On Monday, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts observed that Republican lawmakers have largely dropped the push for full repeal of the law. After noting this, he asked his guests how it could be possible for Republicans to campaign in 2014 on aspects of the ACA the public favors in a way that does not alienate the GOP’s anti-ACA base.
Yesterday we reported on the collaboration between Athlete Ally, AllOut, and American Apparel on a new 'Principle 6' line of protest merchandise meant to draw attention to the plight of LGBT people during the Sochi Games in Russia. The apparel,...
MSNBC analyst Timothy Noah accused the press corps Tuesday morning of abdicating its responsibility for informing the public of the varieties of methods for signing up for the Affordable Care Act, while host Thomas Roberts argued the media had done all it could short of barging into people's homes and signing them up themselves.
One hundred fifty years after President Lincoln foresaw a "new birth of freedom" in his Gettysburg Address, the folks at MSNBC are busy celebrating abortion. From Chris Jansing to Thomas Roberts, to liberal darling Alex Wagner, the all-liberal network has chosen November 19 as the newest abortion day at the “Lean Forward” network. Show More Summary
The Lean Forward network took a half-hearted stab at being fair and balanced on Tuesday. During the 11 a.m. hour, Thomas Roberts invited on two women to discuss the vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Representing...Show More Summary
Communications Director at Republican National Committee Sean Spicer took on Democratic National Committee Communications Director Mo Elleithee on MSNBC on Monday in a segment debating whether Democratic politicians will be forced to run away from the Affordable Care Act when they campaign for reelection in 2014. Show More Summary
Today on MSNBC, I joined ThinkProgress' Igor Volsky and Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar to discuss President Obama's move to tweak the grandfather clause in the Affordable Care Act....
Donald Trump sees tolerance of LGBT people as an "evolving process"—one in which America "obviously" eclipses Russia and a process in which he, too, is participating. This he told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on the eve of the Miss Universe...Show More Summary
Miss Universe host and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts spoke to Donald Trump in an interview conducted prior to the Miss Universe pageant on Saturday, asking Trump why he chose to go to Moscow for the pageant. Said Trump: "When we...
Right before the Miss Universe pageant went live, Donald Trump talked to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about LGBT rights in Russia and marriage equality in the U.S. read more
Speaking with the government-backed network RT just before he cohosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Russia, Roberts called the national ban on so-called gay propaganda 'definitive discrimination.' read more
Before his controversial co-hosting gig at the Miss Universe pageant last night in Moscow, openly gay NBC correspondent Thomas Roberts spoke out against Russia’s antigay law while walking the red carpet. “I know the law is very vague and still hard to interpret for many people,” Roberts stated. “But it is discrimination and that’s definitive. And I don’t think that […]
While last night's Miss Universe telecast did not, unfortunately, provide an opportunity for host Thomas Roberts to make any kind of statement about Russia's anti-gay laws from the stage, he did takea moment to do so on the red carpet....
The Washington Blade reports: Participants in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant that took place in Moscow on Saturday did not discuss Russia’s LGBT rights record during the broadcast of the event. Gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, who co-hosted...Show More Summary
Openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts made news last month when he announced he would be stepping in as host of the Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow, Russia. While that country's anti-gay laws caused previous host Andy Cohen to step down, Roberts viewed the situation as an opportunity.
The 2013 Miss Universe pageant, which is being held live from Moscow, will air live in the United States at 9pm ET on NBC. Hosted by MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and Mel B, the judges include Steven Tyler, Anne V and Carol Alt. The U.S. will be represented by Miss USA Erin Brady, who hails from East Hampton, Connecticut.
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts has covered Russia’s gay rights suppression from the comfy confines of MSNBC’s Rockefeller Plaza. That was until this week, when he arrived in Moscow to co-host the Miss Universe Pageant. “The people thatShow More Summary
The out MSNBC anchor filed reports from Moscow about Russia's anti-LGBT laws, the Miss Universe competition he's there to host, and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. read more
MSNBC and NBC has been bookending its coverage of Thomas Roberts trip to Russia to host the Miss Universe Pageant with discussion of Russia's anti-gay laws and Roberts' experience as an openly gay host there, perhaps in an effort to...
"It’s been an incredible experience so far. I certainly don’t want to be a commercial for Russia… [but] I haven’t run into any discrimination so far since I’ve been here. Just by showing up, just by being visible, just by the sheer presence...Show More Summary