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Supporters wave signs during President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)  Bob King 's address at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012...

Democratic convention's day two dominated by economic populism

09/05/12 11:59PM

By Ben AdlerCharlotte, N.C.—The Democratic National Convention got off to a slow start on Wednesday evening with a string of unexceptional speeches. But shortly before the network television coverage hour began at 10 p.m., the Democrats found their voice and honed in on a sharp, compelling message.If Tuesday was focused on women’s rights—notwithstanding the DNC’s claim that they are not doing themed nights—then Wednesday was the evening of economic populism. Echoing themes that electrified the delegates when former Ohio Gov. read more

LIVE: Day 2 of #DNC2012

09/05/12 07:00PM

Our special coverage is beginning right now on msnbc, and Melissa will be a part of it! Be sure to keep an eye out for her -- but of you're interested in watching the raw feed, or are away from your TV, click on the live video window below. Then, get the conversation going in the comments!See you online, #nerdland, and on msnbc!  read more

Melissa reacts to Day 1 of #DNC2012

09/05/12 04:00PM

Melissa is in Charlotte to cover the Democratic National Convention, and as such, was on TV quite a bit today. Take a look at her contribution below (and after the jump) to the political panel on Chuck Todd's "The Daily Rundown." Whenever you click away from NFL's opening-night game, be sure to join msnbc tonight for live coverage of the convention's second night; former President Bill Clinton is tonight's big draw.Special coverage begins at 7:00pm ET! See you then, and keep an eye out for Melissa over the course of the night.   read more

Free advice for future #nerdland interns

Free advice for future #nerdland interns

09/02/12 12:05PM

Dear Future "Melissa Harris-Perry" Interns,Congratulations! I’m sure you’re excited, albeit a bit nervous, about your first day working on the Melissa Harris-Perry show. Don’t worry, as the first/best/worst intern the show has ever had, I feel a certain responsibility to make your transition as easy as possible.  That’s why I created:My Top Ten Tips For Interning in #nerdland!1) Recognize that it's a great gig.Interning in #nerdland might be the most unpredictable gig you’ve ever had. You won’t know what the day will hold when you begin, which is probably the best part. read more

In our September 2 show, raising up the blue tent

09/02/12 09:00AM

The "don't boo -- vote!" line has been a big thing for President Obama thus far on the campaign. It follows a simple formula -- mention of Republicans elicits boos, President silences boos with message people like -- encouraging anger, and then decrying it in a way that encourages eyes to be directed towards the prize, so to speak. read more

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Stanley Fischer, right, Governor of the Bank of Israel, talk together outside the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on Friday.

Bernanke joins America, gives up on Congress

09/01/12 10:00PM

When Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke spoke on Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it seemed he had given up all hope of Congress listening to the warning he made in July. At that time, Bernanke said U.S. read more

What is the DNC message?

What is the DNC message?

09/01/12 08:00PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania mayor Ed Pawlowski, NYU professor Cristina Beltran, Tufts University professor Dan Drezner, and Aisha Moodie-Mills of Center for American Progress join Melissa Harris-Perry to review the Democratic National Convention and the... watch

Can Obama win North Carolina?

Can Obama win North Carolina?

09/01/12 08:00PM

Charlotte city Mayor Anthony Foxx joins from North Carolina in the lead up to his city hosting the Democratic National Convention next week to talk about President Obama’s prospects in reclaiming North Carolina in the November elections. watch

Accomplishments for Democrats to tout

Accomplishments for Democrats to tout

09/01/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests continue their preview of the Democratic National Convention by talking about the party’s accomplishments and what leaders need to do in order to gin up the base. watch

This week in voter suppression: Good news

This week in voter suppression: Good news

09/01/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists lay out the number of cases of suppressive voting laws being passed through Republican-led legislatures across the country, and the outcomes of subsequent court battles challenging those laws. watch

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