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Joy Reid: 'Interesting' that Pelosi and Clyburn Get Challenges and Hoyer Doesn't

Joy Reid: 'Interesting' that Pelosi and Clyburn Get Challenges and Hoyer Doesn't

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” host Joy Reid said it’s “interesting” that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) face challenges to their candidacies for House Democratic leadership posts, while House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) doesn’t, and “the African-American guy and the woman get challengers, and everyone’s saying they’ve got to go in order to save the party’s soul.

Rhodes: House Dems Should Investigate What Trump Knew About Khashoggi and When

Rhodes: House Dems Should Investigate What Trump Knew About Khashoggi and When

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” MSNBC Contributor and former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes stated House Democrats should investigate whether the White House knew that Saudi Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman was responsible for the murder ofWashington Postwriter JamalKhashoggi and lied about it, and why the White House is “covering up for the Saudi murder of a dissident in a third country?” Rhodes said, “I think what’s very important here, and one of the things I want to know about is, what did Trump know and when did he know it? Because the US intelligence community…Saudi Arabia is something that they follow very closely.

Brooks: Both Extremes in WH-Acosta Press Pass Fight Are Wrong

Brooks: Both Extremes in WH-Acosta Press Pass Fight Are Wrong

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks discussed the lawsuit over the revocation of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass and argued that both the White House’s position and “The other extreme, that anybody should have complete access,” are both incorrect.

Maher: Why Not Make Pelosi Speaker Since 'She's Already Pre-Tarnished'

Maher: Why Not Make Pelosi Speaker Since 'She's Already Pre-Tarnished'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued for electing House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) House speaker, in part by stating that Republicans will attack anyone the Democrats place in the spot, so it makes sense to use Pelosi, who is “already pre-tarnished.

Swalwell: 'We're Going to Do All We Can' to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

Swalwell: 'We're Going to Do All We Can' to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

On Friday's broadcast of HBO's "Real Time," Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) vowed that Democrats will do everything they can to get Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself due to the fact that Whitaker has "pre-judged" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Scalise on GOP Voting for Pelosi: Don't Want Us to Interfere in 'Internal Deliberations'

Scalise on GOP Voting for Pelosi: Don't Want Us to Interfere in 'Internal Deliberations'

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Republican Whip SteveScalise (R-LA) responded to suggestions that Republicans might vote to make House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaker by saying he doesn’t want Republicans to interfere in “internal deliberations” in the House.

FL Lt Gov on Consequences for Snipes: 'Nothing Will be Taken off the Table'

FL Lt Gov on Consequences for Snipes: 'Nothing Will be Taken off the Table'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) stated that nothing will be ruled out as a potential consequencefor Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes (D) for her handling of the 2018 elections.

McConnell: GOP Needs 'to Stop the Slide' in Suburbs

McConnell: GOP Needs 'to Stop the Slide' in Suburbs

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Daily Briefing,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that Republicans “need to stop the slide” in suburbs. McConnell said, “Well, we definitely need to stop the slide.

Trump: Candidates That Stayed Away from Me 'Did Very Poorly'

Trump: Candidates That Stayed Away from Me 'Did Very Poorly'

During a press conference on Wednesday, President Trump stated that Republicans who decided to stay away from him “did very poorly. I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.

Sanders: 'Right Now,' Trump's 'Had an Incredible Night'

Sanders: 'Right Now,' Trump's 'Had an Incredible Night'

While speaking to the Fox News Channel on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that, based on the results she has seen so far, “the president’s had an incredible night.

Pelosi: Any Impeachment Move 'Would Have To Be Bipartisan'

Pelosi: Any Impeachment Move 'Would Have To Be Bipartisan'

On Tuesday’s “PBS NewsHour,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that whether there is movement to impeach the president depends on the results of the Mueller investigation, and if there is a move to impeach, “it would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive.

Ryan: Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed, It Needs an Amendment or Statute

Ryan: Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed, It Needs an Amendment or Statute

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) stated that birthright citizenship for the children of people in the country illegally or people who get tourist visas just to have a child in the US should be reviewed, but any changes need to be done via a constitutional amendment or a change in statute.

Graham: Sessions 'Probably Will Step Down'

Graham: Sessions 'Probably Will Step Down'

On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) predicted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will likely resign in early 2019 and said he isn’t interested in taking the attorney general job.

Sanders: I Don't Know if Midterm Is 'a Referendum' on Trump

Sanders: I Don't Know if Midterm Is 'a Referendum' on Trump

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated she doesn’t know if the 2018 elections are a referendumon PresidentTrump, but the president has “galvanized” his supporters.

Brooks: Trump's Video Ad 'Pretty Straight-Up Racist'

Brooks: Trump's Video Ad 'Pretty Straight-Up Racist'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated President Trump’s video ad was “pretty straight-up racist” and that the president is telling people that the GOP’s message is built “on a lot of bigotry.

Perez: Trump Has Created 'a Climate' that 'Invites' Violence

Perez: Trump Has Created 'a Climate' that 'Invites' Violence

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” DNC Chair Tom Perez stated, “when you create a climate, as this president has created, that invites violent acts, you should never be surprised when you have violent acts.

Trump: We Will Hold Asylum Seekers in Tent Cities Until Their Trial

Trump: We Will Hold Asylum Seekers in Tent Cities Until Their Trial

During an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump stated that asylum applicants will be held in tent cities until their hearing takes place, and people with rejected asylum applications will “get out.

Trump: I'll 'Probably' Respond to 'Some' of Mueller's Questions

Trump: I'll 'Probably' Respond to 'Some' of Mueller's Questions

During an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump said thathe will probably respond to some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions, even though “it’s ridiculous that I have to do anything.

Trump: Mail Bomber 'Was Insane for a Long Time'

Trump: Mail Bomber 'Was Insane for a Long Time'

During a portion of an interview set to air on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump denied that he was responsible for the mail bombs, stating that the mail bomber “was insane a long time before.

Dean: 'The President of the United States Is Evil'

Dean: 'The President of the United States Is Evil'

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former Democratic presidential candidate and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean stated that President Trump “is evil.” Dean said, “[T]he young people in this country are not with this sort of evil, nasty, authoritarianism you see now that the Republican Party has become.

Perez on Caravan: 'We Are a Nation of Laws' - Laws Require Treating People With Dignity

Perez on Caravan: 'We Are a Nation of Laws' - Laws Require Treating People With Dignity

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez stated President Trump is using the migrant caravan as a distraction. He also discussed the Democratic Party’s message on the issue, saying that “We are a nation of laws and the laws that are on the books deal with issues of refugee and asylum status…and our laws require that people be treated with dignity and given that process.

Matthews: 'Taste of Mussolini' with How Trump Acts at Rallies

Matthews: 'Taste of Mussolini' with How Trump Acts at Rallies

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews stated that there’s “a taste of Mussolini” in President Trump’s behavior at his rallies in the way that Trump walks around “with a tie that’s 8 feet long,” his coat open, and “clapping for himself.

Maher: FBI Kavanaugh Report 'A Total Sham'

Maher: FBI Kavanaugh Report 'A Total Sham'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher criticized the FBI’s report on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh as “a total sham.” Maher said,“It was a total sham.

Cornyn: Plan Is Still To Vote on Kavanaugh on Friday, 'Optimistic' He Has the Votes

Cornyn: Plan Is Still To Vote on Kavanaugh on Friday, 'Optimistic' He Has the Votes

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Senate Majority Whip and Senate Judiciary Committee member John Cornyn (R-TX) stated that the Senate JudiciaryCommittee still plans to vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Friday and that he is “optimistic” Kavanaugh has the votes on the committee.

Schumer: Kavanaugh 'Should Withdraw From Consideration'

Schumer: Kavanaugh 'Should Withdraw From Consideration'

During a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination and President Trump should pull Kavanaugh’s nomination if Kavanaugh won’t step aside voluntarily.

Avenatti: Kavanaugh Client Will Come Forward in 48 Hours - Will We Get Into Definition of Intercourse with Kavanaugh?

Avenatti: Kavanaugh Client Will Come Forward in 48 Hours - Will We Get Into Definition of Intercourse with Kavanaugh?

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” attorney Michael Avenatti promised “detailed allegations” against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the next 48 hours and reacted to Kavanaugh’s claim that he never had sex in high school by saying he doesn’t believe Kavanaugh’s claim and wondering, “are we going to get into a definition of sexual intercourse?” Avenatti said that in the next 48 hours there will be “detailed allegations,” and that one of his clients who has information on Kavanaugh will come forward.

Dershowitz: 'Needs To Be' an FBI or IG Investigation Into Rosenstein Reports

Dershowitz: 'Needs To Be' an FBI or IG Investigation Into Rosenstein Reports

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz called for an investigation by either the FBI or the inspector general into the reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th Amendment and recording the president.

Brooks: Trump's Dropping Approval 'Should Be Very Alarming News' to GOP

Brooks: Trump's Dropping Approval 'Should Be Very Alarming News' to GOP

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that the drop in President Trump’s approval rating “should be very alarming” to Republicans. Brooks said, “Donald Trump had been sitting around 43 for the longest of times, an incredibly stable poll.

Maher, Kerry: Florence Coverage Overblown, 'The Stupidest Thing' on TV

Maher, Kerry: Florence Coverage Overblown, 'The Stupidest Thing' on TV

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher and former Secretary of State John Kerry mocked the media coverage of Hurricane Florence. Kerry characterized reporters standing out in the storm as “thestupidest thing” on TV today.

Beto O'Rourke: We Can Free DREAMers from Deportation by Granting Citizenship - I Wouldn't Trade Wall for DREAM Act

Beto O'Rourke: We Can Free DREAMers from Deportation by Granting Citizenship - I Wouldn't Trade Wall for DREAM Act

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show,” Democratic Senate nominee Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) stated he would not take a deal trading a border wall for passage of the DREAM Act and said, “we can free DREAMers from the fear of deportation by making them US citizens today, so they can contribute to their maximum capacity, to their full potential.

Brooks: Why Don't Republicans Just Release Kavanaugh Docs? Democrats 'Overwrought'

Brooks: Why Don't Republicans Just Release Kavanaugh Docs? Democrats 'Overwrought'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that the process around Supreme Court nominations gets worse every time. He wondered why Republicans won’t just release the documents about nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and criticized the Democrats for turning the hearings “into a silly arguing about the paper release.

Kavanaugh: Special Counsel System 'Consistent with Our Traditions'

Kavanaugh: Special Counsel System 'Consistent with Our Traditions'

During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh stated that the special counsel system that is currently in place is something that he has “specifically, repeatedly, and expressly said is consistent with our traditions.

Watch: Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted at Beginning

Watch: Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted at Beginning

During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, various Democrats on the committee interrupted the beginning of the hearing to protest the availability of documents on Kavanaugh.

GOP Rep Costello: GOP Experiencing 'Shrinkage' in Suburbs - 'Not Speaking Out' About Trump Not 'Sustainable'

GOP Rep Costello: GOP Experiencing 'Shrinkage' in Suburbs - 'Not Speaking Out' About Trump Not 'Sustainable'

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Representative Ryan Costello (R-PA) stated the GOP is experiencing “shrinkage” among suburban voters and that if the GOP struggles in 2018, more GOP members of Congress will “realizethat just standing in line behind Trump — or not speaking out…is not going to be sustainable for our party.

Giluiani: Mueller Getting Involved Every Time a Trump Donor Gets a Speeding Ticket

Giluiani: Mueller Getting Involved Every Time a Trump Donor Gets a Speeding Ticket

On Friday, Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani reacted to Samuel Patten’s guilty plea and admission that he used straw donors to donate foreign money to President Trump’s Inauguration Committee by stating the indictment was “irrelevant” and “there are about 500,000 people that donated to President Trump — every time they get a speeding ticket, the special prosecutor is going to do it.

VandeHei: If Democrats Win House, They'll Try To Impeach Trump

VandeHei: If Democrats Win House, They'll Try To Impeach Trump

During a discussion of White House Counsel Don McGahn’sdepartureon Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Axios CEO and Co-Founder Jim VandeHei predicted that if Democrats re-take the House, they will try to impeach President Trump.

Gillum: Florida Voters Looking for a Unifier, 'Not Racists, Not Bigots'

Gillum: Florida Voters Looking for a Unifier, 'Not Racists, Not Bigots'

On Wednesday,Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum responded to his Republican general election opponent, Congressman Ron DeSantis,saying voters“shouldn’t monkey this up” by voting for Gillum by stating that DeSantis and President Trump are “scraping from the bottom of the barrel.

Manafort Juror: One Holdout Kept Manafort From Being Convicted on All Counts

Manafort Juror: One Holdout Kept Manafort From Being Convicted on All Counts

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” Manafort juror Paula Duncan stated that one holdout among the 12 jurors kept Paul Manafort from being convicted on all of the 18 counts he was charged with and that this one holdout did so because “she had a reasonabledoubt.

GOP Sen Collins: Kavanaugh Said He Thinks Roe Is Settled Law

GOP Sen Collins: Kavanaugh Said He Thinks Roe Is Settled Law

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) stated that during her meeting with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh said he agreed with Chief Justice John Roberts thatRoe v.

Dem Rep Castro: If Trump Moves to Fire Mueller, Trump Should Be Impeached

Dem Rep Castro: If Trump Moves to Fire Mueller, Trump Should Be Impeached

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) responded to President Trump’s remarks during a Reuters interview that he could “run” Special Counsel Mueller’s probe if he wanted to by stating that if the president moves to fire Mueller, “the Congress should move immediately to impeach the president of the United States.

Sharpton: I'm Worried Brennan Revocation Is Move Towards 'An Almost Totalitarian Type of State'

Sharpton: I'm Worried Brennan Revocation Is Move Towards 'An Almost Totalitarian Type of State'

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton stated that what frightens him about the removal of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance is the creation of a precedent that people in intelligence can’t speak their minds and this is “where we’re going toward an almost totalitarian type of state.

Maher on Masterpiece Cakeshop: 'Is There Only One Bakery in Colorado?'

Maher on Masterpiece Cakeshop: 'Is There Only One Bakery in Colorado?'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher remarked on the newest litigation involving Masterpiece Cakeshop by wondering if there is only one bakery in Colorado and suggesting opening his own bakery, “Bang Whoever You Want Cakes.

McCarthy: Democrats 'Will Abolish ICE' - 'Want to Impeach' Trump

McCarthy: Democrats 'Will Abolish ICE' - 'Want to Impeach' Trump

On Friday’s “Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox News Radio, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated Democrats “will abolish ICE. They want to impeach this president. When they say they don’t, they voted on it twice on the floor.

Brennan: Revoking My Clearance to 'Suppress' Criticism - Behavior of 'Tyrants an Despots'

Brennan: Revoking My Clearance to 'Suppress' Criticism - Behavior of 'Tyrants an Despots'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” former CIA Director John Brennan reacted to the revocation of his security clearance by stating he believes the action is intended to “intimidate and suppress” criticism of the Trump administration and that “I’ve seen this type of behavior and actions on the part of foreign tyrants and despots…I never, ever thought that I would see it here in the United States.

Perez on Ohio Special Election: 'What Won Yesterday Was Gerrymandering'

Perez on Ohio Special Election: 'What Won Yesterday Was Gerrymandering'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez commented on the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District and stated that the district was “heavily gerrymandered” in favor of Republican candidate Troy Balderson, and “what won yesterday was gerrymandering.

Watch: Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio, Thanks Trump and Pence

Watch: Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio, Thanks Trump and Pence

During a speech on Tuesday night, Troy Balderson,the Republican candidate in the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, declared victory in the race and thanked President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Dershowitz: Manafort Will 'Probably' Be Convicted

Dershowitz: Manafort Will 'Probably' Be Convicted

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued that Paul Manafort will “probably” be convicted. Dershowitz said, “Look, Manafort was smart not waiving venue because he’s much better off with Judge Ellis and a Virginia jury than he would be with a judge who revoked his bail in Washington, DC, and a DC jury, which is going to be largely Democrat.

Brooks: 'Clouds of Behavior' Make Trump-Russia Collusion Seem 'More Plausible'

Brooks: 'Clouds of Behavior' Make Trump-Russia Collusion Seem 'More Plausible'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that he has moved from a 3 to a 5 or 6 on a scale from 1-10 on whether he believes there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because there have been “clouds of behavior that make it seem a little more plausible.

Swalwell: 'We Always Knew' Trump Knew About Trump Jr. Meeting

Swalwell: 'We Always Knew' Trump Knew About Trump Jr. Meeting

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) stated that Michael Cohen saying that President Trump knew about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians is “like telling us that the sun sets in the west.

Harris: Trump-Cohen Tape 'Certainly Raises Questions'

Harris: Trump-Cohen Tape 'Certainly Raises Questions'

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) stated that she expects federal investigators are looking at the Michael Cohen-Trump tape and the tape “certainly raises questions that should be answered.

Kaine: I Won't Make Decision on Kavanaugh Until After Committee Hearing

Kaine: I Won't Make Decision on Kavanaugh Until After Committee Hearing

During an interview with “PBS NewsHour” released on Monday, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) stated he will not make a final decision on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination until after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Kavanaugh.

Dem Rep Connolly: Trump's Iran Tweet a 'Distraction' - 'Wag the Dog Time'

Dem Rep Connolly: Trump's Iran Tweet a 'Distraction' - 'Wag the Dog Time'

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) stated President Trump’s tweet about Iran is an attempt to distract from the president’s performance in Europe and said, “This is wag the dog time in Washington, DC.

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