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Homeland Secretary addresses Sony hack

nbcnews.com — Homeland Secretary 'not prepared to name' Sony attack culprits Andrea Mitchell talks to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the massive cyber-attack at Sony Pictures that caused the company to cancel its upcoming film, "The Interview."
Dec 18, 2014

RT @mitchellreports: .@DHSgov Secy Johnson says they are 'not prepared to name' who is responsible for the cyber-attack at on.msnbc.com/1wPVzIi #AMR

Dec 18, 2014

RT @DafnaLinzer: DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson tells @mitchellreports: We are not yet prepared to name who was behind Sony attacks msnbc.com/andrea-mitchel…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @DafnaLinzer: DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson tells @mitchellreports: We are not yet prepared to name who was behind Sony attacks msnbc.com/andrea-mitchel…

Dec 18, 2014

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson tells @mitchellreports: We are not yet prepared to name who was behind Sony attacks msnbc.com/andrea-mitchel…

Lawsuit claims racial discrimination in Ferguson voting

msnbc.com — School board elections in Ferguson, Missouri use a racially discriminatory system that is helping to keep blacks "all but locked out of the political process," a new federal lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed Thursday morning by the American Civil Liberties Union in a federal district court in St.
Dec 18, 2014

Blacks "locked out of the political process." Lawsuit claims racial discrimination in Ferguson voting on.msnbc.com/1z8vmaY by @zackroth

Dec 18, 2014

Ferguson-Florissant school district spox says they are reviewing race discrimination lawsuit, will have more shortly. msnbc.com/msnbc/lawsuit-…

Dec 18, 2014

Ferguson's school board elections keep black people “all but locked out of the political process," per a new lawsuit. on.msnbc.com/1z8vmaY

Dec 18, 2014

Breaking: @aclu & @naacp VRA suit: Ferguson school district elex system keeps blacks “all but locked out of” politix. msnbc.com/msnbc/lawsuit-…

Abby Huntsman: ‘Ted Cruz is far from stupid’

nbcnews.com — Abby Huntsman says that despite some attempts to portray Sen. Ted Cruz as "dumb," he has a smart strategy as 2016 nears: to give primary voters a very clear choice between stalwart conservatives or Republicans like Jeb Bush who he says will cave under pre

Obama surprises Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on radio show

msnbc.com — President Obama called into Boston public radio station WGBH Thursday to surprise outgoing Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, who was on the air for one last "ask the governor" segment. RELATED: 'The bear is loose!' Obama surprises tourists on the mall "Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @aseitzwald: “Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints." msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-su…

Dec 18, 2014

“Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints." msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-su…

Secy Johnson: Shift in Cuba policy not an invitation for 'illegal migration'

nbcnews.com — Andrea Mitchell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson discuss the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, the upcoming shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, and what about the Secret Service needs to change.

‘Unprecedented:’ Sony pulls film over cyber-attacks

nbcnews.com — Gordon Chang and Joe Bel Bruno discuss Sony's decision to cancel its comedy "The Interview" following a massive hacking attack that leaked confidential emails and content to the public.

McCain vs. McCain on Cuba

msnbc.com — When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) angrily disagrees with President Obama, it's about as common as the sunrise. But when McCain reject his own views from a few years ago, something more important is happening. Yesterday, for example, McCain issued a joint press statement with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), offering a rather predictable condemnation.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @SimonMaloy: "I would favor a road map towards normalization of relations." -- John McCain, once upon a time msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-…

US race relations at decade low

nbcnews.com — According to a new NBC Wall Street Journal poll, race relations are the worst they've been in the United States in almost two decades. The Hardball Roundtable joins.

From 'I Love Lucy' to pop music, Cuba's influence on America runs deep

msnbc.com — Now that the decades-long trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba looks to be a thing of the past, Americans may soon be partying with Cuban goods like it's 1959. Culturally, however, Cuba's influence has been here all along. From the baseball field to Hollywood, America's fascination with Cuba is easy to spot.
Dec 18, 2014

Cuban sandwiches. Cuban cigars. Jose Conseco, Gloria Estefan. Ricky Ricardo’s famous line, “Lucy, I’m home!” msnbc.com/msnbc/i-love-l…

Rand Paul sides with White House on Cuba, bucking GOP 2016 trend

msnbc.com — Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul came out in favor of ending America's longstanding prohibition on trade and travel with communist Cuba on Thursday, a bold move that pits him against several GOP presidential prospects who have condemned the United States' landmark deal with the island in strong terms. "The 50-year embargo just hasn't worked," Paul said in an interview with radio station WVHU.
Dec 18, 2014

Rand Paul sides with White House on Cuba, bucking GOP 2016 trend on.msnbc.com/1z8ZzXI via @msnbc

Gas prices drop below key threshold

Questions about the real life of Syrian refugees? Join the chat

msnbc.com — We don't hear often about that other crisis currently taking place in Syria. The headlines mostly focus on the brutal acts of ISIS, the terror group sweeping the region, not the country's brutal civil war that has taken an estimated 200,000 lives.

Eric Holder opens up about policing and race relations in the US

nbcnews.com — Joy Reid sat down with outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder for a one-on-one interview about distrust between communities of color and the police, and more.

'There will be a response' to threat on Sony

nbcnews.com — U.S. officials are linking North Korea to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. Steve Clemons and Cory Bennett talk to Lawrence about what the government should do next.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Cory_Bennett: Looking way grumpier than intended while talking Sony hack on MSNBC's @TheLastWord. Catch me again tonight. msnbc.com/the-last-word/…

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Homeland Security confident in Secret Service

nbcnews.com — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he is confident the president and first family are safe under the Secret Service, but understands there is a culture change that needs to happen.

Conflicting headlines after Cuba policy shift

nbcnews.com — Ernesto Londoño and Ninoska Pérez Castellón join The Rundown to discuss the fallout and reaction to the efforts to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Syrian refugees struggle to survive

nbcnews.com — Millions of Syrians continue to be displaced from their homes as the brutal civil war stretches on in the country. NBC's Keir Simmons, who spent months documenting some of the refugees' stories, joins Andrea Mitchell to talk about the families and...

Congress readies for fight over Cuba embargo

nbcnews.com — Just hours after the release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison, the politics of 'normalizing' U.S.- Cuba relations has turned the conversation into an upcoming fight in Congress. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.,...