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VoxEU: Are governments moving away from progressive redistribution? The Grist: Are coastal cities facing a doomsday scenario from melting Antarctic ice cliffs? Lawyers, Guns and Money: Can Scott Walker’s embrace of Foxconn get any more problematic? Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "No, I don't benefit. Show More Summary

Trump risks 'hush money' accusations with witness legal fund

Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about why Donald Trump needs to be careful about making vague offers to cover...

Throwback Thursday: Joy Reid To Trump Supporters, November 12, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving. This year I am grateful for Joy-Ann Reid's coverage of the Donald Trump debacle. Remembering what she said her first show after the election is a reminder of how smart Joy is, and how much her analysis has been proven...Show More Summary

Legal fund ambiguity a complicating influence in Trump probe

Rachel Maddow looks at how daunting the legal bills can be in for staffers in the Trump campaign and White House, and how a loose promise of a reimbursement...

Philly's Mayor: 'Our President Is A Bully And A Punk'

Jim Kenney lambasted Trump's decision to give Haitians and others affected by natural disasters 18 months to leave the country. Source: CBS News Philadelphia's Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney called President Trump a "bully" and a "punk"...Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow 11/22/17

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

Open Thread - Eight Short Years Ago....

So much has happened since 2009 saw Sarah Palin interviewed while turkeys (and irony) died. h/t Heather. Open thread below....

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Bobby Long

Are you getting ready for a big Thanksgiving feast? I know I am looking forward to hanging with some family & friends tomorrow and making the turkey and carbs disappear from the plate as I put them in my belly. To keep any more expanding waistline moments happening though, We're having a dance party at the house tonight. Show More Summary

Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The...Show More Summary

For Franken, a rising trajectory, and then the accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Virginia Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of what seemed an uncomfortably close gubernatorial election. After an expectant pause, he leaned...Show More Summary

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations against Sen. Show More Summary

The Latest: Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Show More Summary

Trump presents his report card, passes with flying colors

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done. Trump is telling followers in an early-morning holiday tweet that, "your Country is starting to do really well." He says: Jobs are "coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. Show More Summary

Diplomats flee Delhi amid worsening smog crisis

Delhi’s staggering pollution levels have begun to push out diplomats and spark international upheaval. But experts say diplomatic exodus, while incentivizing officials to move more quickly, won’t solve the larger issue facing the developing and heavily industrialized city. Show More Summary

These corporations have declared war on Thanksgiving

For the last decade or so, dozens of the world’s largest retailers have shifted the unofficial start date of the holiday shopping season one day forward, from Black Friday — so named because it’s the busiest shopping day of the year and pushes retailers’ bottom lines into the black — to Thanksgiving Day. So instead […]

The First Thanksgiving, Trickle-Down Version

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Donald Trump pardons Drumstick during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony at the White House on November 21, 2017. rickle-downers.jpg A nd it came to pass that in their second year in the New Land, the Pilgrims enjoyed a bountiful harvest. Show More Summary

Former Reporter: Fox Blocked Me From Digging Into Trump’s Russia Ties

Ex-Fox News Radio reporter Jessica Golloher told British authorities that Fox refused to allow her to travel to Moscow to investigate Donald Trump’s Russia connections. When contacted, Fox did not deny the allegation. From Bloomberg: “You...Show More Summary

Report: 2 women claim Franken touched them inappropriately

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate. The women spoke to Huffington Post on condition of anonymity. The womenShow More Summary

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