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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason discussed the controversy surrounding the swap of five Taliban officials for American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s The Reid Report with host Joy Reid.

Video of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC.com:

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump and his supporters were hoping that a deal with the Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn would create 13,000 new manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin, guaranteeing that he would win the state this election year and convince voters that he made good on his promise to bring new jobs to the Rust Belt. But the Foxconn deal, journalist Josh Dzieza emphasizes in an article for The Verge, has been a flop — and the LCD plant that was promised never materialized. Instead of a manufacturing renaissance, all Wisconsin got were "empty promises and empty buildings," according to The Verge.

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