David looks at the controversies dominating Washington from the IRS to Benghazi and what it means as the president tries to forge ahead with his second term agenda. Plus, a preview of this Sunday’s Meet the Press with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer,
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Georgetown University’s Michael Eric Dyson dissect whether the Republicans are practicing “dumb politics” over the IRS scandal and if they could wind up doing President Obama a favor by turning the topic into “just another partisan issue.”
Top Talkers: Congressional hearings on the IRS' scrutiny of Tea Party groups begins on Friday, May 17, 2013 with the House Ways and Means Committee hearing testimony from acting IRS head Steven Miller and J. Russell George, Treasury inspector general. The Morning Joe panel -- including the Huffingto
President Obama is tackling an ambitious agenda while facing cascading crises that have been dominating the headlines. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.
The Cycle hosts talk to Manu Raju about Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans' letter to President Obama and the way the GOP is promoting the scandals of the week.
Just before President Obama began a joint news conference with the Turkish prime minister, NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin joined Alex Wagner and the NOW panel to discuss the Obama administration's options for facing the Syrian conflict.
MSNBC Contributor and The Grio’s Joy-Ann Reid, The New York Times’ Nick Confessore and New York One’s Errol Louis join The Daily Rundown to discuss the White House and the president attempting to address recent scandals and reaction from Tea Party groups to the IRS scandal.
After President Obama released the Benghazi emails and got rid of the acting head of the IRS, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Krystal Ball and Richard Wolffe weigh in on President Obama taking action and attempting to contain the IRS and Benghazi email scandals that are not really scandals.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves after speaking at a press conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks next to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) at a press conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at a press conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
A general view of the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, May 14, 2013. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama on Tuesday to make available for questioning everyone who knew about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and de