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The MHP Daily: June 12, 2012

06/12/12 10:39AM

"He is not the pastor of the United States; he is the President of the United States." This powerful sermon by Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes III, pastor of Dallas' Friendship-West Baptist Church, in favor of marriage equality is a must-watch. Hat tip to the Lawrence O'Donnell crew for highlighting it last night (see his segment after the jump).The final (American) fight for Afghanistan has begun, but Spencer Ackerman reports that what we're fighting for is unclear:So what could well be the final major US campaign in Afghanistan doesn’t initially target the terrain that its adversary most wants. read more

The MHP Daily: June 11, 2012

06/11/12 08:00AM

We here on the blog have been away for a few days, but the show hasn't -- be sure to check out this past weekend's segments, available in the carousel above. And below, you'll find "The MHP Daily," an early-morning list of links you'll now find at the top of this blog every morning to feed the news-hungry politics junkie in all of you before we add our regular blog posts for the day. We hope that you find it useful.Last week, The Maddow Blog's Steve Benen debunked the Republican lie that the stimulus didn't work. read more

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Transgender and in prison

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Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, joins Melissa Harris-Perry as they discuss the case of CeCe McDonald, a... watch

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Go Figure: Melissa Harris-Perry lays out the statistics on the history of minimum wage rates and the number of Americans scraping by on what might be... watch

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