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Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

Trump and Sanders Have Changed Election Campaigns Forever

Rebecca Costa | Posted 02.26.2017 | Politics
Rebecca Costa

When it comes to political campaigns, the past used to be the best predictor of the future. But no more. Speaking on The Costa Report, political history buff and host of MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily, Steve Kornacki, summed up the 2016 Presidential race, "New rules for politics are being written in real time right now. And finding out what those rules are is invigorating!"

NBC Nabs Trump Interview, And MSNBC Plays It On Seemingly Infinite Loop

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.18.2015 | Media

NBC nabbed what it claims was an exclusive interview with Donald Trump on Sunday (in reality, ABC also aired footage from a Martha Raddatz interview w...

Mayor Claims Christie Camp Held Hurricane Sandy Money Hostage

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer charged on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki" show Saturday morning that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held Hurricane San...

Why the Media Must Look Beyond Petty Political Retribution as the Reason for Bridgegate

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

The Petty Political Retribution theory makes for juicy speculation and conjecture. It allows reporters to pursue, and news and political talk program anchors to speculate ad nauseam about, the connections and potential connections among and between the expanding cast of characters.

The Moneyball Campaign

Scott Porch | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Scott Porch

Some media organizations should consider giving up their spot on the campaign bus and trying to stand out from the crowd by devoting those resources to reporting on things that are at least as likely to have a significant impact on the election.

Past Weiner Apology Exposed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Long before former Rep. Anthony Weiner ran for Congress, he launched a campaign that made him the then-youngest New York City Council member in histor...

Steve Kornacki Replacing Chris Hayes On 'Up'

Posted 05.19.2013 | Media

Steve Kornacki, currently a co-host on MSNBC's "The Cycle," was named the new host of the network's weekend show "Up" on Tuesday. Kornacki will replac...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Media

Come on, Steve Kornacki! BuzzFeed's Dorsey Shaw caught the MSNBC host wearing the exact same kind of sweater on "The Cycle" for a shocking total of...

Steve Kornacki: Inside Gerrymandering

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

MSNBC Host and reporter Steve Kornacki recently spoke with us about a largely untold part of the 2012 election--congressional gerrymandering...

Jack Mirkinson

'The Cycle': Inside MSNBC's New 3 PM Show | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media

MSNBC has found its replacement for Dylan Ratigan's show: "The Cycle." The new program, which the network was set to announce on Thursday, will fea...

MSNBC Bringing Conservative Twist To New Show

Posted 08.18.2012 | Media

MSNBC will replace Dylan Ratigan's 4 PM show with a new program featuring a rotating cast of anchors, Politico reported on Sunday. Ratigan abruptly...

Pander-monium Breaks Out Among 2012 GOP Hopefuls

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As the 2012 race heats up, we'll be tracking the candidates' pander playbooks to ferret out the most interesting, egregious and hilarious suck-ups.

Obama's Enablers, Obama's Adversaries, and the Fight to Save the New Deal

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Democratic base seems to have coalesced around two opposing realities: Either Obama is a cynical hack, or he's doing the best any human being could possibly do. Both positions lead to inaction, and both are wrong.

Breaking the Gender-Merit Link

Nancy Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Hopkins

When someone suggests gender diversity as an asset of a job candidate, the reply is often "Oh no, I'm only interested in merit." Yet name some other quality needed for the position, and the idea of merit is assumed, not questioned.