National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. My book, The Red and the Blue, is available now. Instagram: steve01450

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January 1973 Gallup Poll on abortion
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"The other major story today, aside from the death of Lyndon Johnson...and the hopes for peace in Vietnam, is the decision of the United States Supreme Court." 1/22/73 NBC Nightly News coverage of the Roe v. Wade decision
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Couldn't quite fit the whole clip there -- here's the last part of the report:
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With Charlie Baker out, Dem AG Maura Healey looks like the early Gov front-runner in MA. Last five AG's to run for Gov have fallen short:
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Also Elliot Richardson, who had been MA AG before serving in the Nixon and Ford admins in the '70s, later lost MA GOP primary for the US Senate in '84. The last AG to seek and win higher office in MA was Ed Brooke, elected to the US Senate in '66.
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Baker won a landslide re-election in 2018 and his approval rating was 56% in a UMass poll just last week. Big problem for him has been that what's made him broadly popular in deep blue MA - most notably opposition to Trump - has alienated the much smaller MA GOP universe
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he won’t seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts. Baker's decision comes near the end of a second grueling year in which his singular focus has been trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. apne.ws/q2mNoGQ
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UMass poll gave Baker just a 41% approval rating from GOP voters, with 48% calling him a liberal. A recent Northwind Strategies (D) poll had him with a 23% favorable rating among R's; PPP/DGA (D) had it at 30% in Oct. - w/ Baker trailing GOP foe Geoff Diehl 50-29% in a primary
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Baker's formula of social liberalism/fiscal moderation/distance from natl GOP has been a winning one for MA GOP in Gov races going back to Bill Weld, generally provoking grumbling on the right but no revolt of this scale probably since Avi Nelson challenged Sen. Ed Brooke in '78:
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Does he coach ND in the playoff if they slip in?
Sources: LSU is expecting to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as the school’s next head coach. An announcement could come as early as tomorrow.
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It’s always seemed off to me that so many coaches end up leaving before bowl games and recruiting for new schools while their old one is still playing, even though I get the necessity. But it’d be a whole new level for one to leave with his team alive for the national title.
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"They held off a long time...in the fear that some of the more flamboyant would use the House floor as a stage to play to the cameras. But there almost aren't any flamboyant politicians anymore." March 1979 NBC News report on the House of Representatives allowing TV cameras:
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February 2006: Tom Suozzi launches uphill bid for Dem nomination for NY Gov
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Always a pleasure to discuss turkey carcasses with this group
Brand 🆕 @wethefifth with @SteveKornacki "Virginia is for Republicans, Dukakis's Carcasses, Waukesha Restraint" The dust clears in VA and NJ...and Kornacki tells us what it all means Will the Republican Party divorce Trump? and more! play.acast.com/s/wethefifth/…
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Back in the early stages of the 2006 cycle, Oz became active in NJ GOP politics and there was talk he’d run for the Senate. But when Tom Kean Jr. stepped forward and R’s quickly coalesced around him, Oz demurred.
Philadelphia Inquirer reports Dr. Oz is hiring staff and is close to jumping into the GOP Senate primary in PA: inquirer.com/news/pa-2022-se…
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He ended up drawing up a covenant for R’s and trying to get them to adapt it. Thought I still had the file but it won’t load anymore
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1981 NBC News special report: "The Gerrymandering of America"
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This was in advance of the 1982 midterms, during which Rep. Phil Burton almost single-handedly redrew the CA map in a famous gerrymander that helped Democrats pick up 6 new seats:
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Glad Rumeal Robinson wasn’t at the line this time!
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