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Maddow calls out networks for booking mostly former Bush officials after bin Laden killing

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noticed that nine former Bush officials and Republicans were booked on the Sunday morning news shows to talk about the death of Osama bin Laden, while only three Democrats appeared.

“It has got to drive Democrats and the White House absolutely nuts,” Maddow said.

Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, Republican former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, Republican former congressman Tom Davis, Bush administration CIA director Michael Hayden, Bush administration Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Bush administration Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Bush administration Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Bush administration Vice President Dick Cheney, and Liz Cheney, the daughter of the Bush administration’s vice president all appeared on Sunday morning news shows this week.

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Obama administration National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, former Obama administration White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and Democratic Sen. John Kerry were the only Democrats to appear.

Watch this video from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast May 10, 2011.

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‘I’m still scared.’ 7-year-old girl saw her father shot and killed in a shooting that wounded her. Now her family fears there’ll be no justice

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CHICAGO — Seven-year-old Evelyn Cisneros quietly scrolled through pictures of her father on a phone and stopped at a snapshot taken at Disneyland two years ago. She is smiling in that one.Her ponytail still mussed from sleeping, Evelyn cuddled up on her mother’s lap. Her sisters, Lizbeth, 13, and Nicole, 2, bunched around her along with their grandparents, uncles and aunts in the Logan Square home where the family has lived since moving from Jalisco, Mexico, nearly 30 years ago.Her father was not there.Fermin Cisneros, 36, was shot and killed in front of Evelyn two days earlier. Evelyn was in ... (more…)

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Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle fake accounts scandal

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Wells Fargo has agreed to pay US regulators $3 billion to settle three investigations into the bank's damaging fake accounts scandal, the Department of Justice said on Friday.

The fine settles criminal and civil liability in the case in which the nation's fourth largest bank between 2002 and 2016 pressured employees to meet unrealistic sales goals that led to creating millions of accounts or credit cards without consent.

Wells Fargo admitted it collected millions of dollars in fees and interest, harmed the credit ratings of certain customers, and misused personal information, the Justice Department said in a statement.

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They like to party — without the booze. A new LGBTQ social club is drawing the sober, the sober curious, and drinkers looking for a break from the bar scene

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CHICAGO — Phoebe Claire Conybeare left alcohol behind in 2017, and with it many of her friends in the LGBTQ bar and party scene.“I was just so desperate for connection with other queers,” said Conybeare, 30, of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.When she learned that another member of her young women’s sober-curious meetup, Hollie Lambert, identified as queer, she was thrilled. Conybeare and Lambert, 27, hit it off at a lunch that morphed into a six-hour conversation. They had so much in common, Conybeare said, from problems with alcohol, to embracing sobriety, to yearning for a connection wi... (more…)

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