• Sarah Huckabee Sanders trashed for claiming she felt like she was in the military on a trip with Trump

    Among the things that Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR) said when giving her GOP response to the State of the Union address was a trip with then-President Trump to Afghanistan, claiming that she felt like she was in the military herself. When MSNBC returned to their panel of commentators after the Sanders speech, host Rachel Maddow made it clear she was "not in the military." But it was Nicolle Wallace that pointed out that touting former Donald Trump as some kind of savior to servicemen and...

  • MSNBC hosts crack up at Biden owning the GOP on Social Security and Medicare

    During the State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden was able to get Republicans to stand apparently in support of Social Security and Medicare – programs considered by many to be on the table as part of debt ceiling negotiations."This speech was long in word count, but it was delivered with a lot of energy and a lot of pace, and a combativeness and liveliness that I am not sure that we have ever seen in this particular type of presidential address," said MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "We had a...

  • 'I'm a victim!' Trump spews furious response to Biden's State of the Union

    Seconds after President Joe Biden finished his State of the Union Address, his predecessor Donald Trump responded with a furious rant."Here's the real State of the Union," the former president wrote. "Over the past two years under Biden, millions and millions of illegal aliens from 160 different countries have stormed across our Southern border. Drug cartels are now raking in billions of dollars from smuggling poison to kill our people and to kill our children. Savage killers, rapists and...

  • 'A public beat down': Never Trumpers heap praise on Biden's handling of MAGA congress

    President Joe Biden endured many interruptions from the far-right during the State of the Union, but among those Republicans and former Republican allies, there was a shock seeing him go after the House GOP, "and win." “Joe Biden sparring with the crowd and winning wasn’t something I expected," said former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). "Whoa. It’s not often you see an 80-year-old man giving a public beat down to 222 grown adults, but my word. What a night," said former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL)....

  • 'Is this a parody?' George Santos mocked as he accuses Biden of 'gaslighting'

    Scandal-plagued Rep. George Santos (R-NY) derided President Joe Biden's State of the Union Address as "gaslighting" Tuesday – and was promptly ridiculed on social media.Santos, who reportedly arrived at the address early in a fruitless effort to get Biden's handshake, posted to Twitter "SOTU category is: GASLIGHTING!", referencing the common term for the phenomenon of a liar trying to manipulate people who don't believe them question their own sanity.Santos — who has faced a mounting avalanche...

  • Kevin McCarthy slammed for not applauding Biden's defense of American democracy

    In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden gave a triumphant shout-out to the resilience of American democracy in the face of the attack on the U.S. Capitol as Trump supporters tried to stop the peaceful transfer of power."Two years ago, our democracy faced its greatest threat since the Civil War," he said. "Today, though bruised, our democracy remains unbowed and unbroken."One person who pointedly did not react to this line was newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)...

  • 'Liar!' Marjorie Taylor Greene screams through the State of the Union

    The State of the Union brought together a Democratic president and Senate along with a divided and far-right House of Representatives. According to MSNBC's Garrett Haake, Rep. George Santos (R-NY) got to the House chamber earlier than anyone else, even reporters and set himself up on the aisle so he could shake hands with those who came in. Santos appeared to be trying to talk to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) but it appeared that Romney had no interest in speaking to him, turning his back. There were...

  • Trump proclaims Biden didn't save the economy — he did

    Former President Donald Trump spoke out ahead of the State of the Union Address claiming that he created a "booming economy" that he handed President Joe Biden when he left office.Citing numbers and figures taken from sources including Breitbart, the archives of the Trump White House and the Heritage Foundation, Trump's statement credits him with achievements including creating 7 million jobs.In reality, though he may have created the jobs, he lost many of them as Trump's White House faced the...

  • Mass. mom killed her three kids after hearing voice 'telling her to': report

    A Massachusetts mom accused of murdering her three children said she heard a man's voice inside her head as she strangled each child with an exercise band, People magazine reported.The details of the killings were shared by prosecutors investigating Lindsay Clancy, 32, for the killings of her five-year-old daughter Cora, three-year-old son Dawson and seven-month-old son Callan. Clancy then attempted to take her own life, the prosecutors said. She told her husband, Patrick, by phone after the...

  • Gov. Greg Abbott tells state agencies to stop considering diversity in hiring

    Gov. Greg Abbott’s office is warning state agency and public university leaders this week that the use of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives — policies that support groups who have been historically underrepresented or discriminated against — is illegal in hiring.In a memo written Monday and obtained by The Texas Tribune, Abbott’s chief of staff Gardner Pate told agency leaders that using DEI policies violates federal and state employment laws, and hiring cannot be based on factors...

  • First trial for DeSantis' war on 'voter fraud' ends with Republican found guilty — but not for voter fraud

    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) founded the Florida Office of Election Crimes and Security and their first act was to arrest 20 people who voted because they thought that the new law allowing almost all felons to vote gave them the right to cast a ballot. Most of the charges against those people didn't stick because the crime is "knowingly" casting a ballot when you know you can't. But one person that was caught during the DeSantis crackdown was Republican Nathan Hart. His trial unfolded last week, but...

  • 'Chaos': Lincoln Project ridicules the 'state of the Republican Party'

    A video released by the Lincoln Project ahead of the State of the Union Address explores the state of the Republican Party. It used clips of Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) video published Monday ranting about problems without providing any solutions. It showed clips of Republicans ranting about whether the next China balloon would have a "virus" inside of it and asked whether it took off from Wuhan, the city where the COVID-19 pandemic is thought to have originated. "Pop! Droplets all over....