Michelle Bernard, president of the Bernard Center, Michael Tomasky, a contributor to the Daily Beast, and Cherlyn Harley Lebon, co-host of the talk show “America Continues,” discuss the current state of voter ID laws and continued restrictions. watch
It only took a group of brave-hearted kids and their patriotic spirits to temporarily lift the ban on sledding at Capitol Hill. During Thursday’s snowstorm, children and their parents took their snow day (and their sleds) to the Hill in pursuit of defying Capitol police regulations and exercising their right to sled.
Tom Colicchio, msnbc contributor and host of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” and Nathan Myhrvold, founder of “The Cooking Lab,” enlighten Chris Matthews on the role that politics, poverty, and the food industry play in our nation's health. watch
President Obama faces the odd scenario of an unlikely ally with Iran in the fight against ISIS. BBC international affairs correspondent Kim Ghattas and Foreign Policy magazine editor-in-chief David Rothkopf discuss. watch
The focus on Hillary Clinton, seen all this week in front page headlines, none of them good, heads into the weekend. Beth Fouhy of msnbc.com, David Corn of Mother Jones magazine, and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks discuss. watch
The reality on the ground shows Iran is playing a stepped up role in fighting ISIS. The Atlantic's Steve Clemons, The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim, and The Washington Post's Elahe Izadi form the Hardball Roundtable to discuss. watch
How do you measure genius in movie-making? James Lipton, host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” on Bravo, reviews his list of actors and actresses who he considers geniuses: Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep. watch
Hillary Clinton tweets out a response to her State Department inquiries, saying she “wants the public to see” them. Michael Schmidt of The New York Times and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post have more. watch
For the first time in our lives, the Supreme Court is the most pivotal branch of our government. Those nine people up there could have more power on three top issues than a Speaker of the House, a whole body of senators, the President of the United States. read more
The reviews are in: Conservatives loved Bibi Netanyahu's speech Tuesday, while many prominent liberals called it condescending and politically motivated. Perry Bacon, Christina Bellantoni, and Gregory Angelo join the Hardball Roundtable. watch
As part of msnbc's "7 Days of Genius festival" this week, Chris Matthews invites presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jonathan Darman to the table to evaluate the levels of “genius” in various U.S. presidents. watch
Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, and Jess McIntosh of Emily's List join Chris Matthews to review the sudden flurry of attention Hillary Clinton is receiving from the country’s major newspapers. watch
Mohammed Emwazi's father authorized his lawyers to speak to NBC News for the first time, and he's saying that his son is not the ISIS leader known as "Jihadi John." NBC News Correspondent Keir Simmons and MSNBC Terrorism Analyst Evan Kohlmann have more. watch
Hillary Clinton comes under fire in a New York Times article which says she used a personal email to conduct State Department business during her tenure as Secretary of State. MSNBC analysts David Axelrod and Michael Steele discuss. watch
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