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Prosecutor impugns witnesses in Ferguson case

Prosecutor impugns witnesses in Ferguson case

11/26/14 12:38AM

Rachel Maddow outlines other potential legal cases that may yet be brought in the death of Michael Brown, and points out how St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch discredited the witnesses in the case while announcing the grand jury ruling. watch

Arrests in Ferguson as police disperse crowds

Arrests in Ferguson as police disperse crowds

11/26/14 12:28AM

Wesley Lowery, reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Ari Melber about arrests in Ferguson, Missouri as police try to disperse crowds of protesters, and describes the types of people who have shown up to participate in protests. watch

Conflict with White House eyed in Hagel exit

Conflict with White House eyed in Hagel exit

11/25/14 09:49PM

Rachel Maddow reports on the announcement that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will resign, and highlights recent headlines that may have been the source of friction between the White House and the Pentagon, including extending troops in Afghanistan. watch

Ferguson outrage spreads nation-wide

Ferguson outrage spreads nation-wide

11/25/14 09:25PM

Rachel Maddow rounds up protests taking place around the U.S., in addition to in Ferguson, Missouri, in response to the grand jury decision yesterday not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. watch

Ahead on the 11/25/14 Maddow

11/25/14 08:14PM

Tonight's guests:

  • Daryl Parks, Michael Brown's family attorney
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" and President of the National Action Network

Check back soon for a preview of tonight's show

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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 11.25.14

11/25/14 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
 
* From 700 troops to 2,200: "Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri ordered more National Guard troops into the embattled city of Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order on the second night after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager."
 
* More out of Ferguson: "Lawyers for [Michael Brown's] family harshly criticized the grand jury process and the handling of the case by county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, saying McCulloch had a 'symbiotic relationship' with local police that had tainted his impartiality. "
 
* White House: "President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder met Tuesday to talk over how to respond to the riots in Ferguson, and  Eric Schultz, a spokesman for the White House, said Holder will  be visiting more cities and communities to discuss 'best practices' as well as 'identifying challenges we still have to work with.'"
 
* ISIS: "Islamic State activists on Twitter are using the Ferguson protests to encourage its supporters to carry out attacks in the United States."
 
* Ohio: "Surveillance video is 'very clear on what took place' at a Cleveland playground when a rookie police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy brandishing a fake gun, police said Monday. Tamir Rice was shot twice in the torso Saturday afternoon and died at a hospital Sunday morning."
 
* Iran: "The day after a deadline for concluding a nuclear agreement was extended for seven months, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, delivered his first remarks on the negotiations, saying that the West had failed to bring Iran 'to its knees.'"
 
* Nigeria: "Two suicide bombers, at least one of them a woman, blew themselves up on Tuesday at a crowded market in this northeast Nigerian city, killing dozens of shoppers and merchants including some who witnesses said were decapitated by the explosions."
 
* Important: "France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin."
 
* And speaking of countries tired of Putin's antics: "Wedged hard against Russia's northwestern border, peaceable Finland has long gone out of its way to avoid prodding the nuclear-armed bear next door. But now the bear is provoking Finland, repeatedly guiding military planes into Finnish airspace and deploying submarines and helicopters to chase after Finnish research vessels in international waters."
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., joined by other New York area-lawmakers affected by Superstorm Sandy, at the Capitol in Washington, early Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

Peter King's most over-the-top suggestion ever

11/25/14 03:22PM

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) has developed a reputation for making unusual recommendations, but Politico reports today on the Republican congressman's most over-the-top suggestion ever.
Rep. Peter King has a suggestion for the White House in dealing with the latest developments in Ferguson -- invite Officer Darren Wilson over.
 
"I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, 'You've gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it's unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job,'" the New York Republican told Fox Business on Tuesday.
I found this extremely hard to believe, but there really is a video of King making these exact comments.
 
In the same interview, the New York Republican complained about President Obama's comments last night. King said he'd hoped the president would have said "one good word about Officer Wilson, who has gone through all this."
 
Just so we're clear, King didn't seem to be kidding.
 
Indeed, the Long Island lawmaker has done a remarkable job in recent months, offering his unique perspective on a whole range of issues:

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