Posts by Mark Finkelstein  (Page 10)
 

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney makes mincemeat of CBO scoring of health care plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00am 3/14/2017 at 10:00am

If you haven’t seen OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in action, do yourself a favor and watch the video here. On today’s Morning Joe, Mulvaney showed himself to be smart, well-spoken, undefensive and down-to-earth as he systematically demolished Mika’s, and by extension, the CBO’s, claims about the Trump admin’s health care proposal.

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Planned Parenthood Official Won’t Tell Tucker Feelings about Aborting Baby with Detectable Heartbeat

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:30am 3/14/2017 at 8:30am

It was the most infuriating, heartbreaking, conversation on abortion this Insurrectionist has seen. On his Monday night Fox News show, Tucker Carlson asked Planned Parenthood Executive VP Dawn Laguens six ways to Sunday how she feels about aborting fetuses after five-and-a-half weeks, at which point the baby’s heartbeat can be heard.

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Who Made this Montage: CNN or DNC?

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:33am 3/13/2017 at 8:33am

CNN’s 7 a.m. ET hour today began with a news montage. Have a look, and see if you don’t agree that the hit parade of horribles for the Trump administration could just about as easily have been put together by the DNC as by CNN. Here’s what was included:

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Maddow: Melania libel lawsuit over escort allegations part of “assault” on media

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:30am 3/12/2017 at 10:30am
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Looks like Rachel Maddow’s feminist solidarity doesn’t extend to Melania Trump . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, did Maddow express outrage over a newspaper report on the possibility that Melania Trump had in the past worked as an “escort?” Not at all. To the contrary, Maddow...

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Mika: probably time for Kellyanne to ‘pack it up’

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:30am 3/10/2017 at 8:30am

Last month, Mika Brzezinski in essence banned presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway from Morning Joe. Saying she doesn’t believe in “fake news,” Mika declared that Conway has tried to book herself on MJ, but “I won’t do it.”

Brzezinski took things a big step further this morning, seeming to call for Conway to...

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Steve Schmidt: Trump’s ‘non-stop lying’ will destroy presidency, ‘precipitate international crisis’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00am 3/9/2017 at 10:00am

Shortly before the presidential election, GOP public relations worker Steve Schmidt saw Hillary Clinton “trending over 400” electoral college votes. He also predicted that Dems would retake the Senate and were “close” to retaking the House. We know how all that played out. So you probably want to take this morning’s...

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CNN’s Cuomo: “no, proof, no regrets: they only go together with this administration”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:30am 3/8/2017 at 8:30am

On CNN this morning, commenting on a report that President Trump has “no proof, no regrets” over his allegation that Pres. Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, Chris Cuomo claimed “no, proof, no regrets: they only go together with this administration.”

Really? We only have to go back to the immediately previous administration to debunk...

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WaPo’s Ignatius: 300 Possible Terrorists Travel Ban Would Have Stopped is a ‘Tiny Number’

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:30am 3/7/2017 at 8:30am

For David Ignatius, what is an acceptable number of terrorists and terrorist attacks in the United States? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, Ignatius, of the Washington Post, was discussing the Trump admin statement that since 9/11, 300 people admitted from countries on the reissued executive order have been...

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Morning Joe questions Trump’s ‘stability,’ says US ‘in crisis’

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Posted by    Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:00am 3/6/2017 at 10:00am

Morning Joe suffered a split personality today over President Trump’s tweets alleging that President Obama had tapped his phones. On the one hand, Joe and Mika waxed apocalyptic, claiming the country is “in crisis” and questioning President Trump’s “stability.” At one point, Mika even seemed to choke up as she said, “th...

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Thomas Friedman: no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, ‘which is why we need a special prosecutor’

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/5/2017 at 2:30pm

One of Rush Limbaugh’s classic maxims is that when it comes to liberals’ demands for investigations, it’s not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.

Thomas Friedman provided a perfect illustration of Rush’s rule on today’s Meet the Press. Discussing the notion that the Trump campaign might...

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Trump says Obama wiretapped his campaign, Joy Reid laughs it off

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Posted by    Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/4/2017 at 12:30pm

What’s the proper response to allegations that the administration of a President of the United States wiretapped the campaign of the candidate of the opposing party? Why, laughter, of course . . . if you’re Joy Reid and her merry band of liberals. On her show this morning, mirth was repeatedly...

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Kasie Hunt Warns Dems on Sessions: ‘Americans Sick of Faux Outrage’

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Posted by    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:30am 3/3/2017 at 8:30am

Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann were leading an overheated charge against Jeff Sessions on today’s Morning Joe, when a surprising note of caution came from an unexpected source: Kasie Hunt. Hunt is an MSNBC correspondent, not a commentator, nor someone suspected of harboring hidden conservative leanings.

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Media Hysteria: Tom Friedman Invokes 9/11, Pearl Harbor over Sessions/Russia

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Posted by    Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00am 3/2/2017 at 10:00am

Overnight a mass media hysteria developed over Jeff Session’s answer to questions regarding contacts with Russians.

As detailed in this NBC News report and elsewhere, Sessions was responding to questions regarding contacts in his role as a Trump surrogate:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied meeting with Russian officials during the course of the presidential...

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Morning Joe Praises Trump Address: ‘Best Speech He’s Given’

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/1/2017 at 1:30pm

At the beginning of the primary season, the Huffington Post infamously consigned coverage of Donald Trump’s campaign to its entertainment section. So it was striking that on today’s Morning Joe, it was HuffPo‘s Sam Stein who chided his fellow liberals for refusing to acknowledge the obvious: that President Trump gave a...

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Comeback Kid? Hillary Tells Dems: ‘I’ll be right there with you every step of the way’

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Posted by    Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:00am 2/27/2017 at 10:00am

Remember the middle-school retort when someone would promise to join in on something: “is that a promise, or a threat?” The line comes to mind upon viewing a video that Hillary Clinton put out this past Friday, aired by Morning Joe today.

After urging Dems to stay focused on future elections, she declares...

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Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students

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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00am 2/23/2017 at 10:00am

Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom.

The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan...

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Dem Senator: “Granny” will be “dragged out of her apartment” under Trump immigration policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00am 2/22/2017 at 10:00am

Poor granny! In 2012, Dems portrayed Paul Ryan pushing her over a cliff.

The Dems have now hauled granny back up, but only for purposes of having her dragged out of her apartment by ICE agents enforcing President Trump’s new deportation guidelines.

Interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN this morning, Dem Senator Sheldon...

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