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It's All Politics, June 20, 2013

NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin weigh in on President Obama leaving controversies like the IRS and the NSA behind as he attended the G-8 summit in Europe. Back in Washington, the House OKs a far-reaching 20-week abortion ban bill. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) raises eyebrows saying …

Has the Obama administration been overzealous in tracking down leaks?

Top talkers: The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson discusses how the Obama administration has handled the press and the latest in the Justice Department scandal. New York Magazine’s John Heilemann says the administration has been “overly bad on this topic.” Dr. Zeke Emanuel then joins the panel to …

Democratic Party

Pathway to citizenship faces hurdle in Congress

Meet the Press moderator David Gregory talks about the difficult road ahead for immigration reform. The Morning Joe panel then joins the conversation to discuss the state of the Republican Party.

Republican Party

Not Believing the Hype

TPM Reader <i>T(heda) S(kocpol)</i> is not buying it and I think she’s got a point …<p>Hard to believe what I am reading from people like Tomasky and Joe Klein …

Tea Party

Ambassador clarifies role in Benghazi investigation

Chairman of the State Department’s Accountability Review Board on Benghazi, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, talks to MSNBC’s Alex Witt about the Benghazi intelligence controversy. He refutes Rep. Mike Pompeo who asserted yesterday that the Ambassador’s report was incorrect. Ambassador Pickering offers …


Political implications of IRS targeting Tea Party groups

Political columnist for the Washington Post, Dana Milibank, and staff reporter for Mother Jones, Andy Kroll, opine the IRS and Mark Sanford with MSNBC’s Alex Witt. They comment on the political implications of the IRS targeting tea party groups ahead of the 2012 election. Both talk about the role …

Tea Party
Internal Revenue Service

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

If You Don't Think College Athletes Should Be Paid, This Chart May Change Your Mind

The chart below is the best visual yet that shows just how much money schools are making off their student-athletes and why there has been an upwelling of support in recent years for finding a way to get more money in the hands of the athletes.<p>The data collected by USA Today shows the revenue …

College & University

Espresso Chart Breaks Down Ingredient Ratios For 23 Drinks (PHOTO)

Do the options at your local coffee shop have you confused? Never fear! Pop Chart Lab and Orbit Visual Graphic Design have whipped up a lovely little chart breaking down the ingredient ratios of 23 types of espresso-based drinks. You'll never be confused about what you're drinking again.<p>We'll …