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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MSNBC Politics

Clinton: Benghazi my 'Biggest Regret' at State Department

14 minutes ago
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated on Wednesday that the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya was her "biggest regret" as head of the State Department, again addressing what could be one of the toughest questions she'll face if she runs for president. by Alex Moe and Andrew Rafferty

Conservative Group Slammed for Ad Using Obama, Udall Image After Meeting Aurora Shooting Victims

45 minutes ago
A helpful reminder for all political TV ad-makers: Don't use an image of tragedies when making an unrelated point.Democrats have seized on a TV ad that the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity is airing in Colorado hitting Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) on the health-care law. by Mark Murray

AFP Ad Uses Photo of Udall and Obama After Meeting Victims of Aurora Shooting

3 hours 21 minutes ago
A helpful reminder for all political TV ad-makers: Don't use an image of tragedies when making an unrelated point.Democrats have seized on a TV ad that the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity is airing in Colorado hitting Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) on the health-care law. by Mark Murray

Jeb Bush Continues 2016 Presidential Speculation

4 hours 7 minutes ago
Jeb Bush is keeping his name near the top of the list when it comes to potential 2016 presidential contenders.

Arkansas Sen. Boozman Recovering Well After Heart Surgery

5 hours 10 minutes ago
Arkansas Sen. John Boozman is recovering well after undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday, his office says.Boozman, 63, was taken to the hospital early Tuesday morning after suffering pain in his chest and shoulder.

GOP Group Targets Democratic Anti-Keystone Billionaire

5 hours 41 minutes ago
By now, you’ve probably seen the Democratic TV ads (here and here) hitting the conservative Koch Brothers for the millions of dollars they’ve been pouring into key Senate contests. But chances are that you might not know that Republicans are now targeting Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer. by Mark Murray

Holder: Don't Look at Me Thinking Racial Inequality Is Over

6 hours 12 minutes ago
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reacts to a recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld an affirmative action ban at a Michigan college and cautions that there is still a long way to go on racial inequality.

Georgia Governor: Gun Bill Protects 'Law Abiding Citizens'

7 hours 14 minutes ago
Just before signing a controversial gun bill into law, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal talks about the positive aspects of expanding locations citizens can carry firearms in the state without penalty.

Holder Chides Supreme Court for Affirmative Action Ruling

7 hours 29 minutes ago
Attorney General Eric Holder took a swipe Wednesday at the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. by Pete Williams

'That's Some Good Sushi Right There,' Says Obama in Japan

9 hours 49 minutes ago
President Barack Obama dines with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the world famous Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo.

Raw Power: Obama Dines at World-Famous Tokyo Sushi Restaurant

10 hours 36 minutes ago
President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo this morning – and he’s already hit up one of the most famous sushi restaurants on the planet. by Carrie Dann

Obama Lands Table at World's Most Exclusive Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo

10 hours 36 minutes ago
President Barack Obama grabbed dinner at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants while visiting Tokyo on Wednesday.Sukiyabashi Jiro has no set menu and meals typically last 15 to 20 minutes - but 20 pieces of sushi will set you back 30,000 Japanese yen (about $300). by Carrie Dann

Southern Democrats Hang In There

10 hours 51 minutes ago
Hanging in thereAfter a rough last four or five months for their party, Democrats can feel good about this important midterm development: The vulnerable Southern Senate Democrats are still hanging in there, according to new polling from the New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation. by Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

First Read's Morning Clips

11 hours 7 minutes ago
OBAMA AGENDA: Distractions in AsiaDisasters at home and abroad are complicating President Barack Obama's long-delayed Asia trip, writes the New York Times.

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