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'Barack X' as a 'symbol for an era'

'Barack X' as a 'symbol for an era'

10/12/12 08:00PM

University of Connecticut professor Jelani Cobb has a new essay out in the New Yorker on "Barack X: Race and the Obama Presidency." Cobb shares details of his article with the Melissa Harris-Perry panel. watch

A how-to guide for undecided voters

A how-to guide for undecided voters

10/12/12 08:00PM

Latest polls show that 12 percent of voters are still undecided, and so MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offers her own how-to guide to help out those voters. Boston.com's Glenn Johnson, University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler, University of... watch

Biden can’t help but crack up

Biden can’t help but crack up

10/12/12 08:00PM

Vice President Joe Biden was animated during the debate on Thursday, and he oftentimes openly laughed at his opponent Rep. Paul Ryan. Will Biden's behavior sit well with undecided voters? watch

Sharp line dividing parties on abortion

Sharp line dividing parties on abortion

10/12/12 08:00PM

The topic of abortion came up in the vice presidential debate on Thursday, offering undecided voters a stark contrast of what to expect from each candidate on reproductive rights. Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists talk about what social issues... watch

Pakistani children pray for the recovery of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a candlelight vigil in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday.

Pakistan holds day of prayer for young activist

10/12/12 02:20PM

While 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai remained in the hospital recovering from a gunshot to the head, fellow school children in Pakistan gathered Friday to offer prayers for her recovery. Yousafzai was targeted and shot by gunmen Tuesday on a school bus in Pakistan under order of the Taliban because of her outspokenness on education for girls and against the Taliban. She had previously blogged for the BBC on these issues under a pseudonym. Three suspects were arrested. Radio Free Europe reports:
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Pakistani children pray for the recovery of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a candlelight vigil in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday.

Pakistan holds day of prayer for young activist

10/12/12 02:11PM

While 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai remained in the hospital recovering from a gun shot to the head, fellow school children in Pakistan gathered Friday to offer prayers for her recovery.Yousafzai was targeted and shot by gunmen Tuesday on a school bus in Pakistan under order of the Taliban because of her outspokenness on education for girls and against the Taliban. She had previously blogged for the BBC on these issues under a pseudonym. read more

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Cleveland targeted by 'voter fraud' billboards

10/11/12 05:23PM

Producer Jamil Smith contributed to this post.Despite debates, deceptions, and divisions, Mitt Romney is still having a hard time catching up in Ohio. While this morning's new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows the Republican presidential nominee keeping it airtight in Florida and surging to a slim lead in Virginia, Ohio remains a stronghold of Obama support. The President leads by six points there, a bit of a slimmer lead than before, but still very strong -- especially since my fellow Buckeyes have been able to vote since October 2.Another thing we're seeing in Ohio? read more

Voters in Cleveland now see a splash of billboards posing as public service announcements against voter fraud. The problem? Not only does voter fraud hardly exists, but Melissa Harris-Perry shares the potential strategy of where in the city these...

Cleveland targeted by 'voter fraud' billboards

10/11/12 02:23PM

Despite debates, deceptions, and divisions, Mitt Romney is still having a hard time catching up in Ohio. While this morning's new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows the Republican presidential nominee keeping it airtight in Florida and surging to a slim lead in Virginia, Ohio remains a stronghold of Obama support. The President leads by six points there, a bit of a slimmer lead than before, but still very strong -- especially since my fellow Buckeyes have been able to vote since October 2. read more

GOP lawmaker releases pro-marriage equality ad

10/11/12 12:58PM

Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh recently filmed a PSA in favor of marriage equality in the Evergreen State. Walsh, a third-term Republican Representative, is advocating for the passage of Referendum 74, which would allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington. In the 30-second PSA, Walsh said the issue of marriage equality was a "question of fundamental fairness" and that it was not her, or anyone else's, place to stop a couple from benefiting in the "incredible bond of marriage." read more

GOP lawmaker releases pro-marriage equality ad

10/11/12 12:58PM

Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh recently filmed a PSA in favor of marriage equality in the Evergreen State. Walsh, a third-term Republican Representative, is advocating for the passage of Referendum 74, which would allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington.In the 30-second PSA, Walsh said the issue of marriage equality was a "question of fundamental fairness" and that it was not her, or anyone else's, place to stop a couple from benefiting in the "incredible bond of marriage.""As a Republican, I don't believe the government should tell anyone who they can or cannot marry," Wa read more

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Victims of sexual assault slam Akin in latest McCaskill ads

10/10/12 04:34PM

In a powerful three-point punch to her opponent Todd Akin's damning remarks on "legitimate rape," Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill released a blitz of TV spots featuring testimonials from rape survivors. One ad features Diana—a self-described Republican, pro-life mother, and rape survivor. Another stars Rachel who shares how she was "brutally raped in a home invasion." A third highlights Joanie, another pro-life mother and survivor of an "extremely violent sexual assault." All three women are uniting with McCaskill to take down Akin in the Missouri Senate race. read more

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