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Remembering champion boxer Ken Norton's legacy

09/19/13 04:56PM

Kenneth Howard Norton fought during the 1970s era of superlative heavyweights, a group that included George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Leon Spinks, and the greatest himself—Muhammad Ali. And it was a trilogy of fights against Ali that Mr. Norton—who was also knows as the "Black Hercules"—is perhaps best remembered for.... read more

‘Shameful’ Fox News Assad interview

‘Shameful’ Fox News Assad interview

09/19/13 04:39PM

NBC’s Kristen Welker reports on the latest news from the White House on chemical weapons negotiations with Syria; then former State Department official Joel Rubin joins Martin Bashir to discuss why Secretary of State John Kerry may have felt the need... watch

Addressing mental illness in gun reform

Addressing mental illness in gun reform

09/19/13 04:30PM

MSNBC contributors Jimmy Williams and James Peterson and Demos’ Heather McGhee debate how to properly address the intersecting areas of mental illness and gun violence – and how not to let some on the far right use it as a fig leaf to oppose broader... watch

Top Lines: Tucker Carlson on Aaron Alexis

Top Lines: Tucker Carlson on Aaron Alexis

09/19/13 04:28PM

News media addresses the missed red flags on alleged Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis; Pentagon discusses its history with naval reserve officer Alexis; Fox’s chosen liberal pundit bemoans the stigma of mental illness; while its (sleepy)... watch

Rand Paul and the Civil Rights

Rand Paul and the Civil Rights

09/19/13 04:23PM

Martin Bashir explains how Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is echoing the words of Attorney General Eric Holder on the “Jim Crow” nature of America’s mandatory-minimum laws. watch

GOP Rep: Waste, fraud, abuse in food stamps

GOP Rep: Waste, fraud, abuse in food stamps

09/19/13 04:13PM

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, debates Martin Bashir on whether the GOP drumbeat over “fraud” in the food stamp program is a valid – and accurate – reason to defund the program to the tune of $40 billion over 10 years. watch

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Jindal won't give up the fight for vouchers

09/18/13 08:22PM

Republican leaders are jumping into the Louisiana school choice debate. The Louisiana Scholarship Program, created in New Orleans in 2008 and expanded to the entire state in 2012, would provide vouchers to low-income families to help them transfer their children out of failing public schools and into private ones. read more

Boehner falls in line on Obamacare

Boehner falls in line on Obamacare

09/18/13 05:48PM

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., joins Martin Bashir to explain that Speaker John Boehner’s decision today to tie defunding the Affordable Care Act to funding the government would only lead to a shutdown in a still faltering economy. watch

What happened to the mass shooting debate?

What happened to the mass shooting debate?

09/18/13 05:43PM

MSNBC host of The Cycle, Krystal Ball, and The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart discuss why even some gun control advocates don’t appear ready for another fight – even in the wake of Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. watch

Bashir: Benghazi above all else for GOP

Bashir: Benghazi above all else for GOP

09/18/13 05:41PM

Martin Bashir reports how, with Congress back from recess, they still seem intent on pursuing Benghazi, debunking climate change and, basically, any political chest thumping that doesn’t have to do with helping the economy. watch

Where to find votes for gun control

Where to find votes for gun control

09/18/13 04:47PM

Pia Carusone, a former staffer for Gabby Giffords and the executive director of Americans for Responsible Solutions, explains why, despite a full plate, Congress can’t avoid the issue of mass shootings – because it’s one that’s not going away. watch

Top Lines: Stewart, Fox react to DC shooting

Top Lines: Stewart, Fox react to DC shooting

09/18/13 04:19PM

Jon Stewart on the urgent, soul-crushing breaking news at the Washington Navy Yard; Fox News prefers to blame video games for gun violence; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reads the roll call of mass shootings; and President Barack Obama talks... watch

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Gohmert: Blaming Navy Yard shooting on guns is like blaming spoons for obesity

09/18/13 12:28PM

Two days after a devastating mass shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is insisting that guns are not to blame. In an interview Tuesday night with Newsmax, Gohmert criticized the left's push for stricter gun control, and said that the way mental health is handled in America is more to blame than firea... read more

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About Martin Bashir

“Martin Bashir” brings viewers a unique perspective on the latest political, economic and human-interest stories of the day. Award-winning journalist Bashir, best known for conducting a series of exclusive interviews and ground-breaking landmark documentaries, takes on the day's news –in the US and abroad - with thoughtful interviews, in-the-know guests and a touch of Martin’s signature humor.