Carl Kline, head of security for the White House, and granter of clearances to one and all, decides the Executive Branch has more to hold over him than the Legislative Branch, despite their co-equal status in the government.
The Chief of White House Security, who gave Jared Kushner and dozens of others security clearances against the warnings and advice of staffers is defying Congress's subpoena to appear to testify.
On MTP, Fineman was the only one saying anything of substance.
Howard Fineman had some wise advice for Chuck Todd, who was predictably glib about Trump's escalating rhetoric.
During a discussion about Mitch McConnell promising more votes on repealing the Affordable Care Act and Republicans pretending they support coverage for preexisting conditions, John King and his panel members dance around the word "lie."
Sahil Kapur correctly identifies Trump's refusal to outright condemn domestic violence as a cynical play to his white boy base.
Everyone else will condemn domestic violence, but Trump will not, for strategic reasons.
If there's one thing you can count on from our cable "news" hosts, it's that Republicans will never be called out for their false equivalencies and endless game of 'bothsiderism.'
MSNBC, Up With Steve Kornacki, Jan. 3, 2014. Former Rep. Nan Hayworth attempts to defend House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's speech to white supremacists by playing the false equivalency game with President Obama attending Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church. Read more... http://crooksandliars.com/2015/01/hapless-tv-news-hosts-refuse-call-out
If you thought House Speaker John Boehner has had a miserable time trying to govern, wait until you see what incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to deal with.