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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... 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... 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... 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 ... 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 ... read more

Victims of sexual assault slam Akin in latest McCaskill ads

10/10/12 04:10PM

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. read more

Debo Adegbile of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, on our show last Sunday.

Why diversity in higher education isn't optional

10/10/12 01:54PM

This is a guest column by one of our Sunday guests, Debo Adegbile, who is the Acting President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). LDF argued the Fisher v. Texas case in the federal appellate court, and filed a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court. You can follow him on Twitter at @DeboLDF.For many... read more

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Why diversity in higher education isn't optional

10/10/12 01:54AM

This is a guest column by one of our Sunday guests, Debo Adegbile, who is the Acting President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). LDF argued the Fisher v. Texas case in the federal appellate court, and filed a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court. You can follow him on Twitter at@DeboLDF.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers an address centered upon foreign policy yesterday at the Virginia Military Institute.

Mitt Romney would like to reintroduce himself

10/09/12 11:44AM

Next Tuesday will mark six years since the normally mild-mannered Dennis Green famously lost his temper at a press conference following a crushing loss his Arizona Cardinals suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Green, then Arizona's head coach, saw his team blow what seemed to be an insurmountable lead late in the game, and lose at... read more

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Mitt Romney would like to reintroduce himself

10/09/12 11:44AM

Next Tuesday will mark six years since the normally mild-mannered Dennis Green famously lost his temper at a press conference following a crushing loss his Arizona Cardinals suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Green, then Arizona's head coach, saw his team blow what seemed to be an insurmountable lead late in the game, and lose at... read more

MHP: Affirmative action 'a policy that works'

10/08/12 08:00AM

Editor's note: Melissa toughed out Sunday's two-hour broadcast with laryngitis, but doing so meant the sacrifice of some of her longer segment introductions. Below is the essay which she intended to deliver prior to our discussion of affirmative action, and the very important reason it is back in the news this week.All eyes will be on... read more

Early voting restored in Ohio

Early voting restored in Ohio

10/07/12 12:20PM

Melissa Harris-Perry has the latest in "This Week in Voter Suppression" with some good news: early voting for the weekend before the November 6 election was restored in Ohio. Cincinnati City Councilman Christopher Smitherman joins to discuss. watch

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