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Melissa Harris-Perry tears up when discussing Kiernan Romney controversy

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On Saturday morning, Melissa Harris-Perry addressed the swirling mess around her show’s handling of a recent segment regarding Kiernan Romney, the African-American adopted grandson of former presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA).

Referring to her own Mormon background, Harris-Perry became genuinely emotional during the segment, tearing up and almost losing her voice.

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“Without reservation of qualification, allow me to apologize to the Romney family,” she said. “Adults who enter into public life implicitly consent to having less privacy, but their families, especially their children, should not be treated callously or thoughtlessly. My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off-limits. For that, I am sorry.”

“Allow me to apologize to other families formed through transracial adoption,” she continued, “because I am deeply sorry that we suggested that interracial families are in any way funny, or deserving of ridicule. On this program, we are dedicated to advocating for a wide diversity of families, it is one of our core principles. And I am reminded that when we do so, it must be with the utmost respect. We’re genuinely appreciative of everyone who offered serious criticisms of last Sunday’s program, and I am reminded that our fiercest critics can sometimes be our best teachers.”

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Congresswoman criticizes Republican press guy for claim Black folks don’t care about Kamala Harris: Does he know any?

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) hilariously mocked former press secretary Ari Fleischer, who worked for former President George W. Bush's White House. Fleischer claimed Black people won't be that excited about Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket.

"She's just not that historically exciting to African-Americans," said Fleischer speaking to Laura Ingraham during a Fox News appearance after the announcement.

During a conversation with MSNBC's Joy Reid, the host called Fleischer "a sort of a bygone era Republican voice" and asked Bass to listen to his comments.

"I wonder how many African-Americans," asked Bass, chuckling.

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Trump calls funding for the Post Office ‘political’ — and holds up COVID-19 stimulus to stop it

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At Wednesday's White House press briefing, President Donald Trump launched into yet another attack on mail-in voting — and explicitly made it clear he'll hold up COVID-19 stimulus to prevent funding for the Postal Service.

Funding USPS, Trump complained, would be "political" — and he claimed that Democrats are the ones "holding up" the negotiations because "how are they gonna do it if they don't have the money to do it?" He reiterated that he believes the use of mail-in ballots in the 2020 election, a practice that has been in use for decades, "will be one of the greatest frauds in American history."

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WATCH: Kamala Harris makes Joe Biden tear up talking about late-son Beau as ‘the best of us’

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made her first speech after being named as Vice President Joe Biden's running mate for November.

Among the things Harris addressed was her work with late Deleware Attorney General Beau Biden, who she said worked with her and other attorneys general during the housing crisis in 2007-2008 amid the great recession.

The opening address dealt with issues that the Biden campaign has advocated for over the past year of the campaign from equality to jobs and climate change.

A small tear appeared in the corner of Biden's eye as cameras zoomed in on him during her speech.

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