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Mitt Romney's busy 'Day 1' agenda

Mitt Romney's busy 'Day 1' agenda

11/02/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney has promised everything from repealing universal health care, to go after China's currency manipulation, approve the keystone pipeline, and defund Planned Parenthood - all on day one. Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about what a... watch

An open letter to Michael 'Heckuva Job' Brown

An open letter to Michael 'Heckuva Job' Brown

11/02/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry delivers her open letter to former FEMA chief, Michael Brown. "You don't mind if I call you Brownie do ya?" Melissa asks in her review of his attacks on President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy. watch

The one-liner Mitt Romney may want to take...

The one-liner Mitt Romney may want to take back

11/02/12 08:00PM

During a presidential debate early on in the primary election season, Mitt Romney quipped about wanting to break up FEMA, or "even better," privatize it. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Melissa Harris-Perry panelists talk about how he may... watch

Inequality exacerbated in wake of disaster

Inequality exacerbated in wake of disaster

11/02/12 08:00PM

The Nation’s Ari Melber, The Center for American Progress’ Neera Tanden, Republican consultant Katon Dawson, and Reuters columnist David Rohde join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on all levels of the income scale. watch

Christie slams presidential politics

Christie slams presidential politics

11/02/12 08:00PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie smacked down the idea of playing presidential politics in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But is the topic of disaster relief innately political? The Melissa Harris-Perry panelists discuss. watch

Early voter pride

Early voter pride

11/02/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry commends the millions of early voters who wear their "I voted" stickers with pride. They are her Foot Soldiers. watch

The importance of civic education for...

The importance of civic education for students

11/02/12 08:00PM

Seth Andrew, founder and superintendent of Democracy Prep Public Schools, continues the conversation on the need for a strong civics education for students, especially during the prominent presidential election season. watch

E. 79th Street in Cleveland, Ohio, before these sorts of billboards were torn down. (Johnnie Smith)

Venture capitalist Einhorn behind 'voter fraud' billboards

10/30/12 02:56PM

Billboards warning communities of color in Ohio and Wisconsin that voter fraud can lead to jail time were put up by a group led by a Milwaukee-based venture capitalist and donor to Mitt Romney and the Tea Party movement, an investigation by NBC's theGrio has found. read more

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Children of incarcerated parents have a 'foot soldier' in Brooklyn

10/27/12 02:23PM

As Melissa Harris-Perry noted at the top of her weekly "Foot Soldier" segment today, a study released by the U.S. Senate in 2000 found that 70% of children with an incarcerated parent end up in the same cycle, entering the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Melissa's "Foot Soldier" this week, Sharon... read more

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What difference can Millennials make - if they vote?

10/27/12 01:27PM

A record number of young people turned out in 2008 to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama, and this year, that voting bloc could make all the difference. Writing for CNN Opinion earlier this month, filmmaker and Yale Visual Law Project director Valarie Kaur quantified just how much:
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Richard Mourdock, candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana, trying to explain the comment he made during Tuesday's night Senate debate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

For rape survivors, Mourdock's remark was an(other) attack on consent

10/27/12 11:17AM

Richard Mourdock is the Republican nominee for Senate in the great state of Indiana -- and as Mitt Romney has said, if he wins, he could be one of the 51 votes needed to overturn "Obamacare." But this week, Richard Mourdock found a way to stand out from the pack, so much so, that I thought I'd send him a note. Dear Mr. Mourdock, read more

Campaigns surpass $2 billion fundraising...

Campaigns surpass $2 billion fundraising milestone

10/26/12 08:00PM

The presidential campaigns have officially surpassed the billion dollar mark in election fundraising - two times over. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream; political commentator Valarie Kaur, the Public Campaign Action Fund’s David... watch

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