The key point of this Steve Kornacki segment about a racially inflammatory flier Anthony Weiner sent out against a rival in a 1991 City Council race is that it is more revealing than Weiner's twitter transgressions.(1)
During her brief time in politics, Reshma Saujani has reinvented herself pretty radically.(2)
Yesterday, the Times reported, on its front page, that City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn can be loud, pushy and vindictive.(1)
Christine Quinn helped Mayor Michael Bloomberg get a third term by extending term limits in 2008 and in an interview on MSNBC last night, she said that that term has been good for the city.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo now has an antagonist in prime time.(2)
Last night, during the 10 p.m. hour on MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell offered a long paean to Mario Cuomo for maintaining his opposition to the death penalty even as his 1994 re-election campaign was slipping away from him. Then he compared that act of self-sacrifice to Andrew Cuomo's recent push for new gun laws in New York.(1)
Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House in 2007, added her name to the draft movement for Hillary Clinton in 2016, in an appearance on MSNBC this afternoon.
"Yes, wouldn't that be exciting?" she asked, after Andrea Mitchell raised the possibility of a Clinton candidacy.
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On an average night in primetime, CNN usually draws considerably fewer viewers than Fox News (long the perennial ratings champ) and its other competitor, MSNBC. The persistent low ratings have become a major hurdle for the network. But major news events—hurricanes, earthquakes, elections, etc.—are when CNN get its mojo back on the small screen.
And that, even as the total number of viewers across all broadcast and cable networks was lower for this debate than for the two previous ones, with a total of 53.9 million viewers.(2)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—"I enter New York City the same as I would enter the D.M.Z. in Vietnam, with much trepidation and caution," said Jim Wilson, a Vietnam veteran and Mitt Romney die-hard, who has logged hundreds of thousands of miles following his preferred candidate across the country.