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Egyptian Unrest - Connecting the Dots

January 31, 2011

Egyptian anti-government protesters pray in front of an Egyptian army tankduring a protest in Tahrir …The State Department is prepared to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens from Egypt on chartered planes, but is relying largely on friends and families in the U.S. to relay that information to stranded Americans.

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Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBara…

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U.S. Advises Americans to Leave Egypt ASAP

January 30, 2011

Egyptian anti-government protesters pray in front of an Egyptian army tankduring a protest in Tahrir …WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says U.S. citizens in Egypt should consider leaving the country as soon as they can because of the spreading unrest there.

The department says demonstrations against the government of President Hosni Mubarak have not targeted Westerners, but Americans sho…

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U.S. Protesters Take to the Streets to Support Egyptians

January 29, 2011

U.S. Protesters Take to the Streets to Support Egyptians

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people in Egypt who flooded streets in riots calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down were joined Saturday by relatives and supporters at protests in major American cities.

“Mubarak will go. If not today, then tomorrow,” Magdy Al-Abady, 39, of Chicago, said…

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Has Obama Been Tough Enough With Egypt?

January 29, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried the impossible: winning the hearts and minds of Egyptians furious with their autocratic ruler while assuring a vital ally that the United States has his back.

The four-minute speech Friday evening represented a careful balancing act for Obama. He h…

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Looters rip heads off 2 mummies at Egyptian Museum

January 29, 2011

An Egyptian army soldier stands guard near antiquities of the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, … CAIRO – Would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts before being caught and detained by soldiers, Egypt's antiquities chief said Saturday.

Zahi Hawass said the vandals did not manage to steal any of the museum's …

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Chaos engulfs Cairo as Mubarak points to successor

January 29, 2011

Egyptian anti-government protesters pray in front of an Egyptian army tankduring a protest in Tahrir … CAIRO – With protests raging, Egypt's president named his intelligence chief as his first-ever vice president on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor as chaos engulfed the capital. Soldiers stood by — a few even joining the demonstrators — and the death toll from five days of anti-governm…

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Why Did Keith Olbermann Abruptly Leave Countdown

January 22, 2011

Olbermann and MSNBC: a failing relationshipKeith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved "in a relationship that's been failing for a long time," an NBC Universal executive said Saturday.

Olbermann's announcement at the end of Friday's "Countdown" that it would b…

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Keith Olbermann Abruptly Leaves Countdown

January 21, 2011

Keith Olbermann gives abrupt goodbye to MSNBC showKeith Olbermann, MSNBC's most successful and controversial personality for his outspoken liberal prime-time program, gave an abrupt goodbye to viewers and said Friday was his last show.

It was not immediately known if he quit or was fired. Olbermann did not address the question, and MSNBC said only t…

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On Palin, Violence and Vandalism: MSNBC Interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

January 9, 2011

On Palin, Violence and Vandalism: MSNBC Interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

MSNBC Schultz’s TSA Junkgate Just Excuse for Black President Hating Right to Promote Racial Profiling

November 23, 2010

MSNBC Schultz’s TSA Junkgate Just Excuse for Black President Hating Right to Promote Racial Profiling

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Suspended for Political Contributions

November 19, 2010

Following an example the network set with liberal host host Keith Olbermann, MSNBC has suspended conservative host Joe Scarborough for political contributions made while he has been at the network.

The decision comes after Politico uncovered eight previously unknown $500 contributions to friends…

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Senator’s Shock Fantasy: FCC Tells Fox News & MSNBC ‘Out…Off…End…Goodbye.’

November 17, 2010

Sen. Rockefeller’s shared some thoughts that were not in his prepared remarks today. The West Virginia Democrat gave a mini-lecture on communications and journalism during a Senate hearing on retransmission consent:

Mr. Rockefeller spoke broadly about the ways he believes television is ailin…

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‘Unnecessary Drama’: Olbermann Apologizes to Fans — But Not MSNBC

November 8, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Olbermann is apologizing to his fans – but not NBC News – for the “unnecessary drama” surrounding his two-day suspension for making political donations.

Olbermann is due to return to work Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “Countdown” show. In a statement issued Monday…

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MSNBC’s Maddow: Keith Broke Rule But Fox News Is Way Worse

November 6, 2010

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You may have heard today that my friend and colleague Keith Olbermann was temporarily suspended from his job hosting Countdown on this network, because he made three personal political donations to candidates in this last election cycle. The reason that resulted in Keith’s …

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MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell Admits On-Air: ‘I am a Socialist’

November 5, 2010

On Friday’s “Morning Joe” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell made a startling admission: “I am a socialist.”

The statement from the regular host of “The Last Word” came as he was chiding contributor Glenn Greenwald from Salon.com for apparently being a liberal hiding behind the word “progre…

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MSNBC: GOP Blames Latinos for Recession

November 2, 2010

What? Since when? Oh, since MSNBC crossed the threshold that separates desperate from insane.

Someone please alert Jon Stewart.


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MSNBC’s Schultz Blames Head-Stomping Incident on Beck

October 27, 2010

MSNBC host Ed Schultz dedicated a significant portion of his afternoon broadcast Tuesday to condemn the actions of Tim Profitt, a Ron Paul supporter who was involved in a violent altercation with a MoveOn.org activist in Kentucky.

After condemning the Paul campaign’s statement condemning violence …

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MSNBC’s Maddow on NPR Firing Scandal: Will GOP Go After Big Bird Next?

October 24, 2010

Big BirdDuring a roundtable discussion on NPR’s controversial firing of Juan Williams and the upcoming midterm elections, host David Gregory asks his guests to conjecture whether the GOP might introduce a plan to de-fund NPR into their campaign platform.

While the Washington Post’s E.J. Dione, a self-d…

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MSNBC‘s Maddow Claims Rep Had ’Advance Notice’ of OK City Bombing

October 20, 2010

During her Monday evening broadcast, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went about making her usual unfounded attacks on Republicans while simultaneously dropping this jaw-dropping accusation:


In 1994, in the first mid-term election after the last Democratic president was elected, we got a slate of …

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Breaking News: The Twitter Name and the Domain Name Now Belong to MSNBC

January 5, 2010

Last month MSNBC acquired the Twitter account @BreakingNews and its 1.4 million followers, and today, the news network is taking the concept a step further by buying the enviable domain name BreakingNews.com.

MSNBC plans to develop the website as a compliment to the feed, with more reporting and st…

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