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Boxes containing thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her first 21 months as governor.

Sarah Palin's emails released

06/10/11 05:26PM

Alaskan officials released thousands of Sarah Palin's emails today, highlighting her brief stint as governor.The emails — totaling 24,199 worth of pages — cover the period from the time she took office in December 2006 to her boost up GOP ladder to vice presidential nominee in September 2008. The emails were sent and received by Palin's personal and state accounts, though only those deemed state business related were actually released to the public.Citizens and news organizations requested the emails as a vetting tool during the 2008 White House race. read more

Sec. Clinton (file)

Clinton denies World Bank rumors

06/10/11 03:34PM

Hillary Clinton's camp shot down a Reuters report, claiming the Secretary of State "wants the job" as the head of the World Bank. Current president Robert Zoellick is scheduled to vacate his post when his term ends in mid-2012.Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines called the story "completely untrue." Reines said she hasn’t talked to President Obama "or anyone else about moving to the World Bank. She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job. read more

First Word: June 10, 2011

06/10/11 02:42PM

Here's a look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you interested in?Alaska releases Sarah Palin's emails, all 24,199 pages of themNew pro-Palin documentary attacks GOP establishmentNewt Gingrich: "strategic" differences led to staff exitMitt Romney to skip Iowa straw pollProgressives call on Dems to show some spine after Weiner scandal10 scandals we missed this week because of WeinergateAfter homophobic rant, Tracy Morgan apologizes read more

Gingrich campaign implodes

06/09/11 10:41PM

msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell's talks to Newt Gingrich's former press secretary Rich Galen about the massive staff walkout that may cost the Republican presidential hopeful his campaign. read more

Gingrich staff resigns en masse

Gingrich staff resigns en masse

06/09/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s talks to Newt Gingrich’s former press secretary Rich Galen about the massive walkout that may cost the Republican presidential hopeful his campaign. watch

Romney, Tea Party square off

Romney, Tea Party square off

06/09/11 08:00PM

Rush Limbaugh and some of the Tea Party are determined to stop Mitt Romney from getting the Republican nomination. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler joins The Last Word with details. watch

Contextualizing the Weiner scandal

Contextualizing the Weiner scandal

06/09/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets analysis on the Weiner political fallout from The View host Barbara Walters and Melanie Sloan, the Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. watch

Trump admits it was all about money

06/09/11 07:23PM

In a new YouTube video posted today, Donald Trump explained in greater detail why he finally bailed on his presidential publicity stunt. Money."I said 'you know what? It’s time to take the money,'" said Trump, referring to NBC's offer to keep The Apprentice on-air. "By the way, even when you’re rich, it’s a lot of money," he said. "Who gives up a hit show? Nobody."But, you probably already knew that from Lawrence who’s been saying it all along.He also took a few digs at the GOP’s “stupidity,” specially calling out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Rep. read more

Rep. Anthony Weiner surrounded by reporters near his house in the Queens borough of New York on Thursday.

Weiner's constituents: fuggedaboutit!

06/09/11 07:17PM

A new poll shows voters in New York’s 9th congressional district still support Congressman Anthony Weiner despite his Twitter sex scandal involving no actual sex. According to the NY1-Marist poll conducted on Wednesday, 56 percent of his constituents do not think he should resign, while only 33 percent are in favor of his immediate resignation.It varied slightly between men and women. read more

Cruising for a bruising on the campaign trail

Gingrich staff jumps ship en masse

06/09/11 04:22PM

Newt Gingrich is probably wishing he was back on vacation. Fresh off a long cruise to the Greek Isles (because that’s what you do when you’re running for president if you’re Newt Gingrich), the Republican presidential hopeful got some bad news at the office.Top members of his staff jumped ship today, potentially sinking his already troubled campaign. read more