meddle in the election and that Russia has obtained American voter information.
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Obama: Fox News would have called me ‘Beijing Barry’ if I had a secret Chinese bank account

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 22:54
During a campaign speech in Philadelphia, Pa., former President Obama slammed President Trump for the New York Times’ reporting that he had a secret Chinese bank account. Obama joked that if he himself had been in such a controversy, Fox News would have called him “Beijing Barry.”
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‘We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook’: Obama slams Trump's Covid-19 response

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 22:17
Former President Obama slammed President Trump’s Covid-19 response, saying his administration left the current one a “pandemic playbook” on how to handle a situation like the coronavirus, which Trump did not follow.
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The harrowing effects of the Trump administration’s cruel separation policy

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 22:03
Jacob Soboroff speaks with Nicolle Wallace on his reporting that lawyers say they have yet to track down the parents of over 500 children, who are still separated from their parents years after the Trump administration’s separation program
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Obama speaks to voters on the street in Philadelphia

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 21:17
Former President Barack Obama stopped on the street to talk to voters in Philadelphia, Pa., while campaigning for Joe Biden. Obama sympathized with supporters about the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic and said Biden would lead the way forward for the U.S.
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LA County Supervisor speaks out on burnt ballot box

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 21:07
After a ballot drop box fire in Los Angeles, authorities are investigating possible arson. Los Angeles County Board Supervisor and former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis comments on the effort to salvage damaged ballots.
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Pope Francis has said progressive things before only to backtrack. Civil unions could be the same.

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 21:07
Perhaps the reason the pontiff's declaration seems so promising is that for far too long LGBTQ Roman Catholics have been marginalized by the church.
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Reports of Trump's secret Chinese bank account spark controversy

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 19:21
There's a lot to unpack in the new reporting, but it's probably worth dwelling on Trump's previously undisclosed bank account in China.
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Rick Bright claims Trump is 'hiding the truth' of Covid from Americans

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:34
Rick Bright, who resigned from the Department of Health and Human services earlier this year, criticized President Trump as someone who was intent on "hiding the truth from Americans."
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Hawkfish CEO calls effect of Trump’s dialogue around mail-in voting in FL ‘terrifying’

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 16:27
Republicans are getting more voters registered in Florida. CEO of Hawkfish, Josh Mendelsohn joins Stephanie Ruhle to break down what that could mean for the critical battleground state.
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Michigan Senate race tightens between Democratic incumbent and Republican rising star

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 15:00
NBC's Shaquille Brewster reports from Michigan where the Senate race between Democratic incumbent Sen. Gary Peters and Republican John James is tightening.
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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to three criminal charges

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:55
Drug maker Purdue Pharma reaches settlement over its marketing of OxyContin and will plead guilty to three criminal charges, NBC’s Pete Williams reports.
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