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Voter suppression impacts on students

Voter suppression impacts on students

10/05/12 08:00PM

In the latest edition of This Week in Voter Suppression, Melissa Harris-Perry has some good news for voting rights advocates, but all is still not well in protecting the rights of all voters. Matt Segal of Our Time joins the panel to explain. watch

The jobs report and desire to get back to 'normal'

10/05/12 10:43AM

The White House is breathing easier this morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, the first time it’s been under 8 percent in 43 months.In political terms, headlines are everything— and most major media are leading with the drop in the unemployment rate.Look more closely, though, and the... read more

Right-wingers: Drop in jobless rate must be Obama conspiracy!

Right-wingers: Drop in jobless rate must be Obama conspiracy!

10/05/12 10:31AM

Jobs numbers released on Friday showed unemployment dropped to 7.8%—the lowest it has been since January 2009. After an awful debate performance Wednesday night, the numbers were a boost for President Obama.That prompted some conservatives to suggest there must be something fishy going on. Less than hour after the news broke Friday morning, Jack... read more

Romney now says 47 percent comments were 'completely wrong'

10/04/12 11:51PM

After repeatedly defending his secretly taped description of 47 percent of Americans as “victims, dependent on government,” who don’t take responsibility for their lives, Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Thursday evening and changed his tune, saying his comments were “completely wrong.”Sean Hannity asked Romney what he would have said if Obama... read more

Richard Fourtin, Jr. will walk free after the State Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction.

Accused rapist set free because alleged victim could not prove she resisted

10/04/12 04:57PM

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has thrown out the sexual assault conviction of a man found guilty of attacking a severely handicapped woman because there was no evidence that the woman communicated her refusal.The man, Richard Fourtin Jr., was accused of sexual assault in 2005, and was found guilty in 2008 of attempted second-degree and fourth... read more

President Obama's rope-a-dope gamble

10/04/12 10:10AM

COMMENTARYBy Yvette Miley, executive editor and VP, msnbcThe end of the first debate night in the presidential election gives me the perfect opportunity to talk about one of my favorite sports: boxing.The pre-debate buildup echoed many “fight cards” for the Duel in Denver. Many watching the debate, on the right and left, applauded former... read more

Stand-ins for the real Mitt Romney and Barack Obama take the stage earlier today.

The Debate!, or the political '8 Mile' battle

10/03/12 07:15PM

There aren't too many events outside of the Super Bowl which get the level of pre-event publicity, analysis, and hype. This is not to dis that analysis; there's a lot of good stuff being written about an event that may not change a thing. read more

'Legitimate rape' not Akin's first gaffe, or last

10/03/12 06:21PM

Two months ago, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin made headlines for insisting that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" can't get pregnant. That instance outed the Republican Senate candidate as dangerously uninformed at best, and sexist at worst. It's enough to expect that such incendiary bombast occurs once in a person&... read more

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The Debate!, or the political '8 Mile' battle

10/03/12 06:12PM

There aren't too many events outside of the Super Bowl which get the level of pre-event publicity, analysis, and hype. This is not to dis that analysis; there's a lot of good stuff being written about an event that may not change a thing. In that specific respect, the correlation to sports falls apart, since no one is keeping a... read more

Planned Parenthood political arm hosts pre-debate Denver rally

10/03/12 02:58PM

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) continued its campaign against Mitt Romney’s presidential bid by holding a pre-debate rally in Denver October 2.Mitt Romney and President Obama will take part in their first one-on-one presidential debate Wednesday, October 3, in Denver.The organization, which has been advertising in the state in the... read more

Local news anchor stands up to bullying

10/03/12 02:03PM

Local Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston spoke out against bullying on air after receiving a harsh email concerning her appearance.Livingston, a reporter and anchor at News 8 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin since the late '90s, took a few minutes on Tuesday morning to respond to an email from Kenneth W. Krause, a male viewer, that criticized... read more

Former MA Governor Mitt Romney campaigns through swing states, seen here in June with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)

The curious number in Romney's tax proposal

10/03/12 01:28PM

In a Monday night interview with a Fox affiliate in Denver, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced he would limit tax deductions up to $17,000. That's all well and good, but did he pick that number out of thin air? The former Massachusetts governor didn't specify in his quoted comments:“As an option you could say... read more

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