Thursday, August 17, 2017
Tech companies unite against neo-Nazis, KKK, white supremacists - in clear contrast w/ Trump's abhorrent ambiguity
Donald Trump has divided the country in his mind Lawrence O'Donnell argues, between those who voted for him, and those who didn't. Now, he's continuing to divide the country and even the people who once supported Trump are starting to call it quits.
Republican Governor John Kasich called Trump's response to Charlottesville "pathetic" but congressional Republicans are struggling to criticize the president. Former Republican and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will joins Lawrence O'Donnell.
Experts are warning Intel committee members’ recent appeals for campaign cash could undermine everyone's credibility
Whoa - check this statement from the Mayor of Phoenix! Disinviting Trump. Says he fears Trump's plan was to publicly pardon Arpaio!
How the chief executives of the nation's largest companies moved to cut ties with President Trump https://t.co/DPxv7eC1qV— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 17, 2017
Inside look at the frantic phone calls that led to the end of Trump's business councils https://t.co/lQ8u8c302i pic.twitter.com/ShjRW3GoTp— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) August 17, 2017
Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, Alabama talks with Rachel Maddow about his decision to cover up the city's Confederate Memorial and the legal pushback from the state for doing so.
With grim poll numbers, it is questionable whether Trump can lead the country anywhere, writes St Collinson
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about how best to anticipation and counter the political ambitions of racist groups emboldened by succor from Donald Trump.
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Congress can do more than the bare minimum of tweeting condemnation of racism to address the actual problem with legislation.
Trump-appointed Justice to appear at Trump hotel as emoluments case works its way through the courts -p.s. SCOTUS has no formal ethics code!
Rachel Maddow looks at the timeline of a Trump-promoted, hacked e-mail-driven conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton collusion with Ukraine as it made its way through the White House, a Russian web site, and Fox News on its way to Trump supporters.
Alabama has had an unusual number of voters moved to inactive status today. Sec'y of State must publicly explain the process & number
Heather Heyer's mother inspires round of applause: "They tried to kill my child to shut her up, well guess what, you just magnified her."
Rachel Maddow reports on the surprising departure of Peter Strzok, a prominent counter-espionage investigator who had been working on Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.
Rachel Maddow notes that contrary to expectations and the indications of a lot of sternly worded condemnations, no members of the Trump team actually resigned in the wake of his comments on the racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Rachel Maddow shares a new report from The New York Times that Donald Trump's lawyer forwarded an e-mail arguing no difference between Robert E. Lee and George Washington.