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In need of help, Trump finds few willing to work for him

From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the Republican Party's professional class say they can't look past their deep personal and professional reservations about the presumptive presidential nominee. There are exceptions,...Show More Summary

In need of help, Trump finds few willing to work for him

There are exceptions, but many operatives who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home.

Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats approved a draft of the party platform early Saturday that includes steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocates for a $15 an hour wage and urges the abolition of the death penalty, reflecting the influence...Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow 6/24/16

Watch the full episode of Friday night's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Trump bungles Brexit response in Scotland

Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump's bizarre press conference from his gold course in Scotland in which he didn't seem to grasp the significance of the...

Conflict over Brexit raises questions about Irish reunification

Rachel Maddow explains how the U.K.'s exit from the E.U. could add restrictions to the movement across the border from Northern Ireland to Ireland, and...

Brexit guts global markets after narrow vote

Rachel Maddow looks back at when the U.K. voted to join the precursor to the European Union in 1975, and the damage wrought by its extrication last night.

Obama tells Democratic donors 'it's up to you' on gun laws

Obama also blames setbacks on immigration reform on Republicans and says a 4-4 deadlock by the Supreme Court on his immigration actions stems from Republicans declining to take up the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.

Brexit threatens UK political integrity

David Miliband, former UK foreign secretary, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the U.K. vote to leave the European Union caught so many people by surprise...

India Still Waiting on Shami Witness Evidence

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the prolific Tweeter, ISIS news disseminator and aggregator, aka @ShamiWitness, has been incarcerated in India since December, 2014. He wasn't charged until June, 2015. And he still hasn't been tried. Despite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Open Thread - Quote Of The Day

From writer Raj Bains: Right now, it is raining methane on Titan. The planet Uranus is orbiting the sun sideways, while Venus spins backwards. There are stars exploding, black holes gorging, galaxies colliding. And here we sit, on a planet pock-marked by collisions, rocked by earthquakes, shaken by storms. Show More Summary

Michigan's Welfare Drug Testing Yields Zero Positives

Well color me surprised! Once again, a terrible Republican plan by Michigan's GOP Governor has failed to achieve its goal; which is to catch those drug-abusing welfare cheats and expose the fraud of the whole 'entitlement' concept. Except, not one of the 303 recipients whom they tested, turned up positive. Show More Summary

C&L's Music Club Remembers Ralph Stanley

Describing Ralph Stanley's 70 year long music career would be a lot like analyzing the rings of a fallen tree to figure out its history. His unique way of playing banjo, dubbed by fans and scholars as "Stanley Style", is one of the most...Show More Summary

UK roots deep in 'United States of Europe'

Rachel Maddow looks back at the devastating effects of two world wars in Europe and Winston Churchill's call for a "United States of Europe" that was...

Open thread for night owls: First tiny, public stretch of Solar Roadway to be placed near Route 66

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Lorraine Chow writes—Nation’s First Solar Roadway Coming to Historic Route 66: Missouri’s Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced plans to install solar panels at a rest stop alongside the iconic Route 66 as part of the department’s...Show More Summary

Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

I'm in favor of second chances for all offenders, terrorists included. But it is beyond the pale that Indonesia allows second chances for militant bomb-makers who participated in acts of terrorism to get out of jail and become productive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Life after ‘Brexit’ will not be tea and crumpets

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Let me preface this by saying that London is probably my favorite city in the world. Not just London. Bath. Stratford-upon-Avon. The Cotswolds. The many places I haven’t yet been to but have only read about in scores of British mysteries, Jane Austen, tales of Robin Hood and King Arthur. Show More Summary

Brexit, Big Deal or Hiccup?

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

So Great Britain has withdrawn from the European Union, David Cameron will resign by October, and stocks tumbled. I have no opinion right now, just some questions, as I'm just now hearing about it. First, is this really an earth-shattering... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fox’s Stuart Varney Cheerleads Germany Gunman As A ‘Plus For Donald Trump'

Fox Business host Stuart Varney admitted he knew virtually nothing about the circumstances surrounding a gunman in a movie theater in Germany today. But while speculating that it was a terrorism attack, Varney “asked” guest Monica Crowley,...Show More Summary

Brexit is not a warning about an advent of Trump, and the reason is Barack Obama

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

You’re going to be reading a lot of stories about the Brexit vote being a warning that Donald Trump can win. Those stories will be wrong. Brexit apparently has won, and the primary reason is the economic turmoil wrought by the greed and at times open cruelty of British austerity, as imposed by David Cameron and George Osborne. Show More Summary

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