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Trump ripped at DNC over 9/11 funds

Trump ripped at DNC over 9/11 funds

07/26/16 09:26PM

Lawrence O'Donnell and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt react to the attack on Donald Trump by Congressman Joseph Crowley, who accused Trump of trying to profit off 9/11 by taking advantage recovery fund championed by Hillary Clinton. watch

Behind the scenes: Sanders nominates Clinton

Behind the scenes of Sanders' nomination of Hillary Clinton

07/26/16 07:02PM

Dottie Deans, chair of the Vermont Democratic delegation, tells Jacob Soboroff about what happened behind the scenes before Senator Bernie Sanders arrived in the Vermont booth on the floor of the Democratic National Convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. watch

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 7.26.16

07/26/16 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
 
* With 19 dead, this was Japan's worst mass killing since World War II: "A mass stabbing at a center for people with disabilities outside Tokyo on Tuesday shocked Japan, where violent crimes are extremely rare. A former employee who had expressed strong views about euthanizing disabled people returned to the facility with a bag of knives at around 2 a.m., methodically slitting the throats of patients as they slept."
 
* France: "Two attackers backing the Islamic State -- including one on a watch list -- stormed a village church in northern France during Mass on Tuesday, taking hostages and slitting the throat of an 85-year-old priest before police commandos shot and killed the assailants, authorities said."
 
* Also in France: "Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Nice attacker who killed 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice on July 14, sources close to the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday."
 
* Long overdue: "The Food and Drug Administration, under pressure from Democrats in Congress, started official reconsideration on Tuesday of its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men."
 
* Guantanamo: "A former ballet dancer and member of the Russian military who has been imprisoned as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo for nearly 14 years was given notice Monday that a review board has approved his release from the U.S. base in Cuba."
 
* That's quite a wildfire: "The effort to control the raging Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley mountains has drawn firefighters and emergency crews in the hills toward Acton. So far, the fire has burned 37,473 acres. A total of 3,048 firefighters are battling the blaze, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The wildfire prompted the evacuation of at least 10,000 homes, although late Monday, officials allowed most evacuees to return to their homes."
 
* Good news on the Zika front: "The number of new Zika infections in Colombia is falling so fast that government health officials declared an end to the outbreak Monday, saying the epidemic phase of the virus's spread was over."
Delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders show their support at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

For his fans inclined to boo, Bernie Sanders has a message

07/26/16 05:03PM

Bernie Sanders has faced criticism, some of it fair, for creating more intra-party tensions than necessary in recent months. His detractors, however, should give the Vermont senator credit now for doing precisely what Democrats hoped to see him do.
 
There will be plenty of debate about whether or not he's too late and why he didn't take constructive steps sooner, but as NBC News reported today, Sanders isn't on board with the disruptive tactics of his most ardent backers.
The Bernie or Bust movement appears to have been busted by Bernie.... As if making up for lost time, [Sen. Bernie Sanders] crisscrossed a sprawling hotel and convention center complex downtown to take the message from his speech directly to individual state delegations.
 
From New York to Wisconsin to Iowa to California to Florida to Montana to Alaska, his message to the delegates was the same: The only way for his supporters to continue what they started is to elect Clinton and stop Donald Trump.
Not surprisingly, this message wasn't well received among his backers in the California delegation, some of whom adopted far-right Republican mantras as their own yesterday, but the senator, again to his credit, didn't placate them.
 
"It's easy to boo," Sanders said. "But it is harder to look your kids in the face who will be living under a Donald Trump presidency."
 
And what about his supporters who may be thinking about throwing their support to third-party candidates who stand no realistic chance of winning the presidency? Sanders was specifically asked this morning at a Bloomberg Politics breakfast about the Green Party's Jill Stein.

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