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Sanders on delegates and 50-state strategy

Sanders on delegates and 50-state strategy

03/30/16 10:07PM

Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidate for president, talks with Rachel Maddow about his campaign's intention to convince Democratic super delegates to switch their support from Hillary Clinton, and the importance for Democrats to campaign with a 50-state strategy. watch

Clinton: I'm not pivoting, I'm just outraged

Clinton: I'm not pivoting, I'm just outraged

03/30/16 09:37PM

Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate for president, explains that she respects the primary process and intends to fight for votes through to the convention, but sometimes she is compelled to address Republican candidates out of sheer outrage. watch

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 3.30.16

03/30/16 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
* Commutations: "President Obama backed up his calls for reforming the way society punishes non-violent criminals on Wednesday by commuting the sentences of 61 prisoners -- a third of them lifers."
* Obama has now commuted the sentences of more people than the last six presidents combined.
* Alabama scandal, Part I: "Rebekah Caldwell Mason has resigned from her post as senior political advisor to Gov. Robert Bentley, she said in a Wednesday afternoon statement."
* Alabama scandal, Part II: "Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday reiterated that he has no plans to resign from office, a week after admitting to making inappropriate sexual comments to his top adviser."

* Minneapolis: "No charges will be filed against the two Minneapolis officers involved in the shooting death last fall of Jamar Clark, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday, citing DNA and other evidence showing Clark was not handcuffed during the altercation and he refused to let go of an officer’s holstered gun during the late-night struggle outside an apartment building."

* FDA: "The Food and Drug Administration stepped into the politics of abortion on Wednesday, relaxing the requirements for taking a medication that induces abortion, a move that is expected to expand access to the procedure."
* Climate crisis, Part I: "The North Pole's ice is disappearing as we watch: This year, the Arctic sea ice had the lowest winter maximum extent on record. Every year the ice melts in the summer and grows in the winter. Although the specific date varies, it generally reaches its maximum amount in March. In 2016, that maximum was likely reached on March 24, with an extent measured at 14.52 million square kilometers. The problem is that this number is the lowest on record."
* Climate crisis, Part II: "Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday."
* More fallout for North Carolina: "Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined other government officials in banning nearly all official travel to North Carolina because of the state's law halting anti-discrimination rules."


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