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Karen Finney: Defending Jay Carney

06/09/13 04:38PM

Karen Finney, host of the new show "Disrupt" on msnbc, defended White House spokesman Jay Carney after Republican Congressman Darrell Issa of California called him "a paid liar" last week. "There's no place for that, Jay is out there to do a job the best he can," said Finney in an interview with Alex Witt in an "Office Politics" segment. Issa had attacked Carney regarding the Internal Revenue Service controversy. read more

Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on as security guards restrain a protester after he lit a flare and ran on court before the start of a game in the Men's Singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and David Ferrer of Spain on June 9, 2013 in...

Anti-gay marriage protesters storm French Open

06/09/13 01:42PM

A masked protester carrying a flame ran onto the court at the French Open Sunday, interrupting the final match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. Security guards quickly grabbed the protester and dragged him to the locker rooms as a surprised Nadal looked on. The unidentified man was one of several shirtless men who donned masks to protest France's same-sex marriage law, which went into effect several weeks ago. Two other protesters were escorted off the grounds after they unfurled a banner reading, "Help! France tramples on the rights of children!" read more

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The Foreigner: Steven Seagal in Chechnya

06/02/13 05:38PM

American influence in Russia is coming from the unlikeliest of sources—61-year-old action movie star, Steven Seagal. The actor's diplomatic relationship with Russia dates back to 2004 when Seagal said he would "spend the rest of his life fighting terrorism" after visiting the school in North Ossetia where more than 300 were killed in a hostage crisis. read more

Attorney General Eric Holder glances back at invited guests while leaving after speaking during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Long road ahead for resolution between press, DOJ

06/01/13 05:35PM

Journalists who attended a closed-door meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice's probe into the phone records of Associated Press reporters are now dishing on what to expect from the investigation. Staff reporter for Mother Jones Andy Kroll, and Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today Susan Page, join msnbc’s Alex Witt to discuss the week’s political headlines. read more

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