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Scott Brown staffers caught in offensive tape

Scott Brown staffers caught in offensive tape

09/29/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry responds to a video depicting staffers of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown making offensive actions against Native Americans. Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian joins to react. watch

Tech-savvy campaigns compete over social...

Tech-savvy campaigns compete over social media

09/29/12 08:00PM

President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign broke ground in politics for its use of social media. Amy Jo Martin of Digital Royalty joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about how technology has changed in the past four years, and how the campaigns are... watch

GOP plagued with suspected voter fraud

GOP plagued with suspected voter fraud

09/29/12 11:15AM

Melissa Harris-Perry has the latest on This Week In Voter Suppression, highlighting how while Republicans are working hard to combat voter fraud with strict voter ID laws, the actual fraud is happening within their own party. Wisconsin Democratic... watch

In our September 29 show, it isn't a game

09/29/12 09:55AM

We're in the thick of it, folks. November 6 is around the corner. You would think the Romney campaign would get this, but instead they face the reality of a candidate who is acting like a mark pretty much daily. read more

Good Look: Home at last, in the Ivy League

09/29/12 08:41AM

Perhaps the highlight of Sunday's Education Nation Student Town Hall -- hosted by Melissa, naturally -- came when Eboni Boykin, a freshman at Columbia University, was profiled in the first hour. Eboni's story is unique because she grew up in St. Louis with hardships almost no student (let alone future Ivy Leaguer) has to endure:She&... read more

George Soros.

Democrats play catch-up with 'super' cash

09/28/12 02:27PM

Earlier this week, we brought up just how much super-PAC spending is in this election season -- almost four out of every five dollars, total. Now, today, it became apparent that deep-pocketed Democrats are catching up in the money race.The New York Times reports that billionaire George Soros will be handing off $1 million to the pro-President... read more

Romney uses 'Romneycare' for empathy points

Romney uses 'Romneycare' for empathy points

09/27/12 06:02PM

Last night, Mitt Romney suddenly embraced Massachusetts’ health care law, a topic he’s previously left in the ditch somewhere along the campaign trail between his time as governor of a moderate state and his decision to be “severely conservative.”Never mind that Romney and his campaign have recoiled from linking the GOP presidential... read more

A same-sex couple in Dallas, Tx. share a kiss outside a Chick-fil-A in protest of the restaurant's stance on same-sex marriage.

Austin first Texas city to support marriage equality

09/27/12 03:31PM

Austin has become the first city in Texas to officially support marriage equality in the Lone Star State. This morning, the Austin City Council unanimously adopted a formal resolution "declaring the City Councils intent to support marriage equality in the State of Texas." The resolution was brought to the City Council after Equality... read more

Marriage equality ad 'melodramatic,' yet also true

09/26/12 05:16PM

A pro-marriage equality ad airing in Washington State deserves a "Pants on Fire" Award, according to anti-marriage equality organization Preserve Marriage Washington. The group published a press release on Tuesday blasting a new television ad that began airing last week, and said that it was "not an accurate depiction of the law... read more

NFL ref lockout turns Republicans temporarily pro-union

09/25/12 04:51PM

The Republican Party does not like unions. That's why Republican governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Ohio's John Kasich have worked to dismantle public employee collective bargaining protections. It's also why the party's 2012 platform calls for a national "right-to-work" law which would make it... read more