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Ryan not always a ‘deficit hawk’

Ryan not always a ‘deficit hawk’

08/13/12 08:00PM

Rep. Paul Ryan was not always known as a “deficit hawk”. His record shows support for programs during the Bush era that contributed significantly to the national debt. Father Thomas Reese, senior fellow at Georgetown University, and Ezra Klein of the... watch

Can Democrats fight GOP voter suppression?

Can Democrats fight GOP voter suppression?

08/10/12 08:00PM

Across the country, Republicans are pushing for new voting laws that are restricting access to the polls. Voter ID laws and voter purges are popping up in swing states. Can Democrats do anything to stop this? MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry talks with Rev... watch

Who’s not on the RNC speakers list

Who’s not on the RNC speakers list

08/10/12 08:00PM

As convention time draws closer, Republicans are finalizing the list of speakers. Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at who will be speaking, and wonders why some of the party’s more “entertaining” figures like Gov. Rick Perry were left off the list. watch

Surf's up kitty!

Surf’s up kitty!

08/10/12 08:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at the lighter side of news, including a cat who uses a surfboard as a getaway vehicle. Enjoy the PoliticsNation ‘”Summer Break”. watch

GOP compares Romney’s taxes to birthers

GOP compares Romney’s taxes to birthers

08/10/12 08:00PM

The call for Mitt Romney to release more information about his taxes is getting louder, but the GOP doesn’t want to talk about it. Party chair Reince Priebus has compared those asking about Romney’s tax returns to birthers. Jonathan Capehart of the... watch

Obama takes aim at Romney’s tax plan

Obama takes aim at Romney’s tax plan

08/09/12 08:00PM

President Obama sharpened his criticism of Mitt Romney, on everything from health care to taxes. He struck particularly hard at Romney’s tax plan. The President is focusing on fairness and Romney’s record, will it pay off at the polls? Michelle Cottle... watch

Ryan a risky pick for Romney

Ryan a risky pick for Romney

08/09/12 08:00PM

Conservatives are already excited over the potential vice presidential nomination of Paul Ryan. But would Ryan’s plan to cut social programs be too harmful to Romney’s chances? Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post talks with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Pizza CEO launches cheesy attack on Obama

Pizza CEO launches cheesy attack on Obama

08/09/12 08:00PM

Papa John’s Pizza CEO John Schnatter claimed “Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza” and characterized that as a problem. Customers and comedians have been poking fun at the argument. Rev. Al Sharpton explains why “We Gotcha”. watch

Kangaroo has moves like Rocky

Kangaroo has moves like Rocky

08/09/12 08:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at the lighter side of news, including a kangaroo with boxing moves at a Virginia county fair. Enjoy the PoliticsNation “Summer Break”. watch

Voter suppression strategies go beyond...

Voter suppression strategies go beyond voter ID laws

08/09/12 08:00PM

GOP efforts to limit voting rights are going beyond voter ID laws. 9 states have tried to pass laws to limit early voting, and others are attempting to purge voters from the roles. Jim Greer, former Chair of the Republican Party of Florida talks with... watch

Obama rallies against GOP’s women’s health...

Obama rallies against GOP’s women’s health policies

08/08/12 08:00PM

At a campaign rally in Colorado, President Obama came out swinging at Republicans’ policies that are ‘more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century’. The president’s Affordable Care Act has already given millions of women access to health services. Do... watch

Romney’s welfare accusations a tax return...

Romney’s welfare accusations a tax return distraction?

08/08/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of trying to weaken the work requirements of the 1996 Welfare reform law. President Clinton, who signed the law, called Romney’s claims “not true” and “misleading”. Is this Romney’s attempt to turn scrutiny away... watch

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