Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen


#1 NYT-bestselling author (with @amieparnes) | NBC News Digital reporter | jon.allen@nbcuni.com | Terp | Nats fan | Northwestern adjunct

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On today’s edition of background bookshelf TV on @MSNBC , we have @NancyPelosi , who is going for the modern art museum vibe. There also appears to be a ⛑ on a shelf below the paintings. Check out past editions with , @Yamiche  @peterbakernyte @BuzzFeedBent al.

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump administration's key supply-chain task force must telework after a "partner" tested positive for coronavirus and FEMA cleared its war room. with @PeteWilliamsNBC 

"We've had numerous people test positive ... sometimes they're telling us, sometimes they're not," a FEMA official said as the agency closes down the war room that the Pence/Kushner supply chain task force was using following a positive coronavirus test.

I don't get to read a ton of fiction, but @karintanabe  is one of my favorite authors, and she's out with a new book today. The Washington Post calls A Hundred Suns "A transporting historical novel, and a smart thriller" on the 10 books in April list.

One of the coronavirus task forces powered by Jared Kushner — the one in charge of finding and allocating medical equipment for the White House — had to abandon its FEMA HQ war room because someone tested positive for the disease.

Catch up fast — TONIGHT at 10pm ET/PT: @LesterHoltNBC  anchors a live special across @nbc , @MSNBC  and @NBCNewsUSNewsNow  on the coronavirus pandemic. In collaboration with Facebook, the program will include expert analysis and health advice from our Coronavirus Crisis Team.

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On today’s edition of background bookshelf TV on @MSNBC , former Tony Blair aide @doylematthew  is winning with the signed copies of Shattered and HRC. Photo sent in by @ahallendc . cc @amieparnes . See past editions with ... everyone.

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Bernie kicks off the general election by dropping out.

This story could have been headlined: “Governors weigh forming federal government”

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Donald Trump has given us the worst debate performance by any major-party nominee since the advent of television.

I must be watching a different hearing than the rest of the punditry. What I've seen here is Mueller make very clear that he believes the president obstructed justice. That was true in the report, but his testimony went further. It may not be exciting to watch, but it's serious.

In any other administration, it would be newsworthy that the new defense secretary is a defense contractor.

"I am completely and utterly perplexed by those who argue that perjury and obstruction of justice are not high crimes and misdemeanors." -- Mitch McConnell, 2/12/99.

The president is bullying and smearing Yovanovitch as she testifies to facts in front of Congress. She's not smearing him or lying about him or making judgmental conclusions about him. He's intimidating the witness in real time on Twitter.

Spokesman for alliance of Native American tribes says Trump's commentary "smacks of racism" and president should "stop using our historical people of significance as a racial slur against one of his opponents."

Irony: Shutting down the Homeland Security Department to protect the border.

Not sure how will end up faring in the presidential, but one thing that’s clear from conversations I’ve had with him, interviewing him and reading his book: he’s operating at a different intellectual level — a much higher one — than the vast majority of politicians

This is the president’s lawyer saying the president directed him to engage in the scheme at the heart of the impeachment. Just to be clear. From NYT.

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