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Bill Clinton calls Donald Trump a 'master brander'

msnbc.com — That's one of the reasons the former president believes the 2016 Republican front-runner is doing so well in the polls. "He's the most interesting character out there," Clinton said Tuesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." But Clinton admitted he's supporting the 2016 Democratic candidate he saw recently "singing on 'Saturday Night Live'" - his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Obama: Inaction on gun violence is a political decision

msnbc.com — For the second day in a row, an President Obama spoke forcefully about the scourge of gun violence in America. "This is happening every single day in forgotten neighborhoods around the country. Every single day, kids are just running for their lives just trying to get to school," Obama said at a White House press conference that followed an event announcing the departure of Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Oct 02, 2015

RT @MSNBC: .@POTUS speaks forcefully about scourge of gun violence in America during press conference on.msnbc.com/1OMPcQS pic.twitter.com/7gG41yGrpv

Oct 02, 2015

RT @MSNBC: .@POTUS speaks forcefully about scourge of gun violence in America during press conference on.msnbc.com/1OMPcQS pic.twitter.com/7gG41yGrpv

Obama calls for 'cooperation over conflict' at UN General Assembly

msnbc.com — President Barack Obama called for "cooperation over conflict" Monday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, pointing to the historic Iran nuclear accord as an example of diplomacy making the world safer. "For two years, the U.S. and our partners - including Russia, including China - stuck together in complex negotiations.

Rick Perry drops out of 2016 race

Donald Trump signs RNC 'pledge' to support GOP

msnbc.com — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has signed onto the Republican National Committee's "pledge" to support the GOP nominee in 2016 if he does not win the nomination himself. "I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands," Trump said at a press conference Thursday at Trump Tower in Manhattan, holding up the pledge document with his signature on it.

Donald Trump to meet with RNC Chair Reince Priebus

msnbc.com — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday in New York City, NBC News has confirmed. The meeting comes amid reports that the RNC has asked the GOP candidates to "pledge" not to run as a third-party candidate if unsuccessful at clinching the nomination.

Hurricane Katrina anniversary: Watch footage of the storm's devatation

msnbc.com — "This is the nightmare that New Orleans residents have worried about for years," NBC's Natalie Morales said on "TODAY" on the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. The loss of life and devastation of property was staggering as the storm flooded 80% of the city.

Pat Robertson links stock market plunge to abortion

msnbc.com — Far-right televangelist Pat Robertson linked Monday's precipitous drop in the stock market to the issue of abortion in the U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened down about 1,000 points Monday, on that China's economy - the second largest in the world - is losing steam.

Obama 'frustrated' that US doesn't have stronger gun laws

msnbc.com — "If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I've been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws - even in the face of repeated mass killings," Obama told the BBC in an interview.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @msnbc: Just before the #LafayetteShooting, Obama said he was "frustrated" that the US doesn't have stronger gun laws: on.msnbc.com/1RXnKCq

Obama: Without Iran deal, we risk more war

msnbc.com — President Barack Obama on Wednesday described the historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear program as the best way to make the world safer and more secure, and challenged critics at home and abroad to offer an alternative that doesn't mean war.
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Oct 08, 2015

RT @BenjySarlin: The GOP field's renewed zeal for giant tax cuts for the rich is setting up an epic 2016 showdown: msnbc.com/msnbc/gops-bud…

Oct 08, 2015

RT @aseitzwald: McCarthy on comments about Benghazi Committee: "Well, that wasn't helpful."

Oct 08, 2015

RT @MSNBC: BREAKING: Rep. Kevin McCarthy drops out of Speaker race. Tune in to MSNBC for the latest.

Oct 08, 2015

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