The plan to rig Virginia's electoral vote distribution in favor of Republicans was doomed to fail when Gov. Bob McDonnell refused to back it. But the scheme, if implemented, would have disenfranchised Democratic voters by making their votes worth only three-fifths of a Republican vote. read more
President Barack Obama paused for a moment on Monday as he left the inauguration platform to take one more look at the crowd that had amassed on the National Mall in our nation's capital to see him sworn in for his second historic term.... read more
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu joined PoliticsNation Friday to discuss why he penned a letter to President Obama refusing to enforce his laws and telling him, "You are not a dictator or a king, who can act unilaterally and ignore our legislative process of law making."... read more
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu has written a letter to the president, saying he will not enforce any gun law he deems in violation of the constitution. He joins Rev. Al Sharpton to tell his side of the story. watch
Former Governor Mitt Romney returned to Washington for a luncheon in his honor, and promised to continue helping the party. But do Republicans still want his help? Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and Maria Teresa Kumar debate what the GOP is saying... watch
President Obama is moving forward on the promises made during his campaign and inauguration, but many on the right are spouting the same old fear mongering ideas about his agenda. Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the new surge of rhetoric from the right. watch
The Republican National committee has gathered for their winter meeting, and called for a Republican renewal, while re-elected the leader that helped get them into this mess in the first place. Does the GOP stand a chance of proving they can change?... watch
After defending the assault weapons ban during a "Fireside Hangout" Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden focused on background checks and mental health services during a roundtable Friday in gun-friendly Richmond, Virginia.... read more
Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss announced today he will not seek a third Senate term when he's up for re-election in 2014.
In a statement announcing his retirement, Chambliss slammed Washington gridlock and lack of leadership. read more
A scheme under consideration in Virginia to rig the Electoral College in Republicans' favor could well violate a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, experts on the law say. But that very provision is itself under challenge by the GOP, and could be struck down by the Supreme Court later this year. read more
Still reeling from their second straight presidential loss to Barack Obama, Republicans are working to make drastic changes to how electoral college votes are allocated in key swing states.... read more
Rev. Sharpton weighed in on the controversy over Beyoncé's lip-sync inaugural performance on Thursday's PoliticsNation, saying that she deserves credit for wanting to put forth the best performance possible for such an important event, while simultaneously driving home the point that the scandal is ultimately not as important as the... read more
Sister Simone Campbell appeared on PoliticsNation Thursday to talk about why she's joining other Catholic leaders in pushing for stronger gun control, saying that, "we realized that gun control is really a critical issue to move forward."... read more
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