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Police capture accused cop killer Eric Frein — Accused cop killer Eric Frein has been captured by Pennsylvania State Police after a 48-day manhunt. Jim Cavanaugh and Clint Van Zant discuss.

'The Daily Rundown With José Díaz-Balart' premieres November 17 — On Monday, November 17, msnbc will debut The Daily Rundown with José Díaz-Balart, a two-hour program that will air weekdays at 9 a.m. ET.

Lena Dunham leads star-studded Planned Parenthood campaign — Actress Mindy Kaling plays an OB-GYN on her hit TV show "The Mindy Project" but she has notoriously avoided getting political - until now. Kaling joined a host of celebrity women, led by "Girls" star Lena Dunham, who posted selfies wearing Planned Parenthood T-shirts over the past 24 hours using the hashtag #iamwatching2014.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @carenspruch: Favorite way to spend the day: Talking to @msnbc about all the great work work @lenadunham does for @ppact!

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay: I'm proud — After years of staying relatively silent, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday for the first time publicly, saying that "while I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now."
Oct 30, 2014

Intrigued by how @tim_cook used his announcement to offer a lesson about empathy. Good for him.

Oct 30, 2014

Cook's op-ed isn't about just coming out, it's about being a role model for those who aren't confortable to do so yet…

Final immigration actions being sent to Obama — José Díaz-Balart talks to Adrian Carrasquillo and Julio Ricardo Varela about the immigration action expected from the White House before the end of the year.

McConnell campaign event proves sleepy, underwhelming — LOUISVILLE, KY. - The event featuring Sen. Mitch McConnell was billed as a "Restore America Rally." As rallies went, it had the rough feeling of a Quaker worship meeting. As campaign events went, the candidate's name was hardly mentioned. McConnell spoke halfway through the gathering and left without taking questions or staying to see co-headliner Louisiana Gov.
Oct 30, 2014

Sleepy "rally" for McConnell, but enthusiasm isn't everything…

Oct 30, 2014

I've always had a strange sort of respect for the magnitude of McConnell's chutzpah.… via @irin

Oct 30, 2014

Kind of amazing to have McConnell use the line that the 1% is doing fine (and blaming Democrats)…

Hillary Clinton heckled by immigration activists — "Immigration is an important issue," she replied, after the first wave of protesters heckled her. "If you had just given me a minute, I would have gotten to the DREAM Act," Clinton continued after first trying to speak over their shouts.

Glenn Greenwald on the origins of the word ‘terrorism’ — Journalist Glenn Greenwald explains where the word "terrorism" comes from and why he thinks it should only be used to describe very specific circumstances.

Aid worker defies quarantine, takes off on bike — Nurse Kaci Hickox vowed on Wednesday evening to challenge any legal orders forcing an in-home quarantine, and said she as doing so on behalf of all the aid workers who will be returning from Ebola hot spots in the coming months.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @msnbc: Nurse Kaci Hickox vows to challenge Ebola quarantine: "We have to make decisions based on science"

'America has never been defined by fear' — Perhaps the largest chasm in American politics is the gap between President Obama's beliefs and the beliefs his far-right critics ascribe to him. For six years, Republicans have levied all kinds of creative attacks against the president, but among the most persistent is the one that questions Obama's love of country.

Report: Minorities more likely to cast provisional ballots — With voters set to go to the polls next week - and many already having done so - a new report offers yet another reason to fear that racial minorities may face extra barriers.
Oct 30, 2014

New @amprog report finds minorities more likelyto be forced to cast provisional ballots in OH, NC, CA & other states.…

Political powerhouses hitting the road for 2014 — President Obama is making his way to Maine to campaign for Michael Michaud and Mitt Romney heads to Alaska, but will these big names make a difference in the outcome on November 4th? NBC's Mark Murray joins to discuss.

Changing opinions and minds in Colorado — Abby Huntsman discusses why she thinks, Cory Gardner, the Republican Senate candidate from Colorado, may win on November 4th, because of his willingness to keep an open mind.

Watching You, Watching Me: How surveillance affects modern life — A new exhibition from the Open Society Foundation runs from Nov. 4, 2014 through May 8, 2015.
Oct 30, 2014

(The real source of that image is from this fascinating slideshow:… via @MeredithLClark)

When the going gets tough, Scott Brown falls to pieces — In an season in which plenty of politicians are trying to deliberately terrify voters, Republican Scott Brown stands out - offering a unique combination of demagoguery, cynicism, cowardice, and confusion.
Oct 30, 2014

If crises reveal a person's true character, recent tumult suggests Scott Brown has the spine of a marshmallow #nhsen

House GOP's lawyers give up on anti-Obama lawsuit — More than four months after House Republicans announced their historic plan to sue President Obama, the litigation, like so many initiatives from GOP lawmakers, has become a fiasco. Josh Gerstein and Maggie Haberman reported overnight that the Republicans' lawyers have given up on the case - again.
Oct 30, 2014

Another problem for Boehner's lawsuit against Obama: He can't find a lawyer to take the case. Via @stevebenen…

Oct 30, 2014

The House GOP's anti-Obama lawsuit has turned into quite a debacle Time for Boehner pick some other partisan stunt?

Women in Politics: College Edition -- Howard University — Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on over the course of the year. Allyson Carpenter As part of a new series at msnbc, "Women of 2014," these hand-selected women become part of a larger discussion of women candidates and women's issues on a national level.

Melissa Rivers to file lawsuit over mother’s death — Legal expert Lisa Bloom joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the legal ground Melissa Rivers has in filing a wrongful death lawsuit for mother, Joan.

Hillary Clinton tentatively reintroduces herself to Iowa — DAVENPORT, IOWA - The last time Hillary Clinton visited Eastern Iowa, she was on her way to an embarrassing third-place finish in the state's critical Democratic caucuses, which derailed her presidential ambitions. She couldn't have known it at the time, but there were warning signs emerging in the area.