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Black teen's shooting revives 'Stand Your Ground' debate

11/28/12 08:26PM

On Friday night, gun collector Michael David Dunn pulled his sedan up next to the SUV in which the unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis sat with his three friends at a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station. Dunn, 45, allegedly asked them to turn down their loud music. According to the Orlando Sentinel, that provoked an argument with Jordan and his... read more

Why Susan Rice is handling this perfectly

11/27/12 02:58PM

If senators are going to use a terrorist attack to grandstand in vain over a nomination which hasn't yet been offered, the very least they can do is do it in person. Such was the case today, when Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, met with several of the Republicans in the Senate who have been critical of her recently. read more

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Examining the 'new normal' of American families

11/27/12 02:29PM

From popular culture to popular ballot initiatives, a new definition of family is being formed in America. Same-sex households are not just plot lines from television shows created to anger One Million Moms; they are becoming the "new normal" across the country. The challenge, now, is for lawmakers to create policies that accurately... read more

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice speaks during a meeting on Syria in the United Nations Security Council, Aug. 30, 2012. (Photo by Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Susan Rice and McCain set to meet face-to-face

11/27/12 08:19AM

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice will meet with Sen. John McCain and other Republican leaders Tuesday morning. Rice, who has had to fend off harsh criticism from McCain in recent days, requested a meeting with the Arizona senator, as well as Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham, NBC News has confirmed. read more

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Morgan Freeman narrates gay marriage ad

11/26/12 03:43PM

Morgan Freeman is standing up for marriage equality in a new ad for the Human Rights Campaign. The ad celebrates the Nov. 6 victories for same-sex marriage initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, and promotes America's commitment to "freedom, justice, and human dignity" in order to form a more perfect union.... read more

Remembering Lawrence Guyot

Remembering Lawrence Guyot

11/24/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry pays tribute to the American hero Lawrence Guyot, who passed away this weekend after a long battle with heart disease and diabetes. watch

Ohio House moves to defund Planned Parenthood

Ohio House moves to defund Planned Parenthood

11/24/12 07:00PM

In continuing their conversation on how women's issues are an economic issue, Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about how Republican-led state legislatures, like the one in Ohio, are working against reproductive rights. watch

Walmart downplays labor pushback

Walmart downplays labor pushback

11/24/12 07:00PM

On Black Friday, Walmart employees across the country protested outside retail store across the country over low wages and poor working conditions. Dan Schlademan of "Making Change at Walmart," Carmen Wong Ulrich of Alta Wealth Management, and Heather... watch

Retail shopping as a political statement

Retail shopping as a political statement

11/24/12 07:00PM

From boycotts of retail superstores like Walmart to communities promoting buying local, Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about how consumerism is being turned into a political statement. watch

What Walmart can learn from Costco

What Walmart can learn from Costco

11/24/12 07:00PM

Unlike Walmart, the wholesale megastore Costco has made a name as a company that pays its employees fairly. Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists talk about how that's the case, and why it matters. watch

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