Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum both signed a pledge by a pro-marriage group in Iowa that actually suggests slavery was good for African-American children. MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe and Newsweek’s Sushannah Walshie explain how it... watch
Let me finish with a powerful word: jobs!I spent a good deal of my life working in the U.S. Senate, then in the White House, then for a legendary Speaker of the House. One thing we concentrated on was jobs!One of my first jobs was working for a Senator in Utah. I was counting up the public works and economic development projects that were shovel... read more
What's President Obama's next move now that House Speaker John Boehner scuttled the debt talks by rejecting the president's bold $4 trillion proposal? We'll get some clues at 11am, when the president holds a news conference “on the status of efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction.” He'll later meet... read more
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., explains whether the Democrats are worried President Barack Obama will promise the GOP too much to get a budget deal, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., discusses what the Democrats are willing to give up to get a deal. watch
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