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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... 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... 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... read more

Is there any argument for Mitt Romney?

08/29/12 05:00PM

It would be easy to step away from watching the first day of the Republican National Convention convinced that they wasted a day. Not in the sense that they wasted a day they could have used to make a substantive, factual argument against President Obama's re-election. They wasted a day to make a case for why their guy should get the gig.A... read more

In our August 26 show, we contain multitudes

08/26/12 09:47AM

The video you see above is the featured song on, a site catering to young African Americans through policy, politics, and popular culture. Fittingly and ironically, the song (which has its share of expletives littered throughout) is titled "On My Own," by an artist who I'm not sure is a Republican or not. read more

How popular is Mitt Romney?

How popular is Mitt Romney?

08/25/12 08:00PM

NBC meteorologist Bill Karins provides an update on the tropical storm Isaac, and later, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to talk preview Mitt Romney's prospects at the Republican National Convention. watch

The weight and realities of freedom

The weight and realities of freedom

08/25/12 08:00PM

Footnote: Melissa Harris-Perry builds on the story of "The Big Box" by Toni Morrison to talk about not only the benefits of freedom, but also its complications and consequences. watch

The 'Rove rainmaking money machine'

The 'Rove rainmaking money machine'

08/25/12 08:00PM

MSNBC Contributor Robert Traynham joins the conversation on the rise of Super PAC spending, and how the brains behind George W. Bush's presidency, Karl Rove, is back in the political conversation. watch

Fmr. Democratic Rep. Artur Davis slated to...

Fmr. Democratic Rep. Artur Davis slated to speak at RNC

08/25/12 08:00PM

In 2008, then-Alabama Congressman Artur Davis spoke before the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of Barack Obama for President of the United States. For 2012, Davis is expected to switch over to the Republican National Convention.... watch

The politics of being black, and Republican

The politics of being black, and Republican

08/25/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry invites a panel of African-American Republicans to her show - including former Rick Santorum communications director Robert Traynham; former speechwriter to Republican Sen. Joe Watkins, Amy Holmes; former George W. Bush aide Joe... watch


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