Monday, October 15, 2012

  • MSNBC launches new look for cable channel Web pages began redirecting to July 15, and the site's logos were also swapped out. At the time, MSNBC executives promised a new MSNBC-only site in 2013, which an NBC Universal rep says is still in the works.

  • launches news service

    It's only three months since Microsoft sold its stake in, the news site it produced for 16 years in partnership with NBC, but the computing giant has already announced that it will launch a news service called MSN News with the release of ...

  • Biden to lead push for domestic violence law

    The Washington Post reported that Biden will be joined by Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, a Democrat, whose cousin was killed by her estranged boyfriend in 2008.

  • Tillinghast out as MSNBC, NBC reorg continues

    Charlie Tillinghast, who was president and general manager of the joint venture between NBC and Microsoft, is leaving the company after 13 years.

  • Microsoft launching own news organization after MSNBC split

    Microsoft sold its 50 percent stake in news website in July to longtime partner NBCUniversal, now majority-owned by Comcast.

  • Light on specifics, heavy on criticism

    today, megan m mccartell from newsweek and the daily beast , vice president and executive editor of richard wolf , and from washington, pulitzer prize winning correspondent for the huffington post david wood and susan glasser .

  • Nepal officials: 6 survive, 15 killed as plane hits mountain in Himalayas

    Nepal officials: 6 survive, 15 killed as plane hits mountain in Himalayas. Santosh Pokharal / Reuters. Flight attendant Roshni Saiju is brought to hospital for treatment after being rescued.

  • Programming notes

    Thursday's "NOW with Alex Wagner" line-up: Alex Wagner's guests include the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, Executive Editor Richard Wolffe, The Hill's Amie Parnes, Fmr. RGA Exec. Director Phil Musser, TIME Deputy Washington ...

  • Appeals court: Denying federal benefits to same-sex couples is unconstitutional

    By staff and news services. Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET: A federal appeals court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that denies a host of federal benefits to same-sex married couples, is unconstitutional.

  • Al-Qaida's revenge? Leading Yemen general killed by suicide bomber

    The United States, alarmed by the apparent strength of al-Qaida-linked group Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law), has supported the Yemeni army offensive against the militants.

  • Willie Geist joins 'Today' as co-host

    Geist also will remain co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe where he has covered national politics since 2007. He will have an expanded Web presence with's revamped Zeitgeist, a video blog he started and has run since 2007. Geist has been the ...

  • MSNBC caught in another big video gaffe

    Working for MSNBC has gone to Joe Scarborough's head, or at least his ears. The Joe of "Morning Joe, broadcast on the "Lean Forward" network, was caught in the latest TV video scandal because he won't listen.

  • Who is occupying Wall Street? Not just your average Joe visited the Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zucotti park in New York this week. Here are some of the people we met.

  • For maximum diet and exercise benefits, timing is everything | Timi Gustafson, RD

    "If you have a long, hard run without breakfast once a week, that hard run will train you to burn fat," said Dr. Ron Maughan, (http://www.

  • Polls: Romney botching both attack and defense lines

    joining us now in denver is jonathan alter , msnbc political analyst and in new york, richard wolffe , newly minted editor of thank you, richard. we bow in your honor. >> congrats. >> thank you. >> tell me if this were right, if mitt romney ...

  • What a wonderful world

    One of the most inspirational stories that was shared on this week was about a woman in her thirties who is now finally able to have a child after being raped at 8 years of age in the year 1990.

  • San Bernardino becomes 3rd Calif. city in 2 weeks to file for bankruptcy ...

    ... bankruptcy protection for cities, fewer than 500 municipal bankruptcy petitions have been filed, according to the United States Courts website.

  • Russia police investigate democracy protest by toys

    By staff. Russian authorities are investigating whether demonstrations in favor of "clean elections" by Lego figures, stuffed dolls and other toys in the Siberian city of Barnaul this month are legal, according to reports.

  • Mom Who Glued Daughter's Hands: 'I'm Not A Monster'

    Photo courtesy: MSNBC.COM - A 23-year-old Texas mother who beat her daughter and glued her hands to a wall told a Dallas judge on Wednesday that she was a monster a year ago, but she has changed.

  • Take Your Political News With A Spoonful of Sugar With Cartoons ...

    Most people like a bit of satire peppered in with their political news. It makes an otherwise frustrating topic easier to swallow.

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