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Heilemann: Kavanaugh Is Making Trump, Republican Base ‘Happy’

Thursday on MSNBC’s special coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, network analyst John Heilemann said Donald Trump and the Republican base are pleased with Kavanaugh’s performance, but not moderates. Heilemann said,

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MSNBC’s Heilemann: Trump ‘Is Flipping Out Completely’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC John Heilemann said President Donald Trump’s tweets about the special counsel’s investigation show “he is flipping out completely.” Heilemann said, “One of the consistent through lines in all of our

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MSNBC’s Heilemann: Trump ‘Could Be the Slam Dunk Witness Against Himself’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network national affairs analyst John Heilemann said there was a “reasonable chance” if President Donald Trump were to testify to prosecutors from special counsel Robert Muller’s Russian probe he would “couch up” having obstructed justice. Heilemann said, “One thing, though,

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Heilemann: Trump ‘Was a Man Having a Manic Episode’ on Fox News

Thursday on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” network political analyst John Heilemann described President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” as someone “having a manic episode on national television.” Heilemann said, “If the Trump agenda were

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Media Elites Plead Ignorance of Their Own ‘Open Secret’ Sex Harassers, Abusers

Now that no fewer than five high-level players within the elite media — power brokers connected to ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, Bloomberg News, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, and the New Republic — stand accused of various forms of sexual misconduct, we are being led to believe that over the course of decades, nobody knew.

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Heilemann: Clinton ‘Deplorables’ Remark Close to the Dictionary Definition of Bigoted

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while discussing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s Friday night comments describing half of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s supporters as “deplorables” driven by “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” beliefs, Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor John Heilemann said Clinton’s

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Trump Opens Up In Sunday Interview: Cruz ‘Life In Politics Is Over’

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump spoke to Mark Halperin, a host of The Circus — the weekly political program carried on Showtime — about his reflections on the Republican National Convention that ended Thursday in Cleveland, including the controversy surrounding the speech delivered by his rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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Heilemann: GOP Convention ‘Floor Stuff’ Doesn’t Matter

Bloomberg Politics’ John Heilemann reacted Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to the division among the people at the Republican National Convention, playing off the idea that the disunity in Cleveland is a big deal. He explained, “I think it’s 100 percent true

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Brzezinski Rips Hillary: ‘Are We This Stupid?’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski and Bloomberg Politics Managing Editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann described the timing of former President Bill Clinton’s meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a report in the New York Times that the Clintons