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The one-liner Mitt Romney may want to take...

The one-liner Mitt Romney may want to take back

11/02/12 08:00PM

During a presidential debate early on in the primary election season, Mitt Romney quipped about wanting to break up FEMA, or "even better," privatize it. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Melissa Harris-Perry panelists talk about how he may... watch

Inequality exacerbated in wake of disaster

Inequality exacerbated in wake of disaster

11/02/12 08:00PM

The Nation’s Ari Melber, The Center for American Progress’ Neera Tanden, Republican consultant Katon Dawson, and Reuters columnist David Rohde join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on all levels of the income scale. watch

Christie slams presidential politics

Christie slams presidential politics

11/02/12 08:00PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie smacked down the idea of playing presidential politics in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But is the topic of disaster relief innately political? The Melissa Harris-Perry panelists discuss. watch

Early voter pride

Early voter pride

11/02/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry commends the millions of early voters who wear their "I voted" stickers with pride. They are her Foot Soldiers. watch

Women at today's Romney event in Kettering, Ohio, which was billed as purely a "storm relief" event. (Photo via Jonathan Karl/ABC News/Twitter)

Romney's 'disaster relief' looks a lot like a campaign rally

10/30/12 11:20AM

When is a campaign event not a campaign event? When it’s billed as “disaster relief” instead. Mitt Romney’s campaign announced Monday that out of "sensitivity" to those affected by Sandy, he’d cancelled a campaign event for Tuesday in Kettering, Ohio, which had been scheduled to include former NASCAR champion Richard Petty and Alabama lead singer Randy Owen. Instead, Romney appeared at a “disaster relief” event in … Kettering, Ohio. And he was joined by—you guessed it—former NASCAR champion Richard Petty and Alabama lead singer Randy Owen. read more

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Children of incarcerated parents have a 'foot soldier' in Brooklyn

10/27/12 02:23PM

As Melissa Harris-Perry noted at the top of her weekly "Foot Soldier" segment today, a study released by the U.S. Senate in 2000 found that 70% of children with an incarcerated parent end up in the same cycle, entering the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Melissa's "Foot Soldier" this week, Sharon Content, is determined to break that cycle. read more


What difference can Millennials make - if they vote?

10/27/12 01:27PM

A record number of young people turned out in 2008 to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama, and this year, that voting bloc could make all the difference. Writing for CNN Opinion earlier this month, filmmaker and Yale Visual Law Project director Valarie Kaur quantified just how much:
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Richard Mourdock, candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana, trying to explain the comment he made during Tuesday's night Senate debate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

For rape survivors, Mourdock's remark was an(other) attack on consent

10/27/12 11:17AM

Richard Mourdock is the Republican nominee for Senate in the great state of Indiana -- and as Mitt Romney has said, if he wins, he could be one of the 51 votes needed to overturn "Obamacare." But this week, Richard Mourdock found a way to stand out from the pack, so much so, that I thought I'd send him a note. Dear Mr. Mourdock, read more

Campaigns surpass $2 billion fundraising...

Campaigns surpass $2 billion fundraising milestone

10/26/12 08:00PM

The presidential campaigns have officially surpassed the billion dollar mark in election fundraising - two times over. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream; political commentator Valarie Kaur, the Public Campaign Action Fund’s David... watch

Pakistan US Allies Or Enemies

Foreign policy isn't just about getting 'the bad guys'

10/23/12 05:21PM

Forget "jobs, jobs, jobs." On Monday night, this election quickly became about "Libya, Iran, Israel." In fact, this election wasn’t suppose to be about anything else than the economy. And it seemed that was the way the Romney-Ryan presidential ticket liked it. When you are running against the president who brought down Osama bin Laden, it seemed natural. read more