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Politics in a time of tragedy

Politics in a time of tragedy

07/18/14 07:38PM

Some Republican war hawks are using the tragedy of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 to attack President Obama and call for an escalation in American forces overseas. Steve Kornacki discusses with David Corn. watch

A homeless man carries his belongings in downtown Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 2014.

Criminalization of homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities

07/18/14 01:39PM

The criminalization of homelessness has been on the rise since early 2009 in a number of cities across the country.  A recent study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty examines the state of citywide bans targeting the homeless population in 187 cities across the country. read more

This 29 February, 2000, photo shows the "death cha

The case against California's death penalty

07/18/14 01:38PM

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled that the state's capital punishment system was in violation of the Constitution's eighth amendment, saying it is "so plagued by inordinate and unpredictable delay that the death sentence is actually carried out against only a trivial few of those sentenced to death." read more

A marijuana starter plant is for sale at a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington, in this November 20, 2012 file photo. (REUTERS/Anthony Bolante)

Banks are open for the business of marijuana

07/17/14 03:54PM

Now entrepreneurs looking to kick start a business in marijuana can take it to the bank. The House of Representatives passed an amendment for a spending bill that would allow financial institutions to provide services to businesses selling marijuana without penalty. read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," July 15, 2014.

Hillary's office choice: "The fewer corners...the better."

07/16/14 10:43PM

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart sat down with Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for what was quite a memorable “career aptitude test.”Clinton came prepared to promote her book “Hard Choices,” but Stewart quickly turned the tables by reminding her that “no one cares, they just want to know if you’re running for President. read more