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    “MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural & community issues. Sunday’s topics include: Angelina Jolie, race on college campuses and on television, and more.

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      “MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural & community issues. Sunday’s topics include: Angelina Jolie, race on college campuses and on television, and more.
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Don't let the halo being put above New Jersey governor Chris Christie fool you, argued host Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday in her open letter. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Pump your brakes, Gov. Christie

01/12/13 02:35PM

Long after images of Hurricane Sandy's devastation vanished from our television screens, one very visible--and very vocal--reminder has made it impossible to ignore the ongoing struggles of Sandy's victims: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.... read more

(AP Photo/Press-Register, Bill Starling, File)

The politics--and profits--of weight loss

01/11/13 07:39PM

Weight loss in the United States is a multimillion-dollar industry--big enough to pay celebrity slimmers an average of $33,000 per pound lost in spokesperson deals. For the rest of the country, clear incentives are neither as easy to come by nor strong enough to combat the persuasion of those who prosper from U.S. obesity rates.... read more

A man holds a poster that reads "I am the American Dream" as he as he joined other immigrants who gathered in front of L.A. City Hall on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA)

Is immigration reform starting to take shape?

01/09/13 07:12PM

In the midst of nationwide scrutiny over the fiscal cliff deal, President Obama announced a new immigration rule that will affect millions of U.S. families with undocumented relatives. Currently, if an undocumented family member were to leave the United States, apply for a visa, and come back, it could take up to ten years for a legally... read more

President Obama takes his fiscal cliff case on the road to Hatfield, PA (Charles DharapakAP Photo)

Obama must leave his party strong

01/09/13 06:58PM

This is the time for President Obama to build a strong Democratic base that will take the party beyond his second term and into the future. Host Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel talked on Sunday about how to ensure a liberal legacy that will stay strong. Although the latest polling suggests that the majority of Americans favor the Democratic... read more

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Once homeless, Kyrsten Sinema now a congresswoman

01/05/13 08:28PM

After Saturday's Melissa Harris-Perry, the host took a few minutes to continue the conversation with guest Kyrsten Sinema, the newly sworn-in Democratic congresswoman from Arizona. See the video above to hear Rep. Sinema tell her inspiring story and discuss Pell grants, public education, and the transition from state government to Capitol... read more

Anti-abortion and abortion activists stand side by side in front of the U.S. Supreme Court two years ago on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, a letter to one fighting for choice

01/05/13 03:59PM

Just three days shy of closing the calendar on 2012, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell offered a final parting shot in last year's onslaught of legal restrictions against women's reproductive rights.  Quietly, with no public announcement, he certified new regulations that could result in the closure of abortion clinics in the state. read more

"Foot Soldier" Jason Benson in front of his SALT Emergency Overnight Center. (Courtesy of Jason Benson)

Meet Jason Benson, 'Foot Soldier' housing the homeless

01/05/13 02:36PM

On Saturday, host Melissa Harris-Perry profiled Jason Benson, a convicted felon who turned his life around and opened up the SALT Emergency Overnight Centers, housing the homeless in rural Missouri. I spoke with him this week. What does SALT stand for? Simply Achieving Life’s Triumphs. What gave you the idea to start the SALT homeless shelter? read more

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) recounts her own history of being sexually assaulted during her childhood and then raped as a young woman as she and other Democrats in the House push for the unrestricted reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act last...

No real answers on 'death' of Violence Against Women Act

01/03/13 07:16PM

Even after facing backlash for effectively killing an act historically seen as a bi-partisan non-issue, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is short on answers explaining precisely why he and a number of his fellow Republicans opposed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. read more

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Congress lets Violence Against Women Act wither away

01/02/13 07:18PM

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor voted against his own party's leadership Tuesday night on the fiscal cliff Senate bill, and lost. According to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Cantor was working "as hard as he could" to get a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief--he lost that, too.... read more


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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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