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Governor welcomes resignations of 2 Minnesota legislators

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday welcomed the imminent resignations of two male lawmakers accused of repeated sexual harassment as an important first step to cleaning up misconduct in state politics. Democratic state Sen. Show More Summary

Russia is taking the lead on Syria, leaving the U.S. on the sidelines

Russia has taken several high-profile meetings with Syria, Iran, and Turkey in the most visible signs that the United States has lost relevancy in the fight shape the future of Syria, if not the region. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Sochi […]

School discipline reforms may be coming to D.C. thanks to new bill

D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would limit the use of suspension and expulsion in kindergarten to eighth grade to more serious infractions, such as attempting or carrying out physical injury. It would also ban suspensions in high school for minor incidents like disobedience and uniform violations. In a statement […]

It looks like Kellyanne Conway broke a federal law on national TV again

Kellyanne Conway appeared Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends in her capacity as a White House official, but weighed in on the Alabama special election. Doing so appears to violate federal law, according to several legal experts and former ethics officials who served in previous administrations. Conway’s endorsement looks like it violated the Hatch Act, […]

Trump's efforts to privatize veterans' care causes alarm

Trump administration officials aren't just exploring privatization of veterans' care, they're also keeping many leading veterans' organizations in the dark.

Conyers to face Ethics Committee probe following harassment claims

As Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) faces reports of another accuser, it looks like it'll be up to the House Ethics Committee to sort out the allegations.

Key GOP senator breaks his promise on judicial nominees

Senate Republicans are making it even easier to approve Donald Trump's far-right judicial nominees. Will the federal courts ever be the same?

The politics behind the case of the suspected Iranian hacker

Yesterday's news about the HBO hack was about far more than just the HBO hack.

Trump picks the wrong issue to target Alabama's Doug Jones

There are some credible lines of criticism that may be effective in going after Doug Jones. Trump appears to have settled on the dumbest.

Jerry Tillman admits judicial redistricting is partisan power grab

The word you're trying to recall is "Brazen." One of the legislative proposals is a bill that changes the configuration of superior court, district court and prosecutorial districts across the state. At last week’s meeting, Asheboro attorney Jon Megerian said the changes were designed to get more Republican judges elected. Show More Summary

Kremlin scoops U.S. media on Trump Russia meeting, again

Rachel Maddow points out the disturbing frequency with which Americans' first notice about Donald Trump's interactions with Russian president Vladimir Putin...

Judge: Trump Can't Halt Military Sex-Change Ops

A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban finding that active-duty service members are "already suffering harmful consequences" because of the president's policy. The ruling Tuesday from U.S. Show More Summary

Senator seeks answers on suspicious timing of US attorney firing

Senator Chris Coons talks with Rachel Maddow about his effort to get answers from the Trump administration on why key U.S. attorney Dana Boente was pushed...

The Nationalist Delusion of Trump Voters

Adam Serwer, The Atlantic: While the rest of the country gawked at Louisiana and the [David] Duke fiasco, Walker Percy, a Louisiana author, gave a prophetic warning to the New York Times. "Don't make the mistake of thinking David Duke is a unique phenomenon confined to Louisiana rednecks and yahoos. Show More Summary

Trump aims to boost GOP gerrymandering advantage with census pick

Rachel Maddow looks at how Republicans have successfully used gerrymandering to give themselves an electoral advantage, and how Donald Trump appears eager to...

Uber Fined $8.9 Million for Hiring Felons, Bad Drivers

A Colorado regulator on Monday fined Uber with a nearly $9 million penalty, after an investigation revealed that 57 people with criminal and motor vehicle offenses were allowed to drive with the ride-hailing company. The commission said...Show More Summary

Trump sex harassment accuser seeks campaign documents at court

Rachel Maddow rounds up developments in political sexual harassment cases, including one of Donald Trump's accusers asking a court to force Trump to hand...

Moore: I First Noticed Wife When She Was 15 or 16

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenagers while in his 30s, said he first noticed his future wife eight years before he formally met her -- when she would have been as young as 15 years old. Show More Summary

Trump contradicts White House line, defends Alabama's Roy Moore

For two weeks, Donald Trump has gone out of his way to say nothing about Roy Moore's scandal. Today, that changed.

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