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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

FILE - In this May 8, 2010 file photo, a tattoo on the back of U.S. Army Sgt. James Wilkes of Rochester, N.Y., is seen through his torn shirt after a foot patrol with 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, of the 5th Styker...

In foreign policy debate, politics the likely victor

10/22/12 08:53PM

In a many ways it's fitting that Melissa Harris-Perry began Sunday's show, on the eve of the presidential debate on foreign policy, with a brief obituary to the late George McGovern, who died earlier that morning at the age of 90. In the 24 hours since his death, McGovern, the erstwhile Democratic presidential candidate and South... read more

A sign along the highway near Grand Isle, La., on July 11, 2010, lays out the problem many struggling fishing families now face: With their fishing grounds closed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, they are forced to find something other than...

An open letter to President Obama, before the last debate

10/20/12 01:11PM

I watched Tuesday's' debate in my own living room. And I'll be honest, I took a moment to stand on my couch and give our nation's leader a well-deserved round of applause for a job well done at the second presidential debate. But I thought I would go one step further and put pen to paper for our commander-in-chief.... read more

Father Michael Lapsley with Bishop Desmond Tutu (Ret.) last month in Cape Town, South Africa.

Meet Father Michael Lapsley, 'Foot Soldier'

10/20/12 12:11PM

The "Foot Soldier" for Melissa Harris-Perry this week is Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and social-justice activist who serves in South Africa. As a young man, he was called to the priesthood, but was not particularly political. Then he found himself in the maelstrom of South Africa's apartheid, serving as a chaplain... read more

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Romney's marriage pitch shortchanges parents, the safety net

10/18/12 06:47PM

In response to a question about banning assault weapons, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shared this piece of information with the rest of the country during Tuesday night's debate: "If there’s a two parent family, the prospect of living in poverty goes down dramatically." That may seem rather obvious, particularly if... read more

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Why a 'binder full of women' isn't a bad thing

10/17/12 04:47PM

You have  to move quickly on the Internet, especially during social-media's top political event of all time. Tuesday's debate will hold that title for likely about another three weeks, when Election Day likely breaks Twitter. But last night, when Mitt Romney uttered the words "binders full of women" in his town hall debate... read more

Ryan Andresen was recently denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality (Photo: courtesy of the Andresen family)

Denied Eagle Scout badge, gay teen receives support

10/15/12 04:04PM

Ryan Andresen, a gay Californian teen, was denied an Eagle Scout badge earlier this month despite having completed every task necessary to achieve the award. Now, a fellow Eagle Scout across the country is planning to send him his badge in a show of solidarity.... read more

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