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NJ Senate candidate: Sandy recovery funds were ‘over the top’

08/24/13 05:51PM

Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Steve Lonegan called federal relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Jersey Shore last October and left thousands of people homeless, "over the top." "I disagreed with Governor Christie and President Obama on Hurricane Sandy funding," he told MSNBC's Steve Kornacki Saturday. "I thought it was just too much money." Lonegan said he was concerned that there weren't enough safeguards to ensure money went to homeowners instead of government programs, saying "There's all kinds of pork barrel spending in that bill." read more

Recommitment, 50 years after the March on...

Recommitment, 50 years after the March on Washington

08/24/13 08:00AM

It's a weekend of commemoration of the ideals of the civil rights movement as tens of thousands of people are gathering in Washington D.C., just as they did 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most moving and best-remembered... watch

Remembering Jack Germond, and the era of journalism that went with him

08/18/13 07:40PM

Steve Kornacki describes Jack Germond as "a throwback character" whose passion was politics and his love  horse races—"the real ones and the political ones." A man who "wasn't driven by ideology," but instead by a passion for politics, getting a good scoop, and reporting it well. "He had no problem with horse race journalism—as long as it was good horse race journalism," Kornacki said Sunday. Jack Germond passed away last week at the age of 85. read more