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Lauren Mayer: "Bernie Draws a Crowd''



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He's inspired huge crowds, the adoration of millenials, media dismissiveness, and this musical tribute


Nancy Of the Neighborhood, the Pelosi Political Girlhood in Baltimore



Thomas Roberts had a in-depth and finely-accessed interview with former [and furure] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in all kinds of forms, Tuesday.

Here are just a couple. With a documentarian for a daughter, and being 'on camera' for so much of her modern life, Pelosi may be loosening up on the cam cam confessional moments. And she hit Colbert in the NYC also. Too.

Those unguarded glimpses are rare, like the elusive and/or mythical palimpsest, hidden text, of medieval and magical manuscript repute … and they offer one quite a different angle on the woman who reached the highest seat in the American political system yet via her Speaker Chair.


One down, two to go.

Roberts started his footage reveal on Way Too Early, we've already established that I adore Thomas, but Mika rubs me the wrong way five days a week. Then on to MJ.

At the end of the media experience, back at the Morning Joe Schmoe (blessedly absent) table, Roberts in real time in the 7:30 a.m. block asked Rep. Pelosi a phenomenal question about the problems at The Borders, in the wake of the news that Rick Perry is sending in the National Guard, Yee Haw, down in Texass.

Halperin pitched the political softballs. P-pew p-pew. Methinks the Speaker also too played softball in high school. In Baltimore.

The video footage that shows her softer side, walking around the old Charm City neighborhoods, are very illuminating. To think of Pelosi as one of those white be-gloved, fifties, early Mad Men Era 'political daughters' ... it's eye-popping. You also see strong Italian and Irish women in there, so it all makes perfect Lady Sense.

For fun and extra insights, Pelosi on Stephen Colbert last night, good timing.

Part 2.

Only Colbert gets those questions to land!


If Only This Was A Book. Watch The Trailer


Four horeseman of the Apocalypse

Would you read this book? Here's the plot line, and it's a real pot boiler in tensions and intrigue:

A seemingly benign governor gets elected President of the United States. He's a fairly simple man, both in style and intellect. He's vulnerable to suggestions from his staff which the political party leaders chose for him. He didn't mind. He was a simple king.

Pressure begins to build in the middle east. A crisis is looming so the President, who's hardly traveled outside of his own country, delegates the management of  US foreign policy-making to a small inner group a religious fanatical group of anti-Semitic, right wing Christians.

This clandestined group holds secret, yet official meetings with leaders of the middle east and their apocalyptic Christian groups. Together they chart a path for the United States to clear the way for a second coming of Christ.

Sounds kind of Dan Brown conspiracy-like, doesn't it?

This collective group draws up plans for the realignment of Israel's borders to be exactly as those foretold in the bible to bring about the apocalypse and ultimately the great Rapture.

The top guy in the US President's policy making for Africa and the Middle East works in secret with the extremist Christian apocalypse believers to assure them that the President had given permission for the "believers" to divy up the Gaza Strip and still be able to meet the bible's specifications. All Jews must be rounded up and forced into Israel so the Messiah can come down and remove them off the face of the earth, thus allowing for the full destruction of our planet, aka the rapture.

When the President gets wind of this plot, he surprises the plotters and reveals that he too is anti-Semitic and approves the plan. Everything is being secretly prepared for the impending arrival of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Complicating the plans is a single reporter who, while investigating another unjustified conflict in the region begun by the President and his warmongering staff, gets wind of these apocalyptic rumors. While looking into the plausibility of these acts against humanity, he's caught and forced to confront the Chief White House National Security adviser. Immediately the stonewalling and threats begin. Denials fly and while buying time, the half-crazed President's plot to bring about the end of the world continues in motion. It becomes a race against time.

The more the official denials come from the administration, the more implausible their refutes became, until ultimately it becomes almost impossible to stop the ticking clock. And in an plot-twist ending worthy of it's undoubted best seller status...

Oh, I don't want to give away the ending of the story for you... You'll just have to read it yourself, or better yet, watch the book trailer starring Rachel Maddow:

Kind of scary, isn't it? GW Bush and Adolph Hitler with similar plans for the Jews - convert and destroy. You can't make these things up. Only ask yourself why we let these people rise to power.


Elizabeth Warren: GOP In Last Dying Breaths


shouting child

There are so  many differences between the Democrats and the Republicans and how they go about their business. New voices are emerging from both sides and just look at the two freshman Senators who are getting the most attention. There's Rafael 'Ted' Cruz from the Republican side, and Elizabeth Warren talking up things for the Democrats. Both are being noticed-- Warren for being a protector from abuses of big business, Cruz the protector of the masses from it's own government.

We've seen how destructive Cruz can be. He's considered as the architect of the government shutdown. And Warren as the architect of the Consumer Rights Bureau. That's about where the similarities end, political architects.

Well, the Republicans are struggling right now with their perceived identity. And the forecast for their future has been admonished by Senator Warren the other day, and echoed by Chris Hayes and Alex Wagner.