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‘Dead babies’ are ‘not good messaging’: MSNBC panelist rips Republican backlash against Jimmy Kimmel

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On Wednesday, during a panel discussion of late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s plea for a healthcare system that doesn’t penalize and neglect poor people, journalist and MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan lambasted Republicans who attacked Kimmel for taking a stand against for-profit healthcare.

“I think that this is a really disgusting example of people picking the absolute wrong issue to stake an ideological claim,” Jordan said. “Someone’s baby nearly died. Let them have their platform. Let them talk about it any terms that they want to talk about it as they grapple with their tragedy. This should not be political now.”

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She continued, “And yes, Jimmy Kimmel did make it political, but right now it’s his story. He can tell it any way he wants to.”

Anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked what the message is from people attacking Kimmel aside from, “We don’t like celebrities.”

Commentator Jason Johnson called the attacks “tacky” and “grotesque.”

“This is not the hill you want to die on,” he said.

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“And this is just basic messaging the GOP could learn a lot from,” Jordan said. “Let’s not talk about dying babies and say, ‘We’re okay with dead babies as a reason to justify our healthcare plan,’ — not good messaging.”

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‘You can smell the corruption’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe burns Nikki Haley for selling her soul to take Pence’s job

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough offered a warning to his old pal, Vice President Mike Pence: Watch out, because Nikki Haley wants your job.

The former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador has been making the rounds promoting a new book -- and praising President Donald Trump as truthful and competent, and the "Morning Joe" host said there's only one explanation for Haley squandering her reputation before the 2024 election.

"I have one word for Mike Pence, my friend -- duck," Scarborough said. "I mean, Nikki Haley, unless she wanted the job, would not -- would not so besmirch her own reputation. She just said she had no question as to Donald Trump's fitness for the job."

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Trump administration officials ‘ducking for cover’ as search for Anonymous author roils White House

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According to Politico, the Trump administration is putting on an unconcerned face about the release of "A Warning" by the anonymous New York Times op-ed writer, insisting that the passages revealed so far from the book do not expose anything new about the goings-on in the White House.

Nevertheless, wrote Daniel Lippman, the book has produced a headache for the White House: a redoubled effort by reporters and political observers to deduce who exactly "anonymous" is.

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CNN’s John Berman tears apart leaked GOP anti-impeachment talking points piece by piece

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CNN's John Berman on Tuesday tore apart Republicans' new anti-impeachment talking points and expressed astonishment that this was the best they could come up with to defend President Donald Trump.

Referring to talking points first reported by Axios, Berman went over the GOP's arguments line by line and showed why they are unlikely to convince anyone of the president's innocence.

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