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Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House.She even spent brief periods working for the federal government.Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.
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Joy Ann Reid: How Is It a ‘No-Knock Warrant’ But the Police Said They Knocked?

Joy Ann Reid: How Is It a ‘No-Knock Warrant’ But the Police Said They Knocked?

Hours after a Louisville, Ky., grand jury returned an indictment against a single police officer in the death of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman shot to death in her apartment the night of March 13, MSNBC host Joy Reid asked some key questions about the case that don't all add up.
Senate Opponent: Lindsey Graham Just Wants To Sit on Hannity Every Night, Fly on Air Force One, or Golf with Trump

Senate Opponent: Lindsey Graham Just Wants To Sit on Hannity Every Night, Fly on Air Force One, or Golf with Trump

Sen Lindsey Graham's Democratic opponent is slamming the South Carolina Republican for taking a lackadaisical summer only now to rush through Donald Trump's pending nomination to the Supreme Court.
‘I’m Finding It Hard to Find the Balance to Grieve and the Urge to Fight’

‘I’m Finding It Hard to Find the Balance to Grieve and the Urge to Fight’

With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's body lying this week in repose at the Supreme Court, partisans both are trying to remember the great jurist Ginsburg proved to be in nearly three decades on the nation's high court as well as engage what's become the quick fight over her successor.
As McConnell Rolled Over Ginsburg’s Corpse, Hillary Offers Democrats Plan to Fight Back

As McConnell Rolled Over Ginsburg’s Corpse, Hillary Offers Democrats Plan to Fight Back

Strangely, it fell to Trump's 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, who gave voice, solace and hope to millions of Democrats simultaneously suddenly grieving Ginsburg and dispirited over Trump's sudden ability to remake the nation's highest court in a decidedly right-wing slant.
Joe Biden: ‘Let Me Be Clear, I Trust Vaccines … But I Don’t Trust Donald Trump’

Joe Biden: ‘Let Me Be Clear, I Trust Vaccines … But I Don’t Trust Donald Trump’

With just weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden clapped back at Donald Trump over Trump's criticism that Biden's anti-vaccine in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
NIH Director on Coronavirus Vaccine: Nothing Will Get Pushed Through Unless It Meets the Highest Standards

NIH Director on Coronavirus Vaccine: Nothing Will Get Pushed Through Unless It Meets the Highest Standards

With much debate over the potential for a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guarantees that whatever vaccine which emerges will measure up to the "highest standards."
Republican Ridge: ‘It’s Beyond Aggravating and Angers Me’ that Trump Continues to Sow Doubt About Mail-in Voting

Republican Ridge: ‘It’s Beyond Aggravating and Angers Me’ that Trump Continues to Sow Doubt About Mail-in Voting

Republican Tom Ridge, who served as the very first secretary of homeland security during the George W Bush administration, has publicly complained that Donald Trump continues to cast doubt on mail-in voting.
Zuckerberg: There’s Nothing Illegitimate About Taking ‘Additional Days or Weeks to Make Sure All the Votes Are Counted’

Zuckerberg: There’s Nothing Illegitimate About Taking ‘Additional Days or Weeks to Make Sure All the Votes Are Counted’

The media needs to prepare the American people that it will be "nothing illegitimate" if it takes days or even weeks to determine the final winner of this year's presidential election, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Joe Biden: ‘President Trump Says So Many Things That Aren’t True’

Joe Biden: ‘President Trump Says So Many Things That Aren’t True’

Given Donald Trump's reputation for falsehoods, Joe Biden's casting doubt on his rival's accelerated timeline for the arrival of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Blowback on The Atlantic (Piece): Claims Fit a ‘Pattern of Behavior’

Blowback on The Atlantic (Piece): Claims Fit a ‘Pattern of Behavior’

The new report published by The Atlantic that Donald Trump's denigrated US military veterans has brought out full denials and reprisals from Trump and his administration. But the reporting behind the piece has been defended in equally strong terms.