NBC News’ Charles Hadlock shares the victim impact statement made by the step-brother of Chad Littlefield directly to Eddie Ray Routh after the jury reached a guilty verdict in the American Sniper trial in Texas. Our panel discusses those comments. watch
Judy Littlefield, the mother of one of the two men killed by Eddie Ray Routh, speaks to the media saying she’s pleased “to get justice for us for our son.” Lawrence discusses her remarks and how the jury’s decision could have been turned by expert witness watch
Lawrence discusses the debate over a change of venue & how the veteran community has responded to the tragic deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield with Defense Attorney Brian Wice, former Dallas County Judge Michael Snipes, and Iraq War Veteran Patric watch
With the verdict read, for the first time we are hearing and seeing closing arguments from the “American Sniper” trial. Lawrence discusses with Defense Atty. Brian Wice, Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy, former judge Michael Snipes, and NBC News’ Charles H watch
Eddie Ray Routh was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of capital murder in the “American Sniper” trial in Texas. Watch the court learn the jury’s verdict. watch
A Republican lawmaker in the Idaho House is pushing back on a headline suggesting he does not understand female anatomy. A story published Monday by The Associated Press received attention on social media and suggested that Idaho state Rep. Vito Barbieri was unaware that a woman's reproductive and digestive systems aren't connected.
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The Justice Department has appealed a ruling from a federal judge in Texas that temporarily blocks President Obama’s executive action that would protect over 4 million people in the country from deportation. watch
Days before DHS runs out of money, Republicans are still fighting about how to pass a new funding bill. But Mitch McConnell may have offered a way out with a new stand-alone bill. David Axelrod, Ezra Klein, Stephanie Miller, and Michael Tomasky join. watch
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