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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

First Word: June 9, 2011

06/09/11 03:15PM

Here's a look at stories we're following this afternoon. What headlines are you clicking on?Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign aides resign en masse10 Years Later: how Bush-era tax cuts changed AmericaMitt Romney defends himself in Michigan over auto bailoutRick Santorum calls the idea of climate change a "liberal conspiracy" Anthony Weiner’s seat could be scrambled in redistrictingAlec Baldwin, potential NYC mayoral candidate, weighs in on Weiner read more

Did Palin violate laws on bus tour?

06/08/11 09:22PM

Has Sarah Palin's publicity stunt wasted Federal Park funding? Rep. Earl Blumenauer discusses his complaint letter to the National Parks Service with msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell. Plus, Blumenauer explains why he thinks fellow Democrat Anthony Weiner should resign. read more

Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin (file)

Pressure mounts on Weiner to resign

06/08/11 08:13PM

Kicking Rep. Anthony Weiner while he’s down, today several Democrats joined the chorus of Republicans calling for the New York congressman to resign.Former DNC chair Tim Kaine was the first to publicly come out against Weiner, followed by Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Rep. Mike Michaud, Sen. Mark Pryor, Rep. Mike Ross, Rep. Niki Tsongas, Rep. read more

Palin v. Bachmann: frenemies?

Palin v. Bachmann: frenemies?

06/08/11 08:00PM

Tea Party favorites Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are beginning to trade blows, while Mitt Romney appears to be pulling ahead. New York Magazine’s John... watch

First Word: June 8, 2011

First Word: June 8, 2011

06/08/11 08:00PM

I want to talk about the budget crisis, the debt ceiling. And I hoped we were done with this Anthony Weiner thing. I hate these sex scandal stories. But just... watch

Saying no to Norquist

Saying no to Norquist

06/08/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell reminds potential Republican candidates of the only pledge that matters to the American people in the Rewrite. watch

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