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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

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan gives a thumbs up to supporters at the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 24.

Paul Ryan on DADT: 'We should not reverse it'

09/25/12 01:54PM

The Romney-Ryan ticket continues to shake the Etch-A-Sketch on their campaign—first on health care, and now on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." On Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan told a local news station in Florida that reinstating DADT "would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed... read more

Should students, parents choose which school to attend?

Education experts debate the merits of charter schools

09/23/12 06:32PM

NBC's 2012 Education Nation tour kicked off with a conversation about the viability of using charter schools to improve the American education system. While two of the panelists onstage for the discussion—msnbc contributor Jonathan Alter and Better Education for Kids' Derrell Bradford—argued that charter schools were good for the... read more

Students the focus of today's #EdNatSTH

Students the focus of today's #EdNatSTH

09/23/12 06:37AM

Thanks for joining us yesterday in #nerdland, folks. Today, as you heard during the show, will be quite a bit different than our regular "MHP" -- Melissa will be hosting and moderating the Education Nation Student Town Hall, live at the same time we're always on: 10:00am ET on msnbc!We'll be posting questions on our Facebook... read more

Race to the Top vs. No Child Left Behind

Race to the Top vs. No Child Left Behind

09/22/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a special Education Nation edition of her show for their first ever student town hall. Joining her Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and education policy adviser to Mitt Romney, William Hansen, to talk about the politics behind... watch

What makes a good education?

What makes a good education?

09/22/12 08:00PM

Adora Svitak, a 14-year-old high school student from Redmond, Washington; former high school dropout Carlos Cruz; University of Arizona student Jennifer Erlemann; high school student Nikhil Goyal; and Miami Dade community college student Angie Flores... watch

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