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Dylan Ratigan starts campaign to get money out of politics

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan — who angrily stated that “Congress is bought” in August — has launched a petition calling for a constitutional amendment to prohibit campaign contributions to political candidates. On Tuesday, he discussed the campaign with his fellow MSNBC host, Martin Bashir. “There is a single statistic that…

WATCH LIVE: Climbers inspect Washington Monument

The Washington Monument Tuesday was being inspected for cracks caused by a recent earthquake. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 27, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday condemned the “unprovoked police brutality” that occurred at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest over the weekend. Video recordings showed female protesters being rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation, and other protesters being dragged…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

WATCH LIVE: Obama addresses the future of U.S. infrastructure

President Obama speaks about the need for infrastructure repair with the Brent Spence bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a backdrop. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 22, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Bob Barr: Witnesses recanting should have stopped Troy Davis execution

Former lawyer, Republican congressman and libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr said the fact that the vast majority of the witnesses had recanted in the Troy Davis case should have implored the Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the execution. “There has been very substantial evidence of innocent that has…

Durbin: Republicans are trying to manipulate the Fed

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was one of several individuals not happy with House and Senate GOP leaders sending a letter to urge Fed chairman Ben Bernanke not to provide the economy more monetary stimulus. And the Illinois politician expressed his anger Wednesday morning on MSNBC, calling Republicans’ actions “outrageous.” When…

Durbin: Republicans are trying to manipulate the Fed

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was one of several individuals not happy with House and Senate GOP leaders sending a letter to urge Fed chairman Ben Bernanke not to provide the economy more monetary stimulus. And the Illinois politician expressed his anger Wednesday morning on MSNBC, calling Republicans’ actions “outrageous.” When…

O’Donnell demolishes O’Reilly’s tax ‘lies’

In response to Bill O’Reilly indicating he may quit his job if his taxes are raised, Lawrence O’Donnell emphasized how the Fox personality banked on “his audience’s gullibility” to believe his “lying.” On The Last Word Monday evening, the progressive opinion host corrected O’Reilly’s claim that President Obama would raise…

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