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People seeking jobs wait in line to speak to over 60 employers at an employment fair May 3, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP)

Unemployed in danger of being pushed over fiscal cliff

12/08/12 05:56PM

House Speaker John Boehner is starting to sound like a broken record when he says there has been "no progress" on the fiscal cliff negotiations. But tell that to the 2.1 million Americans who could be launched over the cliff come January without the brace from the social safety net. read more

Melissa Harris-Perry delivers her open letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who has promised to sign a union-busting right-to-work bill in his state. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Harris-Perry)

A plea to Michigan's governor: Don't pull a Scott Walker

12/08/12 02:35PM

Washington's partisan stalemate over the fiscal cliff has left the future of America's recession-battered middle class hanging in the balance. But meanwhile, in Michigan, a Republican-controlled government has had no problems pushing through a different kind of legislation that is threatening to erode one of the very foundations upon... read more

'War on drugs' meets marijuana legalization

'War on drugs' meets marijuana legalization

12/07/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about the incarceration rates on drug offenses and how those are likely to change after Washington state and Colorado this year voted in laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. watch

The Boehner-Obama standoff

The Boehner-Obama standoff

12/07/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists continue their discussion on the fiscal cliff standoff between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama. Will they ever reach a deal? watch


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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – noon ET on MSNBC.  

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