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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Six Republicans Help Advance Unemployment Benefits in Senate

Updated at 10:25, 11:11, 111:20 am and 1:45 pm EST Five votes. That’s what the Democrats in the Senate said they needed from Republicans this morning for a delayed vote on the extension of unemployment benefits for more than 1...

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Paul Fanning Flames of ‘Hysteria:’ King

There’s nothing like a public family feud. The family, in this case, is the Republican Party. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and House Homeland Security Committee member and former chairman, accuses Sen. Rand Paul of attempting to create...

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Melissa Harris-Perry

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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC Host’s Romney Apology: Rough Run of Remorse

In its cleanest form, Cable TV means never having to say you’re sorry. Yet in the political world, one cable news outlet has been breeding apologies lately. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry apologized today for making fun of Mitt Romney’s black grandson,...

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

Duck Dynasty’s Christmas ‘Culture War:’ Tests of Tolerance

Developments in the Duck Dynasty political correction have been moving so swiftly that we have been unable to keep up with it all. Thanks to Joel Achenbach, the esteemed expert on how things work, for explaining what the saga of...

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Chris Matthews talks with President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC'S 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' at American University on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Chris Matthews talks with President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC'S 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' at American University on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘Screw-ups’ Happen

President Barack Obama faces a certain challenge in the declining public support for his presidency measured in poll after poll. As “Hardball” Chris Matthews put it in that televised interview of the president yesterday at American University, it’s a question...

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive to brief reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo.

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive to brief reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo.

Biden vs. Clinton: Obama Not Going There

“Compare and contrast.” That was the challenge that “Hardball” Chris Matthews gave President Barack Obama: Compare Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton as potential presidential candidates. “Not a chance I am going there,” Obama said to laughter at his American University...

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Barack Obama chats with member of the audience with moderator Chris Matthews in this 2008 file photo.

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Barack Obama chats with member of the audience with moderator Chris Matthews in this 2008 file photo.

Obama Playing Hardball: ‘Executive Performance’ in Question

President Barack Obama is getting ready to play “Hardball.” That means that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will be asking the president a lot of questions about Obamacare today as the two meet on a stage at American University, right? “That’s an...

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An adult cicada emerges from its skin in Virginia on May 17, 2013.

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An adult cicada emerges from its skin in Virginia on May 17, 2013.

‘Republicans Are Like Cicadas:’ Cole

“I guess Republicans are like cicadas.” – Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, on the apparent need of his party to rise every 17 years and shut down the federal government. Cole, the only member of his state’s delegation who...

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Robert Gibbs in Boca, Florida, in this 2012 file photo.

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Robert Gibbs in Boca, Florida, in this 2012 file photo.

Gibbs: Heads May Roll Over Obamacare

Heads may roll after the botched rollout of the Obamacare web-site, according to former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs, who often reflects White House thinking, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program today that Obama may fire people at the Department of Health...

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, talks to reporters before walking into the Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, talks to reporters before walking into the Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C.

Paul Let No One’s Work Evade His Eyes

The case of the borrowed letters has gone well beyond the threat of a duel. A journalism professor at Baylor University in Texas says he’d flunk Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and report him to college authorities for honor-code violations...

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