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WATCH: Justice Ginsburg’s Epic Hobby Lobby Dissent, In Song Form

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke for many liberals and women’s health advocates with her searing dissent to the majority decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Now, songwriter Jonathan Mann is singing for them. As Think Progress explains, Mann — who has been writing a song a day for years — took less than […]

July 1, 2014

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Return Of The Neocons On ‘Hardball’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason discussed the situation in Iraq and the return of the neoconservatives who made the original case for the war, during a Friday evening appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Video of the segment is below, via MSNBC: Want more political news and analysis? Sign up for our daily email newsletter!

June 21, 2014

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Rallies Fight For Progressive Values

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid out an unabashedly liberal economic vision on Thursday, calling for a higher minimum wage, tougher Wall Street regulations, and other liberal crowd-pleasers during her speech to the Campaign for America’s Future’s New Populism Conference. Addressing an enthusiastic crowd at the Capitol Hill gathering, Warren decried the “powerful interests” that “have tried […]

May 23, 2014

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Interviews Vampire LARPing Candidate Jake Rush

Florida congressional candidate Jake Rush, who made headlines earlier this year when his vampire role-playing hobby was exposed, discussed politics, Florida’s third congressional district, and — of course — vampires with comedian Stephen Colbert in an interview on Thursday’s Colbert Report. “[Rush] is running on a platform of traditional marriage, strict constitutionalism, strong national defense, and […]

May 9, 2014

WATCH: Joe Conason Talks Minimum Wage On ‘Hardball’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason discussed Senate Republicans’ decision to block a bill that would have raised the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, during a Wednesday evening appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. Video of the segment is below, courtesy of MSNBC.com

April 30, 2014

WATCH: Clinton Dodges Shoe; Fox News Says Bush Did It Better

Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference in Las Vegas, Nevada turned ugly on Thursday night, when a woman threw her shoe at the former secretary of state. The woman was immediately taken into custody by security at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino; her reason for the attack is not yet clear. […]

April 11, 2014
Obamacare, Republicans

WATCH: One More Week To Sign Up For Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period, during which the Obama administration beat back controversy after controversy while millions of Americans obtained new health insurance, comes to a close on March 31. That makes next Monday the last chance to purchase insurance on Obamacare’s marketplaces for some time. If you still aren’t covered, and […]

March 25, 2014

GOP Senator: ‘God Bless The Koch Brothers’ [Video]

As Democrats prepare a major campaign to attack Republicans for their ties to billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch, certain GOP politicians are making the job spectacularly easy. Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who plans to run for governor of Louisiana in 2015, is not ashamed of the Koch brothers. On the contrary, he considers […]

March 21, 2014

Biden: ‘On Every Major Issue, The American People Agree With The Democratic Party’ [Video]

Vice President Joe Biden slammed the GOP during his Friday morning speech to the House Democrats’ annual conference in Cambridge, Maryland, insisting that voters side with their party on every key issue. “This is the first time in my career…where on every major issue, the American people agree with the Democratic Party,” Biden said. “I […]

February 14, 2014

WATCH: Rep. Grimm Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony After Scandal Question

Among all of the Republican Party’s many responses to President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, none was more startling — or less helpful — than that of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY). Grimm, a second-term congressman representing Staten Island, was discussing the president’s speech on camera with NY1’s Michael Scotto, when Scotto attempted […]

January 29, 2014