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||CleanAll Opposed, Say 'Naugh': Republicans Face 'Lose and Lose Big' Situation with Brett Kavanaugh as More Voters Oppose His Confirmation Than Support||This morning, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll is showing more voters now disapprove Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation than approve of it in the wake of the sexual assault allegations brought against him. The poll places Kavanaugh's approval rating among voters at 34%, with his disapproval steadily growing since July to 38%, currently. The new numbers mark the first time since 2005, with Justice John Roberts' confirmation vote, that a Supreme Court nominee has had a larger percentage of voters side against him or her. The release of these new polling numbers has accompanied reporting from NBC News' Kasie Hunt that Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are considering bringing in outside counsel to interview Kavanaugh's accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and Kavanaugh. That outside counsel, reportedly, would be a female litigator. Ford had originally requested to be interviewed by Committee members -- not outside counsel -- after Kavanaugh had given his testimony, and in a separate room entirely, for reasons concerning safety. Committee Member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), then, came under fire for disparaging remarks he made at the expense of Ford, saying that she is "mixed up" when asked if he believed that Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh held any merit. Other GOP Representatives have, subsequently, made similar remarks, all seeming to downplay Ford's accusations and the crime of sexual assault. President Donald Trump, last night, was in Las Vegas, Nevada at a campaign event where he praised Kavanaugh, taking a more solid stance on the Judge and his hearings than he had in days prior. The President went on, calling him "a great gentleman," and assuring rally-goers that the Judge has "tremendous support." Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, and subsequent criminal allegations brought against him, have divided the Republican party into two halves: the faction attempting to remain true to the base who voted for them, and highly-powerful Evangelical leaders, by rushing Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, and the faction attempting to win over independent voters by taking a slower approach to Ford's accusations. With us, this morning, to break down the GOP's 'Identity Crisis' is Axios Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Johnston, The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, and NBC News National Political Reporter Heidi Przybyla. It's Friday, September 21, 2018. Welcome to Morning Joe.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRush Hour 4: Sen. Chuck Grassley Gives Friday Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Decision; GOP Senators Fear 'Drama' If She Complies||Yesterday afternoon, Lisa Banks, the attorney representing Christine Blasey Ford, released a statement to the media, calling the Senate Judiciary Committee's rush for a sexual assault hearing involving Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "unnecessary" and "contrary to the Committee discovering the truth." Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has been thrust into the spotlight regarding the hastened timeline of the hearing between Kavanaugh and Ford, offering to send Committee staff members out to California to interview Ford, but, at the same time, requiring her to submit a prepared testimony by Friday morning at 10am or her hearing will not happen. Several Democratic Senators, including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), have since released statements announcing their formal opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation; and, as the midterm elections draw ever closer, many Republicans are fearing voter booth backlash against their rushing-through of Kavanaugh's nomination. Most notably taking a moderate and subdued stance on the issue is President Donald Trump. While he did take a jab at Democrats over the handling of Ford's allegations in an interview with 'The Hill TV,' saying it is simply another opportunity to "obstruct and resist," the President did concede some credit to Ms. Ford. Speaking to reporters yesterday, the President said, "We want to get it over with but at the same time we want to give it tremendous amounts of time. If she shows up, that would be wonderful. If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate." As Republicans struggle to figure out how exactly to navigate the Kavanaugh hearings, new midterm polling across several states shows Trump-backed GOP candidates largely behind their Democratic competitors. In the Texas Senate race, most notably, Democrat Beto O'Rourke is polling two points ahead of Republican Ted Cruz, 47% to 45%, respectively, according to a just-released Reuters poll. And, in the Florida Gubernatorial race, Democrat Andrew Gillum is ahead of Trump 'Pitbull' Ron DeSantis by 6 points, according to another Reuters poll. We'll break those numbers down, this morning; and, it's been one year since Hurricane Maria took its deadly toll on the island of Puerto Rico. Governor Ricardo Rossello joins the panel, later in the episode, to discuss his Commonwealth's recovery, and the possibility of statehood. It's Thursday, September 20, 2018. Welcome to Morning Joe.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Need You, My Witness: Woman Accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Recommends 'Objective' FBI Investigation Before Testimony; GOP Senators Attempt to Rush Vote||Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s, has asked for a "full investigation," done by the FBI, before she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Earlier in the week, Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had offered, and scheduled, a hearing for both Ford and Kavanaugh to attend next Monday; however, he saw no reason to involve the FBI in a tertiary investigation, nor to delay the vote any further. Multiple GOP Senators on the Judiciary Committee have released statements in support of Ford's offer to testify, but criticized her and Sen. Dianne Fienstein's (D-CA) timing in publicizing the accusations against Kavanaugh -- claiming that Sen. Feinstein knew of the allegations months ago and that this is merely a ploy to gain political ground. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have all voiced their concerns about the decades-long time frame over which Ford's story has remained dormant. Sen. Graham tweeting, this morning, "It is imperative the Judiciary committee move forward on the Kavanaugh nomination and a committee vote be taken ASAP." Also, this morning, we'll bring you the latest on the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Florence as President Trump visits the Carolinas, today. 25 people have succumbed to the storm in North Carolina, alone, with the total death count now at 32. President Trump, nonetheless, has tweeted blame, prematurely, on Democrats for bad press, saying "everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence...But don’t be fooled, at some point in the near future the Democrats will start ranting that FEMA, our Military, and our First Responders...are a disaster." Currently, there are over 343,000 people without power in North Carolina. It's Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Welcome to Morning Joe.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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It’s a 3 hour TV show, but you barely give us 1/6 of it. If you’re not going to offer the video podcast, at least give us an hour of the show.
Too short sample
Where is the rest of the show this was just a sample. You can do better.
Are You Kidding Me?
Why do you even bother to put this out? 24 minutes from 172 minutes of programming. It is beyond embarrassing.
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