Melissa Harris-Perry delivers her open letter to former FEMA chief, Michael Brown. "You don't mind if I call you Brownie do ya?" Melissa asks in her review of his attacks on President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy. watch
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
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
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
Seth Andrew, founder and superintendent of Democracy Prep Public Schools, continues the conversation on the need for a strong civics education for students, especially during the prominent presidential election season. watch
Billboards warning communities of color in Ohio and Wisconsin that voter fraud can lead to jail time were put up by a group led by a Milwaukee-based venture capitalist and donor to Mitt Romney and the Tea Party movement, an investigation by NBC's theGrio has found. read more
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
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
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: read more
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
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
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