Ari Melber

here we go

Under this Supreme Court, citizens need more documentation to vote than donors have to provide when anonymously spending millions on elections.

Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election, NY Times

Why Voter Fraud is More Implausible Than “Gone Girl,” Reuters

Rick Perry faces two felony counts, both stemming from his public battle to veto funds for a local prosecutor. Yet under the Texas Constitution, the governor has explicit authority for such vetos. And under the U.S. Constitution, politicians have wide authority to talk about their vetoes… So before even wading into the details, the indictment already looks fishy. Simply put:

It’s hard to imagine sending a governor to jail for *talking* about why he issued a veto.

Talking to Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker before our interview about their juvenile justice bill.

Interview: http://www.msnbc.com/the-cycle/watch/sen-paul-and-booker-in-first-live-interview-313662019613

Republican politicians eventually got over repealing Obamacare.

Republican judges, not so much.

Turns out Obama-care is working. Really well.
 via Gallup data/ MSNBC

Turns out Obama-care is working. Really well.

 via Gallup data/ MSNBC

so they surprised me…


"We’re ordinary people — real people — just like anybody else…"Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin talk about their suit for marriage equality in North Carolina… 


via MSNBC

"We’re ordinary people — real people — just like anybody else…"

Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin talk about their suit for marriage equality in North Carolina… 

via MSNBC

Vibe magazine on our interview:

"Talib Kweli joined a roundtable discussion on MSNBC where he discussed cultural appropriation in hip-hop … bringing into context Macklemore’s recent controversial Grammy win. Referring to time spent with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on tour as an opening act, as well as his 2005 song “White Privilege,” Kweli defended the rapper’s regretful sentiments toward his own victory. He even recalled Macklemore telling him, “I might win, and that’s going to be a problem.”

"Some people think that his text to Kendrick was corny, some people think his text to Kendrick was completely sincere,” Kweli told host Ari Melber. “But I see it as an artist who realizes his position in this culture and is doing everything in his power that he can do. He can’t not be white.”…

"Anyone who’s shocked at the Grammys going to the most popular white rapper of the day, I got a bridge to sell you. The Grammys have been extremely consistent of appealing to mainstream — and another which word for that is white — America. And Macklemore & Ryan Lewis appealed to mainstream America way more than Kendrick Lamar’s. But it shows ignorance about hip-hop as a culture for the Grammys to make that decision so cluelessly."