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Matthews on Cruz speech: 'Bad behavior'

Matthews on Cruz: 'Bad behavior by a political figure'

07/20/16 10:00PM

MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Rick Tyler, former Cruz campaign communications director, react to Ted Cruz's address to the Republican National Convention, which ended to boos as it became clear that Cruz would not offer an endorsement of Donald Trump. watch

Ted Cruz booed during convention speech

Ted Cruz booed during convention speech

07/20/16 09:56PM

There was chaos on the convention floor during Sen. Ted Cruz's speech at the RNC. A member of the New York delegation shares his disappointment with Cruz's speech with MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff. watch

Voter diversity an advantage for Clinton

Voter diversity an advantage for Clinton: Chuck Todd

07/20/16 08:06PM

Chuck Todd, political director for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about how states with voting populations that are more diverse than average tend to favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, putting her in a good position in many important swing states. watch

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 7.20.16

07/20/16 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
 
* The crackdown continues: "Turkey issued a ban on professional travel for all academics and opened top-to-bottom investigations into military courts Wednesday as security chiefs planned the next steps in sweeping crackdowns after last week's failed coup attempt."
 
* It'd be a fairly small infraction, and hardly the biggest scandal involving the Trump campaign, but it looks like Team Trump "used corporate resources to write a political speech," which was probably illegal.
 
* Christie knows a little something about abuses of power: "The White House on Wednesday took a jab at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for floating a proposal to fire government employees appointed by President Obama if Donald Trump wins the presidency in November."
 
* He was just 49 years old: "Hawaii Democratic Rep. Mark Takai died Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer, his office confirmed. In May, he announced he would not seek re-election because his cancer had spread. He first received the diagnosis in October 2015."
 
* A welcome sentiment: "Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday questioned the wisdom of the Republican National Convention's focus on calling for prison for Hillary Clinton. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee 'now belongs in prison? C'mon. We can make the case that she shouldn't be elected without jumping the shark,' Flake tweeted."

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