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Sen. Ted Cruz #MakeDCListen- 09/25/14

Ted Cruz's faux filibuster sets a trend: #MakeDCListen

09/25/13 12:40PM

Sen. Ted Cruz wants to #MakeDCListen. On Tuesday, the Texas senator began a talk-a-thon to voice his opposition to the Affordable Care Act as the Senate prepared to vote on a spending bill from the House that would fund the government through Dec. 15, but defund the president's health care law. "I don't know if it's the water... read more

Obama getting better of GOP, Cruz, Putin?

Obama getting better of GOP, Cruz, Putin?

09/24/13 05:49PM

Mother Jones’ David Corn and Georgetown University’s Michael Eric Dyson discuss how the conventional wisdom of President Barack Obama being “feckless” on negotiations at home and abroad is at odds with how he’s been able to outmaneuver Senator Ted Cruz... watch

Green shoots of US, Iran thaw?

Green shoots of US, Iran thaw?

09/24/13 05:45PM

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y, and Steve Clemons of The Atlantic discuss the foreign policy road map President Barack Obama laid out in his speech Tuesday before the U.N. General Assembly – on the new approach to Iran and its nuclear weapons and Syria and... watch

Top Lines: GQ’s Cruz, Pacino and Ice Cube

Top Lines: GQ’s Cruz, Pacino and Ice Cube

09/24/13 05:42PM

An all-star cast including Al Pacino and Dan Aykroyd join the “Great Ted Cruz backlash of 2013”; even Ice Cube calls the “Defund Obamacare” icon “Mr. GQ-Smooth"; and Cruz himself defends himself against charges of being a snob in today’s “Top Lines.” watch

Secy Reich on ‘Inequality for All’

Secy Reich on ‘Inequality for All’

09/24/13 05:35PM

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and director Jacob Kornbluth join Martin Bashir to discuss their new documentary, “Inequality for All”, which tracks the extreme disparity between those at the top and bottom of the income chain. watch

Ed Schultz: GOP thinks we’re stupid

Ed Schultz: GOP thinks we’re stupid

09/24/13 04:51PM

MSNBC host Ed Schultz joins Martin Bashir to hammer Republicans and Senator Ted Cruz on their cynical tactics in denying affordable health care to tens of millions. watch

Cruz’s only GOP friend – Sarah Palin

Cruz’s only GOP friend – Sarah Palin

09/24/13 04:30PM

The Grio’s Joy Reid and MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar discuss the hypocrisy of Harvard-educated Ted Cruz to bemoan elites – and then debate the value of the only high-profile Republican to come to Cruz’s side: Sarah Palin. watch

Obama vs Iran, Syria ahead of UN speech

Obama vs Iran, Syria ahead of UN speech

09/23/13 05:26PM

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter discuss the big negotiations over Iran’s nukes and Syria’s chemical weapons that await President Obama a day before his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. watch

Obama: mass shootings ‘ought to obsess us’

Obama: mass shootings ‘ought to obsess us’

09/23/13 05:25PM

Martin Bashir narrates some of President Obama’s powerful speech in memoriam of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard mass shooting – where he excoriated the forces that refuse America a vote on laws that may help prevent such violence. watch

Optimism for gun reform after DC shooting?

Optimism for gun reform after DC shooting?

09/23/13 05:24PM

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor – who lost a family member to gun violence this weekend - debate whether reform to stem mass gun violence is permanently stymied or if America is a few elections and an unknown... watch

Top Lines: Cruz, Pelosi, Obamacare

Top Lines: Cruz, Pelosi, Obamacare

09/23/13 05:23PM

The Shutdown showdown is on; Chris Wallace asks Ted Cruz “What’s your endgame”; Nancy Pelosi calls the GOP “legislative arsonists”; Wallace explains how much Ted Cruz’s fellow GOP senators dislike Cruz; and Cruz himself says he won’t reciprocate in the... watch

Obamacare fight blowing up in Cruz’s face

Obamacare fight blowing up in Cruz’s face

09/23/13 05:23PM

The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson and The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim dissect how the Defund Obamacare fight is blowing up in the face of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas – even with backing from Sarah Palin – and then both discuss the big “Will she?”... watch

Sen. Sanders: GOP’s warped ‘freedom’

Sen. Sanders: GOP’s warped ‘freedom’

09/23/13 05:22PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, joins Martin Bashir to explain how the GOP’s perverse definition of “freedom” means “freedom” from Social Security and affordable Health Care for most family – and even “freedom” from necessary food-assistance benefits... 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.