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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell analyzes the Republicans’ strategy of intervening in the health care battle despite their lack of political leverage to do so.

This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast July 21, 2009.



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‘Absolute contempt for the American people’: Trump destroyed for shameless G7 golf club announcement

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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday announced that next year's G7 summit will be held at Trump National Doral Miami -- and then smugly brushed aside questions about President Donald Trump using his office to personally enrich himself.

Mulvaney's press conference, in which he insisted that the president will not personally profit from holding the meeting there and claimed that it was simply the "best" place to hold the summit, drew harsh and angry reviews from across the web -- check out some of the reactions below.

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‘I can’t believe what I see’: Ex-Russian foreign minister dumbstruck after Trump cedes American dominance

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During an appearance on MSNBC this Thursday, former Russian foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev commented on the "meltdown of American diplomacy" in the wake of President Trump's withdrawal of US troops from northeast Syria, effectively green-lighting Turkey's invasion of the region.

According to Kozyrev, Trump's recent foreign policy decisions "plays right into [Putin's] hands," adding that it's clear now why Putin's "cohorts were celebrating when Trump was elected."

"Russia is in support of [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] who is losing ... and who is isolated there [in a war] where there is no end," Kozyrev said. "It's a dead-end war there which they are waging, and all off a sudden [Trump] is coming [Putin's] way from the American side."

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‘Get over it’: Trump’s chief of staff reveals Ukraine quid pro quo — but insists it’s just ‘politics’ as usual

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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that President Donald Trump held up Ukraine aid to pressure the country to investigate a conspiracy theory.

Mulvaney, who is also the White House budget director, told reporters Thursday that Trump's desire to investigate his belief that a DNC computer server was hidden in Ukraine was part of the reason congressionally approved military aid was held up.

However, he insisted that did not represent a quid pro quo arrangement.

"We do that all the time, get over it," Mulvaney said. "Politics is going to be involved in foreign policy, elections do have consequences."

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