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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#EndorseThis: Mika And Joe Claim Conway Scorned Trump Off Camera

The way that Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough finish each other’s sentences on Morning Joe — now that they’ve announced their engagement — is too cute. But Kellyanne Conway probably isn’t charmed, because today MSNBC’s fun couple chattered on about her . And what they said wasn’t flattering.

“This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion,” began Mika. “And then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say, ‘Blecch, I need to take a shower,’ because she disliked her candidate so much.”

Joe chimed in, “And also said, it was very interesting, also said that, ‘This is just, like, my summer in Europe.’ ” And then Mika again, quoting Conway: “I’m just doing this for the money.”

Their blistering colloquy on Conway continued for another 30 seconds or so, short and not at all sweet, as the astonished panelists looked on.…

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#EndorseThis: A Closer Look At Paul Ryan, Hypocrite And Fraud

The Washington press corps has long indulged Paul Ryan, describing him in countless admiring profiles as serious, principled, reasonable, and even compassionate, since long before he rose to become Speaker of the House. But taking “a closer look” at the process that led to yesterday’s narrow House approval of the Trumpcare bill, also known as the American Health Care Act, Seth Meyers is prepared to dispute that assessment of Ryan.

The bill itself is a potential disaster, of course, threatening ruinous impact on health insurance enrollment, coverage and costs for older citizens, and Medicaid coverage for the poor and disabled. Celebrating that “victory” with a beer bash combined terrible policy with obnoxious bad taste.…

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#EndorseThis: Colbert Reveals Motive Behind Russia Hack


Learning of Vladimir Putin’s reported personal involvement in the US election hacking by Russian operatives — an “artisanal hack” by the former KGB officer — Stephen Colbert can’t believe the real motive is an old vendetta against Hillary Clinton.

More likely, the Russian leader hopes to guide his American acolyte on more current issues: “Don’t worry, Donald, I’ll handle the intelligence briefings. You go meet with Kanye.”

Meanwhile the Trump inaugural team is struggling. Sir Elton John denied the claim that he will perform at Trump’s inauguration; not a single Washington-area marching band has asked to join his parade; and even dangling ambassadorships hasn’t lured any A-list musical talent.…

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