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Shifts in the 'fiscal cliff' power struggle

Shifts in the 'fiscal cliff' power struggle

11/16/12 07:00PM

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Ryan Alexander of "Taxpayers for Commonsense," Daniel Garza of the Libre Initiative, and Louisiana State Sen. Karen Carpenter Peterson join Melissa Harris-Perry to comment on the balance of power between Democrats and... watch

Tea Party obstruction simmers

Tea Party obstruction simmers

11/16/12 07:00PM

After the 2010 wave of Tea Party freshmen started a new era of GOP obstructionism, will President Obama's re-election spark a new tide of bipartisanship as the deadline on the so-called "fiscal cliff" draws near? watch

Ohio food assistance program faces looming...

Ohio food assistance program faces looming cuts

11/16/12 07:00PM

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, explains how food assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is expected to face cuts when the new year begins. watch

An open letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal

An open letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal

11/16/12 07:00PM

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is the recipient of Melissa Harris-Perry's open letter this week for--among other reasons--refusing to set up the state-run insurance exchange now required under the Affordable Care Act. watch

A safe space for LGBT youth

A safe space for LGBT youth

11/16/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry pays tribute to Transgender Awareness Week and the work of Carl Siciliano, the executive director of Ali Forney, an organization dedicated to providing a safe space for LGBT youth. watch

A lesson from Lincoln

A lesson from Lincoln

11/16/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about Abe Lincoln's historical significance, and why he continues to influence the nation and our leaders. watch

Palestinians call for help as they stand next to a damaged building after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Why Israel and Hamas want to go to war

11/16/12 06:55PM

The escalation of violence in Gaza will have a predictable outcome. The winners of this war will be both Hamas and the Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. Once again, cynical political calculations on both sides has triggered a cycle of “attack and response” that will consolidate their bases of support and further diminish the prospect of a... read more

Mitt Romney conceding the election to President Obama on November 7, 2012 in Boston.  (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Talking in code: Why Romney blamed Obama's 'gifts'

11/14/12 07:11PM

Commentators across the political spectrum have offered their views on why President Obama won. Mitt Romney has now weighed in with his own analysis, blaming the loss on "the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people" receiving "gifts" from the Obama administration.... read more

Democratic Congresswomen-elect Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa congratulate one another on their wins Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Who are the newly-elected 'Ones to Watch?' Ask #nerdland

11/11/12 05:14PM

Today on Melissa Harris-Perry, our host and guests weighed in with their post-election picks for the "Ones to Watch," concentrating on the newly-elected senators, governors, and members of the House of Representatives on whom we should be focusing our attention. Some are surprise winners, some made history just by being elected, and... read more

America votes in the Obama agenda

America votes in the Obama agenda

11/10/12 07:00PM

The Nation’s Richard Kim, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion, Jonathan Cohn of the New Republic, and political satirist Lizz Winstead join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about what is next for second term for the Obama administration. watch

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