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Women headline RNC

Women headline RNC

08/31/12 08:00PM

Did She Just Say That?: Melissa Harris-Perry points out the many female speakers who took center stage at the Republican National Convention, proving that the GOP is not just a boys-club. watch

Can the GOP close the gender gap?

Can the GOP close the gender gap?

08/31/12 08:00PM

Salon's Irin Carmon, and authors Rebecca Traister and Monica Mehta join Melissa Harris-Perry to rank how Mitt Romney squared with women at the RNC, and to talk about the GOP's gender gap. watch

'We Built It' RNC highlights

'We Built It' RNC highlights

08/31/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by comedian Nancy Giles and syndicated journalist Bob Franken to deconstruct the highlights of the Republican National Convention. watch

How the GOP platform affects women

How the GOP platform affects women

08/31/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists applaud the women who were featured center stage at the RNC, while also critiquing how each female speaker promoted policy that could affect many American women. watch

Clint Eastwood addresses an imaginary President Obama during his Republican National Committee speech on Thursday night.

The President, rendered invisible in a chair

08/31/12 11:21AM

I have trouble buying his line about wanting the President to succeed, but there was one genuinely magnanimous moment which Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offered in an acceptance speech last night heavy on rhetorical symbolism but virtually free of any substance. It was contained in this sentence:"Every American was relieved the day President Obama gave the order, and Seal Team Six took out Osama bin Laden."He followed this up with warmongering about Iran, which was problematic in and of itself. read more

This is a bad week to suppress voters in Texas

This is a bad week to suppress voters in Texas

08/30/12 09:22PM

If there was a contest to see which Republican lawmaker can most obstruct the vote -- and given the way they're going about it, you'd think at least a case of Bud was riding on this -- I'd have thought that the leader in the clubhouse was named Rick Scott, or Tom Corbett, or maybe even Nikki Haley. read more

President Obama answers questions on Reddit.

Barack Obama, Redditor-in-chief

08/30/12 11:54AM

President Obama joined the popular social website Reddit to answer user-submitted questions on Wednesday afternoon. Sounds routine for a re-election campaign? Perhaps, but Reddit is not your regular town hall.Reddit, which was founded in 2005, brands itself as "the front page of the Internet." The site relies on user submissions to generate the top headlines from around the web. On Reddit, you'll find local stories that may not have hit the national news cycle yet. There are also personal stories and a plethora of images. read more

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan delivers his speech last night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Paul Ryan takes you for an idiot

08/30/12 09:47AM

Paul Ryan's speaking style seems old-fashioned, a bit halted, and somewhat unnatural. Perhaps it betrays a lack of comfort with the object Republicans so repetitively make the butt of jokes, the TelePrompter. I can't fault him for that, just the same as I can't fault Ann Romney, whose inexperience with it gave her less-than-spectacular speech a touch of authenticity on Tuesday night. read more

The Katrina-ravaged home recently purchased by the Perrys, devastated by Hurricane Isaac early this morning before they could revitalize it.

'The home that held our dreams'

08/29/12 06:44PM

Ed. note: Hurricane Isaac made landfall in New Orleans yesterday. Before it became a tropical storm once again, Isaac left hundreds of thousands flooded and without power. There will be more after a "deliberate breach" of one of the levees, ordered by Governor Bobby Jindal. We'll have more information on the blog later, but given the sad news today about the Katrina-ravaged home Melissa and her husband planned to revitalize and the many of you who have expressed concern, Melissa thought it best to respond to you about how she and her family are doing, and about the house. read more

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