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Powell’s former Chief of Staff slams Cheney’s ‘toture works’ tour

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is joined by Retired Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell to discuss the possible impact of Cheney’s persistence in trying to shape the torture debate in the media.

This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 12, 2009.



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Trump pal Ron DeSantis blasted as a ‘spoiled child’ for treating Floridians like ‘third-class citizens’

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Local politicians in Florida had harsh words for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis after the mayor of Hialeah was reportedly left out of a meeting on the state's COVID-19 outbreak.

"The mayor of Hialeah, the second-largest city in Miami-Dade County, said Tuesday that he was denied entry to a roundtable that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held with several city mayors to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic," the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

"Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez said he didn’t receive an invitation, but Miami Mayor Francis Suarez informed him the roundtable was taking place. When Hernandez tried to walk in, he told the Miami Herald, a member of the governor’s staff told him he wasn’t invited and couldn’t enter," the newspaper reported.

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Biden unveils ambitious climate plan in new contrast with Trump

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White House hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious climate change plan that would revamp the US energy sector and seek to achieve carbon pollution-free power in just 15 years.

The clean energy proposal was fleshed out in a speech in Wilmington as the veteran Democrat aimed to draw a contrast with President Donald Trump ahead of November's election by arguing that fighting climate change would be a massive job creator under a Biden administration.

"Transforming the American electrical sector to produce power without producing carbon pollution... will be the greatest spurring of job creation and economic competitiveness in the 21st century," Biden said.

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Trump lashes out at reporter after being asked about deaths of Black people from cops

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President Donald Trump lashed out at a CBS News reporter who asked why Black Americans are still being killed by law enforcement.

"So are white people. What a terrible question to ask," Trump replied to CBS's Catherine Herridge. "More White people, by the way. More White people."

A 2016 study showed that a disproportionate amount of people of color are killed by police, nearly three times more (2.8 percent) than Black Americans are killed by police than whites.

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