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Countdown to Wisconsin recall

Countdown to Wisconsin recall

06/02/12 08:00PM

Lisa Graves, the executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, joins from Madison, Wisconsin to provide an update on the recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. watch

Will Wis. recall impact the presidential...

Will Wis. recall impact the presidential race?

06/02/12 08:00PM

The Hill columnist Karen Finney, former Rick Santorum communications director Robert Traynham, former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber, and the executive director of Wisconsin State Employees Union, Marty Beil, discuss the... watch

In our June 2 show, we'll follow the leader(s)

06/02/12 04:30AM

What does "leadership" mean in our current politics? Whenever President Obama does or doesn't do something nowadays, we hear his challenger, Mitt Romney, complaining of a "lack of leadership." Most notably, we heard that complaint this week about Syria, and that only served to illuminate his challenges and differences within his own party on foreign policy. read more

Good Look: 'The civil rights issue of our era'

06/02/12 02:00AM

In his recent, seemingly short-lived campaign emphasis on education policy, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney deemed inequality for students in color in public schools "the civil rights issue of our era." To open last Saturday's show, Melissa went beyond that rhetoric and looked at the substance of the solutions Romney is offering -- an overhaul of national public education that could sideline the Department of Education for good, and place a good deal of faith in charter schools.An intellectually and ideologically diverse panel which featured Umoja Student Development Corporation fo read more

Michelle Obama likes Beyoncé, and that's OK

06/01/12 10:04PM

As the editor of this space, it's hard not to empathize with what Jay Smooth is talking about in his latest video. Forming opinions for deadlines is a tough thing to do, and so I get what he's talking about concerning his new gig with Animal New York.Although I can't comprehend how such a thought entered her head, I can see why he gives (somewhat of) a break to Keli Goff, the Loop21 contributor who concern-trolled her way through a trifle of a column which argued that First Lady Michelle Obama's admiration of superstar Beyoncé could cost her husband votes and drive people to Mitt Romney. read more

Wealth inequality and medical expenses

Wealth inequality and medical expenses

06/01/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney is campaigning on his dedication to his wife Ann during her struggle with multiple sclerosis, but critics, like The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn, argue that unlike many Americans facing an MS diagnosis, Romney had a way to cover the medical... watch

DOJ orders Florida to end voter purge

DOJ orders Florida to end voter purge

06/01/12 08:00PM

The Department of Justice on Thursday ordered Florida’s Division of Elections to stop efforts to purge the state’s voter rolls of so-called “non-citizens” after errors were unearthed in the process that actually targeted documented citizens. Myrna... watch

How ‘Young Women Rock’

How ‘Young Women Rock’

06/01/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry honors her “Foot Soldier” of the week, Uraidah Hassani, the founder and director of The Women Worldwide Initiative, who uses her organization to help mentor young women in East New York. watch

'Rigging the system' through redistricting

'Rigging the system' through redistricting

06/01/12 08:00PM

At the state level across the country, lawmakers have found new ways to increase their party’s election prospects through redrawing Congressional district boundary lines. Myrna Perez, senior counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice, NYU professor... watch

Super PACs: A wealthy white man’s club?

Super PACs: A wealthy white man’s club?

06/01/12 08:00PM

Matea Gold, political reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, and The Hill columnist Karen Finney join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how predominately wealthy white men are flooding Super PACs with unfettered sums of cash. But... watch

Fmr. Justice Stevens criticizes Citizens...

Fmr. Justice Stevens criticizes Citizens United

06/01/12 08:00PM

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens this week criticized the court’s ruling on Citizens United, warning that the case will likely need to be revisited. Building on Stevens’ remarks, New York University professor Kenji Yoshino, LA Times... watch

The rise of money as speech

The rise of money as speech

06/01/12 08:00PM

LA Times reporter Matea Gold, The Hill columnist Karen Finney, and historian Doug Brinkley, discuss the history of money in politics, its influence, and the evolution of how wealthy donors have become integrated into America’s electoral process. watch

Roemer drops out, cites ballot access...

Roemer drops out, cites ballot access limitations

06/01/12 08:00PM

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer dropped out of the presidential race this week after giving way to the challenges of running as a third-party candidate. To debate the chances of an independent candidate running in a presidential election, New York... watch

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