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‘Mike Pence looks like he’s at a strip club’: MSNBC panel wonders if VP was even alive in Oval Office meeting

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Panelists on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” mocked the body language of Vice President Mike Pence during a contentious White House meeting with President Donald Trump, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

“The stillness, it’s extraordinary,” former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt noted.

“That Pence is incredible,” host Nicolle Wallace remarked.

“They’re making, you know, they’re redoing all these movies from when we were kids. I’m thinking if ‘Weekend at Bernie’s” is redone, that is your guy,” Schmidt joked.

“I was riveted the first time I saw this, the second time I didn’t hear anything, I was staring at Pence the whole time,” Wallace admitted.

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Later in the segment, the panel again mocked Pence.

“If you sit like that on a commercial airliner, what will happen is all the flight attendants will have a meeting up front to decide which one is going to check his pulse,” Schmidt suggested.

“Mike Pence looks like he’s at a strip club — he’s horrified,” suggested Elise Jordan.

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“I want whatever he’s taken, that’s some kind of Zen,” Wallace joked.

“What’s amazing is he can keep his entire body so perfectly still, we see slight movement in the head — incredible posture,” Schmidt concluded.

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Here’s the ugly racist history behind tipping — and how it still persists today

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On Saturday, writing for Politico, minister and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber applauded House Democrats' plans to not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, but eliminate the much lower "tipped wage" of $2.13 an hour and require tipped workers to also be paid at least the minimum.

This is important, wrote Barber, because the roots of businesses forcing their workers to rely on tips for a proper wage is deeply rooted in America's history of racial tension.

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Black GOP strategist called on the carpet by Joy Reid for trying to sidestep Trump’s racist rally as ’empowering’ voters

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An "AM Joy" panel on MSNBC descended into talking over each other as host Joy Reid confronted a black GOP consultant over Donald Trump's racist rally in North Carolina.

Presenting the conservative point of view, Republican strategist Lenny McAllister was asked point-blank by the host, "Lenny, hold on a second, because you as a man of color yourself -- do you feel comfortable in a party that does rallies like that?"

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Do politicians actually care about your opinions? This researcher says no

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Earlier this month, a New York Times op-ed written by two political science professors, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Joshua Kalla of Yale, discussed their troubling research findings: State legislators, the two claim, don't much care about the opinions of their constituents, even if they're given detailed data regarding their views.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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