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GOP shuts down Greatest Generation

GOP shuts down Greatest Generation

10/01/13 05:52PM

NBC News’ Luke Russert reports how World War II veterans initially being blocked from entering the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. is just one of many realities for Republican champions of a shutdown, like Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. watch

Born this day: Obamacare

Born this day: Obamacare

10/01/13 05:41PM

The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein dissects the misinformation that has been spread about the Affordable Care Act on the first day of open enrollment of the law. watch

Shutdown Social Media - 10/01/2013

Government websites, Twitter feeds go dark

10/01/13 12:17PM

Several federal agencies began to shutter their websites and social media accounts Tuesday, marking the beginning of the government shutdown. Federal agencies posted one final message on their Twitter accounts to reveal how the shutdown would affect their daily operations, adding that their social accounts would go dark until the shutdown was... read more

GOP ‘mass psychosis’ drives shutdown

GOP ‘mass psychosis’ drives shutdown

09/30/13 05:32PM

NBC News’ Kasie Hunt reports on the latest ping pong legislative politics mere hours before a possible government shutdown; then National Review’s Robert Costa, Mother Jones’ David Corn and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank debate whether Speaker John... watch

Rep. Israel: Ted Cruz is our new Speaker

Rep. Israel: Ted Cruz is our new Speaker

09/30/13 05:28PM

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., joins Martin Bashir to discuss his new piece online for The New Yorker which satirizes the GOP’s position on the debt ceiling fight – and then explains how Ted Cruz, and not John Boehner, has become the de facto Speaker of... watch

Top Lines: Cruz is the new black

Top Lines: Cruz is the new black

09/30/13 04:29PM

Watch the “Top Lines” from the weekend, including the return of “Saturday Night Live” and why Ted Cruz claims he never said what your lying ears heard him say about Nazis; then MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor and “Americans United for Change” President... watch

TX GOP rep applauds Cruz tactics

TX GOP rep applauds Cruz tactics

09/27/13 05:26PM

Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Minn., debates Martin Bashir over whether President Obama’s signature health care law can expand coverage at an affordable rate – and whether the fight is worth a government shutdown. watch

Sen. Boxer on GOP’s ‘dangerous game’

Sen. Boxer on GOP’s ‘dangerous game’

09/27/13 05:26PM

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., joins Martin Bashir to explain how the GOP’s attempt at political point-scoring over President Obama’s signature health care law could lead to economic ruin if a government shutdown isn’t averted before Tuesday. watch

Top Lines: Week of Cruz

Top Lines: Week of Cruz

09/27/13 05:25PM

Watch “Top Lines” for the best Ted Cruz sound of the week – including Bill Maher’s fiery suggestion on Obamacare and John Belushi echoing Cruz about Nazis – as well as President Obama fact-checking Michele Bachmann; then MSNBC host Toure, Business... watch

Barilla CEO stirs pot with anti-gay comments

Barilla CEO stirs pot with anti-gay comments

09/27/13 05:23PM

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart joins Martin Bashir to discuss the anti-gay comments by the chairman of the company that makes Barilla pasta – on a week where former President George H.W. Bush literally signed his approval of same-sex marriage. watch

Stanley Crouch on new Charlie Parker book

Stanley Crouch on new Charlie Parker book

09/27/13 05:22PM

Critic and author Stanley Crouch joins Martin Bashir to discuss his new book, “Kansas City Lightning”, about the life and career of jazz legend Charlie Parker – along with his struggles against bigotry and substance abuse. watch

Ted Cruz cruises to online stardom

09/27/13 04:01PM

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's 21-hour speech protesting the Affordable Care Act didn't succeed in defunding President Obama's signature legislative achievement—but don't be so quick to count it as a failure.... read more

Unreasonable post-Cruz GOP demands

Unreasonable post-Cruz GOP demands

09/26/13 05:20PM

The Grio’s Joy Reid and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank discuss how the only item missing from Republicans’ laundry list of shutdown/debt ceiling demands – from a delay in Obamacare to undoing climate change laws – may be a birther bill. watch

Top Lines: Cruz takes GOP to Crazytown

Top Lines: Cruz takes GOP to Crazytown

09/26/13 05:19PM

Watch the “Top Lines” of the 21-hour, Ted Cruz talk-a-thon, from critical GOP senators to flag-waving Sarah Palin to even Chris Farley and Sideshow Bob; and then hear MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams and Republican strategist Hogan Gidley debate who... watch

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“Martin Bashir” brings viewers a unique perspective on the latest political, economic and human-interest stories of the day. Award-winning journalist Bashir, best known for conducting a series of exclusive interviews and ground-breaking landmark documentaries, takes on the day's news –in the US and abroad - with thoughtful interviews, in-the-know guests and a touch of Martin’s signature humor.