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Wallace sorry for 'flake' question

06/27/11 07:41PM

Newly minted presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has yet to accept an apology from Chris Wallace. The Fox News host caught the Republican off guard yesterday when he asked her if she was a “flake.” Wallace later apologized for asking Bachmann question. In a web video, he said, “A lot of you were more than perturbed, you were upset and felt... read more

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich speaking to the media following a guilty verdict in Chicago on Monday.

Blagojevich guilty of corruption

06/27/11 07:19PM

After deliberating for nine days, Chicago jurors found former Illinois Governor (and star of the now-awkward Wonderful Pistachios ad campaign) Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 out of 20 counts of corruption, including an attempt to auction off President Obama's vacated Senate seat.In the retrial, Blagojevich pled not guilty to all counts of... read more

John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy

Bachmann flubs her John Wayne nod

06/27/11 06:26PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann officially launched her bid for the White House today in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa. She’s casting herself as the “bold choice” for 2012, a champion of tea party causes. A new poll taken by the Des Moines Register even shows the Minnesota congresswoman in the front of the pack among GOP contenders.But, her newest... read more

In tonight's Rewrite: Gov. Christie

06/27/11 04:26PM

Yesterday on NBC's Meet the Press, outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with David Gregory for a discussion about the economy, the national debt, his state's new pension plan and the Republican race for 2012 (which Gov. Christie repeatedly has said he will not enter).Toward the end of their lengthy interview, Gregory asked... read more

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee marching in New York on Sunday.

Pride parade meets marriage equality

06/27/11 04:15PM

Call it a happy coincidence the mother of all gay pride parties coincided with the new marriage equality bill. An estimated half million people hit the streets of New York to celebrate yesterday, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg."New York has sent a message to the nation," Cuomo said before marching in the... read more

Justin Bieber at the BET Awards in L.A. on Sunday.

Obama makes good on Bieber promise

06/27/11 03:12PM

When President Obama met with Peyton Wall, 14, a teenager who lost her father in the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, during the memorial service after Osama bin Laden's death, she mentioned she would love to meet Justin Bieber.Now, we all know that Obama has a wide range of contacts and has some pull as leader of the free world —... read more

First Word: June 27, 2011

06/27/11 02:16PM

A look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you clicking on?Rep. Michele Bachmann kicks off presidential campaignFox host apologizes for asking "flake" question to Rep. BachmannSarah Palin going to Iowa for screening of her movieVerdict reached in former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption caseSec.... read more

Newt's election crystal ball

06/24/11 08:21PM

 Earlier today, The Grio's Goldie Taylor sat down with our msnbc colleague, Martin Bashir, to share her thoughts on Newton Leroy Gingrich's prediction about how African-Americans will vote in the 2012 election.Suffice it to say... Newt's no Carnac the Magnificent.  read more

Grover Norquist in charge

Grover Norquist in charge

06/24/11 08:00PM

With debt negotiations on the brink, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Biden's former chief economist Jared Bernstein and former Obama adviser Van Jones to discuss whether Republicans can stand up to the tax pledge. watch

Rewriting Paul Ryan’s sabotage

Rewriting Paul Ryan’s sabotage

06/24/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains how the Paul Ryan Budget Plan, once praised by conservative pundits and politicians alike, has the potential to destroy GOP candidacies in the Rewrite. watch