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Who says Cleveland needs saving?

msnbc.com — Cleveland, where I was born and raised, had a birthday last Tuesday. The city turned 218, which feels young, particularly for a place so associated with being old and faded. Even the I.M. Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sitting on the city's lakefront, feels like a relic of the past.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @JamilSmith: Who says Cleveland needs saving? My thoughts on @KingJames' return, being tempted to go home, and the savior complex: on.msnbc.com/1lNyApA

Jul 28, 2014

"Who says Cleveland needs saving?" Always, always read @JamilSmith writing about his hometown. msnbc.com/melissa-harris…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @JamilSmith: Who says Cleveland needs saving? My thoughts on @KingJames' return, being tempted to go home, and the savior complex: on.msnbc.com/1lNyApA

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Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats

msnbc.com — MUSKEGON, Mich. - As President Obama's second term has struggled, the talk all year has been of another Democratic shellacking. Will it be merely a good year for the Republicans or a historic year? How far will this anticipated GOP tidal wave extend? The answer, so far, is short of Michigan.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @bfouhy: Our @BenjySarlin went to Michigan to see if its open Senate seat might go Republican. Conclusion? Probably not msnbc.com/msnbc/michigan…

Jul 28, 2014

Our @BenjySarlin went to Michigan to see if its open Senate seat might go Republican. Conclusion? Probably not msnbc.com/msnbc/michigan…

Jul 28, 2014

Is there a Senate candidate this year who DOESN'T own a Harley? I watched Gary Peters get his ride on in Michigan msnbc.com/msnbc/michigan…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BenjySarlin: Republicans hoped Terri Lynn Land would expose "war on women" attacks as mansplaining, but it's not working so far msnbc.com/msnbc/michigan…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BenjySarlin: I hung out with Democratic Senate nominee Gary Peters in Michigan, which looks like a rare bright spot for Dems msnbc.com/msnbc/michigan…

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Hillary Clinton's many 'good friends'

msnbc.com — Scientists say that most people have only a small handful of close friends, but Hillary Clinton is not most people - and she attempts to prove it in her new memoir. From aides and fellow senior government officials to world leaders and at least one rock star, "Hard Choices" is jam-packed with praise for "old friends," "longtime friends," "valued friends," "invaluable friends," and more.

Romney energy plan: drill our national parks

msnbc.com — Mitt Romney released his energy plan last week, and it's filled with disturbing proposals that would jeopardize public lands. It specifically says: "States will be empowered to establish processes to oversee the development and production of all forms of energy on federal lands within their borders, excluding only lands specially designated off-limits" This policy would open up national parks, national forests, state parks and state forests to oil companies for drilling.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @M_Wein: @mattrosoff kinda ironic considering romney wanted to drill them national parks for oil msnbc.com/the-ed-show/ro…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @M_Wein: @mattrosoff kinda ironic considering romney wanted to drill them national parks for oil msnbc.com/the-ed-show/ro…

Death toll rises as Ebola virus spreads

nbcnews.com — Andrea Mitchell talks to Dr. Frank Esper about the Ebola outbreak, as the death toll rises and concerns grow over the spread of the virus.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @mitchellreports: Dr. Frank Esper: Ebola virus can't be cured, but immune system can be supported until the body can kill the virus on.msnbc.com/1nO4p7f

Jul 28, 2014

Dr. Frank Esper: Ebola virus can't be cured, but immune system can be supported until the body can kill the virus on.msnbc.com/1nO4p7f

Why did Cuomo disband corruption commission?

nbcnews.com — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking some heat for disbanding a commission he formed to investigate political corruption. The Morning Joe panel discusses.
Jul 28, 2014

Morning Joe does brutal segment on @nygovcuomo, openly mocks him and says his actions are worse than GWB closures. msnbc.com/morning-joe/wa…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @fud31: Devastating Cuomo on Morning Joe this a.m.: Why did Cuomo disband corruption commission? on.msnbc.com/1lMmH3a via @morning_joe

Jul 28, 2014

Why did Cuomo disband corruption commission? fb.me/725WDNI3A

Ex-governor tries to live on a minimum wage budget - and fails

msnbc.com — Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage hike-and the day that Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland ran out of cash just days into his attempt to live on a minimum wage budget.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @msnbc: What happens when an ex-governor tries to live on a minimum wage budget of $77 a week: on.msnbc.com/1tT7wdM

Appeals court strikes down Virginia gay marriage ban

msnbc.com — For the third time since the nation's highest court set off a chain reaction of legal victories for marriage equality last year, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples the right to wed.

Critics accuse opera of depicting yellowface

nbcnews.com — A classic play now being performed in Seattle is raising stark questions about racial and cultural attitudes toward Asian Americans. Richard Lui joins to discuss the controversial performance of the opera

New poll shows Wendy Davis within seven points of opponent

msnbc.com — State Sen. Davis closed the gap to seven points in the first statewide poll since the Democratic gubernatorial primary earlier this month , according to results published this week by the Emerson College Polling Society. With a 42% favorability rating among residents, Davis could be within striking range of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who earned 49% support in the poll.
Jul 28, 2014

@Zac_Petkanas Not Internet based but this poll was done by a student-run org & touted it as legit by Davis camp: msnbc.com/morning-joe/we…

'Not In My Backyard' roadblocks to sheltering migrant children

msnbc.com — Judge Clay Jenkins was out of town when a wave of protesters showed up outside his Dallas home. At least two dozen demonstrators camped outside his front yard Saturday, waving signs reading "Deport Illegals. Save America" after Jenkins offered up three Dallas County buildings to temporarily shelter nearly 2,000 migrant children.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @iamsakuma: “Don’t Like Large Groups of Uninvited Strangers in the Neighborhood?" asks large group of uninvited strangers on.msnbc.com/1rLhvnm

Poll: Majority of Republicans favor Obama impeachment

nbcnews.com — Jonathan Capehart and Joe Watkins join Steve Kornacki to discuss a new poll that shows that attitudes towards Obama's possible impeachment skew down party lines.

Proposed VA reforms could provide billions

nbcnews.com — Andrea Mitchell talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders about a tentative deal that has been reached a tentative deal on reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jul 28, 2014

.@SenSanders is confident VA reform bill will pass before recess: 'We owe that to the veterans of this country' on.msnbc.com/1nO9cWc

Rice: Middle East ceasefire 'essential'

nbcnews.com — White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Andrea Mitchell to talk about the Young African Leaders Initiative, and about the international security concerns around the globe.
Jul 28, 2014

VIDEO: @AmbassadorRice: 'This is part of a pattern of [Russian] complicity that no amount of propaganda can obscure.' on.msnbc.com/1nNZ0gq

Republicans turn focus to poverty

nbcnews.com — If you were paying attention this week, one topic kept coming up among Republican hopefuls: poverty. Steve Kornacki has more with David Corn and Robert Costa.
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