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RNC ad has own staffer 'breaking up' with Obama cardboard cut-out

09/06/12 02:23PM

The Republican National Committee is upgrading the image of President Obama as an invisible man in an empty chair, to a cardboard cut-out—in an empty chair.Rather than run from actor Clint Eastwood's heavily ridiculed rendition of a prime time political speech, the RNC appears to be doubling down. And as women's issues—including... read more

Supporters wave signs during President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)  Bob King 's address at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012...

Democratic convention's day two dominated by economic populism

09/05/12 11:59PM

By Ben AdlerCharlotte, N.C.—The Democratic National Convention got off to a slow start on Wednesday evening with a string of unexceptional speeches. But shortly before the network television coverage hour began at 10 p.m., the Democrats found their voice and honed in on a sharp, compelling message.If Tuesday was focused on women’s rights... read more

LIVE: Day 2 of #DNC2012

09/05/12 07:00PM

Our special coverage is beginning right now on msnbc, and Melissa will be a part of it! Be sure to keep an eye out for her -- but of you're interested in watching the raw feed, or are away from your TV, click on the live video window below. Then, get the conversation going in the comments!See you online, #nerdland, and on msnbc!  read more

Melissa reacts to Day 1 of #DNC2012

09/05/12 04:00PM

Melissa is in Charlotte to cover the Democratic National Convention, and as such, was on TV quite a bit today. Take a look at her contribution below (and after the jump) to the political panel on Chuck Todd's "The Daily Rundown." Whenever you click away from NFL's opening-night game, be sure to join msnbc tonight for live... read more

Free advice for future #nerdland interns

Free advice for future #nerdland interns

09/02/12 12:05PM

Dear Future "Melissa Harris-Perry" Interns,Congratulations! I’m sure you’re excited, albeit a bit nervous, about your first day working on the Melissa Harris-Perry show. Don’t worry, as the first/best/worst intern the show has ever had, I feel a certain responsibility to make your transition as easy as possible.  That’s why I created... read more

In our September 2 show, raising up the blue tent

09/02/12 09:00AM

The "don't boo -- vote!" line has been a big thing for President Obama thus far on the campaign. It follows a simple formula -- mention of Republicans elicits boos, President silences boos with message people like -- encouraging anger, and then decrying it in a way that encourages eyes to be directed towards the prize, so to speak. read more

This week in voter suppression: Good news

This week in voter suppression: Good news

09/01/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists lay out the number of cases of suppressive voting laws being passed through Republican-led legislatures across the country, and the outcomes of subsequent court battles challenging those laws. watch

Greater health care access with fewer...

Greater health care access with fewer providers?

09/01/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry invites Dr. Neal Flomenbaum, emergency physician-in-chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center; Rebecca Onie, CEO of Health Leads; Dr. Herb Smitherman, from Wayne State University School of Medicine; to... watch

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