The Rachel Maddow Show
19:14 11/13/2017

Donald Trump thought it'd be a good idea to scrap a trade partnership negotiated by Barack Obama, vowing to replace it with something "beautiful.

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Trump's efforts are backfiring in ways he never expected.

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Trump's trade policies backfire, leave U.S. more isolated

Nearly a year later, Donald Trump's handling of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) appears to be doing more harm than good to U.S. interests.

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John Mcc
weather it is good for our country or not!(mostly good) if Obama did it, he will destroy it! it has nothing to do with being good for AMERICA! can't get rid of this POS fast enough!
Paula Politzki
Boy, has he f___ed up everything! I can only imagine what Japan thought of Cheeto Head? Right now I hope I live long enough to watch him and his ship of greedy fools implode.
Debara Browning
Something beautiful under TPP Japanese import tax on Australian beef is 27%, since the US pulled out of the TPP our negotiated percentage on American beef import tax to Japan is 50%. So what country will suffer economically Australian beef producers at 27 % or or American beef producers will pay an import tax of 50% ? Do you think the Midwestern beef producers may suffer?
Tracy Ashworth
on the TTP and Paris Climate Accord, the US is now out, and ostracized, aligned with with other failed nation states, and countries led by murderous thugs. Trump has demonstrated a concernted effort to align with despots in Indonesia and Russia, and spent time ass kissing this weekend to prove it. The US, like Russian and Indonesia is led by ignorant, arrogant, conmen.
Donna Neal
Captain Chaos did this because he hates Obama, ... not for U.S. Trade interests. So much for the great negotiator. Also the successful businessman, ... as H.W. Bush said, "Trump is a 'blowhard'.
Ann Bechtel
Just ONE of the dangers of trying to eliminate EVERYTHING that Barack Obama did in 8 years. Maybe this is part of what happens when someone with no soul (it was sold years ago) who is consumed with hatred and greed is elevated to a position of leadership that still is influenced by hatred and the promise of more
George Mitchell
He had no idea what he was doing (other than dissing Obama) or what the impact would be on US businesses and farms. Pure childishness followed by zero new agreements.
Roger Yuan
Trump is a fucking embarrassment and had absolutely no clue how to govern or to play chess. A moron who loves his ego stroked. Easy to manipulate and dangerously stupid.
Sandy Crothers Bitner
When will he and his followers realize and admit in today's global economy we can't stand alone? His base thinks so, but then we know how wise they are.
John Neville
Trump might not have expected his actions would isolate the US internationally, but everybody else did. I never thought I would live to see a President who was not also a patriot, but I have.
Frannie Schafer
Trump canceled our NAFTA deal with Mexico. So our neighbors just signed a deal with Argentina and now it's the Texas cattle ranchers who are crying. He alone could be so stupid.
Mary Ryan-Smith
Of course “he never expected” the results. He doesn’t think deeply, has no tolerance for complexity, doesn’t analyze or think through the consequences of anything.
Chris Dawson
The rest of the world has been moving away from the US. Forming, and strengthening, new, and stronger trading partnerships. The Trump government is just accelerating this.
Diego Ramirez
He isn't a deal maker. Orange fuhrer bullshits around and tries to intimidate others to do as he says. When that doesnt work or he gets his ego stroked, he easily folds, gives in to what others wants, and spins it as victory for himself. Or just takes credit for someone else's work.
Gwendolyn Sonier
He went abroad and accomplished nothing , except to allow Melania to model some of her expensive yet ugly dresses.

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As Roy Moore confronts new allegations from four new accusers, Republican officials are hatching new schemes to deal with their political fiasco. The latest plan involves derailing the election in Alabama. http://on.msnbc.com/2hxoDDs

Republicans scramble as Alabama
Republicans scramble as Alabama's Roy Moore faces new accusers

As Roy Moore confronts new allegations from four new accusers, Republican officials are hatching new schemes to deal with the political fiasco.

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Elinore Khan The Right Wing has straddled the line between human decency and every negative -ism imaginable, for quite some time. Some joyfully roll in the excrement, and wear that scent with pride! The rise of the likes of donald tRump, Steve Bannon, and Roy ...
Jeanne Stevenson Walker so just let this sink in...if the GOP think they could lose an election,(any election, presumably) they believe they are allowed to avoid holding that election, and replace it with a different election???? Guess what, there is an actual qualified ...
Dawn Knowles The Rachel Maddow Show, we should think twice about forcing Moore to drop out of the race. He is losing ground in the polls to his Dem opponent and is looking like he will lose the election. If he drops out and is replaced with another candidate, the ...
Tom Terrell Ms Maddow, I realize reporting is your profession. And, in no way am I lamenting anyone’s innocence. However, this trial by media is also less democratic than most of what I’ve seen in our land. Take it from someone who makes his profession to ...
Susan Braun Mekinda I don't want him to quit or the GOP to get him out. I want him to lose by huge, humiliating numbers to the democratic who appears to be an honorable man.

Whatever happened during the campaign, it really appears to not be over. It's not just what they did back then. It's what's happening right now. Watch the full video: http://on.msnbc.com/2AQLCSc

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Dennis Drees Treason. Anyone who voted for Trump and still supports him after this is also a traitor to our Democracy and the constitution. The despicable Republicans are obstructionists. Defining moment.
Robert Morris Am I the only one who thinks that this shit keeps happening because Trump has been compromised by the Russians??? If you believe the dossier is true than you can be sure that he was compromised when he was in Moscow for his beauty pageant and with ...
Stephen Joseph Salter There is a $500 billion oil and gas project in the Russian Arctic that Rex Tillerson (Exxon), Putin (needs sanctions removed from US), and Trump (who gets a piece of the 500 billion dollar pie) are working together on . . . even though we need more ...
Jeanne Shields This is chilling. I could tell Rachel, that you were deeply affected by what you were reporting. People need to understand, Trump doesn't love country, or even the idea of country. He is not working for America which is his most important task, but ...
Andrea Walker-Saylor America has been occupied and all don't even know it. From the start, the love affair with all things Russia has been up close and in America's face, yet most deny the evidence on every corner. This administration is filled with Russia influenced, ...

From last night's opening segment: http://on.msnbc.com/2AQLCSc The firm that will now be handling security matters at the U.S. embassy in Moscow is a Russian firm, linked not just to Russian intelligence, but specifically to Vladimir Putin's former colleague in the KGB, who rose to run counterintelligence for the Soviet Union. And at this point in the story, I would usually make some joke about, hey, why not just hand them the keys? But literally, they're going to be running security at the embassy, so they are going to have the keys! Again, a no-bid contract, awarded by the State Department under Rex Tillerson. Why would you do that?

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John Turano I believe that this is a well thought out plan of Putin's. Everything that has occurred since Trump got the nomination is so Russian. Our two countries have been rivals forever. Every president, every last one of them, has stood up to Putin. Don't you ...
Phil Moss Tillerson paying back for that friendship medal. If Russia can’t make money off the oil it wants to get out when Tillerson was in charge this is next best thing. This administration selling us out to the world. Shame on Tillerson above all.
Sharon Schoenewald Trump has been Putin's puppet for years and Melania was put there to keep him stoked(stroked).Our country is going down hill so fast that we will never be able to get back to the top and have the respect of other nations.We will be worked around and ...
Oddvar Johan Martinsen Nothing to see, nothing to see - only repay for business served by Putin in the past... How idiotic can one be, to give former members of the KGB security details for an embassy.... This is stupid 101
Art Weber ALL 17 U.S. INTEL AGENCIES: "The Russians intentionally hacked and maliciously influenced our election." PUTIN: "No we didn't." TRUMP: "Great Vlad! Let's work together on American embassy security!" TRUMP SUPPORTERS: "MAGA!!" SANE PEOPLE: <...

Some Republicans are starting to turn on Roy Moore, but the right-wing candidate and his allies apparently have a survival strategy. It features a reporter who doesn't exist named "Bernie Bernstein." http://on.msnbc.com/2jtQOHs

Roy Moore
Roy Moore's survival strategy comes into focus

How Moore and his allies are responding to these circumstances says a great deal about him and the kind of message he believes will resonate with Alabama voters

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Holly DiMauro This whole evangelical group should be seen as a cult and not woven into the main stream. Our supposed evolution is being dragged back in time like the caveman dragging the women by the hair. Any justification of Roy Moore's behavior is outrageous! We ...
Brandon J. Hughes So nobody ever brings anything up on Roy Moore in 40 years of campaigning until Mitch McConnell loses $33 million supporting Moore's opponent and nobody thinks that's a little strange? I guess I'm just too skeptical. It's Herman Cain all over again. ...
Gogie Gomez I hope he doesn't quit. This way the democrats will win. This is the reason why the GOP wants him to quit. They never wanted him in the first place. They will replace him with a buy out to the seat. Think about it.
Judy Baehr Wonder if Bernie will write about Moore's wife having been a classmate of the latest woman to accuse him? Their pictures are in the same yearbook, sophomore year.
Alice Sarandos They elected a molester as president so why would they care about another child molester. He and trump can compare stories of their you know what grabbing days. Birds of a feather.

When the Republican tax plan comes up for a vote, billions of dollars in Medicare cuts will be on the line. http://on.msnbc.com/2iXid0F

CBO: Republican tax plan would trigger big cuts to Medicare
CBO: Republican tax plan would trigger big cuts to Medicare

If you start hearing chatter that the GOP tax plan would lead to billions of dollars in Medicare cuts, it's not a political scare tactic.

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Evelyn Holden I am an 80 year old female in fairly good health and on Medicare only. I draw to much SS to qualify for state Medicaid and not enough to pay for a supplement. I was recently hospitalized for three days because of AFib. My bill for those days were over ...
Mike Fitzpatrick GOP always says that they're giving the people a "Deal" - just like a Used Car Salesman !!!! Only their deals cost people Retirements and Healthcare !!!!
Sue Smucker Call your senators & representatives - this is UNACCEPTABLE! Big tax breaks for the wealthy and big business and cut Medicare and Social Security for the rest of us! How about cutting some of the military spending, end a few of the wars that ...
Amy Sommers Flodin The evil these men do will live on - even if they were all indicted tomorrow, the harm they've already caused individually and globally will take years to repair and some things just can't be fixed at all. Speaking as a disabled widow on SSDI, every ...
Donna Royal I'm on SS and I have to pay 125 roughly a month for parts A& B. I am lucky that I'm not relying on SS only for retirement however, cuts in Medicare will surely mean that I will be paying more very soon...and people wonder why older people are still ...

Donald Trump and Republicans insist that a massive corporate tax cut would lead CEOs to make new capital investments. The funny thing is, CEOs themselves say Republicans are wrong. http://on.msnbc.com/2AOjtLH

CEOs undermine the rationale behind the Republican tax-cut push
CEOs undermine the rationale behind the Republican tax-cut push

Trump World says a massive corporate tax cut would lead CEOs to make new capital investments. CEOs apparently disagree.

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Donna Overbee It didn't work in the past and devastated our economy. Apparently only big donors are what matter to Repubs. Hold the GOP accountable
Donna Deal Tried it many times, the rich get richer because they hold on to that extra money! Then the next administration spends all their time trying to get us back out of debt! The problem is President Trump did exactly what he set out to do, made his base ...
John Juergens Do the GOP really think that CEOs are going to take their new found wealth and invest it in their companies!!? They are going to spend it on themselves!
Ralph Moyer Capitol investments are made to increase capitol, not to create jobs. Job creation is a business expense, not a prime mover, for a company's existence. Automation is a job-killer, and companies are getting more, and more automated, to cut cost. The ...
Diego Ramirez But i thought these tax cuts were for the benefit of the hard working class families. Even in the face of this administration and the gop admitting these tax cuts are for the rich and corporations, their base continues to buy the lies about trickle down.

It sounds like a caricature of Republican policymaking: passing tax cuts for the rich, raising taxes on some in the middle class, and taking health coverage from millions. But it's not a caricature; it's the GOP's actual plan. http://on.msnbc.com/2ANfFKP

To pay for tax cuts, Republicans eye radical health care changes
To pay for tax cuts, Republicans eye radical health care changes

It's like a Republican caricature: a bill that cuts taxes for the rich, raises taxes on some in the middle class, and takes health security from millions.

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Sharon Hawk They have also included a repeal of the Johnson act, which would allow churches to accept and use political contributions without losing their tax exempt status. They'll be hell to pay when dark money like this enters the system. Say goodbye to any ...
Darla Williams All of you, including you Rachel need to quit denying and blinding the truth. Trump is a Traitor to the US. He beat out Arnold big time. Give him kudos on that shit. If you care about your life and country ... fucking fight now! Waiting for Mueller or ...
Carol Rubin So, these jerks want to overhaul the tax code and come up with one that hurts nearly every citizen, except themselves, the billionaires and corporate officers of big businesses. And just for good measure their TAX plan will also inflict the most harm ...
Donald Levi Typical fear mongering from the Left. Over 70 percent of tax filers don’t itemize and their standard deductible will double. Unless you’re really bad at math, that alone tells you that 70 percent will pay less in taxes. Those that itemize and decried ...
Judith Donovan There is NO middle or low income American will tax break with either the House or Senate tax plan! It is an illusion and they have lied to the American people about it. Now I see the Senate has included a repeal of the ACA! Both tax plans ONLY benefit ...

Even before we get to the implications of the Donald Trump Jr. Wikileaks revelations (which are important), we have to stop for a second to just get our heads around the fact that this is ANOTHER previously undisclosed Trump campaign contact with a Russian affiliate. How is this even possible? We're going to find out all the contacts in the end, but if they're supposed to be so benign, why keep them hidden like this? Watch the full video: http://on.msnbc.com/2msU3Qu

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Walt Lankenau "Even before we get to the implications of the Donald Trump Jr. Wikipedia revelations (which are important) . . ." It's WikiLEAKS, The Rachel Maddow Show!!!!
Chris Cottam I beginning to think that McCarthy and Nixon were right. We really have been infiltrated by the Communists! The Red Menece is alive and well living as Donald Trump.
Mary Rountree The longer this goes on the harder it is to get my head around the fact that the Republican Party nominated him and why the Electoral College approved him. His dealings with Russia are down right traitorous.
Larry Brown "Believe me, just like AG Sessions, I don't recall any Russier stuff! This I can tell you folks! My trip was fantastic, great, great, great, fantastic, incredible, incredible! All the leaders kissed my a## & I saw many people outside yelling my name! ...
Joseph Shafer If everything with the Russia story is so innocent why do President Dotard and his cronies keep lying about it over and over and over again!?

The original Republican plan was to let tax-exempt churches engage in partisan politicking. The revised Republican goes quite a bit further, opening the door to an amazing campaign-finance mess. http://on.msnbc.com/2z3ewRT

Republicans take church politicking bill in a radical direction
Republicans take church politicking bill in a radical direction

The original GOP plan was to let houses of worship intervene in partisan elections. The new GOP plan takes this approach in an even more radical direction.

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Hill Ruth I was raised a Christian Scientist. Mom thought that, me, watching a movie about my period would make me have cramps. So she didn’t let me see it. I did learn not to put bananas in the refrigerator, however. I don’t know if God loves these wings ...
Mary Otto Someone should offer a remedial course on the Constitution to our members of Congress i.e. separation of church and state
Jane Bobbitt This is just one of many ugly things this tax scam includes. It must be defeated. Please call your representatives and senators (Dems and GOP) and tell them to vote against it. It has lots of potential horrible results for the future
Ruth Ann O'Brien Just what we need - More PAC's speaking for the candidates. I don't care which Party you're talking about often the messages coming from a PAC isn't always the same message the candidate may have or believe. They are a way to promote a candidate, but ...
Diane Long Martin If any religious organization or person get involved with elections in any way, they should no longer be tax exempt, in fact, the only tax exempt should be charities with VERY low overhead!!!!!

Donald Trump apparently wants people to believe he's better at diplomacy than Barack Obama. To prove his point, Trump has embraced an odd story -- which exists only in his imagination. http://on.msnbc.com/2zCTOrG

Trump makes up another bizarre story about Obama
Trump makes up another bizarre story about Obama

Donald Trump's obsession with Barack Obama has led him to make up yet another fictional story, this time about the Philippines.

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Trish Fleming Plummer he will NEVER be up to par with Barack.
Karen Lynne Noll HE IS MENTALLY ILL. Shame on Congress to do nothing.
Robyn Usui That's because Trump thinks all there is to diplomacy is the secret handshake, the one where you cross arm over arm to hold hands. He was so proud of himself for being able to do this, he thinks he's the best holder of hands, better than anyone else. ...
Kathyrn M Horner my goodness old fool in WH is obssessed with the intelligent, capable President Obama and lies to try to make him look bad. Sorry, old, ignorant, incapable, fool in WH now---------your lies are so tiresome as are you........
Ada Pose President Obama is a proponent of human rights. 45 supports authoritarian regimes. Now why would any US president support any leader who denies its citizens the right to vote in fair elections, denies the right to protest, denies free speech, denigrates ...

Most federal judicial nominees don't have a background in "paranormal research." One of Donald Trump's judicial nominees, however, is special in a wide variety of ways. http://on.msnbc.com/2zCb8gk

Things get worse for Trump
Things get worse for Trump's most outlandish judicial nominee

Just when it seemed Brett Talley's judicial nomination couldn't get more embarrassing, new details have come to light.

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Glenda Rider And his nomination won’t be withdrawn and this wacky-a-doodle will be confirmed for a lifetime appointment and Alabama will continue to be the ‘WTF’ capital of the country.
Dave Thorell This by far is the most ridiculous nominee yet. I'd he is approved the entire Senate and Congress need to go. This is absolutely absurd. Plus a case of nepotism since his wife is also employed by the White House.
Mary Watson He has never tried a single case or argued a single motion in court, and was given a unanimous “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association. How much more inadequate does a person have to be before they are considered unacceptable ...
Sarah Julia Herrmann Putin must be laughing his ass off. The popular vote loser defiling the White a house is probably the best investment he has ever made when it comes to undermine the U.S. and her values. The rubber stamping Republicans who supported Trump even after ...
Jim Walsh Congress is spineless and wont Impeach so we will just be stuck with this crap for years to come - The unravelling of America is well underway

How many times has Vice President Mike Pence been caught peddling falsehoods about the Trump-Russia scandal? I'm glad you asked -- because the list keeps growing. http://on.msnbc.com/2hr8xen

Another Pence claim about Russia scandal turns out to be untrue
Another Pence claim about Russia scandal turns out to be untrue

Mike Pence assured the public the Trump campaign wasn't "in cahoots" with WikiLeaks. Oops.

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Linda Lauren Isn’t it easier to count his truths as there are a whole lot less of them? The lies would cover a lifetime. 🤔
Susan Watson Absolutely loving it. I celebrate every lie. They just cannot grasp that the internet is forever, that they cannot successfully pretend they never said it. “If someone repeatedly shoots themselves while aiming at you, it’s ok to sit back and watch ...
Nancy Dehn Johnsen Mike Pence's ethics and morals are like a feather in the wind. I'm quite sure if trump disappears and he becomes president (heaven forbid) his feelings and statements will flip-flop.
Joni Anderson Reality is that he chooses to continue to support an administration that continually lies about its connections to Wikileaks, Russia and the election. So, he too has sold out to a foreign government.
Lucinda Abra Good. Then he can be removed as well. Pence has always pushed his Christian mythology while manipulating to get the cream off the top. He would have been dislodged as Governor in Indiana, he did such a poor job. Now, his mouth waters at the thought of ...

Donald Trump Jr. has effectively admitted that he helped Russia's allies distribute their stolen materials. And Trump World's usual response to stories like these clearly won't work in this case. http://on.msnbc.com/2yZTXpy

Why Trump Jr
Why Trump Jr's campaign contacts with WikiLeaks matter

Donald Trump Jr. has effectively admitted that he helped Russia's allies distribute their stolen materials.

6.1k reactions 409 comments
Greg Arnst If only the rest of Trump's cabinet and Trump himself could be as open about their misdeeds as Don jr has been about his own.
Nate Guthrie Jr. Is one of the stupidest people on the planet. This is conspiracy with a foreign entity. Welcome to reason #1002 for investigations and eventually replacing this unstable and crazy administration.
Dianne Dorado Arp This is insanty! And Repugs wonder why they're called the Tin Foil Hat Party? And the Freak Show Party? The GOP is full of corrupt traitorous domestic terrorists!! Crooks!
Twana Sparks The 1% is never held accountable so dont get your hopes up. Well Madoff was held accountable, but only because he ripped off the 1%
Etta Peck Nothing is going to happen to any of that scoundrel bunch! They've made a farce out of America and will continue to do so, with the help of the gullible and degenerates of the country! Rachel and a too small amount of decent people can't do it all! We ...

We knew Republicans wanted to gut the federal government, but how does making the U.S. weaker in the world fit into that picture? What part of Republican/Trumpian ideology wants to reduce America's global standing? Who voted for that? Watch the full video: http://on.msnbc.com/2zN0F1Y

8.9k reactions 607 comments
Janice Trapp Trump in collusion with Russia wants to render the United States powerless. So Russia can take over as the world leader. Trump has sold his soul to the devil because of what they (Russia) have on him.
Matthew Reeves I’ve been saying it for months and Congress is in slow motion on acting? Sanctions were supposed to be in effect by October 1st, those remain unsigned on Trumps desk, or in his garbage can? The world can take all the shots, Trump isn’t a fighter, he’s a ...
Karen V. Adams Its not trumpian or Republicans, it’s the Bannon creed. “Destroy the institute.” And he and Robert Mercer are destroying America just like they did in Great Britain with supporting Brexit. The weaker we all are the quicker they can take us to ground ...
Patty Jahn-Giermek Trump won't be happy until the whole democracy is in total shambles. I hope someone wakes up and stops this idiot.
Betty M Clewis Right on, MSNBC. When Republicans supported the mentally ill and unqualified delusional as President, this is the result. Trump is following Bannon's (another mentally ill) agenda. Wake up America, these two are very dangerous. If you looked up ...

Donald Trump has routinely described the pharmaceutical industry as a corrupt enterprise that's "getting away with murder." It's why his new choice for HHS secretary is so bizarre. http://on.msnbc.com/2mn469O

Trump taps former pharmaceutical industry executive to lead HHS
Trump taps former pharmaceutical industry executive to lead HHS

After railing for months about drug company corruption, Donald Trump has tapped Eli Lilly's former president to run the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Maggie Tripp Jackson What I find even more deplorable is the GOP rubber stamping all his inappropriate nominees. No matter how unqualified, no matter how many conflicts. They appear to be begging us to vote them out of power. THAT'S IT!! They've figured out they forgot how ...
David Paupp Now I sit by my window and I watch the cars I fear I’ll do some damage One fine day But I would not be convicted by a jury of my peers Still crazy Still crazy Still crazy after all these years………
Annie DeLong Deconstruction of the Administrative State. It's a Bannon thing. It means that they're bringing in people to destroy the government agencies not to administer them. It's not bizarre it has been Trump's announced agenda from the start and we need to ...
Mary Ann Carey I would make a comment but it is hard to keep having to repeat that Trump and his administration are as crooked as can be and that they are not working for the American citizens but rather to line the pockets of themselves and their rich or not rich ...
Matthew Reeves A “real” businessman must have explained the dollar and talked sense too Trump? All he understands is when it’ll put money into his pocket’s, something that is NOT supposed to be done in Washington? That shit’s out the window since he got there?!!! ...

Alabama's Roy Moore suggested last week that other accusers may yet come forward. Today, that's precisely what happened. The Republican Senate candidate's newest accuser, however, isn't like the others. http://on.msnbc.com/2hwFutU

Alabama
Alabama's Roy Moore faces yet another accuser

Roy Moore suggested late last week that other accusers may yet come forward. Today, that's precisely what happened.

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Amy Wilson I just saw where 50 pastors in Alabama still support Moore!!! What would Jesus do? I guess he would molest young girls and Alabamans would be ok with that!!!
Anita Caudle I want Moore to stay in the race. If he doesn't, then all the Republicans will be instructed to write in the name of Strange, who lost the primary. To keep from electing a Democrat, the Republicans will all vote for Strange, even though most don't like ...
Mary Bowman I still believe what this latest accuser is saying, but since she identified herself as a TRump voter, I have to ask myself what kind of an idiot can vote for a man who admittedly sexually abused women? Go figure. That's the south, I guess.
Howie Darter The behaviour of men of this generation is appalling. The behaviour of men in general is not much better. How sad that it is tolerated at all.
Dale Broadbent Crowe The "Update" in this story is the most telling. If elected and then rejected by the US Senate, "Alabama’s governor would appoint someone to that seat (again) and a special election would be scheduled (again)." I know that Stranger Luther is looking for ...

Donald Trump thought it'd be a good idea to scrap a trade partnership negotiated by Barack Obama, vowing to replace it with something "beautiful." Trump's efforts are backfiring in ways he never expected. http://on.msnbc.com/2ial0Ea

Trump
Trump's trade policies backfire, leave U.S. more isolated

Nearly a year later, Donald Trump's handling of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) appears to be doing more harm than good to U.S. interests.

6.7k reactions 1200 comments
John Mcc weather it is good for our country or not!(mostly good) if Obama did it, he will destroy it! it has nothing to do with being good for AMERICA! can't get rid of this POS fast enough!
Paula Politzki Boy, has he f___ed up everything! I can only imagine what Japan thought of Cheeto Head? Right now I hope I live long enough to watch him and his ship of greedy fools implode.
Debara Browning Something beautiful under TPP Japanese import tax on Australian beef is 27%, since the US pulled out of the TPP our negotiated percentage on American beef import tax to Japan is 50%. So what country will suffer economically Australian beef producers ...
Tracy Ashworth on the TTP and Paris Climate Accord, the US is now out, and ostracized, aligned with with other failed nation states, and countries led by murderous thugs. Trump has demonstrated a concernted effort to align with despots in Indonesia and Russia, and ...
Donna Neal Captain Chaos did this because he hates Obama, ... not for U.S. Trade interests. So much for the great negotiator. Also the successful businessman, ... as H.W. Bush said, "Trump is a 'blowhard'.

Senate Majority Mitch McConnell originally said that "nobody in the middle class is going to get a tax increase" under the Senate bill. Now he's saying something very different. http://on.msnbc.com/2zVEW8i

Like Ryan, McConnell abandons key boast on GOP tax cut plan
Like Ryan, McConnell abandons key boast on GOP tax cut plan

Mitch McConnell said that "nobody in the middle class is going to get a tax increase" under the Senate bill. Now he's saying something very different.

3.1k reactions 485 comments
Andrew Fenton Lying Liars and the lies they tell. Still lying after all these years. Anyone who believes the republican party is working for them is an asshole or multi millionaire. Take your pick. I don't know any multi millionaire. I know a lot of assholes.
Sharon A Hayes people actually re-elect these fools that hate American working classes. how freaking stupid can you be..oh I forget...republicons and deplorabes are the worst creatures on earth.
Pat Jarvis This tax plan will benefit only the rich,,,,, the rest of us will pay more even with a higher standard deduction,,, they raised our tax rate and eliminated most of our deductions, so now we are being taxed on taxes we pay to state and local ...
Ron Rife If I remember right when GM filed bankruptcy, he and a few of his buddies wanted to do away with the UAW! Now they want them to have huge tax breaks when they have made billions over the last 10 yrs. What a bunch of ass wipes!!!!!!
Gretchen Pritchard With all the crap they gave Obama about "if you like your insurance you can keep it," this ought to be thrown in their faces without mercy.

Accused of sexual misconduct, Alabama Roy Moore is taking steps to quash the scandal and salvage his Senate campaign. It's not going especially well. http://on.msnbc.com/2hvKsai

Roy Moore struggles to overcome his latest scandal
Roy Moore struggles to overcome his latest scandal

As the Alabama Republican digs deeper, some of his GOP brethren are putting new distance between themselves and Roy Moore.

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Jean Salutz Here’s another crime — buried in the story: “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird,” former deputy district attorney Teresa Jones told CNN in comments aired Saturday. “We wondered why someone his ...
Laeequddin Kazi Had Democratic Party candidate, been involved in a sex scandal, like Moore is, Republican Party outcry would have been different. They would have made it a hell. It is hypocrisy to protect a predator.
John H. Duncan Where is Roy's cowboy hat ( all hat, no cattle) and his little cap buster pistol?? Has he been de-cowboyed?? Actually, Ol Roy gives real Alabama cowboys a bad name...
Susan Harrison It became patently obvious since at least 2016 that the GOP doesn't give two figs and moldy raisin for moral values. It is filling the seats with members of the Grand Old Party, no matter how offensive their behavior and ideology, that counts. For ...
Bobbie Evans His first mistake was showing his gun, who does that when you are running for a highly respectable position. Someone who has no respect for the Republican party, how low can you go.

Donald Trump spent Veterans' Day siding with Russia Vladimir Putin over his own country's intelligence assessments. But this was about far more than just rhetoric. http://on.msnbc.com/2hvuHjE

While abroad, Trump finds new ways to side with Russia
While abroad, Trump finds new ways to side with Russia's Putin

Donald Trump spent Veterans' Day siding an authoritarian Russian over his own country's intelligence assessments, but this was about more than just rhetoric.

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Jane Jordan Insulting loyal civil servants who have dedicated decades of their lives to keeping our country safe, making excuses for a brutal dictator, all while overseas are just the latest totally unforgivable things Trump has done. Meanwhile, shameless ...
Gary Borgnis The "Nanny-Nanny- Boo-Boo" politics of Donald Trump. Rex was right, Donald's a fucking moron. (Oh, just in case you forgot President Bone Spur, (which you did) Happy Veterans Day.)
Richard Gamba if we let Donald and company build his tower his hotel and golf course in Russia maybe he say THANK YOU and step down
Lorenzo Cisneros He is a traitor. The g.o.p. and the republican Senate and house of representatives are traitors as well. It's obvious Putin has something on Cheeto man. Now the g.o.p. are set to pass a tax bill that will ruin the middle class and make us a banana ...
Donna Murphy-Buckley One of these days, maybe not too far in the future, our US Intelligence Agencies will discover some intelligence info, possibly regarding a potential threat against our Putin-loving president's health and welfare. And what do you think those so-called ...

While it's true that the Democratic Party enjoyed considerable success in this year's elections, with Virginia being the outstanding example, it wasn't exactly the same Democratic Party Virginia voters had been considering in the past. ICYMI: Watch Rachel Maddow's look at how this election changed the face of Virginia politics: http://on.msnbc.com/2zww8mr

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Larry Thompson And a diverse wave at that.
Vanessa Miller Finally Starting To Clean Our House .. Yes We Are and <3 We Will Attend it More Closely and More Often .. <3 FROM NOW ON <3 2018 <3
Agnes Costa Keep voting for smart, strong, ethical women. Republican and Democratic . Our hope for the future.
Liz Galligan We need to work hard to get DEMOCRATS out to vote and replace a lot of those dam Republicans.
Phil Rowman The Democratic Party has a long way to go don’t gloat plan.

It is bad for the United States of America when an American president humiliates himself abroad and weakens the standing of the United States with the respect to other countries in the world and gets laughed at for his cowardice. A good State Department is a pretty good defense against something like that happening. Watch the full video: http://on.msnbc.com/2zN0F1Y

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Patricia Donohue Well, at the rate that this administration is going, there will be no one in the State Department within the next few months!😢
Ginger Maniscalco He is a buffoon. Everyone in the freaking world, except for about 30% of Americans, knows he is a buffoon and a liar and is desperate to be the center of attention at all times.
David L. Jones he’s a coward.... once a coward (5 deferments because of bone spurs, really 5X?) always a coward... donald....you are a pussy....
Mary Nellie Beck Scary possibilities in DC! I think we are going to have a fight on our hands. Our nation was established to get away from dictatorships but in less than a year,Trump is causing us to face what our forefathers faced! WE ARE READY to face it head on ...
Karin Shainman Trump is undermining the United States... with a two-prong approach.. weaken it on the inside by creating chaos among the citizens while dismantling the pillars of government and simultaneously withdrawing from the global leadership role we have played ...

Once Trump was elected, for some reason, he picked this guy he didn't know from Adam. He picked Rex Tillerson for the State Department. Why is that? And how is that working out since? Rachel Maddow has some thoughts on the matter. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2zN0F1Y

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Eric Setz Simplist answer is sometimes the best. Obama expanded the State Department Trump shrunk it, Give a bully nuclear weapons and watch him ask why he can't play with them.
Phyllis Karen Owen WOW Rachel Maddow you did a wonderful job on this, way to go Lady. I just wish the people of this country would set up and take notice. This Cockroach and his administration is working day and night to destroy America and Democracy without having to ...
Ramon Marfori Trump looks out only for himself and for Russia. He is a traitor in the White House and I just can't wait for the day I see him and his entire circle of lying associates led out in handcuffs.
Joyce Wenner-Venezia I truly hope this Orange buffoon and his entire family including his illegal immigrant wife and his daughters, son's and in-laws all get hanged for treason the SOB
Guillermina Sanchez Rachel Maddow, we might be our own heads but you have become the neck directing our eyes in the direction of the smokes and the flames and alerting of the dangers surrounding and threatening our sovereignty. Excellent analysis. What you do is a service ...

Great moments in embarrassing acts of Trumpian suck-up-itude: China edition Watch the full clip: http://on.msnbc.com/2zN0F1Y

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Phil Mcginn The flimflam, conman, hukster and the list goes on people, WTFU. MIDTERMS 2018 burn the GOP at the stake.
Heather Price He was against China and vowed to destroy them because they wouldn't give his brand the Chinese trademark. After he became president they granted the trademark application. Now he's all China's not the bad guy my predecessors were. All because he got ...
Oddvar Johan Martinsen It must be so proud being a american, when you have a President who roll over to two of the countries who traditionally have been at odds with USA - Russia and China.. And credit China for their actions who is only a part of the huge trade defecit the ...
Margaret Harris trump is angry that "china is RAPING our country" yet believes it's ok for HIM to do so by using his office and taxpayer $$ to promote and expand his personal businesses....and he's currently pushing for a tax plan that will only reduce taxes for those ...
Mark Nelson This is almost better than George W. Bush. His credibility continues to charge into the rings of hell dragging the world with him. I'll bet his supporters still believe he is the "Greatest." Making America everything they thought it could be again. The ...

The more Donald Trump and his team talk about "welfare reform," the more the public has reason to be concerned. Because when they say "welfare," they're probably not referring to what you think they're referring to. http://on.msnbc.com/2hkAmF8

Trump World express an alarming interest in
Trump World express an alarming interest in 'welfare reform'

The more Donald Trump and his team talk about "welfare reform," the more the public should be concerned.

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William Lutz I noted Mr Cohn's reference to this when I first read the story interview. Social Security and Medicare have both been bete noire for republicans for years. Watch out America!
Peter Schmidt So in Trump’s administration’s book they consider social security and Medicare which we all have payed into “welfare reform”. I understand billionaire donors feel they don’t need these two things and feel that they should be cut way back or better ...
Judith Parsons Let Trump try to grab Social Security and Medicare (which should be for all). He will learn what it means to lose his Little Hands soon enough. And Washington will be Republican Free as well.
Mark Chatfield The Republicans are charting a course into the 2018 mid-terms along a road named Cutthroat Bastard Boulevard.
Ardith Mardock I think that we should start the welfare reform with the wages of the people in Washington DC. Lets start out by cutting them in half...........and then put them on Obama care and then start deducting Social Security and Medicare and switch their ...

Sometimes, you can't keep a good law down. The more Donald Trump's administration tries to sabotage "Obamacare," the better the news is for the Affordable Care Act. http://on.msnbc.com/2ysxiO8

Despite the sabotage campaign,
Despite the sabotage campaign, 'Obamacare' gets more good news

The reports of Obamacare's death have been greatly exaggerated.

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Drew Turner I didn't make enough to get it and they sent me to they State. The State said I made too much to get their assistance. So, OBAMACARE failed me.
Mary A. Cole Go America! We keep trying to give Republicans the message, they don't want to listen to the American people, so remember 2018 is coming, so let’s really make the message clear then.
Eileen Fuller Angilletta I love what Jimmy Kimmel Live is doing! He has been telling people to sign up now for TrumpCare! LOL people actually think that they are signing up for TrumpCare and not the ACA! 🤣
Jean Greenfield Landman Can trump be enjoined from sabotaging the ACA? Can he and congress be held liable for injurious behavior to an individual preventing them from receiving proper hc?
Melanie Kirk It's not a good bill, just better than the GOP alternatives. Single payer is much better, but will likely never get passed in the US.

The existence of Donald Trump's "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" has long been a running joke. Now, however, the whole fiasco is starting to "implode." http://on.msnbc.com/2yPYTNP

Trump
Trump's absurd voting commission starts to unravel

Donald Trump's "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" has long been a running joke. Now, however, it's starting to "implode."

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Mario Gurrieri Idiocy and stupidity can only go so far before it starts to implode from within. Can't maintain the weight of the bullshit. And it's starting to infiltrate the white house. Patiently waiting....
Susan Hoover Who has all this info? Who paid for it? Also, in Michigan, they requested names, address, amount of retirement received and start date for all State Workers! Why???
Thresa Jenkins Oregon's Republican Secretary of State turned over our voter rolls to the commission. He gave them our name, address, registration date, birth year, party affiliation, voting participation history, precinct name and registration status. Republicans ...
Leland Chapin Who opens an 'election commission' to vet the election HE JUST WON? This is all about two things: Orange Boy's bloated ego, because he can't stand that he lost the popular vote, and an attempt to further poison the electoral process, in hopes of ...
Beverly Gavenda "Just let this fiasco end. There was never any reason for the commission to exist, and if the panel starts calling for new voter-suppression policies, no one will take them seriously."

House Speaker Paul Ryan repeatedly insisted this week that the Republican tax plan delivers "a tax cut for everybody." Then, confronted with reality, Ryan's message said ... something different. http://on.msnbc.com/2jgJIWE

Paul Ryan abandons key boast on Republican tax cut plan
Paul Ryan abandons key boast on Republican tax cut plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan repeatedly insisted that the Republican tax plan delivers "a tax cut for everybody." Then his message changed.

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Douglas McWhorter The Republican Party has been tied to the trickle down plan since Ronald Reagan and it has yet to work as planned. Experience has shown time and again that tax cuts for the rich go into their wallets, never to be seen again. Tax cuts for corporations go ...
Skip Jordan Trying to figure this out, I'm coming to the conclusion that all this waffling means that certain PARTS that used to be taxed will go down, while other parts, like important deductions, will go away, resulting in a higher tax obligation there.
Anthony Farella Let's go progressives! Vote this lying two faced Koch bro Bribe money all-for-the-rich always, jerk out in the next election, by a landslide!
Joyce Musante Hard to reconcile that most individual's will pay more so corporations and the rich get a cut they don't need, will have no value to their constiuents and just makes the rich richer.
Lynne Ermatinger Weaver They can't fool taxpayers who compare previous years over what's to come and they can't fool the tax preparers who get to break the news to their clients. Unfortunately, this is our circus and these are our monkeys so we have to make sure we vote when ...

It's the craziest story of the day: Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser is under investigation from Robert Mueller ... ... for planning to kidnap a guy for a foreign government in exchange for millions. http://on.msnbc.com/2hiCOfi

Special counsel
Special counsel's interest in Mike Flynn comes into sharper focus

Michael Flynn is facing quite a bit of trouble, but let's also not forget that there's an angle to this that relates to the president directly.

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Judy Kontos BANANA REPUBLIC. Formerly known as USA. If we leave this abomination of an Administration in place, this is what we will be. I hope every one of these people comes to justice and rues the day they moved their grifting to the White House.
Rita Palmer The ole Mafia types in America's politics have a long history including the 2016 campaign of Donald Trump. Trump 's campaign people, all have similar ideas on how to get ahead doing Donald's dirty work and swearing fealty to Trump for money and fame. We ...
Kate McKeithen Everything to do with Dump and the past couple years wouldn't make it into a novel because of how incredulous it sounds. Truth is stranger than fiction
John Robert What particularly galls me is that Flynn, Kelly and others including Trump, took a solemn oath to defend the United States, the Constitution and our Republic "from enemies foreign and domestic." Instead they became this nation's enemies, actual domestic ...
William Giedraitis Nothing is shocking anymore. They want no government so what you do is you create the worst government possible then people start saying hey we don't want a government either. Then the rich people have the power and the poor people get screwed over even ...

When Roy Moore was confronted with allegations of sexual misconduct, one his allies thought it'd be a good idea to throw a Hail Mary ... ... in a rather literal sense. http://on.msnbc.com/2hqzoLh

Roy Moore
Roy Moore's allies come up with woefully inadequate defenses

When Roy Moore was confronted with allegations of sexual misconduct, one his allies thought it'd be a good idea to throw a Hail Mary - in a nearly literal sense

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Luisa Inez Newton The glaring question is, if the Washington Post story were false, why isn't Judge Roy Moore suing them for defamation? He isn't suing, so everyone should assume the story is true.
Peter Simonetti If the anti-Christ were a republican, the GOP would find a way to support him.
Mary Nellie Beck A man who behaves in such a manner, does not stop there. He got by with it and most likely went further as time moved on. And, this makes one wonder, what are his online habits?
Connie Murray Let's not forget that in Alabama they blew up a church and killed 4 little girls and NO ONE WAS CONVICTED for 12 years -- everything about these bible thumpers makes me SICK. Hope Roy Moore is convicted and then put in the prison's gen pop -- prisoners ...
Lisa Quinn If this doesn't wake up the DNC to throw their entire weight and money behind Doug Jones, then they are really really really stupid. Are you listening, Tom Perez??
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