We are redefining the ‘center’

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President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Conn., Monday, April 8, 2013. Obama, with relatives of those killed in the shooting...
President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Conn., Monday, April 8, 2013. Obama, with relatives of those killed in the shooting...
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On Wednesday, protesters gathered in Washington DC to push for the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. This came on the heels of an announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy that on April 17, hearings will be held for what he hopes will be a complete bill.

On Monday, President Obama gave an emotional speech to a Connecticut crowd on the importance of passing gun control legislation. This is part of a broader maneuver by the White House to use public support to pressure legislators for real action. And it’s working. Yesterday, Harry Reid announced that the first vote on meaningful gun legislation will happen Thursday.

Tonight Chris Hayes lays out his thesis for this noticeable shift leftwards in political deal making. But, is it a full-on sea change?  Tune in to find out.

We are redefining the 'center'

Updated