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‘Jesus, Chris’: Rachel Maddow shocked when Chris Matthews suggests Trump might execute son-in-law



Chris Matthews made a startling comparison during Friday morning’s inaugural coverage.

Noting that Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been taken on as a key White House aide, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said, “It’s going to be an unusual arrangement with Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon, it will be an unusual triumvirate around this president. We don’t really know who will be first among those equals.”


“It’s hard to fire your son-in-law, that’s the tricky part,” Matthews said. “Although Mussolini had a great solution to that. He had them executed.”

“Jesus, Chris,” Maddow said.

“So if I were Jared,” Matthews quipped, “I’d be a little careful.”

Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appointed his son-in-law Count Galeazzo Ciano as Italy’s foreign minister when he took over the government. Ciano was executed by firing squad in 1944 for voting to have his father-in-law removed from power.

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Elections 2016

California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’



"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?



Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

- What is the origin of the cluster? -

Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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2020 Election

Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report



According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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