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By Ken Shepherd | April 15, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT

In the midst of a jovial roundtable discussion this afternoon on the matter, MSNBC's Alex Wagner seems rather bemused rather than alarmed by 61-year-old postal worker Doug Hughes landing a gyro-copter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, violating restricted airspace and creating a major security scare among local and federal law enforcement.

By Ken Shepherd | April 15, 2015 | 5:28 PM EDT

Krystal Ball is not too keen on Hillary Clinton's campaign shtick. In a segment discussing the former secretary of state's carefully-staged campaign swings in Iowa, The Cycle co-host and former Virginia congressional candidate confessed Hillary's campaign rollout isn't doing much for her, and, she suspects, that's probably true of how it's being received by most voters.

By Scott Whitlock | April 15, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell clearly has the latest Hillary Clinton talking points. On Wednesday, she discussed the New York Times revelation that the former Secretary of State was pressed two years ago on her private e-mail server. That congressional inquiry, headed by Republican Darrell Issa, received no response. On Andrea Mitchell Reports, the journalist regurgitated, "The answer I'm getting from the campaign is that was not directed at her. It was directed at every member of the cabinet."

By Kyle Drennen | April 15, 2015 | 4:38 PM EDT

Before disgruntled mailman Doug Hughes violated Washington D.C. airspace by landing his one-man gyrocopter on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, he sat down for a lengthy interview with the Tampa Bay Times and described in detail his plan to perform the dangerous stunt.

By Matthew Balan | April 15, 2015 | 3:59 PM EDT

On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, a panel of journalists and pundits yucked it up over Hillary Clinton's recent incognito visit to a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio, and made light of her scandals. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times joked that Clinton "dominated Marco Rubio's rollout – which was a very impressive rollout – with pictures looking like she was robbing a Chipotle." Anchor John Berman cracked in reply that Haberman "just launched a Clinton scandal," with co-anchor Chris Cuomo adding, "Were they e-mailing about going into Chipotle?"

By P.J. Gladnick | April 15, 2015 | 3:49 PM EDT

The word from on high is out at the Democratic Underground. Despite the previous misgivings from many if not most of the DUer's about Hillary Clinton and her massive war chest fattened by crony capitalist and shadowy foreign donations, they must be absorbed by the Hillary Borg. And to emphasize the point, the DU leader and co-founder, Skinner aka David Allen, posted a picture of himself holding a Chipolte burrito and Hillary logo with this message: "So, I had this inexplicable craving for Chipotle today..."

By Katie Yoder | April 15, 2015 | 3:31 PM EDT

A sneak peek of the play that will “show the truth the mainstream media is trying to hide” about the fatal Michael Brown shooting is coming to D.C. 

Washington D.C. will host the first public reading of excerpts from Phelim McAleer’s Ferguson play on April 15 in a dramatization of the Michael Brown shooting. And invite-only event, the performance takes place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street and stars D.C. lawyers as Grand Jury attorneys. 

By Katie Yoder | April 15, 2015 | 2:33 PM EDT

Sen. Rand Paul’s abortion question is beginning to haunt Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – thanks to some in the media.

During a CNN interview on April 14, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) refused to cite any acceptable restrictions on abortion – and deemed the decision to abort a 7-pound baby a “personal liberty.” The abortion question continued to follow her during a Fox interview where she couldn’t pick a “specific date and time” for when life begins. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 15, 2015 | 2:18 PM EDT

On Tuesday night, Late Show host David Letterman used his “Top 10” segment to list the “Top 10 things overheard in Hillary Clinton’s van."

By Tim Graham | April 15, 2015 | 2:02 PM EDT

Bill Maher granted an interview with the Hollywood trade paper Variety, which mostly discussed his aversion to taping his HBO show Real Time instead of doing the show live – perhaps because that decision would mock the show’s title. But the jaw-dropping part came late in the article. Maher suggested the networks are “committing journalistic treason,” and Variety’s Brian Steinberg apparently failed to follow up.

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 15, 2015 | 1:37 PM EDT

After members of the media literally chased down Hillary Clinton’s campaign van in Iowa on Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald appeared on All In with Chris Hayes and did his best to sympathize with her campaign’s inability to push her message without the media following her. 

By Kyle Drennen | April 15, 2015 | 12:35 PM EDT

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today to grade the performance of the 2016 candidates and potential candidates thus far, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd declared that Hillary Clinton was doing all she could to contain her presidential aura: "You know, the irony here is you have a whole bunch of Republicans who are trying to look presidential. She's desperately trying to not look presidential."

By Scott Whitlock | April 15, 2015 | 12:16 PM EDT

ABC and CBS on Wednesday skimped on the new revelation that Hillary Clinton was pressed two years ago about having a private e-mail server. Good Morning America allowed a scant 42 seconds to the news, first reported in the New York Times, that a congressional committee directly asked the Secretary of State. CBS This Morning did even worse, allowing a mere 14 seconds. 

By Bryan Ballas | April 15, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT

Sen. John McCain recently raged against Obama’s Iran deal by calling Secretary John Kerry’s handling of the project "delusional."  On Monday's Morning Joe, National Journal’s Ron Fournier was visibly vexed at McCain for attacking Obama’s sacred cow and described the former Vietnam POW’s comments as "beyond the pale. Kind of reminds me of the swift-boating of John Kerry in 2004, which I thought was outrageous."
Oh yes. The old "swift-boating" accusation. Remember that one? No one can criticize John Kerry without being guilty of smear campaigning, not even John McCain, who was one of many POWs slandered and maligned by John Kerry’s own baseless smears before Congress in 1971.  

By Jeffrey Meyer | April 15, 2015 | 10:34 AM EDT

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts rushed to the defense of Hillary Clinton after the New York Times revealed that a congressional committee had asked Clinton about her use of a private e-mail account while at the State Department more than two years ago.