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In what sounds like a candid exchange over a beer, U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) tells Chris Matthews of MSNBC what rational people in D.C. really think of that “secret” Devin Nunes memo on the FBI: a stronger substance than beer could be to blame.

“You’d hope that whoever wrote (the memo) was a couple of whiskies into the bag,” says Himes, before pointing out that the GOP’s pandering #ReleaseTheMemo campaign is based on intel that Republicans in Congress can’t possibly know. Distinguished senators like Ron Johnson should know better than to push such a flawed document.

It doesn’t stop there. Matthews takes a swipe at Fox News, saying that people like Jeanine Pirro used to be “normal.” Himes’ reply is hilarious, throwing a small black hole’s worth of shade at Pirro and Fox wing-nut Sean Hannity.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."